"A few Sector Commands have attempted to overtly assault garrisons, or besiege them in remote areas, and they ended in worse than failure—they were slaughters."
―Viran Qol[src]

Viran Qol was an Alliance SpecForce Major who was considered an expert on Imperial fortifications. He lectured on Imperial garrison design and tactics at the hidden Alliance Officer's Candidate School.

Qol graduated from a civil engineering program the day before his homeworld was subjugated by the Empire. Days later, he joined the local resistance, which later became part of the Alliance to Restore the Republic.

Behind the scenesEdit

Viran Qol's name is misspelled as "Qiran Vol" on the back cover of Star Wars Adventure Journal 12.