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"Red Sky, Blue Flame"
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Author(s)

Elaine Cunningham

Illustrator(s)

Marc Sasso

Publication information
Release date

November 1, 2001

Published in

Star Wars Gamer 7

Chronology
Era

New Republic era

Timeline

19 ABY[1]

"Red Sky, Blue Flame" is a short story by Elaine Cunningham, published in Star Wars Gamer 7 in 2001. It is set in a Chiss military training outpost in the Rata Nebula, a few years before the events of the Yuuzhan Vong War.

"Red Sky, Blue Flame" tells the story of how Jagged Fel proved his command abilities to Shawnkyr Nuruodo and his other Chiss comrades, how he came to acquire the distinctive scar across his forehead, and also how the Chiss came to trust the Fel family.

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Behind the scenesEdit

The place of "Red Sky, Blue Flame" in Star Wars chronology is problematic. Several internal references strongly imply that it occurs very soon after Vision of the Future in 19 ABY, and that was almost certainly the placing that the author intended it to have; but the story apparently describes the death of Stent, who appears alive in Timothy Zahn's subsequent novel Survivor's Quest, set in 22 ABY.

In "Red Sky, Blue Flame", Jag Fel was fourteen years old. The New Essential Chronology states that Jag Fel was born in 7 ABY, establishing the story takes place in 21 ABY.

When the discrepancy became apparent, LucasBooks editor Sue Rostoni initially suggested that the story ought to be relocated to occur after Survivor's Quest[2]; but the novel Dark Nest I: The Joiner King appears to abandon an important part of Rostoni's fix, the proposed equation of Jag's brothers Davin and Chak, and some fans feel that it is easier to explain Stent's survival and Jag's age than to force the backstory of Red Sky, Blue Flame to fit around the events of Survivor's Quest.

The Essential Reader's Companion states that the The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia resolved the problem by clearly stating that Stent surived the attack on Rhigar, however the entries in the encyclopedia relating to this are still vague in their depiction.

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