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What's Garza actually done herself?

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What's Garza actually done herself?

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MistressBria
10.24.2012 , 03:44 AM | #1
So, in a nutshell, like the title says, what has Garza done herself, or how did she get her rank and command authority over Havoc Squad?

A link to a credible source works just as well for me as a long written explanation. I'm just genuinely because from my perspective, from the get go she just sits behind a desk telling me what to do and takes all the credit for my work :/
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HellbirdIV
10.24.2012 , 03:52 AM | #2
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Elin_Garza

Most of the info taken from the official pre-release biographies (released for characters like Garza, Mako, Tanno Vik and Supreme Chancellor Janarus) which is about as credible a source as you can get with SWTOR lore (though the pages for non-companion characters don't exist anymore, sadly).

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When the Great Galactic War began with the resurgent Sith Empire in 3,681 BBY, Garza forged her identity credentials at the age of 15 in order to enlist in the Republic Military. She soon reached the rank of lieutenant and was awarded the command of an entire platoon in the 45th Infantry Division.
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During her career, she was awarded a number of commendations, including the Medal of Valor, the Silver Crescent, the Mark of Dedication, and the Chancellor's Service Medal.
Basically, she's more bada** than the whole of Havoc Squad (both the pre- and post-Trooper squads) which is why you need to shut up and follow her orders.

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Nuraldin
10.24.2012 , 08:13 AM | #3
So she has more medals than Guderian and Manstein together? Because I just see her as another politician. Maybe her platoon in the 45th was composed of heavy armored droids that probably were smarter than her. I am just glad that she is not real .

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TalonVII
10.24.2012 , 08:22 AM | #4
She's the Audy Murphy[if you don't know who Audy murhpy was, most decorated soldier out of WWII] of the Star Wars Universe.

She's also the Gunny highway of the Star Wars Universe. She's pissed more blood, stomped more guts, shot more bolts than anybody in the republic military. she's earned those stars the HARD WAY.
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Uluain
10.24.2012 , 10:14 AM | #5
Garza used forged identity records in order to enter the military at age 15 at the beginning of the Great War, fought in several campaigns and earned multiple promotions, eventually becoming a lieutenant with command of an entire platoon and it was with this that she really began to make a name for herself.

All of this is in the SWTOR Encyclopedia. It should be the first stop for anyone curious about points of SWTOR lore.

Nutshell, Garza is far, far more a soldier than a politician, and came up through the ranks, in wartime, in the field, on the merits of her own strategic and tactical gifts. She isn't asking Havoc Squad to do anything she wouldn't - or, in her heyday couldn't - do for herself.

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MistressBria
10.24.2012 , 12:18 PM | #6
*shrugs* Fair enough, she just seemed very useless in the game to me. Thanks for the swift responses.
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YoshiRaphElan
10.24.2012 , 01:36 PM | #7
Wait-a-minute! Garza's only 43 years old?

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Uluain
10.24.2012 , 02:05 PM | #8
More like 56.

It has been 41 years since the Great War began in 3,861 BBY. Garza was 15 years old then. She is no spring chicken, but she's not collecting her Social Security yet.

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YoshiRaphElan
10.24.2012 , 05:01 PM | #9
Oh, I guess I miscounted the years. Yeah, 56 sounds more correct.

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Uluain
10.24.2012 , 05:14 PM | #10
I wouldn't have known where to begin to find out without the SWTOR Encyclopedia, which is a goldmine for this sort of thing. FWIW, the start date of the game storyline is 3640 BBY.