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Borna
Biographical information


Died

2 BBY5 ABY[1]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rebellion era[2]

Affiliation

Alliance to Restore the Republic[2]

Borna was an[2] early classical[3] composer who lived during the Imperial Period. A member of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, the composer's second symphony was a protest directed against the Galactic Empire's administration. The piece was 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 in 5 ABY, 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. The character's gender and species were not established. 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 StarWars.com Blog.

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 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 Dark Forces: Jedi Knight
  3. 3.0 3.1 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)
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