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Mak Luunim
Biographical information
Homeworld

Muunilinst[1]

Died

Sometime before 0 ABY, Muunilinst[1]

Physical description
Species

Muun[1]

Gender

Male[1]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rebellion era[1]

Affiliation

Alliance to Restore the Republic[1]

"Luunim owed everyone money. It was bound to get him into trouble one day."
―A bartender[src]

Mak Luunim was a male Muun who resided in the city of Pilaan, located on the planet Muunilinst. Aside from being a collector of art based on himself, Luunim also supported the Rebel Alliance by handling its secret financial accounts. After Alderaan was destroyed by the Galactic Empire's first Death Star, the Alliance lost a significant amount of its funds and needed the secret accounts tended by Luunim. He was tasked with meeting Rebels Princess Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker at his home to hand over a datacard that held the account access codes, but Luunim died in an airspeeder accident before he could meet them. The Rebels later discovered that Luunim's death was orchestrated by Nal Kenuun, a feared gambler to whom Luunim owed credits.

Biography

"Our contact on the planet, Mak Luunim, is holding a datacard containing the access codes. Once you've retrieved them, he's agreed to help you transfer the accounts offworld and get you safely off the planet."
General Jan Dodonna[src]

Mak Luunim was a male Muun who resided in the city of Pilaan on the planet Muunilinst. He was an avid collector of marble sculptures and paintings that depicted his likeness, commissioning many fine artisans to make them and thus entangling himself in heavy debt. Despite his monetary problems, Luunim handled several financial accounts for the Rebel Alliance. In 0 ABY, shortly after the destruction of the Galactic Empire's first Death Star, Alliance General Jan Dodonna ordered Luunim to meet with fellow Rebels Princess Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker at his apartment in Pilaan to hand over a datacard the Muun was keeping safe. The datacard contained several account access codes that the Alliance badly needed, as the majority of its funds were lost when Alderaan, Organa's homeworld, was destroyed by the Death Star.[1]

However, before Luunim could meet with the Rebels, he died in an airspeeder accident due to a failure in its central turbine while midair. Luunim's demise was actually orchestrated by Imperial stormtroopers under the employ of Nal Kenuun, a ruthless gambler to whom Luunim owed credits. When Organa and Skywalker, accompanied by the smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, who provided transportation to Muunilinst; and Tobin Elad, an Imperial assassin working undercover among the Rebels, arrived at Luunim's apartment, they were greeted by his employee and were informed that Luunim had already passed away. Before they could learn more of what happened, six Imperial stormtroopers appeared and tried to capture the Rebels. A short skirmish ensued between the two groups, and the Rebels escaped unharmed. They later learned from a local bartender that Luunim was in debt to a large number of individuals, and that almost everyone in the city did not believe his death was an accident. Further questioning of the bartender revealed Luunim's debt to Kenuun.[1]

The Rebels deduced from the bartender's information that Kenuun had Luunim's apartment raided of anything valuable, including the datacard for which they were looking. Upon meeting Kenuun shortly after, the gambler confirmed their suspicion by admitting his involvement in Luunim's death.[1]

Personality and traits

"My Master. The great Mak Luunim. He commissioned work from Muunilinst's finest artisans, and naturally, they were all inspired to turn their talents to his noble form."
Mak Luunim's employee[src]

Being a Muun, who were known for their financial skills, Luunum was assigned by the Alliance to safeguard a portion of its funds. Luunim was also an avid collector of art, commissioning many artisans to create works of art depicting his own image.[1]

Behind the scenes

Mak Luunim was created by author Alex Wheeler for the 2008 novel Rebel Force: Target, the first in the Rebel Force series. To date, Rebel Force: Target is Luunim's only mention in Star Wars canon.

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