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- "I wouldn't say I'm the best … but the best know who I am and they're worried!"
- ―Roget Jiriss
Roget Jiriss was a Human female and one of the most successful smugglers in the early years of the New Republic. Brash and confident by nature, Jiriss had an intense hatred of all pirates. She always delivered cargo on time when agreeing to a job, and her high delivery rate came with correspondingly high fees. During the prime of the Galactic Civil War, Jiriss's underworld contacts within several large criminal syndicates proved an excellent source of information for the Rebel Alliance. By 10 ABY, the Galactic Empire had charged Jiriss with several smuggling-related criminal offenses.
The Human female Roget Jiriss was born in 32 BBY. Jiriss eventually became a smuggler, and, as someone who had contacts deep within several large crime syndicates, she garnered a certain amount of personal freedom, even in Imperial space. As such, Jiriss served as an excellent source of intelligence for the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the height of the Galactic Civil War.
Jiriss became one of the galaxy's most successful smugglers by the early years of the New Republic, and her fees were high-priced to match her high delivery rate. Although Jiriss refused to deal directly with various syndicates, she would quickly accept cargo from a known black marketeer if the opportunity presented itself in order to hurriedly get out of that system.
As of 10 ABY, the Empire had charged Jiriss with illegal transportation of weapons and contraband goods, violations of customs ordinances, and assault on planetary police. She was categorized in Imperial records as criminal TracSheet Subject 66436335-UQFC-244869.
Personality and traitsEdit
Jiriss was a smuggler with a sense of humor. Owing to her high and successful delivery rate, when Jiriss agreed to deliver a shipment, it always arrived on time. Jiriss was a brash and cocky woman, though her Imperial TracSheet marked her as one who nevertheless had an exaggerated estimation of her personal skills. Jiriss never made two consecutive smuggling runs in the same system. She had a consuming hatred of pirates of any kind and would often break away to "go hunting" when pirates were reported nearby.
Skills and abilitiesEdit
Among her mechanical abilities, Jiriss was adept at astrogation, in starship transports, ship gunnery, and ship shields. She had technical prowess in blaster and space transport repair. Aside from her smuggling business proficiency, Jiriss also had knowledge in alien species, languages, and planetary systems.
Jiriss's personal starship was a heavily armed and modified YT-1300 light freighter named the Frontier Hawk. Her personal equipment included a comlink and a blaster pistol. She commonly dressed in a blue jumpsuit with a white collar, which she wore unfastened about her neck, along with a utility belt and fingerless work gloves.
Behind the scenesEdit
Roget Jiriss was created for the 1994 West End Games sourcebook Galaxy Guide 11: Criminal Organizations as a character example of a criminal smuggler for use with Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game. The sourcebook provided the Jiriss character with a detailed biography and personality characteristics. Artist Mike Vilardi provided Galaxy Guide 11's illustration of Jiriss.
Jiriss was later included in the 1998 PC game Star Wars: Rebellion as one of the playable characters available to the Rebel Alliance. In accordance with her smuggler contacts, the Jiriss character is used most effectively in gameplay in espionage missions and instigating uprisings on Imperial planets.
The article Callsigns: Names of Corellia, published in the 2002 roleplaying magazine Star Wars Gamer 9, included "Roget" among a list of common Corellian first names. However, Roget Jiriss is not specifically identified as being Corellian.
- Star Wars: Rebellion (First appearance)
- Galaxy Guide 11: Criminal Organizations (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: Rebellion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Galaxy Guide 11: Criminal Organizations is set six years after the Battle of Endor, which corresponds to the year 10 ABY, according to The New Essential Chronology. Galaxy Guide 11 states that Roget Jiriss is forty-two years old as of its events, which equates to a birth date of 32 BBY.
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 Galaxy Guide 11: Criminal Organizations
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Star Wars: Rebellion
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Star Wars: Rebellion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 166 ("Jiriss, Roget")
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Callsigns: Names of Corellia"—Star Wars Gamer 9 "