- "The last two Gaeriel Capens aud-stream hits, The Sequential Passage of Chronological Intervals and a remix of Dembaline's classic Shwock Dubllon, are actually TribBot output."
- ―HoloNet News agency
Dembaline was a Mon Calamari composer of some notability whose most recognizable work, Shwock Dubllon, was produced prior to the Clone Wars. By 22 BBY, Shwock Dubllon was regarded by the HoloNet News agency as a classic, and had been remixed by musician Gaeriel Capens. Dembaline and Shwock Dubllon retained their popularity across the span of several decades, and the piece was later used by a starfighter squadron, the Dozen-and-Two Avengers, as a theme tune of sorts.
Dembaline was a member of the Mon Calamari species, a race of amphibious humanoids native to Dac. The Mon Calamari became a composer and produced a number of works which were notable in the galaxy, one of the more prominent songs being Shwock Dubllon. Translated into Galactic Basic Standard, Shwock Dubllon meant "Crested Wake", and was known as a rousing, dramatic piece. Dembaline composed Shwock Dubllon at some point prior to the Clone Wars, a conflict fought between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, and the song was regarded by the HoloNet News agency as a classic. Around 22 BBY, the musician Gaeriel Capens released a remix of Shwock Dubllon, which was later revealed by HoloNet News to have been produced with the aid of RetSpan Audionics TribBot mimic droids.
The Mon Calamari's music remained notable following the Clone Wars and was still popular by the time of the Yuuzhan Vong War in 25 ABY. A starfighter squadron dedicated to tracking down pirates and smugglers in the Outer Rim Territories, known as the Dozen-and-Two Avengers and led by Jedi Master Kyp Durron, adopted Shwock Dubllon as their unofficial theme song.
Personality and traitsEdit
A Mon Calamari composer of some renown, Dembaline's work retained its notability and popularity for many decades. One of Dembaline's best known songs, Shwock Dubllon, was regarded as a rousing and dramatic piece by some Humans.
Behind the scenesEdit
The unseen character of Dembaline was first referenced in Vector Prime, the first installment in The New Jedi Order series. The composer was later referenced in HoloNet News Vol. 531 56, an online supplement to Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and received a brief mention in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, published in 2008. Dembaline's sex was not confirmed in any of the three works; in the Galactic Campaign Guide, however, Dembaline is provided as a female Mon Calamari name.