Risha Romance Guide

Romanceable by: Smuggler male characters

About: Petty criminal, starship mechanic, woman of mystery, royal queen: all of these terms apply to Risha, daughter of notorious crime lord Nok Drayen. Considering her upbringing as a violent gangster’s child, it’s a wonder Risha turned out remotely normal. Wise and experienced beyond her years, she has led an adventurous life containing some extremely dark chapters. Despite her biting sarcasm and general selfishness, one can never shake the feeling that Risha would be a better person if only she knew how. Years spent among the galaxy’s dregs have fostered layers of personal self-defense mechanisms and a cynical shell around her. Only the most persistent friend has any hope of meeting the “real” Risha hiding beneath the surface.

How to start romance: The male Smuggler can romance Risha during the Smuggler story as well as the companion conversations with her. These companion conversations are unlocked by completing quests within the Smuggler storyline, so check your companion on your ship after every planet to see if more companion conversation quests have become available, indicated by a quest marker over your companion’s head. The first companion conversation will take place right after you get them, and the last will take place after Corellia and your final class story chapter. A very important thing to know is that if you start the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion, the Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion, or the Jedi Under Siege / Ossus / Onslaught expansion, you will automatically lock yourself out of the original companion storylines and will not be able to complete them later, and it is not guaranteed that your romance will be toggled for future expansions. You also can not do the companion conversations if you have used an Outlander Token or Commander’s Token to create a level 60, 65 or 70 character (using a Master’s Datacron to boost an existing character to level 70 is fine though.)

Romance continuation: Players can resume their romance with Risha after completing the Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion and the To Find a Findsman Alliance Alert. Press N on your keyboard to open the Companions & Contact menu. If you have not done To Find a Findsman, pick that one up and complete it first, and then the alliance alert Unhappy Returns will become available in the Companions & Contact menu as long as you have finished Knights of the Eternal Throne. The player will reunite with both Risha and Corso, and the player can invite one or both of them to join the alliance crew. Afterwards, Risha will confront the player about abandoning her. The player can reply “I love you, too” to resume the romance or “You’re right. Let’s end it” to break up. Choosing to resume will have a box pop up that says “This choice will resume your romance with Risha Drayen. Doing so will end any other romances you may be involved in. Are you sure you want to proceed?” and will lead to a kiss and some banter.

Romance conflict: If the smuggler attempts to romance Risha and Akaaavi, his companions, eventually both Akaavi and Risha will confront him together and demand he chooses. If the player reaches this conversation, and does not specifically choose Akaavi or Risha, Risha will walk out disgusted and the player will remain with Akaavi. This cutscene can be triggered in two different ways – either spending some private time with Risha or spending private time with Akaavi, and the two cutscenes are different.

Videos: Risha original romance, Risha reunion romance, Risha / Akaavi romance confrontation where the smuggler doesn’t choose walking in on Akaavi, Risha / Akaaavi romance where the smuggler chooses Akaavi walking in on Akaavi Risha / Akaavi romance where the smuggler chooses Risha walking in on Risha,

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