I am Hashoa Gorrant, a young human trying to find his way through the galaxy. This is my story.
While on my way to university to study biology, my spaceship was attacked and somehow I ended up in Empire hands and being processed on a space station. They gave me a few supplies and some training, ostensibly so I can protect myself form on-board infiltrators. Just before being taken before the station officers, a man named Darex Rath found me and helped me escape to Mos Eisley on Tatooine. I hope it turns out to be an improvement.
Early Training in Mos Eisley Edit
Darex sent me to Trehla Keelo to train me and get me started in what seems to be my new life. When I met her, I realized that everyone today thinks I am someone special, I don’t understand. She sent me around town a bit to learn how to survive in the city (First Step). Then, after giving me novice lessons in the 6 basic professions, she sent me out into the near wilderness to fight (Taking up Arms).
CL 1: Artisan 0000, Brawler 0000, Entertainer 0000, Marksman 0000, Medic 0000, Scout 0000
After fighting some raiders with my staff, I gained enough skill with it to think about getting some initial brawler training. I also fought animals and learned how to harvest their hides, meat, and bones for crafters.
CL 2: Artisan 0000, Brawler 1000, Entertainer 0000, Marksman 0000, Medic 0000, Scout 0000
Trehla next sent me to Allura in the cantina to learn about the life of an entertainer (Taking a Break). Then she sent me on to one of his doctor friends in the hospital.
Once I visited them, she started to show me how to craft things (Art of Business). First I had to go off into the hills to survey for metal and sample 30 units. I then made a water survey device under her guidance. I had so much fun, that I created a few traps while I was at it.
Trehla’s last task for me was to take word of the raider attacks to a journalist friend in Mos Espa (The Journey Onward). After I returned she sent me to the mayor, Mikdanyell Guh’rantt, for information about the city and surrounds and references for more training in some of the professions.
CL 2: Artisan 0001, Brawler 1100, Entertainer 0000, Marksman 0000, Medic 0000, Scout 0000
At your service, MayorEdit
Mayor Mikdanyell Guh'rantt sent me to see Peawp R'dawc to learn about the brawler profession; she runs a bodyguard agency and has work for me. I did the several jobs for her (R'dawc Bodyguard Agency (quest)).
CL 2: Artisan 0001, Brawler 1110, Entertainer 0000, Marksman 0000, Medic 0000, Scout 0000 Badge: "Quest: Mos Eisley Mystery" from the mayor
I reported back to the mayor, who then sent me off to Alduq Besene, a master artisan, who asked me to make one of each of the surveying devices (An Artist's Tools (quest)). He hinted that in the future, he might have crafting work for me to do as a favor to Jabba the Hutt.
Next the mayor sent me to Anetia Kah’ryn in the cantina to learn about the entertainment professions. She explained about how much information an entertainer can gather after making his patrons more relaxed. She sent me off to explore several information sources about Tuskens or criminal activity:
- After performing for a while in the tavern in Anchorhead, I spent some time talking with Borra Setas, who hinted a major crime boss putting political pressure on someone in Mos Eisley.
- I performed in the Hotel in Bestine and then chatted up the mayor’s aide, Crix Yarrow. He mentioned that some criminal boss wants to control Mos Eisley.
- I played for Dorn Gestros in the Mos Espa cantina. He said that someone is messing around with the Tusken holy sites.
I returned to the cantina to report to Anetia. She then sent me to a party at Rauk Oenish’s house in the city to dance for the crowd and listen in on their conversations. After I reported back, she rewarded me for my information and sent me back to the mayor to report.
CL 2: Artisan 0001, Brawler 1110, Entertainer 0100, Marksman 0000, Medic 0000, Scout 0000 Badge: "Quest: Secrets of Mos Eisley" from the mayor
The mayor sent me to my next trainer, Purvis Arrison, to learn about ranged weapons (Marksman Tasks). He sent me off to defend the city from some Tusken zealots; however, the Imperials were out in force in the area I was to protect and the zealots were hiding.
CL 3: Artisan 0002, Brawler 1110, Entertainer 0100, Marksman 0000, Medic 0000, Scout 1000
The mayor sent me, instead to a scout named Entha Kandela, a very cheery person. She sent me after womp rat hides and kreetle meat. She then had me make traps and use them to hunt rill. Finally, she showed me how to make a camp (Scout Tasks (quest}.
I decided to try my hand at being a part time musician. Doing gigs around town can pull in a little money. If I wait out the mission assigner, I can usually get a gig close to where I am.
CL 5: Artisan 0002, Brawler 2020, Entertainer 0101, Marksman 0000, Medic 0000, Scout 1110
I have also been trying my hand at various destroy and recon missions. I began to realize that I had better learn to heal myself if I am to be out on my own a good deal of the time. I have also come to realize that surveying may be a dead end hobby, but I am still enjoying it.
CL 5: Artisan 1003, Brawler 3020, Entertainer 0302, Marksman 0000, Medic 0010, Scout 1221
Well the Tusken zealots were back in force and I was able to return to my patrol duties. Purvis showed my all about using ranged weapons and then sent me back to the mayor.
With all the information I developed while learning my professions, the mayor was able to piece together Jabba’s plans (Mos Eisley starter quest). He mentioned that Gerak Vurtimis in Bestine may have work for me.
Badge: "Quest: The Mos Eisley Enigma" and "Key to the City: Mos Eisley" from the mayor
Off to Bestine Edit
I decided to take the mayor’s advice and head over to Bestine to find work. Gerak Vurtimisis concerned about his son’s safety when he visits and has asked me to remove some of the nastier critters: worrts and rills near the city. He also asked me to recover property lost to thugs who wiped out a number of families in the area (Safety Measures (quest)). After recovering the property, he wants information about where the brigand leader is hiding (unfortunately, Imperials were camped near where the brigands are supposed to be hiding and they were no where to be found, I will have to try later).
Seeing the wonders of Mos Taike Edit
While combing the city outskirts, I ran across a man whose dancer friend ran off and could not do a gig in Mos Taike. He asked if I would in her place and I agreed, so off I went. After the gig, I spoke with Mayor Gramm Rile; they are having problems with Tusken raiders.
- I helped lead a surveyor into town. The mayor is hoping the Imperials will place a garrison there.
- I then escorted a local farmer back to town. The mayor is trying to make a deal on water since the water caravans are charging hazard rates due to the raiders.
- After the Imperial Prefect, Talmont, refused to set up a garrison, Gramm sent me to find an agent of Jabba the Hutt to negotiate with for protection.
- Now that Gramm has realized the cost of Jabba’s “help,” he is preparing to stand against the Tusken raiders. He asked me to go out and find his wife and bring her back to town.
Gramm mentioned that his security chief, Lorne, spotted a raiding party, so I went to talk with him. Lorne Prestar asked for my help with some local problems: a troublesome wild worrt near town, a mutant mound mite, and a local ruffian that needed a lesson. He told me to come back when I have more experience and he may have more for me to do. [raiding party].
Bren Kingal, a merchant in town, asked me to help with a local crook, Thark, and return a shield generator that he stole. He then had me go after an Anchorhead gangster who stole a little girl’s medicine, but I am not strong enough yet to take him on.
I spoke with some of the other townsfolk. Nathan Blyskipper what’s me to slay the Jawa that are stealing property from the farmers, but that doesn’t seem up my line.
Running Missions Edit
The older hands around Mos Eisley tell me that the best way for me to get some experience under my belt is to just keep on taking missions from the mission terminals and get out into the countryside. So that is what I am doing (as well as spending far too much time jamming in the local cantina).
CL 7: Artisan 1103, Brawler 3020, Entertainer 0404, Marksman 0000, Medic 0030, Scout 2221, Musician 0000
I have settled on an early career plan to help me survive on planet and pursue my zoology interests. I plan to explore the following professions:
- Becoming a Creature Handler is my main focus. I need to pursue some Scout skills in preparation.
- I think that some of the Ranger skills will also help me in the field.
- I want to become a Teras Kasi Artist for the ability to defend myself with my body alone.
In addition, I continue to dabble in healing, music, and crafting. I am very proud of myself for achieving the rank of Novice Musician recently.
CL 10: Artisan 1103, Brawler 4030, Entertainer 0404, Marksman 0000, Medic 0030, Scout 2321, Musician 0000
A Short Visit to Correllia and Talus Edit
I finally got enough credits to get off this dustball and explore the galaxy a bit. After being at the rim, the obvious place to go was Corellia, the center.
I landed at the Coronet spaceport and got involved in the troubles of Ral Mundi, a merchant with a pair of irate customers breathing down his neck. He asked me to help Find the Missing Shipment of Starship Components. I was able to follow the trail as far one of Ral's employees; however, he is too well protected for me to interrogate now. In the process of helping Ral, he needed me to trace the flight of one of his transports. This became a good excuse to try my hand at piloting a Starfighter.
Flying for the RebelsEdit
Ral let me know that the only sources of instruction for pilots are the Imperials, the Alliance, and a few independents. I did't see myself consorting with smugglers and such, so it became necessary to face up to the fact that I can no longer remain a bystander in the Civil War and must aid the Alliance cause.
I met with Captain Kreezo in Tyrena and performed a series of missions to prove myself to him. These gave me my first exposure to fighter operations let me earn my initial training as a pilot. It also prepared me to fly the mission for Ral (I made more progress on his behalf).
CL 10: Artisan 1103, Brawler 4030, Entertainer 0404, Marksman 0000, Medic 0030, Scout 2321, Musician 0000, Alliance Starfighter 0010
As I left Corellia for a less settled planet, I let Ral know I would be back to finish the job as soon as I was strong enough to handle it. I then boarded a transport destined for Talus.
Fighting for the Rebellion on TalusEdit
Once out in the city, I found my way to the local Rebel recruiter in the back room of the cantina and volunteered to serve in the ground forces on Talus. After signing me up as a private, the recruiter gave me access to the Rebel Mission Terminal. As long as I remain a combatant, I am know to the Imperial forces and will be hunted.
I ran a few missions for the Rebel cause and earned the rank of Lance Corporal; however, I realized that I am not a hunter of men. I wanted to go back to my studies, so I took leave from the Rebel forces (but did not resign my position with them). I also realized that Tatooine is more home to me than I thought; I have much more to study about it's wildlife before I am done.
On the way back to Tatooine, I stopped in Coronet to be sure my starfighter was properly stored. I also traded some skill learning for a quick tutorial in speaking the Rodese Language (100 handy phrases).
Back to TatooineEdit
Well, its back to hunting in the hills of Tatooine around Mos Eisley. I will be taking missions in order to strengthen my bank account, while strengthening my arms. [I also gave up my certifications in music, retaining only my novice level entertainer].
CL 15: Artisan 1104, Brawler 4340, Entertainer 0404, Marksman 0000, Medic 0040, Scout 3341, Musician 0000, Alliance Starfighter 0010
I began to realize I like using the Two-Handed sword, both for the flash and for how fast I can take down whatever I am hunting. So, while I continue to learn the art of the Teras Kasi, I am learning the foundation skills for the Swordsman profession as well.
As I progressed in scouting and brawling, I realized that I was running out of certification credits for the skills I most want to develop. This caused me to look at my music avocation; I really can't justify formal certification in what is only a hobby. I returned my certifications and am officially a novice entertainer again.
CL 16: Artisan 1104, Brawler 4340, Entertainer 0000, Marksman 0000, Medic 0040, Scout 3341, Alliance Starfighter 0010, Teras Kasi 0000
SwordMage Industries Edit
I have been doing some resource surveying and manual harvesting for some time now and have had some success selling resources on the Bazaar Terminal. This has lead me to want be a bit more effective (and make more credits in the process). I purchased a couple of wind generators and a few personal harvesters and have begun a small harvesting business. I plan to harvest high quality material that I can easily sell on the bazaar.
Looking for More Missions Edit
The hunting around Mos Eisley is becoming too easy for me; I need a greater challenge if I am to develop as a Teras Kasi. I have started to tour Tatooine to see if I can find any other areas with more challenging missions.
I first looking in the far south west in the town of Wayfar. The hunting wasn't any better; however I did discover into a few things of interest:
- Rakir Banai needed my help; I helped him discover the truth about his boss (a slaver) and get his contract back.
- I started to help Tekil Barje, but his friend, Digger, is in much more trouble than I can get him out of at the moment.
I also discovered the palace of Jabba the Hutt and learned how to earn his trust (if I am ever so inclined). In the cantina in town is Yondalla, one of Jabba's agents, with a rescue mission which I declined for the moment.
I then traveled to the far north east. Beyond Mos Taike is a new imperial city called North Star. The hunting in that area is better, if I can stay away from the impies.
Finally after this run around, I came back to Mos Eisley to tend my harvesters and regroup. I will probably stay around Mos Eisley for a little bit and take the occasional hunting trip up to Mos Taike. My current plan is to develop my skills as a Teras Kasi and to earn the right to start training in Creature Handling.
CL 17: Artisan 1104, Brawler 4340, Entertainer 0000, Marksman 0000, Medic 0040, Scout 4341, Alliance Starfighter 0010, Teras Kasi 0000
Oh, wonder of wonders, I found a small outpost, Tortuga, just east of Mos Eisley. The mission terminal there is of higher quality than the ones in the city and knows where some tougher creatures are.
Beginning to Learn Creature Handling Edit
I finally have qualified to learn to be a Creature Handler. My scout trainer sent me to Mos Entha to find my new trainer and she certified me as a novice creature handler. All I need to do now is find a baby creature to tame.
CL 18: Artisan 1104, Brawler 4340, Entertainer 0000, Marksman 0000, Medic 0040, Scout 4341, Alliance Starfighter 0010, Teras Kasi 0000, Creature Handler 0000
Actually, I just remembered, some kind soul gave me a house pet when I first arrived on Tatooine. I should get Sweetness out of the kennel and see what I can do with her.
I went out after some moderately hard creatures and Sweetness just tore into them. With me taking the hits, she is very effective; I haven't dared see how she would cope alone, I don't think she could take more than about three hits from the creatures I have been hunting.
Well make that 2 hits. I need to wait to call her in until I am sure I have the creatures full attention. This also means I should concentrate on my defensive skills.
CL 19: Artisan 1104, Brawler 4340, Entertainer 0000, Marksman 0000, Medic 0040, Scout 4342, Alliance Starfighter 0010, Teras Kasi 0100, Creature Handler 0000
I have begun finding creatures to tame. The wild ones that I have been able to tame are much stronger than little Sweetness; my latest acquisition (a baby Squill) hits for about the same damage as I do, which really makes combat so much safer.
CL 21: Artisan 1104, Brawler 4340, Marksman 0000, Medic 0040, Scout 4444, Alliance Starfighter 0010, Teras Kasi 0101, Creature Handler 0000
CL 22: Artisan 1104, Brawler 4340, Marksman 0000, Medic 0040, Scout Master, Alliance Starfighter 0010, Teras Kasi 0101, Creature Handler 0000 Badge: "Profession: Master Scout"
As I progress as a Teras Kasi, the squill is having trouble keeping up with my damage (this affects how quickly I advance as a creature handler). I need to do something to even the balance, but I don't know what.
Back to Mos TaikeEdit
I went back to Mos Taike to see if I could finish helping out there. I spoke again with Bren Kingal and did some more crime fighting for him, recovering a stolen stim pack, and a couple of "terrorists" who turned out to be imperial agents; for all my help I got to try some of his sister's cooking and with a little persuasion, I could have got here com number as well.
When I wandered into the Third Sun cantina, the owner, Stella asked me to help find some dead beat customers for her. I picked up a bar tab, then recovered her stolen deed and acted as courier to return info from a spy.
Looking for a New HomeEdit
Although I placed a house in a little outpost east of Mos Eisley, I really am not happy with the lack of community their. I began speaking with travelers about where good communities were and many told me about the city of Defiance on Talus, so I went there for a look and applied with the mayor for residence. On the way back I stopped on Corellia to finish my work for Ral Mundi and also got sucked into doing some work for Irenez in the capitol and a CorSec Agent sent me to the Rogue Corsec Base.
Badge: "Location: Rogue Corsec base on Corellia" CL 23: Artisan 1104, Brawler 4340, Medic 0040, Scout Master, Alliance Starfighter 0010, Teras Kasi 0201, Creature Handler 0000
For some reason, I got dragged into the fight between Jabba the Hutt and Lady Valarian. I have been doing jobs for Jabba and his cronies in the area around his Palace and have become a welcome guest in his throne room. Now that I am in his good favor, I am not sure I should have compromised my self-esteem like this—I don't know how I will get it back.
Badge: Jabba's Badge of Trust: Jabba's Theme Park Completed
CL 25: Artisan 1104, Brawler 4340, Medic 0040, Scout Master, Alliance Starfighter 0010, Teras Kasi 0211, Creature Handler 0000
The Tour of TatooineEdit
I decided to travel around the planet a bit to see the sights at some of the historical sites (anything to break with my immediate past). I toured the southwest area, while dodging Krayt Dragons and other nasties.
Badge: "Location: Ben Kenobi's Old House" Badge: "Location: Pit of the Mighty Sarlacc" Badge: "Location: Skeleton of the Famed Greater Krayt Dragon" Badge: "Location: Escape Pod Used by C-3PO and R2-D2" Badge: "Location: Lars Homestead"
I also stopped at the Darklighter Estate and discovered that I can have an audience with Huff Darklighter if I can recover his grandpappy's gun from some gun-runner on Naboo.
Next I traveled to the northwest to see the old Tusken Fort. I ran into a huge nest of Tusken raiders, but found the pool and ran for my life—I almost made it. After that, it is back to missions again.
Badge: "Location: Pool Beneath Fort Tusken" CL 27: Artisan 1104, Brawler 4340, Medic 0040, Scout Master, Alliance Starfighter 0010, Teras Kasi 0211, Creature Handler 0000, Ranger 0000
The Grand TourEdit
I decided that touring the historic sites would be a good idea on other planets as well. I picked up a guide (Exploration badges and began with Corellia. In the process, I revisited the Rogue CorSec Base and found a the Hidden Rebel Base, which I will need to explore later.
Badge: "Location: Outdoor theater in Vreni Island" Badge: "Location: Crystal fountain in Bela Vistal" Badge: "Location: Rebel Hideout on Corellia" Badge: "Location: Heart of Agrilat Crystal Swamps"
I next went to Dantooine, a much more primitive and dangerous planet. I will probably come back to hunt when I am stronger.
Badge: "Location: Abandoned Rebel Base" Badge: "Location: Dantari Village" (rock village) Badge: "Location: Dantari Village" (walking among the people) Badge: "Location: Ruined Jedi Temple"
I landed on Dathomir and began my rounds, but I soon found that the monsters that inhabit it are just too much to deal with. I was lucky not to have any breakdowns and, by keeping my speedbike moving all the time, managed to stay ahead of them all until I could make my way back to open water and then the starport.
Badge: "Location: Lesser Sarlacc of Dathomir"
Endor seemed like a nice break; however, I always needed to keep an eye out for nasty creatures. With all the rivers, traveling safely isn't too hard; this might be another good place to hunt later on.
Badge: "Location: Marauder Base" Badge: "Location: Ewok Lake Village" Badge: "Location: Ewok Tree Village" Badge: "Location: Dulok Village"
Yavin IV is another primitive and dangerous place. Fortunately, the historic sites were on or near the huge interconnected lakes that are a ubiquitous part of the landscape.
Badge: "Location: Hidden Temple of Exar K'un" Badge: "Location: Ancient Palace of the Woolamander" Badge: "Location: Mysterious Blue Leaf Temple"
Next on my agenda was Talus, a very nice, rural planet.
Badge: "Location: Lost Village of Durbin" Badge: "Location: The site of a battle between Rebel and Imperial forces" Badge: "Location: Imperial Base" Badge: "Location: A cave inhabited by Aqualish soldiers"
After Talus, I stopped at Naboo, a truly pretty planet.
Badge: "Location: The bottom of the Great Falls at Threed" Badge: "Location: Amidala's Private Beach" Badge: "Location: Hidden Gungan Sacred Place" Badge: "Location: The head of the falls at Dee'ja Peak"
Badge: "Location: An Imperial Encampment" Badge: "Location: An Imperial Hyperdrive Facility" Badge: "Location: The Kobola Spice Mine" Badge: "Location: A Rebel Outpost"
Almost back home, I stopped on Lok, which is a depressing place.
Badge: "Location: An Imperial Outpost" Badge: "Location: A Kimogila Skeleton" Badge: "Location: Steaming Maw of "Adi's Rest""
Well, home again, more or less in one piece. I really liked Corellia (now that I have seen more of it) and Naboo; Talus is nice as well.
Back to the GrindEdit
I am back on Tatooine now in my house outside of Mos Eisley in what is now Newogi (the mayor Ogi got carried away, methinks). I have resumed hunting and finally worked with my pet enough to get certified further as a creature handler.
CL 28: Artisan 1104, Brawler 4340, Medic 0040, Scout Master, Alliance Starfighter 0010, Teras Kasi 0211, Creature Handler 0001, Ranger 0000
With my new skills, I have enough commands (store, attack, follow, group) to name my pets; my baby squill is now George. I also can begin taming a slightly stronger pet and begin looking for pets with special innate abilities (I have found and learned 2 so far).
CL 31: Artisan 1104, Brawler 4340, Medic 0040, Scout Master, Alliance Starfighter 0010, Teras Kasi 0311, Creature Handler 0001, Ranger 0010
I have started splitting my time between Tatooine and Talus and am becoming more attracted to the green plains than to the sand dunes. I was able to train some ranger skills that I may be able to use for a while at the cost of my skill in one-handed swords.
CL 40: Artisan 0004, Brawler 4040, Medic 0040, Scout Master, Alliance Starfighter 0010, Teras Kasi 0312, Creature Handler 1001, Ranger 0031
My New FamilyEdit
I am now basing my hunting in the area around the city. However, I was commissioned to find some insect meat on Corellia, so I will be hunting there for a few days.
CL 45: Artisan 0004, Brawler 4040, Medic 0040, Scout Master, Alliance Starfighter 0010, Teras Kasi 0412, Creature Handler 1002, Ranger 0030
I finally realized that my Z-95 starfighter from my pilot training is just fine for hopping around the galaxy, so I will be visiting more worlds to hunt and find new pets to tame. I took this opertunity to return to Tatooine and hunt a while (my friend Cesti needed wooly hides and banthas are just the ticket). To advance as a Teras Kasi, I had to give up some of my ranger skills.
CL 45: Artisan 0004, Brawler 4040, Medic 0040, Scout Master, Alliance Starfighter 0010, Teras Kasi 0432, Creature Handler 1002, Ranger 0010