Praven Prime is a fictional planet developed by Obsidian Entertainment for the role-laying game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. A mistranslated word led to a was between the Gu-vandi Collective and L'Xing, and the war forced the Republic to pull back of Gu-vandi space. HK-47 suggests that the war may benefit the Republic in the future, since the L'Xing would eventually become desperate enough to invite the Republic to aid them, and due to the war reducing their population, the Republic would save money due to having to provide for fewer L'Xing.
HK-47 uses the War on Praven Prime as an example of how one can utilize knowledge of protocol and translation to sabotage international relationships for the Republic's benefit. HK-47 doesn't outright mention who is responsible for the mistranslation or whether the incident was deliberate or accidental; nevertheless, when combined with information provided by G0-T0, the implication is that wither HK-47 instigated the war on Revan's behalf or that an HK-50 instigated the war on Revan's or G0-T0's behalf for the galaxy's benefit.
They [the HK-50's] are masquerading as protocol droids. I have discovered that when they are used in negotiations, they have a predictable pattern of sabotaging whatever peace treaties they are involved with.— G0-T0, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
By monitoring their [the HK-50's'] presence, I know which worlds will suffer civil wars, planetary conflicts, and Republic bombardment.— G0-T0, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Recitation: For example, on Praven Prime, the simple transferring of L'Xing syntax for "friendship" changes its meaning – and implies that one's brood mate was actually impregnated by their own host.
Statement: This comment, of course, caused a civil war between the Gu-vandi Collective and L'Xing that still persists to the current date.
Answer: In the case of Praven Prime, the civil war actually forced the Republic to back out of Gu-vandi space and let their world fall from Republic control.
As I understand it, that would be best. Keeping such a world would have been a token gesture of control. As an added burden, the resources needed to invest in diplomatic and trade relations would have far outweighed what would have been required.
Besides, master, quite frankly, the Gu-vandi and L'Xing needed a good war. They were races that relied more on words than actions, and a good, brisk killing woke them from their torpid state.
Also, the result of the war will be that the drastically reduced L'Xing population will eventually need to call upon the Republic for emergency relief.
Answer: The Republic stands to gain. The Republic will be able to supply such emergency relief at a fraction of the cost to the now-reduced population.
Of course, such aid would only come four or five years after the war was started. One would have to be patient and let death and destruction run its course.
- "Praven Prime" entry at Wookieepedia