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Arrival on Ord MantellEdit
During the Cold War, the smuggler who would become known as the Voidhound traveled to Ord Mantell, smuggling a shipment of weapons to a client. When the smuggler arrived, a man named Skavak met them, and gave them their payment. He suggested the smuggler leave, but before the smuggler could, Corso Riggs entered the hangar and informed Skavak and the smuggler that the separatists had blown up a military walker carrying Republic troopers to Fort Garnik, and that they had activated three anti-air towers. The smuggler, realizing they would be blown out of the sky before they left, fought through the separatists to disable the towers.
As the smuggler disabled the towers, Corso called and said that the hangar was under attack by separatists. The smuggler rushed back to the hangar, only to find Corso injured and surrounded by separatist soldiers. After killing the separatists, the smuggler assisted Corso. While the smuggler was doing this, their ship was stolen by Skavak, who had been helping the separatists. Corso complained that his blaster Torchy had been stolen by Skavak. He told the smuggler to meet with a local crime boss, Viidu, in Fort Garnik.
Working for ViiduEdit
Arriving at Garnik, the smuggler met with Viidu, who informed him that the weapons were for a crime lord named Rogun the Butcher, and the man would be furious at not getting his weapons. The smuggler, realizing Rogun would be gunning for them, agreed to help Viidu catch Skavak if they could have their ship back. He told the smuggler to meet a man named Reki in Talloran village, who was an expert on the separatists. Viidu said that Reki was behind enemy lines in a village, blockaded by Republic troops. However, he also said that he was friendly with the blockade commander and could get the smuggler in and out of the village, as long as they proved their loyalty by taking out a few separatists on the way.
The smuggler set out on foot for the village, where they fought into Reki's safehouse and delivered supplies to the refugees inside. In exchange, Reki told the smuggler a way to decrypt one of his codebooks.
On Coruscant, the smuggler, now teamed up with Corso Riggs, visited Darmas Pollaran in order to gain assistance in locating Skavak and the stolen ship, visiting several places, including the Migrant Merchant's guild, and Justicar territory, the smuggler ended up confronting Skavak down in the works, before stealing the ship back from a Coruscant spaceport, but Skavak had already sold all the guns.
Aboard the ship, passenger Risha offered the smuggler a chance to find the lost treasure of Nok Drayen, the smuggler accepted and then proceeded to make deliveries to Taris, Nar Shaddaa, Tatooine and Alderaan, picking up the Wookiee Bowdaar while on Nar Shaddaa. In exchange for these deliveries, each person paid the smuggler with a new addition to their ship- such as a one of a kind experimental engine.
After gathering all the supplies that Ace's ship needed, the crew went to a special facility on Nar Shaddaa to deliver the man in the cargo hold, still frozen in carbonite. The facility was a medical center, which had only ever taken care of one individual- none other than Crime lord Nok Drayen, who, after being betrayed by his men and being infected with an incurable virus, had himself frozen. He revealed Risha to be his daughter, his only child. He gave Ace the coordinates the smuggler needed to head to a ship with his entire fortune aboard- a ship that had for years been slowly sucked in by a black hole. After fighting through an army of ancient droids, the smuggler found the fortune-sealed in a vault, and guarded by even more, much more powerful droids. After defeating them, Ace unlocked the vault, and it was revealed the fortune was one, single object: the lost, and priceless crown of the planet Dubrillion, of which Nok Drayen was the rightful heir to its throne. Ace headed back to the ship to find none other than Skavak, who had stored himself aboard. In a swift but brutal gunfight, Skavak was killed, and Ace retrieved Torchy.
Heading back to Nar Shaddaa, Ace came into the facility as Nok Drayen was dying. He told Risha to kill Ace, take the crown, and take back the throne of Dubrillion. She refused, and with his dying words, he told Risha, his only heir to his legacy, his only daughter, how disappointed he was in her. Risha swore to take back the throne, and Ace couldn't help but ponder what it would be like to be ruler of a whole world-specifically, all the wealth that would come with it.
Ace and Darmas were attacked by Rogun's men while in Port Nowhere, and met Senator Bevera Dodonna, who told the two of Harridax Kirill, also known as "The Voidwolf," and how Rogun was his right-hand man- his lapdog- and that to stop the Voidwolf, Ace would have to take out Rogun and his criminal empire.
Ace became a privateer for the Galactic Republic, Dodonna acting as benefactor. Ace went on to take down and take over Rogun the Butcher's criminal empire, but it was revealed that Dodonna and Darmas had lied: Rogun was the good guy, working against the Voidwolf, and Dodonna had sold out the Republic in exchange for a promise by The Empire that she would get her own planet to rule, and all the work she had Ace do was unknowingly helping the Empire, not the Republic. Darmas was later revealed to be an undercover Imperial Agent. Darmas and Dodonna were taken into custody by Ace for their betrayal. Ace later killed the Voidwolf after a firefight. in an attempt to escape, The Voidwolf threw a grenade, but Ace calmly picked it up and threw it back just in time for it to detonate. In killing the Voidwolf, Ace gained control of his pirate fleet, instructing them to aid the Republic. The members of the fleet took to calling Ace "The Voidhound", in recognition of the defeat of the Voidwolf. Returning to Corellia, Ace was met by Supreme Commander Rans and Supreme Chancellor Saresh, who commended Ace's actions.
Behind the scenesEdit
This article represents the character story of the smuggler player class in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a video game from LucasArts and BioWare. As a result of being player determined, no canonical description of this individual is currently available; therefore, the article presents the subject's gender as neutral. The male smuggler is voiced by Maury Sterling and the female smuggler is voiced by Kath Soucie. The smuggler can be a member of several species: human, Mirialan, Twi'lek, Zabrak and cyborg. With game update 1.2, smugglers could access Imperial species: Rattataki, Chiss, and Sith Pureblood. However, an in-game dialogue with an Imperial commander, in which the smuggler pretends to be a Chiss Aristocra, suggests the smuggler was not, in fact, a Chiss. With Game Update 2.1, the Cathar will also be a potential species.
According to Hall Hood, the writer in charge of maintaining consistency throughout the Republic storylines, the decision to make the Smuggler a Republic class was inspired by Han Solo's loyalty to the Rebel Alliance in the original trilogy. Solo's personality and comments during the trilogy was also a large inspiration for much of the comedic content for the class.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)