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"There's nothing here, Sergent Harkas."
"We're still checking this hole, Private Orland. Or do you want to make the report to Stryfe and tell him we didn't look under every stinkin' rock? Didn't think so."
―Orland and Sergeant Ran Harkas, while on Ossus[src]

Private Orland was a stormtrooper in Joker Squad, a fighting squadron of Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire, in 137 ABY. Orland was with the Jokers when they were dispatched to the planet Ossus in search of Jedi refugees at the world's abandoned Jedi Temple. Orland found nothing, and when the other Jokers reported similar results, they returned to a waiting Star Destroyer in orbit, satisfied that the temple was empty. Nevertheless, the Sith Lord Darth Stryfe ordered the temple destroyed.

BiographyEdit

"Lord Stryfe, the last of the patrols are returning to the ship now. There is no sign of anyone below on the planet."
―Imperial Captain Meeshal, reporting on the activities of Orland and the rest of Joker Squad on Ossus[src]

Orland was a stormtrooper who served Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire during the Second Imperial Civil War. In 137 ABY, Orland was a private in Joker Squad,[1] a fighting squadron of the Empire's 407th Stormtrooper Division under the command of Sergeant Ran Harkas.[2] That year, the Jokers were part of an Imperial force led by the Sith Lord Darth Stryfe that was dispatched to the planet Ossus to search the world's former Jedi Temple. Although the temple was widely believed abandoned following an attack by Darth Krayt's One Sith[3] seven years prior,[4] Stryfe suspected it was a haven for Jedi survivors.[3]

While Stryfe waited aboard a Star Destroyer in Ossus's orbit, Orland and the rest of the Jokers searched the temple and its surroundings on the planet's surface. Orland found nothing and reported such to Harkas, who reminded the Private that Stryfe demanded thoroughness. Meanwhile, Corporal Anson Trask and one other trooper stumbled across a group of hidden Jedi in a sub-basement of the temple, but the Jedi Knight Shado Vao used a mind trick to cloud their thoughts and convince them that the temple was indeed abandoned. Satisfied, Joker Squad returned to the Star Destroyer and reported its lack of findings, but an unconvinced Stryfe ordered an orbital bombardment of the temple.[1]

Personality and traitsEdit

Like the other members of Joker Squad, Orland wore stormtrooper armor and carried an ARC-9965 blaster rifle. The Private was skeptical that any Jedi would be found on Ossus but did not want to undertake a less-than-thorough search and incur the consequent wrath of Darth Stryfe.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Orland appears in the seventeenth issue of the comic series Star Wars: Legacy. Written by John Ostrander and penciled by Jan Duursema, the issue was released in October 2007.[1] A nameless stormtrooper is seen with Ran Harkas and Anson Trask on Ossus in Legacy's sixteenth issue, but it is unclear if the trooper is Orland or another member of Joker Squad.[3]

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