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"More than fine, we'll be Majestic! Laughing seahawks diving for prey."
Commander Tohna boosting morale during the Attack on Mardona III[src]

Tohna was a male human who served as a commander in the Alliance Fleet during the Galactic Civil War. His ship was the Braha'tok-class gunship Apailana's Promise, which escorted the CR90 corvette Thunderstrike, carrier of the Sixty-First Mobile Infantry. He was transferred to the Thunderstrike following the deaths of their officers in the Infiltration of the Thunderstrike. Tohna continued to serve on the Thunderstrike until it was shot down on Sullust. After, Tohna and the surviving bridge crew helped the Sixty-First soldiers as they defended the Inyusu Tor mining and processing facility from Imperial forces.[1]

BiographyEdit

Joining the AllianceEdit

Tohna was a helmsman before joining the Alliance to Restore the Republic. During the Galactic Civil War, Tohna was a Commander serving on the Apailana's Promise, a Braha'tok-class gunship serving the Sixty-First Mobile Infantry as escort to their CR90 corvette Thunderstrike. The Sixty-First was led by Captain Micha Evon, nicknamed Howl, and the Apailana's Promise carried the Sixty-First's two X-wing starfighters on it's underbelly, one of which was piloted by Nemenov.

In the Elochar SectorEdit

Following a Raid on an Imperial heavy freighter, the Thunderstrike and Apailana's Promise were stationed with a flotilla in the Elochar sector. The flotilla included three other battle groups stationed on a dozen ships including the Sixmoon, Captained by So-Hem. During their time there, the Thunderstrike took in the survivors of a damaged Light freighter Trumpet's Call only to find out they were Imperial Spies. The spies stormed the Thunderstrike's bridge and Lieutenant Sairgon sent out a message to the rest of the flotilla before being shot dead alongside Commander Paonu and several other bridge officers.[1]

The rest of the ships fled the sector fled and Twilight soldier Brand and a few others managed to kill the spies and retake the Thunderstrike. However the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Herald arrived in the sector and open fired on the Thunderstrike, damaging it before it escaped with the Apailana's Promise.[1]

Operation RingbreakerEdit

Concurrent to the events in the Elochar Sector, Howl, Everi Chalis and First Sergeant Hazram Namir had been at Echo Base on Hoth where the Empire eventually attacked them. Howl was killed in the fight. Following the heavy loss of officers, the Sixty-First camped at Ankhural for a while and the Apailana's Promise was repaired in orbit by a skeleton crew. Namir and Chalis returned and Namir took charge of the Sixty-First as as acting Captain Near the end of their time there, Chalis devised Operation Ringbreaker, which would target a number of Imperial facilities before it's prime target, Kuat Drive Yards.[1]

Tohna and the crew of the Apailana's Promise planned the insertion onto their first target, Mardona III. Tohna was then transferred to take control of the Thunderstrike's bridge crew and controlled the Thunderstrike during it's attack on Mardona III. The attack on Mardona III was successful and in the following weeks, the Sixty-First wrecked the dockyards of Najan-Rovi, defeated the Imperial Garrison on Obumubo, halted the production on Nakadia, made two further victories on Naator and Xagobah and another win over the Kuliquo belt asteroid mines. The final two targets before Kuat were Sullust and Malastare. Chalis was very convinced of a decisive victory at over Kuat Drive Yards.[1]

At SullustEdit

"We got a heavy TIE presence. We're going to come in low, use our own firepower to cover the drop ships while the Promise and her X-wings watch our flank"
―Tohna as the TIE fighters begin swarming the two ships[src]

The Twilight officers couldn't agree on how to drop their troops on Sullust. The only thing they agreed on was that the defensive turrets were formidable to take head on. However Tohna devised a plan for the Thunderstrike to jump in much closer to the planet and jump out once the dropships had gone down with the troops. Namir saw at least two flaws in Tohna's plan: the first was that a miscalculation would crash the Thunderstrike into Sullust at lightspeed and the second was that the first wave of troops wouldn't have time to take the beachhead. However Namir approved it anyway as there were not any better options for the Sixty-First. Tohna's plan was successful and the dropships delivered the troops down to take the Inyusu Tor mineral processing facility.[1]

Namir gave the troops 24 hours to take the facitlity, of which they took it in twelve. They spent the next twelve hours patrolling the facility until the Thunderstrike and Apailana's Promise returned. However, once the two ships reached atmosphere, the TIE fighters of Vixus Squadron appeared from behind the moon and the began attacking the two ships. Tohna had the Thunderstrike go in low under the cover of the Apailana's Promise and it's X-wings however the TIE presence became overwhelming and Namir ordered the Thunderstrike to pull out. However it was too late for the corvette and the TIEs sent it plummeting to the surface. The Apailana's Promise and it's X-wings fled the system leaving the Sixty-First troops stranded at the facility.[1]

Namir led a team to search the wreckage of the Thunderstrike and they found Tohna and the bridge crew had barely survived the crash. Namir pulled Tohna out of the wreckage and carried him back to the rest of the Sixty-First at the facility. The Sixty-First then prepared for an imminent assault from the massing Imperial forces down the valley. When the Star Destroyer Herald arrived, the Imperial forces attacked the facility.[1]

During the battle, Tohna re-organised the bridge crew into runners to take supplies like fresh water and blaster packs to the soldiers at the defensive lines. The Herald targeted the outer positions and decimated Sixty-First snipers and scouts. But the Apailana's Promise soon returned and kept the Herald at bay saving Namir's defences. Chalis abandoned the Sixty-First and flew up to the Herald. There, she detonated 20 Ion bombs causing large internal damages to the Herald and forcing the Star Destroyer to retreat.[1]

With the Herald gone, the Imperial ground forces could only last so much longer and soon fell. The Apailana's Promise survived the battle with it's batteries drained and it's deflectors overheated but it's hull stunningly intact. After the battle, Tohna and many others scavenged the wreckage of the Thunderstrike and as Quartermaster Hober drained it's gun batteries, Tohna called out to make the soldiers cheer. That evening Tohna played a game of Sabacc with Gadren, Brand and Twitch. Tohna invited Namir to join them but the man declined as he didn't know how to play.[1]

Personality and traitsEdit

"Ugly girl and meaner than sin"
―Tohna making remarks about the Thunderstrike as it's gun batteries are drained[src]

Tohna was described as short and muscled. He was respected highly by his fellow officers on the Apailana's Promise and was transferred to the Thunderstrike with high praise from them. Acting Captain Hazram Namir didn't know what to expect of the man at the time. Tohna was an enthusiastic man who made many remarks to boost morale in battles such as the attack on Mardona III. Namir even heard his cheers through the comm during their arrival at Sullust.[1]

Following the loss of the Thunderstrike, Tohna and the other surviving bridge crew members were left without a purpose. Tohna therefore organised them into runners during the Siege of Inyusu Tor to supply fresh water and blaster packs to the Sixty-First soldiers. When the Thunderstrike had it's batteries drained by Quartermaster Hober, Tohna made remarks about the ship to give it a send off and draw cheers from the soldiers.[1]

Skills and abilitiesEdit

Tohna was formerly a helmsman before he joined the Alliance. His experience with ships got him a high ranking role on the Apailana's Promise. His skills on the gunship got him high praise from his subordinates, most notably when he was chosen to take charge of the Thunderstrike by the acting Captain, Hazram Namir. Tohna had an excellent initiative, organizing the Thunderstrike's bridge crew into runners for the Twilight soldiers after the corvette was shot down.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Tohna first appeared in the 2015 canon novel Battlefront: Twilight Company, written by Alexander Freed.

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