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- "Now hurry up, we have to find Bastila! We have to make sure she makes it off the ship alive!"
- ―Trask Ulgo speaking to Revan
Trask Ulgo was an Human male born on the planet Alderaan into the Alderaanian House Ulgo who had attained the rank of ensign with the Galactic Republic's Navy by the height of the Jedi Civil War fought between the Republic and the Sith Empire. In 3956 BBY, Ulgo was an officer stationed aboard the Hammerhead-class cruiser Endar Spire, where he was assigned as the bunkmate of the amnesiac former Sith Lord Revan. However, Ensign Ulgo believed his bunkmate to simply be a new recruit, and since the two worked opposite shifts during normal duty, they did not interact with each other.
However, during that year, their vessel fell under attack from the Sith Empire over the planet Taris, due to the presence of the ship's Jedi commander, Bastila Shan. Shortly after the attack began, Ulgo enlisted Revan's aid in finding Shan to help her escape and so they could fight their way off the ship. After Ulgo and Revan fought through many Sith troopers, they eventually came across a Sith apprentice named Darth Bandon. Knowing that the Sith could kill them, Ulgo sacrificed himself by holding off Darth Bandon so that Revan could escape the doomed warship. Ulgo's sacrifice allowed Revan to escape the ship in the last remaining escape pod along with another Republic officer named Carth Onasi.
Serving the RepublicEdit
- "I'm your bunkmate here on the Endar Spire. We work opposite shifts, I guess that's why you haven't seen me before."
- ―Trask Ulgo introducing himself to Revan
The Human male Trask Ulgo was born on the planet Alderaan. As an ensign in the Republic Navy, Ulgo served aboard the Hammerhead-class cruiser Endar Spire as of 3956 BBY, when the ship was ambushed by a Sith fleet under the command of Sith Lord Darth Malak in the space over the Outer Rim Territories world of Taris. While the rest of the cruiser's crew and complement of Republic troops attempted to fend off the boarding parties of Sith troopers and Dark Jedi, he returned to his quarters within the ship's command module in order to aid his comrade and get him into the fight. Though Ulgo believed him be a new recruit, his bunkmate was actually the amnesiac former Dark Lord of the Sith, Revan. As Revan awoke, having been roused into consciousness by the battle going on outside and the Endar Spire's shuddering as the ship was wracked by laser cannon fire from marauding Sith interceptors, Ulgo burst in. Briefing Revan on the situation, Ulgo stated that it was their duty to ensure the survival of Bastila Shan, the Jedi Knight who had been placed in command of the mission, as her skill in battle meditation was essential to the Republic's war effort. Together they fought their way to the warship's bridge through several knots of invading Sith forces, stumbling upon a short duel between a Jedi Knight and a Dark Jedi on their way through the ship's corridors. In the end, Ulgo was killed by Darth Bandon.
After making their way to the bridge and, after defeating more Sith troops, not finding Bastila, Carth Onasi, who was also serving aboard the Endar Spire, informed the pair via comlink that Bastila had already escaped from the stricken vessel. Trask reasoned that their only option was to follow her example and flee to the planet below via the ship's emergency escape pods. However, before the duo could make it to the pods, which were located on the ship's starboard side, they were confronted by Malak's apprentice, Darth Bandon. Trask realized that there was little chance that they could both survive an encounter with the double-bladed lightsaber-wielding Sith Lord; in order to save Revan, he charged into a confrontation with Bandon, sealing the door behind him in order to make sure that his death would buy his comrade enough time to make it to the life pods and escape.
- "Centuries ago, Trask Ulgo bravely sacrificed himself in combat with Darth Bandon. Trask's martyrdom saved the Galactic Republic."
- ―Peema Ahuff, curator of the Royal Museum of Alderaan
Later that year, after having been retrained in the ways of the Force and sent out by the Jedi Council in search of the Star Forge, Revan encountered Darth Bandon once again, at the underwater Hrakert Station on the planet Manaan. Along with his companions, Revan bested Malak's apprentice and his two Dark Jedi followers in a duel, which resulted in death of Ulgo's killer. Ultimately, Trask Ulgo's sacrifice on the Endar Spire allowed Revan to defeat Darth Malak and the Sith Empire that Revan once controlled, as well as hold off invasion from another Sith Empire for almost three centuries.
Ulgo's sacrifice in confronting Darth Bandon was admired centuries after his death and his family became quite powerful on his homeworld. Bouris Ulgo, the self-proclaimed king of Alderaan and head of House Ulgo during the Alderaan Civil War, revered Trask Ulgo greatly. Peema Ahuff, the curator of the Royal Museum of Alderaan believed that Ensign Ulgo's sacrifice was an act of martyrdom and that he remained one of Alderaan's noblest sons. Ahuff also linked Trask Ulgo's sacrifice to Revan's defeat of Darth Malak.
In 3643 BBY, Peema Ahuff acquired the preserved head of Darth Bandon from a smuggler with the intentions of presenting the head to Bouris Ulgo as a peace offering in order to improve relations between Ahuff's House Alde and the king.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "For the Republic!"
- ―Trask Ulgo
Trask Ulgo was a dedicated soldier and courageous officer who took his duty very seriously. In addition to his loyalty to the Galactic Republic, he also held both the Jedi and the Sith in high regard, knowing full well what members of both Orders were capable of accomplishing in combat. Despite knowing this, however, he demonstrated his loyalty and courage by single-handedly taking on Darth Bandon, in order to ensure the survival of his comrade, Revan. Trask had fair skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes.
Skills and abilitiesEdit
- "Good thing we have medpacs to heal our wounds. It might be a good idea to use one now before our next battle."
- ―Trask Ulgo advising Revan to use a medpac
During his time on the Endar Spire, Trask Ulgo wore a standard suit of Republic armor and carried a blaster pistol. When the Sith forces attacked the ship, Ensign Ulgo also had access to a medpac and a vibroblade.
Behind the scenesEdit
Trask Ulgo first appeared in BioWare's video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, which was released for Xbox on July 15, 2003 and for PC on November 18, 2003. That same year, he was also featured in the game's strategy guide by Prima Games. While every other party member with understandable speech has a credited voice actor, Ulgo's voice actor was not identified in the game's credits. Ulgo served as the player's first party member with much of his dialogue serving as a tutorial to show the player how to use game controls. After the Endar Spire, he was removed from the party selection screen, with his potrait later being filled by Bastila Shan. If the player removed Ulgo's standard clothing in the equipment screen, his appearance would not change, although it would change normally if his clothing was replaced with a different set of armor.
When the player confronted Darth Bandon later on in the game, the player could choose accuse Darth Bandon of killing Trask, although Bandon did not confirm that he killed him. Ulgo's death was not explicitly confirmed until 2008, when Ulgo's death was mentioned in Darth Bandon's entry in the Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide, a book written by Rodney Thompson, Sterling Hershey, John Jackson Miller, and Abel G. Peña for Wizards of the Coast's Star Wars Roleplaying Game. Later that year, he was misidentified as a corporal first class in his entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia. The 2006 Champions of the Force set of the Star Wars Miniatures game featured a piece of "uncommon" rarity known as the "Old Republic Commander", which had the same appearance as Trask Ulgo, although Ulgo did not hold the rank of commander.
In Knights of the Old Republic, the player could encounter Selven, a bounty hunter on the planet Taris, who killed all the members of the Ulgo family on Taris, and was rumored to have been hired by the Organa family. However, the game did not explicitly connect the Ulgo family to Trask Ulgo. In 2010, on The Holonet that provided information relating to the Knights of the Old Republic MMORPG sequel Star Wars: The Old Republic, an article for Bouris Ulgo hinted at the relation between House Ulgo, who were the rivals of House Organa, in Aurebesh text that translated as "for Trask." When Star Wars: The Old Republic was released in 2011, the relationship between House Ulgo and Trask Ulgo was confirmed in "Payment Due," a bonus quest for members of the smuggler class.
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Mentioned only)
- Knights of the Old Republic: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- Star Wars Miniatures: Champions of the Force
- Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Star Wars: The Old Republic—Smuggler Mission: "Payment Due" on Alderaan
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 278 ("Ulgo, Trask")
- ↑ In Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the player can fight Darth Bandon on Kashyyyk, Korriban, Manaan, or Tatooine. Due to the ordering of the storyline presented in Knights of the Old Republic: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, this article assumes that Revan defeats Bandon on Manaan.
- ↑ Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan established that Revan was captured by the Sith Emperor in 3951 BBY, at which point Revan began influencing him to prevent the Emperor from attacking the Galactic Republic. Additionally, Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia stated that the Sith Empire invaded the Galactic Republic in 3681 BBY. Combining these two dates results in a time period of two hundred and seventy years.
- ↑ Using comments and information from Star Wars: The Old Republic 2: The Lost Suns, Part 2, The Last Battle of Colonel Jace Malcom, and Star Wars: 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.
- ↑ Boulding, Aaron (2003-07-13). Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Review. IGN.com. IGN Entertainment, Inc.. Retrieved on January 6, 2014.
- ↑ Boulding, Aaron (2003-11-21). Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Review. IGN.com. IGN Entertainment, Inc.. Retrieved on January 6, 2014.
- ↑ Knights of the Old Republic: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- ↑ Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
- ↑ Star Wars Miniatures: Champions of the Force