|Unidentified Sanyassan prison warden|
|Chronological and political information|
- Black-bearded Marauder: "Why, you're a cheater!"
- Prison warden: "Nobody calls me that and gets away with it"
- ―A black bearded Marauder and the elderly prison warden[src]
An elderly Sanyassan was one of the Marauders, a band of pirates who crash landed on Endor in the first century before the Battle of Yavin. He resided in the Marauders' Stronghold with his fellow castaways and acted as a prison warden for their leader, the self-appointed King Terak.
By 3.5 ABY, the warden was tasked with watching Terak's prisoners in the Stronghold's cellblocks, along with a black-bearded colleague. As the two Sanyassans were playing cards, the Ewok Wicket Warrick and his companions sneaked into the dungeons and rescued their Human friend, the young Cindel Towani.
Around 96 BBY, a group of Sanyassan pirates known as the Marauders tried to avoid the space law forces aboard their stolen starship. Due to the stellar anomalies of the Endor system, the Marauders were stranded on the green moon of Endor, and were forced to establish a new Sanyassan civilization there. This white-haired individual was one of them. For many decades, the Marauders brought terror to the Ewoks, a peaceful species who called Endor home.
Several months before the destruction of the second Death Star, this white-haired Sanyassan was in charge of guarding the prisoners of King Terak, the brutal leader of the Marauders. When the old Human hermit Noa Briqualon, the Ewok Wicket Wystri Warrick and Teek sneaked into the dungeon to rescue their friend Cindel Towani, the warden was playing cards with a fellow Maurauder.
The tiny Teek scurried across the floor to untie the keys from the warden's belt. Then he pulled a card off the table and slipped it up the old Marauder's sleeve. When the elderly warden won the next game, he pounded the table in triumph. The hidden card fell out of his sleeve, and a brawl ensued, as his opponent called him a cheater. Both Sanyassans drew their blasters and fired at the same time, and both passed out and fell on the floor.
Personality and traitsEdit
Like most Sanyassans, the warden had a short temper. When the black-bearded Marauder accused him of being a cheater, he was immediately filled with anger. The warden quickly rose up on his feet and drew his blaster, ready to take on his opponent.
Behind the scenesEdit
This elderly Marauder was a minor character in the 1985 made-for-TV film Ewoks: The Battle for Endor. He only appeared in a one-minute scene towards the last third of the movie. According to the movie's end credits, one of the card players was played by Michael Pritchard, but his role was only credited as "Card Player #1". Based on this, Pritchard probably portrayed the elderly Sanyassan, as he was the first to appear on screen at the beginning of the scene.
The movie leaves unclear of the Sanyassan died from the blaster shot he sustained. The children's book adaptation The Ring, the Witch, and the Crystal: An Ewok Adventure, however, states that he merely "collapsed on the floor." The Sanyassans are known to have tougher hides than Humans, which mean the warden may have resisted the blaster's lethal energetic damage.
- Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (First appearance)
- The Ring, the Witch, and the Crystal: An Ewok Adventure