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Borna was an early classical composer[3] who lived during the Imperial Period,[2] a time when the Galactic Empire ruled the galaxy.[4] A member of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, the composer's second symphony was a protest directed against the Empire's administration, and was described as being dark and moody.[2] Borna was described as immortal and the composer's music furthered understanding between different species and cultures.[3] However, the Empire did not take kindly to such activism, and Borna died while still very young,[2] at some point between 2 BBY and 5 ABY.[1]

Imperial Inquisitor Jerec was a fan of Borna's work. Jerec listened to Borna's second symphony while he reflected aboard his flagship[2] in 5 ABY,[5] enjoying it immensely despite the piece's anti-Imperial connections. He expressed remorse that Borna had died so prematurely, but mused that art and politics did not mix well.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Borna was mentioned in a throwaway line in William C. Dietz's Dark Forces: Jedi Knight novella, published in 1998.[2] In 2014, the composer received another brief mention in the first installment of Slugthrowers: An Overview of Popular Music and Musicians in a Galaxy Far, Far Away, an article written by Edward M. Erdelac and published on the Blog.[3] The character's gender and species were not established in either source.[2][3] Due to the date of his death, Borna lived during the Rise of the Empire era and possibly the Rebellion era, which started in 0 BBY.[1]



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Borna's date of death is not given in Dark Forces: Jedi Knight. However, as he was a member of the Rebel Alliance—founded in 2 BBY according to The New Essential Chronology—his date of death must have been between the Alliance's conception and when Dark Forces: Jedi Knight is set. According to The Essential Reader's Companion, Dark Forces: Jedi Knight takes place in 5 ABY.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Dark Forces: Jedi Knight
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Wars Blog "Slugthrowers: An Overview of Popular Music and Musicians in a Galaxy Far, Far Away, Part 1," The Official Star Wars Blog (link)
  4. The Essential Guide to Warfare
  5. The Essential Reader's Companion places the events of Dark Forces: Jedi Knight in 5 ABY.
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