For Better or Worse (9)Full unit name: For Better or Worse
Last updated: 19.05.2024 16:11:39
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Basic info
First appearance: The Old Republic
The Old Republic
(VIDEO GAME)
Happened during: Crisis in Galactic City
Crisis in Galactic City
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
Relations: Coruscant
Coruscant
Planet
Known Facts (4)
  • Characters interacted with each other (dialog)
    Dialog transcript
    Nik Deleru
    I'm desperate, Mal!
    Mal
    I wish I could help, Nik, I really do, but I can't spare the manpower.
    Nik Deleru
    Is this what the Republic has been reduced to? Indifference to the suffering of aliens?
    Meteor
    The Republic serves its citizens, sir, and serves them well.
    Nik Deleru
    They serve some better than others - especially if you only have two ears and two eyes.
    Hero of Tython
    Indifference is not the policy of the Jedi.
    Nik Deleru
    Then why defend an organization that ignores its alien citizens? Look around. Do we look happy here? We are peaceful merchants. It is apparently also our misfortune to be aliens.
    For us, there is no justice. We are ruled over by gangsters who call themselves the Migrant Merchants' Guild! While Republic security-
    Mal
    Nik, none of you should be living here. We can't guarantee your safety. You know that.
    Nik Deleru
    Our homes were buried under rubble during the war! Not our fault the businessmen here are all crooks.
    Barsen'thor
    Maybe we can assist.
    Nik Deleru
    I don't know. Things are not well at all, and I do so need someone. The Republic considers us squatters and wants us out! The Migrant Merchants' Guild claims to protect us, but all they do is exploit us!
    Now the guild has kidnapped my mate Ria and put her to work as an entertainer. Ria! Forced to dance for the pleasure of scoundrels!
    Voidhound
    Why did the guild kidnap your mate?
    Nik Deleru
    Because I failed to make my "protection" payments. And as you can see, Republic security couldn't care less.
    The guild does whatever it wishes. They are worse than Hutts! Given Republic security's apathy, what is an honest merchant to do?
    Mal
    Oh for goodness sake, Nik! Give it a rest!
    Nik Deleru
    There's no telling what humiliations and depravities Ria's been forced to endure. My beloved is worth a great deal to me. Bring her back and I'll reward you handsomely!
    Voidhound
    All right.
    Nik Deleru
    Thank the ancestors! I cannot express what this means to me! Ria is being held with the other dancers in the guild headquarters. She's a beautiful Nautolan with lovely green head-tresses - I'm sure you'll know her.
  • Meteor, Aric Jorgan, Voidhound, Corso Riggs, Barsen'thor, Qyzen Fess, Hero of Tython, T7-O1, Nik Deleru, Mal
  • Republic Operatives killed a number of Guild Underbosses, Muscles, Scouts and Triggermen
  • Characters interacted with each other (dialog)
    Dialog transcript
    Guild Twi'lek Dancer
    If you're looking for dancers for a private party, they're booking up fast.
    Voidhound
    We're here to see a friend of ours. Ria Deleru?
    Guild Twi'lek Dancer
    Oh, she just got in. Doesn't even have her costume on yet. Ria! Someone to see you!
    Ria Deleru
    Thank you for considering Hanera's Dance Troupe for your entertainment needs. How may I please you this day?
    Meteor
    Your mate sent us. Nik's worried about you. He asked us to get you out of here.
    Ria Deleru
    Blast it. I should've known.
    I'm afraid you've wasted your time. I'm not here "against my will."
    Barsen'thor
    It's okay, you can talk to me.
    Hero of Tython
    Nik said you were brought here by the guild.
    Ria Deleru
    Well, yes- I mean, I was initially. But it ended up being the best thing that could've happened.
    I'm sorry, I should've told Nik the truth. I was just hoping to spare his feelings. Life with him was miserable. Not only were we barely scraping by, but I was fed up.
    His jealousy was driving me crazy! He didn't want me talking to anyone or going out. Life here is... better.
    Barsen'thor
    You should tell Nik. Your mate probably needs to hear this.
    Ria Deleru
    I know. I should've realized he would never just let me go.
    Voidhound
    You prefer it here? You're really saying you'd rather be a dancer?
    Ria Deleru
    Oh my stars, yes! Hanera says she's never seen someone with as much potential as me. I can really make something of myself.
    Nik and I left the homeworld together. His devotion was flattering... but I grew to realize the difference between love and obsession.
    Could you please tell Nik I was shipped off Coruscant? If he thinks I'm gone, he might move on.
    Hero of Tython
    If that's what you want. Stay here. Your secret's safe with us.
    Ria Deleru
    Thank you! I appreciate your help. Nik's not evil, but I just... couldn't stay.
  • Meteor, Aric Jorgan, Voidhound, Corso Riggs, Barsen'thor, Qyzen Fess, Hero of Tython, T7-O1, Ria Deleru
  • Characters interacted with each other (dialog)
    Dialog transcript
    Nik Deleru
    You're back! Did you find Ria? What happened?
    Meteor
    She's gone. Your mate's no longer on Coruscant.
    Nik Deleru
    What? No, this can't be! Where did she go?
    Voidhound
    She left you. She wanted to end the relationship, so she went away. That's all I can tell you.
    Nik Deleru
    Oh my poor Ria! She was my most valued possession. Why do the ancestors punish me so?
    I suppose we should settle up, despite the fact that you failed to bring my beloved back. This is yours.
    Hero of Tython
    You're a terrible person.
  • Meteor, Aric Jorgan, Voidhound, Corso Riggs, Barsen'thor, Qyzen Fess, Hero of Tython, T7-O1, Nik Deleru
Summary
This event took place shortly before the end of the Cold War
The Cold War
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
during the crisis
Crisis in Galactic City
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
in the Old Republic Market district.
While passing through the Lounges of the Market district, a group of Republic operatives
Republic Operatives
Organization
Temporary Unions
witnessed a conversation between local resident, a Nautolan
Nautolan
Sentient Species
named Nik Deleru
Nik Deleru
(Nautolan)
Character
Minor Characters (TOR)
, and Officer Mal
Mal
(Human)
Character
Minor Characters (TOR)
of the Coruscant Security Force
Coruscant Security Force
Organization
Planetary and Sector
. Deleru asked Mal to help rescue his mate Ria
Ria Deleru
(Nautolan)
Character
Minor Characters (TOR)
, who had been taken by the Migrant Merchants' Guild
Migrant Merchants' Guild
Organization
Planetary and Sector
and forced to work as a dancer. Mal wanted to help, but was unable to do so, since most of the area was under the control of the Guild, and he did not have the manpower to fight them.
Feeling their obligation to the residents, the operatives agreed to help. They made their way through the various sectors of the market district and reached Guild's headquarters, where dancers' quarters was located. After defeating several guild members who tried to block their way, the operatives entered the building.
They asked Ria, and one of the Twi'lek
Twi'lek
Sentient Species
dancers called her, but when she entered the room and the operatives told her why they came, the dancer was unwilling to return to her mate. She instead asked that the operatives tell Nik that she had already been moved off-planet, in the hope that he would move on and leave her to her new life. Respecting her choice, the operatives agreed to help her and left the dancers' quarters.
After the operatives returned to Nik with false information, he was unhappy, but he felt less like he had lost a loved one and more like he had lost a valuable property. Feeling that they had made the right choice, the operatives continued on their way.
See also
UH
Related organizations
Republic Special Forces DivisionStructureCharactersMeteorAric JorganSentient speciesCatharAric JorganWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsRepublic Sniper RifleAric JorganArmorHavoc Squad ArmorAric Jorgan
Havoc SquadStructureCharactersMeteorAric JorganSentient speciesCatharAric JorganWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsRepublic Sniper RifleAric JorganArmorHavoc Squad ArmorAric Jorgan
Jedi ConsularStructureCharactersBarsen'thor
Jedi OrderStructureCharactersBarsen'thorJedi Knight Hero of TythonRanksJedi KnightHero of Tython
Coruscant Security ForceStructureCharactersMalWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsH2 Heavy BlasterMalArmorCSF UniformMal
Migrant Merchants' GuildStructureSentient speciesZabrakChagrianAdvozseArconaTwi'lekWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsL10 BlasterZabrak Underbosses, Chagrian Triggermen and Advovze Scouts - L10.A1.3 BlastersL3 ElectrobladeAdvovze Guild MusclesGas GrenadeAdvovze Scouts - Gas grenades
SmugglerStructureCharactersVoidhound
Republic OperativesStructureCharactersMeteorAric JorganVoidhoundCorso RiggsBarsen'thorQyzen FessHero of TythonT7-O1DroidsT7-series Astromech DroidT7-O1Sentient speciesCatharAric JorganTrandoshanQyzen FessWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsRepublic Sniper RifleAric JorganL4 ElectrobladeQyzen Fess
Related units, characters and other technologies
Barsen'thorMembershipJedi OrderJedi ConsularRepublic OperativesWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsBarsen'thor's Lightsaber
Hero of TythonMembershipJedi OrderJedi Knight Hero of TythonRepublic OperativesWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsHero of Tython's Lightsaber
MeteorMembershipHavoc SquadRepublic Special Forces DivisionRepublic Operatives
VoidhoundMembershipSmugglerRepublic Operatives
Qyzen FessMembershipRepublic OperativesWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsL4 Electroblade
Aric JorganMembershipHavoc SquadRepublic Special Forces DivisionRepublic OperativesWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsRepublic Sniper RifleArmorHavoc Squad Armor
Corso RiggsMembershipRepublic Operatives
Nik Deleru
Ria Deleru
MalMembershipCoruscant Security ForceWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsH2 Heavy BlasterArmorCSF Uniform
T7-O1MembershipRepublic Operatives
T7-series Astromech DroidUsed by / onRepublic OperativesT7-O1
AdvozseWere among members ofMigrant Merchants' Guild
ArconaWere among members ofMigrant Merchants' Guild
CatharWere among members ofHavoc SquadAric JorganRepublic Special Forces DivisionAric JorganRepublic OperativesAric Jorgan
ChagrianWere among members ofMigrant Merchants' Guild
TrandoshanWere among members ofRepublic OperativesQyzen Fess
Twi'lekWere among members ofMigrant Merchants' Guild
ZabrakWere among members ofMigrant Merchants' Guild
Miscellaneous
Jedi KnightMembershipJedi OrderHero of Tython
Complete list

Full unit name: For Better or Worse Last updated: 19.05.2024 16:11:39