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"That maniac is going to get someone hurt!"
―Holshef, as the bounty hunter chased after him and Merei Spanjaf.[src]

This male bounty hunter was active on Lothal approximately four-five years before the Battle of Yavin.[1][2] Yahenna Laxo, the head of the Gray Syndicate, sold the elderly poet Holshef to this bounty hunter as payback for Merei Spanjaf getting on his bad side.[3] When Laxo was killed by the Galactic Empire, Spanjaf tried to spirit Holshef off-world, but first had to deal with this bounty hunter coming after them both personally. They lost him when a paper of Holshef's poetry whipped up in the wind and blinded him, causing him to crash into a droid truck, which exploded.[1]

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Behind the scenesEdit

This bounty hunter was originally envisioned to have a rather larger role within the Servants of the Empire story. In his official Tumblr blog, author Jason Fry stated that Merei Spanjaf would have played a game of "cat and mouse" with the bounty hunter. This plot line was ultimately cut in the interest of economizing the story, as there was no room for another plot thread, with the bounty hunter only briefly seen.[4]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Servants of the Empire: The Secret Academy
  2. Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide - The events of Servants of the Empire: The Secret Academy take place during the events of the first season of Star Wars Rebels and just afterwards. The Visual Guide establishes these events as taking place at this time.
  3. Servants of the Empire: Imperial Justice
  4. Tumblr Jason Fry's Dorkery — Author's Notes: The Secret Academy, Pt. 2 on Tumblr (backup link) "Originally Holshef's rescue had more moving parts: Merei enlisted his daughter to help and played a game of cat and mouse with the bounty hunter trying to apprehend him. But I realized I didn't have room to weave another strand into the plot. In fact, I was worried I didn't have enough room to do everything necessary to wrap up book and series properly. So Holshef's daughter got pared down to a quick reference and the bounty hunter was reduced to a briefly glimpsed antagonist." (screenshot)