The Bounty Hunter storyline begins on Hutta. The player joins up with a team of hunters, who are trying to use the player to get 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. The team consists of an old time hunter named Braden, a Nikto named Jory, and a young slicer named Mako. Braden, the team leader, is 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, sabotages the hunter's chances of entering the Great Hunt by killing Braden and Jory in their base. The hunter arrives at the scene shortly before Mako, who is devestated at the death of Braden and Jory, the latter being a close friend and the former being a father figure. The hunter does jobs for Nemro and eventually gains the sponsorship of Nemro. The hunter travels to Dromund Kaas, the Imperial captial, to enter the Great Hunt.