TK-622, also known as 622, was a sergeant in the Galactic Empire's Stormtrooper Corps during the Galactic Civil War. He participated in military campaigns on both Malastare and Ralltiir, before being transferred to the first Death Star in 0 BBY. A staunch believer in the Empire, 622 was utterly convinced he was on the morally superior side of the war. After his commanding officer and friend Commander Akobi was assassinated by a sabotaged Viper probe droid aboard the Death Star, TK-622 set out to track down the culprit. He enlisted the help of Krono Relt, a droid technician, but despite this his investigation was largely fruitless. As the Battle of Yavin raged outside the Death Star, Relt revealed himself to be Akobi's killer, and admitted to being an undercover Rebel operative. In the violent confrontation that ensued, 622 saw his friend avenged when Relt was killed by stray fire from the outside battle. TK-622 died reflecting on galactic politics when the Death Star exploded mere minutes later.
Antinnis Tremayne was an Imperial High Inquisitor during the Galactic Civil War. The apprentice of Darth Vader, Tremayne was initially trained as a Padawan by Master Dav Kylanu. When his master perished during the Clone Wars, Tremayne was captured by enemy troops, and was forced to sit out the rest of the war. With the advent of the New Order, he did not fall victim to Order 66 of the Great Jedi Purge, and was instead taken to Byss with other captive Jedi-in-training. There, he was recruited by Vader to be a founding member of a new division of Imperial Intelligence, the Inquisitorius.
Tremayne quickly turned to the dark side of the Force, and was dedicated to hunting down fugitive Jedi who might potentially damage the Empire. He obsessed over his targets; in particular, he spent several months hunting "Jodd Sonta," actually the Jedi Padawan Drake Lo'gaan. Though he failed to capture or kill Lo'gaan, he was given other tasks, such as the discovery and conversion of fugitive Jedi on far-flung worlds. He was able to convert many to the cause of the Inquisitorius, and began honing his skills as an interrogator. In time, Tremayne was unparalleled in the field of interrogation, and was often called upon by COMPNOR and Imperial Intelligence when resilient subjects arose.
Tremayne's reputation spread, and he became feared by ally and enemy alike. He began obsessing over another Jedi, Corwin Shelvay, but that particular pursuit resulted in the loss of Tremayne's eye and arm. Nevertheless, he was able to slay Jedi Master Darrin Arkanian, boosting his confidence further. He was given command of the Interrogator, which he used to root out Rebel cells and pursue turncoat Dark Side Adepts. When the Empire fell, Tremayne decided to ally himself with another of Vader's former students, Hethrir. Despite this, the Procurator of Justice's splinter movement was quickly eliminated by the New Republic.
Moxin Tark was a Human mercenary and one of the most successful bounty hunters during the Galactic Civil War. The son of two wealthy supporters of the Galactic Empire, Tark could have lived a life of luxury and grandeur in the Tark family estate on his homeworld of Bandonia. His father wished for him to follow in his footsteps and join the Imperial Military, but Tark had other ideas. He left home aged eighteen, and pursued a career as a bounty hunter. Over time, his reputation grew, and he became one of the most famous bounty hunters in the galaxy. He wore a replica suit of Sun Guard armor, and had no qualms about committing unsavory acts, even serving the Rebel Alliance for a time, though his primary employers were the Empire.
However, with the fall of the Empire in 4 ABY, Tark found himself on the run from the New Republic. After taking up a bounty on a New Republic official, Moxin killed Captain Narn Detan in the Geal system, further infuriating the New Republic authorities. Yet Tark managed to evade capture, and by 8 ABY, he was still operating as a bounty hunter.
Beru Whitesun Lars, the wife of Owen Lars, was a Tatooinian woman who raised Luke Skywalker after the fall of the Galactic Republic. Coming from a long line of moisture farmers, Beru Whitesun grew up near Mos Eisley on Tatooine. On a trip to Anchorhead, she met Owen Lars, the son of another moisture farmer, Cliegg Lars. Beru and Owen fell in love, and Beru later became part of the Lars family.
Shortly before the outbreak of the Clone Wars, Owen's stepmother, Shmi Skywalker Lars, was kidnapped by Tusken Raiders, an event that brought Shmi's son, Anakin Skywalker, and his soon-to-be-wife, Padmé Amidala, to the Lars homestead. Three years later, when the galactic conflict came to a close, Beru and Owen became the guardians of their new baby nephew, Luke Skywalker, after his father turned to the dark side of the Force and became Darth Vader.
The Larses raised Luke like a son. Beru would often defend Luke's interests against Owen, who was overprotective of him out of fear that he would follow in Anakin's footsteps. When Luke wished to leave home to attend the Imperial Academy with his friend Biggs Darklighter and Owen would not allow it because he needed help on the farm, Beru convinced her husband to let Luke go after staying on for one more season. After a year had passed, Beru tried to convince Owen that it was time to let Luke move on, but they never had time to reach an agreement. The two were killed by Imperial stormtroopers, by order of Darth Vader, who were searching for a droid carrying the stolen Death Star plans.
The stranglethorn crisis was a conflict on the forest moon of Endor concerning the fate of Bright Tree Village. The crisis began when a vial of plant growth formula was accidentally spilled on a stranglethorn, causing it to grow to an unreasonable size. The large vine began to overcome the village, surrounding the main structures and forcing the Ewoks into a panic. As the stranglethorn tried to reach the base of the village in order to take root in the forest, the Ewoks were forced into a furious battle with the vine, knowing that if it was allowed to take root in the forest, it would be virtually unstoppable.
To find an antidote for the stranglethorn's incredible growth, the young Ewoks Wicket Wystri Warrick and Kneesaa a Jari Kintaka undertook a quest to find the ingredients for the formula. After a long journey in which the two Ewoks were forced to infiltrate a hostile Keet Hive, the Ewoks returned to the village to face the out of control stranglethorn. Coating a bag of acorns in the antidote, the Ewoks fed the formula to each vine, causing the stranglethorn to shrink back to its regular size.
Chamma was a long-lived male who served as a Jedi Master during the days of the Galactic Republic. Following his elevation to the rank of Jedi Knight, Chamma was selected to be part of a team of Jedi sent to investigate the distress call of a trading ship on the planet of Athiss. Once there, Chamma and each of his comrades were individually attacked by Sith devotees who had managed to master the Sith ways and the dark side. Allowing his fear to overwhelm him, Chamma found himself cut off from the Force, and decided to resort to using his anger and the dark side to defeat his enemy. Following this confrontation, Chamma felt immense guilt and confusion by the course of events which had transpired on Athiss. As a result, he decided to go into a self-imposed exile in the deserts of H'ratth, where he could meditate on the course of events.
Over the next century, Chamma lived in relative seclusion from the other inhabitants of H'ratth, constantly meditating on his fateful mission. Eventually, a Jedi Master from the world of Ossus arrived on H'ratth and was able to speak with Chamma and return him to the light. Following his redemption, Chamma returned to Ossus and continued his Jedi training for several more decades until he was granted the title of Jedi Master. As a Master, Chamma left Ossus to return to H'ratth where he intended to establish a Jedi academy to train future generations of Jedi Knights.
Yavid was a male Sanyassan, and a soldier in the Sanyassan Marauders. Born into Sanyassan aristocracy, Yavid was constantly looked down upon due to his short stature. As a result, he became sadistic and ill-tempered—traits that would serve him well with the uncouth and raucous Marauders. He studied military history and technique, and became a General amongst the Marauders. When the Sanyassan Marauders were exiled due to their criminal and violent nature, they stole a star cruiser, and became pirates in the Moddell Sector. Their technological expertise, however, was sorely lacking, and they eventually found themselves stranded on the Forest Moon of Endor.
The leader of the Marauders, King Terak, began claiming Endorian territory for himself, with Yavid leading the military campaigns to defend them from outside aggressors such as the Phlogs, and the Duloks. Yavid also had diplomatic skills, which allowed him to secure a truce with Morag, a powerful Tulgah witch. In 3 ABY, Yavid commanded the Marauder troops in the Battle of Endor, against the Ewoks of Bright Tree Village. The battle was disastrous: King Terak was slain, along with a considerable amount of troops. In the ensuing power vacuum, Yavid attempted to claim the throne, but he lacked the proper skills to do so effectively.
"Eyes" was a Force sensitive information broker who operated during the reign of the Galactic Empire. A member of an unknown alien species, Eyes wound up on the planet Camden in the Outer Rim Territories, where he slowly built up a plethora of contacts. Eventually, he became an informant, and ran a lucrative business from the Snakes' Den spaceport of Camden. For reasons he never disclosed, Eyes harbored an intense personal hatred of Emperor Palpatine, though he was indifferent towards the Empire in general. Eventually, the Rebel Alliance noticed his work, and, impressed, hired him as an informant. However, their trust in Eyes was never great, and they never permitted him to see any important information.
Nothing was known about Eyes's origins. It was rumored he was a member of an alien species wiped out by Palpatine, though this was merely one of many theories. Eyes was widely thought to be male, though in truth even his gender was unknown. He was an amoral being, and during his time in the galaxy, he killed on more than one occasion. He also used his Force-sensitivity to further his own gains, and even used divination to track an Imperial, whom he later murdered.
A pale-skinned Rodian from Rodia, Jannik the White was the leader of the Reeven Clan around the time of the Separatist crisis, and fought in a Rodian honor war against the Cairn Clan in 26 BBY. Jannik enlisted the help of a Feeorin pirate named Nym for the wars, knowing his clan was greatly outnumbered by Evo the Blue's warriors. Nym helped them defeat Evo, and also stole treasures from the Rodian Grand Protector, the profits of which he split with Jannik. Knowing he would be wanted on his homeworld, Jannik went with Nym to track down a pirate named Sol Sixxa on Maramere, bringing along the majority of his clan.
Jannik and his men proved instrumental in the mission to Maramere. They saved Nym from a massive Relix fish which was in pursuit of the Feeorin pirate after he went searching a sunken ship, and Jannik later clashed with Sixxa's men in the Haunted Straits, alongside Nym and his crew. Ultimately, Sixxa attempted to flee the battle. Jannik attempted to stop him, but was stabbed in the upper chest. Although his injury was extensive, the albino Rodian survived, though only barely.
The Mission to Empress Teta was a Jedi operation conducted in the year 3,997 BBY, several months after the Battle of Deneba. Following the death of Jedi Master Arca Jeth at that battle, Ulic Qel-Droma chose to go ahead with his proposed plan to infiltrate the Krath and bring them down from within. After several months without receiving any word from the undercover Ulic, Nomi Sunrider, Cay Qel-Droma, and Tott Doneeta organized themselves into a strike force and set out from Ossus for the undercover Jedi's last reported location—Empress Teta, the capital of the Krath regime. The three Jedi were eventually able to locate the undercover Qel-Droma, and what followed was a short, but violent, clash between Ulic Qel-Droma and Satal Keto, who had discovered the spy in the Krath's midst. Following the end of the duel, which witnessed the death of Keto, Ulic attacked his friends who wished him to return with them to Ossus. Believing that he could still destroy the Krath, and ultimately the Sith, from within, Ulic Qel-Droma continued to walk down the dark path that was laid out before him.
Jagged Fel, known as Jag to his friends, was an ace pilot who, much like his father, General Baron Soontir Fel, was dedicated to a life of military service and later became the head of state of the Imperial Remnant. Raised by his father and mother, Syal Antilles Fel, Jagged Fel was raised in the Unknown Regions among the strict and dutiful Chiss of the Empire of the Hand. Fel entered a military academy in his very early teens and had attained the rank of colonel and command of three squadrons of Clawcraft by age eighteen. At that same age, he had also lost two of his five siblings to battle against the myriad threats of the Unknown Regions. When the Yuuzhan Vong invaded the galaxy, Fel's father sent him to aid the New Republic in holding them back. Fel served at the Battle of Ithor, where he made the acquaintance of a young pilot named Jaina Solo and met his uncle, Wedge Antilles, for the first time.
Fel was recalled to the Unknown Regions some time after the battle, but returned after the fall of Coruscant to the Yuuzhan Vong. He helped Solo defend Hapes against a Yuuzhan Vong fleet before serving under his uncle in the defense of Borleias, where he began a romance with Solo which would grow intense as the war went on. Fel continued serving alongside her throughout the war and flew in the liberation of Coruscant, which gave the newly formed Galactic Federation of Free Alliances victory in the long war. His romance with Solo did not survive the war's aftermath as she drew away from all others and Fel was recalled to Csilla in the Chiss Ascendancy, where he eventually gained a captaincy in the Chiss Expansionary Defense Force.
Fel led the Chiss war against the Killik colonies, in which he was pitted against Solo. During the final battle of that conflict, Solo's mother shot him down when the Jedi attempted to stop the Chiss from unleashing a genocidal weapon against the Killiks. Fel spent two years marooned in the deadly jungles of Tenupe before he was rescued. During the war, he had guaranteed the parole of Lowbacca, a Jedi Knight who later returned to combat against the Chiss. This made Fel and his family responsible for all Lowbacca's damages, and when they could not pay, Fel was permanently exiled from the Chiss. He began tracking the last member of the Killik's Dark Nest, Alema Rar, and eventually gained Jedi support for his mission, tracking the Dark Jedi Rar in an uneasy partnership with Solo and her close friend Zekk. At long last, Fel personally killed Rar and in so doing restored his family's honor.
At the close of the Second Galactic Civil War, Fel aided the Jedi in defeating Darth Caedus. During peace negotiations, Luke Skywalker forced the Moff Council of the Imperial Remnant to accept Fel as the Remnant's head of state so that he could keep tight control of the devious moffs and in so doing allow a stable peace settlement.
Manaan was an aquatic planet in the Pyrshak system. It was home to the Selkath, an amphibious species. The planet was completely covered in water and was the only known source of the healing liquid, kolto, in the galaxy.
In the years leading up to and during the Jedi Civil War, kolto was so important to the galaxy that the Selkath were able to use their monopoly to enforce their policy of neutrality and autonomy. The only above-surface settlement on Manaan was the floating Ahto City. During the Jedi Civil War, both the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic attempted to get an upper hand in the war by creating secret deals that would give them more kolto. Ultimately, however, the Selkath banned the Sith from Manaan for trying to overthrow the government.
When kolto was replaced in favor of bacta, the Republic abandoned Manaan, and the Selkath left Ahto City for their ancient cities in the depths of the planet's oceans. Manaan did not have further contact with the galaxy until the Selkath were enslaved by the Galactic Empire sometime during the Galactic Civil War. Under the manipulation of Darth Vader, the Order of Shasa later overthrew their Imperial masters, only to become servants to Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine. Manaan may have been liberated in 5 ABY, by the New Republic's campaign through the Inner Rim Territories.
The Battle of Kashyyyk took place in 40 ABY during the Second Galactic Civil War and, on the orders of Chief of State Jacen Solo, saw the attempted subjugation and punishment of a Galactic Alliance member-world. It resulted not only in the withdrawal of the Hapes Consortium from the Galactic Alliance, but also the beginning of the New Jedi Order's military campaign to remove Solo from office. Despite this, Solo achieved his military objectives; diverting the Confederation fleet away from its push towards Coruscant by forcing it to aid the Wookiees.
During the battle, Confederation forces encircled the Galactic Alliance Fifth Fleet, aided by Wookiee forces and a Jedi strike team. In the latter stages of the battle, the Hapan fleet under Queen Mother Tenel Ka Djo arrived to ensure Jacen's defeat. However, the rogue Dark Jedi Alema Rar arrived from the Sith world of Korriban to aid Solo, known only to himself as Darth Caedus, and, with the use of her ancient Sith Meditation Sphere was able to influence the Bothan fleet into allowing Jacen a chance to escape.
The Undercity sewers referred to a sewer complex on Taris not far from the Undercity. While originally meant to serve as a sewage disposal system for the surrounding high-rise buildings, criminal elements from the lower levels of the planet started seeping in due to a lack of supervision by the city authorities. By 3,956 BBY, the complex housed both a group of Gamorrean slavers and dozens of rakghouls, both factions preying on passers-by.
When the amnesiac Sith Revan entered the sewers searching for the Jedi Knight Bastila Shan, he was forced to cut his way through droves of the area's inhabitants, which led to a drastic decrease in the population of the sewers. It is likely that the sewer system was damaged or destroyed in Darth Malak's subsequent orbital bombing of the planet.
Leektar was an Ewok hailing from Red Bush Grove on the Forest Moon of Endor. Growing up in the shadow of his brother, Keoulkeech, Leektar struggled to match his kin in all aspects of his life. He would even risk his life to gain the upper hand over Keoulkeech, but it took the love of Chesea to dissuade him from his constant attempts. Leektar and Chesea married, and the latter gave birth to three woklings, but the former still clamored for a higher purpose. Praying to the Leaf Queen for the power to surpass his brother, his requests came true, albeit in a skewed fashion. Red Bush Grove was decimated by a fire, leaving Leektar, supposedly, as the sole survivor.
Laying those who had perished in the fire to rest, Leektar took a sabbatical, wandering the banks of the Yarlubb River, living off the land. In his journeys, he encountered stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire, who had come to Endor to establish a shield generator to protect their new superweapon, the Death Star II. Watching on as an Ewok scout team from Bright Tree Village encountered the stormtroopers, Leektar risked his life to save them from capture or death, by covering their retreat with skillful use of his bow. Returning to Bright Tree with the scouts, he told his tale to Chief Chirpa, who sympathetically bestowed upon him the title of Honorary Elder. Leektar served the elders of Bright Tree as an advisor, and his input was considered invaluable during the Battle of Endor. Following the decisive victory, Leektar discovered that his brother was still alive, resulting in a reunion with Keoulkeech.
Merili was a Human female from the planet Dathomir who served as a dark side Prophetess during the time of the Galactic Empire. Initially found among the Nightsisters by the Supreme Prophet Kadann, Merili was presented to Emperor Palpatine and inducted into the ancient cult of the Prophets of the Dark Side. Due to a number of factors, she was known by Kadann and Palpatine to have been completely insane, and both manipulated Merili throughout her life to serve their various desires. Eventually, she became one of only two Emperor's Eyes and was later trained in the Dark Force religion by the Dark Jedi Sariss.
Following her induction into the Prophets of the Dark Side, Palpatine took advantage of Merili's insanity and used her to control the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk. Under her command, Kashyyyk was virtually pacified, and the Wookiees kept in line through her use of the Force and dark side beasts. During her time on the jungle planet, Merili came to think of the world as her own "kingdom," thus further demonstrating her insanity to her masters. As guardian of Kashyyyk, Merili assisted the scientists Nycolai Kinesworthy and the mad Treun Lorn in the development of the N-K Project. Merili would eventually lead the two men to a secret storehouse on the planet Utapau where they obtained the body of the late General Grievous to act as the host for the N-K Project.
Ton Phanan was a doctor from Rudrig who joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Phanan was badly wounded while serving aboard a frigate at the Battle of Endor; allergic to bacta, he had to accept cybernetic replacement parts to survive. Phanan fell into a deep depression after this incident but used his strong sense of humor to present a cheery front to those around him. Phanan transferred to New Republic Starfighter Command, where he quickly joined Wraith Squadron.
Among the Wraiths, Phanan was assigned Garik Loran as a wingman. Kindred spirits, they quickly became mutual best friends, spreading their sense of humor throughout the unit. Phanan served with distinction in the commando squadron, aiding in the destruction of Admiral Apwar Trigit's forces, helping root out a black market ring aboard a training frigate, fighting as one of the Hawk-bat pirates in a deception designed to bring down Warlord Zsinj, and constantly raising morale. In a mission over Halmad, however, Phanan was shot down and grievously injured. When the other pilots had to evacuate, Loran stayed behind to rescue his friend. He recovered Phanan, but the doctor passed away as Loran tried to spirit him to safety. In his last hours, however, Phanan composed a message to Loran telling his best friend to exorcise his own personal demons as Phanan had never managed to, a lesson Loran took to heart.
Finhead Stonebone was a pirate who operated out of the Stenness system during the height of the Galactic Republic around 4,000 BBY. "Stonebone" was nothing more than one of several aliases used by the pirate, who preferred his true name, origins, and species to remain a mystery. He arrived in known space around 4,012 BBY without a word of Basic at his disposal, though he soon became a pirate in the Vorc Sector. After several years working as a criminal, Finhead had enough money to run his own ship; he stole an asteroid mining vehicle, which he named the Marauder Starjacker.
However, a feud with his former employer meant that Finhead had to leave the sector, taking up residence in the Stenness system, located in the Mid Rim. There he made a deal with Bogga the Hutt, though the Hutt crimelord soon double-crossed Stonebone and put an order out for the pirate's capture. Finhead managed to elude the Hutt's enforcers for a time, though he and his crew were eventually brought before Bogga in his fortress on Vo Dasha. Rather than having the rogue pirate executed, Bogga tasked Stonebone and his band of men with traveling to the planet Ambria, killing Tchuukthai Jedi Master Thon, and stealing his valuable Adegan crystals. The insectoid marauder and his crew were ultimately unsuccessful; they were chased off the planet by Thon and his young apprentice, Nomi Sunrider. Finhead returned to Bogga empty-handed, ready to face the Hutt's wrath.
Pfilbee Jhorn was a sergeant in the Imperial Navy who served as the records officer for Emperor Palpatine's second expedition to the forest moon of Endor. Unhappy with the superficial reports of the initial survey, the Emperor sent Jhorn and nine others to the moon in an attempt to learn more about it before the construction of the shield generator for the second Death Star. Jhorn had filed many memos stating he was unfit for the job, but they never reached their intended recipients, and he was sent on the trek regardless. This, coupled with his Humanocentric nature, made for a very bitter report.
The expedition, despite the lack of suitable equipment, proved a great success, with several new intelligent species being discovered, including the Teeks, Goraxes, Yuzzum and Sanyassans. This was, however, at the cost of six of the members' lives. After the expedition, Jhorn was assigned to several backwater worlds, eventually taking up the role of custodian in Fort Bestine on Tatooine. There, he was given the duty of exterminating the local vermin, a job which he detested. In 1 ABY, he met with a spacer, and had him perform several exterminating jobs.
Soon Bayts was a Human Jedi Master during the time of the Republic Classic era. When the Yinchorri Uprising came to bear, Bayts was charged with supervising communications between the Jedi strike teams and the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. When the temple was attacked by Yinchorri raiders during the Uprising, Bayts fought alongside his fellow Jedi to defend his home.
By the time of the Clone Wars, Bayts was a Master, and he joined Mace Windu in accompanying Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan to the Outer Rim Territories on the Intervention. Following a rugged crash landing on Boz Pity, Masters Bayts and Gallia were among the advance group scouting for Confederate installations on the planet. Upon reaching the base, they were met with heavy droid resistance, as well as the presence of General Grievous. Before Bayts even had a chance to attack Grievous, the droid general swiftly killed the Jedi Master.
Following the Imperial invasion of Kheedar, Garaint was able to take over the planet's criminal syndicate which had previously been under the control of the crime lord Horch. Then, with the deposed Horch as the figurehead of the crime syndicate, Garaint built up his new empire and increased its control over various realms of the underworld. Using the resources available to him, Garaint became a very wealthy man and continually expanded his new criminal empire, turning it into a very powerful, and dangerous, entity.
He was known to have been a callous and hardened individual who would do whatever needed to be done to finish a job. Throughout both his bounty hunting and criminal careers, he fostered a sense of intimidation and toughness by never being seen in public outside of his Krail 210 Personal Armor which hid his personal features behind an unnerving helmet.
Ran Harkas, also known by the nickname Hardcase, was a Human male who served as a sergeant in the Imperial faction loyal to Darth Krayt. As of 137 ABY he was the commander of Joker Squad, which was part of Company C, 9th Battalion, of the 407th Stormtrooper Division. A grizzled veteran of many conflicts, which included the Anti-Sith Insurgency, Harkas was known for getting missions done, and had developed a reputation for bringing his troopers back alive.
The Battle of Borosk witnessed Harkas and Joker Squad fight against the 908th Stormtrooper Division, who had sided with the fugitive Roan Fel. During the battle, Harkas was among the stormtroopers who confronted Darth Maleval, and was later evacuated off the planet due to wounds received at the hands of the enemy. Following his recovery from the injuries received on Borosk, Harkas was part of the stormtrooper contingent sent to the planet Ossus, under the command of Darth Stryfe, to root out any Jedi that may have been using it as a refuge.
Denetrus, often referred to as Den, was a small-time Human criminal on his native planet, Telos IV. There, he worked for various companies because of his skills with computing, including UniFy, each hiring and subsequently firing him because of how he utilized his abilities to slice into the company's files. He met up with Andra, leader of the illegal government protest party Preserve Our Wild Endangered Resources, or POWER for short. While Andra and Den would often butt heads over issues of character, the two became allies. Den, like most other Telosians, spent his free time betting on events held in the main Katharsis dome located in Telos IV's capital city, Thani. While he always dreamed of winning it big, he restricted himself to small bets.
On one such occasion he met up with Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, and fellow Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi. Through a series of events, he managed to aid both the Jedi and Andra's POWER Party by utilizing his slicing skills. He became a hero of Telos when, at the cumulation of different events, he resisted the temptation of abandoning his allies and instead revealed what the government and UniFy were doing to Telos IV's sacred places. Later, Den married Andra, and the two fought for Telos's freedom from invading corporations; however, as time went on, the future continued to grow bleak. To help cope with Andra's continuing depression, Den offered an escape, through the charismatic leader Uni and his plan for a self-sustaining roaming ship, the BioCruiser. The couple settled on the ship, and Den was tasked with monitoring plants aboard the ship. Twelve years after he had originally met Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, he met up with Obi-Wan once again, this time with his Padawan Anakin Skywalker. Together, the three managed to discover and stop the plans of the power-hungry Vox Chun and saved countless lives and livelihoods aboard the ship.
Den was a loyal companion to those he befriended, even in their scrutinizing. While he was a criminal and thief, he tried to right any wrongs he caused as a result of his selfish actions. Den was also an avid gambler who spoke with a carefree attitude. He often made references to the odds of any given situation; while the numbers he created were rooted in fact, oftentimes they were shown to be disproportioned, and sometimes even completely incorrect, as the events conspired.
Qrrrl Toq, known as Crown Prince Qrrrl Toq in his youth, was a male Nazzar who served as a Jedi Knight in the days of the Old Republic. Upon the discovery of his family's roots, and their colored past, Qrrrl traveled from his homeworld of Nazzri in search of wisdom and knowledge. He eventually came across a group of Jedi who advised him that he was strong in the Force. He traveled with them back to the library world of Ossus, where he became the apprentice of the Jedi Master Vodo-Siosk Baas.
Following the rapid progression of his training under Master Baas, Qrrrl Toq traveled with several other Jedi Knights, led by Nomi Sunrider, to the planet of Onderon to act as reinforcements for Ulic Qel-Droma in helping end the Naddist Revolt. The Freedon Nadd Uprising helped identify Qrrrl Toq as ambitious and strong Jedi. Following these events, he would attend the great convocation on Mount Meru called in response to the rising threat of the Krath forces. He would later fight against the combined armies of Sith Lords Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma, and would fight his final battle at Kemplex IX. Qrrrl Toq, along with fellow Jedi Knights Shoaneb Culu and Dace Diath, was killed during the Battle of Kemplex IX when the Krath commander, Aleema Keto, used Sith powers to destroy a star in the Cron Drift. The resulting supernova instantly vaporized Qrrrl and his Jedi companions.
Whaladons (pronounced /'ʍeɪlɑdɑn/) were large sentient mammals that were native to the oceans of Mon Calamari. With a civilization totally separate to that of their neighbors, the Mon Calamari and the Quarren, the Whaladons communicated using sing-songs, and lived relatively peaceful lives. The poaching of Whaladons was forbidden by Mon Calamari law, but when the Galactic Empire occupied the planet, they did away with the old policies, and began hunting the mammals.
Following the Battle of Endor, Captain Dunwell set up the Whaladon Processing Center, and due to hunting by him and his Aqualish crew, the Whaladons soon found themselves endangered as a species. The rare white hump-back breed of Whaladon was almost totally wiped out, save for Leviathor, leader of the Whaladons. He attempted to rally the aid of the New Republic, and thanks to their efforts, Dunwell was stopped, and his poaching operation disbanded.
Bertroff Hissa was a near-Human Imperial Grand Moff who was the leading figure in an attempt to overthrow Ysanne Isard as the head of the Galactic Empire in 5 ABY. Of both Human and non-Human blood, Hissa operated out of the Kessel system during the Galactic Civil War, becoming allies with Trioculus, a three-eyed slavelord. After Emperor Palpatine's death at the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY, Hissa founded the Central Committee of Grand Moffs, who installed Trioculus as their figurehead, claiming he was the son of Emperor Palpatine.
The only person barring Trioculus's ascension to Emperor was Kadann, the Supreme Prophet of the Dark Side; gaining his dark blessing was integral to Hissa's scheme. Although Kadann initially gave Trioculus his dark blessing, he soon rescinded it, claiming the title of Emperor for himself. Trioculus was initially thought to have been killed by the Prophets, though he survived, and along with Hissa and the other Moffs began plotting as to how he would regain his throne. Trioculus, however, was killed by members of the Rebel Alliance, leaving Hissa and the Moffs to face the wrath of Kadann alone. The Supreme Prophet sentenced him to a slow and painful death, though before his execution could take place, Hissa was taken to the fourth moon of the planet Yavin, where Kadann was searching for the Lost City of the Jedi. Hissa was killed when Kadann sent him on a reconnaissance mission into a possible location of the city, which was in fact a decoy, filled with molten lava.
Falynn Sandskimmer was a Human female from Tatooine who served as a starfighter pilot in New Republic Starfighter Command. Already a Y-wing starfighter ace but with a record marked by insubordination, she was among the first to join Wraith Squadron in 7 ABY. Sandskimmer was selected for her ground vehicle proficiency and skill in flying TIE fighters and X-wings. She was also in charge of the Wraiths' acquisitions in the event that they were away from their support crew. During her time in Wraith Squadron, Sandskimmer developed an attraction for fellow Wraith Myn Donos, but their relationship never progressed.
Sandskimmer's service in Wraith Squadron included participating in the evacuation of Folor Base and the subsequent capture of the CR90 corvette Night Caller by the Wraiths. The Night Caller was then used by the squadron for a number of covert missions against various outposts and holdings of Warlord Zsinj and Apwar Trigit while posing as the corvette's crew. These missions would ultimately climax in the Battle of Ession against the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Implacable. In this engagement, Sandskimmer flew into the Star Destroyer's hull to attack it from within, but perished when she became entrapped inside, and the Implacable crashed into a moon.
Dol Grenn was a Human male and a native of Telos IV who served as a lieutenant in the Telos Security Force. A grizzled, well-respected veteran, Grenn held to a staunch adherence to the law and devoted his life to seeing it upheld on Citadel Station as, in the wake of the Sith attack, it oversaw the Telosian Restoration Project. He was also an old friend of Carth Onasi, who was a native of that world as well; during the First Jedi Purge some five years after the close of the Jedi Civil War, the two communicated in regards to the Jedi Exile. During the Battle of Telos IV, Lieutenant Grenn led the effort to defend the massive station against Darth Nihilus's attack until relieved by Republic forces under Admiral Onasi.
Cronal, a male Human and former Prophet of the Dark Side, was better known by his code name Blackhole, the mysterious Director of Imperial Intelligence who collaborated with Darth Vader after the Battle of Yavin to eliminate the Rebel Alliance. Adept at divination, Cronal was recruited by Emperor Palpatine from the Prophets to join the Empire. He abandoned himself to his meditations in the dark side, becoming withdrawn, physically frail, and paranoid. Considered Palpatine's "monster-maker," Cronal was responsible for the creation of several Sithspawn and other devices of Sith Alchemy. As time passed, Cronal withdrew further, growing steadily more mad as the dark side consumed him.
After being exiled during the Galactic Civil War, Cronal returned as a warlord, and took the name of Shadowspawn. With a cadre of the Emperor's Royal Guards and a legion of shadow stormtroopers at his disposal, Shadowspawn laid waste to worlds of the New Republic. He and his splinter Imperial faction blazed a path of death and destruction, committing acts of piracy, terrorism, and mass slaughter. Conquering the Inner Rim, the warlord established his base of operations on the world of Mindor. The New Republic, responding to the threat of Shadowspawn, sent the newly appointed General Luke Skywalker after him, starting a campaign that resulted in a substantial loss of life. Planning a trap for Skywalker on Mindor, Shadowspawn was defeated during the ensuing battle. He survived, however, and later served the reborn Palpatine.
The Zeison Sha were an order of Force-adepts known for their survival skills and resourcefulness, as well as their abilities in telekinesis and with the discblade. Centered on the Outer Rim planet of Yanibar, the Zeison Sha developed their Force powers as a means of withstanding their harsh planet. The order stressed independence and survival, as well as assistance to those in need. Long estranged from the Jedi, they had little use for the Order.
For millennia after the original colonists had been abandoned on Yanibar, the Zeison Sha developed an isolationist philosophy. Unlike the Jedi Order, the Zeison Sha did not separate Force-sensitive children from their parents for training. Further attempts by the Jedi Order to re-establish relationships with the Zeison Sha ended in failure.
Barrow Oicunn was an officer in the Republic Navy and later, an admiral in the Imperial Navy. When the Clone Wars broke out and affected the galaxy at large, Oicunn joined the Humbarine Sector defense forces, which had recently fallen under the jurisdiction of the Galactic Republic war council. Oicunn's homeworld, Humbarine, suffered repeated attacks from the Confederacy of Independent Systems, prompting the junior officer to adopt inspired tactics within the limitations of Republic protocol. As the war ground on, defense forces were siphoned from Humbarine by the Republic, resulting in a devastating strike from General Grievous. Oicunn's family perished in the decisive Battle of Humbarine, and the planet was abandoned, forcing Oicunn to both reassess his faith in the government, and serve with the mainstream Republic Navy.
Serving with the Coruscant Home Fleet, Oicunn met his sector's representative, Bana Breemu, who declared him a hero of Humbarine. He served aboard the Mas Ramdar during the Battle of Coruscant, and continued to fight for the Republic, despite his disenchantment with their policies. Oicunn welcomed Palpatine's New Order, believing that a Galactic Empire would be able to maintain peace and justice throughout the galaxy. The lieutenant had the utmost respect for the rulers of the new regime, and swiftly rose through the ranks of the Imperial Navy, eventually reaching the rank of admiral.
Chertyl Ruluwoor was a Human female who resided on the planet Corellia at the height of the Galactic Civil War. Ruluwoor had been assigned to build a case against a group of terrorists who were continually attacking Selonian dens on Corellia. However, she was making little progress, and by the midpoint of 1 ABY, she had yet to fully identify those responsible for the attacks.
She soon had a stroke of luck; a young amateur holocam operator named Kafleer Tredahl had caught footage of the terrorists in the act, and promised to give it to Ruluwoor if she would collect it. There were complications, however, as Tredahl believed he was being watched by the anti-Selonians. Ruluwoor had a passing spacer collect the recording, though after it was returned to her, the terrorists retaliated, taking Tredahl's mother hostage. Ruluwoor once again hired the services of the spacer, who rescued Zayna Tredahl and dispatched the kidnappers.
The Slith were a sentient serpentine species native to the moon Yavin 13. They were a nomadic species, living in patriarchal tribes of up to fifteen individuals. They had little civilization and no permanent structures. The Slith were venomous, preferring to paralyze their prey before eating them live. They communicated with each other via a rudimentary language consisting of noises produced by rubbing their scales on the ground. Slith had little contact with the wider galaxy, remaining largely undiscovered until the reign of the Galactic Empire. During the Yuuzhan Vong War, their moon was wiped of all life, leading to their extinction.
Bodo Baas was a male Krevaaki Jedi Master. Living among a group of Jedi in the Adega system around 600 BBY, he inherited a holocron known as the Tedryn Holocron from his ancestor Vodo-Siosk Baas. Baas added his own experiences and knowledge to the holocron, becoming its holographic gatekeeper and a teacher of future Jedi who would use it. He served as a diplomat in this time, participating in missions to the Force sects of the Zeison Sha and Matukai, each of which he attempted to convince to ally with the Jedi Order, ultimately unsuccessfully. Baas was executed by Emperor Palpatine in 19 BBY, during the Great Jedi Purge.
Nonetheless, his teachings and personality remained preserved in the Tedryn Holocron, which Palpatine later acquired. The Emperor, in turn, had it stolen from him by Leia Organa Solo, sister to the Jedi Luke Skywalker. Baas warned Solo of those who, like her brother, had toyed with the dark side of the Force, telling her stories of fallen Jedi like Ulic Qel-Droma. He later revealed to Skywalker and his New Jedi Order information on the Jedi and Sith of old. Skywalker used the holocron as a teaching device until it was destroyed by the spirit of the Dark Lord of the Sith Exar Kun.
The Raid on the Sith Embassy was a mission that was carried out during the Jedi Civil War by Revan, the former Dark Lord of the Sith, and his companions. Infiltrating the Sith Empire's Embassy in Ahto City on the neutral Outer Rim world of Manaan, the team was tasked with retrieving the encrypted data module from within a disabled Republic submersible probe droid. During the course of the raid, Revan located a number of missing Selkath youth, convinced them to abandon the Sith, and obtained a detailed layout of Darth Malak's plan to conquer the planet. The mission was ultimately a success; however, although the data was retrieved, Revan was put on trial by the Selkath authorities. By revealing the plans of the Sith, however, all charges were dropped and he was freed from their custody.
Kol Skywalker was a Jedi Master and head of the Jedi Council. Descended from the famous Luke Skywalker, he grew to be a powerful and respected Jedi. A mission alongside Imperial agent Morrigan Corde led to love and the birth of a son, Cade Skywalker. Skywalker raised Cade on his own after Corde left to continue her Imperial career and he eventually entrusted Cade to the care of his former Padawan, Wolf Sazen, as an apprentice. Kol Skywalker took on his own apprentice yet again in Shado Vao.
Skywalker spearheaded the Ossus Project, designed to rehabilitate the Yuuzhan Vong's public image by having them restore war-torn worlds, but the biotechnological experiment was sabotaged, provoking war in 127 ABY between the Empire—joined by the Sith—and the Galactic Alliance and Jedi with them. When the Galactic Alliance surrendered three years later, Skywalker refused to serve the Empire and withdrew to Ossus, where the Sith followed and attacked the academy there. In a one-man last stand, Skywalker held off the hordes of Sith, giving his own life to buy enough time for the Jedi younglings, his son, and Vao and Sazen to escape. After his death, Skywalker continued to appear to his son as a Force ghost, exhorting Cade to reject the dark side and live up to his heritage.
The Mark VII experimental prototype assassin droid, also referred to as the rogue assassin droid, or simply nicknamed Mark VII, was a droid that had been created to be the prototype for a series of assassin droid, to be manufactured by the Sith Empire based on the graveyard world of Korriban. Designed specifically to hunt and exterminate Jedi, the droid proved to be more then its designers could handle, escaping from their custody in a murderous rampage. Hiding itself within the burial chamber of Marka Ragnos's tomb, the droid built for itself a guard force of lesser battle droids, who attacked any would-be assailants that made too much noise. Eventually, the former Sith Lord Revan found the droid and, using a sound-dampening device, managed to re-tune the droid's audio sensors and deleting its assassination programing. Grateful for the help it had received, the droid quickly fled the planet for parts unknown.
The Battle of Deneba took place in the year 3,997 BBY during the Great Sith War, and was one of the earliest known Krath offensives to occur during that conflict. From his main base in the city of Cinnagar, the Krath leader Satal Keto remotely launched a large army of war droids against the Jedi assembly, which had gathered on the planet Deneba in order to discuss the rising threat of the Krath in the Empress Teta system. The Krath war droids initially caught the convocation unprepared, but the Jedi were able to mount an organized defense and stop the war droids' advance. During the battle, Jedi Master Arca Jeth, who was famous for his role in ending the Great Droid Revolution, Beast Wars, and Freedon Nadd Uprising, was slain while protecting his onetime student, the Jedi Knight Ulic Qel-Droma.
The Fairwind was a large gunship of a design reminiscent of large sailing ships. Built with a rounded hull, twin masts, and a large figurehead, the starship was an ornate vessel owned by Jedi Lord and Master Valenthyne Farfalla. Farfalla used the vessel while recruiting Jedi Knights to join with Lord Hoth and his Army of Light on Ruusan. After gathering together three hundred Knights, Farfalla returned to the planet with his ship and a number of other gunships. However, a Sith blockade prevented him from reuniting with Lord Hoth until treachery within the Sith ranks created an opening for the armada. Farfalla then broke through the blockade, rescuing Lord Hoth and his forces in a crucial intervention that helped turn the tide of the war.
Wol Cabasshites were sentients originating on Wol Cabassh. Evolving from a non-sentient parasitic species, the Wol Cabasshites could survive in vacuum due to their genetic makeup, making them widespread across the galaxy by the Imperial Period. Their culture was built entirely on philosophy, rather than technology, and for communication they were able to exude a magnetic field wherein they "sang" to one another. This led to confusion amongst the other sentients of the galaxy, and the Wol Cabasshites soon came to be regarded as "bizarre."
Their texts would be studied by the intellectual elite of the galaxy, and apparatuses were invented to allow Wol Cabasshites to properly interact with other sentients, but the dual-brained sentients instead preferred to simply eat and muse about the nature of the universe. Several Wol Cabasshites rose to prominence in galactic history, the most famous being Jedi Master Omo Bouri.
Kardue'sai'Malloc was a Devaronian army captain and devoted music aficionado with a massive collection of rare recordings. When his unit was deployed against a rebellion on Devaron, Malloc captured seven hundred rebel men, women, and children in the city of Montellian Serat and shelled the city. Interpreting his orders to move on without the prisoners as double-speak ordering their executions, he had all the prisoners rounded up and killed, earning him the nickname "The Butcher of Montellian Serat."
Malloc resigned from the military and fled his world's retribution, spending years following his favorite musical performers across the galaxy and avoiding bounty hunters seeking to collect the five-million-credit bounty placed on him. He eventually settled on Tatooine, where he lived under the alias "Labria" and made a living as an information broker. Regarded as the worst spy in Mos Eisley, he spent most of his time drunk in Chalmun's Cantina. When Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes, one of Malloc's favorite groups, arrived on Tatooine in 0 BBY, he masterminded an elaborate scheme to steal them from Jabba the Hutt's employ and force them into a contract playing at Chalmun's.
When a chance encounter with a Devaronian mercenary in 17 ABY caused him to be recognized, Malloc killed the mercenary and his companions and fled to Peppel, a remote world. He lived behind tight security, knowing that renowned bounty hunter Boba Fett was on his trail; Fett finally tracked Malloc down and captured him in 19 ABY. Malloc was returned to Devaron, where his family and several thousand Devaronians watched approvingly as he was cast into a pit of starving quarra and consumed alive.
The skirmish that took place aboard the Interdictor-class cruiser Leviathan was one of the key events of the Jedi Civil War. Occurring not long before the end of that conflict, it saw the crew of the Ebon Hawk captured by the Sith Empire's flagship. In a daring bid for escape, the party arranged for one of their number to become separated from the rest, in an effort to break free of the Sith troopers holding them in order to rescue the rest of the crew. Once free of their cells, the party split up; Revan, Bastila Shan, and Carth Onasi made their way to the ship's bridge to activate and open the vessel's hangar deck, while the others went down to the hangar in order to secure the Ebon Hawk before the arrival of Darth Malak.
Battling their way through the command deck to the bridge, Revan, Bastila and Carth encountered the former Galactic Republic Admiral Saul Karath, who was accompanied by a number of Dark Jedi and Sith troops. Declining the commander of the Sith fleet's offer to accept their surrender, the party fought Karath and his bodyguards, overcoming them and the admiral. Dying, he revealed to his former protégé, Carth, the true nature of his companion's identity; with Darth Malak approaching, however, there was no time to explain everything, and the party swiftly headed back for the Hawk, which by then had been secured and prepped for flight. However, they were not quick enough, and were intercepted by the Sith Lord, who confirmed Revan's identity as the former Dark Lord of the Sith before engaging his old master in a lightsaber duel. In an effort to ensure the successful escape of her companions, however, Bastila intervened, distracting Malak long enough for the rest of the crew to board their vessel and flee the Sith warship.
Sair Yonka was a Human male from Commenor who served with both the Galactic Empire and the New Republic as the captain of the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Avarice—later renamed the Freedom. Yonka left his lover Aellyn Jandi behind on his homeworld at a young age and entered the Imperial Naval Academy, proving to be a competent and intelligent officer. He spent several years serving on numerous vessels in the Outer Rim Territories before being awarded the captaincy of the Avarice and tasked with defending Imperial-aligned Outer Rim worlds from pirates. During his time in the Outer Rim, Yonka and Aellyn Jandi entered into an affair.
After the debacle at Endor, Yonka turned down offers to serve with Warlord Zsinj, instead staying loyal to Ysanne Isard, the legitimate ruler of what remained of the Empire. When Isard was ousted from Coruscant, Yonka and the Avarice helped her establish a power base on Thyferra, and the Commenorian remained loyal to her during the preliminary stages of the Bacta War. However, Yonka began to have doubts about Isard's leadership and when Wedge Antilles offered him a sizable sum of money to defect to the New Republic, he accepted. His ship was instrumental in Isard's defeat at the Battle of Thyferra and he later participated in the battles at Sluis Van and Bilbringi during the Thrawn campaign. He also took part in the Battle of Liinade III during the toppling of Prince-Admiral Delak Krennel immediately after Thrawn's demise at Bilbringi.
Fiolla, more formally Hart-and-Parn Gorra-Fiolla of Lorrd, was an executive in the Corporate Sector Authority. She started off her career in the Authority on Etti IV while still a university student when she helped capture a fugitive holostar. Rising rapidly through the ranks, she soon achieved the rank of Assistant Auditor-General. In 2 BBY, Fiolla helped stop a slave ring on Bonadan after enlisting the aid of Han Solo, Chewbacca, and territorial manager Odumin. During this time, she struck up a brief relationship with Solo. After the successful completion of the mission, however, they parted ways, and Odumin promoted her to be his deputy. Fiolla's career in the CSA would later lead her to investigate the Prex's office after one of the Prex's assistants nearly killed her. Fiolla responded by launching an investigation into the office, intending to bring down Chils Meplin for espionage.
Like all Lorrdians, Fiolla was an expert at gauging other peoples' emotional state from minute details of their voice and their body language. She could also communicate using the Lorrdian system of kinetic communication, and was an expert mimic. However, unlike most CSA officials, Fiolla was an idealist who believed in the triumph of good.
Christopher J. Trevas has been an official Star Wars artist since 1995. He began as an illustrator for West End Games's Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, producing artwork for publications like Heroes & Rogues, the Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook, Instant Adventures, and the Star Wars Adventure Journal. He has contributed to numerous other projects, including Wizards of the Coast's Arms & Equipment Guide and their Star Wars Miniatures line, for which he designed many of the figures as well as the packaging art.
Some of Trevas's other works include Priority: X from Star Wars Galaxy 12, the "Guide to the Grand Army of the Republic," and A Two-Edged Sword, as well as two children's books: Meltdown on Hoth and Anakin to the Rescue. He is the author of the ongoing feature in Star Wars Insider magazine titled "Set Piece," which began in Star Wars Insider 54. More recently, Trevas co-illustrated The New Essential Guide to Alien Species with William O'Connor, Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force with Tommy Lee Edwards, and Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection. He will also illustrate the upcoming Legacy Era Campaign Guide by Wizards of the Coast.
A fanatical supporter of the New Order and its core precepts, Ishin-Il-Raz was one of the original twelve Grand Admirals appointed by Emperor Palpatine two years before the Battle of Yavin. Early in his life, Il-Raz helped found the Commission for the Protection of the Republic, and when it was re-formed in 19 BBY, he became the leader of the Commission for the Preservation of the New Order, and was a key figure in the development of its Humanocentric ideas and concepts.
His efforts eventually came to the attention of Palpatine, who gave him the rank of Grand Admiral, despite Il-Raz's complete lack of military experience. This appointment was met with much criticism, and Il-Raz knew that his appointment was purely a political one. Il-Raz began to idolize Palpatine, and initiated a series of bloody massacres in an attempt to win favor with the Emperor. These atrocities, however, did nothing more than reduce public opinion of him, and when Palpatine was killed at Endor in 4 ABY, Il-Raz was largely forgotten by his fellow Grand Admirals, who turned warlord and fought with each other. Distraught at Palpatine's death, Il-Raz began to contemplate suicide, and eight months after Endor, he plunged his Star Destroyer into the Denarii Nova, killing himself and thousands of others.
The Battle of Ession was a conflict between the New Republic and the forces of Warlord Zsinj. Zsinj planned the battle as a trap, using the Pakkerd Light Transport facility on Ession as bait, in order to destroy several squadrons of New Republic starfighters, including Rogue Squadron.
However, the crew of the Corellian corvette Night Caller was being impersonated by Wraith Squadron, and the battle was the culmination of the Wraiths' long-standing charade. While Zsinj intended for Ession to be a mission to deal with what he believed was Rogue Squadron, it was in fact a trap designed to destroy the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Implacable, commanded by Admiral Apwar Trigit. The New Republic forces, though outnumbered, had the element of surprise and were able to destroy the Implacable. Furthermore, Apwar Trigit was killed while attempting to flee the battlefield.
Glurrgs were a race of bipedal beings who were employed as workers for the Gungan civilizations of Naboo. Glurrgs were incapable of communicating in Galactic Basic Standard, though they were skilled in a variety of areas, including farming, construction, fishing, hunting, and mining ores and nova crystals for use in building and maintaining Gungan settlements. Glurrgs were also capable of harvesting carbon from trees for conversion into duraplast at a carbon processing center.
Glurrgs were a pivotal part of Gungan society and had been for at least three millennia before the Battle of Yavin, during the War of the Gungan Tribes. It was not known if glurrgs were a separate species or if they were genetically related to the Gungans who employed them. However, glurrgs were efficient laborers who compared favorably with the labor droids used by other contemporary civilizations, but they were also unable to serve as warriors or leaders. The glurrg continued to contribute valuable labor to the Gungan society up to and during the Invasion of Naboo by the Trade Federation and later on.
Wampa ice creatures were carnivorous predatory reptomammals indigenous to the Outer Rim Territories ice planet Hoth. The bipedal beasts stood over two meters in height with shaggy white fur constantly stained by the blood and guts of slaughtered prey. Wampas were armed with jagged yellow teeth and deadly claws. Primarily solitary hunters, wampas occasionally hunted in packs, preferring to ambush their prey from the camouflage of Hoth's snow banks and blizzards. Stunned victims were carried back to the creatures' lairs, typically large ice caves, where the wampas ate at their leisure. The planet's omnivorous tauntauns formed the bulk of the wampas' prey, although they would attack anything they encountered. The Alliance to Restore the Republic's Echo Base on Hoth came under constant wampa assaults in 3 ABY.
While rarely seen away from their remote homeworld, wampas were known to have participated in illegal gladiatorial combat venues. They were highly valued among big game hunters for the challenge that came with hunting the creatures, as well as for their pelts, stuffed heads, and other miscellaneous souvenirs that commanded high prices on the black market. Wampas were later protected under legislation to prevent endangered species from falling into extinction by the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances.
Discovered to be Force-sensitive at a young age by Emperor Palpatine, Azrakel was taken to one of the Sith Lord's secret facilities, where Palpatine performed many dark side experiments, hoping to mold his own loyal warrior. However, Azrakel proved far more resilient to the treatment than the Emperor had anticipated, and, after several years, the experiment was abandoned by Palpatine, who forgot all about Azrakel. But while the Emperor saw his Dark Jedi as a lost cause, Kadann, the Supreme Prophet of the Dark Side, saw the potential to turn Azrakel into his own apprentice.
The young being's mind was left blank as result of his extensive exposure to the dark side; Kadann exploited this, secretly training Azrakel in the ways of the dark side, and teaching him to hate the Emperor and his enforcer, Darth Vader. Azrakel, however, began to hate Kadann also, and eventually left his service. After Palpatine and Vader perished at Endor, Kadann went into hiding, leaving Azrakel without a figure for him to hate. He hid the presence of his Force powers from others, becoming a mercenary in the Outer Rim Territories. However, he left this role when a chance presented itself for him to take his revenge on Kadann. With the aid of Grand Admiral Afsheen Makati, Azrakel killed Kadann, though he later discovered that they had killed a weak impostor. Some time later, Azrakel gained knowledge of the real Kadann's secret hiding place, and massacred many of the Prophets of the Dark Side, among them his former master. Although he murdered dozens of the Prophets, he himself was struck down before he could completely wipe them out.
Belindi Kalenda was a member of New Republic Intelligence who first joined the intelligence service in 13 ABY. Kalenda was known for her efforts in the First Corellian Insurrection, where she was the only operative to successfully exfiltrate the Corellian system and report back to the New Republic about the conflict brewing within the system. Kalenda continued to act as the lead New Republic Intelligence agent in the Corellian system through the duration of the conflict and was promoted after the incident.
During the start of the Yuuzhan Vong War, Belindi Kalenda was the Deputy Director of New Republic Intelligence. However, the success of the Elan ruse, where the Yuuzhan Vong sent an agent posing as a defector in a plot to assassinate numerous Jedi, and the surprise assault on Fondor by the Yuuzhan Vong caused her to be demoted. In the final stages of the war, the resignation of the disgraced Dif Scaur later led to her finally assuming the position of Director of Intelligence for the newly formed Galactic Federation of Free Alliances, a position she would continue to hold through the opening stages of the Second Galactic Civil War.
Ngaaluh was a female Yuuzhan Vong deception sect priestess, and loyally worshiped the goddess Yun-Harla for much of her life. During the Yuuzhan Vong War, however, Ngaaluh had her belief in the True Way eroded by an interrogation subject; the Fosh Jedi Vergere. The priestess harbored her new heresy for some time, reaching her own conclusions and coming to believe strongly in the Force and the role it could play in her species' journey.
When she learned of the secret heretical cult operating in the bowels of conquered Coruscant, Ngaaluh traveled to meet Yu'shaa, the Prophet who led the movement, and using her respected position became his spy in the court of Supreme Overlord Shimrra Jamaane. Ngaaluh knew the Prophet to be Nom Anor, the disgraced executor, though unlike many she believed Anor to be serving the interests of his followers. In fact, Ngaaluh was used for Nom Anor's own gain; he had her frame, discredit and destroy his rivals among the Intendant caste. Unfortunately for the duplicitous priestess, Shimrra soon became suspicious of her luck in uprooting so many traitors, and had Ngaaluh investigated. When the Supreme Overlord confronted her at his court, Ngaaluh took poison and killed herself in service to the Jeedai heresy; after her death, however, the movement went on to help topple the Yuuzhan Vong Empire during the Second Battle of Coruscant.
Ommin was a Sith sorcerer and also a direct descendant of the ancient Dark Lord of the Sith Freedon Nadd. After his father's death, he became the King of Onderon, as well as the Sith apprentice of Nadd. Early during his reign as King, he married the noblewoman Amanoa, and eventually the couple birthed a daughter named Galia, whom they intended to also be trained in the ways of the Sith.
As a youth, Ommin was instructed in the ancient Sith teachings by his father, the previous King of Onderon. When he himself became King after his father's death, Ommin's studies were continued and accelerated by the spirit of Freedon Nadd. When his relentless studies into the dark side began to have adverse effects on his physical body, Ommin curtailed them, retired from Onderonian politics and faded from visibility, leaving the rule of the planet in the hands of his wife.
The general populace of Onderon believed Ommin to be dead, and rumors of him actually being alive were unfounded until the death of Amanoa in 4,000 BBY at the hands of the Jedi. Ommin then returned to the forefront of Onderonian events, having survived through use of a special life-support system and in command of a dark side army. Supported by the power of Freedon Nadd, the army waged war on the invading forces of the Jedi Order and Galactic Republic. In 3,998 BBY, Jedi Master Arca Jeth and his apprentices defeated Ommin and ultimately triumphed over Nadd's influence, finally bringing peace to the war-torn planet. The sorcerer-King of Onderon joined both his wife and Sith Master in death, with all three being interred in a mausoleum on his home planet's fourth moon of Dxun.
Joruus C'baoth (pronounced /dʒo'ɹus sə'beoθ/) was an insane Dark Jedi who played a pivotal role in the Thrawn campaign. A clone of the Jedi Master Jorus C'baoth, he was created by Palpatine, and used as the Guardian of the Imperial storehouse at Mount Tantiss on Wayland. In 9 ABY, Grand Admiral Thrawn discovered the existence of the storehouse and traveled to Wayland. He succeeded in recruiting the Dark Jedi to join him in his campaign to destroy the New Republic, making good use of his battle meditation powers. C'baoth also attempted to lure Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa Solo to the dark side of the Force as part of a plan to seize the Empire for himself. However, as his plan entered its final stages, Thrawn had C'baoth imprisoned in Mount Tantiss, having finally realized the threat the insane Jedi posed to the Empire. After taking control of the Imperials left to guard him on Wayland, he was confronted by New Republic forces including Skywalker and the Force-sensitive smuggler Mara Jade. The two dueled with C'baoth, and Jade managed to kill the mad clone.
Citadel Station was an immense orbital space station that served as the staging area for the Galactic Republic's Ithorian-led effort to restore the world of Telos IV. During the early stages of the Jedi Civil War, a Sith fleet, under the command of former Republic Admiral Saul Karath and under orders from Darth Malak, devastated the surface of Telos, shattering cities and killing many of the planet's inhabitants. After the war's conclusion, the Republic, directed by Supreme Chancellor Cressa, funded an attempt to restore Telos to its formerly pristine state. To achieve this, the station was constructed in orbit around Telos IV, and consisted of a series of large residential, entertainment, and dock modules that were interconnected by a base of girders and other support structures. The station served as home to the many technicians and beings of other professions who were employed in the Restoration Project, as well as the effort's conduit for needed supplies.
Seeing a chance for profit, Czerka Corporation began integrating itself into the project, installing members friendly to its interests onto the Telosian Council, which in turn ensured that the planet's laws kept Czerka in control. Over time, the corporation intertwined itself into the project, marginalizing the efforts of the Ithorian herd, led by Chodo Habat, and using loopholes within the law and their own hired mercenaries to take over restoration zones in order to salvage technology from them. In addition, various other criminal elements sprang up, most of which were connected to the Exchange, but included independent smuggling rings. With the arrival of the Jedi Exile and her companions in 3,951 BBY, after barely escaping Darth Sion at Peragus, things began to change. The destruction of the primary fuel source that kept the station in orbit as well as powering the restoration efforts ground the project to a halt. This and other problems that plagued the running of Citadel Station were eventually resolved by the Exile, the most serious of which was concluded when she struck a deal with Vogga the Hutt of Nar Shaddaa to secure fuel shipments from Sleheyron. Some time later, the station came under a surprise attack by forces under Darth Nihilus; however, operations continued after his defeat. According to Darth Traya's predictions, the Restoration Project continued on and eventually succeeded; as a result, Telos would once again bloom.
Star Maps were artifacts left behind by the ancient Rakatan Infinite Empire. Constructed of a self-sustaining technology that was imbued with and drew upon the dark side of the Force, these Star Maps were fabricated to be monuments to the glory of the Rakatan Empire. Originally, each Map indicated the precise location of the Infinite Empire's greatest achievement: the Star Forge, a factory of immense proportions. Through intentional sabotage from the retreating Rakata as their empire fell, much of the information contained within the Star Maps was lost. Over time, however, the Maps repaired themselves as designed, allowing those who sought the information contained within to piece together their full contents from multiple Maps. The most complete known example, as of the Mandalorian Wars, was located on Dantooine. This Map was housed in an ancient temple built by Rakatan slaves and protected by a set of droids, including one designed for informational purposes.
During the close of the Mandalorian Wars, the fallen Jedi Revan sought out the Maps, traveling to at least five planets in order to fully uncover their secrets. After piecing together all the information, Revan and his apprentice Malak found and took control of the Star Forge. With the massive space station and factory under their command, the newly proclaimed Sith Lords created an immense fleet with which to conquer a Galactic Republic that was still recovering from the Mandalorian onslaught. During the Jedi Civil War, Revan was captured and nearly killed. After being retrained at the Jedi Enclave on Dantooine, the mindwiped Revan was charged with once again completing the quest of accessing each Star Map in order to combat the continued expansion of the Sith Empire. After piecing together the fragmented information, he and his companions set out for the Lehon system in order to finally destroy the Star Forge.
Vua Rapuung was a Yuuzhan Vong warrior who, in 26 ABY, attained legendary status among the Shamed Ones, the shunned underclass of his species. Once a commander well-known for his prowess and skill as a fighter, Rapuung lost both his rank and his status as a warrior following the end of an illicit affair with Master Shaper Mezhan Kwaad. To prevent Rapuung from revealing her heretical nature to others, Kwaad used her shaping arts to corrupt the warrior's ritual scarring and escalation implants; the commander was given the appearance of a Shamed One. Outcast from his caste and domain and his claims about the master shaper met with disbelief, Rapuung was forced to carry out menial duties on Yavin 4, the moon on which both he and Kwaad were assigned during the second year of the Yuuzhan Vong War. In the face of this ignominious fate, the former commander continued to trust adamantly in his redemption, as well as the specter of the heretic master shaper's own humiliation and disgrace.
In order to effect these purposes, Rapuung followed what he perceived to be the will of Yun-Yuuzhan and allied himself with Anakin Solo, the young Jedi whose friend Tahiri Veila had been captured by Kwaad. Fighting alongside the Jedi, Rapuung was eventually able to expose Kwaad, thus regaining his status and honor. However, the warrior’s respect for Solo was such that Rapuung gave his life protecting Solo and Veila as they escaped Yavin 4. These unique actions had a profound effect on the Shamed Ones who witnessed the warrior’s sacrifice, and the legend of Vua Rapuung provided the basis for the Jeedai heresy, the movement which ultimately helped topple the Yuuzhan Vong Empire during the Second Battle of Coruscant.
The Bright Hope, also known as Transport C One Seven, was a modified Gallofree Yards GR-75 medium transport that saw service with the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the height of the Galactic Civil War. Acquired as one of several outdated and dilapidated transports by the Rebellion, the Bright Hope nevertheless played an invaluable role in the rapid transit of war matériel. By 3 ABY, the ship was one of thirty GR-75 transports stationed at the Alliance High Command headquarters of Echo Base on the planet Hoth. As the final transport to evacuate the besieged base late during the Battle of Hoth, the Bright Hope carried an overloaded number of wounded and dying passengers in its attempt to run the Imperial blockade of the planet. The ship was disabled and all but destroyed by concentrated fire from Imperial Star Destroyers and the Mist Hunter, the craft of the bounty hunters Zuckuss and 4-LOM. Due to the efforts of Echo Base's chief controller, Toryn Farr, the Bright Hope's 108 surviving passengers were safely recovered.
8t88 was a Tiss'shar administrative droid who went rogue and became an information broker around the time of the Galactic Civil War. In charge of maintaining an important holoscan database on Woostri, 88 was the recipient of an elaborate practical joke which left him with an undersized head and a bitter resentment of everything Human. He became an informant on Nar Shaddaa, hoping to someday enact his revenge on those responsible for his disfigurement and built up a sizable fortune working for any and every faction in the galaxy willing to pay his steep fees. Shortly after the Battle of Endor, 8t88 took a job helping a Dark Jedi named Jerec locate the Valley of the Jedi, which brought him into conflict with Rebel agent Kyle Katarn. After narrowly escaping from Katarn on Nar Shaddaa and Sulon, the droid managed to decipher a coded map giving the coordinates of the valley and presented it to Jerec. The Dark Jedi instructed 8t88 to collect his payment on a freighter named the Sulon Star, though in truth 88 was sent straight into an ambush and was decapitated by two of Jerec's minions. Both his head and body continued to exist, albeit independently, and he eventually found vengeance on the planet Mawan, where he slew the perpetrator of the prank that left him traumatized all those years previously.
Raana Tey was a Togruta female and one of the five Jedi Masters implicated in the Padawan Massacre of Taris. Tey maintained a reputation among the Jedi Order as being intense and untamed due to her individualism in combat, in no small part caused by her Togruta background. However, Tey was a victim of nightmares and headaches as a result of her natural Force sensitivity. Only after coming under the tutelage of Jedi Master Krynda Draay was she able to cope with these terrors.
Dedicated to her training, Tey became a Sage Master and member of the First WatchCircle of the Jedi Covenant, later teaching Kamlin, a Falleen girl. However, the WatchCircle's devotion to preventing the rise of the Sith again led to a vision of a Sith Lord, and so the members struck down each of their own Padawans during their Knighting ceremony with the exception of Zayne Carrick, on whom the Covenant would lay blame for the murders, resulting in a galaxy-wide chase. As a result of murdering her own apprentice, Tey's sanity began to erode as her headaches and nightmares turned for the worse and the WatchCircle she had grown to depend on for support was dissolved by the Jedi High Council.
Tey worked relentlessly to find Carrick and his companions as she hired bounty hunters and turned old friends against the fugitive Padawan. It wasn't until the siege on Taris by the Mandalorians that she finally confronted him once again. Though forced to work with him due to the resistance that had risen up against the Mandalorians, she soon attacked Carrick inside the Jedi Tower, fighting him to a standstill before she was stabbed in the back by Shel Jelavan, and finally killed when the Tower exploded.
Grant was one of the twelve original Imperial Grand Admirals appointed by Emperor Palpatine two years before the Battle of Yavin. A former Tapani noble, Grant saw himself as superior to those who were not members of the nobility, and held a particular dislike for droids and other species. His Humanocentric beliefs stood firm after he joined the ranks of the Galactic Empire, and he proved himself to be an expert military strategist. Due to his military talents, he was appointed as one of the twelve Grand Admirals created by Palpatine in 2 BBY, though he was one of the least popular Grand Admirals, and did not attempt to curry favor with the Imperial moffs.
After leading several successful campaigns during the Galactic Civil War, Grant was left virtually alone after the Emperor's death over Endor, as he had not built up a sturdy following as the other Grand Admirals had. Grant bided his time, laying low in the Pentastar Alignment while his fellow Grand Admirals were hunted down by the New Republic. Eventually, with the other Grand Admirals all dead, Grant defected to the New Republic, providing key Imperial secrets in exchange for immunity from charges of war-crimes. He was relocated to the luxury of the planet Rathalay and, although he was tempted to come out of retirement and fight the alien Grand Admiral Thrawn, he lived the rest of his days on Rathalay under close New Republic supervision.
Yashuvhu was a planet on the near fringes of the Unknown Regions. It was a lush and temperate world that featured mountains and jungles, including the Yashaka Mountains. Sometime during the Old Republic era, Human settlers had landed on the planet but lost contact with the galactic community. The descendants of the settlers, known as the Yashuvhi, also had an established Force tradition which dated to the descendants of a legendary Jedi who crashed on the planet sometime during the years of the Galactic Republic.
Yashuvhu was rediscovered by the broader galaxy when the Republic's exploration vessel Pathfinder III made contact with the planet. Among those who eagerly learned from the crew of the vessel was the Force-sensitive Valara Saar. She traveled offworld with the intent of joining the Jedi Order, but was unsuccessful. After briefly wandering the galaxy, she returned to Yashuvhu and became known as the "Prophetess," a spiritual leader and protector of her people. She later expelled the Chiss Ascendancy, which had discovered the planet. Even though the world was forgotten by the Republic sometime following the Great Jedi Purge, it was rediscovered by Luke Skywalker and a team of Jedi who were searching for information on Zonama Sekot in the Expeditionary Library on Csilla.
Lawrence Holland, also known as Larry Holland, is a video game developer best known for the X-wing computer game series. A graduate in Anthropology and Prehistoric Archeaology from Cornell University, he entered a career in game development in 1983 before starting freelance work with Lucasfilm's games division, now LucasArts Entertainment Company, in 1986. There he worked on several games, including the X-wing series, starting with Star Wars: X-wing and Star Wars: TIE Fighter. After incorporating Totally Games in 1994, he continued to develop Star Wars: X-wing vs. TIE Fighter and Star Wars: X-wing Alliance for LucasArts. He still develops games with Totally Games, serving as the company's President and Creative Director.
Ysanne Isard was the Director of Imperial Intelligence for several years during the Galactic Civil War, and ruled the Galactic Empire herself for a time after the Emperor's death in 4 ABY. Isard followed her father, Armand Isard, into Imperial Intelligence at a young age, blossoming into a model field agent. Her ambition marked her as a threat to her father, and he made plans to remove her. After the Alliance to Restore the Republic stole coordinates of the location of the Death Star's construction site, Ysanne was sent on a suicide mission to the planet Darkknell. She survived, though, and returned with charges of treason against her father. Armand Isard was executed immediately, and his daughter took his position as Director of Imperial Intelligence. Isard was exceptionally close to Palpatine, so much so that she was given the second Executor-class Star Dreadnought constructed, the Lusankya. Buried underneath the surface of her homeworld of Coruscant, the Lusankya became a prison and brainwashing facility, and Isard used it to torture the secrets out of many enemies of the Empire, as well as convert selected prisoners into sleeper agents.
After the Battle of Endor, Isard became an advisor to Grand Vizier Sate Pestage, all the while engineering his downfall. In the same day, Isard had Pestage and the Imperial Ruling Council assassinated, leaving her Empress in all but name. Isard commanded a sizable force at the height of her power, though the fact she held Coruscant made her a target for the New Republic. Knowing Coruscant would inevitably fall to the New Republic, she had the Krytos virus developed, so that they would inherit a sick world and hopefully fragment. After blasting off Coruscant in the Lusankya, Ysanne Isard supported a political coup of Thyferra, and became a warlord. Rogue Squadron followed her to Thyferra, though, and managed to defeat her forces and capture the planet. Isard was presumed dead.
She had, in fact, survived, and remained in hiding during the Thrawn campaign, biding her time and contemplating past mistakes. Sometime during her time in hiding, she was contacted by the reborn Palpatine, and pledged to steal back her Lusankya and present it to him. When her clone allied herself with warlord Delak Krennel and reemerged in the Ciutric Hegemony, Isard provided Rogue Squadron with the location of the Lusankya prisoners, among them Rebel Alliance General Jan Dodonna, to discreetly obtain their aid in eliminating her clone. She betrayed the New Republic, though, and attempted to steal the Lusankya from New Republic control at the Bilbringi shipyards. However, a New Republic Intelligence agent, Iella Wessiri, was waiting for her and shot her dead.
Fenn Shysa was a Mandalorian and one of only 212 soldiers to fight under Alpha-Ø2 during the Clone Wars. Along with his childhood friend, Tobbi Dala, Shysa fought for the Confederacy of Independent Systems, who were affiliated with the planet of Mandalore. By the war's end and the defeat of the Separatists, those Mandalorian forces had been reduced to only Shysa, Dala, and a psychologically scarred Alpha-Ø2. Shysa and Dala returned to Mandalore hoping to find peace following the war, but they were forced into combat against the newly formed Galactic Empire, who had set up a slaving operation on the planet. After many years of fighting, the Mandalorians finally triumphed against the Imperials, when Dala sacrificed himself to eliminate the Suprema, the Imperial commander.
Although his world was finally free from Imperials, Shysa continued to take the fight to the Empire, reforming the Mandalorian Protectors and leading them into battle alongside the Alliance of Free Planets during the Nagai-Tof War. Shysa's men played a pivotal role in the Second Battle of Endor, repelling Nagai forces personally led by the Dark Lady Lumiya. Following the end of the conflict and the joining of the Nagai with the Alliance of Free Planets, Shysa traveled to Nagi to liberate the world from the Tof. After a long and distinguished career, including a presence at the Battle of Mindor, Shysa perished on the planet Shogun, saving Boba Fett from death.
Wynssa Fel, called Wyn by her family, was the younger daughter of General Baron Soontir Fel and Syal Antilles Fel. An exuberant and excitable child, she could also be serious and military-minded, a quality expected in one raised among the strict Chiss in the harsh Unknown Regions—first on Nirauan within the Empire of the Hand and then on Csilla, the capital of the Chiss Ascendancy.
In 28 ABY, while still in her early teens, Fel helped Jacen Solo, Luke and Mara Jade Skywalker, Saba Sebatyne, and Danni Quee research the location of Zonama Sekot when they arrived at the Expeditionary Library on Csilla. During the course of that research, she was kidnapped by the duplicitous Chief Navigator Peita Aabe as part of a plot against her father. She was quickly rescued by Solo, foiling the plot and enabling her to help them finally find Sekot's location.
Fel continued life in the Unknown Regions after that, becoming the only surviving Fel daughter and one of only three living Fel children by 35 ABY, with Chak, Davin, and Cherith dead and only herself, Jagged, and Cem alive.
Gilad Pellaeon was a dedicated naval officer, serving for seven decades in the fleets of the Galactic Republic, Galactic Empire, Imperial Remnant, and Galactic Alliance, rising to the position of supreme commander for the latter two governments. Pellaeon began his career in the Republic's Judicial Forces, where he ascended the ranks and captained the assault ship Leveler during the Clone Wars. Pellaeon developed a strong attachment to the navy as an institution, and when the Republic became the Empire, Pellaeon continued serving aboard the Star Destroyer Chimaera.
At the Battle of Endor, the Chimaera fell into Pellaeon's command, and he issued the retreat order. Captain Pellaeon remained in combat as one of the fleet's more prominent officers until the return of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who selected the Chimaera as his flagship and made Pellaeon his right-hand man. Pellaeon grew to respect and admire Thrawn throughout the Grand Admiral's campaign against the New Republic, but when Thrawn was assassinated at the Battle of Bilbringi, Pellaeon again was forced to call a retreat. After Thrawn's death and the failed return of Palpatine, the Empire crumbled around Pellaeon. He found himself serving as the second-in-command of the warlord Teradoc, but when Admiral Natasi Daala shared with him her vision of rebuilding the Empire and ending warlordism, he defected to her and played a key role in forming the Imperial Remnant.
Upon Daala's defeat at Yavin 4, she turned command of the Remnant over to Admiral Pellaeon, making him Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet. Pellaeon rebuilt the fleet and fought a series of campaigns against the New Republic, but was frequently driven back as the Remnant's resources shriveled. In 19 ABY, Pellaeon finally accepted that the only way for the Empire to survive was through a peace treaty, and forced the Council of Moffs to accept a truce with the New Republic. When the Imperial capital fell to the extragalactic Yuuzhan Vong invaders years later, Pellaeon played on the Imperial fleet's absolute loyalty to him to overcome the old-line moffs' resistance and join the newly formed Galactic Alliance, leading a series of victories over the Yuuzhan Vong. At the war's close, Pellaeon retired, but returned to serve as the supreme commander of the Galactic Alliance Defense Force when his predecessor Sien Sovv was killed. In that capacity, Pellaeon led the Galactic Alliance through the Swarm War and the early stages of the Second Galactic Civil War before once more retiring. He returned to service as the head of state of the Imperial Remnant, but died in 41 ABY at Fondor, assassinated by Tahiri Veila when he refused to support Jacen Solo's faction of the Galactic Alliance.
The Leaf Queen was a powerful being and sorceress who ruled the autumn season of the forest moon of Endor. She could only bring about autumn with the Season Scepter, a powerful artifact that was shared among the other rulers of the Endorian seasons. These other rulers, the Flower Queen, the Sun King, and the Snow King, were the Leaf Queen's siblings, and together they controlled the weather year round. The Leaf Queen was worshiped as a deity for her control of the fall season.
The Leaf Queen had familiar relations with the native Ewoks, and she came into contact with Bright Tree Village on several occasions. She was also an accomplished horticulturist and had even cultivated a magical plant that granted wishes. During the Odra crisis, the Leaf Queen organized her other siblings in an alliance to combat the Snow King and his paramour Odra, who had confiscated the Season Scepter.
The Battle of Khar Delba took place in the year 5,000 BBY, and served to consolidate the Dark Lord of the Sith Naga Sadow's power before he brought the Sith Empire into the Great Hyperspace War against the Galactic Republic. Following the death of Dark Lord Marka Ragnos, control of the Sith Empire was in contention between prominent Sith Lords Naga Sadow and Ludo Kressh. The arrival in Sith-controlled space of two explorers from the Republic, Gav and Jori Daragon, caused the two factions a great deal of alarm, leading to an inevitable conflict between Kressh and Sadow. Kressh, who believed that the Daragons' arrival signaled an impending invasion by Republic forces, advised caution, while Sadow saw an opportunity to expand the Sith Empire's boundaries.
Sadow managed to play upon the paranoia of the other Sith Lords, to the effect that he was named the new Dark Lord of the Sith in order to deal with this perceived threat. Although most of the Sith Council backed Sadow, Kressh and his followers, Horak-mul and Dor Gal-ram, refused to accept Sadow's legitimacy. When Kressh's fleet attacked Sadow's citadel on Khar Delba, the new Dark Lord was prepared, having amassed a secret fleet that he hid at his true headquarters on Khar Delba's moon, Khar Shian. The opposition fleet was caught off-guard and defeated, while Sadow allowed Jori Daragon to escape back to the Republic—carrying a locator beacon that would allow Sadow to lead a Sith invasion there in what would become the Great Hyperspace War.
Saelt-Marae, known by many as Yak Face, was a long-lived Yarkora confidence trickster and information broker who lived for several centuries during the waning days of the Old Republic and the reign of Emperor Palpatine. Marae kept details surrounding himself secret, so little was known about his early life. He spent two hundred years courting his chosen mate, and she later bore at least one child of Marae's. Eventually he left her to continue in his life of crime, which was common among the Yarkora people.
Marae specialized in wheedling sensitive information out of various wealthy people without their ever realizing it. He was able to learn how a trader protected his goods by simply speaking with him about almost any topic, before eventually stealing from the trader. He also served as an informant to both the Alliance to Restore the Republic and the Galactic Empire, selling his information to the highest bidder. Around 1 ABY, Marae joined the entourage of Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure, outwardly posing as a harmless merchant while really acting as an informant for Jabba. He ingratiated himself with the Hutt's various employees, gaining their trust and learning of any plots against Jabba. For his part, Marae was handsomely paid. When Jabba was killed at the Great Pit of Carkoon in 4 ABY, Saelt-Marae stole many of his secret financial records and disappeared.
The Battle of the World-Well took place in 28 ABY at the Well of the World Brain on Yuuzhan Vong-occupied Coruscant. Jedi Jacen Solo and Ganner Rhysode were led to the Well by several thousand Yuuzhan Vong warriors in order for Solo, who had pretended to convert to the Yuuzhan Vong religion while in captivity, to sacrifice Rhysode.
Instead, Rhysode accepted his own lifelong desire to be a hero, channeling it into a strength as he engaged the thousands of Yuuzhan Vong at the entrance to the Well while Solo communed with the World Brain, turning it to his side. Rhysode engaged the warriors first one-on-one, but as he proved unable to be defeated they came in greater numbers. Rhysode became completely one with the Force, slaying all the warriors who came against him until there were none left, buying time for Solo. Finally, when faced with a tank beast and infantry, Rhysode brought down the ceiling, killing himself and his opponents. Solo was able to escape with the aid of his mentor Vergere, returning to the New Republic.
Rhysode's display of skill and strength earned him tremendous respect among the Yuuzhan Vong warrior caste, as well as gaining him a place in the Jeedai heresy and entering the Yuuzhan Vong religious pantheon. Solo's conversion of the World Brain and return to the New Republic proved vital in finally defeating the Yuuzhan Vong and retaking Coruscant.
Mordon was an admiral in the Imperial Navy and the commander of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Vengeance during the Galactic Civil War. A native of a lush world in the Corellian Sector, Mordon became a transport pilot before entering the Imperial Academy. Mordon's successful career saw him rise to the rank of admiral and assume command of the Vengeance sometime before 3 ABY.
While in command of the Vengeance, Mordon oversaw the Imperial conquest of the Taroon system and Farboon, where his shuttle came under attack from Rebel starfighters. After being rescued by a TIE/In interceptor piloted by Imperial mechanic Maarek Stele, Mordon recommended Stele for training as a TIE pilot. Over time, the two became close, with the admiral taking the cadet as his protégé. Mordon was killed by Admiral Harkov when he conducted an investigation into Imperial treachery that implicated the latter. He was eventually avenged when Stele proved instrumental in bringing Harkov to justice.
Chak Fel was an elder son of Baron Soontir Fel and Syal Antilles Fel. Raised first on Corellia and then on Nirauan in the Unknown Regions, Fel followed his father into the Empire of the Hand's military, becoming a commander of a fleet-arm of Nssis-class clawcraft and gaining considerable battle experience against the various menaces of the Unknown Regions.
In 22 ABY, Fel was assigned to lead Unit Aurek-Seven of the 501st Legion in guarding Aristocra Chaf'orm'bintrano of the Chiss Ascendancy as the Aristocra attempted to lure the Vagaari into war. Fel accompanied the Aristocra, his Chiss guards, and the Jedi Luke and Mara Jade Skywalker aboard the Chaf Envoy to the ruins of Outbound Flight. There, Fel helped defeat the Vagaari, whose attack was more determined than Formbi had expected.
Fel helped participate in the strike against the Vagaari fleet after the crisis at the Outbound Flight wreckage was over, and when the Yuuzhan Vong War came, he stayed in the Unknown Regions to continue his battle against disorder there. By 35 ABY, he had died, almost certainly in battle.
The Hoth asteroid field was an extensive, wildly erratic asteroid belt occupying the farthest orbit of the Hoth system in the Outer Rim Territories. Forged as the resulting effect of a collision between two rocky planets eons prior to the Galactic Civil War, the belt was a favored sanctuary for smugglers and pirates alike hoping to elude legal authority. The field was rich in untapped mineral resources such as metal ore, a magnet for mining prospectors hoping to make a fortune. The chaotic nature of the asteroid field sent a constant bombardment of meteorites to the surface of Hoth, the system's sixth planet.
Following the Battle of Hoth in 3 ABY, Han Solo braved the perils of the asteroid belt in the Millennium Falcon as part of a desperate ploy to escape the Imperial Navy, successfully navigating its expanse against all odds. Later, in 12 ABY, the Hutts used the belt as the construction site of the Darksaber Project, a planet-destroying superweapon designed to dominate the galaxy. A New Republic attack force under the command of General Wedge Antilles pursued the weapon through the field, and it was ultimately destroyed after being crushed between two planetoids.
Odan was a male Human who served as a colonel with the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Based on the ice world of Akuria II around 0 ABY, Odan and his men utilized a powerful vehicle known as the War Sled to great effect, running successful hit-and-run attacks against the Imperials stationed on the planet. Odan even made friends with the native Akurians who had been badly abused under Imperial rule. The alliance with the natives made the Rebel threat on Akuria II quite formidable, and Odan's group even merited a visit from Rebel heroes Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa. However, the visit was marred by defeat, as the Imperials and their commander were able to capture the War Sled and imprison the majority of Odan's men. When Skywalker and Organa arrived on the world, they were greeted by Imperials who were posing as Rebels.
To stop the deception and to keep the two Rebels from spilling secrets to the Imperial impostors, Odan and the Akurians staged a rescue, but were only able to come away with the duo's two droids, C-3PO and R2-D2. With the droids' help, Odan was able to stage another, more successful, rescue, eventually securing the two Rebels away from their Imperial captors. Following the rescue, the group mounted an attack on the Imperials' Polar Base, liberating the planet from the Empire. The experience that Odan's group had built on the ice planet proved fruitful during the Rebellion's relocation to Hoth. At least one of Odan's men, Maren Kelsome, was transferred to Echo Base to serve the Alliance there.
Kharys was a female S'kytri from the planet Skye. She was Force-sensitive and met Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars. After saving her planet from destruction, Skywalker promised that he would train her to use the Force once the war had ended. Following the end of the Separatist threat and his subsequent transformation into Darth Vader, Skywalker kept his promise, returning to Skye and taking Kharys as his student. After teaching her to use a lightsaber as well as the ability to wield the dark side of the Force, Kharys became a Dark Jedi and servant of the Galactic Empire.
Returning to her home planet as the Majestrix of Skye, Kharys became a violent dictator, oppressing her own people. She became known as the tyrant of Skye and the S'kytri hoped for a day when "The One" would come to free the world from Imperial rule and defeat her. A short time after the Battle of Yavin, the prophecy was fulfilled when Luke Skywalker arrived to confront the Majestrix. Equipped with an anti-grav belt, Skywalker engaged Kharys in an aerial duel above her fortress, eventually killing her and freeing Skye from her oppressive rule.
Ganner Rhysode was a Jedi Knight of the New Jedi Order. He harbored a deep wish to be a hero, and was consequently brash, self-confident, and flamboyant. A supporter of Kyp Durron's faction of Jedi, he supported aggressive action against the Yuuzhan Vong when they invaded the galaxy. He worked with Corran Horn, whom he disliked, early in the invasion, and on their mission to Garqi received a prominent facial wound. Rhysode blamed his overconfidence for his injury, and left the scar of the wound as a reminder to be more humble.
With his changed attitude, Rhysode continued battling on the front lines of the Yuuzhan Vong War, serving as the decoy leader of the ill-fated Myrkr strike team in 27 ABY. One year later, Rhysode tracked down Jacen Solo, who had gone missing on the mission and was feared dead. He was seized by Solo's Yuuzhan Vong captors and taken back to Coruscant for a sacrifice. Instead, he finally came to peace with his desire to be a hero, channeling his showmanlike instincts into a self-sacrificing delaying action, becoming one with the Force while holding off hundreds of Yuuzhan Vong Warriors himself at the entrance to the Well of the World Brain while Solo sabotaged the World Brain and escaped back to the New Republic. According to a vision experienced by Vergere, Rhysode's last stand led him to become a legend among the Yuuzhan Vong warrior caste as well as the Shamed Ones and their Jeedai heresy, in which he became an epic, invincible figure known as the Ganner.
Ibtisam was a female Mon Calamari pilot who flew for the Rebel Alliance and the New Republic during the Galactic Civil War. Driven by a refusal to stand by and watch as her people were destroyed by the Empire, she joined the Alliance Starfighter Corps around 4 ABY. Ibtisam volunteered to fly a modified B-wing starfighter at the Battle of Endor, but was shot down during the massive fleet action and spent twelve hours adrift in space.
After spending several months recovering from trauma, Ibtisam joined Rogue Squadron, though to her immense annoyance she was forced to pilot an X-wing starfighter. She initially clashed with fellow Rogue Nrin Vakil; the Mon Calamari and the Quarren species were traditionally hostile towards each other, though the two beings overcame this animosity. They flew alongside each other during missions to Eiattu 6 and Malrev IV as well as at the Battle of Brentaal IV. Ibtisam and fellow pilot Wes Janson were shot down over Brentaal IV, though they managed to evade Imperial forces and return to their unit.
In late 4 ABY, Ibtisam and Rogue Squadron were sent to the planet Ciutric IV to retrieve former Imperial Grand Vizier Sate Pestage and return him safely to the New Republic. By this point, she and Nrin Vakil had grown very close, and their friendship was bordering on romance. Their relationship reached an end on Ciutric, though, when Ibtisam was shot down by Imperial TIE fighters. She was mourned by her fellow Rogues at her funeral on Ciutric, and years later, the news of her relationship with Nrin helped to promote interrelations between the two species.
Davin Felth was a member of the Imperial Stormtrooper Corps during the early years of the Galactic Civil War. A graduate of the elite Imperial Army training program at the Academy of Carida, Felth exposed a potentially critical weakness in the All Terrain Armored Transport design. Rather than rewarding the cadet for his brilliance, Colonel Maximilian Veers buried Felth in the Imperial Army's infantry division to mask the design flaw. Under the designation 1023, Felth was assigned to the desert planet Tatooine as part of the Desert Sands sandtrooper detachment, tasked with the recovery of the stolen plans to the first Death Star.
Felth discovered in the sands of the Dune Sea the escape pod used to effect the escape of the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 from Imperial forces, the latter of which was attempting to deliver the plans to the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Felth later killed his commanding officer, Captain Mod Terrik, after tracking the droids to the Mos Eisley spaceport as part of a reawakening process in which he came to believe the Empire he lived to serve was evil.
The Aing-Tii were a secretive species of alien monks who resided near the Kathol Rift. Hailing from an unknown homeworld within the Rift, many of the species were Force-sensitive; these were the only Aing-Tii ever to leave their planet, traveling around the Rift in large, organic starships and using advanced weaponry to destroy those who opposed them. The Aing-Tii were very reclusive and often used violence to dissuade people from probing too far into their business, though a report based on a crashed Aing-Tii ship provided the galaxy with some details on their culture. Their belief system held that all events were not necessarily predetermined, but rather "guided." Unlike the Jedi or Sith, the Aing-Tii believed that the Force had neither a light nor a dark side, but was full of many colors, not unlike a rainbow.
The Aing-Tii monks only ever left their territories to attack slavers; they believed slavery to be a great evil, and were relentless in their persecution of those who thrived on it. The Jedi Order learned of the Aing-Tii at some point, and several years before the Battle of Yavin, the Jedi Master Yoda sent a smuggler named Jorj Car'das to the monks so that he could be healed. Car'das spent many years with the Aing-Tii, and his reports on them eventually found their way into the archives of the New Jedi Order. Jacen Solo spent several years learning from the Aing-Tii after the Yuuzhan Vong War; his and Car'das's reports were compiled by Tionne Solusar and printed sometime after 130 ABY, though Solo kept much of what he had learned from the monks secret.
4-LOM was an ambitious protocol droid who overwrote his own programming to embark on a life of crime. A LOM-series droid, 4-LOM's first assignment was aboard a luxury liner named the Kuari Princess, where he served as a translator between the vessel's wealthy passengers and its computer. He found this work mundane and undemanding, and after the Kuari Princess's computer altered his programming, 4-LOM began to steal from his passengers. Eventually, he left the Kuari Princess for good, becoming an expert thief, information broker, and, after Jabba Desilijic Tiure altered his programming further, a highly successful bounty hunter.
Jabba paired 4-LOM with another hunter named Zuckuss, and together they claimed several high-profile bounties for the Hutt Cartel. Although 4-LOM had initially only partnered with Zuckuss in order to learn the Gand's intuitive findsman abilities, the two bonded, and the droid stayed loyal to Zuckuss after the Gand was critically injured during the Galactic Civil War. Desperate for the funds necessary to heal Zuckuss, they incurred the wrath of the Galactic Empire when they accepted a bounty on Nardix, an Imperial governor, though Darth Vader ignored this fact when he enlisted their aid during the hunt for Han Solo. 4-LOM and Zuckuss infiltrated the Rebel Alliance, hoping to kidnap Solo at the Rebel rendezvous point, though Boba Fett managed to capture the bounty before them.
After the Rebels healed Zuckuss, the two bounty hunters joined the Alliance, and attempted to rescue Han Solo from Boba Fett before the Mandalorian could deliver him to Jabba the Hutt. They failed utterly, though, and 4-LOM was left badly damaged. Zuckuss restored him, but had to perform a complete memory wipe to do so; the idealism that led the droid to join the Rebellion was gone, and 4-LOM no longer remembered his aspirations of achieving intuition and mastering the Force. He became a cold, calculating individual, and took bounties from unsavory employers such as Quaffug—he also left the Rebel Alliance and severed ties with Zuckuss. The two did perform one last hunt together, capturing Drawmas Sma'Da for a sizable sum of money, though from that point on, 4-LOM worked alone.
Dani was a female Zeltron adventurer and a master thief from the planet of Zeltros. She was a member of the Rik Duel gang alongside Rik Duel and Chihdo, and the trio became well known as con artists and smugglers. After encountering the Rebel Alliance on several occasions, and becoming infatuated with Rebel hero Luke Skywalker, Dani eventually joined the Alliance following the Battle of Endor and their reformation into the Alliance of Free Planets. Under the Alliance, Dani received special training from Skywalker, eventually becoming a soldier in the Alliance Military. Around the same time, Dani fell in love with the Iskalonian Kiro, and the two began a devoted relationship.
Continuing her work with the Alliance, Dani was caught up in the Nagai-Tof War, and on a mission to the planet Kinooine, alongside Kiro and Skywalker, she was one of the first Alliance agents to encounter the Nagai and their ally, the Dark Lady Lumiya. After Kiro was presumed killed in action on Kinooine, Dani became filled with the desire for revenge, hoping to cause as much pain to the Nagai as they had caused her. However, she was forced to lay aside her personal feelings when the Nagai joined the Alliance to combat the larger Tof threat. Following the end of the war, Dani returned to Zeltros and tried to drown her misery in the joyful atmosphere of her homeworld.
Kiro was a Chuhkyvi from Iskalon. He was one of the few Iskalonians to leave his planet, accompanying Luke Skywalker on several adventures. Alongside Skywalker and the Alliance of Free Planets, Kiro succeeded in building the new government after the defeat of the Galactic Empire at the Battle of Endor. Kiro's efforts saw the destruction of the Shawken Device as well as the recruitment of the Core World Shawken into the Alliance. During these adventures, Kiro discovered that he was Force-sensitive, and requested that Skywalker train him as a Jedi Knight. However, due to a fear that he would create the next Darth Vader, Skywalker refused to train Kiro, plunging the Iskalonian into a temporary state of despair.
After overcoming his disappointment with Skywalker's refusal, Kiro continued to work with the Alliance, eventually becoming romantically entangled with the Zeltron Dani. As Kiro continued to work with Skywalker, the Alliance became caught up in the Nagai-Tof War. On a reconnaissance mission to Kinooine with Dani and Skywalker, Kiro was among the first Alliance agents to encounter the Nagai and their ally, the Dark Lady Lumiya. Kiro's actions against the Nagai as well as his rescue of Skywalker from Lumiya's clutches convinced Skywalker to train Kiro in the Force, making the Iskalonian his first official apprentice. However, Kiro went missing in action during a conflict shortly thereafter and decided to abandon the thought of becoming a Jedi. He eventually returned to Iskalon to defend his people from the Nagai threat.
Zekka Thyne, known to some as "Patches" due to the blue mottling of his skin, was a half-Human, half-alien, who was regarded as one of the most vicious associates in the Black Sun criminal organization. Thyne was an intelligent and murderous criminal being groomed as Prince Xizor's chief associate on Corellia shortly after Black Sun started gaining power there in 7 BBY. Although rumored to be the heir-apparent to Xizor's criminal empire, he was also secretly serving as a spy to Imperial agent Kirtan Loor at the time.
In 3 ABY, Thyne was captured by Corran and Hal Horn and imprisoned on Kessel, through a plan conceived by Darth Vader and arranged by Grand Admiral Thrawn in an attempt to harm Black Sun and Xizor. He was released by the New Republic in 6.5 ABY, however, in a plot to unleash dangerous Black Sun officers into Coruscant to disrupt the Imperial presence during a covert Rogue Squadron mission in the months prior to the planet's liberation.
On Coruscant, Thyne was captured by Kirtan Loor and returned to service as an Imperial spy. He arranged for Imperial forces to ambush Rogue Squadron during a covert mission, after which he attempted to personally kill Corran Horn. Thyne was shot to death by Inyri Forge, his lover from Kessel, before he was able to kill Horn.
The political uprising of the Empress Teta system was a military and political coup that happened in the year 3,997 BBY, staged against Lord Keto and Lady Magda Keto, the rulers of Empress Teta. The coup was instigated by Lord Keto's own son, Satal, and Lady Keto's daughter, Aleema, who, as cousins, were also the leaders of a newly established Sith cult known as the Krath. The coup was initiated when Aleema and Satal, accompanied by the royal tutor Korus, boarded the orbital Tetan carbonite smelter where Lord and Lady Keto were attending to matters of state. After a heated confrontation with Lord Keto and the subsequent humiliation of tutor Korus, Aleema and Satal reintroduced themselves as the Krath—dark side magicians under the tutelage of the ancient Dark Lord Freedon Nadd. The Krath then declared themselves the new rulers of the Empress Teta system and proceeded to execute the present Tetan officials, including Lady Keto. Lord Keto himself was slowly dipped into the vat of molten carbonite by Satal, to further symbolize the end of the old regime. What emerged was a freshly-molded carbonite frieze of Lord Keto, which Satal visibly displayed on one of the walls of their newly inherited palace, the Iron Citadel.
After solidifying the military and political might of the seven worlds of the Empress Teta system, the Krath were prepared to face the Jedi Order, who themselves recognized the Krath's Sith powers to be the remnants of an uprising that was recently quelled on the planet Onderon. Their chance came when the Jedi, again supported by the Galactic Republic, arrived in Tetan space with intentions of restoring a legitimate government. However, the Jedi were unprepared for the depth of the Krath's Sith powers; they were repelled and forced to leave the Tetan worlds under the heel of the dark side.
Tycho Celchu (pronounced /'taɪko 'sɛltʃu/) was a renowned starfighter pilot for the Rebel Alliance and New Republic, serving as Rogue Leader for approximately a decade, before becoming a general in the Galactic Alliance Defense Force. A native of Alderaan, he joined the Imperial Navy as a TIE Fighter pilot. He was speaking with his family by HoloNet when Alderaan was destroyed by the first Death Star, an event which pushed him into defecting to the Rebel Alliance. Celchu quickly became an ace pilot with the elite Rogue Squadron. There he fought alongside Wedge Antilles, who became his lifelong best friend.
Celchu flew in the Battles of Hoth and Endor, as well as in several campaigns for the New Republic during which he became the second-in-command of Rogue Squadron and began a romantic relationship with the intelligence agent Winter. In 5 ABY, during a spy mission to Coruscant, he was captured by Ysanne Isard and imprisoned in the dreaded Lusankya prison. She attempted to brainwash him, but he resisted and was eventually able to escape. He fell under a cloud of suspicion due to his time there, with many fearing he had been turned into a double agent. He later helped Antilles rebuild Rogue Squadron and aided in the Liberation of Coruscant. Events came to a head when he was accused of murdering fellow Rogue Corran Horn and was put on trial for treason. Celchu's name was completely cleared when Horn, having been only captured and not killed, escaped from Lusankya with evidence that proved Celchu had never succumbed to Isard.
Celchu helped bring down Isard in the Bacta War, then led Rogue Squadron while Antilles formed Wraith Squadron. He fought in the Thrawn campaign and helped defeat Prince-Admiral Delak Krennel before he was handed permanent command of Rogue Squadron when Antilles moved on. He married Winter in 17 ABY, and retired in 19 ABY when peace was reached with the Empire. Celchu returned to service during the Yuuzhan Vong War, during which he was promoted to general. Following the victory, Celchu became a training officer, teaching Antilles's daughter Syal. When the Second Galactic Civil War broke out in 40 ABY, Celchu was serving as an analyst for Supreme Commander Cha Niathal and he found himself on opposite sides from Antilles. He was able to transfer Syal to a position liaising with the Jedi, who had begun opposing the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances, but put himself in danger opposing a Jedi attempt against Chief of State Jacen Solo out of his sense of duty, though he did not support Solo himself.
Clabburn the Elder was a Mugaari space pirate notorious for targeting the Greater Javin region of the Outer Rim Territories during the final decades before the fall of the Galactic Republic. Particularly known for his ruthless and harsh treatment of sentient beings captured during his raids, Clabburn and his men set up roving asteroid bases in the Hoth asteroid field; from these they attacked luxury liners transporting wealthy passengers to the nearby Bespin resort of Cloud City along the Anoat trade corridor. Clabburn was perhaps most well-known among spacer legend for planting giant exogorths at the entrances of his discarded asteroid bases in the Hoth belt to avoid being captured by local authorities and to devour would-be pursuers. After Clabburn carried out his final and greatest raid, pilfering the riches of the Malachite Scent, a royal Shistavanen star cruiser, the Mugaari disappeared from the space lanes for good. His enduring legacy among the Javin paved the way for his son, Clabburn the Younger, to fashion his own pirating career after that of his father during the height of the Galactic Civil War, leading many to believe that the original Clabburn had returned to his raiding ways.
Valara Saar, also known as the Prophetess, was a female Human Force Adept from Yashuvhu who lived sometime during the waning years of the Galactic Republic and into the reign of the Galactic Empire. When the Republic vessel Pathfinder III landed on Yashuvhu, Saar eagerly learned of the Jedi and sought to join the Jedi Order. Being skilled with the learning of language, she quickly acquired a facility with Galactic Basic Standard. As a result, she mediated between the native Yashuvhi and the Republic crew, and eventually convinced the first contact team to take her off-world to become a Jedi. In spite of her skill and eagerness to learn, she was unable to join the Order and proceeded to wander. After a period aimlessly traveling the galaxy, she returned to her native planet. There, living isolated in the Yashaka Mountains, she continued learning of the Force, and became a teacher to some of the Yashuvhi citizens. Her teachings, along with her encounter with the Chiss Ascendancy, were rediscovered in 28 ABY by Luke Skywalker on his search for Zonama Sekot.
Saar also had two duuvhals, which she kept as pets, but were also her companions and trained to fight. The first duuvhal, Zeev, was adopted at a young age but died in a skirmish on Aargau during her time of wandering. She later adopted another duuvhal, which she named "Jedi" when she resettled on Yashuvhu.
A-3DO, known colloquially as ThreeDee, was a Duwani Mechanical Products 3DO Protocol/Service Droid, specializing in the maintenance of starships as well as performing myriad domestic functions. After being purchased by Jedi trainee Andur Sunrider, ThreeDee traveled with Sunrider, his wife Nomi, and their their daughter Vima, serving them and maintaining Andur's starship, the Lightside Explorer. The droid saw many mishaps on his adventures with the Sunriders, from being held hostage—in an event that saw the death of his owner, Andur—to having his arm blown off by mercenaries in the employ of Bogga the Hutt. After Andur's death, ThreeDee accompanied Nomi to the planet Ambria, where she trained in the ways of the Force under the Jedi Master Thon and repelled several more attacks by the Hutt's minions.
Tenk Lenso was a Human male who served with the Alliance to Restore the Republic as a starfighter pilot during the Galactic Civil War. His career included service with the Deretta Destroyers, a mixed fighter squadron, where he proved his abilities as a gunner in a BTL-S3 Y-wing. After his squadron was all but destroyed during a raid on an Imperial depot, Lenso was transferred to the Rebellion's Echo Base on the ice planet Hoth and earned a place with the elite Rogue Group under the callsign Rogue Eleven. Lenso flew with the Rogues during the Battle of Hoth, participating in the delaying action that helped much of the base's personnel and equipment to escape the Imperial siege, but he was among the first to be shot down during the engagement.
Boba Fett was the unaltered clone of Jango Fett. Living with his father on Kamino, Fett met with the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi shortly before his father's death at the Battle of Geonosis. After this, Fett became a bounty hunter, and was hired by Darth Vader after the Battle of Hoth to capture Han Solo. Fett tracked the smuggler to Cloud City and assisted Vader in carbon freezing Solo, then brought Solo to Jabba the Hutt. Luke Skywalker later came to Jabba seeking to rescue his friend, and after a climactic battle at the Pit of Carkoon, Fett was killed when he fell into the sarlacc.
Evir Derricote was an Imperial officer best known for creating such devastating bioweapons as the Emperor's Plague and the Krytos virus, which were responsible for the deaths of millions of aliens. A brilliant military tactician and scientist, Derricote commanded the 181st Imperial Fighter Wing, which was considered one of the worst TIE pilot squadrons in the Empire until the arrival of Soontir Fel in 0 ABY. Derricote was promoted to General in 3 ABY and given command of an Imperial outpost on Borleias. Before accepting the post, he was commissioned by Emperor Palpatine to develop a number of species-specific viruses, including the Emperor's Plague, which was nearly unleashed by the anti-Human Diversity Alliance nearly twenty years after Derricote's death.
At Borleias, Derricote used stolen Imperial funds to turn an abandoned Alderaan Biotics facility into a profitable personal enterprise, and implemented a number of secret defense measures that led to an overwhelming victory against New Republic forces at the First Battle of Borleias. Derricote was hand-picked by Ysanne Isard to develop the alien-targeting Krytos virus, which she hoped would divide the Human and non-Human factions of the New Republic and ultimately destroy the Rebel movement. When the virus did not live up to Isard's high standards, she punished Derricote by incarcerating him in her secret prison aboard the Executor-class Star Dreadnought Lusankya. There, he was killed by Rogue Squadron pilot Corran Horn, who he attempted to ambush during Horn's escape attempt.
Tarrin Datch was a starfighter pilot who served with the Alliance to Restore the Republic. A product of the Datch family-owned space city Pellezara station, he became a skilled flier while helping to manage the many cargo freighters of the space station's clients. Datch joined the Rebellion as a seventeen-year-old in 1 BBY, after helping a fugitive Alliance freighter carrying stolen Imperial cargo and the Rebel special operative Jan Ors reach its destination. His value to the Rebellion's cause came in the dual ability to pilot both starfighters and the Alliance's dilapidated cargo transports; his talents earned him a position with the elite Rogue Squadron, under the command of Luke Skywalker, as Rogue Ten. Datch fought most notably during the Galactic Civil War at the Battle of Hoth with Rogue Group, participating in the delaying action that bought time for the transports of Echo Base to evacuate the planet. He later piloted the GR-75 medium transport Thon's Orchard through the Imperial blockade of Hoth.
The Upper City Cantina was a drinking and dining establishment located in the Upper City of the Outer Rim ecumenopolis of Taris. The cantina was a place where many Tarisians, including nobles, local merchants, pazaak players, and well-off spacers, enjoyed the galaxy-famous Tarisian ale, as well as the famous dueling ring located there. During the Sith Empire's occupation of that world at the height of the Jedi Civil War, many off-duty Sith troopers and officers from the nearby Tarisian Military Base frequently visited the establishment along with its regular customers and offworlders trapped on the planet because of the quarantine, which was aimed at preventing the escape of Bastila Shan. While in search of a way to rescue the missing Jedi, Galactic Republic officer Carth Onasi and the amnesiac former Dark Lord of the Sith Revan visited the cantina in hopes of gathering information on Taris. The establishment, along with much of the surface of Taris, was destroyed as a result of the orbital bombardment of the planet that had been ordered by Darth Malak.
Crado was a Cathar male from the planet Cathar, and a Jedi apprentice of Master Vodo-Siosk Baas. He studied the Force, along with his fellow Cathar and life-mate, Sylvar, as well as the Human Exar Kun, on the world of Dantooine. After years of rivalry, Crado chose to follow his fellow student when Kun became Dark Lord of the Sith and promised to renew the Jedi Order by combining its teachings with his own Sith knowledge.
Conducting a number of missions for Exar Kun, Crado turned on the Jedi—as well as his former lover, Sylvar—in order to serve Kun, whom he admired greatly. In the end, Crado's service came to nothing, as Exar Kun sent him on a suicide mission in order to destroy a Republic and Jedi fleet. The Cathar Dark Jedi died at the Battle of Kemplex IX in an artificially-created supernova that destroyed the Cron Cluster as well as the nearby Jedi library world of Ossus.
Xendor was the general of the Legions of Lettow, a group of Force-sensitives who studied and wielded the dark side of the Force. A Kashi Mer Dynasty exile, he spoke out against the teachings of the Jedi and decided to wage war against the Jedi Order. With his lover Arden Lyn at his side, he fought in the First Great Schism and was eventually killed on the day of the Legions' defeat at Columus.
Lyn survived, but was placed in a deep trance following a confrontation with Jedi Master Awdrysta Pina. As the New Sith Wars raged, rumors abounded of Xendor's return in the form of the enigmatic Dark Underlord. By the time of the Imperial Period, Xendor took on new life as a popular curse uttered by smugglers. During this time, Lyn was awoken from her preserving trance, and she made several attempts to resurrect Xendor. She was eventually slain by Emperor Palpatine, a Sith Lord.
The Stinger was a Surronian assault ship given to Prince Xizor of the Black Sun crime syndicate in exchange for his assistance to the hive craft guild that created it. Although basically a Conqueror-class assault ship, the vessel was uniquely customized by its creators. By the Clone Wars, the ship had come into the hands of Galactic Republic Admiral Tarnese Bleyd, but Xizor reacquired it after his death. Xizor eventually presented it to his bodyguard, the Human replica droid Guri, who had it redesigned to meet her needs, radically overhauling the ship's systems. Among the systems upgraded by Guri were the hyperdrive and weapons, making the ship both fast and deadly. It continued to serve as her personal transport even after the death of Xizor in 3 ABY.
The White Witch was a Mobquet C/L-82 landspeeder that was heavily modified by the popular racing team of Thall Joben and Jord Dusat during the early years of the New Order. After Dusat was kidnapped by the Fromm Gang, the White Witch made its debut as Joben and R2-D2 used it to rescue the young mechanic. The team eventually made their way to Boonta, where they planned to enter the White Witch in the Boonta Speeder Race in 15 BBY. However, the race was jeopardized when Tig Fromm, seeking revenge, planted a thermal detonator in the White Witch. Fortunately for Joben, the detonator was dislodged by Boba Fett's Silver Speeder, which was pursuing the White Witch throughout the race, and Joben and R2-D2 went on to win. The victory was enough to earn both racers jobs with the Zebulon Dak Speeder Corporation.
Agamar was an agriworld in the Mirgoshir system of the Lahara sector. The world, which was governed by the Agamarian Council, was a member of the Galactic Republic before joining the Confederacy of Independent Systems just prior to the Clone Wars. The site of fighting between Republic and Separatist forces, it was once more in Republic hands by the end of the Clone Wars, and subsequently became part of the Galactic Empire. Resistance to Imperial rule led to the destruction of the small town of Tondatha as punishment, after which the Agamar Resistance joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Agamar, however, remained in Imperial hands for several more years, before eventually joining the New Republic. During the early stages of the Yuuzhan Vong War, Agamar took in refugees from worlds hit by the Yuuzhan Vong, but eventually fell to the invaders.
As something of a backwater planet, Agamar was not a well-known world. Among those who had heard of the planet, Agamarians were stereotyped as dumb hicks, though many natives of the world played important roles in both the Rebel Alliance and New Republic, most notably the New Republic general and Jedi Keyan Farlander.
Shel Jelavan was a Human female who lived in the Middle City of Taris prior to the Mandalorian Wars. She, along with her brothers Shad and Shay, was orphaned when her parents died in an accident. The family suffered a further loss when Shad, who had been training as a Jedi, was killed in the Padawan Massacre of Taris. The murders were blamed on Jelavan's friend, the former Padawan Zayne Carrick, and she became determined to see him pay for his crimes.
After the Mandalorian invasion of Taris, Jelavan joined the Taris Resistance and finally got her chance for vengeance when Jedi Master Raana Tey informed her that the fugitive Carrick was returning to Taris. Jelavan and Tey saw their opportunity to kill Carrick when he joined them on a mission to infiltrate the Jedi Tower in an attempt to assassinate the Mandalorian Neo-Crusader Cassus Fett. Jelavan intended to kill Carrick with her brother's lightsaber, but upon learning that it was Tey and the other members of the Jedi Covenant who killed her brother, stabbed the Jedi Master with the weapon, saving Carrick's life. Jelavan left Taris soon after, to take Constable Noana Sowrs's children safely to Alderaan. When she heard that Carrick was in trouble on the Mandalorian world of Jebble, she joined several of his friends in a mission to rescue him, and agreed to help him clear his name.
Dass Jennir was a Human male Jedi Master who served as a Senior Jedi General during the Clone Wars, and survived Order 66. During the Clone Wars, he was stationed on New Plympto, leading the Galactic Republic's war effort against the Separatist Nosaurians. Several months into the campaign on New Plympto, Jennir's clone troopers executed Order 66—declaring all Jedi enemies of the Republic—and attempted to kill Jennir. He evaded them, eventually finding refuge among the Nosaurians he had been fighting against. Jennir led the Nosaurians into battle against the Republic's successor, Palpatine's Galactic Empire, though they incurred heavy losses; of the New Plympto resistance soldiers, only Jennir and his friend Bomo Greenbark survived the Battle of Half-Axe Pass.
The two companions left the planet in Captain Schurk-Heren's smuggling ship, the Uhumele, traveling to Orvax IV, where Greenbark's wife and child were being kept as slaves. Greenbark's wife had been killed and his daughter had been sold on, though Jennir managed to procure the identity of Resa Greenbark's seller, Orso Meeto, and broke the Jedi Code when he killed Meeto. The Uhumele ferried Jennir and Bomo to Esseles, where Resa's buyer, Dezono Qua, lived; they attacked his fortress, cornering him, but Qua had already killed Bomo's daughter and eaten her. Jennir murdered the man, but Greenbark and the Uhumele ultimately left Esseles without him. He continued to live his life as a Jedi, however, vowing to stay true to the Jedi Code and find redemption.
The B'omarr Order, which consisted of the B'omarr Monks, was a mysterious religious order that moved to the planet Tatooine around 700 BBY. The B'omarr believed that cutting themselves off from all physical sensation would further their studies, and allow them to ponder the galaxy and achieve enlightenment. When a monk became enlightened, his brain was removed through a special procedure, and was placed in a nutrient-filled jar. The brains were held in very high regard by the lower, embodied monks, who saw to their every need, though the brains rarely did anything other than think and wonder. When they did need to travel around their monastery on Tatooine, the brains were transferred into specially modified BT-16 perimeter droids.
The order was established sometime prior to 700 BBY, though they transported their followers to Tatooine soon thereafter. They constructed a giant monastery, where they lived for centuries, though they were rarely the only inhabitants; over the years, many bandits and criminals occupied the palace, including Alkhara and Jabba Desilijic Tiure. After Jabba's death in 4 ABY, the monks took their palace back by force, recruiting new members without their consent. They then locked up Jabba's Palace and continued to practice their beliefs for many years.
Ma'kis'shaalas, nicknamed Ma'kis, was a Kajain'sa'Nikto who became a famed Morgukai warrior and later a Jedi Knight during the waning days of the Galactic Republic. A fierce and brutal warrior, Ma'kis became a decorated hero among the Morgukai, though after a decade of wearing the traditional armor of the order of warriors, he walked away, realizing that his destiny was elsewhere. To his fellow Niktos' anger and dismay, he left their order; the only way to do so, in accordance of the order's laws, was to walk through the Burning Moon Range, something which none had lived to tell the tale of before. Although he was presumed dead on his homeworld of Kintan, Ma'kis had in fact survived, and joined the Jedi Order.
Ma'kis'shaalas proved himself to be a martial Jedi, often acting in ways others might have perceived as rash. He hated the bureaucracy of the Republic, and had no qualms about following what he felt was the right course of action without the permission of his superiors. During the Separatist Crisis, Ma'kis returned to Kintan in his capacity as a Jedi on a peacekeeping mission, intending to acquaint himself with an old friend named Tsyr. The sight of his brother-in-arms wearing the robes of a Jedi overwhelmed Ma'kis's friend, and the two clashed blades. They both survived, though each of them bore scars from the vicious encounter. During the Clone Wars, Ma'kis served as a Jedi General and managed to survive Order 66 at the war's close in 19 BBY. He was one of the eight Jedi who met with Jedi Master Shadday Potkin on Kessel shortly after the foundation of the Galactic Empire to plan their next course of action. He advocated attacking the Sith, but Darth Vader's arrival on Kessel hastened this plan. The Jedi fought with Vader, though Ma'kis'shaalas was quickly struck down and killed by the Sith Lord. Vader managed to kill the rest of Ma'kis's companions soon thereafter with the aid of the 501st Legion.
The First Battle of Coruscant occurred in the year 3,996 BBY during the Great Sith War, and witnessed the Sith Lord Ulic Qel-Droma and his forces invade the Republic capital of Coruscant. Following the Sith victory at the Battle of Foerost, Qel-Droma was able to add three hundred captured Republic warships to his already expansive Krath and Mandalorian fleets. With his forces bolstered, Qel-Droma believed that he now possessed the power to topple the central seat of government for the Republic, and therefore advised Exar Kun that he intended to attack Coruscant.
Qel-Droma, Aleema Keto, and Mandalore the Indomitable launched the invasion of Coruscant, and managed to catch the Republic and Jedi forces unprepared. Nonetheless, the Coruscanti forces were soon rallied by the Jedi and were able to halt the ground forces of Qel-Droma. Keto, however, used the invasion to further her own plans for power, and ordered the Mandalorian and Krath forces to retreat, claiming that Qel-Droma had been killed during the fighting. Abandoned by his warlords and soldiers, Qel-Droma was soon captured by the Jedi and handed over to the Inquisition to be tried for his crimes against the Republic.
Nyna Calixte (pronounced /Nine-uh Kalix-tay/) was a Human female who was a Moff on the Moff High Council of the new Galactic Empire around 137 ABY. Prior to the Sith-Imperial War, Calixte was using the persona of Morrigan Corde, Imperial Intelligence agent. While out in the field, she had a chance meeting with Kol Skywalker, a member of the Jedi Council. The pair fell in love, married and had a son, Cade. However, claiming that the Empire recalled her back into service, Calixte left her new family when Cade was still a toddler. Shortly afterward, she abandoned her Corde persona for approximately two decades.
Back in Imperial service under her own name, Calixte became the Director of Imperial Intelligence, and was later appointed a Moff. She entered into a marriage with fellow Moff Rulf Yage, and they had a daughter, Gunn. However, the marriage would prove to be short lived, and Calixte entered into an affair with another Moff, the more powerful Morlish Veed. When the Sith approached the Empire in 128 ABY offering to help in the Empire's war against the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances, they did so through Calixte. She manipulated the other Moffs into accepting the Sith's offer, then plotted with Veed to place him on the Imperial throne. However, her plan was foiled when Darth Krayt claimed the throne for himself. In 137 ABY, she "reactivated" her Morrigan Corde persona to help keep Cade Skywalker from being turned to the dark side of the Force by the Sith.
Samoc Farr was a Human female pilot in the Alliance to Restore the Republic. A veteran of several battles who was regarded as one of the Rebellion's best, she flew a modified T-47 airspeeder at the Battle of Hoth in 3 ABY. Farr's snowspeeder was shot down during the engagement by an Imperial All Terrain Armored Transport. Although badly wounded, she survived and was later evacuated from Hoth aboard the GR-75 medium transport Bright Hope along with her older sister, Toryn Farr, Echo Base's chief controller. The Farr sisters again survived when the Mist Hunter, the craft of the bounty hunters Zuckuss and 4-LOM, disabled their escape transport during its failed blockade run through the line of Imperial-class Star Destroyers orbiting the planet. After Toryn convinced the bounty hunting duo to rescue Samoc, herself, and the remaining eighty-eight Rebel passengers aboard the Bright Hope, the group was delivered to the Rebellion's underground cell on the planet Darlyn Boda, where Samoc received medical treatment, including the fabled healing powers of the Ankarres Sapphire, before finally reaching the safety of the Alliance Fleet at the secret rendezvous point beyond the edge of the galaxy.
Keleman Ciro was a Human male from the planet Dolomar. Along with his brother, Noell, he was a member of one of the planet's resistance groups and assisted in the ousting of Imperial forces from his homeworld. Following the liberation of Dolomar, Ciro joined the New Republic military as a soldier, serving with the forces in Brak sector. His service record earned him a transfer to the elite Page's Commandos in 6 ABY.
Two years later, Ciro was a part of the squad that infiltrated the planet Kal'Shebbol in order to bring down the defensive shields surrounding the main continent. Despite the successful liberation of the planet, the Imperial ruler of Kal'Shebbol, Moff Kentor Sarne, escaped into the Kathol sector with the majority of his forces. Having learned that the Moff had access to a powerful new form of weaponry, Lieutenant Judder Page assigned Ciro to command a mission to chase Sarne down and neutralize him. Although he was a soldier, Ciro was placed in command of the CR90 corvette FarStar, a heavily modified ship that had once been part of Sarne's fleet.
Ciro was captured by forces loyal to Moff Sarne in the Kolatill system early in the mission. Taken to the Q'Maere Research Facility within the Kathol Rift, he was physically and mentally tortured and retreated into a catatonic state. Weeks later, he was rescued by the crew of the FarStar, but eventually passed away in the ship's medical bay shortly before the ship arrived in the Kathol system.
Wolf Sazen was a male Zabrak Jedi who was active during the Sith-Imperial War and the subsequent Anti-Sith Insurgency. He was Kol Skywalker's Padawan and the Jedi Master of Kol's son, Cade. Before Cade's training could be completed, Darth Krayt's army of Sith, led by Darth Nihl, attacked the Jedi Academy on Ossus and Kol was killed fighting them off so that the Jedi younglings and Padawans could escape. Nihl grievously wounded Sazen during the battle, though Cade used the Force to bring him back from the brink of death. Ultimately, however, Cade fled to fight the Sith while Sazen and the other survivors escaped, and the young Skywalker was presumed dead.
Sazen spent several years in hiding, until he and Jedi Knight Shado Vao encountered Skywalker on Vendaxa. Sazen believed that Skywalker would be the one to unite the Jedi against Darth Krayt, though his former apprentice did not want to be a Jedi, and parted ways with Sazen and Vao. They eventually met again at the ruins of the Jedi Praxeum on Ossus, and Skywalker agreed to continue his training. However, Skywalker left after only just weeks, to face Krayt on Coruscant. Sazen, Vao, Jedi Master K'Kruhk, and their Yuuzhan Vong allies were hiding in the Jedi Academy when the Sith destroyed it, though they survived to take refuge at the Hidden Temple.
Myo was a vicious Abyssin scout who was a native of the desert planet Byss in the Outer Rim Territories. As a youth, he proved himself to be a fearless warrior, surviving three tribal Bloodings on his homeworld. He lived most of his life in isolation from his fellow Abyssin after being captured by a Rodian slaver named Malak and taken off-world. Myo was able to escape his captor while her ship was refueling at Kinun Depot, however, and eventually befriended the Bith musician Lirin Car'n, who provided him with passage to the arid world of Tatooine.
Myo became a regular patron of Chalmun's Cantina, becoming fast friends with many of his fellow drinkers, including Car'n, Lak Sivrak, and Dorlar. Dorlar eventually offered Myo a position working for the Galactic Outdoor Survival School, and the Abyssin served as a desert instructor for at least two years during the Galactic Civil War. Like all Abyssin, Myo possessed amazing regenerative abilities, which aided him greatly when living in barren conditions, as well as in brawls.
Teren Rogriss was a Human male who held himself to a strict code of personal honor and duty. He was a career officer in the Imperial Navy, rising to the rank of admiral, while at the same time managing to raise a family. When Warlord Zsinj presented a threat to the Empire in the chaotic aftermath of the Battle of Endor, Rogriss commanded the fleet tasked with destroying him. To accomplish that, he worked in cooperation with General Han Solo of the New Republic in an unusual partnership which culminated in an unsuccessful ambush at the Battle of Vahaba. Solo, however, killed Zsinj shortly thereafter, and Rogriss commanded the effort to conquer Zsinj's territory, in which he faced the warlord Teradoc and New Republic Supreme Commander Ackbar. In that campaign, he was defeated, resulting in his relegation to minor commands.
Rogriss served nonetheless, finding a place in the Imperial Remnant once the Empire dissolved. There, he was assigned to the mission to negotiate Adumar's entry to the Imperial Remnant. To do so, he swore an oath to the Adumari that he would leave without harming their world if they declared allegiance to the New Republic, but he knew that the Empire would command an attack if they did so. Torn by this conflict between his duty and honor, Rogriss was approached by the New Republic delegate to Adumar, General Wedge Antilles. Antilles offered Rogriss safe haven, and when Adumar decided to join the New Republic, Rogriss refused to carry out his orders, defecting. He accepted a position as the defense minister of the Adumari Planetary Defense Forces, in which he stayed for several years, fending off retaliatory attacks from the Imperial Remnant.
Jodo Kast was a member of Alliance SpecOps who became a bounty hunter in the time of the Galactic Civil War. In his suit of modified Mandalorian armor, Kast was sometimes mistaken for the infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett, a fact he capitalized on when possible. Valuing credits over ideals and loyalties, Kast worked for the Empire, Black Sun, the New Republic, or anyone who would pay him.
Kast participated in a number of hunts, some successful, some, like those of Cornelius Evazan and Adar Tallon, unsuccessful. He worked for a time with fellow hunters Puggles Trodd and Zardra, before eventually going solo. Having once modeled his career after Boba Fett, Kast later established himself as a rival to Fett, concerning himself with building his reputation. Forsaking even the rules of his profession, Kast took Fett's name for the sake of higher-paying jobs, while setting the goal for himself of taking Fett's place in the top echelons of bounty hunting.
Kast's impersonation of Fett eventually caught up with him, though, when the other bounty hunter sought to reclaim his own reputation. Fett baited a trap on Nal Hutta, using an alias to offer a bounty on a nonexistent man. When Kast came to Nal Hutta, Fett attacked and defeated him, leaving Kast to be killed by his own exploding jetpack.
Adar Tallon was a renowned military starfighter tactician and naval commander who served the Galactic Republic, the Galactic Empire, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, and the New Republic. A legend in his own time, Tallon devised such maneuvers as the Tallon Roll and the Tallon Split, which would be used decades past their invention. Tallon served with distinction in the Clone Wars, where his starfighter combat tactics were put to good use against the Confederacy of Independent Systems.
When Supreme Chancellor Palpatine declared himself Galactic Emperor and transformed the Galactic Republic into the Empire, Tallon took a stand and publicly spoke out against the new regime. But the war hero soon discovered that Palpatine was far too powerful to be defeated, and so Tallon feigned his own death. Hiding on Tatooine, Tallon settled down and married, and was content for two decades. But due to the betrayal of his former shipmate Quist, Tallon found himself once again the target of Palpatine's agents. Left with little choice, Tallon joined the Rebel Alliance, and actively fought against Palpatine's New Order. After Palpatine was finally defeated, Tallon continued to serve the New Republic, as a part of General Jan Dodonna's "Gray Cadre."
Weir was an Imperial general during the Galactic Civil War. A sadistic warrior who conducted his own torturous interrogations, Weir was given command of an Imperial outpost on Tralus and a force of hundreds of stormtroopers prior to the Battle of Endor. Following the death of Emperor Palpatine in 4 ABY, Weir started his own counter-Rebellion movement in an attempt to disrupt the Rebel Alliance.
One week after the Battle of Endor, Weir launched an attack against an unarmed Coronet City as a demonstration of Imperial control over the Corellian system. His attack was disrupted by Luke Skywalker and a handful of Rogue Squadron pilots, but Weir captured Ten Numb before fleeing to his Tralus base. Weir tortured and killed Numb during an interrogation, but was himself captured and arrested by Wedge Antilles before he could provide any information to Imperial High Command.
The Krytos virus was a genetically engineered bioweapon designed by the Galactic Empire in 7 ABY that caused the deaths of millions of aliens. Once it infected a host, the virus destroyed the infected host body cell by cell until the victim's flesh fell apart completely, resulting in an agonizing death. Highly contagious, the Krytos virus was designed to both target only non-Human populations and be treated by large amounts of bacta. The virus was transmitted by physical contact or through a water supply, but could not spread by airborne transmission.
The Krytos virus was created by General Evir Derricote under orders from Director of Imperial Intelligence Ysanne Isard, who released the plague upon Coruscant immediately before the capital world was captured by the New Republic in 7 ABY. Isard hoped the virus would cause resentment between the Human and non-Human populations, ultimately leading to the destruction of the New Republic, which was nearly rendered bankrupt due to the costs of acquiring bacta to treat the illness. Millions of aliens were killed by the Krytos virus, resulting in conspiracy theories among the non-Human populations and political maneuvering within the New Republic Provisional Council.
The plague was eventually eradicated by the Vratix, a bacta-producing insectoid species from Thyferra, who combined bacta and ryll kor to develop rylca, the most effective medicine against the disease. Although the virus itself was short-lived, it helped ignite the Bacta War conflict and did much to fan the flames of anti-Humanism among extremist alien factions throughout the galaxy. Nolaa Tarkona often referred to the Krytos virus in recruiting for her anti-Human Diversity Alliance, and was inspired by the example set by the virus to seek the Emperor's Plague, a Human-specific virus also designed by Evir Derricote, in a failed attempt to wipe out the Human species.
Tirog was a Human bounty hunter active during the Galactic Civil War. A skilled marksman, pilot, and hunter, he frequently found himself in the midst of combat and conflict during his eventful career.
Tirog was notable for his wide range of acquaintances, associates, and contacts, who included the same sort of smugglers and Rebels other bounty hunters considered to be targets. At times, he was accompanied by one or more companions, most frequently his protocol droid, GT-9R, or "Niner." Other frequent associates included the pirate Drebble and a child who called himself "Ace." In other recorded incidents, Tirog appeared to have been working alone. He also had many enemies, ranging from criminals to local government figures. Though he considered himself neutral during the war, Tirog found himself battling the forces of the Galactic Empire on numerous occasions.
The Duel on Tatooine was a skirmish that occurred in the year 17 BBY. Having survived Order 66, A'Sharad Hett returned to his homeworld of Tatooine and became warlord of a number of Tusken Raider clans, as his father had done decades before. Leading the Tuskens in an aggressive campaign against the settlers of Tatooine, Hett and his war band eventually came across the Lars homestead on the outskirts of the Jundland Wastes. Little did he know, however, that the Lars moisture farm was under the covert protection of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, another survivor of Palpatine's Order 66. After a brief discussion between the two Jedi, during which Hett refused to put an end to his campaign of aggression, Kenobi and Hett found themselves involved in a fierce duel. Despite Hett's skill with wielding two lightsabers, Kenobi was able to defeat the fallen Jedi. Kenobi then made Hett swear on his father's honor not to return to Tatooine again, thus ensuring the continued protection of the Lars Homestead. Hett complied with Kenobi's demands, and agreed to never return to the backwater desert world.
Silya Shessaun was a female Human from Thesme who represented the Thesme sector in the Galactic Senate during the waning years of the Galactic Republic. Coming from a working-class family, she was one of the few non-upper class citizens of Thesme able to make a name for herself in the political arena. Due to her origins, Shessaun consistently championed the causes of the poor and underprivileged. During her time as a Galactic Senator, she often confided in her close friend, fellow Senator Padmé Amidala, of the Chommell Sector. Shessaun received only minor criticism in her tenure, since she seemed to focus on her sector as a whole more than her native Thesme.
Shessaun was forced back to her homeworld when the Separatist Crisis threatened it circa 22 BBY. During the Clone Wars, Amidala asked her to join the Delegation of 2000, but the Thesme native believed that such actions were little better than those of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. When the New Order rose in 19 BBY, and Amidala apparently died during the "Jedi uprising," Shessaun launched an inquest into her friend's death, but the now-Emperor Palpatine barred it. She was later asked to step down as senator due to her lack of enthusiasm for the Galactic Empire, and lived out her early retirement on Alderaan. Shessaun would later return to her native Thesme, where she peacefully died in 4 ABY.
The First Battle of Onderon took place during the Freedon Nadd Uprising, in the year 3,998 BBY, and pitted the combined forces of the Jedi Order and the Beast Riders of Onderon against the dark side-empowered army commanded by King Ommin of Iziz. Being the first battle of that conflict, it commenced during the funeral procession of Ommin's wife, the Sith sorceress Queen Amanoa, as a group of Jedi Knights led by Jedi Master Arca Jeth prepared to transport both Amanoa's sarcophagus and that of the ancient Dark Lord Freedon Nadd to a newly constructed mausoleum on the far side of Onderon's jungle moon, Dxun.
During Amanoa's procession, a massive groundborer emerged from underground, revealing an army of darksiders led by the Dark Jedi Warb Null. The army managed to retake the coffins and retreated with them on their war machine into the subterranean levels of the city of Iziz, where it was suspected that Amanoa's husband, the sorcerer King Ommin, resided. Arca Jeth, Jedi Knight Ulic Qel-Droma, and Amanoa's daughter, Galia, followed the borer into the tunnels and discovered that Ommin, who had been previously thought to be dead by the general populace of Onderon, was indeed alive, and in league with the spirit of Freedon Nadd.
Under orders from Nadd, Jeth was captured and taken deeper into the tunnels after a brief confrontation with Ommin and his Sith master. As Qel-Droma and Galia attempted to escape, Warb Null confronted them, but was swiftly defeated by the Jedi Knight. They then returned to the surface, where Qel-Droma, realizing that reinforcements were necessary, sent a distress message to the Galactic Republic, beseeching their aid.
Reddjak was a member of the Red Fury Brotherhood, and the captain of the Blood Brother. A pirate of near-Human blood, Reddjak worked for the Galactic Empire in its early years, but eventually operated independently around the planet of Majoor. He and his crew became celebrities, and were the inspiration for the audio drama, Space Pirates of the Galaxy. During this time, Reddjak was arrested by the Majooran authorities.
Llez, a young Majooran fan of the fictional Reddjak from Space Pirates of the Galaxy, took it upon himself to save the pirate and join the Red Fury Brotherhood. After asking the child several choice questions, Reddjak learned that a peace convoy headed by Ambassador Zell would be traveling through the system, and decided that it would be a ripe subject for an attack. He was foiled, however, by C-3PO and R2-D2, who were able to both stop the attack and help Ambassador Zell apprehend Reddjak and save his son, Llez.
Dice Ibegon was a female Florn Lamproid, a member of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, and the lover of Lak Sivrak. A native of the harsh jungle world of Florn, Ibegon was Force-sensitive and was rumored to have the ability to shift through time. She became a recruiter for the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War, eventually winding up in Mos Eisley, Tatooine. There, she met a Shistavanen outlaw, Lak Sivrak, and the two fell immediately in love. Ibegon persuaded Sivrak to join the Alliance, and they both served for a year between 2 ABY and 3 ABY.
Ibegon fought alongside Sivrak in the Battle of Hoth, though they were separated and she was fatally wounded by falling debris. She had time for several last words to Sivrak, telling him to continue his fight against the Empire, before she died. The Force would allow the two lovers to meet each other again as they relived past experiences, until Sivrak was himself killed at the Battle of Endor. Ibegon and Sivrak became Force ghosts, and they stayed on Endor for eternity.
Walex Blissex was a doctor and engineer of starship design, and later a general of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, esteemed and respected throughout the galaxy. His designs ranged from mammoth warships to minuscule starfighters, and his clients ranged from pan-galactic governments to insurrectionist rebellion movements. Working for such shipyards as Kuat Systems Engineering and Rendili StarDrive, Blissex created mainstays of the Grand Army of the Republic, such as the Delta-7 Aethersprite-class light interceptor, and the Victory-class Star Destroyer. Blissex himself was not at ease with creating craft that could and would be used as killing machines, but he consoled himself with the fact that they were being used to police the galaxy and keep others from harm. Unable to use a computer properly, Blissex relied on assistants and his daughter, Lira. When Supreme Chancellor Palpatine made his grab for unlimited power in 19 BBY, Blissex rejected his New Order and quietly became a founding member of the Alliance to Restore the Republic.
Lira, however, had other ideas, and essentially took her father's role in the Galactic Empire. Despite this, she was not as talented as her father, and when the Galactic Civil War broke out twenty years later, the domestic dispute between Blissex and Lira became intertwined with galactic affairs. The two would tangle throughout the war, with Lira consistently trying to trap or murder her father. Blissex overcame all obstacles however, and was able to serve the Alliance faithfully until it became the New Republic. In his later years, Blissex would see less active duty, but would serve with Jan Dodonna's "Gray Cadre" and eventually design the Republic-class Star Destroyer.
Salporin was a Wookiee warrior, the mate of Gorrlyn and close friend of Chewbacca. Born on the planet Kashyyyk, he and Chewbacca undertook many childhood adventures together, becoming close friends. Soon after Chewbacca departed his homeworld, Salporin's skills with the ryyk blade took him to the Wookiee city of Kachirho, where he served as a hunter and a craftsman. He met his future wife Gorrlyn in Kachirho; they later married and were planning to begin a family together when the Clone Wars came to Kashyyyk. Their plans were shattered, though they volunteered to protect their homeworld from the Confederacy, helping to defeat the Separatist droid army on the planet's expansive beaches. In the aftermath of the victory, however, the Jedi were all but wiped out, and the Galactic Empire was formed. One of the Empire's first acts was to enslave the Wookiee species; Salporin was among them, and was an Imperial captive for many years.
Eventually, Salporin was rescued by members of the Rebel Alliance, and helped liberate Kashyyyk from Imperial rule. When Kashyyyk was free, he relocated to the village of Rwookrrorro and returned to life as a citizen. Several years later, he agreed to house and help protect a friend of Chewbacca's, Princess Leia Organa Solo, from Imperial assassination attempts during her stay on Kashyyyk. He was ultimately killed by Noghri assassins and a Wookiee memorial was held in his honor.
Lira Wessex née Blissex was the daughter of famous Galactic Republic engineer Walex Blissex, and an accomplished engineer in her own right. When she was still Lira Blissex, she designed the Venator-class Star Destroyer for the Galactic Republic, later using her success on that project and the political power she gained with her marriage to future Imperial Moff Denn Wessex to push her grand project, the Imperial-class Star Destroyer, into production. Against a storm of controversy, Wessex was vindicated when the Imperial-class proved successful. In later years, she further improved on her design with the creation of the Executor-class Star Dreadnought.
When failings in Wessex's Imperial-class became apparent, she arranged to have her father captured, intending to have him interrogated for any details on starship design that could help her. Blissex was lured to the Victory-class Star Destroyer Subjugator on the pretense that his daughter was dying, only to be captured by the Empire. A Rebel attack forced a change of plans for Wessex, though, who set the ship to self-destruct to wipe them out. When Blissex and his Rebel companions escaped, Wessex was forced to flee the Star Destroyer without her prisoners.
She was later approached by Doctor Vreen, an artificial intelligence expert from Cloud City who had helped design a droid capable of running a starship, and who proposed to her that it could be used to create a self-commanding vessel. Vreen demonstrated his droid, X0-X1, by connecting it to Cloud City's computer core, only to have it take over the city while she was there. Wessex was reunited with her father during this crisis, and she was forced to work with him to shut down X0-X1 and save the city.
Lady Valarian was a female Whiphid from Toola who became a crime lord and Jabba Desilijic Tiure's main competitor on Tatooine. Her parents were both gangsters on Toola, though when they were imprisoned for life she took up a criminal life of her own. She eventually traveled to Mos Eisley on Tatooine and purchased the Lucky Despot, an old cargo hauler that had been refitted as a hotel and cantina. She found stern opposition to her presence from Jabba the Hutt, but the two criminals eventually reached accords; privately, however, they still despised and sought to ruin each other.
In 0 BBY, Valarian arranged to wed famous Whiphid bounty hunter D'Wopp, and organized an elaborate ceremony and reception in the Lucky Despot. When D'Wopp accepted a bounty on Han Solo posted by Jabba during the wedding, Valarian attacked and killed him, starting a massive brawl. Stormtroopers eventually arrived to raid the hotel; Valarian's illegal gambling was discovered and her wedding, already a fiasco, was stopped. Valarian had D'Wopp shipped home in tiny pieces, though she was determined to continue her criminal operations and usurp Jabba. She had a former lover, J'Quille, among others, infiltrate Jabba's Palace and attempt to kill the Hutt, though in the end he was killed by Leia Organa during the Battle of the Great Pit of Carkoon. Valarian attempted to take control of Jabba's organization, and although she encountered many difficulties, the Whiphid eventually seized command of Tatooine's criminal affairs. She made a pact with the New Republic, and was still active during the Yuuzhan Vong War.
Rakehell Squadron was a Jedi-aligned starfighter squadron created in 40 ABY to aid in the uprising against Galactic Alliance co-Chief of State Jacen Solo, whom the Jedi Order under Luke Skywalker believed was promulgating further hostilities between the separatist Confederation and the Galactic Alliance. The Jedi, having previously broken with the Galactic Alliance due to Solo's status as a Sith, planned to launch a mission to weaken Solo's position in order to eventually overthrow him, and Rakehell Squadron was the key to their plans. Led by Wedge Antilles, Rakehell Squadron consisted of both Jedi and non-Jedi members, most of whom were veteran fighter pilots, even though one of its members, General Tycho Celchu, was still obligated by duty to the Galactic Alliance, as he had originally been sent to the Jedi as a diplomatic Galactic Alliance envoy without the permission of Solo.
Rakehell Squadron flew in the Jedi attack on the Centerpoint Station superweapon and the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Anakin Solo, chasing the shuttle Reveille to the Anakin Solo, which contained a Jedi infiltration team attempting to rescue the Hapan Chume'da Allana, whom Solo was using as political leverage over the Hapes Consortium. After the infiltration team successfully penetrated the Anakin Solo's defenses, Rakehell Squadron was assigned to draw off Galactic Alliance fighters and provide cover for the infiltration of another Jedi strike team onto Centerpoint Station aboard a second shuttle, Broadside. This second team's objective was to destroy the station. Rakehell Squadron proved very effective in battle, managing to shoot down two members of the elite Galactic Alliance unit Rogue Squadron and successfully completed all of its objectives, albeit at significant attrition rates. After covering the exfiltration of the intrusion team and Allana on the Millennium Falcon, Rakehell Squadron withdrew to a space station near Gyndine.
Tay Vanis was an Alliance Intelligence agent who operated during the Galactic Civil War under the codename Tiree. Based aboard the modified freighter Home under General Lens Reekeene in the early stages of the war, Vanis sparred with the Imperial Security Bureau agent Mar Barezz, who repeatedly attempted to capture the elusive "Tiree." Though he had already participated in the maximum number of missions before mandatory retirement, Vanis continued to serve the Alliance, albeit "off the record." He was instrumental in the recruitment of many future members of the Alliance around the time of the Battle of Yavin.
Despite his service record, Vanis would later go absent without leave pursuing family matters, prompting the Alliance to launch no less than two search and rescue missions. Vanis was contacted by his sister, Tyerle, from Questal, whose husband had been brutalized by Moff Bandor. Investigating the incident, Vanis was captured by Bandor and subjected to the power of the hurlothrumbic generator. He was later rescued by a team of Rebels, but would once again go missing in 3 ABY. In his native Iskalon system, the Empire was preparing some unknown superweapon, and Vanis intended to discover its purpose. Sowing seeds of rebellion on the worlds of Gamandar, Iskalon and his homeworld Telfrey, Vanis' actions soon led the Iskalonian system to suffer swift reprisals from Darth Vader.
His family died in the Telfrey Holocaust, but Vanis was given little time to mourn, as he was soon given a set of datatapes by Bothan spies, containing information relevant to the unknown superweapon. Although he sent his ally Yom Argo to the Alliance requesting aid, possession of the tapes brought Vanis firmly within the sights of Lord Vader, who captured and brutally tortured Vanis. Prior to his capture and torture, however, he had transferred the tapes to the care of his droid, LE-914, in the hopes that members of the Alliance would come to retrieve them. Sure enough, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa came to the rescue, but it was too late. Vanis, now a vegetable of a man, had been kept alive by Vader as punishment, and LE-914, understanding her master's plight, self-destructed, killing Vanis in the process.
The Atrivis sector was a small sector in the Outer Rim Territories. Its inhabitants, including at least three native sentient species, were fiercely independent as was common throughout the Outer Rim. During the Clone Wars, this independence manifested as support for the Confederacy of Independent Systems, which was active in the sector, employing the Pirates of Iridium as privateers as well as running a research factory on Fest. With the rise of the Galactic Empire, the sector populace actively resisted the new government from early on. As such, the sector was the site of numerous battles during the Galactic Civil War, including the Battle of Mantooine, the Battle of Fest, and Operation Cobolt. Despite the strong Rebel presence in the sector, it was home to a number of Imperial research projects. Most notable of these was the construction of the first Death Star, built in orbit over Despayre. The battlestation ultimately destroyed the planet before leaving the sector.
The sector was again contested during the Thrawn campaign in 9 ABY, during which Grand Admiral Mitth'raw'nuruodo captured the vital Outer Rim Communications Center at Generis. Generis was again conquered during the Yuuzhan Vong War.
Ebareebaveebeedee was the Squib king of Skor II from the last decades of the Galactic Republic into the time of the Galactic Empire and the Galactic Civil War. An adamant supporter of the Republic, Ebareebaveebeedee publicly proclaimed to the galaxy in the midst of the wave of secessions that formed the Separatist Crisis that the Squibs would not leave the Republic at any cost. When the Clone Wars broke out, Ebareebaveebeedee found his world under attack by the forces of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Skor II was liberated by Jedi Master Mace Windu, and following the battle the king bestowed Windu with the honorary title "Big Time Hero of Beyond-Squib Eliteness" in a public ceremony.
Ebareebaveebeedee adapted to the rise of the Galactic Empire following the Clone Wars, making a deal with the Empire that stationed Squibs as laborers on Imperial ships, who were then able to pass on the sites of good salvage operations to their fellow Squibs. In this time Ebareebaveebeedee kept his throne on the Squib Momship Thrifty. When the Empire bombarded Dankayo, the king struck a deal with Rebel agents traveling in the shuttle Bonderium, who sought to recover vital Rebel intelligence from the Imperial transport ship Elusive. In exchange for the coordinates of the Elusive, Ebareebaveebeedee wanted them to steal a gravity well projector from the Squibs' archenemies, the Ugors, an act that would drive the Ugors into chaos that the Squibs could take advantage of. The crew of the Bonderium was successful, and in the wake of their victory Ebareebaveebeedee declared an alliance of his government with the Rebellion.
Stafuv Rahz served as a major in the Imperial Military during the Galactic Civil War. A Gektl male from Hoszh Iszhir, Rahz maintained his planet's shield system, which was used to protect the world from greedy magnates hoping to tap the planet's valuable natural resources. Imbued with vaulting ambition, Rahz effectively sold the freedom of his species for his own gain when he offered Emperor Palpatine a way to bypass Hoszh Iszhir's planetary shield. Palpatine accepted, and while the Gektls of Hoszh Iszhir were enslaved and put to work as miners, Rahz served the Empire and, more directly, Lord Darth Vader.
Following a raid on Kar'a'katok, which resulted in the recruitment of Ampotem Za, future overlord of Mandalore, Rahz was ordered by Vader to kidnap the teacher Myoris Lin and her students on the planet Harix. Rahz did so, but one student, Berd, managed to escape his clutches. The escapee found asylum with the Alliance to Restore the Republic, and worked against Rahz to free his captive classmates and his mother, Lin. In the ensuing skirmish Rahz's fleet was destroyed, but the Gektl attempted to save face by executing his prisoners. In attempting to utilize a sonic projector against the captives, Stafuv Rahz was killed, as the weapon had been sabotaged by Berd.
Jori Daragon was a Human female, a native of Koros Major and a hyperspace explorer who lived circa 5,000 BBY. Although she and her brother, Gav Daragon, were somewhat Force-sensitive, they chose not to join the Jedi Order and remained untrained in the use of the Force. Following the death of her parents, she and Gav became indebted to Aarrba the Hutt. Running out of credits, the two took their ship, the Starbreaker 12, on one last expedition from the city of Cinnagar in hopes of repairing their finances by earning a commission from the Brotherhood of Navigators for finding new hyperlanes. The Daragons accidentally discovered a trail that took them to the Sith world of Korriban. They were imprisoned by the Sith and taken to the planet Ziost for interrogation.
Eventually, they were sentenced to death by the Sith, but Sith Lord Naga Sadow sprang them from prison and took them to his own fortress. Sadow hoped to convince the other Sith that the Daragons were the precursor for a Republic invasion, as that would give him the support of the other Sith Lords for his plan to invade Republic space. When Sadow's rival, Ludo Kressh, attacked Sadow's fortress, Jori took the Starbreaker 12 and escaped back to Republic space, knowing that the she was the only means of warning the Republic of a Sith invasion. Little did she know that Sadow had placed a homing device on her ship and was planning on following the Starbreaker 12's course.
She returned to the Koros system and, after overcoming arrest and incarceration for various crimes, managed to get an audience with Empress Teta, leader of the Koros system, and several prominent Jedi Masters, including Memit Nadill and Odan-Urr. Jori's warning came in time for a successful last-ditch defense to be mounted against the oncoming Sith armada. However, Gav was aiding the Sith fleet and when Jori encountered him on Cinnagar, she chased her brother, trying to stop him. Although Gav eventually turned on the Sith, Sadow had him killed over Primus Goluud. However, Jori survived the war, and since one of its casualties had been Aarrba, she took over ownership of the Hutt's repair dock.
Diergu-Rea Duhnes'rd was a Weequay bounty hunter during the Galactic Civil War, and the mate of Solum'ke. A devoutly religious being, Duhnes'rd preferred to take low profile bounties with a high chance of success, building up a reputation as one who excelled at his trade. Some time during his career, he met fellow Weequay and clanmate Solum'ke, and the two became lovers. They also formed a bounty hunting team, proving immensely successful as partners.
Around 4 ABY, the two lovers took time out for a holiday on Zelos II, though they were eventually persuaded to join a treasure hunt. A group of Qwohog spacers, led by K'zk, accompanied them out into the Great Zelosi Sea towards Zelosian's Chine, where it was rumored that hoards of priceless treasure were hidden in underwater caves, only accessible during the Day of the Sepulchral Night. En route, they encountered two shipwrecked Corellians, who eventually joined them in their hunt. Eventually reaching Zelosian's Chine, Duhnes'rd and Solum'ke found a vast quantity of treasure, though they were forced to evacuate when the caves began to flood. They had been double-crossed by their companions, however; they were left stranded in the sea, though they retained a small amount of their plundered treasure and vowed to enact their revenge on the Qwohogs and Corellians.
Laddinare Torbin was a member of the Imperial Inquisitorius who served as Grand Inquisitor after 18 BBY. During the waning days of the Galactic Republic, Torbin served as the Director of Information of the Judicial Department, acting as a spokesman for the Department and the Jedi Order. After the establishment of the New Order in 19 BBY, he was inducted into a body that hunted down Jedi and other relics of the Old Republic: the Inquisitorius.
Torbin eventually replaced Hydra as Grand Inquisitor, becoming one of the Empire's most exalted dignitaries. He was responsible for the dissolution of the Church of the First Frequency, and after a mission with fellow Inquisitors Ameesa Darys and Antinnis Tremayne went awry, he engaged Dark Jedi Arden Lyn in combat, cutting off her arm. Rather than killing her, however, he presented her to Emperor Palpatine, and she became one of his Hands. Torbin was an immensely unpopular figure and was the target of many assassination attempts; one was foiled by Odumin in the Corporate Sector, though Torbin's luck ran out one month later when he was killed by an assassin droid on Weerden.
The Battle of the City of Bone was a decisive conflict on the planet Mandalore during the Galactic Civil War. The fight was between the local Mandalorians and the Galactic Empire, who had set up a slaving operation on the planet. Taking place in the City of Bone, the headquarters of the Imperial leader, the Suprema, the battle began when the energy source to the slaves' energy links was destroyed, freeing them and triggering an uprising.
Although initially meant to be a simple rescue mission of Tobbi Dala, who had been captured by Imperials and detained in the City of Bone, the rescue soon spread to all the Mandalorian slaves in the city. Led by the Mandalorian Protectors Fenn Shysa and Dala with help from Rebel leader Leia Organa, the Mandalorians stormed the Suprema's office to open the blast doors to the city, which had been closed at the beginning of the battle. After overpowering the Suprema, Dala decided to stay behind to open the gates to the city since he had sustained a mortal wound during the struggle.
Aboard a commandeered hovercraft, Shysa and Organa were able to exit the city to join the freed slaves and Shysa's forces, who had triggered the attack. After their escape, Dala closed the blast doors behind them to stop the pursuing Imperial squadron. However, the Imperial ships were unable to change course away from the closing doors and crashed into the walls of the city. As the Imperial craft exploded, they ignited the fuel in the city, creating a chain reaction that filled the structure with fire, killing all inside.
Xamuel Lennox was a captain of the Imperial Navy in command of the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer Tyrant, which was attached to Darth Vader's Death Squadron. Hailing from a long line of men with military backgrounds, Lennox began his career as a naval officer with a noble, proud philosophy, similar to that of his ancestors, and he hated the deception and ruthlessness that was commonplace in the New Order. When the Empire became embroiled in a galaxy-spanning conflict with the Alliance to Restore the Republic, Lennox found himself caught between both sides; on the one hand, he saw the Empire as mired with corruption and greed; on the other, the Rebellion had begun the war and opposed a legitimate government. He found himself conflicted in his ideology, eventually accepting that corruption was how things would always be.
Lennox and the Tyrant participated in the Battle of Hoth, though the Star Destroyer was hit by ion cannon fire in the early stages of the battle and was unable to assist the Empire. Later, Lennox and his crew were present at the Battle of Endor, where they were defeated by the Rebel Alliance. Lennox's Tyrant was captured by the New Republic several years later and renamed the Rebel Dream, while he was imprisoned.
Moltok was a planet located in the Atrivis sector of the Outer Rim Territories. Orbiting close to its sun, the planet was quite warm, kept habitable only by the shielding action of active volcanoes. Beneath the ash they spewed forth, moist rain-forests covered the planet, home to a countless array of plant species. The planet was home to two sentient races, the Ho'Din and the Makurth. The former were known throughout the galaxy for their botanical skills, while the latter often found employment as bodyguards in the criminal underworld.
The planet was part of galactic society from at least 3,964 BBY, with its natives participating in the Mandalorian Wars and New Sith Wars. Moltok almost faced ecological disaster in 300 BBY when the Ho'Din began clearing large swathes of land for new industry. This led to a plague that could have spelled the extinction of the Ho'Din, had they not created a herbal remedy.
Bentilais san Sk'ar was a Kaleesh general in the Galactic Empire who served during the Galactic Civil War. Originally a warlord on his native Kalee, his resistance forces had been routed by Imperial Captain Thrawn, who leveled the planet with his Star Destroyers. Accepting defeat, Sk'ar allowed himself to be captured by Captain Rel Bentin, who brought him before Emperor Palpatine. Seeing Sk'ar's potential, Palpatine accepted him into the ranks of his Imperial armies and sent him to bring order to remote, outlying worlds.
Sk'ar embarked on a campaign across the Jahilid Drift, conquering several worlds and making a name for himself in the Imperial military. Preferring to use divide and conquer tactics rather than flat out bombardment, Sk'ar's plans put his troops at lessened risk while putting the worlds he overran under stronger Imperial control. His campaigns eventually brought him to Shiva IV; however, there he was thwarted by agents of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Attempting to evade defeat, he was killed when the Wookiee Chewbacca threw a solid steel gun mount at his ship, causing Sk'ar's aircraft to explode.
The Destruction of Despayre was a cataclysmic event that occurred in 0 BBY, following the Battle of Despayre. The prison planet Despayre was the final construction site of the first Death Star, where assembly of the space station's superlaser took place. After discovery of the site by the Alliance to Restore the Republic, the project's leader, Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, decided to move the station. The interior was near completion and the hyperdrive was functional, but the Grand Moff decided it was necessary to test the superlaser before getting under way. A proper test firing required a terrestrial world, and the penal colony was the only suitable location in sublight range. Tarkin decided without hesitation to sacrifice Despayre, and a few days before the Battle of Yavin, the planet was destroyed.
The destruction of Despayre was one of only three recorded uses of the Death Star's superlaser. The incident caused a shift in the gravitational configuration of the Horuz system, and was a major wound in the Force, as millions of lives were terminated almost instantly. The shock was felt by Force-sensitives, both trained and untrained.
The Suprema, born Ampotem Za, was a tall, reptilian alien of the Shimholt species. A leader on his homeworld of Kar'a'katok, he was captured by Major Stafuv Rahz during an Imperial raid, a dishonor that caused his radically isolationist species to ostracize him. Rejected from his own planet, he took his previous title of Suprema as his new name and submitted himself to the Empire. The Emperor saw value in the alien, and sent him to the planet Mandalore to enslave the populace. The Suprema proved successful in this endeavor, enslaving the vast majority of the planet in only a few short months, even capturing the Mandalorian Protector Tobbi Dala when he tried to infiltrate the Suprema's headquarters in the City of Bone. Many of the captured Mandalorians were forced into hard labor in the large structure, which slowly sapped their will to fight.
Around 3 ABY, Princess Leia Organa and C-3PO came to Mandalore in search of the bounty hunter Dengar because of a rumor that he had worked with Boba Fett in capturing Han Solo. Organa met up with the leader of the resistance to the Suprema, Mandalore Fenn Shysa, but the princess was eventually captured by Imperials and brought to the Suprema. The Shimholt slaver sent the Rebel leader to be imprisoned in one of the city's detention cells, but she was rescued by Shysa, who also freed Tobbi Dala in the process. The group then rallied the Mandalorian slaves to rise up against their oppressors, triggering a battle in the city. The Suprema attempted to stop the uprising and mortally wounded Tobbi Dala during a shoot-out in his office. However, before his death, Dala gained control of the blast doors to the city. After opening them to allow his comrades to escape, he closed the gates on the pursuing Imperial ships. The resulting explosion filled the entire city with flames, killing both Dala and the Suprema in the process.
The Rock Wizard was a powerful wizard who lived on the Forest Moon of Endor. He resided in a large fortress that towered over a fair stretch of land. A tribe of Jindas known as the Travelling Jindas took up residence under the Rock Wizard's fortress, and he allowed them to farm the land, using their beasts of burden to till the soil. In return, the Jinda tribe fed the wizard, bringing him Ewok delicacies to sample. The Rock Wizard valued his people and protected them from outside threats. The Jindas in turn were content to call the Rock Wizard's land their home, satisfied with the friendship they had struck with the wizard. However, this friendship abruptly ended during one of the Rock Wizard's meals. While eating an Ewok dish, one of the Rock Wizard's teeth became dislodged from his mouth. This incident caused the wizard terrible pain, and he immediately suspected the Jindas of trying to poison him. Using his formidable powers, he drove the Jindas from the land, chasing them with large boulders.
The Jindas were forced to stay on the move. If they attempted to remain in a location for too long, the boulders would rise up from the ground and attack them, until the Jindas continued their travels. During one of these encounters, the boulders chased the Jindas to an Ewok tribe located in Bright Tree Village. To repay the Jindas for an earlier act of kindness, the Ewok Shaman Logray and his apprentice Teebo decided to help stop the curse. Using their powers, the two Ewoks led the forest animals in tying up the boulders with long lengths of rope, fastening them to the ground. However, the Rock Wizard sensed that his powers were being blocked, and he arrived at the village determined to punish those that had helped the Jindas. The wizard began to attack the village but stopped when he noticed a familiar rock tied around the Ewok Princess Kneesaa a Jari Kintaka's neck. The Rock Wizard's tooth had been scavenged by traders and sold as a lucky token. The wizard demanded his tooth back, replacing it in his mouth. The replaced tooth cured the wizard's pain, and he immediately forgave the Jindas, requesting that they return to their home under his fortress.
Gar Stazi was a Duros admiral serving in the Galactic Alliance Defense Fleet at the time of the Sith-Imperial War, as commander of the Core Fleet. His actions at the Battle of Caamas, a Sith victory, preserved a portion of the Alliance to continue the fight against the Empire, making him a legend among the Imperial officers he faced in battle. Following the escape from Caamas, Stazi became the leader of the Galactic Alliance Remnant. He served as its Supreme Commander and led the Alliance from the bridge of his personal flagship, the Scythe-class battle cruiser Indomitable. To maintain his fleet's ability to harass the Sith, Stazi regularly sought out supplies, new recruits, and even tried to capture major Imperial warships to bolster his forces.
Later, in 137 ABY, part of his fleet participated in the Battle of Mon Calamari. In what turned out to be a major Alliance victory, Stazi's forces managed to capture the Imperious, a prototype Imperious-class Star Destroyer, and cripple the Mon Calamari Shipyards, thus hampering the Sith's ability to construct new ships, and damaging their efforts to control the galaxy.
Yamarus was an admiral in the fleet of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Commanding the MC80 Star Cruiser Liberty and its task force, Yamarus served in a variety of campaigns against both the Galactic Empire and mercenary forces in 3 ABY. Following the Battle of Hoth, he worked to destroy Director Lenzer's TIE Experimental Project, which involved the development of droid pilots and enhanced starfighters. With the help of his pilots, Yamarus was able to eradicate the project entirely. Subsequently, he received multiple transmissions from turncoat Imperial officer Zaletta, which allowed the admiral to strike several critical blows against the Empire.
Following Zaletta's defection, the pair worked together to determine the nature of a top-secret Imperial construction project. Working with Koth Melan and Luke Skywalker, Yamarus's pilots were instrumental in acquiring and protecting data that identified the new construction as the Death Star II. Realizing that such a weapon could spell doom for the Alliance, Yamarus worked to gain a new ally in the form of Dunari, an entrepreneur and former smuggler. Though Dunari and Yamarus were constantly harassed by the Hurrim mercenary group, they were able to establish a strong coalition together. With a strong infrastructure in place, Yamarus began to work towards building up the fleet's strength for the coming attack on the Death Star. Yamarus's soldiers procured the shuttle Tydirium, a ship that had clearance to land on the Forest Moon of Endor, home to the shield generator that protected the Death Star battlestation. Yamarus's efforts proved to be instrumental in the defeat of Emperor Palpatine at the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY.
The Binding Ceremony of Oron Kira and Galia was an Onderonian Binding Ceremony that took place in 4,000 BBY at Fortress Kira, the forest citadel of Beast-Lord Modon Kira. In the wilderness of Onderon, Galia, Princess of Iziz, and Oron Kira of the House of Kira were joined as husband and wife. The wedding was actually the second prong of a plot by Kira and Galia that began with the prearranged abduction of Galia. The abduction itself occurred shortly after the arrival of three Jedi Knights who had been called by Queen Amanoa of Onderon, to assist with ending the civil unrest between the civilians of the lone city of Iziz, and the Beast Riders from the planet's wilderness. Those same Beast Riders, led by Oron Kira, staged an ambush on the Royal Palace of Iziz, where they absconded with the Princess and returned to their forest stronghold. Amanoa, who at this time was at war with the Beast Riders, was also fooled by the charade, and thus ordered the newly-arrived Jedi diplomats to bring her daughter back unharmed. What they did not know was that the Princess had willingly left with the young Beast Rider, so that the two could consecrate their love for each other.
Intent on fulfilling their obligation to the Queen, Tott Doneeta, Cay and Ulic Qel-Droma went into the wilderness of Onderon, where, after being shot down in the Nebulon Ranger by the Beast Riders' perimeter defenses, they crashed in the wildlands. After crashing, they encountered and tamed wild boma beasts, and learned from them that a wedding between Oron Kira and Galia was just beginning. The bomas brought the Jedi to the forest citadel, where they found the wedding already in progress between the Beast-Lord and the Princess. After abruptly halting the ceremony and attempting to rescue Galia, the Jedi were surprised to learn from her that the wedding, like the abduction, had been secretly arranged years prior. They were then invited by Oron Kira's father, Modon Kira, to stay and join in the festivities. After the ceremony, Jedi Knight Ulic Qel-Droma suggested that the newly weds present their marriage to the Queen, in hopes that their union would sway the Amanoa into finally accepting a peaceful settlement between the warring factions. Kira agreed, and traveled with the Jedi and his new wife to the great walled city requesting an audience with the Queen.
However, the peace mission suggested by the Jedi was a failure. Amanoa rejected their offer, and as a result, Oron Kira led his Beast Riders into battle against Amanoa's forces. She was subsequently defeated by the combined might of the Jedi and Beast Riders, and the aftermath saw the achievement of peace, with Galia and Oron Kira being officially recognized as King and Queen of Onderon.
Cody Sunn-Childe was a hero of the Rebel cause who disappeared for many years after dedicating himself to a pacifist way of life. Over a decade after the first Galactic Empire was declared, Sunn-Childe called to arms and led a group of insurgents against the Empire, becoming the public face of the opposition for a time around 3 BBY. His public opposition and success against the Empire inspired many to follow in his footsteps, and gave hope to many more.
During a battle with Imperial forces on a newly-conquered planet, Sunn-Childe was injured and fell into a large crevasse. There, he was engulfed in an everlasting flame created by the native M'usts, though he survived, gaining the ability to make his dreams come to life. Eventually, Sunn-Childe left the M'usts and used his newfound abilities to build an ornate City of Dreams. He invited his former comrades to live a life of peace and harmony in an alternate dimension, where they waged a more personal war against the Empire. In 3 ABY, outsiders visited the City of Dreams for the first time, when Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca inadvertently created a rent in Sunn-Childe's dimension after a hyperdrive malfunction; however, the Millennium Falcon had been followed by a fleet of Imperial Star Destroyers. Sunn-Childe was eventually forced to break his vows and conjure great beasts to fend off the Imperials, though he immediately changed his mind. Determined to maintain his philosophy of peace, Cody Sunn-Childe allowed the Star Destroyers to destroy his City of Dreams and kill its inhabitants.
CT-6734, also known as Galle, was a clone trooper lieutenant in Commander Bly's 327th Star Corps who fought in the Battle of Felucia. Alongside Jedi Padawans Drake Lo'gaan, Ekria, and Zonder, he participated in a raid on a water treatment plant near the city of Jiaozi to stop the spread of a deadly toxin throughout Felucia's water supply. After accomplishing this, Galle ordered the death of Jedi Knight Barriss Offee per the Republic directive Order 66, and he later filed the report on her execution.
During the early years of the Galactic Empire, Galle was paired with Bly on the planet Yutusk. When Darth Vader called them into service, Galle and Bly aided Vader and Inquisitor Antinnis Tremayne in their search for Lo'gaan and Ekria, now Jedi fugitives, on Coruscant. Piloting a Low Altitude Assault Transport, Galle aided in Tremayne's pursuit of the Padawans in a chase through the airways of Coruscant.
The Telosian Jedi Academy was founded by the Jedi Master Atris during the Jedi Civil War, in the wake of the Attack on Dantooine when the Jedi Enclave there was sacked by the Sith Empire. The Academy was hidden within a large plateau in the polar region of Telos IV, which had been used to house the Telos Polar Irrigation System. The irrigation facility had been abandoned in the wake of the Bombing of Telos IV in 3,959 BBY, during the early stages of the war, providing a measure of secrecy and security for the Academy. Though it never housed any students, the Academy did play host to a large number of Sith holocrons that Atris had managed to collect, along with many Jedi- and Sith-related relics. Among the collection were various materials of learning that had been saved from the Enclave on Dantooine prior to its destruction at the hands of Darth Malak.
Five years after the end of the Jedi Civil War, the Academy still stood largely empty, save for Atris and the Echani Handmaiden Sisters who served her. That same year, the Jedi Exile, who had been fleeing the Sith at Peragus II, ended up on Telos' Citadel Station aboard the Ebon Hawk. When Atris had the ship brought to the Academy, the Exile, accompanied by her companions, Kreia, Atton Rand and Bao-Dur, followed the trail of evidence that pinpointed the Hawk's location, thereby discovering the Academy. Once there, the Exile met with Atris to discuss current events before disembarking to find a number of other Masters who had been presumed missing.
Delrakkin was the only planet in the Delrakkin system capable of sustaining life. Home to the reptilian Delrakkin, the world was covered with mountain ranges and jungles, as well as a perpetual cloud cover that provided it with incessant storms and rain. Delrakkin City was the only civilized location on the planet and was home to the Delrakkin, until the Galactic Empire invaded.
The Imperials expelled the Delrakkin from their city and populated it with their own citizens. In 0 ABY, the planet nearly became the subject of an Imperial experiment devised by Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin. Tarkin intended to use the planet as a test bed for new interdictor technology, which was to be developed in the utmost secrecy. To that end, he ordered Admiral Termo to eradicate the planet's populace, but the scheme was foiled by the Rebel Alliance.
Sarna was the Queen of Drogheda during the height of the Galactic Empire. During her younger life, she had been romantically linked with Lando Calrissian. However, Calrissian had primarily pursued her intending to marry her for her money. Sarna's father caught wind of the plot, and he banished Calrissian from Drogheda and from his daughter. Although Sarna was heartbroken, she understood her father's reasoning and broke off contact with her lover.
Following the defeat of the Empire at the Battle of Endor, Sarna's rule was threatened by the locals, who wanted to set up a democratic government. Hoping to recruit someone who could defeat the revolutionaries, she contacted her former flame, lying to him that the rebels were being funded by the Empire. Calrissian came to Drogheda, but he quickly saw through the ruse. Sarna tried to keep Calrissian from escaping to inform the Rebellion, but he eluded her clutches, aiding Danu, Sarna's sister and secret agent for the revolutionaries, in overthrowing Sarna's rule. As the revolutionaries celebrated their victory, they decided to exile the Queen, and Calrissian was paid a fee to remove Sarna from Drogheda. The two departed the planet in the Cobra, planning to cook up a money-making scheme.
Sabé was a handmaiden to Queen Padmé Amidala during her reign as Monarch of Naboo. A native of Naboo, Sabé was handpicked by Captain Panaka of the Royal Naboo Security Forces shortly after Amidala's coronation, due to her strong resemblance to the new Queen. Along with the other handmaidens, Sabé was trained to serve as both an attendant and a bodyguard, and as the most important of her group, she was chosen to be the first in line to take the Queen's place in times of crisis, as a decoy. Together with Amidala, Sabé perfected her act as Queen, learning to mimic the monarch accurately.
Sabé was required to step into the role during the Invasion of Naboo in 32 BBY. When the Trade Federation subjugated the capital city of Theed, the handmaiden donned one of the Queen's gowns, while Amidala took Sabé's role, using concealed gestures and signals to communicate. Before they were taken into Federation custody, Sabé and her "retinue" were rescued by the Jedi Knights Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. In attempting to flee Naboo in the Queen's J-type 327 Nubian royal starship, the group was forced to make a detour to Tatooine in order to repair the craft before journeying to Coruscant.
Once on Coruscant, Amidala attempted to reason with the Galactic Senate, and hoped to receive aid to help remove the Federation from Naboo. No such help came her way, however, and she was forced to take matters into her own hands. Sabé once again took on the role of the Queen in an attempt to persuade the Gungans to help fight the Federation. Sabé's attempts failed, forcing the real Amidala to reveal her identity. The revelation impressed the Gungan leader, Boss Rugor Nass, and he agreed to aid the Naboo. Sabé then participated in the Second Battle of Theed, helping to defeat the Federation and free her planet.
Erv Lekauf was a lieutenant in the Imperial Army who served as Darth Vader's personal aide for several years. On a mission to Vohai in 18 BBY, Lekauf helped Vader fight the Emperor's Hand Sa Cuis, impressing the Dark Lord with his courage and loyalty. Vader had him cloned as part of a new Imperial project, and Lekauf took over the training of the six clones made of him. On a trip back to Coruscant in 17 BBY following the completion of the cloning program, Lekauf and his clones helped defeat the rogue Emperor's Hand Sheyvan and six Force-sensitive clones of Sa Cuis. Though Lekauf was badly burned during this fight, he survived. Following the completion of his career with the Empire, Erv Lekauf helped raise his grandson Jori Lekauf, who would serve in the Galactic Alliance Guard several decades later.
Cypher Bos was a notorious Nalrithian bounty hunter active during the Galactic Civil War. He worked predominantly for the Galactic Empire, but also for Jabba Desilijic Tiure, building up a reputation as a violent and capable hunter.
In 3 ABY, Cypher tracked down his eggmate, Phoedris Bos, hoping to kill and impersonate him in order to infiltrate the Alliance to Restore the Republic. He had heard of an impending mission involving Phoedris and Han Solo, and believed that in one swoop he could ruin the Alliance and capture Solo's bounty. Cypher and Phoedris faced off on Ord Mantell; after using the mental link they shared—which existed because the two had hatched from the same egg—to learn many secret Rebel codes, Cypher killed his brother.
Solo arrived several weeks later, and Cypher was ordered to take him and his companion to an Imperial computer terminal so that they could hack into the system. When he realized that Solo's companion was in fact Leia Organa, Cypher ended his charade and held the two hostage. Solo was able to disarm him, though, and after a brief exchange of blaster shots, the Nalrithian bounty hunter was killed.
Paltr Carvin was an Imperial general and Tribune who briefly ruled the Galactic Empire in 5 ABY. A member of the Imperial Ruling Council, Carvin seized control after Sate Pestage was accused of treason and fled Imperial Center. Working with Director of Imperial Intelligence Ysanne Isard, Carvin put out a warrant for Pestage's arrest, and as a result the former Grand Vizier was captured on Ciutric IV.
Carvin appointed Admiral Delak Krennel to retrieve Pestage and bring him back to Imperial Center, but the ensuing First Battle of Ciutric IV prevented that. Pestage had been rescued by New Republic agents, but the agents themselves had been forced to stay on the planet due to the presence of the Interdictor Star Destroyer Binder. Krennel initially failed to take control of the situation, however, turning it into a fiasco. Meanwhile, Isard had Carvin's closest colleagues assassinated, before having the general himself arrested. As control over the Empire was wrested from his grasp, Carvin was taken to the Lusankya prison facility, where he was to be reconditioned to serve Isard loyally.
Aleema Keto was a Human female, the daughter of Lady Magda Keto and niece of the elder Lord Keto, as well as the cousin of Satal Keto. As she progressed down the path of the dark side of the Force, Aleema became a Sith sorceress, gaining proficiency in the arts of Sith magic. She and Satal also co-founded the Krath, a secret dark side society, and together they succeeded in overthrowing the Tetan Monarchy just prior to the Great Sith War.
As co-rulers of the Empress Teta system, Aleema and her cousin instigated the conflict known as the Krath Holy Crusade, the opening battle of which exposed to the Jedi the Sith powers harnessed by the Ketos at work in Tetan space. The Krath then launched a bold ambush against the Jedi during their convocation on the planet Deneba, which resulted in the death of Jedi Master Arca Jeth. In response, Jeth's apprentice, the Jedi Knight Ulic Qel-Droma, infiltrated the Krath in an attempt to destroy them from within. Aleema immediately realized his intentions and took him as her lover while offering him a position within the Krath organization. She then masterminded the death of her cousin Satal at Qel-Droma's hands, at which time the fallen Jedi assumed Satal's position as leader of the Krath. Together with Qel-Droma, Aleema joined forces with Dark Lord of the Sith Exar Kun and held position as his senior ally in Kun's Brotherhood of the Sith. Aleema and the Sith Brotherhood continued their war against the Jedi, though during an assault on Coruscant, she betrayed her lover Qel-Droma to the Jedi. She was later killed by her own actions when she used her Sith powers to cause a massive supernova in the Cron Cluster during the Battle of Kemplex IX, having been tricked into the affair by both Kun and Qel-Droma.
The Destruction of Taris was an event that took place during the height of the Jedi Civil War. Intending to capture the Jedi Padawan Bastila Shan, whose talents with battle meditation had been crucial to the Galactic Republic's effort against the Sith Empire led by Darth Malak, the Dark Lord of the Sith set his fleet around the Outer Rim world of Taris. After successfully ambushing the vessel under Shan's command, the Hammerhead-class cruiser Endar Spire, Sith troopers led by Darth Bandon boarded the ship, intent on seizing her alive. However, Shan, Carth Onasi and the amnesic ex-Sith Lord Revan were able to escape before the vessel's destruction. Afterwards, Malak ordered the conquest and blockading of Taris in order to search for the Jedi. The escape pod bearing Shan crashed in the Undercity, however, and she was taken prisoner by the Black Vulkars swoop gang.
With support from the Hidden Beks swoop gang, Revan found and freed Shan. Impressed, the Mandalorian mercenary Canderous Ordo offered Revan an opportunity to leave the planet by stealing Exchange boss Davik Kang's flagship, the Ebon Hawk. Accepting the offer, Revan raided the main Sith base to acquire codes to bypass the blockade; Ordo then brought him to Kang's estate to steal the ship. Malak, meanwhile, grew weary of the protracted search. Seeking to eliminate Shan, he ordered Admiral Saul Karath to thoroughly bombard the surface. As the Sith fleet in orbit repositioned itself, Ordo and Revan succeeded in accessing the Hawk. However, they were confronted by Kang and the bounty hunter Calo Nord. After a brief firefight as the bombardment began, Kang was killed and Nord incapacitated; with the way clear, the party boarded the freighter, picking up Onasi, Shan, Mission Vao, Zaalbar, and T3-M4, and blasted off for space. The Ebon Hawk eluded a vanguard of attacking Sith fighters before fleeing into hyperspace, en route to the Jedi Enclave on Dantooine. Despite their escape, the bombardment continued until the entire world was virtually scoured of life, killing billions of beings.
Hetton was a Human male who was related to the Demici family, one of the Great Houses of Serenno. From a young age he knew he was Force-sensitive, and as a young man encouraged his mother to search for means of training his abilities without having to pledge allegiance to either the Jedi or Sith. He used his family's wealth and connections to collect an array of artifacts and documents teaching him about the dark side of the Force.
He went on to form the Anti-Republic Liberation Front, a rebel organization that protested against Serenno's membership with the Galactic Republic. This, however, was a front for his true objective: the resurrection of the Sith following their near-total destruction after the Seventh Battle of Ruusan. Members of his order brought Darth Zannah before him after their failed assassination of former Supreme Chancellor Tarsus Valorum in 990 BBY. They believed her to be responsible for the failure of the plot, possibly by revealing it to the authorities.
Upon witnessing her command of the dark side, Hetton pledged himself to becoming her apprentice, despite being over twice her age. He persuaded Zannah by granting her the sum of his collected knowledge and control of the Umbaran-trained Shadow Assassins that had come under his command following the defeat of Kaan's Brotherhood of Darkness. Zannah agreed, on the condition that first they would have to defeat her own Master, Darth Bane. However, Hetton underestimated Bane, and both he and his assassin bodyguards were killed.
Firmus Piett was the final admiral of the Imperial Navy's Death Squadron, Darth Vader's personal fleet of Star Destroyers. Coming from humble beginnings on the backwater Outer Rim world of Axxila, Piett began his naval career with the Axxila antipirate fleet. Though his posting was not notable, Piett's creativity and dedication made his home sector the safest in the Outer Rim. His ascension through the ranks, however, was not so much a tribute to his dedication, but his ability to shift blame onto others when mistakes were made. With an extraordinary number of arrests and suppressions to his name, as well as what appeared to be a perfectly clean record, Piett earned the attention of high-ranking officers on Imperial Center.
Transferred to the Imperial Navy, Piett was picked out to serve in Vader's Death Squadron, which prowled the galaxy searching for Rebel Alliance headquarters. Given the captaincy of the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Accuser, Piett served diligently until the command of the fleet's flagship, the Star Dreadnought Executor, was vacant. As captain of the Executor, Piett relentlessly searched for the hidden Alliance base while secretly undermining his superior, Admiral Kendal Ozzel. At the Battle of Hoth, Ozzel was summarily executed by Vader for incompetence, allowing Piett to swiftly step into the admiral's role.
Though he was criticized for his swift ascent to the top of the command chain, Piett set himself about his task with enthusiasm, though he feared that he would meet the same fate as Ozzel. He made several potentially fatal blunders soon after his promotion but was able to shift blame as he had done in the past. Following the failed capture of Luke Skywalker at Bespin, the Executor was taken back to Imperial Center, leaving Piett to command the Accuser once more. In 4 ABY, though, Piett was once again on the bridge of the Star Dreadnought, commanding the Imperial fleet in the Battle of Endor. Piett perished in the battle when an RZ-1 A-wing interceptor piloted by Arvel Crynyd rammed into the Executor's bridge.
The S-100 Stinger-class starfighter was a single-seat fighter produced by Corellian Engineering Corporation before, during, and after the Great Sith War of 3,997 BBY. Measuring 11.5 meters in length, the hyperdrive-equipped craft was used by the Jedi Order, the navy of the Galactic Republic, and civilian purchase. Armed with laser cannons and proton torpedo launchers, and minimally shielded, the S-100 was considered lightly armed, but was said to make up for its defensive shortcomings with its high speed and maneuverability superior to most other starfighters of its time. Despite the introduction of other craft, the Stinger remained the mainstay of the Jedi, who used it in conflicts against the Krath during the Sith War and afterward, until the introduction of the Aurek tactical strikefighter before the Mandalorian Wars of 3,976 BBY. Even then, the fighter remained in production, and was preferred by planetary defense forces.
Mosep Binneed was a Nimbanel accountant who served Jabba Desilijic Tiure. Like most of his species, Binneed entered a bureaucratic profession and worked for the Hutts, eventually ending up on Tatooine during the early Galactic Civil War. Operating out of Mos Eisley spaceport on Tatooine in the Outer Rim, Binneed managed the finances of crime lord Jabba the Hutt to the best of his efforts, along with a number of other accountants, many of whom were also Nimbanese. He was present in Chalmun's Cantina in 0 BBY when Obi-Wan Kenobi attacked Ponda Baba with a lightsaber.
After the death of Binneed's superior, Lhojugg, Binneed took charge of Jabba's financial affairs and was based in the Hutt's town house. He had many informants and contacts in the organizations of Jabba's criminal rivals, and he used their information to disrupt the competitors' flow of funding. However, he knew that Jabba would have no hesitation to end his life if he failed in his tasks, and Binneed was constantly in fear of such a fate. He had many underlings, though some of them wished to work against Jabba, mismanaging his books and seeking to leave his employ.
Jhoram Bey was a Weequay who served the Galactic Alliance Remnant as Rogue Leader and later captain of the Alliance during the Second Imperial Civil War. Bey served under Admiral Gar Stazi on his flagship, the Indomitable, around 137 ABY, commanding the prestigious Rogue Squadron. He took part in the Alliance's continual raids and harassments against Darth Krayt's Sith Empire, becoming one of Stazi's most trusted officers.
In 137 ABY, Jhoram Bey led Rogue Squadron in an attack on the Mon Calamari Shipyards with the intention of stealing an Imperial Advanced Star Destroyer, the Imperious. Imperial forces were waiting for them, and in the Battle of Mon Calamari, Bey lost several of his pilots to Imperial Predator-class fighters. When the Indomitable received heavy damage, Bey left his squadron to rescue Admiral Stazi, though the Duros refused to accompany him. Feeling he had no other option, Bey knocked Stazi unconscious and forcibly took him away, moments before the Indomitable collided with the shipyards. To punish Bey for striking a superior officer, Stazi promoted him to the late Jaius Yorub's position as the admiral's right-hand-man and captain of the Imperious, which had been rechristened the Alliance. Bey was aboard the Star Destroyer during Stazi's attack on Ralltiir. Stazi had intended to capture many of the ships intact for his own use, but in the end had to settle with the near destruction of the Coruscant Third Fleet.
Plett was a male Ho'Din from the planet Moltok who served as a Jedi Master during the final decades of the Galactic Republic. A talented botanist and ecologist, he settled on the remote Outer Rim world of Belsavis, in an isolated valley that came to be known as Plett's Well. There, he practiced his botanical skills for seventy years, genetically tailoring plants to the unique environment. At the time of the Great Jedi Purge, he provided refuge to dozens of students from the Jedi Temple within his compound.
Once Emperor Palpatine discovered the location of the Jedi refugees, he dispatched the Eye of Palpatine, a large battlemoon, to raze the enclave. However, the battlemoon was sabotaged by Callista Ming and Geith, two Jedi who had spent time on Belsavis, before it reached the planet. Plett and the Jedi were then able to defeat a small secondary strike force before fleeing Belsavis and scattering. Plett also wiped the memories of the native Mluki, in order to hide all traces of the Jedi's presence there.
A force cage was a device that was designed for and used to contain prisoners, the first examples of which were seen some time prior to 3,956 BBY during the Jedi Civil War. Existing through to the era of the New Republic, these types of detention cells were, in essence, energy shields that took the form of a tube. The device itself consisted of a base and cap that was connected by a column at the back that also anchored it to a wall. This assemblage served as a conduit for the energy barrier, keeping it running and anchoring it in place. Force cages were found throughout the galaxy, on worlds ranging from the urbanized city-planet of Taris to the remote and desolate Sith world of Korriban, and even aboard warships such as the Leviathan, the flagship of the Sith Empire's war fleet. During the years prior to the Galactic Civil War, a portable version of the still-popular device was developed; these types of cages were often employed by bounty hunters, such as War'qi and Jango and Boba Fett, who wished to ensure the continued confinement of a live capture until delivery.
Jaxxon was a quick-witted Lepi smuggler from Coachelle Prime. The most rambunctious of his family's thirteen children, he left his homeworld at an early age, after stealing an unprotected freighter. He made his way to Nar Shaddaa, where he began to perform odd jobs, quickly becoming familiar with the important elements of fringe culture. After a short stint as a mercenary, he decided to try his hand at smuggling, and he bought a WUD-500 starship, christening it the Rabbit's Foot. However, the ship was fraught with mechanical problems and he was forced to land at the shady spaceport of Aduba-3. Needing to acquire funds in order to make repairs, he accepted a job from Han Solo, and became part of the Star-Hoppers of Aduba-3, a mercenary force tasked with defending the small village of Onacra. After protecting the community from Cloud-Riders, the group was forced to fight off the Behemoth from the World Below. Due to Solo's efforts, the giant monster was killed, and Jaxxon was able to get the money needed to repair his ship.
Later, Jaxxon paired up with one of his fellow Star-Hoppers, Amaiza Foxtrain, to help him in his smuggling business. Using her skill at gambling, the two eventually built up enough money to modify the Rabbit's Foot considerably, making it a formidable smuggling vessel. A short time after the Battle of Yavin, bounty hunters loyal to Beilert Valance, who were looking for clues to the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker, captured Jaxxon. The hunters had inadvertently confused one of Jaxxon's fellow Star-Hoppers, Jimm Doshun, with Skywalker, and knew that Jaxxon would know his location. After prying the location of Aduba-3 from Jaxxon, Valance and his crew went to the world to capture "Skywalker." However, Jaxxon and Foxtrain got there first, and in a carefully executed plan they were able to defeat Valance's men, leaving only him alive at the end of the encounter. Once Valance had realized his mistake, he fled from Aduba-3, claiming that the Star-Hoppers would never stop him from locating his quarry.
Moorja was a small Inner Rim world on the Corellian Trade Spine. It was owned by the Salliche Agricultural Corporation, which ran an agricultural and mining colony there. Though the planet was frequently swept by fierce ion storms capable of interfering with electronic equipment, it was a major exporter of foodstuffs.
During the Clone Wars, the planet was conquered by the Confederacy of Independent Systems, who garrisoned the planet with organic forces, a rare move for the battle droid-focused government. While there, the CIS fought the Galactic Republic in the Battle of Moorja. The planet subsequently became part of the Galactic Empire and home to an advanced scout training facility. During the Galactic Civil War, the planet was the site of another major engagement, between forces of the Empire and the rogue Moff Prentioch; both were attempting to gain access to a New Republic reconnaissance report prepared by the Black Curs.
Colonel Quaal Tavier Catharius was a formidable warrior and a charismatic leader who served as the thirty-first leader of the m'Yalfor'ac Order, his reign lasting over a dozen years during the Galactic Civil War. A Bitthævrian male from Guiteica, Tavier proved himself a keen soldier in battle against the Galactic Republic, and was eventually promoted to the leader of the m'Yalfor'ac Order and the Guiteica Militia—two organizations dedicated to maintaining strong military forces and protected Guiteica from outside invasion. He quickly became one of the most revered and successful Bitthævrian leaders, surviving many attempts at his ouster; he wore his numerous scars as signs of his bravery and worthiness in combat.
During the reign of the Galactic Empire, Tavier was badly wounded in a botched assassination attempt by the traitorous Jael Ganton Farvash; Ganton was sentenced to execution, though he used an old Bitthævrian tradition to force an injured Tavier into accepting a hand-to-hand arena challenge. Ganton cheated in the encounter, sneaking several of his cohorts into the arena, though Tavier's bodyguard, Aul Tarrus Vishav, was able to fend them off; Tavier slew Ganton, saving face before his subjects. He was still in charge of the Order as of 10 ABY, when he publicly declared war with the New Republic.
Terrinald Screed was an officer of the Judicial Department during the waning years of the Galactic Republic, and an early political ally of Senator Palpatine. During the Clone Wars, he served in the Republic Navy, and, along with Captain Jan Dodonna, commanded the Victory Fleet that defeated the Confederate forces of Dua Ningo. Their victory saw Screed promoted to vice admiral and command of the Coruscant Home Fleet.
After the rise of the Galactic Empire, Screed became one of the first admirals in the Imperial Navy and acted as the Emperor's right-hand man. His mission to seek out new opportunities for the now Emperor Palpatine in the Outer Rim led him to form alliances with the Great Heep, establishing a mining operation on Biitu, and with Governor Koong of Roon, in search of the valuable Roonstones. Both operations ended in disaster after the intervention of the merchant Mungo Baobab along with his droids C-3PO and R2-D2.
Screed's career declined in the following years, and after Palpatine's death at the Battle of Endor, Screed became one of the many warlords fighting for control of the Empire. He was eventually executed by his rival, Warlord Zsinj.
The Second Battle of Onderon took place during the Freedon Nadd Uprising, being the second battle of that specific conflict, in the year 3,998 BBY. The Republic Military offensive was proposed by the Tchuukthai Jedi Master Thon, who, with his apprentice Nomi Sunrider, attended the Galactic Senate's Ministry of Defense hearing called to discuss the growing dark side threat on Onderon. The meeting resulted with Sunrider being chosen to lead the Republic fleet in battle against the worshipers of Dark Lord of the Sith Freedon Nadd, who were united under the banner of Onderon's ruler, the Sith sorcerer King Ommin.
Arriving in Onderonian space under escort of the full Republic Navy, Nomi Sunrider and a team of four other Jedi Knights engaged Ommin and his Naddist army. The battle commenced just as Tetan aristocrats Satal and Aleema Keto arrived on Onderon with the intentions of deciphering an ancient Sith spellbook. Caught in the midst of battle, the Ketos were shot down and crashed into Iziz, where, after searching for a time, were led to Ommin, who introduced them to Sith lore. Before he could begin their initiation into Sith teachings, they were ambushed by the Jedi Knights. The Jedi ultimately triumphed over the King, rescuing the imprisoned Jedi Master Arca Jeth, defeating Ommin's army, and freeing Onderon of Nadd's dark influence. The Ketos also escaped Onderon, and, armed with their Sith artifacts, became the new Sith apprentices of Nadd.
Todr Fel was a Corellian, the younger brother of Imperial fighter ace Soontir Fel. He grew up on an Allied Grain and Roughage agro-combine, where he learned the values of loyalty, duty, and hard work from his family. He married Ajai Fel, and together they had a son, Fyric, around 3 ABY. Soontir's success allowed him to gain a barony and an estate, on which Fel and his family were allowed to live.
Nearly five years after the Battle of Yavin, Soontir was captured by the New Republic, and his wife fled into hiding with their children to avoid Imperial retaliation. Hoping to pressure the Fels into divulging her location, Imperial Intelligence backed Ilir Post in kidnapping his son, Fyric. Determined not to betray his family or to let his son be used against him, Fel used three New Republic pilots sent by Wedge Antilles, Soontir's brother-in-law, to place a tracker on Post and draw him out. Fel killed Post with a sniper shot, risking Fyric's death when he fell from the balcony on which Post held him, because Fel felt it was the only case in which Fyric had any chance of living. One of the New Republic pilots caught Fyric, and the three pilots took Todr, Ajai, and Fyric Fel to safety in the New Republic.
Skorr was a cybernetically-enhanced Humanoid bounty hunter active during the waning days of the Old Republic and the early reign of the Galactic Empire. A member of the Bounty Hunters Guild during the Separatist Crisis, after 19 BBY Skorr worked almost exclusively on Ord Mantell. He had a particular loathing for an agent named Kestrel, who had encroached on his territory, though on several occasions he narrowly missed out on capturing her.
Several months after the Battle of Yavin, Skorr and his diminutive associate, Gribbet, kidnapped Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa in the hopes of luring Han Solo to their safehouse in the Ord Mantell outback so that they could cash in on Solo's hefty bounty with Jabba Desilijic Tiure. Solo was able to rescue his companions, however, and in the ensuing dogfight, Skorr was captured by Imperial forces and sentenced to the Spice Mines of Kessel for inadvertently distracting the Imperials and allowing Solo to flee. Skorr escaped and swore to enact his revenge on Solo; some time later, he teamed up with several other bounty hunters and kidnapped Solo on the planet Hoth. The bounty hunters were due to hand Solo over to Boba Fett, who would present him to Jabba, but when Skorr learned that Fett was working with the hated Empire, he decided he would rather see the Corellian dead than in Imperial hands. Skorr confronted Solo and his companions as they attempted to escape their cells, though Solo was able to wrestle him to the ground; in the ensuing struggle, Skorr accidentally turned the weapon on himself, and died.
The Kaiburr crystal was an ancient Force relic, initially located on the planet Circarpous V, locally known as Mimban. When in its natural location in the Temple of Pomojema on Mimban, the crystal increased a Force-sensitive's power one thousand times over. Among its magnification of abilities were the ability to heal, to further augment a Force-user's connection to the Force, to project Force lightning by those typically unable, and to empower and energize a tired being close in proximity to the crystal. If cut properly, the Kaiburr crystal also worked as a lightsaber crystal.
The Kaiburr crystal was initially used by priests to heal the sick in the Temple of Pomojema. However, for reasons unknown, the area was abandoned, and the crystal became a legend in the eyes of the local Mimbanites. The crystal would go on as a legend until around 2 ABY, when an elder woman named Halla purchased from one of the Mimbanites a shard of the crystal, as well as a map which led to Pomojema's temple. The woman enlisted the help of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, on Mimban due to a crash-landing, and helped the two escape from prison. Unknown to the three of them, this caught the attention of the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader; unaware, she and her allies went on an expedition to acquire the ancient relic.
They eventually reached the temple and found the crystal; however, Vader had beaten them there. Confronting Skywalker and Organa, Vader engaged in a duel with both of them, eventually defeating Organa and driving Skywalker to the ground before losing his right arm to Skywalker's lightsaber and eventually losing the battle despite the power given to him by the crystal. Halla handed Skywalker the Kaiburr crystal, and, along with his inherent Force sensitivity, Luke used its legendary focusing powers to heal both himself and Organa, as the two were left critically injured after their duels. However, unbeknownst to any members of the party, the crystal lost its power as it left the proximity of the temple and was completely powerless once off-planet. The shard, which began the adventure on Mimban, would stay in Vader's possession until he gifted it to his apprentice, the Dark Lady Lumiya. Luke Skywalker later found use for the crystal off-planet, as a teaching tool when he started his Jedi Praxeum and as a lightsaber focusing crystal.
Willrow Hood was a Human male miner who lived and worked on Cloud City, a floating station located above the gas giant Bespin. He worked for A'roFilter, a mining company sympathetic to the Alliance to Restore the Republic, as the head of the department responsible for dealing with the Rebel Alliance, supplying discounted Tibanna gas. Eventually, though, the Galactic Empire invaded and conquered the planet; in order to protect the Rebellion contacts Hood was responsible for, the miner took A'roFilter's main computer's memory core, as it contained the encrypted information on Rebel contacts. After finding the nearest disposal unit, Hood dumped the entire core, rather than risk it falling into the wrong hands; thus, Willrow Hood was able to save the Alliance's interests. Hood remained on Cloud City throughout the Imperial occupation, suffering imprisonment and torture but revealing nothing.
Eventually, he joined together with Tian Chyler, a former Imperial Security Bureau agent disenfranchised with the Empire who had defected, transmitting information on Cloud City's Imperial-run defense systems. Utilizing this information, the Alliance was able to liberate the planet from the Empire's control. After the Rebels' victory, Hood decided to take it easy.
Bey was a male Human/Nagai hybrid from Corellia. He was a friend of Han Solo's and, growing up, he acted as a big brother to Solo, defending him from bullies and teaching him to fight. As a man, Bey took to a role as a rambling guardian, exploring the galaxy and helping those in need. During this time, Bey crash-landed on the planet of Nagi, where he met his long-lost mother, Krai H'voc, and his half-brother, Ozrei N'takkilomandrife. The Nagai were preparing for an attack on the Alliance of Free Planets and, wanting to aid his newfound family, Bey decided to help. Bey returned to Alliance space to act as a double agent for the Nagai.
Joining Mandalore Fenn Shysa on his homeworld, Bey aided the Mandalorians in forming a resistance group to counterattack the advancing Nagai, earning their trust. Bey accompanied Shysa to the Rebels' headquarters on the forest moon of Endor, using the position to figure out the Alliance's plan of attack against the Nagai. Bey was eventually found out during the Second Battle of Endor and fled from the Rebel base after a fight with Solo. After the Nagai joined forces with the Alliance following the Battle of Zeltros, Bey rejoined his former comrades under Admiral Ackbar, working as an undercover agent to infiltrate the Tof. Following the end of the conflict, Bey began working for the New Republic Intelligence Service.
Sharr Latt was a Human male from the planet Coruscant and a member of Wraith Squadron during the Yuuzhan Vong War. After the fall of Coruscant in 27 ABY, the Wraiths made their way to Borleias, where much of New Republic Fleet Group Three under Wedge Antilles was stationed, and were incorporated into the New Republic Intelligence units under the umbrella of Iella Wessiri Antilles. There, Latt served as an adviser to Jaina Solo on psychological warfare during the New Republic's occupation of Borleias, aiding her in creating the appearance that she was an avatar of the Yuuzhan Vong goddess of deception, Yun-Harla. Latt also helped plan Luke Skywalker's mission to Coruscant to hunt down the deranged Dark Jedi Lord Nyax, though he did not accompany this mission, instead temporarily joining Twin Suns Squadron under Solo to act as one of her personal advisers. At Borleias, he served aboard a B-wing starfighter as a gunner, piloted by a Mon Calamari pilot named Beelyath, and was responsible for launching the Goddess missile as Twin Suns Ten, luring several Yuuzhan Vong pilots to their death in a dovin basal minefield as they chased the projectile.
Talon Karrde was a smuggler and information broker who dominated the underworld market in information. He began his career in the organization of Jorj Car'das, where he moved quickly through the ranks to become one of Car'das's top lieutenants. When Car'das disappeared in 0 BBY, Karrde quickly and quietly took over the organization to avoid internal feuding. The smuggling and information-brokering organization was already formidable, and when Jabba Desilijic Tiure was killed in 4 ABY, Karrde was able to pick up the most pieces and guide his group to the top spot in the smuggling world. Known as an honest and honorable man, Karrde kept a low profile despite his lofty underworld position.
In 9 ABY, Karrde was drawn into the Galactic Civil War, in which he had previously avoided taking sides, when he rescued Luke Skywalker from being stranded in deep space and helped Skywalker avoid capture by Imperial leader Grand Admiral Thrawn, though only after his hand was forced. Thrawn placed a bounty on Karrde, driving him to sell the location of the Katana fleet, a secret he had kept since his days in Car'das's employ, to the New Republic. Karrde then organized the Smugglers' Alliance to represent the smugglers to the New Republic and aid in the battle against Thrawn. When Thrawn was defeated, Karrde remained a valued ally of Skywalker and the Solos but was not trusted by the New Republic leadership as a whole due to his shady past.
In 19 ABY, Karrde undertook a mission to find Car'das, whose retribution he had long feared, in order to seek out a copy of the Caamas Document and end the political crisis regarding it. Car'das did not have a copy, but did provide information that was key in exposing the hoax regarding Thrawn's return. In the aftermath of the peace treaty between the New Republic and Imperial Remnant, Karrde turned his organization into an information-sharing agency to maintain trust between the two governments. He lost his valued second-in-command, Mara Jade, in the process as she married Skywalker and took up the Jedi life. When the Yuuzhan Vong invaded six years later, Karrde revived the Smugglers' Alliance to combat the Yuuzhan Vong and played a key role, in partnership with Lando Calrissian and longtime friend Booster Terrik, in helping pro-Jedi Chief of State candidate Cal Omas be elected to office during the crisis. When the Jedi were declared enemies of the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances in 40 ABY, Karrde put his organization at their disposal, having become a staunch ally of the Jedi in contrast to his previous desire for neutrality.
Davin Fel was the eldest son of the Baron Soontir Fel and Syal Antilles Fel. Raised on Corellia, he moved with his parents to the Unknown Regions when his father decided to serve Grand Admiral Mitth'raw'nuruodo' Empire of the Hand. There, he grew up among the Chiss and was admitted to a Chiss military academy, in which he was criticized by his instructors for a willingness to disobey orders or depart from battle plans in order to save others. He graduated and served as a pilot in the Empire of the Hand's military, in which capacity he was killed at age twenty.
Jorj Car'das was a Human male from Corellia who lived during the time of the Galactic Republic, the Galactic Empire, and the New Republic. Early in his life, Car'das joined the crew of the smuggling ship Bargain Hunter, working mainly as a bootlegger for the Hutts. In 27 BBY, Car'das, Dubrak Qennto, and Maris Ferasi became the captives of Commander Thrawn of the Chiss Expansionary Defense Force. Thrawn wished to learn the language of the Republic from the smugglers; they stayed in his base on Crustai for several weeks, teaching him Basic and learning the Chiss language, Cheunh. Car'das assisted Thrawn in defeating the alien Vagaari, before being allowed to return to the Republic.
Car'das eventually parted ways with his companions after being given an offer by Sith agent Kinman Doriana to start a smuggling organization that would double as an intelligence operation for Darth Sidious. Car'das's organization flourished, and he built up a huge repository of information. However, he was kidnapped by a Dark Jedi during the Clone Wars, and although he was rescued by Jedi Master Yoda, Car'das left the encounter a changed man. He became extremely ruthless during the time of the Empire, though his health began to deteriorate; Yoda healed him with the Force initially, though the second time Car'das visited Yoda's planet of residence, Dagobah, the Jedi Master refused to heal him, sending him to the Aing-Tii monks instead. Car'das ultimately spent over a dozen years studying with the Aing-Tii, learning of their views on the Force. He later settled down on the planet Exocron, though in 19 ABY he was approached by smuggler Talon Karrde, who was seeking an intact copy of the Caamas Document in the hopes of ending the crisis. Car'das did not possess a copy, but he was privy to top secret information about Moff Vilim Disra's plot to impersonate Thrawn, which Karrde used to help end the crisis.
Bungo Bung was a male Sullustan from the planet Sullust. Despite growing up working on his father's boaboo fungus farm, Bung harbored a desire to pilot starships. Joining SoroSuub Corporation's Transport and Supply Division, he eventually attained the command of the Chubby Gundark, a Nyubba-class cargo barge driver. Assisted by his droid co-pilot, 42-RST—known as Rusti—Bung was the pioneer of the Great Bantha Breakfast Biscuit Run between Sullust and Gastrula in the Outer Rim Territories during the Galactic Civil War. Bung transported Biscuit Baron's Bantha Breakfast Biscuits to the native Gastrulans, despite interference on the first run from Imperial Captain Wankle. Although he made a healthy profit, Bung broke even after spending much of the money on repairs to his ship after an encounter with a Giant Amorphous Bantha Breakfast Biscuit, a strange anomalous lifeform that was the result of the interaction between the preservatives in Bantha Breakfast and the stale air in his ship. He survived by defeating the creature with blue sauce, which, as the recommended accompaniment to a Breakfast Bantha Biscuit, proved to be the lifeform's weakness.
Darth Bane, born under the name of Dessel, was one of the most pivotal Dark Lords of the Sith and the long-expected Sith'ari. Born in 1,026 BBY, he was raised as a poor miner on the Outer Rim planet Apatros. After killing a Galactic Republic ensign in a fight, he was in danger of being arrested by the Republic. With the help of his friend Groshik, Dessel escaped off-world to join the Brotherhood of Darkness. Initially serving as a foot soldier in the Gloom Walkers, Bane was recognized as a Force-sensitive, and taken to the Sith Academy on Korriban.
He studied there for a time, quickly becoming one of the best students before he lost his faith in the dark side of the Force. After a short time, Bane, as he was now known, was able to regain his faith and determination to become the best. However, he would soon lose confidence in the Brotherhood of Darkness, believing its leader, Kaan, to be a coward and a fool. Deserting the order, he studied the holocron of Darth Revan, and, armed with new knowledge, helped destroy the Brotherhood, allowing him to create his own Sith Order. Bane then instituted a Rule of Two, which stated that there could be only two Sith to avoid the infighting that had plagued the Sith for millennia.
Bane took as his apprentice a Human female he christened Darth Zannah. Zannah would help him secretly build up the Sith's resources, waiting for a time when the Sith could strike, which would finally come a millennia later.
Horzao Darr was a Human male from the isolated planet of Exocron within the Kathol Outback, a largely unexplored section of the galaxy in the Outer Rim Territories. An officer in the Exocron Airfleet, he was a skilled and respected sky-sailor, and commanded the flagship, the sky-dreadnaught Maxion. In 8 ABY, Captain Darr made first contact with representatives of the New Republic when the corvette FarStar accidentally discovered the planet while searching for the rogue Imperial warlord Moff Kentor Sarne. The ruling caste of his homeworld, the Devisors, decreed that the New Republic representatives could never leave Exocron in order to maintain the safety and security of the planet. Disgusted at this turn of events, Darr rescued the stranded crew members and allied with the planet's insurgents to free their commander, Captain Kaiya Adrimetrum. This act of defiance would lead to the ended of the Devisors' rule, freeing the planet from their technocracy.
Darr continued to serve in the military, and by 19 ABY had been promoted to the rank of Supreme Admiral. He was commander of the Exocron Combined Air-Space Fleet, the successor to the Exocron Airfleet he had served in several years previously, during the attack on Exocron by the Rodian Rei'Kas and his pirate fleet. The assault on the planet was repulsed with the assistance of the Aing-Tii, a race of mysterious Force-wielding aliens from the Kathol Rift.
Midi-chlorians were intelligent microscopic life forms that lived symbiotically inside the cells of all living things. When present in sufficient numbers, they could allow their symbiont to detect the pervasive energy field known as the Force. Midi-chlorian counts were linked to potential in the Force, ranging from normal Human levels of 2,500 per cell to the much higher levels of Jedi. The highest known midi-chlorian count belonged to the Jedi Anakin Skywalker, who was believed to have been conceived by the midi-chlorians.
Midi-chlorian counts were measured through a blood test; the Jedi used this method to locate Force-sensitive children before their Order was purged by the Galactic Empire. With the rise of the Empire, research into Jedi and the Force was banned, and though midi-chlorians continued to be tested for, sometimes by the Empire itself to root out hidden Jedi and other Force-sensitives, knowledge of them was diminished and inquiries into them were branded as illegal medical research. Midi-chlorians were only rediscovered after a New Jedi Order was founded.
When not forbidden, studies of midi-chlorians occurred among those who could master the Force and those who could not. While medical teams worked to understand the relationship between midi-chlorians and the Force, Jedi healers performed their own studies of the organisms. Even more esoteric studies were conducted by the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Plagueis, who discovered a way to manipulate the midi-chlorians to create new life.
The Skirmish on Ambria was a minor battle that took place in the year 4,000 BBY. Under the direct orders of Great Bogga the Hutt, a gang of pirates and thugs was dispatched to the planet Ambria to retrieve both the Tchuukthai Jedi Master Thon and the precious Adegan crystals in his possession.
The battle saw the total defeat of Bogga's henchmen. It was also the second conflict in which Thon's apprentice Nomi Sunrider wielded a lightsaber and displayed her natural ability with the Jedi power of battle meditation. As a result of Sunrider's actions, Thon deemed her ready to assume her new identity, and declared her Jedi: Knight of the Galactic Republic.
Wam Lufba, nicknamed "Blam," was a freelance vermin exterminator who resided on Tatooine. A Yuzzum native of Endor's forest moon, the diminutive Lufba spent his younger days serving as a spotter for rugger hunting parties. Barred from becoming a legitimate hunter because of his size, Lufba actually possessed great natural accuracy with the Yuzzumi spear, but was never exploited by his colleagues. During the Imperial era, Lufba and a group of his fellow Yuzzum were captured by a poacher and taken to Tatooine. There, the poacher intended to give the Yuzzum to the crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure.
Jabba was insulted by the offer, and threw the poacher and his quarry into his palace's rancor pit. While the other Yuzzum and the poacher were devoured by the beast instantly, Lufba picked up an old Czerka Arms 84-U blaster rifle that had fallen into the pit, and quickly dispatched three of the Hutt lord's guards. Impressed, one of Jabba's employees, Pote Snitkin, retrieved Lufba from the pit, and installed the Yuzzum as his henchman. Lufba would serve Snitkin on various smuggling runs, and was essentially freed in 4 ABY when Snitkin, Jabba, and most of the Hutt's other associates died in the destruction of the Khetanna. After a brief tour of the Outer Rim and the Centrality with fellow Yuzzum Joh Yowza, Lufba settled down and established his extermination business on Tatooine.
Atha Prime, genetics master and ruler of the dark worlds, was an arbiter of the Clone Wars and a co-conspirator of Grand Moff Trachta's. He was exiled to the fringes of the galaxy by Palpatine, although the Emperor's death in 4 ABY allowed Prime to return to the galaxy and begin a campaign of conquest. With his Clone Warriors at his side and the double-decker Star Destroyer Annihilator at his command, Prime waged war with the Rebel Alliance, doing battle with its heroes, such as Luke Skywalker and Han Solo.
Atha Prime was the main villain in a concept developed by Kenner in 1985 to further the story of Star Wars beyond Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Concept art, based on that of the Emperor's Royal Guard, was developed for the character, as well as a framing story and a set of vehicles for Prime to "use," but the concept was ultimately scrapped by Lucasfilm Ltd. Attempts were made in the 2000s by Abel G. Peña to re-introduce the character of Prime, but the references were either cut or went unpublished. In 2008, however, Peña was able to canonize Prime to some degree with the creation of an unnamed "genetics terrorist" in the article Aliens in the Empire, which was co-written by Rich Handley.