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Koong was the Governor of Roon's Tawntoom province during the early years of the Galactic Empire. He was a megalomaniac, running his own illegal operations from his fortress, including theft and hijacking. He was also an expert in political intrigue. Throughout his final months of life he was constantly thwarted in his efforts to gain the favour of the Galactic Empire and Admiral Screed by the merchant Mungo Baobab and his droids C-3PO and R2-D2.
Koong was fairly short and stocky compared to most humans and possessed an ample paunch, which along with his five-o-clock shadow and unbuttoned upper shirt gave him an unkempt appearance. His hair was cut in a buzzcut and spoke with a gruff voice.
Koong wore a green uniform with a red belt, red boots, and gold epaulettes. This uniform style was shared with the soldiers under his command.
At some point prior to 15 BBY Koong along with his lieutenant Gaff seized control of Roon with his personal army and made himself de facto Governor of the Tawntoom province. He then proceeded to amass a small fortune after he took control of one of the lightstations in the Cloak of the Sith, purposely crashing ships that tried to travel through the dust cloud and recovering the debris to extract valuables to be sold on the black market; such as ship parts, Nergon-14, and Mupple.
Eager to become allied with the Empire, Koong made a deal with Admiral Terrinald Screed to supply the Empire with valuable Roonstones in return to maintain his strong financial position and semi-autonomy over Roon. When Koong salvaged the Caravel, a ship belonging to Mungo Baobab, he believed the merchant was one of Screed's lieutenants and proceeded to show him the workings of his operations. Only when Screed himself arrived to observe Koong's operation, did Koong realize he had been tricked and Baobab and his droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO, were arrested. Baobab managed to escape, inflicting damage to the lightstation and causing it to crash into an asteroid.
Desperate to prove himself to the Empire after the failure of his previous scheme, Koong determined to crush resistance in the Umboo Province. To this end, he attempted to fix the Roon Colonial Games so that his Tawntoom team beat the Umboo team and crush rebel spirits. His attempt failed due to the intervention of Mungo Baobab.
Later, Koong used the Rooze Disease to try and poison the Umboo Province, but accidentally infected himself as well. The renowned doctor, Nilz Yomm, was captured and forced to develop a cure for the germ, but Baobab stole it and freed the doctor. Baobab made a deal to exchange the cure and the location of the Roonstone treasure for his ship and Koong's promise to leave Umboo alone. However, Screed double-crossed Koong, taking control of Roon and seizing the treasure.
Koong made an unsuccessful attempt to kill Baobab and the Imperials but succumbed to his illness before he could use the cure and he died.
- Star Wars: Droids—"Tail of the Roon Comets" (First appearance)
- Escape from the Monster Ship: A Droid Adventure (Adaptation of "Tail of the Roon Comets")
- Star Wars: Droids—"The Roon Games"
- Star Wars: Droids—"Across the Roon Sea"
- Star Wars: Droids—"The Frozen Citadel"
- Lando Calrissian: Idiot's Array (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Droids toy line (Cut)
- A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Second Edition
- The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons
- Star Wars: The Action Figure Archive (Picture only)
- C-3PO: Tales of the Golden Droid
- Geonosis and the Outer Rim Worlds
- "The Toys That Never Were"—Star Wars Insider 92
- "Proto Power!"—Star Wars Insider 128