- "We are not truly free, if it is simply given to us — we are only truly free if we have given it to ourselves. The Empire made us slaves, and now it is time for us to give ourselves our freedom. The time for revolt is now."
- ―Drun Cairnwick
Drun Cairnwick was a male Human Jedi trainee who served the Jedi Order. Escaping the fall of the Order during the Great Jedi Purge and the rise of the Galactic Empire, Cairnwick became a member of the Alliance to Restore the Republic.
A Force-sensitive Human born on Adarlon, Drun Cairnwick was just beginning his Jedi training in the ways of the Force by the Jedi Order. When Supreme Chancellor Palpatine betrayed the Jedi and issued Contingency Order 66 to the Grand Army which demanded the death of all Jedi, Cairnwick fled to his homeworld in the Minos Cluster following the arrest of his teachers. Setting a home for himself, Padawan Cairnwick spread anti-Imperial propaganda amongst his neighbors, all the while hiding his identity as a member of the Order.
Over time, Cairnwick's propagating led to the Adarlon peoples' desire to rebel against their Imperial masters on Coruscant. Incurring the Emperor's wrath, Adarlon was besieged by stormtroopers; Cairnwick had fled his compound before it was laid waste by the Empire's forces. Remaining in hiding for several years, the Padawan was finally captured in the months following the historic Battle of Yavin, a victorious conflict for the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Transported to the prison world of Gesaril, Padawan Cairnwick managed to rally support for the Alliance amongst the prison population. Teaming with a group of Alliance prisoners of war, Padawan Cairnwick and the Rebels escaped offworld before the stormtroopers could seal the facility.