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"Master Zallow = wise to let Shafu live // Shafu = useful resource // Shafu = turned undercover agent for Jedi"
―T7-O1[src]

Shafu was a Rodian male who made a career as a slaver in the years before the Great Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. However, the Jedi Master Ven Zallow tracked down Shafu and convinced him to change his ways, leading the Rodian to become Zallow's undercover agent in the criminal underworld. Near the end of the Great Galactic War, Shafu's investigations into a network of Imperial spies led to his death when his sabotaged starship exploded over the moon Nar Shaddaa.

BiographyEdit

"Jedi = correct // Master Zallow = sent Shafu on secret mission // Shafu = gave his life for Republic"
―T7-O1[src]

A Rodian male, Shafu worked as a slaver in the years before the Great Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, transporting slaves in his starship.[3] The astromech droid T7-O1 served as Shafu's navigator but never entered the cargo hold where the slaves were kept, and so was unaware of Shafu's actual trade.[4] Sometime before 3681 BBY,[5] the Jedi Master Ven Zallow tracked down Shafu. However, instead of arresting the Rodian, Zallow convinced Shafu to give up his career as a slaver and return to Hutt Space, where Shafu freed hundreds of slaves.[3] Giving T7-O1 to the Jedi Master,[4] Shafu went on to work as an undercover operative for Zallow, infiltrating the criminal underworld during the Great Galactic War.[3]

During the war, Zallow sent Shafu to investigate rumors of an Imperial spy in the upper echelons of the Republic.[2] Shafu intercepted a message from the Alderaanian noble Eckhorn Baliss that contained a list of Imperial sympathizers in the Galactic Senate and revealed Baliss to be an Imperial spy. However, Baliss was killed[6] in 3663 BBY,[1] and Shafu continued his investigations over the next decade, determining that Baliss had attempted to blackmail an Imperial plant in the Senate and was killed for it. Shafu compiled a report on his investigations and submitted it shortly before Zallow's death in 3653 BBY, but Zallow died before seeing the message, and it was deleted from official communications. Shafu was killed himself not long afterward by the bounty hunter Terrin Sandafar, who sabotaged Shafu's ship so that it exploded over the moon Nar Shaddaa.[2]

Years later, T7-O1 learned of Shafu's death—which had been ruled accidental—and rebuilt Shafu's report from the deleted files.[2] Using Shafu's report, T7-O1 identified the spy and Sandafar's employer as the husband of Senator Verre Sydia, and the man was arrested.[7]

Personality and traitsEdit

"Master Zallow = convinced Shafu to reform // Shafu = gave T7 to Master Zallow"
―T7-O1[src]

The Rodian Shafu was a slaver before the Great Galactic War, but Ven Zallow was able to convince him to abandon his career and free his captives. Shafu became loyal to Zallow, risking his life as Zallow's undercover operative in the criminal underworld. T7-O1 believed that Shafu underestimated the droid and his capabilities.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

Shafu was mentioned in a conversation with the Jedi Knight class companion character T7-O1 in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game released by BioWare on December 20, 2011.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Using comments and information from The Old Republic—The Lost Suns 2, The Last Battle of Colonel Jace Malcom, and The Old Republic: Annihilation, it is possible to place the events of the Prologue and Act I for the Jedi Knight, Smuggler, and Trooper classes in Star Wars: The Old Republic in 3643 BBY, the general events of Act II in 3642 BBY, and the events of Act III for all classes in 3641 BBY. Adding ten years to the date 3643 BBY means that Shafu died in 3653 BBY.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Conversation with T7-O1: "Shafu's Report"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Conversation with T7-O1: "Slaver's Redemption"
  4. 4.0 4.1 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Conversation with T7-O1: "The Confession"
  5. Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia
  6. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Conversation with T7-O1: "Eckhorn's List"
  7. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Conversation with T7-O1: "The Senator's Secret"

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