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Ral Shawgrim was a turn-coat Rebel technician, who was wanted by the New Republic for treason, espionage, and theft of Alliance and New Republic material. The New Republic had issued a bounty of 35,000 credits on his head, and he was also hunted by the Imperial Remnant.
Shawgrim was born aboard the starship, the Panorama, near the Tion Hegemony. His family was eventually slaughtered by Imperial troops. In response to this tragedy, he contacted a Rebel recruiter on Zelso and joined the cause of the Rebellion where his parents used to work.
Hero of the RebellionEdit
Shawgrim proved to be an adept starship technician and quickly rose to the rank of lieutenant. He served for two years on Zelso, and was hospitalized twice during the Jendar Campaign at Jendar. He was awarded the Usor Cluster for his valor, and was officially a hero of the Rebellion.
While working at the Calamari Shipyards, Shawgrim managed to duplicate the plans on the Incom T-65B X-wing starfighter. With near-complete plans of the starfighter in his possession, he attempted to leave Mon Calamari and make contact with the Imperially aligned Sienar Fleet Systems on Lianna and hand them the plans, which would have been a disaster for the Rebellion.
Fortunately for the Rebels, an astromech droid with the designation R2-X9 alarmed security, when it noticed Shawgrim blasting out of Docking Facility 7K in an unauthorized space shuttle. A group of Rebel operatives, led by Essex Yerac, managed to retrieve the plans, although Shawgrim escaped.
On the runEdit
The Alliance, and later the New Republic, issued a bounty on his head. Due to his failure to deliver the plans, Moff Brinkan of the Empire, and later the Imperial Remnant, also issued a bounty on him. He was hunted by no less the three bounty hunters for nearly four years.
To conceal his true identity, Shawgrim typically wore civilian clothing, though his old Rebel tech suit remained in his possession, and he would also sport hats to conceal his hair color.