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06.05.2012 , 08:46 PM |
Submission #2 (I was bored, lol.)
Trooper (minor crew spoilers)
"Finally tracked down that Devaronian who owed me. Here's your cut." Tanno Vik casually dropped a small fortune in credits on the table next to Havoc Squad's CO and headed for the stairs to the cargo hold.
"Hey, Vik, hold on a second," Sana said, putting down the brief she was reading and getting to her feet.
"First of all, we're Havoc Squad, not debt collectors, not gun runners, and not mercenaries. Got that?"
"Sure, boss, anything you say."
Sana glared at him. Vik clearly had no concerns about the moral compass of the team.
"Second, why do you insist on giving me a cut of the credits your schemes bring in?"
Vik shrugged a little, clearly not understanding the question. "I'm part of Havoc, Havoc gets a cut."
"But you could easily keep this for yourself," she persisted.
"You keep giving me a place to sleep, demolitions to blow, and we'll call it even."
Sana threw up her hands in frustration.
"It's good to be with a group again, boss. Weequay aren't made to be lone operators." He tromped down the steps, flicking C2 as he went past. Sana shook her head, grinning reluctantly as his chuckle reached her over the flurry of protests from the droid.
Vik's insistance on giving his CO a part of his ill-gotten gains even over protests was always one of those things that had me completely perplexed. So I did a little bit of digging into Weequay culture (very minor digging to be honest) and found what I believe to be the answer. Weequay are extremely clannish, to the point where they will, without thought, sacrifice themselves for the good of the clan. In many ways, they appear to be very collectivist in their thought processes. So keeping credits for himself simply would be unthinkable for a Weequay. (I think
aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
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