Sunry Murder Trial
Again, Jolee will be required before you can complete this mission, so if you haven't acquired his services yet, travel to Kashyyyk to pick him up.
Once you head into West Ahto, Elora will ask Jolee to help her; her husband, an old friend of Jolee's, has been arrested for murder. Speak to the Judge Shelkar in the Ahto High Court to get all of the pertinent information that you'll require; you can then go on to question all of the other judges about the case to get an idea of their prejudices and opinions on the case itself.
Now that you've been declared an Arbiter, you'll be able to enter the jail and speak to Sunry himself; do so and interrogate him thoroughly. Be sure to explore every conversation option to get all the information you need; Sunry will, of course, claim that it was a Sith frame-up, and even ask you to find a way into the Sith Embassy to look for information.
Regardless, the visitor's hotel in east central should be your first stop. Ignus, the hotel's clerk, will stick to his story, where Sunry left Elassa's room after the blaster went off. Note that players with some persuasion ability can easily bribe him to lie in court; this gives you a minor Dark side hit, but will help out your case later on, so you should do it unless you're really into role-playing the virtuous path. The Rodian witness Gluupor will reveal with a minimum of fuss that a male Sith paid him to plant the Republic War Medal in Elassa's hand after she was killed. The other witness, Firith Me, has a story similar to Ignus', but also says that Elassa may have been a Dark Jedi. This information is needed for the trial, but isn't quite enough to clear Sunry.
Once you leave the Hotel, a mysterious stranger will advise you to inquire about the matter at the Embassies of the Republic and the Sith. Why? Your guess is as good as mine; the staff of neither Embassy seems to have much information, and even if you break into the Sith base, you won't find much to incriminate the Sith as an organization.
After visiting the hotel, you can persuade either Elora or Sunry to tell you about his affair. It is fairly vital to get this information before the trial begins, for your information, so be sure to speak to them both if one of them refuses to be persuaded. Once you have every single piece of evidence you can find, proceed back to the judges and begin the trial.
Now, there are several ways to prevent Sunry's execution. The O.J. solution is to win over three of the judges; if a simple majority believe that Sunry is innocent, then he will be set free, while there will be lingering doubt about his innocence, although you'll still get an experience reward. More experience is gained by convincing four of the judges, but the best rewards are reserved for the litigator who can bring all of the judges over to his or her side.
Let's assume that you want the "best" result. Begin by stating that you intend to prove Sunry's innocence. The first witness that will be available for questioning is Firith Me. Ask him:
|1.||Did you see the murder occur?|
|2.||Wasn't that medal a little obvious?|
|3.||Elassa was a Dark Jedi, wasn't she?|
|4.||No more questions.|
You can poll the judges in between each round of questioning, to see where their opinion is headed. Each will respond with something that corresponds to a not guilty, unsure, or guilty plea. You still have plenty of witnesses, and a closing argument, so don't start worrying about the outcome just yet.
Next up is Gluupor. Ask:
|1.||Did you see Sunry kill Elassa?|
|2.||Isn't that medal a little too obvious?|
|3.||Did you plant the medal?|
|4.||No further questions.|
|1.||Was your husband having an affair?|
|2.||No further questions.|
For the man himself, Sunry, ask:
|1.||How could Elassa have gotten hold of your medal?|
|2.||You intended to end the affair. Would the Sith have killed her for this?|
|3.||No further questions.|
Now, the closing argument:
|1.||No one saw Sunry kill Elassa.|
|2.||The affair was over, and that's why the Sith killed Elassa.|
If you've done all of this properly, then you'll receive the grand bonus of...wait for it...500 experience. Yes, all of that toil nets you less experience than killing a Sith grenadier. Thanks, BioWare! The good news is that you earned experience points at various steps along the way, so the sum total isn't all that disappointing.
For better or for worse, you can slice into the computer terminal at the Republic Embassy before you complete the actual trial for the real truth behind the case. Note that doing so will prevent you from using the above trial walk-through without taking a shift to the Dark side, but if you're really interested in perverting justice, then it might be worth your while to hack the Republic database, because...he actually did do it. Yep, shot her in the back.