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TOR Lore: Server Name Lore Explanations

Published by under Lore on Dec. 15. 2011.

There is so much big news going on in the SWTOR universe right now. Guilds have been deployed, players have begun to enter that game, and the experience we have been waiting years for is finally upon us. On Monday BioWare sent out the guild deployment notices which also gave the world a list of all the server names players will be able to choose form. Just like in beta, these server names are inspired from the lore of the Star Wars universe; various character names, items, and locations make up the various names for everyone’s servers. Some of these names are well known among Star Wars fans, while some are a little more obscure. To let everyone know where their server name is taken from I have compiled this list giving a brief background of the lore that inspired the server names.

Note: Some of the server names are taken from NPCs and locations in TOR. In these cases I have not included any background on them to avoid spoilers. I will also add any new servers that are activated to this list so check back for the most up to date version.


Ahto City (PVP EU): Capital City of the water world of Mannan and the only surface city on the planet. Mannan is the only place in the world where the healing substance kolto can be found. By leveraging this fact the planet’s inhabitants, the Selkath have been able to maintain independence in most wars.

Ajunta Pall (Rp-PVP West): Ajunta Pall was one of the first Sith Lords who established themselves on Korriban after being driven out of known space. He was eventually entombed on Korriban where his spirit lingered after his death, forever regretting the life he had led.

Anchorhead (PVP East): One of the first settlements on the planet of Tatooine, Anchorhead serves as both a spaceport and minor outpost for nearby moisture farmers. It has been abandoned and resettled many times in the planets history by corporations attempting to salvage whatever they could from Tatooine’s inhospitable surface.

Baron Deathmark (PVP EU-FR): A NPC in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Basilisk Droid (PVP EU): Semi-sentient battle droids used by the Mandalorians, the Basalisk War Droids are known for their amazing power and the massive edge they would give to anybody who employed one in battle.

Battle Meditation (RP EU-FR): A rare Force power that is used to inspire troops while demoralizing foes, Jedi and Sith skilled in Battle Meditation are invaluable in any battle. Battle Meditation has been shown to easily give a fighting chance to even the most overwhelmed foe, and has repeatably allowed both Jedi and Sith forces to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

Begeren Colony (RP-PVE West): Location of a battle that took place 20 years before the start of the Cold War between the Republic and the Sith Empire. Teneb Kel, who would later be known as Darth Thanaton, participated in the battle.

Belgoth’s Beacon (PVP East): A hyperspace beacon commissioned by Borte Belaroth and placed along the Perlemian Trade Route, it’s intricate artwork caused it to be labeled as one of the 20 wonders of the galaxy.

Black Vulkars (PVP West): A swoop bike gang that operated out of Taris before its destruction. The Vulkars were known for their high level of viciousness even among the swoop bike gangs. The Vulkars were often at odds with their biggest rivals, the Hidden Beks.

Bloodworthy (PVP EU): A NPC in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Bondar Crystal (PVP East): A crystal that can be used in lightsaber construction, the Bondar Crystal was known for its ability to grant stunning properties to a lightsaber blade.

Canderous Ordo (PVE East): A Mandalorian warrior who served under Revan during the Jedi Civil War, Canderous would later recover the Mask of Mandalore and unite the Mandalorian people under his banner, leading him to be known as Mandalore the Preserver.

Cassus Fett (RP-PVE EU): A high ranking Mandalorian strategist during the Mandalorian Wars, his importance to the Mandalorian war effort was considered second only to the current Mandalore. Jango and Boba Fett are his descendants.

Chuundar (PVP EU): A Wookiee who sold out his family and people to slavers in an attempt to gain power, he eventually became Cheiftan of his tribe through his political manipulations. He was killed when his younger brother, Zaalbar, returned with Revan and exposed his treachery.

Corellian Run (PVE East): One of the largest hyperspace routes in the galaxy, the Corellian Run was a major factor contributing to the wealth of the Core Worlds.

Dark Reaper (PVP West)- Superweapon developed during the Great Hyperspace War, the Dark Reaper operated by draining the Force from the surrounding area, killing anything affected by it. It then focused this energy into beams that delt massive damage to anything caught in the blast.

Darth Bandon (PVE East)- Apprentice of Darth Malak during the Jedi Civil War, he was killed when Malak sent him to kill Revan and capture Bastilla.

Darth Nihilus (PVP EU-FR): A member of the Sith Triumvirate, Nihilus was a Sith Lord who survived the Jedi Civil War. He learned how to drain the Force from others, killing them and sustaining himself. He once absorbed the life of an entire planet filled with Jedi and Miraluka. He was eventually killed by Meetra Surik.

Darth Revan’s Mask (PVP EU): Found on the planet of Cathar, Revan swore not to remove this mask until the Mandalorian’s had been defeated in the Mandalorian Wars. It later became well recognized as a symbol of his time as a Dark Lord of the Sith.

Darth Traya (PVP EU-GR): A former Jedi who was known as Kreia, she was the first teacher of Revan and a member of the Sith Triumvirate. She held a deep hatred of the Force and tried to create a massive wound in the Force in an attempt to deafen the universe to the Force.

Davik’s Estate (PVP East): Davik was a member of the Exchange and one time owner of the legendary ship known as the Ebon Hawk. When Revan was trying to escape Taris he visited Davik’s Estate and stole the Ebon Hawk from him.

Death Wind Corridor (PVP East): A hyperspace lane that extended through a part of the Outer Rim known as the Cloak of the Sith.

Daragon Trail- (PVP West): Hyperspace route that was named after the famous explorers Jori and Gav Daragon.

Dreshdae Cantina – (PVE East): Dreshdae was a settlement on the planet Korriban located near the Sith Academy.

Force Harvester (PVE EU): Power source of the Dark Reaper superweapon, it is a large swirling globe that produced a gaseous substance that drained the life force from all the beings it came in contact with.

Frostclaw (PVE EU): A NPC in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Giradda the Hutt (PVE East): Hutt boss on Nar Shaddaa during the Cold War, Giradda is the main sponsor of Huttball.

Grand Master Zym (PVE East): A Kel Dor Jedi, he was the leader of the Jedi Order during the Great War. He was killed by the bounty hunter Braden after the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant.

Hedarr Soongh (PVP East): NPC in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Helm of Graush (PVP East): A Sith artifact that amplified the wearer’s Force ability.

Hex Droid (PVP EU): An advanced, sentient droid that was featured in the novel Fatal Alliance. These droids were quite powerful in combat, but were presumably all destroyed at the end of the book.

Hidden Beks (PVE EU): A swoop gang on the planet Taris before it was destroyed, they were often seen as hero’s of the people in comparison of some of the other gangs. They were often at odds with their biggest rivals, the Black Vulkars.

Hrakert Rift (PVP EU-FR): An underwater valley located on the planet Mannan near Ahto City. The Hrakert Rift was the location of the kolto that made the planet famous.

Hssiss (PVE EU-FR): A creature of the Dark Side, these dragon like creatures could influence Force sensitive beings. Those bitten by a Hssiss had a risk of scumming to Dark Side poison.

Huntmaster (RP-PVP EU-FR): Huntmaster was a title created by the Wookiees, their job was to test the hunting prowess of the travelers of Kashyyyk’s many hunting trails.

Hydian Way (PVE EU-EN): A super hyperspace route, this route was the only hyperspace lane that passed through the entire galaxy.

Hyperspace Cannon (PVE West): Used by the first Core World colonists to launch their ships into hyperspace before the invention of the hyperdrive.

Iron Citadel (PVP East): It was here that Ulic Qel-Droma was tortured and turned to the Dark Side of the Force. He also dueled Exar Kun here and it is during this duel where the two joined forces in an attempt to conquer the galaxy.

Jar’Kai Sword (PVP EU-DE): A style of sword designed to be dual wielded, which in turn led to the dual wielding style of lightsaber combat to be named Jar’Kai.

Jedi Covenant (PVE East): A group of Jedi Consulars trained to specialize in the act of seeing the future, they committed the Padawan Massacre of Taris in an attempt to keep the Sith from returning to the galaxy.

Jen’jidai (RP-PVP EU-GR): Jen’jidai was the Sith phrase for Dark Jedi. It specifically referred to the Dark Jedi exiled from the Jedi Order following the last battle of the Hundred Year Darkness.

Jung Ma (RP-PVP East): In lightsaber combat, jung ma was 360-degree spin in which power was gained for an imminent attack on the opponent.

Juyo (PVE East): The 7th style of lightsaber combat and one of the most ferocious forms, it is also one of the most difficult styles to master.

Kaas City (PVE East): Capital city of the Sith Empire, located on Dromund Kass.

Keller’s Void (PVE East): A shortcut between the Wroona and Calus systems. It was named for the trader who discovered it.

Kessel Run (RP EU): A hyperspace route that was often used by spice runners. The uninhabitable space around it made the area good for avoiding law enforcement organizations.

Kinrath Spider (PVP East): A species of large, non-sentient insects that had homes on several planets. They were known for attacking travelers and could be poisonous.

Krayt Dragon (PVE East): A large carnivorous beast native to Tatooine, these were the largest and most dangerous of all Tatooine’s predators. They were often hunted by those seeking glory and the rare pearls that could be found in their gullet.

Legions of Lettow (PVP EU): Name given to the earliest organization that followed the Dark Side of the Force. They were founded by Xendor, the first Dark Jedi.

Lord Adraas (PVE-RP East): NPC in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Lord Calypho (RP-PVP EU): Lord Calypho was the Sith Master of Darth Thanaton, formerly known as Teneb Kel. He was arrested by the Dark Council for overstepping his bounds and was kept imprisoned and tortured so the Dark Council could use him for the foresight and clairvoyance that grew stronger in him when he was near death.

Lord Praven (PVE West): NPC in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Luka Sene (PVE EU): A formal Miralukan Force organization with meditation and education chambers in most cities on the Miraluka homeworld. Miralukans who were identified as being exeptionally talented in the Force were encouraged to join the Luka Sene.

Mandalore the Indomitable (PVP West)- NPC in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Mantle of the Force (PVE EU-FR)- A powerful lightsaber focusing crystal, possibly used by Revan during the Jedi Civil War.

Mask of Nihilus (PVE West)- Worn by Darth Nihilus, a member of the Sith Triumvirate. Nihilus bound himself to his mask after achieving his power in an attempt to retain a semblance of a physical form.

Master Zhar Lestin (PVE West): Member of the Jedi Council on Dantooine, he trained both Revan and Malak before they left to join the Mandalorian War. After Revan’s return he trained him once more and helped guide him on the path of the Light side.

Mind Trick (PVE East)- One of the more common Force abilities, it allowed the user to influence the minds of others. However it would not work on someone with a strong will.

Nadd’s Sarcophagus (PVP West): This is the final resting place of the Sith Lord Freedon Nadd. Originally located below the Royal Palace in Iziz, it was moved to the jungle moon of Dxun in an attempt to free the city from the Dark Side energy put off by Nadd’s remains.

Naddist Rebels (PVP East): A group of individual’s on Iziz who were dedicated to following the teachings of Freedon Nadd. Many were able to use Sith Magic.

Nightmare Lands (PVE EU): A forested region on the planet Voss said to be under the sway of a corrupting influence.

Niman (PVP EU-EN): One of the 7 forms of lightsaber combat, it is a very average style that incorporates elements of all the forms with the exception of Juyo.

Peragus Mining Facility (PVE EU): A facility solely devoted to mining the Peragus asteroid belt for starship fuel, the facility was mostly destroyed during the first Jedi Purge.

Phateem Halls of Knowledge (PVE EU-FR): A storehouse of Jedi information on the planet Phateem, it was once the largest facility of it’s time. It is listed as one the 20 wonders of the galaxy.

Port Nowhere (PVP East): A spaceport located in uncharted space, it was a haven for smugglers, spice runners, and other criminals.

Prophecy of the Five (PVP East): It was this prophecy that led to the Padawan Massacre of Taris. In the prophecy it was predicted that the next conflict with the Dark Side would involve 5 key figures, which were assumed to be the Padawans that were killed. This was later proven wrong.

Rakata Mind Prison (PVP West)- One of the most cruel and full proof methods of imprisonment, it trapped the prisoner’s consciousness in it for all of eternity.

Rubat Crystal (RP East): A crystal used in lightsaber construction, when incorporated into a lightsaber it made the blade easier to track which resulted in a possibility for quicker attacks.

Saber of Exar Kun (PVP East): Exar Kun was a Jedi turned Sith Lord who waged war on the Republic after falling to the Dark Side. He is the first known user of a double bladed lightsaber after converting his original lightsaber into the double bladed version after discovering the schematics in a Sith holocron.

Sanctum of the Exalted (RP-PVE East): The Sanctum of the Exalted was the holiest place on the planet Odryn, where the dead elders of the Feeorin were believed to reside. It eventually came into possession of the Jedi Covenant, who used it to store and study Sith artifacts.

Scepter of Ragnos (PVP EU): A powerful artifact that once belonged to Marko Ragnos, it could absorb and release Dark Side energies into individuals to make them Force Sensitive.

Shadow Hand (PVE East): Shadow Hand was the title given to the second-in-command of the Sith monarch, or Sith’ari. Later, members of the Sith Order would use it as both a title for the second-in-command of the Sith Master and as a term equivalent to an apprentice.

Shien (PVE RP): One of the 7 forms of lightsaber combat, Shien was an aggressive style that focused on pressing the attack and deflecting blaster bolts back at their attackers.

Shii Cho (PVE East): One of the 7 forms of lightsaber combat, Shii-Cho was the first form ever developed. It is generally the first style most young Jedi learn and parts of it are often incorporated into many people’s personal styles.

Sith Meditation Sphere (PVE East): The Sith Meditation Sphere is an ancient warship used by the Sith Empire for battle meditation. It had jagged walls that sloped inwards and at the center the Sith Lord would crouch and focus their dark side powers that allowed them to amplify their intentions and send them out over great distances to control his armies.

Sith Triumvirate (PVE EU): An alliance of the Sith Lords Darth Traya, Darth Sion, and Darth Nihilus. They were responsible for the First Jedi Purge after the end of the Jedi Civil War.

Sith Wyrm (PVE East): The Sith Wyrm was a massive creature that lived on the the fourth moon of Yavin in large subterranean lairs. The ancient Massassi worshiped the beast as a god until it was killed by Exar Kun millennia later, who did so to impress the spirit of Freedon Nadd.

Space Slug (PVE West): The exogorth, known colloquially as the space slug, was a gigantic species of toothed gastropod. They survived in the vacuum of space by making their homes in the caverns and craters of asteroids.

Star Map (PVP EU-FR): An ancient Rakatta artifact that showed the entire expanse of their Empire at its height. The maps were destroyed when their Empire began to collapse, but the technology began to repair itself over time. Revan later used these maps to locate the Star Forge.

Supreme Commander Stantorrs (PVE EU-GR): Stantorrs is a NPC in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Sword of Ajunta Pall (PVP East): Ajunta Pall was one of the first Sith Lords who established themselves on Korriban after being driven out of known space. He poured his Dark Side powers into his sword, which came to be feared almost as much as Ajunta himself. It was said that the sword led to Ajunta’s demise and the sword was buried with him upon his death. Revan removed the sword from Ajunta’s tomb when he visited Korriban and redeemed the Sith Lord’s spirit.

Tarro Blood (PVE East): A NPC in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Terentatek (PVP East): Terentatek were creatures which fed off the blood of Force Sensitives, and inhabited caves and tombs strong with the Dark side.

The Crucible Pits (PVP West): The Crucible was a massive slaving organization founded by Sith Lords. The original intention of this organization was to create a fighting force from refugees by placing them in dueling pits and forcing them to fight constantly until the broke mentally.

The Ebon Hawk (RP East): A smuggling ship that came to play a large role in the Jedi Civil War and the First Jedi Purge. It was owned by famous Jedi such as Revan and Meetra Surik a.k.a. the Jedi Exile

The Fatman (PVP East): A smuggler ship owned by Zeerid Korr during the Great War. A former trooper, Zeerid used the ship in smuggling operations he performed to pay for his daughter’s medical expenses.

The Harbinger (PVE West): A Republic ship that was tasked with transporting Meetra Surik back to the Republic from the Unknown Regions. It was attacked by the Sith lead by Darth Sion and the entire crew was killed, though Meetra was able to escape.

The Jedi Tower (PVE EU): The Jedi Tower was the center of learning for Jedi on the planet Taris. It was at this location that the Padawan Massacre of Taris took place.

The Jekk’Jekk Tarr (PVE West): The Jekk’Jekk Tarr was a cantina located on Nar Shaddaa. The cantina did not serve drinks, and in fact humans were unable to enter. Instead, the cantina served nutrient chemicals and had noxious fumes circulating throughout its rooms that were pleasant to a variety of alien species, but lethal to humans.

The Progenitor (RP-PVE EU-EN): The Progenitor is a massive female firaxan shark that lived on Mannan. It was theorized that the reason it grew to such a massive size was because it lived off the kolto, which it served as a guardian of, though others thought the reason for her size was the nearby Star Map. She was also thought to be the ancestor of the Selkath species.

The Ravager (PVP EU): Flagship of Darth Nihilus during the First Jedi Purge, he dragged the ship from the gravity well of Malachor V and used it to roam the fringes of space.

The Red Eclipse (PVE EU): The Red Eclipse was the name of a ship used by a group of slavers affiliated with the Exchange who operated out of Nar Shaddaa. During the First Jedi Purge they attempted to attack Meetra Surik due to the fact that Meetra’s ship, the Ebon Hawk, occupied their landing space. They slavers did not survive the encounter.

The Restoration Zone (PVP EU-GR): The Resteration Zone was the name given to the area of Telos that a group of Ithorians were attempting to bring life back to after it was decimated in a Sith attack at the beginning of the Jedi Civil War. Though the Czerka Corporation attempted to wrestle control of the project from the Ithorians, they were able to maintain control with the help of Meetra Surik.

The Twin Spears (PVP East): A pair of large ice columns located on the planet Rekkaid, the Twin Spears held the tomb of Sith Lord Dramath the Second. It was in this tomb that Revan and Malak hid Mandalore’s Mask at the end of the Mandalorian wars.

The Shadowlands (PVE East): The ground floor of Kashyyyk is referred to as The Shadowlands due to the lack of light let in through the massive trees that cover Kashyyyk’s surface. The Shadowlands were the most dangerous part of Kashyyyk’s surface, and young Wookiees often visited the Shadowlands on ritual hunts.

The Swiftsure (PVP West): The Swiftsure was one of six tactical command ships that the Republic used during the Mandalorian Wars. Saul Karath was the commanding officer before he defected to the Sith Empire at the start of the Jedi Civil War.

Tomb of Freedon Nadd (PVP EU-EN): The Tomb of Freedon Nadd originally resided under Iziz before being moved to Dxun.  During the First Jedi Purge The Sith used the tomb as a staging ground but were defeated by a group affiliated with Meetra Surik.

Trask Ulgo (RP-PVE EU-EN): Trask was an ensign aboard the Republic ship known as the Endar Spire. He fought with Revan when Sith forces attacked the ship, and allowed Revan to escape with Carth Onasi. Trask was killed by Darth Bandon during the attack.

T3M4 (PVE EU-GR): A utility droid that served with both Revan and Meetra Surik during the Jedi Civil War and the First Jedi Purge. He later helped Meetra track down Revan when he disappeared after the Jedi Civil War.

Vanjervalis Chain (RP-PVE EU-DE): The Vanjervalis Chain was a military tactic of the Republic Navy, developed during the Mandalorian Wars. It involved an Inexpugnable-class tactical command ship, equipped with a sensor package developed after the disastrous Battle of Serroco. Using the sensor package, a group of Hammerhead-class cruisers would be slaved to the Inexpugnable’s controls, forming into a long chain to form a blockade. The sensor package would predict enemy movements and adjust the line accordingly.

Veela (PVP East): Veela was the wife of Canderous Ordo, who would later be known as Mandalore the preserver. She helped Canderous and Revan track down the Mask of Mandalore but then tried to take it from them and kill the pair. She died in the ensuing fight.

Vornskr (PVE West): The vornskr was a canine beast that could hunt using the Force. A side effect of this caused them to think that Force Sensitives were their favorite prey.

Vrook Lamar (RP West): Vrook was a Jedi Master who served on the Jedi Council since before the Mandalorian Wars and through the First Jedi Purge. He was quite a stubborn man, and was very harsh of anything he thought that involved the Dark Side. He was killed by Darth Traya at the Jedi Temple on Dantooine.

Vulkar Highway (PVP East): A location featured in TOR on the ruins of Taris.

Warriors of the Shadow (PVP West): Warriors of the Shadow was an ancient poem that told of the final battle between the Taungs and the Zhell on Coruscant. During this battle, a volcano erupted and almost destroyed the Zhell army. Ash covered the skies of Coruscant for two years. The Taung, later known as the first Mandalorians, were often called the Warriors of the Shadows because of this.

Wound in the Force (PVP West): A wound in the Force was a type of catastrophic disturbance in the Force. It was a weakness in the fabric of the Force caused by a traumatic event, most often the loss of a lot of life in one area all at once.

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  1. Blackjackon 15 Dec 2011 at 7:50 pm

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    Fascinating stuff. 🙂 They’re adding a few dozen more servers through this weekend, so you’ll have a lot more work to do. 😀

  2. Joshroomson 16 Dec 2011 at 12:19 am

    I saw that they already put some up. They just wanted to wait until I posted the article to bring them up. Pretty sure BioWare just trolled me.