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General Stavin Thaal was a male Human who served as the Chief of Army Operations of the Galactic Alliance Army in 44 ABY and was covertly a member of the Imperial-Alliance conspiracy. After an assassin had slashed Thaal's neck and left a scar, he was unable to speak with his own voice, so he used a vocabulator implanted in his throat.
Galactic Empire InstructorEdit
During the Galactic Civil War, Thaal served as a small-units instructor for the Galactic Empire at the Caridan Military Academy. When the planet was destroyed in 11 ABY by Jedi apprentice Kyp Durron, who turned Carida's sun into nova using the Sun Crusher, Thaal was one of the last of the officers to evacuate. Soon after this event, Stavin Thaal defected to the New Republic, integrating into its army.
When the Yuuzhan Vong conquered Coruscant in 27 ABY, Colonel Thaal, who was stationed on the fallen planet, volunteered to lead a unit of elites on Vandor-3. Calling themselves the Pop-Dogs, Thaal and his men reported on the extra-galactic conquerors movements in the system and launched raids during the rest of the war. After the the Yuuzhan Vong defeat, Thaal was promoted to General for his heroic actions.
Galactic Alliance GeneralEdit
In 44 ABY, as a member of the Imperial-Alliance conspiracy, he planned to overthrow the governments of the Galactic Alliance and Empire, together with Haydnat Treen, Merratt Jaxton, Drikl Lecersen and others. When the conspiracy fell apart due to its discovery by Natasi Daala and the secret manipulations of Abeloth and the Lost Tribe of Sith, Thaal arranged for the murder of many of the conspirators. He personally forced Jaxton to commit suicide.
Several months after the death of the conspiracy, Thaal's involvement came into suspect thanks to fellow ex-conspirator Borath Maddeus, who was the head of the Galactic Alliance Security. Maddeus hired Garik "Face" Loran to reassemble Wraith Squadron in order to prove Thaal's guilt and send him to justice. However, Loran was on to Maddeus, so he assembled two Wraith Squadrons, one led by Bhindi Drayson and the other led by Sharr Latt, to both look into Thaal's guilt while Loran himself, while also helping the squads, would determine Maddeus's guilt.
In the meantime though, Thaal was planning to retire from the service and change his identity into that of Thadley Biolan. He had infamous identity forger Usan Joyl and his grandson Dashan kidnapped and imprisoned in one of the cells of the basement of the Caridan animal exhibit that Thaal secretly owned on Vandor-3. During this time, Thaal had undergone gene therapy thanks to the elder Joyl so that his transformation into Biolan would be completely convincing. Thaal had this done to all his loyal Pop-Dogs, and they all had their histories changed, including Thaal himself. By then, he was planning to retire to the world of Kuratooine so that he could marry famous pop singer Ledina Chott. For the time he was still publicly commanding his fellow soldiers, he had applied makeup that would make him appear to be Stavin Thaal instead of Thadley Biolan.
When Thaal arrived on Vandor-3 to investigate the escape of both Wraith Squadrons from Mount Lyss's fortress, he witnessed the fortress's destruction when one of the soldiers in the fortress inadvertently activated a deadman's switch planted by the Wraiths, which was triggered by the removal of the disguised corpse of Bhindi Drayson. Thaal correctly attributed this action to Wraith Squadron, but wrongly believed that they were being led by the late Ton Phanan, who had only faked his death decades earlier.
Prior to Thaal's arrival on Kuratooine, he had been tricked into arriving early by Wraith Squadron member Turman Durra, who was disguised as a member of a species native to the planet's underground caverns who had many valuables. In trade for the nonexistent valuables, Thaal decided to give the disguised Durra the deed to the Imperial capital of Bastion. As Thadley Biolan, however, he was shocked to discover that Ledina Chott had been kidnapped before he could even arrive to her apartment.
In the end, Thaal was lured into one of Kuratooine's public settings after Wraith Squadron caused enough trouble to warrant his attention. As Thaal's suspicions of Ton Phanan still being alive had reached Wraith Squadron's ears, the squad decided to keep the facade going by having a droid mounting a hologram depicting Durra disguised as Phanan calling Thaal out as a fake of himself. This was proven when Thaal's recent ex-wife, Zehrinne, arrived from Coruscant and proved that Stavin Thaal was not Stavin Thaal, but he was an imposter named Thadley Biolan, after she saw through his makeup. Thaal tried to escape from being arrested, but he was paralyzed by a dart fired by Wraith Drikall Bessarah.
Although Thaal was later freed from prison on Coruscant thanks to General Maddeus, Wraith Squadron covered that up after Face Loran proved Maddeus's guilt and had him and Thaal placed back in prison for good.