- "Neither can I! I'm twelve!"
- ―Rowan to Kordi Freemaker after she blames him for Zander stealing the N-1.
Rowan Freemaker was a Force-sensitive member of the Freemakers, a family of scavengers that traveled throughout the galaxy during the Imperial Era. He was the younger brother of Zander and Kordi Freemaker. His best friend and long time companion was the modified B1 battle droid Roger. Together, they lived at a garage based in a space station called the Wheel in the Abrion system. Rowan was an adventurous twelve-year old boy who had a knack for getting into trouble. He was playful, friendly, loyal, and a solid moral compass.
Rowan entered a new turning point in his life when he discovered that he was Force-sensitive after stumbling upon the hilt of the Kyber Saber crystal. Rowan encountered the Sith agent Naare, who posed as a Jedi and offered to train him in the ways of the Force. As a result, Rowan and his family became involved in a quest to find the various crystals that made up the Kyber Saber. Rowan's quest to find the Kyber Saber brought him into conflict with the Hutt crime lord Graballa, the bounty hunters Dengar, Baash, and Raam, and the Sith Lords Darth Sidious and Darth Vader.
During the quest for the Kyber Saber, Rowan and his family came to depend on each other and strengthened their bonds. After learning the truth about Naare, the Freemakers embarked on a race for the remaining Kyber Saber crystals. Despite obtaining the crystals, Naare caught up with them on each occasion and stole the crystals.
Following a confrontation with Naare on Hoth, Rowan and Roger separated from Zander and Kordi in order to protect his siblings and to prevent Naare from getting her hands on the last Kyber Saber crystal. However, Naare lured Rowan back to the Wheel by harming his siblings and managed to reforge the Kyber Saber. Rowan and his family manage to retake the Kyber Saber following a showdown on Coruscant. Wanted by the Empire, the Freemakers joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic
Rowan Freemaker was a young Human boy who lived during the Imperial Era. He was a member of a family of scavengers known as the Freemakers; that included his older brother Zander, his older sister Kordi, and their B1 battle droid servant R0-GR. Together, Rowan and his family lived at a space station called The Wheel in the Abrion system, where they operated a starship repair garage called Freemaker Salvage and Repair. Rowan and his family operated a starship called the StarScavenger, which they used for their work and travels.
Searching for the Kyber SaberEdit
A New PathEdit
Following the Battle of Hoth, Rowan and his siblings were traveling in space when they stumbled upon the wreckage resulting from a dogfight between Imperial TIE fighters and Rebel Alliance X-wings. After collecting some material, Rowan accidentally destroyed a nearby Gozanti-class cruiser. To avoid detection, the Freemakers returned to their garage in the Wheel where they were greeted by their Aqualish landlord Furlac and Roger, who had been baking cookiees.
While Zander and Kordi were cobbling up a starship from battle wreckage, Rowan accidentally swung a pole into the head of an AT-ST walker. The AT-ST head fired a blast into Zander's starship, destroying it. As a result, Rowan and the other Freemakers including Roger traveled to the jungle world of Nal Kapok to obtain spareparts. While Zander and Kordi went out to explore the jungle, Rowan was ordered to stay behind with Roger. However, Rowan disobeyed his siblings' orders and snuck out of the ship with Roger. While trying to avoid a stormtrooper patrol, the two stumbled into a hole which led to an underground pool and cave. There, they were attacked by a dianoga. Before the dianoga could devour them, Rowan and Roger were saved by a lightsaber–wielding woman called Naare, who introduced herself as a Jedi survivor of the Clone Wars.
Rowan, Roger, and Naare discovered the hilt of an ancient weapon called the Kyber Saber. Naare recounted that the Kyber Saber had been built by Baird Kantoo, a wise Jedi Master, who had forged the weapon out of pure kyber crystals. After realizing the danger of the Kyber Saber, he had it smashed into several pieces and instructed a group of other Jedi to hide the crystals throughout the galaxy. Kantoo feared that the Kyber Saber could be used for evil purposes. Realizing that Rowan was Force-sensitive, Naare convinced him to assist her in her quest to find the other pieces of the Kyber Saber so that they could use it against the Empire.
After returning to the surface, Rowan discovered that Zander and Kordi had been captured by stormtroopers. Rowan came to their rescue and attacked the Imperials with a vintage AT-TE walker. However, the walker broke down and Rowan was quickly surrounded by the stormtroopers. Fortunately for him and his siblings, Naare then intervened and used her lighsaber to overpower and drive the stormtroopers away. The Freemakers befriended Naare and brought her back to the Wheel. Once back at the Wheel, Naare told Rowan that he had a special ability to sense the crystals and offered to train him in the ways of the Force; which the boy happily obliged. Unknown to Rowan, Naare was a Sith agent who worked for Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader.
Trouble with GraballaEdit
Following their adventures on Nal Kapok, Naare began to train Rowan in the ways of the Force. Bored with levitating a brick, Rowan decided to play with Naare's blue lightsaber. Naare then reminded Rowan to focus on his lesson and showed the boy a holomap of the galaxy. The boy quickly sensed a Kyber Saber crystal in the Balgaroth asteroid field. Naare then convinced Rowan to accompany her to the Balgaroth system. However, they were caught by Kordi and an argument quickly ensued between the adults. While the adults were distracted, Rowan decided to proceed with the quest on his own and traveled there on one of Zander's Z-wings with Roger.
Rowan and Roger eventually stumbled on a mining facility in the Balgaroth asteroid field that was owned by the Hutt crime lord Graballa. Rowan let the Force guide him through the mining complex with Roger tailing behind. In his trance-like state, Rowan found the second kyber crystal wedge into a rock over a large vat of magma. Rowan was saved from death by a mining droid that had befriended Roger. Before the two could leave the mining facility, they encountered two Iktotchi bounty hunters named Baash and Raam.
Donning an Ugnaught helmet, Rowan pretended to be an Ugnaught bounty hunter. Viewing Rowan as a potential recruit, Baash and Raam took him to Graballa's starship Rancor's Fist. Despite Rowan's supposed "strength", he and Roger were easily bested by Graballa's leading bounty hunter, Dengar. During the brief melee, Rowan lost his helmet and Graballa and his henchmen quickly learned that the boy was not a bounty hunter. Graballa also took an interest in Rowan's Kyber Saber crystal, which was a rare and valuable commodity.
Desiring the kyber crystal for himself, Graballa ordered Rowan and Roger to be fed to his pet nexu Smiley in an attempt to force the boy to show him where the other crystal were. Before the execution could be carried out, Graballa was contacted by his cousin Jabba. Graballa wanted to used the kyber crystal to fund a beachside resort but Jabba disagreed and cut the conversation. Before Graballa could resume with his torture, Rowan's siblings Kordi, Zander, and Naare arrived.
While Kordi and Zander tried to sell Rowan's Z-wing to Graballa, Naare freed Rowan and Roger from their restraints and used the Force to quieten the nexu. Before they could sneak away, Graballa spotted them. Together, the Freemakers and Naare fled on the Z-wing and smashed through a window; causing the kyber crystal to be sucked out into space. Graballa sent several starfighters led by Dengar after them but Naare used the Force to clear a path through the asteroid field and to destroy most of the pursuing starfighters. This display of Force power impressed Rowan and his siblings.
After returning to the StarScavenger, Rowan apologized to his siblings for leaving the Freemaker Garage without permission. Rowan also wanted to apologize to Naare for losing the kyber crystal. Suddenly, Rowan sensed the crystal and convinced his siblings to take the ship to the location. The Freemakers eventually found the second Kyber Saber crystal floating in space. After retrieving it, Rowan was praised by Naare; who had attempted to destroy their ship in a fit of rage. Due to his actions in the Balgaroth asteroid field, Rowan attracted the attention of Graballa who wanted to obtain the Kyber Saber crystals for his own pecuniary gain.
Later, the Freemakers received a service job from fellow Wheel resident Wick Cooper to repair his vintage N-1 starfighter. Knowing that Zander was a starship enthusiast with poor impulse control, Kordi instructed Rowan to keep their brother distracted while Roger brought the starfighter into the garage. Rowan tried to distract Zander by getting him to tie himself with a rope and to repair equipment while blindfolded. However, Zander was still able to smell the chromium of the N-1. Rowan tried to stop his brother from entering the starfighter and a tussle broke out. This drew their sister Kordi's attention. Kordi warned Zander to control himself because Cooper was their latest customer in a long time. When Cooper rang the buzzer to make a list of "excessive demands", Zander took advantage of his siblings' momentary distraction to take the N-1 for a joyride.
After Zander's escape, Kordi reprimanded Rowan for not doing more to restrain their older brother. When Cooper entered the garage, Kordi and Rowan claimed that the starship was "in the back." They then took Cooper back to the reception and offered to pay more attention to his starship. When Rowan offered to do a "wax job", Kordi was upset but still pretended to play along. While waiting for Zander to return, Rowan and Roger pretended to repair the starship by banging equipment in the garage. Rowan claimed that the ship had several faults as a pretext for their "delays." Shortly later, Rowan and Kordi received a hologram call from Zander, who had been captured by the Imperial Star Destroyer Vendetta for "disrupting" Imperial business. After ruling out bounty hunters, the two decided to seek Naare's help.
Naare was reluctant to help until Rowan suggested that it was a Jedi test. Rowan and Kordi traveled to the Vendetta on a modified Class-D cargo container while Naare traveled in her Eclipse Fighter. Despite a faulty transponder, Rowan managed to save himself and his sister from getting their ship blown up by using the Force to fix it. The Freemakers then landed their ship in the Star Destroyer's hangar bay. While traveling down a corridor, they encountered two stormtroopers but were saved by Naare. After avoiding two Imperial officers, they managed to find their way to Zander's cell. After rescuing Rowan, the Freemakers and Naare made their way back to the hangar bay only to be confronted by Darth Vader and his stormtroopers.
While Naare slipped away into the garbage chute, the Freemakers confronted Vader. After failing to convince the Sith Lord that they were not spies, Zander confessed that he had merely taken an N-1 starfighter on a joyride. Upon seeing the N-1 starfighter, Vader took the ship for a joyride and was immediately caught up in a dogfight with Imperial TIE fighters. Amidst the dogfight, Rowan used a comlink to order the tractor beam projector to draw the N-1 starfighter back into the hangar. While Vader was distracted by his stormtroopers, the Freemakers and Naare took the opportunity to return to the Wheel in their ships including Cooper's N-1 starfighter. Upon arriving back at The Wheel, Cooper was enraged that his N-1 starfighter had been totally wrecked. As compensation, the Freemakers offered Cooper Zander's Blazemaker prototype. When the ship malfunctioned and blew up, Cooper threatened to sue them.
Calrissian's Lost TreasureEdit
Later, Rowan continued his Jedi training under Naare's instruction. Struggling to use the Force to connect two bricks, a frustrated Rowan threw the objects into air. The bricks hit Zander, who asked his brother what was troubling him. In an attempt to cheer Rowan up, Zander took his brother to watch a podrace in the Wheel's Lower Ring. While Zander was distracted, Rowan encountered Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca. The former was trying to recruit bounty hunters to recover his "lost treasure" from Cloud City.
After the other bounty hunters including Graballa's henchmen Dengar, Baash and Raam proved unwilling to accept the job, Rowan volunteered. Calrissian was reluctant to hire a child but relented after Rowan assured him that he had a ship. While Kordi and Zander were annoyed with their brother for not consulting them, they took up the offer because they were short on money. Together, they traveled on the StarScavenger to Cloud City. The Freemakers managed to bluff their way in by posing as repair mechanics going to the Carbon-freeze chamber.
While Kordi headed to Calrissian's disco pad to recover his "lost treasure", Rowan and Zander headed to the carbon-freeze chamber. Using the Force, Rowan managed to repair the tube, which had been damaged during Darth Vader's duel with Luke Skywalker. However, Rowan got himself accidentally frozen in carbonite in the process. Kordi arrived but was joined by Naare, Dengar, Baash and Raam. During a brief skirmish, Dengar and his associates managed to steal Rowan's frozen body after recognizing the boy from their earlier encounter in the Balgaroth asteroid field.
Before the gangsters could escape with Rowan, Zander used Naare's lightsaber to sever a cable connecting Cloud City's repulsorlift generator; causing the city to slip into the depths of Bespin. Amidst the chaos, the Freemakers and Naare managed to recover Rowan's body and the "lost treasure". After being defrosted from carbonite, Rowan, despite his hibernation sickness, managed to use the Force to reconnect the repusorlift cable in Cloud City's engine room; causing the city to return to its normal floating position. After returning to the Wheel, the Freemakers handed Calrissian his "lost treasure", which turned out to be his blue cape. In return, Calrissian paid them with bars of gold.
Mission to KashyyykEdit
Rowan later joined his older siblings and Roger on a mission to obtain a piece of wroshyr wood from the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk. Behind on their rent payment, Kordi had accepted a job from the Twi'lek captain Ignacio Wortan to obtain the wroshyr wood for his new dashboard. Rowan had been learning how to speak Shyriiwook, the Wookiee language. However, Kordi turned down his offer to serve as a translator and instead outfitted Roger with a translation chip. After evading the Imperial blockade above Kashyyyk, the Freemakers managed to land on the planet.
Upon landing, the Freemakers were accosted by a group of Wookiees led by Chief Attabura, who damaged Roger. However, Rowan managed to use his Shyriiwook language skills to convince the Wookiees they were not a threat. After Rowan and Roger explained the reason for their visit, Attabura gave them the piece of wroshyr wood in return for rescuing his son Tantarra, who had been imprisoned by the Trandoshans in an island fortress. The Trandoshans were allies of the Empire and were using Tantarra as a hostage to ensure the Wookiees' compliance. Kordi and Zander tried to walk out of the deal but Rowan and Roger convinced them to continue with the mission in order to avoid antagonizing the Wookiees.
While Roger stayed behind with the StarScavenger, Rowan and his siblings traveled on speeder bikes to the Trandoshans island fortress. They managed to used an improvised catapult to breach the fortress. After tricking the guards into thinking they were repair crew, the Freemakers managed to rescue Tantarra from his cell. Having achieved their objective, the Freemakers and Tantarra proceeded to the top of the tower to rendezvous with Roger and the StarScavenger. Before they could leave, Rowan sensed the presence of the third Kyber Saber crystal through the Force. This discovery coincided with the Imperial officers Durpin and Plumestriker discovering their presence and the Wookiees launching an attack on the Trandoshans.
Rowan led his brother, sister, and Tantarra into a chamber where they retrieved the kyber crystal from a Trandoshans statue. After reuniting Tantarra with his father Attabura, the Freemakers headed to a clearing to rendezvous with Roger and the ship. Rowan and Zander reached the ship only to be cornered by Durpin and Plumestriker, who attempted to arrest them. However, Kordi appeared and knocked out the two Imperials with the wroshyr wood. The impact however split the wood in half and the Freemakers were forced to leave with the damaged object. Captain Ignacio was displeased with the damaged wroshyr wood and called off his deal with the Freemakers. The only solace was Rowan finding the third Kyber Saber crystal. He presented the crystal to Naare, who praised her apprentice for his growing powers.
Later, Rowan continued his training under Naare. Before departing on a secret mission, Naare cautioned Rowan not to reveal his Force powers to strangers under the pretext of keeping him safe from the Empire. Later, Rowan and his siblings were visited by Princess Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker, who were members of the Rebel Alliance. Leia and Luke's Y-wing had been damaged during a dogfight with Imperial TIE fighters.
While Zander and Kordi met with Leia, Rowan along with Roger and Luke went aboard the StarScavenger. While fiddling with the ship's controls, Roger accidentally sent them into hyperspace. Luke was able to deactivate the StarScavenger's hyperdrive; which caused the ship to exit hyperspace above the jungle world of Felucia. Using the Force, Luke was able to cushion the ship's landing and won the admiration of Rowan; who recognized him as a real Jedi.
After landing on Felucia, Rowan and Luke began repairing the ship's bulkhead. Rowan also encountered a flower which blossomed everytime the Force came within range of its buds. Roger then informed Rowan and Luke that an acklay had stolen the StarScavenger's hyperdrive generator. Later that night, Rowan and Luke joined forces to recover the hyperdrive generator from a pit inhabited by the acklay. However, they accidentally awoke the creature by dislodging rocks over it. The enraged acklay then pursued the three visitors.
Rowan, Roger, and Luke then made a second attempt to recover the hyperdrive generator. Inspired by Luke's teachings about the Force acting as a natural order, Rowan used flowers to distract the acklay while Roger recovered the hyperdrive. After repairing the StarScavenger, the trio returned to the Freemaker Garage. Since Leia and Luke's Y-wing had been destroyed in order to mislead the Empire, the Freemakers sold one of their Z-wings at a discounted rate. Due to their experiences, the Freemakers became more sympathetic to the Rebellion.
Trap on TatooineEdit
Following the events on Felucia, Rowan became suspicious of his mentor Naare. He tried to voice his concerns to Roger but the B1 battle droid was switched off. Later, Rowan and the other Freemakers traveled to the planet Tatooine where his older brother Zander had found a job with the podracer pilot Ben Quadinaros; who was participating in the 29th Annual Bricklayers' Classic race in Mos Espa. While working on Ben's podracer, they discovered that Ben's sponsor was Graballa the Hutt; who had arranged the job in order to lure the Freemakers into a trap. Graballa wanted Rowan in order to find the other Kyber Saber crystals.
Before Graballa and his henchmen including Dengar, Baash, and Raam could question the Freemakers, Graballa's cousin Jabba arrived. While Graballa was distracted, Rowan and his family including Roger took the chance to escape in a podracer. As a result, the Freemakers inadvertently became contestants in the 29th Annual Bricklayers' Classic. During the race, they were pursued by Dengar, Baash and Raam. Following a grueling race, they managed to lose their pursuers and Zander ended up winning the race.
Pursued by Graballa, the Freemakers fled on their podracer into the Dune Sea where they sought refuge in a derelict sandcrawler. After contacting Naare for help, Rowan, his siblings, and Roger fought off Graballa's forces with a box of thermal detonators. Shortly later, Naare arrived in the Eclipse Fighter and managed to rescue Rowan. While she went to rescue Zander, Kordi, and Roger from Graballa's henchmen, she left Rowan insider her ship. There, Rowan discovered her Sith lightsaber and eavesdropped on a hologram message from the Emperor recommending that Naare kill Rowan's family in order to force the boy's cooperation. Rowan accompanied Naare and the other Freemakers back to the Wheel but kept her Sith lightsaber as evidence.
Flight to TakodanaEdit
After the events on Tatooine, Rowan informed his siblings Zander and Kordi, and Roger about Naare's true Sith identity. The Freemakers made preparations to flee their garage aboard the StarScavenger. When Naare appeared at the door, Roger tried to distract her but Naare saw through their deception. When Rowan confronted her about her deception, Naare responded that the Jedi were gone because of people like her. She then Force-pushed him off a platform. Following a brief struggle, Rowan and the other Freemakers managed to escape aboard the StarScavenger.
Naare then pursued the four fugitives through the space traffic around the Wheel. After losing Naare, Rowan and the other Freemakers jumped into hyperspace. While traveling, Rowan was despondent because Naare had promised to train him as a Jedi; prompting Kordi to comfort him. The StarScavenger was forced to exit hyperspace after losing its quantum field regulator. The Freemakers exited hyperspace above the planet Takodana and sought refuge at Maz Kanata's castle.
While landing, the StarScavenger accidentally clipped the Weequay pirate Hondo Ohnaka's starship. As compensation for the damage cause to Hondo's vessel, the Freemakers agreed to travel to the Third moon of Takodana on the Mini Scavenger to retrieve three golden orbs. After an uncomfortable trip, Rowan and his family discover that the golden orbs are located inside a sinkhole that is guarded by several varactyls. The Freemakers decide to wait until nightfall when the varactyls are asleep.
That night, Kordi assigns Rowan to act as a "snipe spotter" while she, Zander, and Roger fly the harvester over the sinkhole. While Rowan watches, Roger is lowered into the pit and fetches the golden orbs. However, Roger drops the orbs and startles the sleeping varactyls. The varacytls rip up Roger and attack the Freemakers' scavenger vessel. Before the varactyls can do further damage to his siblings, Rowan intervenes and uses the Force to reason with the varactyls. Rowan is tempted to use the dark side but decides to choose the light side. After realizing that the golden orbs are varactyl eggs, Rowan apologizes to the varactyls who allow the Freemakers to leave in peace.
As they leave for Takodana, Kordi reassures Rowan that he is special. Back at Maz Kanata's castle, Rowan and his siblings confront Hondo and his gang about the varactyls' eggs. Hondo admits that he was aware that the golden orbs were eggs. Unhappy that the Freemakers have not honored their agreement, he orders his henchmen to break Rowan and his siblings' heads. However, Maz intervenes and drives Hondo and his men out. Admiring the Freemakers, Naare gives them the quantum regulator and also gives Rowan the fourth Kyber Saber crystal; telling him that it is a worthy cause. She tells Rowan to also seek the Maker of Zoh.
Hunt for the CrystalsEdit
Following the events on Takodana, Rowan and the other Freemakers made preparations to leave on the StarScavenger with the fourth Kyber Saber crystal. Before they could leave, the Freemakers were ambushed by Naare, who had forged an alliance with Graballa the Hutt. Naare used the Force to snatch the crystal out of Rowan's hand and fly away in the Eclipse Fighter. The Freemakers gave chase in their ship but were attacked by Graballa's starship Rancor's Fist. Under attack, the Freemakers were forced to retreat into hyperspace.
Once in hyperspace, the Freemakers resolved to prevent Naare from reforging the Kyber Saber by getting to the remaining crystals first. Rowan knew that the next two crystals were on Naboo and Ningoth. Thinking that Naare would travel to Naboo first, the Freemakers decided to travel to Ningoth, an ocean world. While Roger stayed behind on the StarScavenger, Rowan and his siblings explored Ningoth's oceans in the submarine Bubbly Snubbly. They discovered that the fifth crystal was being used as a light source by an opee sea killer to hunt for fish. Following a struggle, Rowan repaired the submarine's lamp and traded it with the opee sea killer in return for the crystal.
Before they could leave Ningoth, Naare and Graballa caught up with them. The Freemakers managed to use the StarScavenger's chain to drag Naare's Eclipse Fighter underwater. The Freemakers managed to launch their Bubbly Snubbly into the StarScavenger's rear cargo bay. However, Naare managed to use the Force to snatch the crystal from Rowan before the doors could close. Having lost a second crystal, the Freemakers fled into hyperspace. With little choice, the Freemakers decided to travel to Naboo in order to reach the sixth Kyber Saber crystal before Naare.
On Naboo, Rowan discovered that the sixth crystal was hidden inside the former Theed Royal Palace, which had been revamped as the Emperor Palpatine Museum. The Freemakers decided to sneak into the Museum at night in order to search for the crystal. Zander managed to infiltrate Roger into the Museum disguised as a Clone Wars exhibit. That night, Roger let the other Freemakers into the Museum. While the other Freemakers were distracted by the exhibits, Rowan resolved to find the crystal. Despite being distracted by a powered pogostick, he resolved to continue the mission.
Rowan then stumbled upon several statues of Palpatine at various stages of his life. Rowan was scared by a talking statue of Darth Sidious and accidentally toppled the exhibits. One of the heads rolled into the Clone Wars exhibit and struck several of the battle droids including R0-HK; setting off several blasters. One of the blaster bolts hit a hanging N-1 starfighter that Zander was toying with, causing it to crash into the Theed Hangar. The noise alerted several Imperial stormtroopers led by Generals Durpin and Plumestriker, who attempted to execute Kordi, Zander, and Roger.
However, Rowan borrowed a Palpatine robe and a voice changing device. Claiming that the intruders were "generous donors", he ordered the Imperials to leave. Once they were alone, Rowan sensed that the sixth Kyber crystal was inside a Naboo royal headdress that Kordi was wearing. Before the Freemakers could leave, they were cornered by Naare and Dengar. While Dengar engaged in a gun battle with Roger and the other Freemakers, Rowan dueled with Naare. He could not match her lightsaber skills and Force powers and lost the crystal. Before Naare could finish him off, Rowan used the Force to collapse the last bolt holding the fallen N-1 starfighter.
The fallen starfighter triggered an explosion, which demolished much of the Museum. Rowan and the other Freemakers managed to escape into the night but were forced to leave the sixth crystal behind. Back aboard the StarScavenger, the Freemakers discussed how Naare was able to track them. They then learn that Naare had been listening to their conversations by using Roger's transmission pack, which had been transmitting since the events on Tatooine.
Seeking the MakerEdit
After the events on Naboo, Rowan decided to seek out the Maker of Zoh and convinced his siblings to travel to Zoh, which turned out to be a junkyard world. While landing on Zoh, the Freemakers discovered that someone had rearranged the junk on the planet into beautiful double helix structures. After landing, the Freemakers encountered several droids led by N-3RO. Despite Roger's efforts to assure the locals that they were friendly, N-3RO deemed the Freemakers a threat after learning that they had removed his transmission pack. A struggle broke out between the Freemakers and the local droids.
At that point, the former Sith clone Jek-14 intervened and pacified the droids. He introduced himself as the Maker of Zoh and welcomed the Freemakers to his home. Learning that the Freemakers were scavengers, Jek allowed them to salvage from the junkyard much to the delight of Zander and Kordi. Realizing that Jek was a Force-wielder, Rowan related his Jedi training to Jek and produced the blue lightsaber he had stolen from Naare. Jek, who had retreated from the galaxy, was reluctant to help until Rowan mentioned Naare and her quest to find the Kyber Saber crystals. Jek then agreed to complete Rowan's Jedi training.
Jek-14 told the young Freemaker that he used his creations to represent the light and dark sides of the Force. Rowan then assembled a table from junk under Jek's supervision. Jek then taught the young Jedi how to focus on the Force and to ignore distractions. After some attempts, Rowan managed to use the Force to build objects. He also fashioned a speeder bike from scrap pieces and went for a ride. Jek also assembled one and joined Rowan on the race.
Rowan and Jek-14 then stumbled upon N-3RO, who had taken his brother Zander and sister Kordi captive. N-3RO had turned the other droids against the visitors and was preparing to crush them with a crane. Jek tried to reason with N-3RO but the rogue droid convinced his brethren that the Freemakers had corrupted the Maker. Rowan used his Force powers to construct a flying machine to ferry his siblings to safety. However, the machine crashed on the scrap heap. Rowan and Jek were then overpowered by the droids. N-3RO then gave orders for the droids to "decommission" the organics.
Before they could terminate the prisoners, Roger appeared and reaffirmed his loyalty to the Freemakers. He then reattached the transmission package in an attempt to save his family. After some delay, Naare and Graballa arrived and attacked the settlement. Naare took on Jek-14 and Rowan tried to help. However, Jek told the boy to escape with his family. Rowan and the other Freemakers escaped aboard the StarScavenger. Once in space, Rowan issued a message to Naare via Roger's transmission pack; telling her that the Freemakers would not be divided and vowing to find the seventh Kyber Saber crystal. The Freemakers, Naare, and Graballa then raced to Hoth.
Finding the last CrystalEdit
Rowan and his family traveled to Hoth in the StarScavenger with Naare and Graballa in pursuit. They flew into a snowstorm, which blinded Dengar, Baash, and Raam who were unable to see. Zander was also unable to see through the storm but Naare could due to her Force powers. She then opened fire on the StarScavenger and inflicted some damage. Using the Force, Rowan was able to guide the StarScavenger to safety and the Freemakers narrowly avoided colliding with a mountain. Naare, Dengar, and Graballa's ships were not so lucky and crashed into the mountain.
After landing the StarScavenger, Rowan and his siblings explored a nearby cave while leaving Roger to guard the ship. While traveling through the cave, the Freemakers encountered a baby wampa that took a liking to Zander. As they continued their exploration, the Freemakers discovered a chamber full of crystals. Using the Force, Rowan was able to locate the seventh and last Kyber Saber crystal. However, the crystal was a keystone that triggered a natural cave-in, trapping the Freemakers. Using Naare's stolen lightsaber, the Freemakers were able to dig themselves out.
Despite recovering the seventh Kyber Saber crystal, Rowan and his siblings discovered that the StarScavenger was frozen beneath an ice lake. They also encountered a frozen but operational Roger who could only utter "Genius" since his language circuits and logic processor had been frozen. With the cold getting worse, the Freemakers sought shelter. They managed to tame two tauntauns and use them to draw a snowspeeder that had been improvised into a sledge. The Freemakers eventually spotted the abandoned rebel base Echo Base.
Upon arriving at Echo Base, the Freemakers encountered the disgraced Imperial officers Durpin and Plumestriker, who had been posted to Hoth following the events on Naboo. Durpin tried to drive the Freemakers away but Plumestriker alerted Imperial forces via intercom. Durpin attempted to shoot the Freemakers with his blaster but the baby wampa bit his leg. When Plumestriker fired at the wampa, the mother wampa intervened and chased the two Imperials away. However, the Freemakers realized that Naare had been alerted to their whereabouts and prepared for an assault.
Rowan used his Force powers to help Zander and Kordi rebuild an AT-AT walker and a snowspeeder. During the ensuing skirmish, Rowan and Zander managed to use their snowspeeder's tow cable to rip the canopy off Dengar's fighter, causing the ship to crash. Kordi's walker shot down Graballa's ship, causing it crash and its impact shook the StarScavenger from its frozen tomb. Rowan and Zander's fighter was then shot down by Naare's Eclipse Fighter. In response, Kordi shot down Naare's fighter. However, Naare used her Force powers to summon an avalanche which toppled Kordi's walker.
Naare then confronted Rowan but the Freemakers managed to flee into a cave when Durpin, Plumestriker, and the pursuing wampas ran over her. In the cave, the Freemakers received an ultimatum from Naare who offered to stop hunting them if Rowan surrendered the last kyber crystal. Without telling his siblings, Rowan came up with a plan to swap the real kyber crystal with a block of ice. Kordi and Zander tried to talk Rowan out of submission but the boy responded that life without his family would be unbearable. Rowan then surrendered the fake crystal to Naare, who proceeded to reforge the Kyber Saber.
Before Naare discovered that the crystal was a fake, Rowan and his family fled on the StarScavenger. Once in space, his siblings and Rowan complimented Rowan for his plan. Unable to return to the Wheel, Kordi and Zander decided to travel through the galaxy. However, Rowan was unwilling to endanger his older siblings anymore and departed with Roger to the rear of the ship. He and Roger then departed on the Mini Scavenger. When Kordi and Zander tried to tell him to return, Rowan stressed that he was protecting them before jumping into hyperspace.
Taking on NaareEdit
Rowan and Roger traveled to a remote planet where he hid the last Kyber Saber crystal. The two parked their ship near a shelter that was home to several Jedi training droids. Rowan convinced Roger to play back recordings from the Clone Wars so that he could practice his lightsaber skills with the training droids. One of the recordings was a scene of Roger and other battle droids fighting the Jedi Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker from the Battle of Geonosis. While practising, Rowan experienced a Force vision of his brother Zander and sister Kordi being tortured by Naare. When Roger pointed out that it was a trap to lure him out of hiding, Rowan responded that there was no point saving the galaxy without the people he loved.
Together, Rowan and Roger traveled back to the Freemaker Garage on their scavenger vessel. Rowan arrived back in the Wheel just in time to stop Naare from embarking on a second round of torture against Zander and Kordi. After crashlanding their ship, Rowan and Roger leapt onto a platform and Rowan challenged Naare to a duel. The bounty hunter Dengar fired at Rowan but the boy deflected the blasts back at Kordi and Zander's chains, freeing them. While his siblings engaged in a gun battle with Graballa's henchmen, Rowan fought with Naare. Roger helped by dropping spareparts and debris on her but Naare deflected them with the Force. As the two clashed, Naare demanded the crystal but Rowan revealed that he had hidden it on a remote planet.
When Naare noted that Rowan's lightsaber skills had improved, the boy responded that he learned his moves from Anakin. Naare taunted him by telling him that the Jedi were dead before hurling more debris at the boy. Rowan managed to deflect the objects. When Naare demanded to know who trained him, Roger intervened and revealed that he taught the boy all of the Jedis' moves including Windu. Using Master Windu's moves, Rowan managed to fight Naare into a corner. Roger then added that he taught Rowan everything he knew about the Jedi. At that point, Naare abandoned her fight with Rowan and decided to pursue Roger; realizing that he knew the location of the seventh kyber crystal. Naare beheaded Roger and stole his head.
After subduing the Freemakers, Naare turned on Graballa and his henchmen. Using the Force, she drove them out of the Freemaker Garage. Rowan made a final attempt to stop Naare but she buried him under a pile of debris before departing on the Eclipse Fighter with Roger's head. Kordi and Zander dug Rowan out of the rubble. While Rowan was unhurt, he was upset that he failed to stop Naare and remarked that he was no Jedi. At that point, the boy experienced an epiphany and realized that he was neither a Jedi nor a Sith but a Freemaker. After levitating the debris and wreckage with the Force, Rowan told Kordi and Naare that he had figured out how to defeat Naare.
Showdown on CoruscantEdit
Following the events on the Wheel, Rowan used his Force powers to repair the Freemaker Garage and the StarScavenger. Instead of pursuing Naare, Rowan devised a plot to trick Naare into giving the Kyber Saber to him by impersonating Emperor Palpatine. While Kordi and Zander were sceptical that his plan would work, they agreed to try it out. After the traveling to the galactic capital Coruscant, the Freemakers managed to infiltrate the Imperial Palace through the sewers. Rowan made his way into the Imperial Palace where he ran into the Emperor himself. However, the Emperor had just learned that Naare had taken possession of the Kyber Saber and rebelled. With Naare coming to destroy him, the Emperor decided to evacuate the Palace. He mistook Rowan for a decoy and allowed him to enter the throne room.
Meanwhile, Naare arrived in Coruscant on the Eclipse Fighter and used the Kyber Saber to destroy much of the orbiting Imperial fleet. Naare managed to land outside the Palace and fought her way into the throne room. Naare then attacked Rowan and mistaken thought he was working with the Emperor; prompting an angry rebuttal from the boy. Naare eventually gained the upper hand over Rowan and was about to strike him down with the Kyber Saber. However, the Emperor returned with two AT-AT walkers and bombarded the Palace. However, Naare tossed them aside with the Kyber Saber and then announced herself as the new Empress of the galaxy.
After Naare tried to kill several spectators in a fit of rage, Rowan used the Force to summon the Kyber Saber to him. After reassembling it, Rowan used the Force to summon pieces of rubble to trap Naare. At that point, the Emperor arrived and urged Rowan to give into the dark side and strike her down. However, Rowan refused to give into temptation and instead fled with his family and the Kyber Saber aboard the StarScavenger. The Emperor sent several TIE fighters after them but the Freemakers managed to flee into hyperspace. After fleeing Coruscant, Rowan traveled to the volcano world of Mustafar where he destroyed the Kyber Saber by dumping it into a volcano; reasoning that it was good to know when to relinquish a weapon. Unable to return to the Wheel since the Empire had imposed a bounty on them, the Freemakers decided to travel the stars. Shortly later, they encountered the Alliance Fleet. Rowan and his siblings accepted an offer from Admiral Ackbar to join the Rebel Alliance.
Joining the RebellionEdit
Bartering across the GalaxyEdit
After receiving an invitation from Admiral Ackbar, Rowan and his family flew the StarScavenger aboard the MC80 star cruiser Home One's hangar. There, they were greeted by Admiral Ackbar, who informed the rebels that he had intercepted the Emperor's transmission ordering his forces to find Rowan. When he asked Rowan what he did to antagonize the Empire, Rowan recounted that he had stolen the Kyber Saber, the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, and destroyed it by throwing it into a lava pit. When Ackbar asked them what they did, Kordi told him that they were scavengers.
Shortly later, Lieutenant Valeria crashed her U-wing into the Home One's hangar. After learning that she needed a new Type A vector coil, Rowan and his siblings departed on a search for the coil. Admiral Ackbar promised to give the Freemakers a permanent job if they got the Rebellion. The Freemakers traveled to several locations including Cloud City, Takodana, Kashyyyk, and Tatooine where they bartered various objects including an ignition switch, comlink gasser, ion projector, a power cell, and a repulsor disc. On Tatooine, Kordi managed to swap the repulsor disc for a Type A vector coil. Meanwhile, Rowan, Zander, and Roger were caught in the tentacles of a sarlacc. Having obtained the vector coil, the Freemakers returned to Home One and Admiral Ackbar decided to hire them to service the Alliance Fleet's starfighters.
Roger to the rescueEdit
While Rowan was helping his brother Zander to repair the StarScavenger, they were joined by a dejected Roger whose attempt to befriend the rebel droids had gone awry. When Roger asked how he could win over the droids, Rowan asked what they liked. This gave Roger the idea to build a buffer. While Roger was building the machine, Rowan tried to encourage him but the droid was unable to hear since he was wearing ear muffs. Shortly later, an Imperial Star Destroyer attacked the Home One. Rowan helped Kordi to fit an engine to a Y-wing starfighter but Roger borrowed one of the engines. While testing the buffer, Roger accidentally catapulted himself into space and took out the Star Destroyer's deflector shield generator. This turned the battle in the Rebel Alliance's favor. Rowan later attended Roger's award ceremony.
Assault on Strike Station AurekEdit
While his older siblings were servicing Blue Squadron's starfighters, Rowan climbed on top of a stack of crates and eavesdropped on Lieutenant Valeria briefing her pilots for the assault on Strike Station Aurek. Valeria's plan was to drop a proton torpedo into the station's thermal exhaust port, a tactic first utilized during the Battle of Yavin. While Roger was baking some sweet-sand cookies, he collided with the stack of containers. This caused the containers to fall and damage the starfighters in a domino effect. Kordi panicked but Rowan told his sister and brother to delay the pilots while he and Roger rebuilt the starfighters.
Using his Force powers, Rowan rebuilt the starfighters. Roger however accidentally built himself into the astromech socket of Valeria's Y-wing. Rowan was unable to free Roger and the two found themselves reluctant passengers aboard Valeria's starfighter during the assault. When Roger panicked during the dogfight, Rowan covered for him by feigning enthusiasm. As they approached the proton exhaust port, Roger fretted that he had not fixed the launch tube. However, Rowan used his Force powers to dislodge the proton bomb into the exhaust port. This destroyed the station and Rowan likened it to the destruction of the Death Star. After returning to the Home One, Rowan used his lightsaber to cut a hole through the floor of the Y-wing, allowing him and Roger to sneak out. Kordi complimented her younger brother for having the Force with him.
Zander's first dogfightEdit
After Lieutenant Valeria turned down Zander's offer to join Blue Squadron on the grounds that his Blazemaker Mark II lack blasters, Rowan along with Kordi and Roger helped refit his starfighter with laser cannons. Rowan used the Force to help levitate a laser cannon into one of the Blazemaker's wings. When Zander installed a magma cannon on top of his fighter, Rowan and Kordi opined that their older brother was doing it. Their concerns were proven right when the Blazemaker II exploded during a space dogfight after the magma cannon malfunctioned. Zander survived the explosion and admitted he went too far. Rowan reassured his brother he was still a hero to the Rebellion.
Rescuing Lando and ChewbaccaEdit
Rowan and his siblings attended a meeting with Admiral Ackbar. After learning that the rebel agents Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca were stranded and trapped behind an Imperial blockade, the Freemakers volunteered to rescue them and deliver a fuel intermixer for their ship, the Millennium Falcon. As part of the plan, the Freemakers traveled to the Imperial blockade and allowed the StarScavenger to be boarded by an Imperial Gozanti-class cruiser. Rowan and his siblings tried to mislead the Imperial officers Durpin and Plumestriker into believing they had Gamorrean flu. However, Plumestriker saw through their ruse and ordered his stormtroopers to arrest the Freemakers and seize their cargo.
However, this played into the Freemakers' plan. In the brig, Rowan used his Force powers to reassemble Roger, who was hidden inside the cargo box. Roger then knocked out the stormtrooper sentries and freed his family. While Zander and Roger went to restart the StarScavenger's engines, Rowan used his lightsaber to slice a hole in the Gozanti cruiser's panel. After stealing the ship's fuel intermixer, the Freemakers fled aboard the StarScavenger. They then rendezvoused with Lando and Chewbacca on the planet. After installing the fuel intermixer in the Falcon, the rebels returned in their ships to the Home One.
Back at their base, Lando praised the Freemakers for rescuing him again and thanked Admiral Ackbar for recruiting them. Rowan thanked the rebels for giving them a home. However, Roger interrupted to inform them that he had left one of his legs aboard the Imperial cruiser and to ask if they could return.
Expedition to TibaltEdit
Rowan helped his siblings test Valeria's A-wing. Shortly later, he saw Commander Luke Skywalker and his astromech droid R2-D2. Before Rowan could talk with Skywalker, they were interrupted by an announcement that the Imperial Navy had found the Alliance fleet. Rowan attempted to help as his siblings and the rebel crew prepared the starfighters for combat. The Alliance managed to escape after a squadron of B-wings broke through the Imperial TIE fighter formation, allowing the Rebel fleet to flee into hyperspace. While Rowan was upset that his services were not needed, Kordi tried to cheer him up by telling him that he helped raise morale.
With the Alliance short on spareparts, the Freemakers prepared to depart for a salvage run to Tibalt; where a recent battle had taken place. However, General Hera Syndulla gave Rowan a special assignment to visit the Mon Calamari starship builder Quarrie, who lived in the lowest level of the Home One. Quarrie, who was preoccupied with building a starship that could change the balance of the war, initially did not welcome the boy until Rowan invited him to accompany Freemaker Salvage and Repair on their expedition to Tibalt.
On Tibalt, Rowan and Roger found an Imperial thruster but Quarrie dismissed it as junk. Rowan then noticed a shiny, new ship nearby. This ship turned out to be the Tracker I, the personal transport of the hunter droid M-OC who had been sent by the Emperor to capture Rowan. M-OC captured Rowan with a grappling arm and imprisoned him in the ship's brig. M-OC then informed Rowan that he had been sent by the Emperor to capture him. M-OC departed in the Tracker I but was pursued by the other Freemakers and Quarrie in the StarScavenger.
Rowan managed to use his lightsaber to cut himself free of the Tracker I and jumped into the StarScavenger's scoop. However, M-OC refused to give up the chase and pursued the StarScavenger. He managed to damage one of the ship's engines, causing the StarScavenger to crash. M-OC then demanded that Rowan surrender but the young Jedi fought back with his lightsaber. M-OC managed to trap the boy under a net but Rowan freed himself with his lightsaber. M-OC used his various gadgets including flamethrowers and rocket boosters to maneuver Rowan into the Tracker I.
Fortunately, Quarrie and Kordi sent a nearby freighter ramming into M-OC and Tracker I. M-OC survived but was damaged. The Freemakers then fled offworld. While returning to the Home One, Rowan told Zander and Kordi that the droid M-OC worked for the Emperor. After returning to the Home One, Quarrie saw potential in Rowan as a shipbuilder and recruited him as his apprentice. However, he warned him not to dawdle. Later that night, Rowan experienced a Force vision of himself building a starship powered by a Kyber crystal known as the Arrowhead.
Personality and traitsEdit
Rowan was Force-sensitive and known to be adventurous and curious. The youngest member of the Freemaker family, he had a knack for getting himself and his family into trouble. Rowan had a deep sense of love and loyalty towards his family which extended to the servant battle droid Roger, who served as his long-time companion. Rowan's life entered a new pivotal turning point when he discovered that he was Force-sensitive. As a result, Rowan became involved in a quest to find the pieces of the Kyber Saber, a powerful ancient lightsaber capable of destroying the galaxy. Due to his impressionable youth and naivety, Rowan was won over by the Sith agent Naare, who posed as a Jedi and offered to train him in the ways of the Force.
Rowan had a deep sense of loyalty and commitment to his family despite their disagreements and flaws. He regarded Zander as a big brother who liked fun. Still, Rowan recognized that Zander had poor impulse control when it came to starships. Rowan also looked up to Kordi as a surrogate parental and authority figure. Rowan also regarded Roger as a friend and long-time companion whom he could confide his worries and concerns with.
Rowan's devotion to finding the pieces of the Kyber Saber led him to disregard other priorities, which sometimes placed him and his family in danger. Rowan could also speak the Wookiee language Shyriiwook which enabled him to communicate with Wookiees and diffuse misunderstanding. Rowan had an uneasy relationship with Naare, who was more concerned with finding the Kyber Saber for her Sith masters. When Rowan discovered that Naare was a Sith double agent, he was initially despondent because Naare had told him that he could be a Jedi. Despite his unpleasant experience with Naare, Rowan found more worthy mentors in the form of the Jedi Luke Skywalker and the former Sith clone Jek-14; who taught him how to harness his Force powers. In addition, Roger reluctantly taught him more Jedi combat techniques.
Rowan was brave and had a strong moral compass. He believed that it was dishonorable to turn down a request from the Wookiee chief Attabura to rescue his son Tantarra after getting a piece of wroshyr wood from the Wookiees. Later, he convinced his siblings Zander and Kordi that it was wrong for them to steal three varactyl eggs in order to pay a debt to Hondo Ohnaka. Rowan displayed courage and fortitude when he confronted Hondo over his unethical order to steal the varactyl eggs, which fetched a high prize on the black market. During that same test, he also overcame the temptation to used the dark side to subdue the varactyls and instead used the light side to reason with them.
Rowan Freemaker was enthusiastic about joining the Rebel Alliance. He took pride in his role of destroying the Kyber Saber, believing that it was too dangerous for anyone to wield. Rowan also knew how to make the best out of a bad situation. His connection to the Force and flexibility once enabled him to turn a disaster into a success for both his family and the rebels. Rowan took pride in helping to fight for the Rebellion by contributing to the destruction of Strike Station Aurek. Despite his enthusiasm, Rowan knew restraint and once voice concerned when Zander overloaded the Blazemaker Mark II with too many laser cannons. Rowan was also a good team player and supported his siblings during their missions together.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
As a Force-sensitive person, Rowan had the power to sense the pieces of the Kyber Saber. Whenever he sensed the crystal, he would enter into a trance-like state. On Felucia, Rowan discovered that he could use the Force to summon flower petals to open. This enabled him to distract an acklay while Roger recovered the StarScavenger's hyperdrive motivator. Rowan could also use his Force powers to communicate with animals including varactyl lizards. While he briefly toyed with the dark side, Rowan ultimately chose the light side.
Rowan learned various lightsaber techniques from Jek-14 and by watching Roger's recordings of battles with the Jedi during the Clone Wars. He was able to use the Force to hurl and retrieve objects, and to leap onto high places. In addition, Rowan was good at impersonating others. On two occasions, he used a voice distortion device and dark robes to impersonate Emperor Palpatine. During his final battle with Naare, Rowan used the Force to summon debris to trap her but refused to strike her down when she was helpless since that bring him close to the dark side.
Coming from a starship building and scavenging family, Rowan knew how to pilot the Mini Scavenger. Like his siblings and Roger, Rowan was good at fixing starships and put these skills to good use when he joined the Rebel Alliance. As his Force powers grew, Rowan was able to use the Force to repair starships and even to hurl bombs. Rowan later learned how to levitate objects with the Force. Despite his lightsaber skills, Rowan was outmatched by the gadgets of the Imperial hunter droid M-OC. He also once experienced a Force vision of himself building a ship known as the Arrowhead.
Behind the scenesEdit
Rowan Freemaker is voiced by child actor Nicolas Cantu. He is one of the four main protagonists of the non-Canon Disney XD animated TV series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, which ran from June 20 to August 29, 2016.