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Taris Trooper Storyline Question

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Taris Trooper Storyline Question

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TWEWYFan
01.04.2012 , 10:31 AM | #1
I just finished the final trooper quest on Taris. Your goal is to find the traitorous squad member Needles and stop his rakghouls experiments.

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So my question here is did I miss something important or is this a plot thread that is explained in another class's storyline?

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Miallen
01.04.2012 , 10:42 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by TWEWYFan View Post
I just finished the final trooper quest on Taris. Your goal is to find the traitorous squad member Needles and stop his rakghouls experiments.

Spoiler

So my question here is did I miss something important or is this a plot thread that is explained in another class's storyline?
Hopefully this helps.
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TWEWYFan
01.04.2012 , 11:54 AM | #3
I guess it's good to know they at least tried to explain it. However it's still very disconcerting how none of the characters even mention it again.

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valhak
01.04.2012 , 12:29 PM | #4
Hope this gives you a better idea of the events.

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Cheers.
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TWEWYFan
01.06.2012 , 07:39 AM | #5
Thanks to both of you. The story is one of my favorite aspects of this game so it was frustrating that it seemed like it suddenly skipped a page. I still wonder though, did any of the jedi classes deal with this plot thread? Force-sensitive rakghouls seems like a natural fit for either or both jedi stories.

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Ranadiel_Marius
01.06.2012 , 09:55 AM | #6
It is covered a bit more in the Taris Bonus series. The JK class storyline doesn't touch on them at all. Dunno about JC.

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aggeronus
03.19.2016 , 02:59 PM | #7
In either one of the Imperial sidequests or SI story quests, Nekghouls
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Lets them talk and walk?

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EAFSAMWISE
05.16.2021 , 08:26 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by TWEWYFan View Post
I just finished the final trooper quest on Taris. Your goal is to find the traitorous squad member Needles and stop his rakghouls experiments.

Spoiler

So my question here is did I miss something important or is this a plot thread that is explained in another class's storyline?
I think the Nekghouls have some connection with the Evolved Rakghoul Plague that was covered in the Rise of the Rakghouls mission arc (Trouble in the Tion Hegemony). Dr Sannus Lorik, an exiled Tionese scientist living on Ord Mantell, developed it so that victims had a high likelihood of maintaining some level of sentience and were less mutated and more capable of using weapons. His goal was to create a rakghoul army he could control and use to get revenge on the ppl who exiled him. He then sent shipments of rakghouls infected with this plague to various planets mostly in the Tion Hegemony but also others like Tatooine, Alderaan, and Corellia where they spread further and this was covered in the Rakghoul event story (there's a wrecked ship on Tatooine where you uncover this for the codex). I have a feeling that in the very least, Dr Lorik obtained material from his work that involved the Nekghouls although unlike Needles he wasn't aligned with the Empire so there isn't an immediate connection to him shown. The original Nekghouls on Taris most likely evolved through the Force. They were taught the ways of the Force by the holocron of Bay-Yon Su, a long-dead Jedi who was part of the Taris Jedi enclave and whose holocron ended up in the reactor or was discovered by the Nekghouls