Secret Signals (18)Full unit name: Secret Signals
Last updated: 11.06.2024 23:33:53
Version: 8.02.002.2024.01.13
Navigation (2)
Basic info
First appearance: The Old Republic
The Old Republic
(VIDEO GAME)
Relations: Coruscant
Coruscant
Planet
Events: The Threat of the Dark Plague
The Threat of the Dark Plague
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
Known Facts (7)
  • Characters interacted with each other (dialog)
    Dialog transcript
    Attros Finn
    I'm sorry you had to see that. I'm Attros Finn, the researcher here; we must get to work finding a cure.
    Barsen'thor
    Who is "Parkanas"? She keeps talking about someone called "Parkanas." Who is that?
    Attros Finn
    You don't know either? Nevermind. A cure is what Yuon really needs.
    Barsen'thor
    Is Yuon going to be okay?
    Attros Finn
    I wish I could tell you, but Yuon's illness is... it's unlike anything I've ever seen. The problem is that the greatest collection of learning in the galaxy - the Jedi Temple here on Coruscant - has lain in ruins since the war. I believe the answer to curing Yuon is in the archives of the temple ruins. But accessing them won't be easy.
    Barsen'thor
    If it will help Yuon, I'll get us the information.
    Attros Finn
    The wisdom and personalities of the order's greatest Masters were imprinted on these guides, which they called Noetikons.
    Barsen'thor
    Let's find them, then.
    Attros Finn
    Unfortunately, we... don't have the Noetikons, not anymore.
    Barsen'thor
    These Noetikons formed a sort of virtual Jedi Council?
    Attros Finn
    That's exactly it - and I need your help to recover them. The temple ruins were looted; the Noetikons were taken. I have a lead on one of them--but, it's not in friendly hands.
    Barsen'thor
    To help Yuon, we face anyone.
    Attros Finn
    Republic security spotted some Gand scavengers carrying a Noetikon, in the Migrant Merchants' Guild. The Republic brought one of the Gand in for questioning, but he won't talk.
    Barsen'thor
    Being taken in by security must be quite intimidating. Maybe he'll speak to a Jedi.
    Attros Finn
    The Republic officer you want is Alec Efran. He's at the security outpost with the Gand right now. And I'm working on a lead for the second Noetikon. I should have something by the time you get back. Good luck!
  • Barsen'thor, Qyzen Fess, Attros Finn
  • Gand Scavenger was held captive by Coruscant Security Force
  • Characters interacted with each other (dialog)
    Dialog transcript
    Alec Efran
    Jedi! Welcome- welcome to the, uh, old Galactic Market, uh, sir.
    Qyzen Fess
    Hmph. Soft thing can barely speak.
    Alec Efran
    I'm sorry, I just- I never met a real Jedi up close.
    Barsen'thor
    I'm a person, just like you. With respect, I'm here about your prisoner.
    Alec Efran
    This is the, uh, Gand we brought in. He was talking about that Jedi "holocron" you're all looking for. But he's not exactly, uh, talkative.
    Qyzen Fess
    Sadness to have been captured. Should have fought harder.
    Gand Scavenger
    This Gand won't speak to you or to anyone.
    Barsen'thor
    You refer to yourself as "Gand." How interesting.
    Gand Scavenger
    The Gand do not speak their names except when they have earned it. This Gand has not earned it.
    Barsen'thor
    This is your chance to distinguish yourself - help me save a dying woman by telling me where the special holocron is.
    Gand Scavenger
    This Gand would like to earn his name... but he has no wish to betray his fellow Gand.
    Barsen'thor
    I promise no harm will come to the Gand.
    Gand Scavenger
    All right. This Gand guesses that he has no choice. He'll tell you what he knows. The man called Lars Baddeg brought the holocron to the Gand's leader, Aulus G'luun, and told him to keep it safe.
    Barsen'thor
    Who is this "Lars Baddeg"?
    Gand Scavenger
    This Gand doesn't know. He only knows the orders Aulus G'luun has given. Aulus G'luun has ordered the Gand to keep the holocron away from the Jedi. Some days, Aulus G'luun holds it; some days, the ones who have earned one name; and some days, cowards like this Gand.
    Barsen'thor
    Is there some sort of schedule that determines who holds it?
    Gand Scavenger
    This Gand doesn't know. There is no schedule. The signal device in the market tells the Gand when to move the holocron and where. This Gand has heard that one of the signals is for Aulus G'luun himself. The holocron always changes hands behind the warehouse. This Gand doesn't know the signals, only that when the first signal is raised, the Gand meet behind the warehouse and he sometimes gets the holocron.
    Barsen'thor
    So I must light the signal, then go to the warehouse. I appreciate your help.
    Alec Efran
    I'll bet the signals have something to do with the Gand hierarchy. Throw up the right one, and you'll get their leader.
    Gand Scavenger
    Yes. Please don't tell anyone what this Gand told you.
  • Barsen'thor, Qyzen Fess, Alec Efran, Gand Scavenger
  • Barsen'thor's Followers killed a number of Guild's Gunrunners, Brawlers and Heavies
  • Characters interacted with each other (dialog)
    Dialog transcript
    Aulus G'luun
    You think you are clever for fooling Aulus G'luun and the rest of the Gand?
    Qyzen Fess
    Should mind temper, Gand.
    Aulus G'luun
    He will not break his promise to Lars Baddeg or to his brothers - to keep the holocron from the Jedi.
    Barsen'thor
    Lars Baddeg is a criminal. He stole the holocron from the Jedi.
    Aulus G'luun
    You speak of laws. The Republic's laws have no respect for the Gand culture or traditions. Their barricade has trapped the Gand here like animals, among the criminals of the Migrant Merchants' Guild.
    Barsen'thor
    Will you give me the holocron if I promise to get the barricade removed?
    Aulus G'luun
    Lars Baddeg promised the same thing to the Gand... but he has not kept his promise yet. Why should Aulus G'luun trust anyone who is not a Gand?
    Barsen'thor
    You're stuck behind this barricade. You can only gain by trusting me.
    Aulus G'luun
    It is true that Aulus G'luun is out of alternatives for the Gand. But he must be sure. Aulus G'luun will go to the Republic officer at the barricade, with your promise. He will see for himself. You are a truer friend to the Gand than Lars Baddeg. The holocron is yours. May you always conquer your enemies.
  • Barsen'thor, Qyzen Fess, Aulus G'luun
  • Barsen'thor's Followers acquired Noetikon of Science from Aulus G'luun
  • Characters interacted with each other (dialog)
    Dialog transcript
    Arca Jeth
    The fractal structure requires that it be removed from the-
    Vandar Tokare
    With all respect, Master Arca, you are incorrect. The structure only appears fractal. If you view it through the lens of the Force....
    Tharis Orne
    I don't suppose either of you is going to move past your petty geometrical squabble long enough to notice we have a visitor.
    Barsen'thor
    Sorry to disturb such illustrious Masters, but I am in need of information.
    Tharis Orne
    No need to apologize, Jedi. They have a tendency to get carried away. The last person to use the Noetikon got so tired of hearing these two yammer he shut us down. It was a mercy.
    Arca Jeth
    Wait, Master Tharis. Where is the Jedi Temple? We seem to have been moved.
    Barsen'thor
    The temple has been destroyed, and its contents ransacked. Awareness, personality... I've seen similar holograms, but nothing as sophisticated as this Noetikon.
    Vandar Tokare
    It is more like a virtual intelligence than a holographic recording. Master Tharis developed it.
    Tharis Orne
    You are too generous, Master Vandar. It was Master Arca who implemented my sketches.
    Arca Jeth
    It seems much has changed since we were last activated, and not for the better.
    Barsen'thor
    The Jedi Temple was not the only thing hit, and the Jedi have had their hands full rebuilding Coruscant.
    Vandar Tokare
    I understand. Difficult times require difficult choices.
    Barsen'thor
    Masters, I've come seeking help for my own Master, Yuon Par. She's suffering a mysterious illness.
    Vandar Tokare
    How terrible. Come, tell us her symptoms. Perhaps we can help.
    Arca Jeth
    So she claims "the darkness is coming," and talks of someone called "Parkanas." And her mind is most affected... hmm.
    Tharis Orne
    I'm afraid we've plied our extensive knowledge of biological, chemical and technological diseases, but this illness is beyond us.
    Barsen'thor
    Where do we go from here?
    Vandar Tokare
    Sometimes knowledge comes through ruling out false ideas.
    Arca Jeth
    For once, Master Vandar and I agree. Yuon's illness is definitely not medical. But we have accessed files that bear cross-checking. If you can find the Noetikon of Light, where Masters Noab, Nomi and Wole guard the Jedi Order's mystical knowledge, they may be able to help.
    Barsen'thor
    I appreciate your advice.
    Arca Jeth
    I'm sorry we couldn't have been of more help - but it's difficult without the other parts of the Noetikon.
    Vandar Tokare
    Find the Noetikon of Light and seek your answer there. May the Force be with you - and remember, if you seek answers, you must always ask questions.
  • Arca Jeth, Tharis Orne, Vandar Tokare, Barsen'thor, Qyzen Fess
Summary
This event took place shortly before the end of the Cold War
The Cold War
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
.
Jedi
Jedi Order
Organization
Galaxy-Wide Organizations
researcher Attros Finn
Attros Finn
(Mirialan)
Character
Minor Characters (TOR)
claimed that the Noetikons, relics once housed in the Jedi Temple, may contain a cure for Jedi Master
Jedi Master
Miscellaneous
Ranks
Yuon Par
Yuon Par
(Human)
Character
Supporting Characters
's illness. The Noetikons
Noetikon
Technology
Holocrons
had been stolen from the Jedi Temple after it was ransacked
Assault on the Jedi Temple (3653BBY)
Event
Great Galactic War (3681BBY - 3653BBY)
by the Sith, but Finn had a lead on one of the devices. Coruscant security
Coruscant Security Force
Organization
Planetary and Sector
had witnessed Gand
Gand
Sentient Species
scavengers from the Migrant Merchants' Guild
Migrant Merchants' Guild
Organization
Planetary and Sector
carrying a Noetikon. One of the Gand had been detained, but he refused to talk. Barsen'thor
Barsen'thor
Character
Major Characters
and Fess
Qyzen Fess
(Trandoshan)
Character
Supporting Characters
then departed to the Old Galactic Market to speak with Republic officer Alec Efran
Alec Efran
(Human)
Character
Minor Characters (TOR)
, who had the Gand in custody, while Finn began working on finding a lead to the second artifact.
The Jedi confronted the Gand scavenger
Gand Scavenger
(Gand)
Character
Minor Characters (TOR)
, persuading him to talk about the location of the Noetikon. The Gand revealed that a man named Lars Baddeg
Lars Baddeg
(Human)
Character
Minor Characters (TOR)
had delivered it to the leader of the Gand scavengers, Aulus G'luun
Aulus G'luun
(Gand)
Character
Minor Characters (TOR)
, and had instructed him to keep the relic out of Jedi hands. To that end, G'luun had developed a system of special signals, which he issued from a signal station in the Old Galactic Market on occasion, passing the Noetikon from one Gand to another for safekeeping. Fighting off Guild's thugs in the back alleys, Barsen'thor and Fess managed to crack the Gands' code and summoned G'luun himself to a meeting place, convincing him to hand over the Noetikon, which turned out to be the Noetikon of Science
Noetikon of Science
(Noetikon)
Technology
Holocrons
.
Its gatekeepers, Masters Tharis Orne
Tharis Orne
(Human)
Character
Minor Characters (TOR)
, Arca Jeth
Arca Jeth
(Arkanian Offshoot)
Character
Supporting Characters
and Vandar Tokare
Vandar Tokare
Character
Supporting Characters
, scoured their vast library of scientific knowledge but were unable to find any clues regarding Par's sickness.
Ruling out any medical sickness as a possible answer, they instead suggested that the Jedi seek out the Noetikon of Light
Noetikon of Light
(Noetikon)
Technology
Holocrons
and consult its gatekeepers on any mystical illness that could fit the description. The Consular and Fess returned to Finn.
See also
UH
Related organizations
Jedi OrderStructureCharactersJedi Knight Barsen'thor (Jedi Consular)Attros FinnSentient speciesMirialanAttros FinnRanksJedi KnightBarsen'thorRolesJedi ConsularJedi Knight Barsen'thorWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsL1 LightsaberAttros Finn
Coruscant Security ForceStructureCharactersOfficer Alec EfranRanksOfficerAlec EfranWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsH2 Heavy BlasterAlec EfranArmorCSF UniformAlec Efran
Migrant Merchants' GuildStructureSentient speciesChagrianChagrian BrawlersNeimoidianNeimoidian Guild's GunrunnersNiktoNikto HeaviesWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsL10 BlasterNeimoidian Guild's Gunrunners - L10.a1.3 BlastersL6 RifleNikto Guild's Heavies - L6.a1.3 RiflesL3 ElectrobladeChagrian Guild's BrawlersFire BombNeimoidian Guild's Gunrunners - Fire Bombs
Barsen'thor's FollowersStructureCharactersBarsen'thorQyzen FessSentient speciesTrandoshanQyzen FessWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsL4 ElectrobladeQyzen Fess
Related advanced technologies
Noetikon of ScienceStructureCharactersArca Jeth (consciousness)Tharis Orne (consciousness)Vandar Tokare (consciousness)
Related units, characters and other technologies
Barsen'thorMembershipJedi OrderJedi Knight Barsen'thor (Jedi Consular)Barsen'thor's FollowersWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsBarsen'thor's Lightsaber
Qyzen FessMembershipBarsen'thor's FollowersWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsL4 Electroblade
Arca JethMembershipNoetikon of Scienceconsciousness
Vandar TokareMembershipNoetikon of Scienceconsciousness
Alec EfranMembershipCoruscant Security ForceOfficer Alec EfranWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsH2 Heavy BlasterArmorCSF Uniform
Attros FinnMembershipJedi OrderWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsL1 Lightsaber
Gand ScavengerDetailsRolesScavenger
Aulus G'luunWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsH1 Electrostaff
Tharis OrneMembershipNoetikon of Scienceconsciousness
ChagrianWere among members ofMigrant Merchants' GuildBrawlers
MirialanWere among members ofJedi OrderAttros Finn
NeimoidianWere among members ofMigrant Merchants' GuildGuild's Gunrunners
NiktoWere among members ofMigrant Merchants' GuildHeavies
TrandoshanWere among members ofBarsen'thor's FollowersQyzen Fess
Miscellaneous
OfficerMembershipCoruscant Security ForceAlec Efran
Jedi KnightMembershipJedi OrderBarsen'thor
ScavengerMembershipGand Scavenger
Jedi ConsularMembershipJedi OrderJedi Knight Barsen'thor
Complete list

Full unit name: Secret Signals Last updated: 11.06.2024 23:33:53