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Eppie Belden, maiden name Eppie Antruse was a Human female member of the Antruse family, and was presumably one of the original Bakur Mining Corporation settlers of Bakura until she joined the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War.
She married Senator Orn Belden in 97 BBY, the same year as a droid uprising on Bakura. Sometime afterward, they had their only child, Roviden. She had a personality that was described as "fiery," to match her hair, and was the first adult friend of Gaeriel Captison.
Along with her husband and son, Eppie sympathized with the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War, although Bakura was independent and neutral during the conflict—until the Galactic Empire annexed Bakura in 1 ABY. Roviden, who had become an agent of the Rebellion, was executed on order of Imperial governor Wilek Nereus; Eppie, who had also aided the Rebellion, was also ordered to be executed. Orn pleaded for her life, and Nerues agreed—instead of killing her, he merely destroyed her mind using a parasitic insect from the Jospro sector. The price for Orn, however, was the loss of his voice.
Eppie's condition—which resembled advanced senility—was incurable until the Invasion of Bakura, when Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker used the Force to reverse the damage. She awoke to find that Nereus had killed her husband and arrested Prime Minister Yeorg Captison, and—using her contacts in the Bakuran underground and her skills as a slicer—initiated the Bakuran Revolution.
Despite her age, she personally captured Nereus, and like other revolutionaries, was in favor of trying him in a revolutionary tribunal. However, with the surrender of the Imperial garrison and the release of Prime Minister Captison, the revolutionaries deferred authority back to the Bakuran Senate and handed Nereus over to Skywalker.
- The Truce at Bakura (First appearance)
- The Truce at Bakura Sourcebook
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Reader's Companion