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- "An officer in the Imperial military, Malavai Quinn is loyal to the Empire and everything it stands for: order, the glory of the Sith and the conquest of the Republic. Following his mysterious disgrace at the Battle of Druckenwell, he was stationed on Balmorra where he occasionally carried out small missions for Darth Baras (to whom he owes much of his career’s early success). Duty-bound and honorable, Quinn is not afraid to express earned admiration for his superiors, but he is neither a bootlicker nor a mindless servant. He values competence alongside loyalty and will do whatever is necessary to thwart the enemies of the Empire as a whole and Darth Baras personally."
- ―In-game Codex (Persons of Note)
Intelligent, distinguished and competent, Malavai Quinn is the epitome of professionalism within the Imperial military. A career soldier, Quinn has always held the Sith ideals of order and stability in high regards, and views the Republic as a chaotic and unstable threat. From his first day as a cadet, Quinn has been driven by a steadfast belief that he could help lift the Empire to greatness, and he is willing to go to great lengths to see that the Empire’s enemies are crushed.
Quinn prides himself on absolute precision in carrying out his orders, and is quick to thrust blame on himself for even the most minor error. However, while other Officers are concerned only with climbing through the ranks of the Imperial military, Quinn’s first and only desire is the success of the mission. Yet for all the victories that he has orchestrated for the Empire, Quinn’s career has been stunted by the mysterious circumstances surrounding his participation at the Battle of Druckenwell. While others who have accomplished less than him have ascended to the rank of Admiral, Quinn remains a lowly Lieutenant who continues to serve the greater good of the Empire.
Malavai Quinn is the second companion for the Sith Warrior. He is the primary contact throughout the Sith Warrior story line mission on Balmorra. Once the quest is completed he gains promotion to the rank of Captain and is granted the opportunity to request his next duty assignment. He, of course, decides to join the player as you leave the planet for your next part of the story line.
Quinn is a very much a by-the-book officer as he never questions orders, tactical genius, and supports actions that favor the Empire; conversely, actions that harm Imperial citizens cause disapproval. He respects order and professionalism and will consistently 'butt' heads with Vette and Lieutenant Pierce owing to their personality conflicts. He is easily knocked off-balance by the flirtations of a female Sith Warrior, because they are not "accepted military communication".
Malavai Quinn's name is a subtle bit of foreshadowing, meaning 'Go Bad' in Latin, and hinting at his later betrayal. (Mala 'Bad', Vai 'Go', with Latin having a reversed syntax to English.)