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- "I have been recalled to Coruscant to make my report to the Emperor. The Executor shall accompany me under the command of Captain Kallic."
- ―Darth Vader
Captain Kallic served as the temporary commander of the Super Star Destroyer Executor, personal flagship of the Dark Lord Darth Vader, for a time following the Battle of Hoth, in 3 ABY. Kallic oversaw the Executor's return to Coruscant so that Vader could report his encounter with Luke Skywalker on Bespin's Cloud City to Emperor Palpatine.
Kallic was a captain of the Imperial Navy during the height of the Galactic Civil War. Kallic served aboard the Super Star Destroyer Executor, the personal flagship of the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader, immediately following the Hoth campaign of 3 ABY. After Vader executed his flagship's commander, Admiral Kendal Ozzel, for his incompetence during the campaign, the Executor's admiralty passed to Captain Firmus Piett. In turn, captaincy of the Executor soon passed to Lieutenant Venka, whom Kallic eventually succeeded as the Executor's captain.
Shortly after the Battle of Hoth, at Vader's request, Kallic was given temporary command of the Executor while Vader returned to the Imperial capital of Coruscant. Emperor Palpatine had personally recalled Vader to make his report concerning his failed conversion of the Jedi Luke Skywalker to the dark side of the Force on Bespin's Cloud City.
With Kallic escorting Vader to Coruscant, Admiral Piett remained with the Imperial Death Squadron, Vader's Star Destroyer fleet, to continue the Empire's hunt for the Rebel Alliance. Once Vader's business on Coruscant concluded, Kallic was scheduled to relinquish command of the Executor back to Piett.
Behind the scenesEdit
Captain Kallic was first mentioned in passing in Temporary Reassignment, a short narrative by Peter Schweighofer appearing in the June 1996 Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook. The narrative provides an explanation for why Piett, who is commander of the Executor both before and after the events of Shadows of the Empire, does not appear as the Executor's commander in the Shadows of the Empire novel.
Following the release of the Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook, Kallic has been mentioned in several sources, albeit with a continuity inconsistency mixed in. The July 1996 second edition of Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back explains that following the promotion of Piett to admiral, the Executor's captaincy passed to Lieutenant Venka. However, the 2002 The New Essential Guide to Characters and the 2008 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia assert that Kallic was Piett's immediate successor to the captaincy, with Venka's involvement never taken into account.
The Official Star Wars Fact File 89, released in 2003, and the Admiral Piett character entry in the now-defunct StarWars.com Databank do correctly take into consideration Kallic's relation to Venka in the Executor captaincy line of succession. Captaincy passed to Kallic following Venka.
- The New Essential Guide to Characters
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 89 (PIE5, Admiral Firmus Piett)
- Vader: The Ultimate Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Temporary Reassignment"—Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 195 ("Kallic, Captain")
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2
- ↑ Vader: The Ultimate Guide
- ↑ Shadows of the Empire novel
- ↑ Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back, Second Edition
- ↑ The New Essential Guide to Characters
- ↑ The Official Star Wars Fact File 89 (PIE5, Admiral Firmus Piett)