Sotorus Ramda was a male human General in service of the Galactic Empire. He commanded the Scarif Deployment during the Battle of Scarif. He was relaxed in his duties as commander of the Imperial garrison on Scarif.
General Sotorus Ramda commanded the Scarif Deployment garrisoned at the Imperial Security Complex on Scarif in 0 BBY, and was known to be relaxed in his duties there. The base was regarded as a place for long-serving officers to wait out the years until their retirement; with the shield gate considered to be an impenetrable defense, the garrison on the planet itself seemed almost ancillary. As a result of this lax leadership, Ramda was completely unprepared for the consequences of his hubris.
In the days prior to the Battle of Yavin, General Ramda received Director Orson Krennic, who traveled to Scarif to investigate any and all transmissions sent by the now deceased Imperial scientist Galen Erso, who was the source of information of the Death Star that was leaked and found its way to the Rebel Alliance. Ramda obeyed, though he voiced his surprise at the magnitude of the order, as there was an abundance of transmissions that had been sent by Erso.
Not long after Director Krennic arrived on Scarif, Alliance special forces infiltrated the Shield Gate space station that guarded the planet, and landed on the surface, launching a surprise attack on the Imperial complex in a bid to steal the Death Star plans, and were later reinforced by an Alliance fleet led by Admiral Raddus. The Imperial Security Complex would eventually be destroyed in the final stages of the battle by the Death Star itself, as Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin order the battle station to fire upon Scarif in order to prevent the theft of the plans, and to eliminate his rival Director Krennic who sought to command the Death Star himself. Although the Alliance sustained heavy casualties, they were able to transmit the Death Star plans to the Alliance flagship Profundity, and the plans would then by transported to the docked Tantive IV which escaped the battle.
It is presumed that Ramda died with the rest of the Scarif garrison and Orson Krennic himself when Tarkin, as a measure of revenge against Krennic and as a justifiable measure to preserve the secrecy and security of the Death Star plans, had the station fire on the planet, utterly annihilating it as the climax of the first battle of what would become the Galactic Civil War.
Behind the scenesEdit
Ramda was played by Richard Cunningham in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Unlike Gorin, the general's compatriot charged with the defense of Scarif in space, Ramda's death was not shown on-screen, though it is strongly inferred that his fate was the same as that of Krennic and of the remaining troops that had been under the general's command.
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (First appearance)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization
- Star Wars: Rogue One: A Junior Novel
- Rogue One, Part V
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide (First identified as Sotorus Ramda)
- Star Wars: On the Front Lines