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"I am Vinthar the Sarkan of Egg Brood Xazin'-nizar, and I welcome you to this unscheduled boarding, friends of the spaceship designated: Starfall. I envy you today for the blessing you are about to receive as you are poised ineluctably to meet his highness, her glory, his wonder, her luminous magnificence—the picaroon! The plunderer! The pirate ruler of Wild Space! The glorious knave, Eleodie Maracavanya!"
Vinthar, reciting a speech to a group captured by Maracavanya's pirates[src]

Eleodie Maracavanya was a pirate ruler of an unknown sentient species who was referred to variously by male, female and gender-neutral pronouns including "zhe" and "zher." After the fall of the Galactic Empire, Maracavanya and their pirate crew came to take control of the Annihilator, a Super Star Destroyer that once belonged to the Empire, which they renamed Liberty's Misrule. With this vessel under their control, Maracavanya came to be known as the "pirate ruler of Wild Space."[1]

BiographyEdit

Eleodie Maracavanya grew up on the moon Nar Shaddaa. Zhe was once a slave of the Galactic Empire but later became a pirate. Following the Battle of Endor, Eleodie became the leader of pirate gang based in Wild Space. Zher underlings included the Omwati Shi Shu, Vinthar the Sarkan of Egg-Brood Xazin'nizar, and several Weequay pirates. Eleodie and zher gang took over the Super Star Destroyer Annihilator. Eleodie established a pirate empire based aboard a flotilla of ships that included the former Imperial Super Star Destroyer.[1]

In 5 ABY, Eleodie's Annihilator boarded a New Republic CR90 corvette called the Starfall. The ship was carrying a diplomatic mission led by Senator Tia'dor Emshwa, which was traveling on a mission to the planet Ithor to recruit the world to the nascent galactic government. The New Republic was the successor to the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Starfall was carrying reclaimed Ithorian artifacts, food, medicine, and a bounty of technology.[1]

Eleodie supervised the boarding with zher second-in-command Shi Shu, who informed zher about the ship. While Eleodie was reluctant to pick a fight with the New Republic, zhe accepted Shi Shu's explanation that plundering the Starfall would replenish their flotilla's supplies. After disabling the ship's comm array and sealing the breaching airlock, Eleodie and Vinthar commanded the boarding of the Starfal. After the pirates pacified the crew and passengers with flash grenades and flash detonators, Vinthar told Eleodie to board the ship and meet the captives.[1]

Eleodie waited as Vinthar addressed the captives with a short speech. After displaying zher electro-scythe, Eleodie used a vocoder to speak in a decipherable way to the Starfall's crew and passengers. Eleodie identified zherself as the captain of the Annihilator but vowed to rename the ship. Zhe promised to spare the lives of the captives if they did not resist but expropriated their ship and its cargo. Since zhe was no murderer and slaver, Eleodie gave them the chance to flee into the Starfall's escape pods.[1]

Though Eleodie did not impress crew into zher services, zhe still sought to recruit the Starfall's crew and passengers into zher services voluntarily. Eleodie promised that they would enjoy a life of spoils and riches as pirates and mocked the New Republic. To Eleodie's surprise, a young Chandrilan woman named Kartessa took up the offer. The youth wanted a life of adventured and did not want to be cloistered on Chandrila anymore. The woman's mother objected but Eleodie told her to respect her daughter's decision. The woman reluctantly agreed to follow her daughter and join Eleodie's pirate empire. Eleodie then allowed the remaining crew and passengers to leave aboard escape pods.[1]

Personality and traitsEdit

Eleodie Maracavanya was an individual of undetermined gender from an unknown species. Eleodie referred to zherself through gender neutral pronouns such as "zher" and "zhe." Zhe was known to have golden eyes and fingertips. Eleodie's natural voice was loud and alive, vibrating with deep intensity. Zhe spoke with a vocoder that modified Eleodie's voice to make it velvety and rich.[1]

Eleodie was an opportunistic pirate leader who wanted to take advantage of the slow death of the Empire following the Battle of Endor. Zhe was skeptical of the New Republic and believed that the foundling government had little chance of saving the galaxy. Eleodie sought to create a new pirate state based on freedom, greed, and self-interest. Eleodie admired a rebellious young Chandrilan girl named Karteesa who joined zher crew out of a desire for adventure and to spite her mother.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Eleodie Maracavanya was a secondary point-of-view character who appeared in an interlude chapter in Chuck Wendig's 2016 novel Aftermath: Life Debt, the second instalment in The Aftermath Trilogy.

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