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Rorworr
Biographical information
Homeworld
Born

49 BBY[2]

Physical description
Species

Wookiee[2]

Gender

Male[2]

Height

2.2 meters[3]

Hair color

Brown[2]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)
Affiliation
"No, I'm not the Wookiee you're looking for."
―Rorworr[src]

Rorworr was a young male Wookiee who lived on Naboo with his father. With help from TD0-2, his translator droid, Rorworr studied at Theed's Royal House of Learning and would often explore Naboo's wilderness areas.

In 32 BBY, he played a significant role in defending Naboo from Trade Federation forces as a member of the Naboo Resistance and the Naboo Underground, freeing several military and civilian prisoners and helped to insert Queen Amidala's forces into Theed undetected. During the battle itself, the Wookiee assisted in diverting enemy troops from Amidala's forces, defeated a Vulture Droid in the palace plaza, and intercepted a counterfeit treaty forged by the Trade Federation.

After the battle, Rorworr continued to serve the people of Naboo by helping defeat a dissident leader and helping to establish the colony on Ohma-D'un. Rorworr later became an agent of the Galactic Republic, and served Supreme Chancellor Palpatine and the Jedi Council as a scout in a variety of mission roles until the end of the Clone Wars.

After the formation of Galactic Empire, the Wookiee served as an agent and pilot for the Rebellion, eventually becoming known as one of the Heroes of Skorrupon.

Once the New Republic was founded, however, Rorworr left military service to become an independent explorer and legendary adventurer.

Biography

Youth on Naboo

Rorworr, born on Kashyyyk, was brought to Naboo as a child when his father was assigned to act as a diplomat between the two planets. His father's station allowed Rorworr to attend the Royal House of Learning in Theed[1] with his translator droid, TD0-2.[7] It was here that the Wookiee began learning to fly, practicing with local N-1 starfighters.[1]

But young Rorworr had a love for exploring the wilderness beyond Theed, and would often slip away from school for days at a time. The Wookiee's curiosity led him to explore many interesting places hidden away in from the city.[1] Occasionally, he would come across equally curious Gungan explorers, a race he found interesting.[8] While on a field trip,[9] he found a particular friend in Toba Bari,[8] an amateur Gungan explorer who would later also become member of the Naboo Underground and a founding pilot of Iron Cesta Flight.[10] Rorworr also had a fondness for stargazing, and many of his excursions lead him beneath Naboo's star-dappled dome.[1]

Poachers

Jedi Master Ali-Vor and his Padawan, Rann I-Kanu arrived on Naboo to investigate poachers who were smuggling veermok off-planet. Ali-Vor asked Rann and his friends Rorworr, Galak, and Arani Korden to investigate rumors that some of these smugglers were operating out of a secret base near Theed. Though Ali-Vor had not considered the rumors to be true, the group soon discovered the local base hidden in a ruined, jungle shrine. The group defeated the smugglers and their leader Saidle Frex, and rescued Tasrah Boh, a captured professor of archeology from the House of Learning.[11]

Invasion of Theed

Rorworr and a few other students met with a small time criminal, Raymas Daal, in Kwilaan. Daal had a new backer, and offered the group 10,000 credits to temporarily deactivate a Naboo sensor array. Daal told the students he simply wanted to evade taxes on a rare spice shipment in order to increase profits, and intended to land while the sensor was deactivated. In reality, Daal's unnamed backer, the Trade Federation, wanted to move jamming satellites into Naboo space undetected. The meeting was interrupted by plain-clothed members of the Royal Naboo Security Forces, who intended to apprehend Daal for questioning. Daal, however, escaped.[12]

The students located the array using information provided by Daal. The group bypassed four Security Guards and a pair of technicians, and then successfully disabled the array. They returned to Kwilaan to locate Raymas and collect their fee.[12]

In 32 BBY, a group consisting of Rorworr, Sia-Lan Wezz, and Deel Surool, among others, booked passage off-world on the freighter Crescent, captained by Nuun Pargen of Alderaan. Immediately after take off, Trade Federation Droid starfighters fired upon the freighter, wounding Nuun's daughter, Inea Pargen. Nuun was forced to perform an emergency landing on the Great Grass Plains.[13]

While the Captain Pargen tried to affect repairs on the freighter, he sent Rorworr and his friends back into Theed to procure medical supplies for Inea's recovery. The Trade Federation Droid Army began to invade the palatial city just as the group acquired their supplies.[13]

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A young Rorworr, and his translator droid, TD0-2.
During the course of their escape from Theed, the group encountered resistance from B1 battle droids and droidekas. They helped a family of Naboo nobles escape the city, freed a group of civilians and Security Guards from a droid prison escort, and resolved a firefight involving outnumbered Security Forces. They avoided the Main Boulevard Bridge, where the bulk of the enemy forces were invading, as well as the Theed Royal Palace. Eventually, they encountered one Chee Mobok, a frightened Twi'lek textiles merchant that spoke very broken Basic. After calming Mobok down, the group learned that he crashed a speeder into a nearby pond. The group fished the speeder out of the pond and used it to make the rest of their escape.[13]

As Rorworr piloted the speeder along the Solleu River, over the occupied Main Boulevard Bridge and out onto The forces on the bridge fired at the speeder, and three STAPs break from the battle to pursue the group. During the chase, Rorworr's maneuvers caused one STAP to crash into a Multi-Troop Transport, disabling it's cooling fins and sinking it in the river. After shaking the remaining STAPs, the group abandoned their battered speeder in Lianorm Swamp.[13]

Chee Mobok was soon mauled by a veermok. When the group defeated the creature, they found themselves surrounded by a Gungan patrol. Led by Sergeant Mokem, the patrol escorted Rorworr's group to the edge of the swamp. The group followed the edge of the swamp, intending to rendezvous with the Captain Pargen. When the group arrived, they found that the Crescent had departed. Instead, they found a group of Gran and Rodian pirates fighting a small force Naboo Security. Rorworr's group intervened, defeating the pirates. A lone Security Guard, Mett Habble, survived the firefight.[13]

Resistance and Underground

Habble was one of Governor Sio Bibble's disguised agents, and also the organizer of the recently formed Naboo Resistance. Habble guided the group to the Resistance camp, encouraging Rorworr to fly the speeder while he questioned the group about their escape from Theed. The group parted ways with Chee Mobok when they arrived at the camp. After a brief respite, Habble invited to a meeting with two other Resistance leaders, Lieutenant Camaran and Oti Trinta, in which they joined the Resistance.[14]

Rorworr also joined the Naboo Underground with several fellow students from the Royal House of Learning. Lucos Dannt, their former headmaster was one of the Underground's leaders.[15] Rorworr's accumulated first hand knowledge of the Naboo countryside proved invaluable to the Underground as the group attempted to undermine the Trade Federation's occupation.[1]

While scouting Theed, Rorworr, Galak, Deel, and Sia-Lan, encountered a patrol of four battledroids. The group attempted to flee, but became cornered in an alley containing STAP wreckage and containers of speeder parts. The group fought and defeated the droids. Rorworr discovered a datacard in the STAP wreckage that contained the location of a Trade federation internment camp and a list of the Naboo leaders imprisoned there. [7]

Rorworr participated in several prison breaks over the course of the next week. Rorworr and a team of other students first freed several newly captured RSF guards and pilots from a temporary prison camp near Theed's central plaza, arming the prisoners with confiscated weapons stored on-site.[16]. Later, Rorworr's team accepted a mission from Lialla Tane, an Underground operative, to liberate her parents from a prison camp near the Palace, on the Street of Glory. During the mission, they freed not only Lialla's parents, the Royal Naboo Minister of Culture and his wife, but also four other civilians and a wounded RSF pilot.[17] During another mission, Rorworr's team was captured and were themselves were placed in Prison Compound 32, where they came under very brief scrutiny by Darth Maul. During the team's subsequent escape, they rescued their cellmates Ruto Graven, who was Assistant Minister of Internal Affairs for Queen Amidala; a wounded RSF guard, Private Boraso; and the artist Ela Sivel.[18]

At another point during the occupation Rorworr, Deel, Sia-Lan and Arani reentered Theed, sprung a trap and took cover in an ally. Planning to escape through a door at the end of the alley, Arani, Rorworr, and Sia-Lan provided a diversion while Deel attempted to slice the door's electronic lock. The fighters surprised a group of B1 battle droids and held off their reinforcements. The group began to retreat down the alley when a pair of droidekas rolled up. Deel opened the door, and all four students were surprised by what they saw on the other side.[19]
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Rorworr holds the line during a mission on Naboo.

Reclaiming Naboo

After failing to move the Galactic Senate, Queen Amidala returned to Naboo. When Amidala requested that Mett Habble bring his best people to the planning session, Habble summoned the Rorworr and his team to participate. The group followed Habble through Lianorm Swamp to the Queen's landing site. They were greeted by the Queen, her handmaidens, Captain Panaka, Boss Nass, Jar Jar Binks, Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker, as well as various Gungan and Resistance generals.[14]

During the planning session, Amidala announced her plan to enter the Palace via a secret passage. The leaders decided that using a Trade Federation Troop Transport would be the ideal way to approach the passage undetected, but realized that acquiring one would be difficult. It was at this point that Rorworr's team spoke up, volunteering information on the MTT that sank into the Solleu during their initial escape from Theed. With this information, the leaders formalized the main attack plan.[14]

When Gungan scouts were unable to locate the MTT, Rorworr's team was tasked to escort a group of Boss Nass's Gungengineeren to the site. Rorworr and two others piloted three unfamiliar tribubble bongos, docking with a hydrostatic bubble to rendezvous with Koh Pa Wupps and his team of Gungengineers. Loading the engineers and their tools into the submersibles, Koh Pa directed the group around Lake Paonga, up the lower Solleu River, and through an underwater passage at the base of the Virdugo Plunge that lead to the upper Solleu, dodging a group of opee sea killers along the way.[14]

When the group located the downed MTT, the Gungengineeren began work on transporting it upriver for repair while Rorworr's team patrolled the area in the bongos. The site was attacked by a young, orphaned colo claw fish, which the group defeated through piloting skill with the unarmed submersibles.[14]

Second Battle of Theed

Rorworr piloted the retrofitted Transport 714 to the secret passage at the base of Theed's cliff wall, where the team unloaded Amidala (disguised as a handmaiden), Sabé (disguised as the queen), Captain Panaka, the two Jedi, Anakin Skywalker, R2-D2, and three dozen Naboo troops. Rorworr and his team were assigned to guard the transport and monitor TFA radio traffic using it's transponder.[20]

When the Gungan Grand Army drew the Trade Federation forces away from Theed, Transport 714 was contacted by PDA-2, the OOM command battle droid assigned to remain behind and guard the Palace. Using a jury rigged vocabulator, Rorworr's team tricked PDA-2 into believing that the transport was too badly damaged to move under it's own power. PDA-2 overrode the transport's manual controls and remote piloted it to Theed Hangar's repair bay, within the city.[20]

The group ambushed the forces ADO-8 within the repair bay. Rorworr's team once again briefly encountered Darth Maul, who quickly left the repair bay in pursuit of Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan.[20]

The group found their way outside, in front of Theed's Royal Palace, where they encountered Sabé (still disguised as the Queen) and a small group of Security Guards and soldiers. Sabé requested the group's assistance in creating a diversion that would allow them to enter the Palace. The team engaged an AAT, a single STAP patrol, and a squad eight battle droids, distracting them long enough allowing Sabé and her retinue to infiltrate the palace directly.[21] Rorworr and the other students escaped the plaza as Royal Security Forces began engaging the Trade Federation Army throughout Theed.[22]

The freedom fighters evaded several battle droid patrols, and eventually found their way back to the Palace Plaza. A Vulture droid, supplemented by four battle droids, had replaced the previous patrol. The droids were firing at the occupants in the Plaza, four unarmed civilians, a pair of RSF Guards, and a Naboo pilot with an R2-series astromech droid. Rorworr's team intervened, eventually securing the plaza. The pilot, severely wounded, claimed that the astromech droid contained vital information, and charged the students with seeing that it found it's way to Queen Amidala. One of the wounded Security Guards likewise charged the Rorworr's team with ensuring that diplomatic pouch found it's way to Ambassador Kron of Alderaan.[22]

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Rorworr, Sia-Lan Wezz, and Deel Surool examine Gode Takrab's counterfeit holovid.
Returning to the Royal Hanger, Rorworr's team, ambushed the escort of Neimoidian counterfeiter, Gode Takrab. After interrogating Takrab, they learned that he had forged a treaty between Naboo and the Trade Federation, as well as a doctored holovid of Queen Amidala endorsing the phony document. Rorworr's team scoured Takrab's shuttle, and eventually discovered the fake agreement[23] hidden within Takrab's protocol droid, TC-11.[20] Nute Gunray sent a squad of battle droids, lead by RK-7, to secure the shuttle for his own escape.[20] Rorworr's team was nearly overwhelmed, but managed to hold the shuttle until the Droid Control Ship was destroyed, ending the battle.[23]

After the Invasion

In gratitude for their to services to Naboo during the weeks of occupation, as well as the exemplary performance during the Recapture of Theed, a grateful Queen Amidala bestowed the honorary title of Palace Guard[6] upon Rorworr, Sia-Lan, Deel Surool, Arani Korden, Galak, and Dané.[23] Rorworr spent the rest of the day freeing prisoners from internment camps. The group was visited later in the day by Captain Pergan and his daughter, Inea. The Crescent had escaped the pirates and battle droids, set down under Lake Paonga, and was eventually rescued by Gungans.[6]

That night, after the funeral of Qui-Gon Jinn, the heroes are approached by Lucos Dannt, Sabé, and Lialla Tane. Sabé asked the members of the defunct Underground to investigate a group of Naboo and Gungan refugees camped in some of Naboo's ancient ruins. Their leader, Savor Kibbs, was rumored to have plans against the throne, and intended to disrupt the Naboo-Gungan alliance. Lialla, who had originally reported the camp, accompanied the group as they set out in a speeder. When a large, falling tree forced the speeder to a halt, the craft and it's occupants were assaulted by a large, powerfully built Naboo predator known as a Grakkt. The venomous creature disabled the group's speeder before being driven off, forcing the team to continue the mission on foot. At one point, Lialla tumbled into a large pool of quicksand, and was rescued. The group soldiered through the swamp, and came across a grove corrupted by the Dark side of the Force. A mutated tangler tree at the center of the grove attacked the team with vines and projectile thorns until the team was out of reach. Just outside the camp, Kibbs conjured a Force illusion of Darth Maul to deter the party from continuing. After overcoming the illusory dark lord, Rorworr and his friends were confronted by several of the refugees. Three of the refugees in particular, a tough-looking woman, a Gungan warrior, and an angry young man, condemned Amidala while praising Savor Kibbs. Kibbs, finally determining that the heroes must be eliminated, attacks the group with force powers and a reactivated droideka. The party defeated the failed Jedi Padawon, and ended the hypnotic influence he held over his followers.[24]

Establishing Ohma-D'un

Sometime after the Invasion was settled, Rorworr joined an effort by the Naboo and the Gungans to help develop a colony on Naboo's water moon, Ohma-D'un. At the Civic Spaceport, Rorworr boarded a small Republic Sienar Systems shuttle, the Fair Gale, captained by Worlohp, an Ithorian. The other passengers; a pair of graduates of Theed School of Technology and Engineering, Kharl Vanneb and Sakme Kelene; Professor Hallem Celaar, a renowned zoological and botanical expert; as well as a few of Rorworr's classmates from the Royal House of Learning; were also all a part of the project.[25]

Sixteen minutes after takeoff, the Fair Gale collided with another object in Naboo's ionosphere. The impact caused a failing in conduit, which had begun leaking Kyvalon-4, a gas used in many repulsorlift systems. The gas, while harmless to most humanoids, was known to cause temporary homicidal insanity in Ithorians. When Captain Worlohp entered the passenger bay to report colliding with debris from the Trade Federation Lucrehulk, the Ithoran flew into a rage, and attacked his passengers. The ensuing melee damaged several of the ships vital systems, including the ship's navigation computer and life support systems. The passengers managed to subdue Worlohp, repair the navigation, life support and repulsor systems, and landed the shuttle safely.[25]
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Rorworr demonstrates a Wookiee rage while fighting alongside Sia-Lan Wezz.

Rorworr stayed on with the Ohma-D'un project for an undisclosed amount of time, earning a monthly salary of 2,000 credits and joint-ownership of the Mystic Burn,[25] a YT-1200 freighter[26] stored at the moonbase.[25]

Republic service

As Rorworr grew into an adult, his heroism on Naboo eventually rolled him into serving with the Republic as a scout. He would often go wherever the Republic needed his help, and generally ended up on small wilderness planets due to his skills in survival and exploration.[1]

The Supreme Chancellor's office assigned Rorworr and other students from Theed to investigate an island cove hidden on a jungle planet. Their goal was to discover who was supplying the Blue Star Pirates with Trade Federation military-grade weapons. After defeating a pair of pirates within the cove, the students discover a datacard from the Hyperdrive Cantina, a floating bar on the water planet Vorusku. The students followed the lead and subdued group of thugs within the cantina. The students, having learned that the supplier is a local Vorusku crime lord, are ambushed in a Volcano city by a bounty hunter. After Rorworr and his partners acquired the identity of the supplier, Jalla Spree, Spree sent a droideka to attack the students at a cliff side slaver camp.[7]

In 22 BBY, while in spaceport cantina on Corellia, Rorworr, Sia-Lan Wezz, Deel Surool, met Vor'en Kurn, and the four foiled a Separatist assassination attempt on a Corulag Senator, Alastar Treen.[27]

Since then, the four would work together often. The team would face a variety of opponents and situations, such as the investigation of a bounty hunter operating out of the Royal Hutt Hotel, cantina brawls with a Aqualish[3] and Rodian gangs,[28] a Jawa ambush in an abandoned armory,[3] an escape from Colicoid-run prison in the Spice Mines of Kessel,[29] an escape from a battle droid garrison, and even mounted blasters in the corridors of Grumbog's space station fortress.[3]

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Rorworr, Vor'en Kurn, and Sia-Lan Wez deal with a battle droid ambush in close quarters.

The team was so successful that they would occasionally receive orders directly from the office of the Chancellor and the Jedi Council. One such mission had the group investigating the disappearance of a Republic arsenal ship that had been tasked with decommissioning the Trade Federation army defeated at Naboo. The investigation lead the team to Kwenn Space Station, where the group defeated several re-activated activated battle droids.[3]

Another mission the team was assigned to involved preventing Corann from being the first of the Core Worlds to withdraw from the Republic. Rorworr's team investigated rumors of Separatist activity on the small industrial planet, and discovered a droid manufacturing plant. Chancellor Palpatine once personally assigned the team to investigate a Sith temple on the snow covered planet of Puloorn. Along the way, they encountered marauders and asteroid fields. Within the temple itself they discovered Dark side beasts, and cultists.[28]

Over the years, the Wookiee had made many recommendations regarding the development of new worlds, which the Republic often ignored. On occasion, credit for some of Rorworr's discoveries would go to more politically connected Humans. Rorworr also earned two official reprimands during his time with the Republic. He was issued one for disappearing from an exploration party (during which time he found a lost civilization). On another mission, he earned a second reprimand for not revealing a sentient life form he discovered (at that life form's request). Rorworr has been growing increasingly disenfranchised with the Republic as a result, a sentiment he noticed was mirrored by many other Wookiees and non-Human races.[1]

Rorworr kept quite regarding his concerns. Instead, the Wookiee spent his spare time listening to stories and tales in spacer bars, trying to learn of unexplored worlds and territories.[1]

Rebel Wookiee

The establishment of the Galactic Empire changed Rorworr's life dramatically. Most of his clan was lost in an Imperial raid, and the Wookiee's own father vanished after speaking out against the newly rechristened Emperor Palpatine.[4] Anakin Skywalker, the boy Rorworr had met while recapturing Theed,[14] became Darth Vader. Amidala was slain, and many of the Jedi Rorworr had worked with were massacred.[30] Sia-Lan Wezz[31] and Rann I-Kanu, two of Rorworr's closest friends, had gone missing in the wake of Order 66.[32]

In 4 ABY, Rorworr's vacation in Bespin's Cloud City with other members of the defunct Naboo Underground had come to an end. While the friends waited for a shuttle to arrive and deliver them to an orbiting passenger liner, a group of thugs dragged an old man from the waiting lobby onto the landing platform. A small astromech droid disrupted the thugs, and the old man quickly asked for the group's help. After intervening, Rorworr and his friends learned that the thugs were hired by a Chevin working for Jabba Desilijic Tiure; that the old man was Doctor Shemza, a distinguished scientist wanted by the Empire for his research; and that the astromech, Shorty, belonged to Shemza's Rebellion contact. Shemza insisted that he had information vital to the Rebellion, and asked the group to accompany him to to his contact's transport on Landing Platform 21. Lando Calrissian's voice broke over the city's loudspeakers, announcing that the Empire had occupied Cloud City, and recommended that all citizens evacuate. Three stormtroopers appeared in the hallway, demanding that Rorworr's group halt. The team defeated the stormtroopers, and escaped Cloud City with Doctor Shemza, his Alliance contact, and Shorty to join the Rebellion.[32]

In the Rebellion, Rorworr was often tasked to monitor Imperial ship and troop movements. Often, he flew a rebel RZ-1 A-wing interceptor, having become adept at hiding the craft in asteroid fields. Other times, he'd deal directly with Imperials, playing on the stereotypes of a slow, simple Wookiee in order to be underestimated. On the ground Rorworr often spent time in cantinas pretending to be a fuzzy drunk, while he eavesdropped on soldiers that did not realize he understood Basic.[4]

In one case, he took a job as a freighter pilot running rare foods to Imperial forces on Varlinaar, and in the process brought with him a team of Rebels to steal upcoming battle plans for the fleet.[4] In another, he freed an imprisoned Rebel operative from an Imperial detention cell.[27]

Rorworr's team participated in a mission to purchase blaster rifles for the Rebellion from a Duros smuggler, Hagk Baht, on Tatooine. The group arrived outside of Anchorhead, but a particularly violent Sandstorm forces the group to take shelter inside of Tosche Station while waiting for their contact. A squad of Imperial stormtroopers also took refuge within the mechanic's bar. A local Pacithhip spice dealer tried to hide his stash on the Rebels, while Old Ezrim, a local moisture farmer, began to insist that the group were spice dealers. The argument was interrupted when Baht broke over the team's comlink and explained that although he had escaped an Imperial Customs ship by entering the sandstorm, he had little control over his ship inside the maelstrom. Baht's transmission was cut short as his ship, the Singing Savrip, crashed into the desert. The stormtroopers moved to arrest the rebels, but were defeated with the help of the lounge's mechanic Fixer, a pilot by the name of Verzon Tennd and his droid Deenine.[33]

When the team investigated the crash site of the Singing Savrip, they discovered Hagk Baht was killed in the impact, but fifty rifles remained intact. Rorworr secured the rifles for the Rebellion.[33]

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Rorworr (left) and other famous Wookiees

At some point, Rorworr participated in the Battle of Skorrupon, intercepting High Inquisitor Volytar outside of his Star Destroyer. Rorworr became known as one of the Heroes of Skorrupon among the Rebellion, but was devastated to receive confirmation of Sia-Lan's death.[34]

Independent explorer

After the Battle of Endor, Rorworr passed up a service in New Republic to become an independent explorer.[5] Hoping to put some of his grief behind him,[34] Rorworr had quietly begun exploring the galaxy alone, piloting a modified Svelte-class shuttle painted with a camouflage scheme.[5]

The Wookiee retained several contacts from his time with the Rebellion forces, and often tapped them when he encountered problems he felt needed attention. Occasionally, young Jedi or new generation rebels were assigned to help Rorworr by their superiors. Rorworr gave the most attention to those that sought to desecrate the wilder planets or enslave their inhabitants. A great number of worlds produced stories about how Rorworr brought down a Corporate Sector Authority factory, helped evacuate a threatened animal population, foiled a Hutt slaving ring, or performed some other similar task. Ewoks had a particular fondness for the Wookiee, and Rorworr returned to Endor several times in his life.[5]

Personality and traits

Rorworr was a brave and intimidating Wookiee with an insatiable curiosity and wanderlust,[1] and was eager to perform acts of heroism.[2] Rorworr had become household name across Naboo,[35] and had produced stories of heroism on over fifty worlds.[5] Rorworr found humor in the fact that, despite looking and smelling completely different, he was often mistaken for Chewbacca.[4] Rorworr, a very expressive Wookiee, was capable of letting out a mournful hoot[29] or a displeased roar[19]. Rorworr cherished his friendships, and was devastated at the loss of them[34]. Although Rorworr often took a liking to young, idealistic heroes, he rarely settled down.[5]

In Shyriiwook, the name prefix "Ror" translates to "dark, hidden, marsh, swamp", while the suffix "warr" translates to "forest, guide, hunter, scout."[34]

Skills and abilities

Rorworr was a strong and able-bodied scout.[5] His natural Wookiee strength allowed him to dismember battle droids with his bare hands[19] and hurl Humanoids with a single arm.[3] He was often the first to react to danger[36] and was quick to recover from it. Rorworr was an accomplished mechanic, splicer, pilot, astrogator and pathfinder. The Wookiee was able to fly freighters with ease,[5] while his training fighter training on Naboo[1] allowed him to deftly maneuver starfighters. Rorworr was proficient in martial arts, as well as the use of blaster pistols, blaster rifles, and most simple weapons, but favored the bowcaster. As a Wookiee, Rorworr was only capable of speaking Shyriiwook, although he was able to easily understand Basic, Ewokese, Huttese, Mon Calamarian, and Twi'leki without the help of his translator droid.[5]

Behind the scenes

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Rorworr's official action figure

Rorworr is a character created by Wizards of the Coast for their Star Wars Roleplaying game. He was the iconic example for the Scout class. His early visual design was created by Adam Hughes.[37] Doug Alexander Gregory was tasked with aging the design by a few years for inclusion in the Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, and accomplished the goal after asking questions like, "What does a Wookiee's skull look like?" TD0-2 was created by Bill Slavicsek, who saw the need to give the character a way to speak to his party without breaking suspension of disbelief.[38] Rorworr became one of Art Director Sean Glenn's favorite iconic characters.[39]

In the Roleplaying Game: Saga Edition Core Rulebook, the former fringer Kelko had replaced Rorworr as the iconic scout. Rorworr was pictured as the iconic Gunslinger, however, and was still often used as a scout in examples of play.[27]

Rorworr has been documented as having been played by "Penny,"[3] and, "Michael."[29] Penny likely refers to Penny Williams, an editor at Wizards of the Coast,[3] and wife of Skip Williams. Michael, likely refers to Michael Beeler, a Wizards playtester and staffer.[29] During the Roleplaying Game's launch event in Seattle, Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca's costumed actor, played a demonstration game as Rorworr.[40]

A 4" Rorworr action figure was included in the box for Invasion of Theed Adventure Game. Rorworr was the first Star Wars character from a non-computer based RPG to be rendered as an action figure.[41]

Assumption

This article assumes that all example scenarios of Rorworr in the Star Wars Roleplaying Game's Core Rulebook, it's successors, and their supplements are canon.

This article also assumes Rorworr's participation as a Player Character in Star Wars: Invasion of Theed Adventure Game and all supplemental Adventure Games that were designed to use characters, rules, game tokens, and other assets from Invasion of Theed. These adventures include The Predators, Smugglers of Naboo Fast-Play Game, Signal Interruption, The Fall of Cloud City, A Night at Tosche Station, Peril in the Ionosphere, and Battle in the Streets!

Rorworr is never mentioned by name in Secrets of Naboo or the included adventure, Peril on Naboo. However, an image appearing near the end of the adventure depicts the visually distinct Wookiee, alongside Sia-Lan Wezz and Deel Surool, interrogating Gode Takrab and examining his forged holovid, suggesting that Rorworr was one of the heroes of the adventure.[20] Rorworr's participation is later confirmed by The Official Star Wars Fact File 91.[23]

For all RPG adventures, this article assumes that the heroes successfully follow the general outline and specific goals described in the adventures, without deviating dramatically.

Rorworr is depicted in an illustration accompanying Shadows of Coruscant, however, the illustration appears to have no relevance to the adventure.[42] Shadows of Coruscant is ignored for the purposes of this article.

Appearances

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Two examples of Rorworr game tiles

Sources

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Concept art of Rorworr featuring pocket straps

Notes and References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Rorworr: Interplanetary Scout
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Star Wars: Invasion of Theed Adventure Game, Rorworr hero folder
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 WizardsCoastsmall Rorworr, Rebel Agent on Wizards.com (backup links 1 2 on Archive.org)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 WizardsCoastsmall Rorworr, Spacefaring Legend on Wizards.com (backup links 1 2 on Archive.org)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 WizardsoftheCoast "Peril on Naboo"—Secrets of Naboo Epilogue
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Star Wars: Invasion of Theed Adventure Game Rulebook
  8. 8.0 8.1 WizardsCoastsmall Sneak Preview: Star Wars Invasion of Theed Adventure Game on Wizards.com (backup links 1 2 on Archive.org)
  9. Star Wars: Invasion of Theed Adventure Game, Toba hero folder
  10. Meet Toba: Soldier and Scout
  11. Smugglers of Naboo Fast-Play Game and The Predators
  12. 12.0 12.1 WizardsoftheCoast Signal Interruption on Wizards.com (original article link, backup links on Archive.org)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 WizardsoftheCoast "Peril on Naboo"—Secrets of Naboo Act 1: The Invasion
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 WizardsoftheCoast "Peril on Naboo"—Secrets of Naboo Act 2: The Naboo Underground
  15. Star Wars: Invasion of Theed Adventure Game, Adventure 1: Battle Droid Invasion
  16. Star Wars: Invasion of Theed Adventure Game, Adventure 2: Recovery
  17. Star Wars: Invasion of Theed Adventure Game, Adventure 3: Rescue
  18. Star Wars: Invasion of Theed Adventure Game, Adventure 3A: Escape
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Battle for Theed
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 WizardsoftheCoast "Peril on Naboo"—Secrets of Naboo Act 3: Assault on Theed
  21. Star Wars: Invasion of Theed Adventure Game, Adventure 4: Aid the Queen
  22. 22.0 22.1 Battle in the Streets!
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 The Official Star Wars Fact File 91 (TRA17-18, The Trade Federation Attack)
  24. Star Wars: Invasion of Theed Adventure Game, Adventure 5: Renegade
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 SWGsmall "Peril in the Ionosphere"—Star Wars Gamer 1
  26. SWGsmall "Shipbuilding Secrets"—Star Wars Gamer 1
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Roleplaying Game: Saga Edition Core Rulebook
  28. 28.0 28.1 Roleplaying Game Revised Core Rulebook
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 Galaxy of Intrigue
  30. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  31. Star Wars: Purge
  32. 32.0 32.1 *WizardsoftheCoast The Fall of Cloud City on Wizards.com (original article link, backup links on Archive.org)
  33. 33.0 33.1 WizardsoftheCoast A Night at Tosche Station on Wizards.com (original article link, backup links on Archive.org)
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 Galactic Campaign Guide
  35. Rorworr's RPG stats give him a reputation score of 4. Table 6-6 on page 107 of the Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook rates reputation scores between 3-5 as "Known on home world"
  36. In the Star Wars: Invasion of Theed Adventure Game, Rorworr has the second highest Initiative score of all the characters presented
  37. WizardsCoastsmall Preproduction Art Gallery on Wizards.com (backup links 1 2 on Archive.org)
  38. WizardsCoastsmall Production Art Gallery on Wizards.com (backup links 1 2 on Archive.org)
  39. WizardsCoastsmall Gritty Visions: An Interview With Sean Glenn Gallery on Wizards.com (backup links 1 2 on Archive.org)
  40. SWCustom-2011 Snapshots from Seattle RPG Launch on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  41. http://www.rebelscum.com/potjinvoftheed.asp
  42. WizardsoftheCoast "Shadows of Coruscant"—Core Rulebook

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