- "We're not marauders. We're allies."
- ―Enfys Nest
Enfys Nest was a female human who led the Cloud-Riders, a band of pirates and rebels during the reign of the Galactic Empire. She was extremely dangerous and quickly forged a reputation as an infamous marauder.
Train heist on Vandor-1Edit
Having been a thorn in the side of Tobias Beckett and Crimson Dawn for an extended period of time, the possibility of Nest and the Cloud-Riders interfering with the heist was brought up by Val whose advice fell on deaf ears; Beckett had been assured that only he and his inside men had the knowledge of the supply carried by a 20-T Railcrawler conveyex transport in the mountains of Vandor-1. However, the fears were soon proven correct as Enfys Nest soon turned up with her cloud-riders, and they attempted to thwart an attempt by Beckett's gang to steal a large quantity of coaxium from a supply train on Vandor-1 for Crimson Dawn. As Beckett and his gang detached the train car carrying the hyperfuel, Nest and the Cloud-Riders, flying swoops, attached tow cables to the car and attempted to wrest the fuel from Crimson Dawn's stolen Y-45 armored transport hauler, flown by Rio Durant and Han Solo. In the ensuing struggle, the coaxium cargo fell into a mountainous ravine, resulting in a huge explosion.
Showdown on SavareenEdit
Beckett and his gang regrouped and managed to steal a second load of coaxium, this time in unrefined form, from the mines of Kessel. The unrefined hyperfuel was highly unstable and needed to quickly be processed at a facility on the planet Savareen. After the fuel was processed, Beckett and his crew planned to deliver it to Crimson Dawn crime boss Dryden Vos, but were ambushed by Enfys Nest and the Cloud-Riders, who had been tracking them since Vandor-1. One of Beckett's crew members, Han Solo, attempted to bluff that the Millennium Falcon was poised to dispatch the Cloud-Riders, only for its owner, Lando Calrissian, to flee the planet. After a confrontation, Nest revealed that the Cloud-Riders were not "marauders" as Beckett had said, but freedom fighters trying to stop crime syndicates and the Empire from gaining more power. Solo was sympathetic to her cause and hatched a plan to double cross Crimson Dawn for the coaxium. The Cloud-Riders would then temporarily go into hiding and villagers would pose as the Cloud-Riders in order to lure away the soldiers of Crimson Dawn so Dryden Vos would be alone and easy to kill. Eventually with the 'Cloud-Riders' all but surrounded and the coaxium secure, the guards decided to open the vault and take their earnings back to Dryden, however in that moment, Nest and the real Cloud-Riders appeared in the encampment, ambushing and quickly routing off all the guards. After Dryden Vos and Tobias Beckett's death, Solo handed the coaxium over to Nest, who stated that such a large quantity of the valuable material would help fund a rebellion against the Empire, and offered Han a chance to join her movement to which he politely refused.
Enfys Nest wore gauntlets made of Beskar armor plates that could be fanned out using a built-in servo and act as shields. She wore a battle helmet, previously worn by her mother, inscribed with a poetry extract reading "Until we reach the last edge, the last opening, the last star, and can go no higher." Nest rode a Skyblade-330 model swoop bike. Enfys also made use of repulsorlift boosters straped to her legs in order to increase her jumping ability. One of her most crucial weapons was her Electroripper staff, which runs a current of energy through a coil in order to shred metal.
Behind the scenesEdit
Enfys Nest is a character created for the 2018 Star Wars Anthology film Solo: A Star Wars Story, portrayed by Erin Kellyman. The character was inspired by Maisie Williams's portrayal of Arya Stark in the Games of Thrones TV series. Solo's composer, John Powell, created a unique musical theme for Enfys Nest, one of six new themes written for the film.
The character's name was officially revealed on a Denny's-exclusive Topps trading card. A French trading card from LECLERC specified Nest's gender as female before the film's actual release. However, Star Wars Insider 180 referred to the character as a male, thus calling her he several times. Nest's gender was left a mystery until the film's release where Nest was revealed to be female.
- Star Wars: Beckett 1
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (First appearance)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Train Heist
- Choose Your Destiny: A Han & Chewie Adventure (Mentioned only)
- (First pictured)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (Card: Enfys Nest) (First identified as Enfys Nest)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (LECLERC)
- Star Wars Insider 180
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Han on the Run
- Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Solo: A Star Wars Story
- ↑ Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Solo: A Star Wars Story (LECLERC)
- ↑ Breznican, Anthony (2018-02-16). EW Solo the Official Guide by Pablo Hidalgo. Entertainment Weekly.
- ↑ Star Wars: Card Trader
- ↑ Newbold, Mark. John Powell reveals new themes from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Fantha Tracks, May 15, 2018. https://www.fanthatracks.com/news/film-music-tv/john-powell-reveals-new-themes-from-solo-a-star-wars-story/
- ↑ Solo: A Star Wars Story (Card: Enfys Nest)
- ↑ Star Wars Insider 180