|Tobit was your classic smuggler; he was born on Corellia, he owned
a ship that he owed money to a gangster on, and he had Wookiee mechanic
as his first mate. Life was pretty good until he met up with all those
other guys. Then, one day, it just sort of... ended.
The death of Tobit was a shining example of what is known in the military
as a "Grade-A, Class-One Clusterfuck."
Fresh from their success against the gangster Boreas Sam, but fearful
of reprisal, our heroes fled Corellia, ending up in, where else? a
bar on some other planet, the name of which really has no bearing
on anything. There, playing a little Sabacc, drinking a little ale,
they were unpleasantly interrupted by a posse of stormtroopers, who
announced that everyone needed to get up against the wall, and that
they were looking for someone named "El'Li," a known assassin.
Now, as being put up against the wall is usually followed by one of
two unpleasant events, one of which is getting shot, and as their
compatriot Torykh informed them that it was likely him the white-suits
were looking for, our heroes were inclined to resist.
Funny thing was, some other person, a melancholic cat-creature sitting
by himself, stood up and announced that he was El'Li. But, whatever.
There were stormtrooper helmets to be broken, and our boys were not
about to be stopped. As the stormtroopers went down the line, someone
lashed out, most likely Torykh. The rest of our heroes drew their
guns, or what have you, and proceeded with the firefight. One of them,
the brainiest of the group, Salix, perhaps also a little enraged at
having lost a horn and therefore needing to vent, picked up a table
and attempted to hurl it into the mass of stormtroopers. Sad to say,
the table was quite slippery from the grease and grime that generally
accumulates in such locales, and, well, he dropped it on his toes.
Not easily discouraged, and feeling a little sheepish, he tried this
heroic feat again, only to, once again, drop the table.
Meanwhile his companions were faring very little better, misfiring
and taking nasty blaster hits left and right. One of these hits was
so nasty, it actually killed the one it hit. And that one was Tobit.
He dropped to the ground with a dull thud. Had this been a movie,
slow-motion would have been in order.
And this, my friends, was the first player-character casualty of Slaughterhouse:
Oh, sure, they tried to revive him. Salix actually performed a miracle
by bringing Tobit back to life for the space of, oh, three seconds,
whereupon Tobit, lacking the strength to wake all the way up, died.
They called up Odyynrah, who, after expressing the fact that he was
exceptionally pissed off, took them back to Corellia. There the Wookiee
took it upon himself to inform Tobit's father of his son's death.
You can read all about that and the events that followed it in "The
Trouble with Small Energy-eating Insects, or Radio Silence is Optional."