- "I'll just be glad to get this arm into bacta."
"Ripped cartilage and ligaments…that's gotta hurt. But Cloud City's sure to have adequate meds."
"Oh, they do. It's quite a place, Han. You'll see."
- ―Jedonna Veloz and Han Solo, while en-route to Cloud City
Jadonna Veloz was a dark-skinned Human female who captained the light-stock freighter Wayward Girl during the reign of the Galactic Empire. In around 2 BBY, Veloz was hired to haul a shipment of nerf tenderloin steaks from the planet Alderaan to the Yarith Bespin hotel on world of Bespin, but was left unable to fly her ship after she broke her arm in an accident with a malfunctioning anti-grav loader. Determined to deliver her cargo on schedule, Veloz engaged the smuggler Han Solo to fly the Wayward Girl to Bespin for her. Solo hurried over to Alderaan on a fast shuttle and successfully piloted Veloz and her ship to the Yarith Bespin, which allowed her to make her delivery on time.
- "That's a beldon! They're really rare. In all the years I've been flying through these clouds, I've never seen one."
- ―Jedonna Veloz, to Han Solo, after sighting a Beldon on Bespin
Jadonna Veloz was a Human female who worked as a freighter pilot during the reign of the Galactic Empire. Veloz operated the light-stock freighter Wayward Girl and she flew through the world of Bespin in the Anoat sector many times during her career.
In around 2 BBY,, Veloz was hired to haul a shipment of prime nerf tenderloin steaks from the planet Alderaan to the Yarith Bespin, a luxury hotel situated in Cloud City on Bespin. However, she was struck by a malfunctioning repulsorsled anti-grav loader before leaving Alderaan with her cargo, which tore the cartilage and ligaments in right arm and left her in great pain.
Veloz had a tight deadline to meet for delivery of the nerf tenderloins and so chose not to seek immediate medical treatment for her arm in order not to risk her cargo arriving late. Instead, as a temporary measure she donned a sling to hold her arm in place. Her injury left her unable to pilot the Wayward Girl unaided so she advertised on the spacer nets for a spacer to help her pilot the ship to Cloud City. The aspiring smuggler Han Solo responded to the ad and Veloz paid for him to take a fast shuttle from the planet Corellia to join her on Alderaan.
Solo and Veloz departed on the Wayward Girl with Solo flying the ship supported by Veloz as co-pilot. After a journey lasting two days they arrived at Bespin and set a course through the atmosphere of the planet to Cloud City. By this stage, Veloz was weary of the pain in her arm and was keen to get to their destination as soon as possible so as to seek medical attention. On their approach to Cloud City, the ship passed a Beldon, a rare species of giant flying creature, much to Veloz's excitement. The freighter then docked at the Yarith Bespin hotel and she delivered her cargo on time; Veloz paid Solo for his services and they said their fairwells. Solo used the credits that he received from the trip to pay for a room and meals while he competed in the Cloud City Sabacc Tournament, a major sabacc competition hosted at the Yarith Bespin.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "Just hang on, Jadonna. We'll get you straight to the med facility."
"Hey, Han, no complaints from me. You've done great."
- ―Han Solo and Jadonna Veloz, while approaching Cloud City onboard the Wayward Girl
Jedonna Veloz was dark-skinned, with a short, stocky build and long, straight black hair. When Veloz was hired to haul tenderloin steaks to Cloud City and hurt her right arm, she was willing to prioritize the delivery of her cargo on schedule over her personal well-being, even though that meant enduring the pain in her arm for the two days that it took to travel to Bespin. Veloz was thrilled when she spotted a Beldon while approaching Cloud City as she had never seen one before in all her years passing through Bespin.
Behind the scenesEdit
Jadonna Veloz was created by A. C. Crispin and appeared in the 1998 novel Rebel Dawn, the final installment of The Han Solo Trilogy. Veloz later received an entry in the 2008 compendium The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.
- Rebel Dawn (First appearance)