BioWare released the third developer blog in the Companions 101 series yesterday, which focuses on the beloved Sith Warrior Twi’lek companion, Vette. Vette shoots firsts and asks questions later, but she’s never afraid to speak exactly what’s on her mind when she does get around to asking questions. Her story in Star Wars: The Old Republic is a rather unique one, due to the fact that she joins the Sith Warrior as a prisoner. Her fate is left in the hands of the player, but despite her situation, Vette makes the best of it with her headstrong attitude and fierce loyalty that eventually seeds its way into the underlying story.
Sean McKeever, one of SWTOR’s writers, answered a few questions in the article about Vette. Here’s one that delves into her reasons for sticking close the Sith Warrior’s side, even when the two seem to come from entirely different worlds:
Vette is all about the extremes. When she likes something, she expresses it immediately. If she is angry at someone, she will flare and snap at them. She will always let the Warrior know how she feels about a decision or the situation, which can be a delight or a pain. If you want to gain Vette’s trust and respect, keep in mind that her three biggest dislikes are needless cruelty, suppressing the weak, and anti-alien sentiment. Since the Empire is known for committing all three of these, it is no surprise that she has little love for the Sith and Imperials. So what are her motivations to help a Sith Lord? I asked Sean why he thinks Vette sticks around:
“Can you say “shock collar?” But even though they start out as master and servant, hopping from planet to planet with the Warrior reminds Vette of her days as an artifact hunter. That was the only time she was ever really free, exploring the galaxy and getting into trouble with a gang of fellow Twi’leks who would become her closest friends.
Of course, all this adventuring together can easily spark a deep kinship between the Warrior and Vette. As the Warrior becomes more of a factor in her life, she won’t be able to help but want the Warrior to succeed.”
To find out what makes Vette tick and grab some screenshots and wallpapers featuring this Twi’lek companion, check out BioWare’s latest Companions 101 developer blog.