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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
The famous [[explorer]] Kwilaan lived during the fourth millennium before the rise of [[Palpatine]]'s [[Galactic Empire]], a time dominated by terrible conflicts such as the [[Mandalorian Wars]], the [[Jedi Civil War]] and the [[Dark Wars]]. In the [[year]] [[3,951 BBY]], the bloodbath of the Dark Wars ended,<ref name="KORCG">''[[Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide]]''</ref> and [[the galaxy]] entered a period of recovery,<ref name="NEC">''[[The New Essential Chronology]]''</ref> during which the [[Queen]] of [[Grizmallt]] [[Elsinoré den Tasia]] sponsored a new age of colonization. Over the five next decades, hundreds of expeditions were launched into the undiscovered space. In the final years of her reign, Tasia sponsored one last expedition: the colonization of [[Naboo]], a [[Mid Rim]] [[planet]].<ref name="SWGB">''[[Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds]]''</ref> The [[Naboo system|Nabooian]] [[star system]] had been recently charted by Kwilaan, and the explorer himself was tasked with leading the original settlers on their new [[homeworld]].<ref name="SON" /> With the blessing of a famous [[Jedi Master]], the colony [[starship]] ''[[Beneficent Tasia]]'' and its support ships, ''[[Constant]]'' and ''[[Mother Vima]]'' were chartered.<ref name="SWGB" />
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The famous [[explorer]] Kwilaan lived during the fourth millennium before the rise of [[Palpatine]]'s [[Galactic Empire]], a time dominated by terrible conflicts such as the [[Mandalorian Wars]], the [[Jedi Civil War]] and the [[Dark Wars]]. In the [[year]] [[3,951 BBY]], the bloodbath of the Dark Wars ended,<ref name="KORCG">''[[Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide]]''</ref> and [[the galaxy]] entered a period of recovery,<ref name="NEC">''[[The New Essential Chronology]]''</ref> during which the [[Queen]] of [[Grizmallt]] [[Elsinoré den Tasia]] sponsored a new age of colonization. Over the five next decades, hundreds of expeditions were launched into the undiscovered space. In the final years of her reign, Tasia sponsored one last undertaking: the colonization of [[Naboo]], a [[Mid Rim]] [[planet]].<ref name="SWGB">''[[Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds]]''</ref> Since the [[Naboo system|Nabooian]] [[star system]] had been recently charted by Kwilaan, the explorer himself was tasked with leading the original settlers to their new [[homeworld]].<ref name="SON" /> With the blessing of a famous [[Jedi Master]], the colony [[starship]] ''[[Beneficent Tasia]]'' was chartered, along with its support ships, ''[[Constant]]'' and ''[[Mother Vima]]''.<ref name="SWGB" />
   
After surviving many hazards,<ref name="SWGB" /> Kwilaan<ref name="SON" /> and the ''Beneficient Tazia'' reached Naboo<ref name="SWGB" /> and crashed on the planet. The explorer led the settlers in the [[Gallo Mountains]] on the main continent, where they founded the farming community of [[Dee'ja Peak]].<ref name="Crisis">{{SW|url=explore/the-clone-wars/ep418/#!/media/slideshow|text=Crisis on Naboo Trivia}} {{C|slide 2 caption}}</ref> Within weeks of their arrival, the colonists encountered the native [[Gungan]]s, a species of land-dwelling [[amphibian]]s.<ref name="SWGB" /> While no records of previous Republican visits to Naboo existed, the Gungans remained indifferent to the sudden appearance of Kwilaan's expedition, as if they had met Humans before.<ref name="KORCG" />
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After surviving many hazards, the ''Beneficient Tazia'' reached Naboo<ref name="SWGB" /> and crashed on the planet, with Kwilaan still on board. The explorer then led the distraught settlers in the [[Gallo Mountains]], a [[mountain]] chain located on Naboo's main continent, where they founded the farming community of [[Dee'ja Peak]].<ref name="Crisis">{{SW|url=explore/the-clone-wars/ep418/#!/media/slideshow|text=Crisis on Naboo Trivia}} {{C|slide 2 caption}}</ref> Within [[week]]s of their arrival, the colonists encountered the native [[Gungan]]s, a species of land-dwelling [[amphibian]]s.<ref name="SWGB" /> While no records of previous Republican visits to Naboo existed, the indigenous population remained indifferent to the sudden appearance of Kwilaan's expedition, as if they had already met Humans before.<ref name="KORCG" />
   
Many [[Standard century|centuries]] after Kwilaan set foot on Naboo, his memory was still vivid&mdash;at least on the occasion of the [[Festival of Light]]. On this holiday, the descendents of the early colonists celebrated their planet joining the [[Galactic Republic]]. Through [[fireworks]] and [[Hologram|holographic]] displays, the Naboo would evoke the story of their origins, and Kwilaan himself featured in his own tableau.<ref name="Crisis" /> Additionally, the [[Kwilaan Starport]] in the [[city]] of [[Keren]] was named after him,<ref name="SON" /> and a tapestry in his image hung in the [[Theed Palace Banquet Hall|Banquet Hall]] of the [[Theed Royal Palace|Naboo Royal Palace]] in [[Theed]].<ref name="Crisis">{{SW|url=explore/the-clone-wars/ep418/#!/media/slideshow|text=Crisis on Naboo Concept Art Gallery}} {{C|slide 8}}</ref>
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Many a [[Standard century|century]] after Kwilaan set foot on Naboo, his memory was still vivid. In [[Keren]], the most important trading [[city]] on the planet, the stellar-class [[Kwilaan Starport]] was named after him.<ref name="SON" /> The scout was also remembered on the occasion of the [[Festival of Light]], which celebrated the day Naboo joined the [[Galactic Republic]]. Through [[fireworks]] and [[Hologram|holographic]] displays, the Naboo would evoke the story of their origins, and Kwilaan himself featured in his own tableau.<ref name="Crisis" /> Additionally, a [[tapestry]] in his image hung in the [[Theed Palace Banquet Hall|Banquet Hall]] of the [[Theed Royal Palace|Naboo Royal Palace]] in [[Theed]].<ref name="Crisis">{{SW|url=explore/the-clone-wars/ep418/#!/media/slideshow|text=Crisis on Naboo Concept Art Gallery}} {{C|slide 8}}</ref>
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
If the modern holographic representations of Kwilaan were accurate, the explorer was a slender, light-skinned man, and he sported a short white beard when he discovered Naboo.<ref name="Crisis" />
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If the modern tapestries and holograms representing Kwilaan were accurate, the explorer was a slender, light-skinned man, and he sported a short white beard when he discovered Naboo.<ref name="Crisis" />
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

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Kwilaan Holo
A holographic representation of Kwilaan.
Kwilaan
Biographical information
Homeworld

Naboo (colonized)[1]

Physical description
Species

Human[1]

Gender

Male[1]

Hair color

White (holographic display)[2]

Skin color

Fair (holographic display)[2]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Old Republic era[1]

Kwilaan was the famous Galactic Republic explorer who discovered the Renatasia system and the Naboo system. In the name of Elsinoré den Tasia, Queen of Grizmallt, Kwilaan led the first Human colonists on the planet Naboo. Millennia later, the explorer was remembered by the descendents of those early settlers, and the city of Keren's main spaceport had been named after him.

Biography

The famous explorer Kwilaan lived during the fourth millennium before the rise of Palpatine's Galactic Empire, a time dominated by terrible conflicts such as the Mandalorian Wars, the Jedi Civil War and the Dark Wars. In the year 3,951 BBY, the bloodbath of the Dark Wars ended,[3] and the galaxy entered a period of recovery,[4] during which the Queen of Grizmallt Elsinoré den Tasia sponsored a new age of colonization. Over the five next decades, hundreds of expeditions were launched into the undiscovered space. In the final years of her reign, Tasia sponsored one last undertaking: the colonization of Naboo, a Mid Rim planet.[5] Since the Nabooian star system had been recently charted by Kwilaan, the explorer himself was tasked with leading the original settlers to their new homeworld.[1] With the blessing of a famous Jedi Master, the colony starship Beneficent Tasia was chartered, along with its support ships, Constant and Mother Vima.[5]

After surviving many hazards, the Beneficient Tazia reached Naboo[5] and crashed on the planet, with Kwilaan still on board. The explorer then led the distraught settlers in the Gallo Mountains, a mountain chain located on Naboo's main continent, where they founded the farming community of Dee'ja Peak.[2] Within weeks of their arrival, the colonists encountered the native Gungans, a species of land-dwelling amphibians.[5] While no records of previous Republican visits to Naboo existed, the indigenous population remained indifferent to the sudden appearance of Kwilaan's expedition, as if they had already met Humans before.[3]

Many a century after Kwilaan set foot on Naboo, his memory was still vivid. In Keren, the most important trading city on the planet, the stellar-class Kwilaan Starport was named after him.[1] The scout was also remembered on the occasion of the Festival of Light, which celebrated the day Naboo joined the Galactic Republic. Through fireworks and holographic displays, the Naboo would evoke the story of their origins, and Kwilaan himself featured in his own tableau.[2] Additionally, a tapestry in his image hung in the Banquet Hall of the Naboo Royal Palace in Theed.[2]

Personality and traits

If the modern tapestries and holograms representing Kwilaan were accurate, the explorer was a slender, light-skinned man, and he sported a short white beard when he discovered Naboo.[2]

Appearances

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