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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
Trask Ulgo was an Alderaanian Human male who served as an ensign with the Galactic Republic's Navy during the height of the Jedi Civil War. As an officer stationed aboard the Hammerhead-class cruiser Endar Spire, he was assigned as the bunkmate of the amnesiac former Sith Lord Revan, although the two worked opposite shifts during normal duty. As their vessel fell under attack from the Sith Empire, Ulgo helped him to get ready to find Bastila Shan, the mission's commander, and to fight their way off the ship. He eventually sacrificed himself so that Revan could escape the doomed warship, taking Darth Bandon on in single combat in order to hold the Sith apprentice at bay. Seizing the opportunity Ulgo created, Revan made it to the last remaining escape pod along with another Republic officer, Carth Onasi.
- "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, 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 3,956 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.
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.
Later that year, after having been retrained in the ways of the Force and sent out in search of the Star Forge, Revan encountered Bandon once again, who confirmed that he had killed Trask. Along with his companions, Revan bested Malak's apprentice in a duel, killing him as well as a pair of accompanying Dark Jedi on Manaan.
Trask's heroism in confronting Darth Bandon was admired centuries after his death. According to the curator of the House Alde Royal Museum on Alderaan, Trask's sacrifice was an act of martyrdom, and he remained one of Alderaan's noblest sons. Descendants of the Ulgo family line revered their ancestor and eventually became very powerful, including a king of Alderaan. The Museum prominently displayed the head of Darth Bandon as a means of honoring Trask.
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, who went on to defeat the Sith he had onced ruled over and held off an invasion from the Sith Empire for almost three centuries.
Behind the scenesEdit
Trask Ulgo first appeared in the game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, voiced by veteran voice actor Cam Clarke. Ulgo's dialogue within the opening sequence of the game serves as a tutorial that shows the player how to use game controls; on the party selection screen, his portrait is on the square that later will belong to Bastila. The player can access Trask's equipment screen. All that is equipped, however, is basic clothing that takes the form of standard-issue Republic armor. If the player removes the clothing the appearance of Trask's outfit will not change, but if the player replaces it with a different set of armor it will change to the selected armor.
When the player confronts Darth Bandon later on in the game, the player may choose a dialogue option in which Revan accuses Bandon of killing Trask. Bandon subsequently admits that he did indeed kill the ensign.
On the planet Taris, Revan encounters a bounty hunter named "Selven" who hunted the Ulgo family; in-game there is no clear connection between them and Trask, although Zax does mention that all the Ulgos were killed when speaking with Revan.
The Champions of the Force set of the Star Wars Miniatures game features a miniature that bears a remarkable resemblance to Trask Ulgo. The miniature is called the "Old Republic Commander" and its rarity is "Uncommon". The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia incorrectly calls Ulgo a corporal first class instead of an ensign.
- 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
- Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 278 ("Ulgo, Trask")
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars: The Old Republic
- ↑ 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 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- ↑ In Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Darth Bandon will only say this if the player picks the dialogue option that accuses Bandon of killing Trask.