Risha Drayen was a Human female who was a petty criminal, starship mechanic, woman of mystery, royal queen, and daughter of the notorious Crime lord Nok Drayen during the time of the Cold War. Considering her upbringing as a violent gangster’s child, it’s a wonder Risha turned out remotely normal. Wise and experienced beyond her years, she had led an adventurous life containing some extremely dark chapters.
Growing up, Risha had a very odd childhood. Her father, Nok Drayen, taught her how to survive in the galaxy. By the age of eleven, she managed to successfully make her first hyperspace jump to Dantooine.
During the Cold War, Risha partnered with the criminal Skavak to search for her family crown. However, the ship she was on belonged to a smuggler who was determined to get it back. When the smuggler reclaimed the ship, with Risha on it, she offered the smuggler the same deal she gave Skavak, promising her that her new partner will be "filthy rich" and chose to cut ties with him.
In searching for the Drayen crown, they would first have to upgrade the smuggler's ship. Thus, they made deliveries to Taris, Nar Shaddaa, Tatooine and Alderaan to acquire the necessary ship upgrades.
Unfortunately, a thorn in her family's past reemerged as an assassin hired by the current king of Dubrillion captured one of her friends to draw her out and set the meeting location on Tatooine. Risha enlisted the smuggler's aid in rescuing her friend, though she did not disclose her past.
Once all the upgrades were acquired, Risha brought the smuggler to Nar Shaddaa to introduce her to father, who was frozen in carbonite to stave off a disease a traitorous lieutenant infected him with. Nok gave the smuggler the location of the crown's resting place. Once the smuggler successfully returned with the crown, Nok instructed Risha to take the crown and retake the throne of Dubrillion. However, if she was to succeed, she would have to perform many questionable actions and ordered her to kill the smuggler, stating that one spacer would not be missed. Risha refused to kill her friend. With his dying breath, Nok expressed how disappointed he was in her.
Personality and traitsEdit
Despite her biting sarcasm and general selfishness, one can never shake the feeling that Risha would be a better person if only she knew how. Years spent among the galaxy’s dregs have fostered layers of personal self-defense mechanisms and a cynical shell around her. Only the most persistent friend has any hope of meeting the "real" Risha hiding beneath the surface.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Risha is voiced by Tara Strong.
Risha can be romanced by the male Smuggler character and can eventually marry.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)
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