The Bounty Hunter storyline began on Hutta. The Bounty Hunter joined up with a team of hunters, who were trying to get them into the Great Hunt, a galactic-wide competition where hunters not only must hunt and kill a target, but kill a rival hunter tracking the same target, for fame and riches.
The team consisted of an old time hunter named Braden, a Nikto named Jory, and a young slicer named Mako. Braden, the team leader, was trying to negotiate with the local crime lord, Nemro the Hutt, to sponsor the hunter for the Great Hunt. However, a member of the Mandalorians named Tarro Blood, and rival for the Great Hunt, sabotaged the hunter's chances of entering the Great Hunt by killing Braden and Jory in their base. The hunter arrived at the scene shortly before Mako, who was devastated at the death of Braden and Jory, the latter being a close friend and the former being a father figure. With Mako's help, the hunter did jobs for Nemro and eventually gained the sponsorship of Nemro, a first step in entering the Great Hunt.
The entry into the Great Hunt lead the Bounty Hunter and Mako to the Imperial capital: Dromund Kaas. There they were informed that a large number of other hunters had arrived for the competition and had procured sponsorships; far too many, in fact, for the Hunt. After being assigned a handler by the name of Crysta, the Bounty Hunter was informed that each potential entrant must carry out three high-profile bounties on Dromund Kaas, as a means of thinning the herd of potentials. Afterward, the remaining elite bounty hunters would compete in a grand melee to determine the winner of the last entry into the Hunt.
The Bounty Hunter was given a series of high-level targets (provided by Taro Blood's influence in an attempt of preventing the Bounty Hunter from entering the competition): a Republic nobleman-turned-slave, the Sith daughter of an Imperial official and finally a mission into the dreaded Sith Dark Temple to retrieve proof of an officer's death. After completing these tasks the Bounty Hunter was entered into the "Grand Melee" and fought the other challengers in an arena free-for-all match. The Bounty Hunter triumphed and was deemed worthy. Tarro Blood arrived soon after and protested this, citing that Mako fabricated much of the Bounty Hunter's qualifications. The Huntmaster (an aging Wookie presiding the event) deemed that the skills of the Bounty Hunter were worthy of the Hunt even if their older exploits were exaggerated. Blood leaves, swearing to kill the player before the Great Hunt ends, as neither can kill the other before the hunt begins.
Crysta then informed the Bounty Hunter that a ship was needed to continue and that, in Mandalorian tradition, the ship should be stolen rather than bought. She directed the player to a D5-Mantis being used by a smuggler. Despite Blood having tipped off the Imperial authorities, the Bounty Hunter escaped, procuring the vessel in the process. Mako swore vengeance on Blood for his underhanded tactics even before the Hunt officially started.
Once aboard, Crysta informed the crew that the first two targets for the Great Hunt had been decided for them. One lead was on Balmorra and the other on Nar Shaddaa. The Bounty Hunter is then given the choice as to which target to hunt down first.
Chapter 1 (The Great Hunt)
The Balmorran Target for the Great Hunt was Admiral Ivernus, also known as "Admiral Untouchable," the reason being that he always oversees the conflict on the planet from his own starship. For that reason, the Bounty Hunter had to lure him down to Balmorra if they had any chance of eliminating him. However, Crysta was unable to provide the Bounty Hunter with a friendly contact, though Mako managed to find out that Lieutenant Major Pirrell, one of Ivernus' "toadies", was in the market for a bounty hunter.
Down on Balmorra in Sobrik, the Bounty Hunter met with Pirrell and Murghir, a dim Cathar entertainment gift from one of Pirrell's friends on Dromund Kaas. Pirrell revealed the reason why he posted the request for a bounty hunter in the first place: his wants his superior Colonel Sartius, whom he believes is incompetent yet is popular with the right people--including Admiral Ivernus, ousted from his seat and taken be Pirrell himself. He planned to do this by humiliating Sartius by having the Bounty Hunter create problems for Sartius that he's confident that he cannot solve in key points of interest such as the Okara Droid Factory, the local Colicoids, and the resistance fighters in the Balmorran Arms Factory.
Once all three points of interest were taken care of, Pirrell happily reported to the Bounty Hunter that Sartius is placed under arrest and Ivernus was finally coming down to Balmorra. The Bounty Hunter seized this opportunity to get within blaster range of the admiral.
The Bounty Hunter, Lieutenant Major Pirrell, and Murghir met up with Admiral Ivernus at the Sobrik Spaceport. However, instead of giving Pirrell a promotion, Ivernus came down to Balmorra to execute him in person. Pirrell being in charge of intelligence, Ivernus saw him as a "worthless incompetent"--Colonel Sartius's failures are ultimately his own failures. However, Murghir revealed her true colors. She was the rival hunter in the Great Hunt intent on stealing the ultimate kill--her dim-witted nature was all a ruse. It became a three-way battle between the Bounty Hunter, Murghir, and Admiral Ivernus. After dealing with the admiral, his guards, the rival Cathar, and the terrified Lieutenant Major, the Bounty Hunter set off for their next target.
The Bounty Hunter's target on Nar Shaddaa was called the Eidolon, a deadly, professional assassin with an equally ghastly reputation for being able to kill anybody for the right price. His primary employer was the Hutt Cartel. Gele'ren, a Twi'lek who works for the Hutt Cartel and hates the Eidolon, was the Bounty Hunter's friendly contact for this target.
Down on the planet, according to Gele'ren, the Eidolon recently started a security company--now everyone wanted to buy from Eidolon Security, costing the Hutt Cartel valuable customers. Mako reunited with Anuli, an old friend who presumed her to be dead just before Braden took her down to Hutta. Gele'ren revealed that Eidolon Security's primary client is the Republic, supplying the Republic Army with billions of credits' worth of munitions every year. Destroying the crates of the munitions in the Corellian sector would cost Eidolon Security billions of credits, the first step in angering the Eidolon into going after the Bounty Hunter, which is exactly whatthey wanted.
Gele'ren and the Bounty Hunter were discussing their next step in their plan when Mako and Anuli put two and two together and find out that the rival hunters, the Ugnaught Zargnor Clan, were building their new war droid in an empty building in the Druos sector (their old one blew up in the melee, killing everyone involved but themselves, who hid in the droid's armor). The Bounty Hunter found the Ugnaughts in the empty building, still finishing their new war droid, and eliminated them from the Great Hunt.
After dealing with the Zargnor Clan, Anuli and Mako discussed with the Bounty Hunter about Anuli coming along once this is over, since he had helped out a lot. After resolving the issue, the next step in provoking the Eidolon was to get every one of his confidential records into the public HoloNet, where anyone can access. Anuli reported that the Eidolon's HoloNet transceivers were in the Network Access Sector, heavily guarded and encrypted. The Bounty Hunter tracked down Zee, a Bith engineer who has the access codes to the Eidolon's network. They found Zee at the Imperial spaceport, preparing for departure.
When they returned to Gele'ren for updates, they discovered that he is not present and found Anuli had been killed by droids sent by the Eidolon. On the holocomm, they met the Eidolon who revealed that he was responsible for the death of Anuli. The Bounty Hunter and Mako located the Eidolon and met him face to face. The Eidolon grew a strong respect for the Bounty Hunter and they fought with the Bounty Hunter eventually becoming the victor. After the battle, Mako received a transmission that the Hutts would pay more for the Eidolon being captured alive, and the Bounty Hunter chose the target's fate. Either way, the bounty was complete and they left Nar Shaddaa behind.
After catching their latest mark, the Bounty Hunter was contacted by the assistant of the Huntsmaster, and informed them that the list of Great Hunt targets was sliced and would be auctioned off on Hutta. The Bounty Hunter arrived to the auction and killed the buyers, preventing the list from getting out, but not before they found out that a Mandelorian was the one who stole the list and asked that Taro Blood's hits be left confidential. The Hunter receives the next two targets on Tatooine and Alderaan.
On Tatooine, the Bounty Hunter had to track down a Devaronian named Tyresius Lokai. The sly criminal paid off the rival hunter, who was killed by the Bounty Hunter. The Bounty Hunter chased him around Tatooine, until Tyresius was cornered by them. He then pleaded for his life and promised to use all his resources in helping the Bounty Hunter. The Bounter Hunter agreed, and Tyresius, now going by the name Gault Rennow, produced a duplicate body of himself which was used as proof that the Bounty Hunter got their mark, and Gault joined their crew.
On Alderaan, the Bounty Hunter had to find a noble Duke Corwin. The Bounty Hunter followed the first lead to House Girard, where they met a nobleman, Zacar Girard, who gave them leads in locating them to the Duke. The leads sent the Bounty Hunter to House Rist. Unfortunately, the Duke had already fled and the Bounty Hunter had communicated with a member of House Rist, who offered a deal for the Bounty Hunter to kill the leaders of House Girard, after killing Duke Corwen. Zacar told the hunter that the Duke should be at House Organa, and the Bounty Hunter took chase. They found the Duke's body in storage, having died years ago, with his family using holograms to impersonate him. The hunter retrieves the body and returns to House Girard, to find Zacar having been killed by his son. The Bounty Hunter is given the chance to decide the ultimate fate of House Girard's leadership, before leaving Alderaan.
Back on the ship, the Bounty Hunter was contacted by Hedarr Soongh, who asked the Bounty Hunter to meet him at Nar Shaddaar about dealing with Tarro Blood. The hunter arrived to find minions of Tarro Blood, specifically the one who murdered Braden and Jory. Soongh asked for an honorable duel between the adversaries and continue the Great Hunt honorably. The Hunter won, but Blood's minions did not honor the agreement and murdered Soongh before being killed by the Hunter.
Aurora The Hunter was given the location of the final target, a Jedi Master named Kellian Jarro with Tarro Blood as the competition. The Bounty Hunter fought through the ship and found Tarro Blood captured in the brig. The Bounty Hunter was given a choice how Tarro Blood would die before finding the Jedi. The Bounty Hunter killed the Jedi and threw the ship into a black hole.
The Hunter returned to Dromund Kaas and declaired champion of the Great Hunt.
Chapter 2 (The Price of Fame)
The Champion was called to meet Mandalore the Vindicated and after congradulating them, he sends them to Dromund Kaas to kill a great beast. The Bounty Hunter arrived to a Manalorian camp, where they met Torian Cadera. The hunter killed the monster and returned to Mandalore, who initiated them into the Mandalorian clan and introduced the hunter to the other champions of the Great Hunt. With the initiation, the Bounty Hunter gained access to the Blacklist, a list of high profile targets for them to find. The Champion was given a bounty to one of the Blacklist's biggest targets, located on the planet, Taris.
On Taris, the hunter searched for a target called Jicoln Cadera, a former Mandalorean and father of Torian Cadera. The Bounty Hunter discovered Torian was on Taris, searching of Jicoln in hopes to kill him and reclaim his family honor. The Bounty Hunter finds Torian and he helps them locate Jicoln. The hunter played a scavenger hunt in locating Jicoln and followed the trail to the target, where Torian arrived to see the job through. Once business with Jincoln was finished, Torian. After turning Jicoln over to the Mandalorians, Torian joined the Bounty Hunter's crew.
After leaving Taris, they got a message from a corporation called Adascorp, offering a large sum of credits if the Bounty Hunter endorsed a product of their's. The Bounty Hunter went to Quesh to meet with the rep, but it turned out to be a trap set by the Republic, and overseen by a Jedi Master via holo. The SIS agents were going to arrest the Hunter for the death of Jedi Master Kellian Jarro, but the Hunter killed all of them and escaped. Upon returning to the ship, the Hunter received another Blacklist target, located on Hoth.
On Hoth, the Hunter was tasked with finding a White Maw pirate lord Trandoshan named Reneget Vause. The Bounty Hunter arrived to interrogate a Jawwa named Blizz. Blizz told the Hunter where Vause was last seen, but the Trandoshan escaped. Believing Vause won't show himself, unless the Hunter appears like better prey, they follow Blizz's advice and hunt down White Maw captains, to make themselves appealing to Vause. The Hunter defeated three top ranked captains and defeated Vause. Before returning to the ship, the Hunter collected his bounty, and Blizz joined the crew.
After leaving Hoth, the Bounty Hunter was contacted by the other champions of the Great Hunt, who set up a celebration on Naar Shaddaa. Upon arriving to the party, the Hunter found the champions killed by Republic soldiers under the command of the Jedi Master they met on Quesh (though still through the holo). After killing the intruders, the Jedi Master promised retribution. The Hunter returned to the ship to find an announcement by Republic Supreme Chancellor Janarus on the Holo, criticizing the Hunter's previous actions. On the HoloNet, the Hunter's been placed on the top of it's most wanted list, with many of charges being false. With so much heat, Imperials began distancing themselves from the Hunter, until one ship sent a summons to discuss something with the Hunter.
Chapter 3 (Public Enemy)
The Bounty Hunter answered the call and went to the Imperial ship. After some struggle, the Bounty Hunter met with the Sith Commander, Darth Tormen. He offered the Bounty Hunter a chance for revenge against the Jedi who framed him, Jun Seros. In exchange for helping the Hunter gain vengeance, Tormen asked for the Hunter to kill Supreme Chancellor Janarus. The plan was, after removing key figures from the board, the Empire would force Corellian to secede from the Republic, luring the Chancellor and his Jedi adviser to Corellia to try to stop the secession through diplomacy. But first the Hunter had to go to Belsavis to remove one of the key Republic figures.
Arriving at the station, the Bounty Hunter was given his first target, a Republic privateer named Zale Barrows. Arriving at Zale's last known location, the Hunter met a Houk prisoner named Skadge, who is also looking for Zale in revenge. The Hunter found Zale, but he escaped but Skadge drafted two tech-skilled prisoners to slice a droid to find out Zale's location in the Tomb. The Hunter teamed up with Skadge, who promised valuable contraband in exchange for finding and punishing Zale. They were finally able to cornered Zale in block 44, his fate sealed by the Hunter and Skadge joined the Hunter's crew.
After returning to the ship to introduce the new member, it became apparent Torian was missing. They get a call from a ransomer, who kidnapped Torian and took him to Hoth. The kill most of the captors and free Torian, and making their way to Voss.
On Voss, the Bounty Hunter was sent to kill or capture a Republic ambassador named Thelonia Redrish. The imperial ambassador sent the Hunter to find evidence linking Redrish to gorilla attacks on Voss. The Bounty Hunter found evidence and the general disputed the charges, allowing herself freedom. After tracking her down again, the Bounty Hunter found he with Gormak in an old tomb which had proof of Sith and Jedi involvement in producing hostilities between the natives on Voss. The Hunter deals with Redrish and her Gormak allies, and leaves Voss.
On the ship, the Bounty Hunter is contacted by Darth Tormen, who said to rendezvous with his ship. The Hunter arrived to find it attacked by the Republic. The Hunter makes their way through the ship and retakes control, before Darth Tormen arrives. Once the ship is secured, the Sith goes over the plan for the Bounty Hunter to capture Corellian leaders to make them submit and secede from the Republic. Thus Janarus and his adviser, Jun Seros, would have to go to Corellia and solve the matter personally through diplomacy. Thus making them vulnerable to the Bounty Hunter.
Darth Tormen charged the Bounty Hunter with capturing rebeling leaders of Corellia, in order to force them to submit and accept the planet's succession from the Republic. The Bounty Hunter captured Chairman Harlon Fane of the Corellian Corporate Council. The Bounty Hunter then kidnapped fertile Selonians as bait to capture a leader of a Selonian raider group named Sharona Bel-ll. The last to be captured was Corellia's civil police force commissioner, Jonah Carter. All three prisoners signed the agreement of succession and the supreme chancellor arrived on his fleet, with Jun Seros hoping to get the Green Jedi to liberate Corellia. The Bounty Hunter infiltrated the headquarters, killed Jun Seros, and took his effects, delivering them to Darth Tormen who said they'd help the Bounty Hunter get to the chancellor.
The Bounty Hunter used Seros's landing codes to board the Founder. After destroying the escape shuttles, the Bounty Hunter fought their way through the ship until they reached the chancellor. Janarus graciously cleared the Bounty Hunter's name of all fabricated crimes and his reign as leader of the Republic ended.