Mails from Digging Deeper

These are some of the mails the player will receive after completing the Digging Deeper storyline in Star Wars: The Old Republic, involving Malgus and Elom.


Subject: Hoping for successful negotiations!

I hear you’ve gotten the ball rolling on an alliance with our Selkath friends. I also hear you’re working with Ambassador Ishkah to spearhead the operation. No easy feat, but I’m sure the two of you will be able to work wonders.

By now I’m sure you’ve noticed Minn’s… resolute… nature. Some find her way of handling things to be a bit uncompromising, but I want to assure you that you’ll find no greater proponent of the Republic. It may not seem so at first, but whatever support you need for this task, you can count on Minn to provide it.

As I’m sure you are well aware, there seems to be no resolution in sight in our war against the Empire. Any assistance you provide in finding a way to bring this conflict closer to its end is hugely appreciated.

I wish you and Minn all the best of luck in these negotiations.

General Ardinondu Dipolus Daeruun

Kira – Imperial Version

Subject: Sorry for rushing off


I didn’t mean to cut out of the meeting early, but everything we were talking about was just… too much. With all the Children of the Emperor talk, we’re getting dangerously close to territory I never wanted to think about again.

Don’t get mad at me for not telling you this, but… I was a Child of the Emperor. A long time ago. We’re talking years. I never said anything because I broke that connection, so I didn’t think it mattered anymore. And I was sure it was already hard enough for you to let your guard down around someone so close to the Jedi. I’ll… do my best to be more open about stuff like this.

And no, before you ask, I can’t tell you anything we don’t already know about Darth Nul. Even Master Denolm didn’t know much about her, other than she was somehow connected to the Children, and he was one of the most famous historians in our order.


Kira – Jedi Knight Version

Subject: Sorry for rushing off


I didn’t mean to cut out of the meeting early, but everything we were talking about was just… too much. With all the Children of the Emperor talk, we’re getting dangerously close to territory I never wanted to think about again.

Being one of them, a Child of the Emperor, always felt like something that I couldn’t escape. I left the Sith, I took shelter with the Jedi, I broke the connection that made me a Child of the Emperor… and it’s still coming back to haunt me.

I’m sorry if I seem overwhelmed. I just really, really want all this to be over with. I’m sure you understand.



Subject: Next steps.

I’ve been informed of your success in getting Malgus to reveal something useful. I never expected any less–if anyone could have accomplished this, it was you.

Although I believe the Empire is far beyond the need for Sith like Malgus, I can’t deny the many victories he achieved in the past. There are few others with a similarly impressive history. Perhaps that is why he respects you enough to not completely ignore your presence when you visit him.

Since Malgus has so graciously given you a clue, maybe we should try this arrangement again, after we give him some time to continue pondering the gravity of his circumstances, of course.

In the meantime, I have a potential lead to pursue, although I don’t expect it will be of much use. Should anything come of it, you will be the first to know.

Darth Rivix

Scourge – Platonic

Subject: I will return.

No doubt by now, Sana-Rae or Kira has informed you of my absence. I am sorry I could not accompany you to Elom, but time was of the essence. There was only a small window of opportunity in which to look further into my suspicions.

For now, there is not much more I can say. I can only assure you that my ambitions are unchanged: I will destroy anything with Tenebrae’s foul stain still upon it.

If that means there are certain paths I must walk alone, then so be it.

Scourge – Romantic

Subject: This is unbearable.

I am sorry for leaving without informing you first. If I had not needed to pursue this lead with the haste it requires, you would be by my side for this task.

Until I return, know that I detest being apart from you. Know that being without your company brings me nothing but torment. But this must be done.

As long as there is a threat to you, to us, I will stop it. I will allow nothing to destroy what we have, what I have waited so long for. Know that you can always expect this of me.

Talos Drellik

Subject: Progress!

Hello again!

I’m sure one as busy as yourself has loads of progress reports to comb through, so my sincerest apologies for adding another to the pile. I simply could not allow anyone else to bring you the news of this development!

You may recall when we spoke on Elom that I had noticed similarities between the artifacts we found in Darth Nul’s temple and relics from other locations in the galaxy. After extensive examination and cross-referencing, I believe I have identified a single planet that looks very promising.

But, I must warn you: my proposed connection between Darth Nul and these other sites is still only a theory. As such, I have requested a team to assist me with investigating my findings more thoroughly.

I look forward to bringing you more good news!

Talos Drellik


Subject: (no subject)

I just heard. Master Denolm… a Child of the Emperor.

I mean, I really can’t fault him for keeping something like that a secret. If we’re being honest, I probably would’ve done the same. But when you think you knew someone, and it turns out you

I hope you don’t think Master Denolm was some kind of monster. He may have had… secrets… but that doesn’t change who he was. And it’s not his fault that Malgus cut him down before he had the chance to come clean.

Anyway. The old man and I have a lot of things we need to discuss, so… I’ll see you around.


Theron Shan – Romantic

Subject: Your chat with Malgus

You’re going to force me into early retirement, you know that? Not that I hate the idea of you and I going on a nice, long–very overdue–vacation. I just don’t want to quit because you keep scaring the pants off me. Dr. Oggurobb is already “concerned” about my stress levels, you know.

I know exactly what you’re thinking right now: “I’m fine! I’ve beaten Malgus a million times before! The fate of the galaxy depends on me!” And I hear you. That bravery and determination are some of the things I love about you. I mean, you handled him better than any SIS interrogator could dream of.

But Malgus is locked up behind all that high-powered, state-of-the-art security for a reason. I really, really hate surprises, so if you want to take him on without backup next time (because I’m sure there will be a next time), I’d love it if you gave a guy some warning first.

All right, now that you’re aware of how much I actually worry about you, how about sharing some tips on getting someone so difficult to open up? Seriously. I’m in awe.


Vowrawn – Saboteur

Subject: A round of applause.

Well done, my friend. Well done, indeed. I suspected that you would be the one to return my little toy soldier, and you did not disappoint. it was positively splendid that I could be present when the disobedient cur was put back on his leash.

Malgus was away from my influence for far too long, but that will soon be remedied. This can not, and will not, happen again.

Seeral Korrd – Saboteur

Subject: Your service is appreciated.

Though I did not request your presence on Manaan, it would reflect poorly on myself if I did not formally express my gratitude for your assistance.

For the most part, our operation has returned to pre-Republic-interference efficiency. Aside from a few unexpected, but necessary, repairs, I dare say our kolto output is even higher than before the Republic tried to stop our efforts.

That being said, I must return to my duties at once. This war is far from over, and productivity here is not yet at full capacity.

Colonel Seeral Korrd

Lana Beniko – Romantic

Subject: Don’t do that again

I have a favor to ask of you, my darling. The next time you need to get information from Malgus, if you must do it without someone there to back you up, give me considerable warning before you do. Hasty, last-minute decisions make me nervous.

I recognize the importance of learning all we can about Malgus’s plans, but he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. We have the luxury of taking our time and exercising caution, especially after your success in coaxing such important information out of our prisoner.

I know that, on your own, you have faced much worse than a defiant Sith in a fancy prison, but it doesn’t make this any easier. I’m not ready to lose you–I don’t believe I ever will be—-but that fear is lessened somewhat when I can be by your side. Personally witnessing how capable you are goes a long way.


Rivix – Elom

Subject: An update on Elom.

I must say, after our previous adventure together, the last person I expected to find in those ruins was Malgus himself. How very fortunate for us that we did.

Unfortunately for us, we are still no closer to knowing for certain what Malgus was actually planning. Interrogations are underway, but I have little hope that they will yield the sort of answers we require.

At the very least, with Malgus where he belongs, we no longer have to worry about him surprising us at every turn. Now seems the perfect time to send another team to investigate the ruins on Elom. Wish us luck.

Darth Eldrid – Saboteur

Subject: A request.

Please pardon the unsolicited communication, but I wish to formally introduce myself, as well as make a request.

As Lord Krovos stated previously, I am Darth Eldrid. I have a talent for creation, specifically for tools that draw on the dark side of the Force. However, even the most accomplished inventors will tell you that such works can–and should–always be improved upon. The prison I have built for Malgus is no different.

Should you have any input or suggestions, please do not hesitate to share them. Lord Krovos’s time is hard to come by, and Lord Rivix is not the most reliable source when you need the unvarnished truth. Other than these two, I value your opinion most. I look forward to hearing it.

With gratitude,
Darth Eldrid