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Trask ulgo
Trask Ulgo
Biographical information
Homeworld

Alderaan[1]

Died

3956 BBY,[2] Endar Spire, over Taris[3]

Physical description
Species

Human[3]

Gender

Male[3]

Hair color

Blonde[3]

Eye color

Blue[3]

Skin color

Fair[3]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Old Republic era[3]

Affiliation
"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 — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

Trask Ulgo was a male Human who was born on the planet Alderaan into the Alderaanian House Ulgo. By the height of the Jedi Civil War fought between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, he had attained the rank of ensign with the Republic Navy. In the year 3956 BBY, Ulgo was an officer stationed aboard the Hammerhead-class cruiser Endar Spire, where he was the bunkmate of the amnesiac former Sith Lord Revan. However, Ensign Ulgo believed that Revan was simply 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 that they could fight their way off the cruiser. After Ulgo and Revan battled through many Sith troopers, they eventually came across a Sith Lord 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 leave the ship in the last remaining escape pod along with another Republic officer named Carth Onasi.

BiographyEdit

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 — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

The Human male Trask Ulgo[3] was born on the planet Alderaan into House Ulgo, an Alderaanian noble family[1] that was embroiled in a rivalry with House Organa. Eventually, he joined the Navy of the Galactic Republic and had attained the rank of ensign by the height of the Jedi Civil War fought between the Republic and the Sith Empire formed by Darth Revan and Darth Malak, two former Jedi turned Sith Lords.[3] By 3956 BBY,[2] Ensign Ulgo served as an officer aboard the Hammerhead-class cruiser Endar Spire. That year, Ulgo was assigned to the same quarters as a Republic recruit who was actually the amnesiac former Dark Lord of the Sith Revan,[3] although his[2] identity was unknown to Ulgo. Ensign Ulgo and Revan worked opposite shifts while onboard the cruiser, and they did not have opportunities to interact with each other. During the time Revan and Ulgo were bunkmates, the Endar Spire was placed under the command of Bastila Shan, a Jedi whose skill in battle meditation was essential to the Republic's war effort.[3]

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Ulgo engaging Darth Bandon

While Shan was in command of the warship, the Endar Spire was ambushed by a Sith fleet under the command of Darth Malak in the space over the planet Taris[3] in the Outer Rim Territories.[4] 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, Trask Ulgo returned to his quarters within the ship's command module in order to get his bunkmate's aid in protecting Shan and escaping the ship. Before Ulgo arrived, Revan was roused into consciousness by the battle and the Endar Spire's shuddering as it was wracked by laser cannon fire from Sith interceptors. Ensign Ulgo explained the situation to Revan and stated that it was their duty to ensure that Bastila Shan survived the battle. After collecting Revan's gear, they fought their way towards the bridge through several groups of Sith forces in the ship's corridors, until they stumbled upon a short duel between a Jedi and a Dark Jedi. Although the Jedi was victorious, she was killed by an explosion shortly after defeating the Dark Jedi, leaving Ulgo and Revan to continue on to the bridge.[3]

The pair eventually arrived at the bridge and defeated the Sith troops holding the position, although they found that Shan had already evacuated and was headed to the ship's escape pods. Reasoning that the Sith would destroy the ship once Shan escaped, Ulgo decided that their only option was to flee to the planet as well. However, before the Ulgo and Revan could make it to the pods located on the ship's starboard side, Ulgo heard a noise behind a door and opened it, revealing Malak's apprentice, Darth Bandon. Upon seeing the Sith, Ulgo realized that there was little chance that they could survive a battle with the double-bladed lightsaber-wielding Sith Lord. In order to save Revan, he charged into battle with Bandon and closed the door behind him to ensure that he could buy his comrade enough time to escape the ship.[3] In the end, Ulgo was overcome and killed by Darth Bandon,[5] although Revan and another Republic officer named Carth Onasi managed to escape the ship before it was destroyed.[3]

LegacyEdit

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Ensign Trask Ulgo
"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 — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

Later that year,[2] 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,[3] at the underwater Hrakert Station on the planet Manaan.[6] 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,[3] as well as hold off invasion from another Sith Empire for almost three centuries.[7]

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.[1]

In 3643 BBY,[8] 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.[1]

Personality and traitsEdit

"For the Republic!"
―Trask Ulgo — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

During his time serving in the Republic Navy, Trask Ulgo was dedicated to the Republic cause and took his duty seriously. Due to his sense of duty, Ulgo was outraged by cowardice and disloyalty. Despite the fact that the odds were against the Republic forces on the Endar Spire, he still believed that he should locate and aid his Jedi commander rather than simply evacuate the ship. Ulgo also held the combat skills of both the Jedi and the Sith in high regard, believing that common soldiers would merely impede combat fought between Jedi and Sith. When he and Revan encountered Darth Bandon on the Endar Spire, Ulgo stayed behind to hold off the Sith and buy his companion the time necessary to escape the dying ship. Trask Ulgo had fair skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes.[3]

Skills and abilitiesEdit

"Your melee weapon is made using a cortosis weave. It's strong enough to stand up against anything, even a lightsaber."
―Trask Ulgo explaining cortosis weave to Revan[src]

By the time of the Sith attack on the Endar Spire, Trask Ulgo was trained in the use of various types of armor as well as in the use of melee weapons, blaster pistols, blaster rifles, and heavy weaponry. Ensign Ulgo also had knowledge about close quarters combat tactics and the cortosis-weave design used in the Republic's melee weapons to make them resistant to lightsaber strikes. He had some training in first aid and in overriding the security systems present in doors and storage containers.[3]

EquipmentEdit

"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[src]

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.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

"Because of the attack this room is in lockdown, but don't worry—I've got the override codes. You'll have to use me to unlock the door."
―Trask Ulgo explaining switching between characters to the player[src]
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The "Old Republic Commander" miniature

Trask Ulgo first appeared in BioWare's video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic,[3] which was released for Xbox on July 15, 2003[9] and for PC on November 18, 2003.[10] That same year, he was also featured in the game's strategy guide by Prima Games.[11] 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.[3]

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.[3] 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.[2] Later that year, he was misidentified as a corporal first class in his entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.[5] 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,[12] although Ulgo did not hold the rank of commander.[3]

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.[3] 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."[13] 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.[1]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Smuggler Mission: "Payment Due" on Alderaan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  4. The Essential Atlas
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 278 ("Ulgo, Trask")
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Boulding, Aaron (2003-07-13). Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Review. IGN.com. IGN Entertainment, Inc.. Retrieved on January 6, 2014.
  10. Boulding, Aaron (2003-11-21). Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Review. IGN.com. IGN Entertainment, Inc.. Retrieved on January 6, 2014.
  11. Knights of the Old Republic: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
  12. Star Wars Miniatures: Champions of the Force
  13. Holonet icon allegiances Bouris Ulgo on The Old Republic Holonet (link obsolete; backup at Archive.org)
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