Catalyst (5)Full unit name: Catalyst
Last updated: 20.05.2024 17:13:58
Version: 8.02.002.2024.01.13
Basic info
First appearance: The Old Republic
The Old Republic
(VIDEO GAME)
Relations: Taris
Taris
Planet
Events: Taris Resettlement Initiative
Taris Resettlement Initiative
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
Known Facts (5)
  • Kira Carsen was an apprentice to Hero of Tython
  • Characters interacted with each other (dialog)
    Dialog transcript
    Ianna Cel
    Hmm. Bad news. The serum you recovered looks like it was effective three hundred years ago, but the rakghoul plague has mutated since then. This serum will only provide effective immunity for extraordinarily healthy individuals.
    Voidhound
    No one's going to take an unreliable vaccine.
    Ianna Cel
    Yes, but it gives us options. Right now I need what we call a "lucky survivor," whose system has antibodies to the modern plague.
    Meteor
    How do we make it stop modern rakghouls?
    Ianna Cel
    Manufacturing a true vaccine requires what we call a "lucky survivor," someone whose system has made antibodies to the plague. We haven't had a survivor yet, for obvious reasons. But this serum might provide the link we need. If I infected an extraordinary individual protected by the serum, I could collect the antibodies and make an effective vaccine.
    Voidhound
    Uh-oh.
    Ianna Cel
    I need someone with proven recuperative powers. Someone who gets injured almost on a daily basis. Ideally, they would have survived stabbings, shootings, poison, infections... maybe all of the above. Or, barring that, someone with conscious control over their bodily processes. Such as a Jedi.
    Hero of Tython
    I am well versed in that art. It should be safer for me than others.
    Voidhound
    I've been shot more often than the family holocamera. This can't be much worse.
    Barsen'thor
    Doctor... We don't get a chance to save a billion lives every day. I'm in.
    Hero of Tython
    To immunize every Tarisian for generations to come? To recolonize what the Sith destroyed? There is not one of us who wouldn't lay down our lives.
    Ianna Cel
    I hoped to convince maybe one of you - but to see more than that is... I'm overwhelmed. Well... and I had this whole speech ready... all right. We have a medical droid, CB-08-4, set up to observe rakghouls in the field. He'll be able to collect the antibodies and slow any potential complications. After I give you the serum, go out there and test it. Let the rakghouls attack you and... see what happens.
    Meteor
    Get it over with. Inject us and let's get going.
    Meteor
    Are there any other medical facts I should know?
    Ianna Cel
    Uh... sure. You're doing the right thing. Now here's your serum injection.
    Meteor
    You don't have this plague in a needle or something?
    Ianna Cel
    If it needs to work in the field, it needs to work in the field. Now, here's your serum injection. I hope the Force is with you, because the science is stretched to the limit.
  • Meteor, Aric Jorgan, Voidhound, Corso Riggs, Barsen'thor, Qyzen Fess, Hero of Tython, Kira Carsen, T7-O1, Ianna Cel
  • Republic Operatives fought Rakghoul
  • Republic Operatives received medical treatment from CB-08-4
  • Characters interacted with each other (dialog)
    Dialog transcript
    CB-08-4
    Ah, I see your infection is progressing. Hold still, I will take samples for analysis. While I transmit the data to Doctor Cel, there are some questions I should ask. Do you have any of the following symptoms: dizziness, fever, shortness of breath or an inexhaustible hunger for sentient flesh?
    Voidhound
    Can you do anything about these cuts? I'm losing blood, here.
    CB-08-4
    I'm sorry, my core function is in analysis, not trauma care. Ah, here's Doctor Cel.
    Ianna Cel
    Good news. Your antibody count is off the charts. I'll start work on a vaccine immediately. You are remarkably brave. Our progress has just jumped forward by years. While you recuperate, I'm going to transmit the usual secrecy agreements. Just use your thumbprint to sign on the sensor.
    Meteor
    What do you mean "usual" secrecy agreements?
    Ianna Cel
    This is standard procedure when the Republic develops biotech with significant earnings potential. We develop the vaccine for Republic soldiers first, and when it's proven, sell it to colonists. Until then, it's under wraps. We don't want the Exchange or the Sith funding some horrible operation with an underground version. The amount of money we're talking about is staggering. I could make a career out of a vaccine like this.
    Hero of Tython
    Lives will be lost while this profit is being made.
    Ianna Cel
    Tell me something I don't know. Every week we hear another rakghoul horror story. But every colonist on the planet is going to want this vaccine. How do I tell my superiors we gave up that kind of money?
    Barsen'thor
    If you get a sample to the Jedi, I bet they'd find someone to make it fast.
    Ianna Cel
    I'll keep that in mind. We'll get this cure out one way or another.
    Voidhound
    An entire planet succumbed to this plague. Are you a doctor or a patent office?
    Ianna Cel
    I'm a doctor. And this cure will get made, even if I have to build the manufacturing plant or hand-synthesize every macrophage....
    CB-08-4
    Well, I think she's angry. But from past experience, may I say that usually motivates her. If it means anything coming from a droid, congratulations on your research and also, your remarkable survival.
  • Meteor, Aric Jorgan, Voidhound, Corso Riggs, Barsen'thor, Qyzen Fess, Hero of Tython, Kira Carsen, T7-O1, Ianna Cel, CB-08-4
Summary
This event took place during the Taris Resettlement Initiative
Taris Resettlement Initiative
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
on the planet Taris
Taris
Planet
.
Doctor
Doctor
Miscellaneous
Ranks
Ianna Cel
Ianna Cel
(Human)
Character
Minor Characters (TOR)
analyzed the rakghoul
Rakghoul
Creature
Non-sentient
serum that the operatives
Republic Operatives
Organization
Temporary Unions
brought her
Pirate Medicine
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
and discovered that, while it still functioned, it was only partially effective due to mutations in the rakghoul virus that had occurred over the past three hundred years. She explained that to produce a real vaccine, it would require someone with proven recuperative abilities - who had survived stabbings, shootings, poison and infections - whose system would be able to produce antibodies to the plague. The operatives agreed to help, and the doctor injected them with some of the serum for protection, asking to become infected by any rakghoul and then go to a medical droid CB-08-4
CB-08-4
(REPM-A01 Protocol Droid)
Character
Droids
to collect the antibodies.
After the operatives ventured into the wilderness and survived contracting the infection, they moved out to seek treatment from CB-08-4, who was stationed at the Draay Outpost near Lake Brell in the Brell Sediment region.
CB-08-4 collected the antibodies and sent them to Dr. Cel, contacting her immediately. She confirmed that this was enough to begin production of the vaccine, and planned to sell it to the army on orders from her superiors, but the operatives convinced her that the vaccine should be available to everyone as soon as it was ready.
See also
UH
Related organizations
Republic ArmyPart of / Served onGalactic Republic
Republic Special Forces DivisionStructureCharactersLieutenant MeteorSergeant Aric JorganSentient speciesCatharSergeant Aric JorganRanksLieutenantMeteorSergeantAric JorganWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsRepublic Sniper RifleAric JorganArmorHavoc Squad ArmorAric Jorgan
Havoc SquadStructureCharactersLieutenant MeteorSergeant Aric JorganSentient speciesCatharSergeant Aric JorganRanksLieutenantMeteorSergeantAric JorganWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsRepublic Sniper RifleAric JorganArmorHavoc Squad ArmorAric Jorgan
Jedi ConsularStructureCharactersBarsen'thor
Galactic RepublicStructureOrganizationsRepublic ArmyRepublic OperativesTaris Resettlement Authority
Jedi OrderStructureCharactersBarsen'thorJedi Knight Hero of TythonJedi Padawan Kira CarsenRanksJedi KnightHero of TythonJedi PadawanKira CarsenWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsL1 Jedi Dual LightsaberKira Carsen
Taris Resettlement AuthorityStructureCharactersDoctor Ianna Cel (Scientist)CB-08-4 (Medic)DroidsREPM-A01 Protocol DroidCB-08-4 (Medic)RanksDoctorIanna CelRolesScientistDoctor Ianna CelMedicCB-08-4Part of / Served onGalactic RepublicWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsMedScanIanna Cel
SmugglerStructureCharactersVoidhound
Republic OperativesStructureCharactersMeteorAric JorganVoidhoundCorso RiggsBarsen'thorQyzen FessHero of TythonKira CarsenT7-O1DroidsT7-series Astromech DroidT7-O1Sentient speciesCatharAric JorganTrandoshanQyzen FessPart of / Served onGalactic RepublicWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsRepublic Sniper RifleAric JorganL4 ElectrobladeQyzen FessL1 Jedi Dual LightsaberKira Carsen
Related units, characters and other technologies
Barsen'thorMembershipJedi ConsularJedi OrderRepublic OperativesWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsBarsen'thor's Lightsaber
Hero of TythonMembershipJedi OrderJedi Knight Hero of TythonRepublic OperativesWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsHero of Tython's Lightsaber
MeteorMembershipRepublic Special Forces DivisionLieutenant MeteorHavoc SquadLieutenant MeteorRepublic Operatives
VoidhoundMembershipSmugglerRepublic Operatives
Kira CarsenMembershipJedi OrderJedi Padawan Kira CarsenRepublic OperativesWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsL1 Jedi Dual Lightsaber
Qyzen FessMembershipRepublic OperativesWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsL4 Electroblade
Aric JorganMembershipHavoc SquadSergeant Aric JorganRepublic Special Forces DivisionSergeant Aric JorganRepublic OperativesWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsRepublic Sniper RifleArmorHavoc Squad Armor
Corso RiggsMembershipRepublic Operatives
Ianna CelMembershipTaris Resettlement AuthorityDoctor Ianna Cel (Scientist)Weapons and EquipmentWeaponsMedScan
CB-08-4MembershipTaris Resettlement AuthorityMedic
T7-O1MembershipRepublic Operatives
Rakghoul
REPM-A01 Protocol DroidUsed by / onTaris Resettlement AuthorityCB-08-4 (Medic)
T7-series Astromech DroidUsed by / onRepublic OperativesT7-O1
CatharWere among members ofHavoc SquadSergeant Aric JorganRepublic Special Forces DivisionSergeant Aric JorganRepublic OperativesAric Jorgan
TrandoshanWere among members ofRepublic OperativesQyzen Fess
Miscellaneous
SergeantMembershipRepublic Special Forces DivisionAric JorganHavoc SquadAric Jorgan
LieutenantMembershipRepublic Special Forces DivisionMeteorHavoc SquadMeteor
Jedi PadawanMembershipJedi OrderKira Carsen
Jedi KnightMembershipJedi OrderHero of Tython
DoctorMembershipTaris Resettlement AuthorityIanna Cel
MedicMembershipTaris Resettlement AuthorityCB-08-4
ScientistMembershipTaris Resettlement AuthorityDoctor Ianna Cel
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Full unit name: Catalyst Last updated: 20.05.2024 17:13:58