Colonel Ledick Firest was a field commander in the Rebel Alliance Army whose men survived more battles than any other group during the Galactic Civil War. By 3 ABY, Firest was stationed at the Rebellion's secret headquarters of Echo Base on the remote ice planet Hoth, where he was responsible for carrying out the orders of base commanders General Carlist Rieekan and Major Bren Derlin to Rebel troops in the field. During the Battle of Hoth, Firest used to a maximum the previous combat experience he gained while training as a field commander with the Laramus Base Irregulars mercenary group to help direct the Rebels' defensive evacuation strategy against an Imperial invasion force in order to buy enough time for Echo Base's evacuation transports to escape Hoth.
Firest was left with only five companies of Special Forces soldiers and two flights of snowspeeders to meet an overpowering force of Imperial All Terrain Armored Transport walkers. Knowing that the Empire's primary target during the battle would be Echo Base's power generators to neutralize the Rebels' theater shield protecting the base from orbital bombardment, Firest organized his defensive forces in such a way that funneled the AT-ATs toward the power generators, effectively giving the Empire what they wanted, while surreptitiously leading them away from the base's highly vulnerable evacuation staging area, where the transports were lifting off. Although the Rebels suffered heavy casualties during the Battle of Hoth, Firest's efforts helped many of Echo Base's personnel, including the Alliance High Command, escape the planet. Firest himself survived the battle and escaped aboard the last evacuation transport, the GR-75 medium transport Bright Hope.
Pernicar was a male Human Jedi Master who fought in the New Sith Wars. The son of a scribe, Pernicar's father sent him to the Jedi Order once he proved himself to be Force-sensitive, something he resented for many years. From 1,010 BBY until 1,000 BBY, Pernicar fought in the New Sith Wars against the Brotherhood of Darkness, at one point being forced to kill his former Padawan, Wud Mortull, who had fallen to the dark side of the Force. In 1,002 BBY, he was called into action to fight on the planet Ruusan in the Army of Light, a Jedi army led by Pernicar's good friend, Lord Hoth. During the Ruusan campaign, Pernicar found himself as the mediator in the frequent arguments between Hoth and another high-ranking member of the Army of Light, Master Valenthyne Farfalla. Pernicar was killed in a Sith attack in 1,000 BBY on Ruusan, around the time of the Sixth Battle of Ruusan.
Tarsus Valorum was the Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic during and immediately following the conclusion of the New Sith Wars and was responsible for enacting the Ruusan Reformations that reconstructed the entire Republic. A member of the politically influential House Valorum of Coruscant, Valorum became the first Supreme Chancellor who was not a member of the Jedi Order in over four centuries. The New Sith Wars ended during his term, and Valorum devised and implemented the Ruusan Reformations, a series of reforms that dissolved both the Republic Military and the Jedi Order's Army of Light while decentralizing the Republic's power.
After his term as Supreme Chancellor ended, Valorum remained an ambassador for the Republic, visiting many worlds in an attempt to re-establish their ties to the Republic and to improve galactic relations with non-Republic planets. One of the more prominent cases of his ambassadorship occurred when he survived a kidnapping attempt on Serenno by the Anti-Republic Liberation Front, which was secretly being aided by Darth Zannah and the Order of the Sith Lords. Valorum was saved by Johun Othone, a Jedi Knight serving as his advisor. To repay Othone for saving his life, Valorum agreed to a request made by Othone and petitioned the Galactic Senate for funds to create a memorial for the Jedi who died battling the Sith Brotherhood of Darkness during the last battle of the New Sith Wars. Valorum secured the funds and Othone, before the latter's death at the hands of the Sith, constructed what became known as the Valley of the Jedi on Ruusan.
The Sauvax were a sentient species native to the planet Leritor. They were amphibious crustaceans with great physical strength, distinguished by big pincers on their arms and six crab-like legs. While fearsome looking to Humans, the Sauvax were actually peaceful beings who preferred negotiation over war to settle disputes. They had a rich, complex culture that was not completely understood by outsiders. The planet Leritor held little attraction for most alien entrepreneurs and settlers, making the Sauvax species little known and affording them few chances to leave their planet. They had little contact with aliens and no tradition of Force users.
During the New Sith Empire, the Sith tried to take over the Sauvax, but the offworlders eventually disappeared, leaving a hidden Sith artifact. Later, the planet was sparsely settled by Human farmers from the Core Worlds who agreed to share the planet with the Sauvax, although they reduced the specific contact to a minimum. In 30 BBY, a Sith adept looking for Sith relics tried to unleash a war among the Sauvax and the Humans to distract the locals while she performed archaeological activities, exploiting Sauvax prisoners as underwater miners. However, some offworlders discovered the situation, and the Sith and her minions were defeated and peace was restored to Leritor.
The funeral of Marka Ragnos was a Sith funeral that occurred in 5,000 BBY on the planet Korriban, to mark the passing of revered Dark Lord of the Sith Marka Ragnos. Officiated by an influential Sith Lord named Ludo Kressh, Ragnos' funeral took place in Korriban's Valley of the Dark Lords and marked the end of the period known as the Golden Age of the Sith. An opulent tomb had been prepared within the valley's Shyrack caves for the deceased, filled with many treasures acquired by Ragnos' Empire during his time as its Emperor.
The funeral was attended by many from all tiers of Sith society, including twenty of the Empire's most prominent Sith Lords; Ludo Kressh was at the head of the procession and also presided over the Dark Lord's rites of passage. The ceremony began without hitch after Ragnos' tomb was sealed, but when Kressh's sworn enemy, the Sith sorcerer Naga Sadow, arrived late to take a place of reverence amongst his kinsmen, the interruption angered Kressh immensely. A heated exchange between the two over who should become Ragnos' successor as the next Dark Lord quickly escalated into a Sith sword duel, but was just as quickly brought to an end with the sudden appearance of the ghost of Ragnos himself.
Proclaiming an end to the Sith's Golden Age, Ragnos issued an ominous warning to the feuding Lords to choose their next moves wisely, as the fate of Sith Empire would be decided by their actions. The presence of Ragnos' spirit also appeared in a vision to Jedi Knight Odan-Urr of the distant Koros system, who believed the premonition was one of foreboding for the Galactic Republic. Meanwhile, the funeral ended with the unexpected arrival of hyperspace-traveling siblings Gav and Jori Daragon on Korriban, which caused the Sith to view them as either potential harbingers of an invasion by the Republic or an opportunity to expand upon the majesty of an Empire which Ragnos ruled for more than a century.
Tott Doneeta, born Tottdon'eeta, was a male Twi'lek from the planet Ryloth. Born into slavery, he was found by Jedi Master Arca Jeth and trained as a Knight of the Galactic Republic. A devout follower of the Force, Doneeta studied alongside fellow apprentices Ulic and Cay Qel-Droma at Master Jeth's praxeum on Jeth's homeworld of Arkania. As he progressed in the ways of the Jedi, Doneeta developed a unique, innate ability to understand and communicate with beasts.
In 4,000 BBY, Doneeta and the Qel-Droma brothers were sent by Jeth to mediate negotiations between the warring peoples on the world of Onderon—the Beast Riders of Onderon's wilderness, and the dark side–worshiping citizens of Onderon's only city, Iziz. The mission went awry, and Doneeta found himself siding with the Beast Riders against the Naddists, followers of the ancient Dark Lord of the Sith Freedon Nadd that were led by Queen Amanoa of Iziz. The battle ended with the arrival of Master Jeth, who defeated Amanoa and banished Nadd's influence from Iziz. Doneeta and his companions remained on the planet to oversee Amanoa's funeral, and he was present when the forces of Amanoa's husband, King Ommin, arrived to steal both her remains and those of Nadd, Ommin's Sith forefather. After the ensuing battle, Doneeta stayed behind while Jeth attempted to retrieve the sarcophagi, but when Jeth was captured by King Ommin, Doneeta and his companions called for assistance from the Galactic Senate on Coruscant. The Republic responded by sending the full force of its navy and a team consisting of five additional Jedi. Doneeta and his team were successful in defeating the Naddists, freeing Jeth, and permanently driving Nadd's spirit from Onderon.
When a new Sith cult called the Krath was formed in the wake of the unrest in the Onderon system, Doneeta responded to the call for action by attending the Jedi Conclave on the planet Deneba. The Krath ambushed the convocation, and Master Jeth was killed in the attack, causing Doneeta's fellow Jedi, Ulic Qel-Droma, to subsequently infiltrate their ranks in an attempt to destroy the Krath from within. Many of Qel-Droma's colleagues were against his plan, and Doneeta was among those who were sent to collect him from the Krath, only to find that Qel-Droma had embraced the dark side and had become a Sith Lord. Qel-Droma and the Krath began a holy crusade and joined forces with Dark Lord of the Sith Exar Kun to wage the Great Sith War upon the Republic. When the Sith Brotherhood invaded Coruscant, Doneeta was among the Jedi that helped capture Qel-Droma so that he could be tried for his various war crimes. However, Qel-Droma was freed by Exar Kun, and together they resumed their war of galactic conquest. Doneeta was later present on the library world of Ossus when the Sith Brotherhood caused a supernova that threatened to devastate the planet. He assisted in the evacuation proceedings by gathering many priceless Jedi artifacts before the conflagration hit. The Sith were ultimately overthrown by the Jedi when Qel-Droma—who had renounced his allegiance to the Dark Lord—led Doneeta and his companions to Kun's stronghold on Yavin 4. There, the Twi'lek participated in the collective Jedi effort to defeat Exar Kun, which resulted in Yavin 4's surface destruction.
Ten years later, Doneeta returned to Ryloth, where he unsuccessfully attempted to stall a planetary weather phenomenon known as a heat storm in defense of his clansmen. He later left his homeworld for the Exis space station to attend another Jedi gathering called by then–Head of the Order, Nomi Sunrider. Arriving late, Doneeta was just in time to save Sunrider's daughter from a stellar calamity. At the conclave's end, Doneeta traveled with the Cathar Jedi Sylvar in various attempts to help her release her anger, but to no avail. The quest led them to her homeworld, where he finally recognized that Sylvar's hate was leading her into the dark side. In the deserts of Cathar, Tott Doneeta left his old friend to contemplate whether or not she would give in to it.
Darth Andeddu, also referred to as the Immortal God-King of Prakith, was an ancient humanoid male who reigned as Dark Lord of the Sith, and was dubiously thought of as the forebear of the "Darth" title. A paranoid man, Andeddu believed that his subordinate Sith Lords—whom he regarded as his enemies—wanted to claim his vast collection of Sith lore and ritual for themselves. He was eventually betrayed and overthrown by his followers, forcing him to flee the planet Korriban for the Deep Core. Andeddu made the world of Prakith his domain where he ruled for centuries as a deity until his physical demise, at which time he entombed himself in an attempt to deprive his pursuers of the power they sought to steal. Prior to his physical death, Andeddu stored all of his wisdom within a holocron which also contained his most arcane secret: the ability to cheat death by transferring one's essence into another vessel. A Sith cult founded by Lord Andeddu called the "Malevolence" constructed a temple in reverence of their Dark Lord, and guarded the fortress for generations in anticipation of the God-King's return.
The legend of Darth Andeddu and his incredible powers remained at large long after his death, and the Jedi Order even attempted to erase all knowledge and reference of the Dark Lord from galactic record. Despite their best efforts, whispers of Andeddu's existence still remained prevalent. His holocron survived as well—first uncovered by the Sith Lord Darth Bane on Prakith in 980 BBY, then rediscovered by Darth Tyranus on Korriban in 21 BBY, and later recovered by Darth Krayt and his One Sith Order more than a century later. Krayt, who suffered from a Yuuzhan Vong slave seed infestation that threatened to leave him bereft of sentience, allowed his lieutenant Darth Wyyrlok III to access Andeddu's holocron in search of possible solutions. The device led the Chagrian Sith on a journey to Andeddu's Keep on Prakith, where he encountered and defeated the Malevolence cultists, but in doing so, he revived the ancient body of Darth Andeddu. The Dark Lord then dueled Wyyrlok on a battlefield of the mind, a contest which ultimately resulted in Andeddu's demise. His corpse was resealed within the tomb that had housed it for countless millennia, and his collection of Sith doctrines was pillaged by Wyyrlok, who hoped to obtain a viable means of ending Darth Krayt's plight.
Murgoob, also known as the Great Murgoob and Murgoob the Cranky, was the oracle for King Gorneesh's tribe of Duloks on the Forest Moon of Endor. By 3 ABY, Murgoob had lived for more than 600 seasons. He looked the part, walking with a noticeable stoop and leaning heavily on a twisted, wooden staff. He had an unkempt, gray beard that hung down to his belly and long, gray head-hair that he bound with a cord. The oracle lived as a hermit in his lair, a rotted-out tree stump far from his tribe's village in the Dulok Swamp.
Decades before the Battle of Yavin, Murgoob participated in the Ewok-Dulok War, a conflict between his tribe and the Ewoks of Bright Tree Village over control of the forest. In a battle that would still haunt him decades later, Murgoob saw the Duloks driven back to their swamps by a formidable Ewok battlewagon. When Murgoob's nephew, the shaman Umwak, approached him in 3 ABY with news that the wagon had been rebuilt, the two hatched a scheme to steal it and use it against the Ewoks' Soul Trees. Murgoob joined the attack, but an Ewok saboteur destroyed the war machine before it could do any real damage. Murgoob and his tribemates fled once again to their marshland home.
Minch was a male member of a short-statured tridactyl species, who served in the Jedi Order as a Knight of the Galactic Republic. Seven hundred years prior to the Battle of Yavin, Minch was assigned by the Jedi Council, along with his Zabrak Master, T'dai, on a mission with a group of Knights in the Bpfassh system to find and suppress the destructive rampage of several Bpfasshi Dark Jedi. When they boarded a Commerce Guild space station in Bpfassh space, Minch managed to corner one of the Dark Jedi and engage him in lightsaber combat. He lost the duel just before the darksider killed himself at the sight of Minch's companions. Intent on proving himself in battle, Minch then pursued the Dark Jedi's Master to the planet Dagobah against the orders of T'dai. Minch tracked the Bpfasshi to a cave, where he fought and slew him, which resulted in the cave becoming a place tainted with the malevolent energies of the dark side of the Force.
The mission to Skytop Station, also known as the raid on Skytop Station, took place in 22 BBY, during the Clone Wars. After Jedi General Anakin Skywalker's astromech droid, R2-D2, was lost during the Galactic Republic's defense of the planet Bothawui, the Trandoshan scavenger Gha Nachkt salvaged the droid from the planet's asteroid belt and promised him to the Confederate General Grievous in exchange for credits. Skywalker and his Padawan, Jedi Commander Ahsoka Tano, were issued R3-S6 as a replacement droid but were unaware that he was a spy working for Grievous.
High Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi ordered Skywalker to find and destroy Skytop Station, a Confederate listening post. After discovering the station over the moon Ruusan 2 in his personal ship, the Twilight, Skywalker learned that R2-D2 was aboard the station. Skywalker decided to rescue the droid, while Tano planted explosives around the station with a squad of clone troopers. Tano and the clones first engaged battle droids in a crossfire outside the reactor room. When Grievous arrived and attacked the group, Tano distracted the cyborg general while the remaining clones—Captain CT-7567, nicknamed Rex, as well as trooper Denal—finished the mission.
Skywalker was able to retrieve his droid from Confederate IG-100 MagnaGuards and arrived in the south landing bay to rendezvous with the Twilight. After Rex and Denal had arrived, however, R3-S6 trapped the group in the hangar and activated several Vulture droids. B2 super battle droids entered the room and engaged Skywalker and the clones. Skywalker ordered Rex to activate the explosives; and, with its anti-gravity repulsorlifts damaged, the station began to be pulled into the moon. Tano briefly confronted Grievous and arrived in the landing bay, and R2-D2 was able to open the hangar door from an external terminal; the droid also eliminated the spy droid, R3-S6. Grievous escaped in his personal fighter, and Skywalker retrieved R2-D2 in his Jedi interceptor, escaping the station with his team.
Castin Donn was a Human male from Coruscant who was a member of the New Republic commando group Wraith Squadron. In 7.5 ABY, Donn was brought in to replace the Wraiths' former slicer, Eurrsk Thri'ag, during the New Republic's campaign against Warlord Zsinj. When the Wraiths began an undercover operation and pretended to be pirates preying on the Halmad system, Donn participated in a number of raids, and his slicing skills proved instrumental to some of their successes. The Wraiths' pirate activities were later noticed by Zsinj, and they were invited aboard his flagship, the Executor-class Star Dreadnought Iron Fist, to parley. Donn proposed a plan to his commander, Wedge Antilles, that would allow them to track Zsinj's location. Antilles deemed the plan risky but doable and assured Donn it would be implemented in the future. Feeling that Antilles was being too cautious, Donn disobeyed a direct order to remain on base and infiltrated the ship on his own initiative. Donn perished during a shoot-out against stormtroopers after freeing a Talz specimen Zsinj's scientists were experimenting on.
Cracian thumpers were bipedal herbivores used as pack and riding animals. Originally from the Craci system, they possessed clawed forelimbs and hindlimbs, and a powerful tail. Their large, padded feet allowed them to move very quietly, earning them their ironic name—the "thumper"—which implied it should have thumped as it ran. They were loyal creatures, and unusually bright for a beast of burden; they were capable of being trained to perform a number of different tasks, to recognize patterns, and to follow simple commands. Though normally inoffensive, their claws and tail made them deadly opponents when they were threatened or trained to fight.
The usefulness of Cracian thumpers as riding and pack animals saw them heavily exported, making them the most widely employed land mount in the galaxy. They were frequently used in the Rebel Alliance, where they were an important part of its live mount scouting program, and were also heavily utilized by Alliance SpecForce personnel. Cracian thumper racing was also a popular sport in urban areas such as the Tapani sector.
Gurion Silizzar was a Human male bounty hunter. Seven of his relatives had perished at the hands of Doctor Cornelius Evazan, causing Silizzar to seek revenge against him. He and five other family members went after Evazan, eventually locating him on the planet Ando. Silizzar was able to infiltrate his castle, and disarmed the doctor, planning on leading him up to the rooftop, where the group's starship was waiting. Silizzar wanted Evazan to be placed on trial for his crimes, but was willing to kill him if he attempted to flee. However, the doctor's pet Meduza, Rover, attacked Silizzar, distracting him. Though the bounty hunter then tried to strangle Evazan, the doctor was able to break loose of his grip and throw Silizzar off the castle edge, killing him, while Evazan was able to escape.
The Super Star Destroyer Executor was the personal flagship of the Lord Darth Vader, the premiere command ship of the Imperial Navy, and the first of the Executor-class Star Dreadnought line. Designed by starship engineer Lira Wessex as a successor to the original Imperial-class Star Destroyer, the Executor, at a monumental 19,000 meters in length, represented the largest traditional warship the galaxy had ever seen by the time of its completion. The Executor bristled with more than 5,000 weapon emplacements, enough firepower to blast any planetary surface to slag in hours, and a military complement capable of annihilating any ground installation. The Executor's presence alone, however, was enough to frighten an entire star system into submission.
Construction on the Executor began under complete secrecy in the secluded Scarl system, where Vader raised and trained Galen Marek, his secret dark side apprentice, in a failed plan to overthrow Emperor Palpatine as galactic ruler. By 0 ABY, the Executor was transferred to the Starship Yards of Fondor for the final stages of construction, under the overall direction of Admiral Amise Griff. At Fondor, the Executor became the failed target of internal sabotage by a group of traitorous Imperial admirals, who hoped to destroy Vader's project to prevent their own decline in power. Once completed, the Executor made for Yavin 4, site of the Rebel Alliance base. Vader hoped to crush the Rebellion once and for all with his new weapon, but the Executor failed to stop the Rebel evacuation from Yavin, and Griff died in the process.
For three years after Yavin, under the command of Admiral Kendal Ozzel, the Executor led Vader's Star Destroyer fleet, the Imperial Death Squadron, in the Empire's hunt for the Rebellion's secret headquarters as part of Vader's personal mission to locate his son, Luke Skywalker. In 3 ABY, the Executor led the Imperial victory at the Battle of Hoth, but due to the tactical blundering of Ozzel, Skywalker and the Rebellion leadership escaped, and Vader executed Ozzel for his failure. The Executor's admiralty immediately passed to Captain Firmus Piett, under whom the Executor chased the Millennium Falcon from Hoth to Bespin's Cloud City in continued pursuit of Skywalker. The Executor again failed to capture Skywalker at Bespin, however, and so Vader's search for his son continued.
For a time, with the search for Skywalker on hold, the Executor returned with Vader to Coruscant, where, in 3.5 ABY, tensions between Vader and Prince Xizor of the Black Sun crime syndicate came to a head. In orbit above the Imperial capital, the Executor obliterated Xizor's personal skyhook, killing Vader's nemesis and ending Black Sun's threatening influence on the Empire. Immediately afterward, the Executor was assigned to protect the construction site of the incomplete second Death Star in the remote Endor system.
In 4 ABY, the Executor's relatively short life came to a crashing end above the Forest Moon of Endor. During the Battle of Endor, the Executor led a massive Star Destroyer armada in trapping the Rebel Fleet between itself and the Death Star battlestation. However, the Rebels turned the tables on the Empire by attacking the Executor at point-blank range. A concentrated assault on the Executor at the climax of the battle brought down the massive Super Star Destroyer's bridge deflector shields, before a wayward A-wing starfighter, piloted by Arvel Crynyd, crashed into the Executor's command bridge. With navigation failing, the Executor was sucked into the gravity well of the Death Star and collided with the battlestation, disintegrating on impact.
Senator Padmé Amidala took a diplomatic mission in 22 BBY, during the Clone Wars. As the planet's supplies had been recently attacked by pirates, Amidala sought to ensure that Rodia remained allied with the Galactic Republic. Yet, Onaconda Farr, Rodia's representative in the Galactic Senate, had allied himself with Trade Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Upon her arrival in the Senatorial Palace on Rodia, Amidala was taken captive, to be given to Gunray as part of the arrangement. After Amidala's protocol droid, C-3PO, and Representative Jar Jar Binks were attacked by battle droids in the palace hangar, Binks accidentally crushed Amidala's yacht with a magnetic hoist. Binks and C-3PO resolved to rescue Amidala from the palace's detention tower; however, when Binks found a Jedi robe in the yacht and put it on, the Confederate forces mistook him for a Jedi.
After Gunray arrived to collect Amidala, the Viceroy revealed that he intended to execute her, and Farr began to mistrust the Viceroy. Amidala broke out of her cell, while Binks, unaware of her escape, attempted to rescue her. C-3PO went to contact any Republic clone troopers within range for support, and Amidala engaged the Confederate droids. Binks slipped underwater, but a homing torpedo aimed at the Gungan exploded, and he was presumed dead. After contacting a nearby Republic convoy, C-3PO was arrested. As Confederate droidekas prepared to execute Amidala and C-3PO, however, Binks reappeared, and a Kwazel Maw that had befriended and saved the Gungan attacked the droids. Gunray fled, but he was apprehended by Amidala and Farr and taken into custody. Farr and Rodia remained allied to the Republic, and Supreme Chancellor Palpatine dispatched relief supplies to the planet.
This skirmish was a small battle that took place at Sinkhole Station in 43.5 ABY between Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker and his son Ben Skywalker, against a strike team of Sith sent to eliminate the two Jedi. The Skywalkers had recently embarked on a quest to find out what had caused Jacen Solo's fall to the dark side of the Force, which eventually led them to find the Mind Walkers at Sinkhole Station in the Maw. Meanwhile, the strike team, consisting of members of the Lost Tribe of Sith from Kesh, was sent to track down Ship, a Sith Meditation Sphere, and kill Luke Skywalker. After recovering Ship, the surviving members of the Sith strike team arrived at the station and ambushed the Jedi.
The Jedi duo survived the initial confrontation and headed for the station's hangar, only to be ambushed by Sith Master Yuvar Xal, Sith Saber Baad Walusari, and Sith apprentices Vestara Khai and Ahri Raas. Xal and Raas, however, had planned to betray the others in an attempted coup to take over command of the strike team from Khai's Master, Lady Olaris Rhea. They attempted to kill Walusari and Khai as they attacked the Skywalkers, but their betrayal was unsuccessful. Khai quickly killed Xal, and Raas and Walusari were slain by the Skywalkers. Luke then confronted Khai, allowing her to cut him with her parang in order to put a blood trail on her before knocking the apprentice out and taking her hostage.
The Skywalkers were once again ambushed along the way to the hangar by more of the Sith. Khai regained consciousness and attacked as well, and the Jedi were forced to let her escape. They defeated the rest of the Sith and made their way to the hangar, where Ben went to prepare the Jade Shadow as Luke went back inside the station and confronted the four remaining Sith, killing the first two quickly and engaging in a duel with the second pair, Rhea and Khai. In the Jade Shadow, Ben opened fire on Ship, distracting the two surviving Sith and allowing Luke to kill Rhea. Khai, realizing she was no match for the Jedi, saluted them and fled. The Skywalkers allowed her to escape so that they could follow her with the blood trail.
Olaris Rhea was a female Human Sith Lady in the Lost Tribe of Sith from the remote planet of Kesh. In 41 ABY, Rhea was appointed to be the Master of Sith Tyro Vestara Khai after Khai had encountered a Sith Meditation Sphere named Ship. Rhea and her new apprentice served in the Tribe's armada aboard the captured warship Eternal Crusader. After the members of the Tribe sensed Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker's presence in the Force two years later, Rhea and Grand Lord Darish Vol handpicked a strike team to bring down Skywalker and recover Ship, who had abruptly left Kesh. Using Khai's unique connection to Ship, the strike team, led by Rhea, tracked the Meditation Sphere to a planet in the Maw, where they encountered Abeloth, a female being who was able to control the world's deadly flora. She agreed to help keep the Sith safe while they searched for Ship. Meanwhile, the strike team's executive officer, Yuvar Xal, was plotting to overthrow Rhea and take command of the team for himself. Before he could execute his coup, the Meditation Sphere finally returned to the Sith.
Abeloth discovered Skywalker's location—along with his son, Ben Skywalker—to be Sinkhole Station, a small space station in the Maw, and Ship transported the surviving Sith there. Rhea led the strike team's ambush of the Skywalkers, and Xal initiated his coup during the battle. Due to Rhea's foresight, however, his betrayal failed, and he was killed by Khai, who was then captured by the Skywalkers. Khai escaped later during the battle; and as Ben prepared the Skywalkers' starship, the Jade Shadow, for flight, Rhea met up with Khai and the two remaining Sith. The other two were quickly dispatched by Luke, leaving only Rhea and her apprentice to duel him. The three fought on the turbolift that led to the hangar. As the lift's door opened, Rhea and Khai saw Ben in the Jade Shadow opening fire on Ship. Luke took advantage of their distraction and quickly killed Rhea, while Khai fled.
Xecr Nist was a Human male Dark Side Adept serving Galactic Emperor Palpatine, who had been reborn in clone bodies after his death at the hands of Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and his sister Leia Organa Solo. Soon after Palpatine's rebirth, Nist, along with another adept, Tedryn-Sha, accompanied him on an inspection tour of his new superweapon, the Galaxy Gun. During the tour, Palpatine was informed that two Dark Jedi members of his Dark Side Elite, Executor Sedriss, and Vill Goir, had been killed by Skywalker on the planet Ossus. To replace his fallen Dark Jedi, the Emperor empowered Xecr Nist and Tedryn-Sha with the dark side of the Force and named Nist his new Executor. Soon after that, Nist, along with the rest of the Dark Side Elite, was dispatched to the planet New Alderaan to kidnap the children of Leia Organa Solo, Jaina and Jacen, whom the Emperor wanted to turn to the dark side.
The Dark Jedi, however, failed their mission because of the interference from Luke Skywalker's Jedi. Four members of the Dark Side Elite were killed during the operation, and the New Republic troops stationed on the planet managed to escape with the Solo children. Returning from New Alderaan, Nist took possession of Bast Castle on the planet Vjun, while Palpatine used his Galaxy Gun to bring more and more planets under his rule. Soon, as a result of its genetic instability, the Emperor's clone body began to decay. In need for a gene sample taken from a Force-sensitive to make new clones, Palpatine sent Nist to capture several members of the Jedi-descended Ysanna tribe on Ossus. Xecr Nist completed this objective and took three Ysanna shamans to Vjun, but was followed there by Skywalker and his Jedi. After a brief battle between the Dark Jedi and their light side rivals, all members of the Dark Side Elite were killed, except for the Executor himself. Xecr Nist was captured by Skywalker and later died in a New Republic prison.
Olin Garn was a bounty hunter and freighter pilot who frequently contracted with Twin Suns Transport Services during the Galactic Civil War. While working for the Azzameen family, Garn developed a close friendship with Aeron Azzameen and soon became accepted as one of the family. By the time of the Battle of Hoth in 3 ABY, Garn decided to join the Alliance to Restore the Republic, serving as a pilot in the Alliance Starfighter Corps. He remained in contact with the Azzameens, serving as their contact when Aeron's father, Tomaas, arranged to deliver a supply of bacta to the Rebellion. Soon after, Tomaas and his eldest son, Galin, were killed by the Galactic Empire, and the surviving family members declared traitors. When Tomaas's children, Aeron, Emon, and Ace, sought sanctuary with the Alliance, Garn vouched for the group and recommended Ace Azzameen for training as a starfighter pilot.
In the months leading up to the Battle of Endor, Garn was stationed aboard the Mon Calamari Star Cruiser Liberty. During this time, he fought alongside Ace Azzameen in several missions, including the capture of the Imperial spy Kupalo, the rescue of several Bothan operatives whose ship had been detained by the Star Destroyer Accuser, and escorting the Star Cruisers Independence and Defiance as they rendezvoused with the Alliance Fleet near Sullust.
CT-26-6958 was a clone trooper who served in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars, the conflict between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. CT-26-6958 earned the nickname of "Hevy," due to being the heavy weapons expert on the Rishi Station, a listening post located on the moon of Rishi, where he and other rookie clone troopers were stationed around 22 BBY. Under the command of Sergeant O'Niner, the group of clones maintained the listening post to warn the Galactic Republic fleet of any Confederate attacks in the Outer Rim and were present during a surprise Confederate attack on the station. BX-series droid commandos took over the Rishi moon base and fortified themselves inside.
Commander Cody and Captain Rex soon arrived at the base for a routine inspection. The clone officers met up with Hevy and the remaining clone troops and organized a plan to attack the droids. Upon taking over the base, Rex ordered the destruction of the listening post, and the clones collected liquid tibanna and explosives. Noticing that the remote detonator would not respond, Hevy offered to stay behind and fix the problem, while the other clones left the base through the ventilation shaft. Hevy was soon attacked by the battle droids and was only able to destroy some of them with his Z-6 rotary blaster cannon. His success came with sacrifice, however, as he opted to manually detonate the explosives, instantly killing himself and destroying the droids and the listening post.
Tauht was a Human male who served as a Jedi Master during the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Along with Jedi Masters Kit Fisto and Plo Koon, he was dispatched to the Separatist-occupied planet Khorm in order to secure the world's agrocite, a valuable ore used to exceptionally increase power to starfighters. Tauht participated in the Republic's initial assault on an Agrocite processing center, which was controlled by the native Khormai Warlord Unger Gout, who had aligned himself with the Confederacy.
The Republic forces captured the plant and established a base there, although Gout managed to escape. Hoping to minimize clone trooper casualties in the next battle, Koon and Fisto left to search for a Confederate weather-control station, which supposedly controlled storms above Khorm and was preventing the Republic from employing air support. Tauht was left in charge of the Republic station, which was soon attacked by the Confederate forces commanded by the Dark Jedi Asajj Ventress. During the battle, Tauht and Ventress confronted each other. After a brief fight, Tauht was killed by Ventress, who used the Force to manipulate one of her lightsabers and stabbed the Jedi Master with it.
The Keshiri were a near-Human sentient species native to the planet of Kesh. Powerfully-built, they had pale purple skin and silver hair. They were typically found to be very attractive by Human standards, although the two species were different enough biologically to be incapable of reproduction. The Keshiri were a very religious species; they worshiped gods known as the Skyborn, whom they believed had formed all of the land on Kesh, from which the Keshiri were born. The Keshiri religion and government was led by the Neshtovar, who believed in the importance of tradition and religion above science and technological progress.
In 5,000 BBY, a group of Sith crashed onto the planet in their starship, the Omen, after being knocked off course during a hyperspace jump. The Keshiri believed them to be the Skyborn and gave themselves over to lives of service to the Sith. Although the Keshiri eventually found that the Sith were not their gods, they continued serving them for thousands of years. By 41 ABY, the Keshiri had come to be seen almost as equals to the Sith, and several were accepted into the Sith Tribe, with at least one serving on the Circle of Lords, the Tribe's ruling council. Around the time of the Second Galactic Civil War, members of the Keshiri species were able to travel off-world for the first time in the newly-formed Sith armada. Several Keshiri served as leaders in the fleet, such as High Lord Sarasu Taalon.
Generis was a high-gravity planet located in the Generis system of the Atrivis sector. It had rugged terrain and was covered with grassy plains and vast jungles. This natural beauty attracted offworld travelers keen to experience its wilderness. Prior to the formation of the Galactic Republic, the world was settled by the Rakata as part of their galaxy-spanning Infinite Empire. Following the collapse of their society, scattered temples were all that remained of their time on Generis. The planet was later settled by a mix of Humans and other species, as was another planet in the system, Atrivis 7.
The planet was within Separatist space during the Clone Wars, but remained neutral. During the Galactic Civil War, it became a hub of resistance against the Galactic Empire. Joint resistance forces in the Atrivis sector set up a centralized base in orbit over the planet before negotiating a treaty with the Alliance to Restore the Republic. As part of this accord, an Outer Rim Communications Center was constructed on the planet, protected by a small starfighter force. Generis became a strategic location for the Alliance, from where it coordinated forces stationed throughout the Atrivis sector. The base was later captured by the forces of Grand Admiral Thrawn during his sustained campaign against the New Republic. Eventually recaptured by the Republic, the base was again attacked, this time during the Yuuzhan Vong War. The assault by the extra-galactic Yuuzhan Vong invaders intent on conquering the galaxy destroyed much of the planet's surface, but when the Yuuzhan Vong were eventually defeated by the Galactic Alliance, the Generis Communications Center was restored to operating capacity.
Skytop Station was a Confederate listening post during the Clone Wars. A modified Lucrehulk-class Core Ship, the station was designed to monitor Republic communications, thereby providing the Confederate Droid Army with vital intelligence on the movement of enemy fleets. Skytop Station was built and crewed by the Hyper-Communications Cartel, a business group formed by Confederate leader Po Nudo. It was stationed in the upper atmosphere of one of the moons of Ruusan.
Once construction was completed, Skytop Station began to intercept Republic HoloNet transmissions, providing the Confederacy with intelligence on the movement of Republic fleets. Following the Battle of Bothawui, High Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi tasked Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan, Jedi Commander Ahsoka Tano, with finding and destroying the station. The two discovered Skytop Station's location after receiving a distress call from the captured Republic droid R2-D2, who was being taken to the station to be delivered to the Confederate General Grievous. Skywalker and Tano traveled to the station and infiltrated it alongside members of the Grand Army of the Republic's 501st Legion with the intent to rescue R2-D2 and destroy the listening post. Despite Grievous's efforts to thwart the Republic forces, Skywalker and his companions were able to disable Skytop Station's reactor and repulsorlift generators, causing the core ship to fall from the sky.
Qu Rahn was a Human male Jedi native of the planet Socorro who served the Galactic Republic during its waning years. When the Republic was reformed into the Galactic Empire in 19 BBY and the Great Jedi Purge began, Rahn went into hiding, evading numerous Imperial Inquisitors. At some point during the Purge, Rahn visited his former Jedi Master, Yoda, from whom he learned the secret of living as a Force ghost after physical death. Elevating Rahn to the rank of Jedi Master, Yoda also told him about the long-lost Valley of the Jedi, a powerful Force nexus which contained numerous trapped Jedi souls. Rahn swore to find it and free the spirits, but after many years of obsessive and fruitless search, he almost gave up.
A vision led Rahn to a common farmer called Morgan Katarn, who had accidentally stumbled upon the Valley. Having foreseen that he would soon be captured, Rahn instructed Morgan to pass the information about the Valley to his son, Kyle. In 5 ABY, just as he had seen in his vision, Rahn was captured by one of the Inquisitors, Jerec, and his band of Dark Jedi. Jerec, who also wanted to find the Valley in order to harness its power, probed Rahn's mind and learned about Morgan and his discovery. Having become a traitor in his own mind, Rahn aggressively attacked Jerec's Dark Jedi, but was killed by the Inquisitor himself.
Following Yoda's teachings, Rahn continued to live as a Force ghost, appearing to Kyle Katarn and instructing him to stop Jerec. Rahn also appeared to the youngest of Jerec's Dark Jedi, Yun, guiding him toward the light side. Under Rahn's guidance, Katarn killed Jerec and freed the souls of the Jedi trapped in the Valley. Yun also played his part by giving his life in order to save Katarn's.
Lord Lestra Oxic was a prestigious and skilled Human lawyer who served as defense and civil counsel to many of the galaxy's rich and powerful, active from the Clone Wars to the Second Galactic Civil War thanks to his expenditures on life- and health-prolonging care. He made a name for himself during the last days of the Republic, defending Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's political enemies in high-profile cases, and survived the Galactic Empire with his great wealth intact. A dedicated collector of Republicana, he spent lavishly on Coruscanti art from the Republic era, and when he received a hint to the location of the coveted lost Insignia of Unity from a friend, he spent enormous sums tracking it down.
Oxic found Tobb Jadak, pilot of the Stellar Envoy and holder of the key to the Insignia's location, in a coma on Nar Shaddaa and paid for his recovery at the Aurora Medical Facility, which took some forty years. When Jadak finally recovered, Oxic tracked the man as he hunted down the Stellar Envoy, discovering that the ship was now the famed Millennium Falcon, and followed him and Han Solo to find the Insignia on Tandun III. There, Oxic was devastated to discover that the object he had spent fifty years and a fortune seeking was in fact a counterfeit. The genuine Insignia of Unity had been stolen and replaced with a fake before the Republic Group had made off with what was in fact a replica.
Ssk Kahorr was a Cha'a merchant lord active in the Koros system in the years leading up to the Great Hyperspace War. Kahorr employed an assistant named Gorrm and additionally was often seen with a small insectoid creature named Tk'lokk on his shoulder. In 5,000 BBY, Kahorr sent a drone ship, the Zeta Five, along the hyperspace route Goluud Corridor to deliver supplies to a mining colony on Goluud Minor. The Zeta Five was destroyed by a solar flare, however, resulting in the loss of all cargo. An enraged Kahorr sent assassins after the two navigators who blazed the trail, siblings Gav and Jori Daragon. Unfortunately for Kahorr, the assassins were fended off by two Jedi Knights, Odan-Urr and Memit Nadill. The Daragons escaped the system, but Jori returned later, proclaiming that she had found the long-lost Sith Empire, and that they were planning to attack the Galactic Republic. Kahorr took this opportunity to seize Daragon's ship, the Starbreaker 12, as payment for the destruction of Zeta Five. The Cha'a merchant subsequently took the ship for a joyride to test its controls; however, the ship was destroyed by an incoming Sith fleet, killing Kahorr.
The Battle of Kal'Shebbol was fought between forces loyal to Moff Kentor Sarne and the New Republic in 8 ABY. With the New Republic actively looking to neutralize the threat of the various post–Endor Imperial warlords, it turned its attention to Moff Sarne, ruler of the backwater Kathol sector. Rumors had reached the New Republic that Sarne was in possession of dangerous, exotic weapons, so an operation was mounted to remove him from power and liberate his capital, the planet Kal'Shebbol. However, a prolonged campaign against the Moff's holdings was out of the question, as the New Republic's military was thinly stretched. A quick strike—consisting of a commando raid to disable the defense shields while a task force engaged Sarne's fleet—was authorized.
Elements of Page's Commandos, led by Lieutenant Judder Page, infiltrated the planet ahead of the main assault force. Proceeding to the Imperial Government Complex, the team accessed the base and discovered that Sarne had a Carrack-class light cruiser hidden in an underground hangar as an escape vehicle. Reasoning that the hangar would contain controls for the defense shield, Page split his force. Page would lead a team to the hangar to shut off the shield and potentially capture Sarne, while the other team would rescue any prisoners in the complex's detention center. As Page and his commandos neared the hangar, they were incapacitated by Sarne, who used against them several of the alien artifacts that were the source of the rumors regarding exotic technology. Sarne used the diversion to escape the planet on board the light cruiser, although a member of Page's team, Keleman Ciro, managed to disable the defense shields after recovering from the artifact's effects.
In orbit, Sarne ordered his forces to retreat, fleeing into the depths of the Kathol sector. The New Republic task force completed its liberation of Kal'Shebbol, installing a governor to look after the interests of the population. With Sarne still at large and in possession of dangerous technology, the New Republic authorized the CR90 corvette FarStar to proceed into the Kathol sector to track down the rogue warlord and eliminate any threat he posed.
The Exodeenians were a species of sentient beings native to the planet Exodeen. They had six arms and six legs, as well as six sets of teeth. They joined the Galactic Republic during the Expansion Era, c. 22,000 BBY. Their world fell to the Mandalorians during the Mandalorian Wars and was under the control of the Sith Empire during the Jedi Civil War. Rejoining the Republic following these conflicts, the Exodeenians later joined its successor, the Galactic Empire. Although some Exodeenians served in the Alliance to Restore the Republic, Exodeen itself was an Imperial fortress world by 6 ABY.
Shortly after, in 7 ABY, Exodeen joined the New Republic, represented in the Senate by Exodeenian M'yet Luure and two others. Luure successfully advocated to allow former Imperial functionaries to serve in the Senate. The Exodeenian R'yet Coome benefited from this and became the junior senator from Exodeen. As part of a political faction composed of former Imperials, Coome almost arranged a vote of no confidence in President Leia Organa Solo following the detonation of bombs in the Senate chamber. During the Yuuzhan Vong War, the Exodeenian homeworld fell to the extra-galactic invaders.
The Confederacy of Independent Systems launched a mission in 22 BBY during the Clone Wars to free Trade Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray, who had been captured on Rodia by the Galactic Republic. Gunray was being taken in the Star Destroyer Tranquility to Coruscant for trial by Jedi General Luminara Unduli, Jedi Commander Ahsoka Tano, Clone Commander CC-1004, nicknamed "Gree," and Senate Commando Captain Faro Argyus. However, the latter was a long-time ally of Count Dooku, and had been paid to participate in freeing the Viceroy. As the Jedi began interrogating Gunray aboard the Tranquility, Dark Acolyte Asajj Ventress took a boarding party of Vulture droids and several boarding craft to the Republic warship.
Once battle droids had boarded the Star Destroyer and attacked Unduli and clone troopers of Green Company, Ventress planted explosives in the vessel's engine room before confronting Tano outside of Gunray's cell. After Unduli arrived with Commander Gree on the detention level, Ventress activated her explosives, crippling the entire ship. Ventress escaped, and while Unduli instructed Tano to stay and guard Gunray, the Jedi Master pursued the Dark Acolyte to the engine room. Tano disobeyed Unduli's orders and proceeded to assist Unduli in her duel against Ventress, however. Meanwhile, Argyus betrayed the Republic and freed Gunray. The Captain engaged Gree in close combat, but Gunray managed to sneak up behind the Clone Commander and knocked him out with a blaster. Argyus and Gunray then stole a Republic frigate and escaped from the Tranquility, while Ventress joined them, jettisoning from the Star Destroyer in an escape pod to the fleeing vessel.
Shortly before the Battle of Yavin, a lightsaber duel was fought on the fifth planet of the Cophrigin system between exiled Jedi Master An'ya Kuro and Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith. After Kuro, known only to her pursuers as "the Dark Woman," was tracked to her hiding place on Cophrigin V by the Emperor's Hand Mara Jade, Darth Vader was dispatched by his Sith Master, Darth Sidious, to the Outer Rim Territories to find and eliminate the rogue Jedi. In doing so, Vader hoped to complete his Master's plan for the eradication of all Jedi, as ordered and initiated by Sidious himself nearly two decades prior.
Darth Vader's arrival on Cophrigin V was sensed by Kuro, and the Jedi Master prepared herself for an encounter with the Dark Lord. Vader found Kuro in her sanctuary and quickly attacked with expectations of cutting her down swiftly, but he was surprised by the skill with which his opponent dueled. Kuro managed to overcome Vader on several occasions, using the Force to subdue him with the surrounding flora as well as successfully disarming him when she knocked his lightsaber from his grasp. However, the Dark Woman's own power began to wane before the increasing dark side strength of Darth Vader. She was defeated when the Dark Lord used his lightsaber and the Force to fell a massive tree, which pinned the Dark Woman beneath it. He then moved in for the kill, and An'ya Kuro's body vanished into the Force. Her demise on Cophrigin V resulted in a victory for Darth Vader and one of the final Jedi deaths of Lord Sidious' Great Jedi Purge. (Read more…)
Jedi Master Lar Le'Ung, a male Pau'an, was a member of the New Jedi Order at the start of the Yuuzhan Vong War. In 25 ABY, he was stationed at the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4 when Prince Finn Galfridian was rescued from the subjugation of his homeworld of Artorias at the hands of the Yuuzhan Vong by Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and brought to the Praxeum for Jedi training. When the Jedi were requested to aid in the evacuation of the planet Rychel, which was under attack from the intergalactic invaders, Le'Ung was tasked with leading the New Republic troops against the Yuuzhan Vong.
The Yuuzhan Vong had deployed two siege creatures—Tu-Scart and Sgauru—and with Galfridian at his side, Le'Ung led the troops in an attempt to distract the creatures long enough for Skywalker to rescue the refugees. As the battle wore on, the Republic troops lost hope and began to run back to their ships. Le'Ung realized that Tu-Scart was emanating fear, and, knowing the refugees needed more time, he raised his lightsaber and called for his troops to hold. As he did so, the Pau'an was attacked from behind by a Yuuzhan Vong warrior who stabbed Le'Ung through the chest and hurled the Jedi Master into the open mouth of Tu-Scart. (Read more…)
Cham Syndulla was a revolutionary Twi'lek male from the planet Ryloth who formed and led the Twi'lek freedom fighters during the Clone Wars. Before the war, Syndulla, a member of his planet's nobility, opposed both the Galactic Republic and its Ryloth Senator, Orn Free Taa, believing Taa to be uncaring of the fate of the Twi'lek people. After the Clone Wars had begun, the Confederacy of Independent Systems invaded Ryloth. Reluctant to take power but wanting the best for his people, Syndulla formed the freedom fighters to combat the oppression and launched a campaign against the Separatist Droid Army. However, Syndulla and his forces were forced to retreat from the battlefield, and his fighters set up camp in the remains of several fallen droid vehicles on the plains of Cazne.
Syndulla's leadership qualities led his friend and minstrel, Gobi Glie, to compose a song about him, though Syndulla was opposed to the ballad's exaggeration of his traits. After Jedi Master Mace Windu arrived with Republic forces to liberate Ryloth, Syndulla resolved his issues with Taa and the Republic and entered into an alliance with them. During the ensuing assault on Ryloth's capital of Lessu to free the city from Separatist control, Syndulla led the combined forces of his freedom fighters and the Republic unit Lightning Squadron to besiege the captured city, and he was eventually able to liberate his homeworld from the Confederacy. (Read more…)
Tao was a Human male from the world of Shumari who trained as a Jedi Knight. He was part of a small group of Jedi that avoided Order 66 and the immediate decimation of the Jedi Order. Tao and his companions were eventually discovered by the Galactic Empire, however, and they were attacked by a taskforce led by Darth Vader, a Dark Lord of the Sith. Tao was the only Jedi to survive the assault, personally spared by Vader who took him on as an apprentice.
Vader trained Tao without the knowledge of his Master, Emperor Palpatine, using various methods to goad Tao into fully embracing the dark side of the Force. The apprentice was never fully subsumed in the dark side, and when Vader learned that his own son, Luke Skywalker, was alive, he abandoned Tao. Nevertheless, the Emperor discovered Tao's existence and forced Vader to mortally wound the young boy. Feeling some remorse for this action, Vader returned Tao to Shumari to die on his homeworld. There, Vader was attacked by a crazed Tusken Raider who almost over-powered the Dark Lord before Tao intervened with his final strength, saving his Master's life. Letting go of the anger that had been rooted in his heart, Tao died in the wastelands of his homeworld. (Read more…)
Gorc was a Force-sensitive Gamorrean male, mutated into Sithspawn by Galactic Emperor Palpatine's "monster-maker" Cronal. As a result of his mutation, Gorc shared genes, abilities, and characteristics and had a symbiotic link through the Force with his fellow test subject, the Kowakian monkey-lizard Picaroon C. Boodle. Because of that connection, Gorc and Pic were eventually dubbed "the Brothers of the Sith." The "twins" were pressed into service of the Miraluka Inquisitor Jerec and, as part of his Dark Jedi team, helped him in the search for the long-lost Valley of the Jedi, the source of great power which Jerec hoped to use for his own needs.
In 5 ABY, Jerec sent Gorc and Pic to deactivate the droid information broker 8t88—a mission which the brothers easily completed aboard Jerec's personal cargo ship, the Sulon Star. However, 8t88 was tracked by an aspiring Jedi, Kyle Katarn, who was trying to stop Jerec. Gorc tried to attack Katarn with his huge lightclub, but was killed by a shot in the face from Katarn's Bryar pistol. (Read more…)
Rugosa, also known as the coral moon, was a temperate moon in the Sanbra sector. It was one of the worlds that made up the Infinite Empire, a galactic power led by the Rakatan species in approximately 30,000 BBY. The moon was later discovered by Toydarian scouts working near the Balmorra Run, and because of its attractive climate and warm oceans, it became a Toydarian vacation spot that they kept secret from their Hutt masters. Once the Hutts discovered the Toydarians' duplicity, they punished them by releasing a plague onto the moon, drying up all its oceans and exposing vast expanses of coral.
During the Clone Wars, Rugosa was selected as the site for negotiations between King Katuunko of Toydaria and representatives of the Galactic Republic. However, when the Confederacy of Independent Systems intercepted communications arranging the meeting, they ambushed the Republic envoy. A small group of clone troopers, led by Jedi Master Yoda, made it to the moon and engaged the Confederacy in combat, eventually defeating their forces and gaining the allegiance of King Katuunko. (Read more…)
The Tranquility was a Venator-class Star Destroyer in the service of the Republic Navy during the Clone Wars. Around 22 BBY, the Star Destroyer was dispatched to Rodia in the aftermath of Trade Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray's capture by the Republic. Alongside Jedi General Luminara Unduli, Jedi Commander Ahsoka Tano, a contingent of the Grand Army of the Republic's 41st Elite Legion, and a division of Senate Commandos, the Tranquility was to transport Gunray from Rodia to the Republic capital of Coruscant, where he would stand trial for war crimes.
Just as the Tranquility began its journey, it was accosted by Confederate Vulture droid starfighters and Droch-class boarding ships. Despite the efforts of the Star Destroyer's gunners, the boarding ships were able to pierce the Tranquility's hull, deploying super battle droids alongside Asajj Ventress, a Confederate assassin tasked with freeing Gunray from Republic captivity. Although the Republic forces aboard the Tranquility were able to repel the battle droids, Ventress crippled the Star Destroyer by setting off explosives within its main reactor room. This, in addition to the betrayal of a member of the Senate Commandos, allowed Gunray to escape the detention level, flee the Tranquility, and return to Confederate space. After a lightsaber duel in the destroyed reactor room, Ventress escaped the Tranquility as well aboard one of its escape pods, joining the fleeing Gunray and leaving the Jedi and Republic Navy with a heavily damaged Star Destroyer. (Read more…)
Gha Nachkt was a Trandoshan male from Trandosha who owned the freighter Vulture's Claw during the Clone Wars. He scavenged the remains and leftover debris from battles for items he could sell to either of the two fighting factions, the Confederacy of Independent Systems and the Galactic Republic. Although Nachkt was not allied with either organization in the war, he dealt with the Confederacy on numerous occasions, working with Wat Tambor, a member of the Separatist Council—the legislative branch of the Confederacy. Anticipating that an adversary of his, the Koorivar Passel Argente, was planning on buying a spy droid from Nachkt, Tambor hired the Trandoshan to instead sell Argente a spy droid planted by Tambor. After the Battle of Bothawui, he found R2-D2, an astromech droid belonging to the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, and resolved to sell the droid to the Confederate General Grievous.
When Argente arrived on the Vulture's Claw to buy a droid to spy on Tambor, Nachkt sold Tambor's planted droid to Argente, receiving credits from both parties. When Skywalker and his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, saw the Vulture's Claw on the battlefield, they came onboard to search for R2-D2. The scavenger hid the droid from them and claimed that he had not found any astromech droids in the wake of the battle. After Skywalker and Tano left, Nachkt traveled to the Separatist listening post Skytop Station to give the droid to Grievous. When the Trandoshan arrived at the station, he was instructed by Grievous to take the droid apart and extract whatever information the droid carried. Nachkt, however, found that R2-D2 contained more important information than he had originally thought, and demanded more payment from Grievous. In retribution, Grievous stabbed Nachkt, killing the Trandoshan. (Read more…)
The Nosaurians were a sentient, bipedal, reptilian species native to the planet New Plympto in the Core Worlds. A Nosaurian was easily recognized by a row of long horns, a covering of tough scales, and a beakful of sharp teeth. Members of the species had the ability to produce a brief flash of light from inside their mouths, a knack they used for silent, long-distance communication. Nosaurians were colorblind, although few found this bothersome.
Their language's phonemes consisted of hisses, barks, and warbles, and its syntax commonly used metaphors related to weather, nature, and the seasons. They were capable of speaking Basic yet generally chose not to. When on their homeworld, they had an inexplicable ability to tell when the sun was setting and an overwhelming urge to "sing it down" by braying. This behavior persisted offworld, but the disturbance in a Nosaurian's internal rhythms often brought it on at inopportune times with no real tie to New Plympto's day–night cycle.
Nosaurians were naturally even-tempered. However, a long history of what they viewed as marginalization and exploitation at the hands of Humans left them bitter and angry. This began soon after the Nosaurians met their first offworlders, the Corellians. These Human neighbors became enmeshed in New Plympto's trade of rikknit eggs, a valuable component in ji rikknit and other recreational substances. As the rikknit population on New Plympto plummeted and the Galactic Republic imposed sanctions on the trade, the economy crumbled. The Nosaurians saw little choice but to join the Confederacy of Independent Systems. After the group's defeat in the Clone Wars, the Nosaurians tried to carry on the fight, only to be crushed by the 501st Legion and enslaved by the Galactic Empire. Decades later, when they opposed an invasion by beings known as Yuuzhan Vong, the aggressors unleashed a deadly virus on their homeworld and rendered it uninhabitable.
Nosaurians who made their names on New Plympto included the resistance leaders General Rootrock and Fefar Blackeye. However, economic hardship and enslavement forced many Nosaurians to emigrate over the centuries. Some gravitated toward thrill-seeking professions, as exemplified by the podracer pilot Clegg Holdfast. Others drifted among the galactic fringe, as in the case of Bomo Greenbark, who left his homeworld searching for his family after the end of the Clone Wars. (Read more…)
The Jal Shey were an ancient order of Force users who studied the Force from a purely intellectual perspective, forsaking the more spiritual paths taken by the Jedi and Sith. Jal Shey were typically more known for diplomacy, on par with the greatest Jedi negotiators, but unlike the Jedi they were less successful in physical pursuits, even where the Force was involved. The Jal Shey were also a nomadic group, traveling the galaxy in search of new locations to study the Force, and they were particularly selective about recruiting new members.
Because they lacked the physical abilities of the Jedi, Jal Shey members often wore various types of armor to protect themselves. They also created other devices such as Jal Shey meditation gloves and Jal Shey belts to further augment their physical abilities, imbuing them with the Force. The Jal Shey were known to have three ranks: mentors, advisors, and neophytes. The organization survived into the time of the Galactic Empire but was considered a viable target for Imperial persecution in the midst of the Great Jedi Purge. Imperial commander Roly Melusar at one point contemplated dispatching Imperial commandos in pursuit of the Jal Shey. (Read more…)
A male Duros starfighter pilot, Lensi fought in both the Yuuzhan Vong War and the Second Galactic Civil War. Young when the galaxy was invaded by a race of extra-galactic aliens known as the Yuuzhan Vong, Lensi suffered the loss of his homeworld of Duro to the warfaring species. By 26.5 ABY, the Duros had secured a place in Rogue Squadron—one of the New Republic Starfighter Corps' most legendary starfighter units. Lensi flew as Rogue Twelve during an attack on what was thought to have been a Yuuzhan Vong superweapon undergoing construction in the Julevian system. Although Lensi later learned that he and his squadron had helped to destroy a Yuuzhan Vong worldship rather than a superweapon, due to deliberate misinformation from rogue Jedi Master Kyp Durron, the young Duros continued to serve with Rogue Squadron.
Lensi performed well in the squadron over the next few years of the war, although a second mission, during which the young pilot felt that he had been deceived, caused the Duros to doubt his role in the military. Ostensibly given the chance to help liberate his homeworld during an assault on the Duro system, Lensi was disgusted to learn—following the deaths of hundreds of his fellow Duros—that the attack was a feint. Furious that Duro had never been the intended target and feeling betrayed by his commanding officer, General Wedge Antilles, Lensi resigned his commission. He rejoined the elite starfighter unit over a decade later in the opening stages of the Second Galactic Civil War, during which a number of high-profile planets and systems seceded from the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances. Lensi rose to the position of Rogue Leader and led his squadron into battle during the Galactic Alliance's attempt to capture Centerpoint Station, one of the opposition's military assets. In the resulting engagement, Lensi's unit engaged Rakehell Squadron, only for the Duros to be shot down and killed by Rakehell Leader—who was none other than Wedge Antilles. (Read more…)
Pargo was a Human male from Kuan who became an Imperial stormtrooper during the Galactic Civil War. Growing up during the civil war with neighboring Bordal, Pargo joined one of the swoop gangs which operated illegal competitions on his war-torn homeworld. After one such competition in 2 ABY, Pargo was captured and forced to reveal the location of his friend and fellow swoop bike pilot, Maarek Stele, who the Bordali hoped to capture to elicit the assistance of his scientist father, Kerek. The two Kuani racers were taken aboard a Bordali shuttle but, as the ship left Kuan, it was captured by the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Vengeance, which had been sent to bring the Taroon system under the control of the Galactic Empire. Though Pargo was initially a prisoner, he was offered the opportunity to serve the Empire and decided to join the Stormtrooper Corps. After completing his training, he was assigned to Grand Admiral Demetrius Zaarin's flagship, the Star Destroyer Glory. (Read more…)
Zam Wesell (pronounced /zæm.wɛzˈɛl/ or /zæm.ˈwɛs•əl/) was a shapeshifting Clawdite bounty hunter from the planet Zolan. In her true form, Wesell was a reptilian-like humanoid, although she often appeared as a Human woman with short blond or bronze-colored hair. She trained in the ways of the Mabari warriors on her homeworld before eventually being labeled a heretic and fled to the commercial center of Denon. To escape, Wesell took the form of a Human woman and took a job in personal security. Over time, she moved up through the ranks by honing her skills, gathering equipment, garnering finances and making valuable contacts which altogether allowed her to begin a career in bounty hunting.
Wesell first encountered the bounty hunter Jango Fett in 32 BBY during his search for Bando Gora outlaw leader Komari Vosa. After assisting Fett in his scheme to defeat Vosa, the two began to develop a friendship that was propagated by their periodic partnership on various contracts. One such contract arose in 27 BBY when the two bounty hunters were seeking the Infant of Shaa ancient artifact and superweapon on behalf of the Dug Fernooda. Originally pitted against each other, the pair agreed to work together to capture the idol. It was then revealed to Wesell that a seedy underworld general planned to use it to destroy the Republic capital world of Coruscant. At Wesell's lead, Fett joined in the hunt to retrieve the artifact and save Coruscant. During this incident, Wesell made use of her developed shapeshifting abilities. This skill was also employed in her other exploits, such as the hunt for Kuati Hurlo Holowan, which was subcontracted by Jango Fett.
In 22 BBY, with the rise of the Separatist Crisis, Confederate leader Count Dooku contracted Jango Fett to eliminate Senator Padmé Amidala on behalf of Nute Gunray. In turn, Fett subcontracted the bounty to Wesell, who attempted to kill the senator by destroying the senator's starship with an explosive device. The explosion, however, only served to kill Amidala's decoy and other passengers aboard the vessel. Amidala had arrived separately on another ship and was unscathed by the blast. Not pleased, but undeterred, Wesell met with Fett and schemed to use two venomous insects to kill the vulnerable senator. The attempt was foiled, however, by the alert presence of Jedi Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi who had been stationed in the Senator's apartment. The Jedi easily killed the insects and Kenobi leaped through the apartment window to grab hold of the droid which Wesell had used to deliver the predators.
The droid began its return to Wesell, but the bounty hunter spotted the stowaway Jedi. Skywalker, at the same time, commandeered an airspeeder and began pursuit. After chasing Wesell through the skylanes of Coruscant, Skywalker was able to force the Clawdite to crash her airspeeder in a busy street of the Uscru Entertainment District. Wesell fled into a nearby locale and prepared to ambush the Jedi. She approached Kenobi from behind but was easily defeated and dragged from the club into a neighboring alley. There, she was silenced by her friend, Jango Fett, with a toxic dart before she could divulge his identity. (Read more…)
A battle was fought circa 22 BBY on the planet Kadavo during the Clone Wars. Having occupied the Togruta's colony world of Kiros, the Confederacy of Independent Systems secretly transferred the world's entire population to the planet Zygerria, where the Togrutas were to be sold as slaves at an auction. A Galactic Republic task force led by High Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi General Anakin Skywalker, and Skywalker's Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, liberated Kiros and discovered links leading to Zygerria. The Jedi and Clone Captain CT-7567 soon infiltrated the auction and tried to rescue the Togrutas but were captured by the Zygerrians and enslaved.
Skywalker and his Padawan, however, escaped from the Zygerrians and headed for Kadavo to rescue Kenobi, CT-7567, and the Togrutas, who had been transferred to the Zygerrian Labor Processing Hub on the planet. Fearing that the liberation of the slaves could prove him a liar—as he had spread word that the Jedi had eradicated Kiros's population—the Confederate leader Count Dooku sent his assassin, Asajj Ventress, alongside General Grievous, to kill everyone at the Kadavo facility.
After both the Republic and the Confederate forces arrived at Kadavo, a battle ensued on and above the planet. While Grievous's fleet battled the Republic Venator-class Star Destroyers, Ventress led a squadron of Hyena-class bombers to destroy the Labor Processing Hub. Hoping that the Separatists would spare him if he killed the Togrutas himself, the facility head—the Keeper—tried to dump the slaves into the lava but was prevented from doing so by Kenobi and CT-7567. Soon, Republic reinforcements arrived, forcing the Confederate fleet to retreat. Ventress, however, chose to continue the fight alone and made a last ditch attempt to kill the Jedi with her starship, the Trident, but was repelled by the Republic V-19 Torrent starfighters. Having won the battle, the Republic returned the people of Kiros back to their home. (Read more…)
Jedi Master Kit Fisto, Jedi Knight Nahdar Vebb, and a squad of clone troopers undertook a mission in 22 BBY during the Clone Wars to recapture Trade Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray, who had recently escaped from Republic custody. However, Confederate Head of State Count Dooku, displeased with General Grievous's recent failures in the war, used a Republic homing beacon to lure the Jedi and clones to the general's castle on the third moon of Vassek as a test for Grievous. Gunray deceived the Jedi and troopers through a holotransmission, and once they uncovered the ploy, Dooku contacted the Republic agents and put them on the trail of the "alternative prize" of Grievous.
The Jedi and their troops set a trap for Grievous and confronted the cyborg general once he arrived. However, Grievous was able to eliminate several clone troopers, and after sustaining injuries, escape to the castle's secret command center. Sealing off the exits, the Confederate general trapped the Jedi and clones inside his castle. While Grievous was repaired by his caretaker droid, the general pitted the Jedi and the remaining clones against the castle's defenses—a molten incinerator pit and the general's pet roggwart, Gor. The clones were killed, but the Jedi were able to eliminate Gor. As Grievous resolved to personally confront the Jedi, Fisto and Vebb infiltrated the castle's command center. Vebb remained outside, however, and fought Grievous himself, but was killed by the general. After Fisto dueled Grievous on the castle's outer platform, the Jedi Master was able to escape. (Read more…)
During the Clone Wars, the Togrutan colony planet of Kiros was contested by the Confederacy of Independent Systems and the Galactic Republic. Around 22 BBY, the Republic received word that Kiros—which had remained neutral throughout the course of the war—was being invaded by Confederate forces. The Republic sent help to the Togrutas. However, by the time the Republic troops arrived, the Confederacy had already occupied Kiros's capital and secretly transferred the entire population of Kiros to the planet Zygerria, where they were to be sold as slaves. The Republic forces—led by High Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi General Anakin Skywalker—fought through the capital, only to discover that the whole planet's population had disappeared.
The Separatist commander, Xerius Ugg, revealed that he had planted thermal bombs throughout the capital and demanded the Republic troops surrender, or he would detonate them. Hoping to buy some time for Skywalker to find the explosives, Kenobi engaged Ugg in a duel. After Skywalker and his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano had successfully disarmed the bombs, Ugg still refused to surrender, and Kenobi was forced to kill him. Looking for some information regarding the missing population of Kiros, the Jedi analyzed Ugg's transmitter records, which indicated that the commander had been talking to someone in the Zygerria system. With Kiros liberated, the Jedi set off to gain more intelligence from Zygerrian slavers. (Read more…)
The evacuation of Rychel was a military offensive against the extra-galactic Yuuzhan Vong species undertaken by a joint New Republic and Jedi Order task force. Occurring in the first year of the galaxy-spanning Yuuzhan Vong invasion, the battle originally began as an evacuation effort of the planet Rychel under the leadership of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, whose Knights were called upon by the New Republic to help minimize the civilian casualties Rychel was suffering while the planet was under siege by the Yuuzhan Vong. Skywalker oversaw the exodus of as many of Rychel's citizens as possible, while a detachment of the New Republic Navy, commanded by Pau'an Jedi Master Lar Le'Ung and Padawan Finn Galfridian, engaged the Yuuzhan Vong warriors in battle.
Complementing the onslaught of their Chazrach slave warriors were two Yuuzhan Vong monstrosities called Tu-Scart and Sgauru, which were capable of projecting fear toward the Rychel populace as well as the New Republic rescue force. Many of their company fell victim to the combined ferocity of the Chazrach and siege beasts, and when Master Le'Ung attempted to rally his soldiers against the enemy, he was killed by the Yuuzhan Vong Commander Tsalok—who then fed him to Tu-Scart. Galfridian briefly assumed the Pau'an's role as commander until Master Skywalker gave the signal to retreat after the evacuation ships had been filled to capacity.
The young Padawan also noticed a family of survivors, but before he could help them to safety he was confronted by Tsalok. The duel which then ensued was brief as the building in which they fought was leveled by one of the warbeasts, rendering Tsalok helpless and pinned beneath the rubble. Galfridian emerged unscathed and, in a show of mercy, spared the life of the Yuuzhan Vong commander despite his festering hatred for a member of the species who had committed the same atrocities on his own homeworld of Artorias. As he joined Master Skywalker on the last of the evacuation ships to depart from Rychel, Finn Galfridian learned that while many beings had been liberated, the Republic was unable to save them all, and many more were left to suffer in the clutches of the merciless Yuuzhan Vong. (Read more…)
The Bozhnee sector was an area of space located in the Outer Rim Territories. Bordering several other sectors—including the Tungra, Videnda, Brema, Juvex and Senex sectors—the Bozhnee sector boasted at least six sentient species that called planets within its borders home. One area of the sector, known as the Ninth Quadrant, had been part of the neighboring Senex-Juvex region until it was stripped from the rule of the region's Ancient Houses by the Galactic Republic several centuries before the Galactic Civil War.
An unimportant region of space, the Bozhnee sector survived various galactic wars relatively unscathed. The planet Belsavis, however, was the site of a secret Jedi enclave that sheltered younglings hiding from the Galactic Empire in the wake of the galaxy-wide purge of Jedi known as Order 66. Belsavis was destroyed in 18 BBY by Imperial forces, although the majority of the refugees escaped the planet. Several systems in the region had ties to slavery, including the Garnib, Ossel, and Brodogon systems. In the case of both the Garnib and Ossel systems, this was a holdover from the time when the Ancient Houses of the Senex-Juvex region controlled the Ninth Quadrant—in which these planets were found—and exploited the native populations for slave labor.
In 8 ABY, the Bozhnee sector was a source of contention between the remnants of the Empire and the fledgling New Republic. Supreme Commander Admiral Ackbar deployed elements of the New Republic military to the sector in an effort to foil the strategic moves of an Imperial Moff or admiral attempting to stir up trouble in the region. In 12 ABY, Belsavis was the site of an attempt by former Emperor's Hand Roganda Ismaren to reconstitute the Empire with her son, Irek, at the head. The plot was foiled by the intervention of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, New Republic Chief of State Leia Organa Solo, and her husband, Han Solo. (Read more…)
The Little Bivoli was a Quartermaster-class supply carrier that served as a fringer provisioning ship for the Republic Navy until its destruction in 3,963 BBY. It was stolen from its original owners on Ralltiir by the Trandoshan Slyssk, a former member of the pirate organization Raff Syndicate. He was hired by the Snivvian black marketeer Marn "Gryph" Hierogryph, a companion of the Jedi Padawan Zayne Carrick—both accused of perpetrating the Padawan Massacre of Taris, where four of Carrick's fellow Padawans were killed by their Masters. When the ship left Ralltiir, it was contacted by the Republic Navy's Courageous battle group and ordered to join formation, as the supply carrier had served the fleet previously. The battle group jumped to hyperspace for Serroco, where it took part in a battle against the Mandalorians in the ongoing war between the Republic and the Mandalorians. Hierogryph continued the ship's provisioning role in order to make quick money and did so successfully with the Little Bivoli earning the reputation for being better than the Navy commissary. It was on Serroco that the Little Bivoli was destroyed when the Mandalorians bombarded the planet from orbit. (Read more…)
A skirmish took place over and on the planet Vanqor in 22 BBY during the Clone Wars, when the Galactic Republic and Jedi Order attempted to capture Confederate Head of State Count Dooku. Jedi General Anakin Skywalker allowed himself to be taken prisoner aboard Dooku's frigate while in an ice field and High Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi infiltrated the Confederate vessel when it was later in space over Vanqor, freeing his companion. The two Jedi found and confronted Dooku, but as the Republic Star Destroyer Resolute opened fire on the frigate, the Sith Lord fled from the ship in his solar sailer.
Skywalker and Kenobi stole a transport shuttle and pursued the Count, but both the Jedi and Sith's ships were damaged and forced to crash-land on Vanqor. While Dooku trapped the Jedi in a cave and managed to escape, Skywalker and Kenobi fought and defeated a gundark before accidentally releasing noxious gas while trying to unblock the exit from the cave. The two Jedi were rescued by Skywalker's Padawan, Jedi Commander Ahsoka Tano, and a clone trooper squad, when they blasted open the cavern entrance. (Read more…)
Ludo Kressh was a male Sith Lord in the years leading up to and during the Great Hyperspace War, and was also the father of Kressh the Younger. Descended from a mixed ancestry of Dark Jedi and members of the Sith species, Ludo Kressh rose to be a powerful Sith Lord, all the while clashing with his greatest rival, fellow Sith Lord Naga Sadow. In 5,000 BBY, Dark Lord of the Sith Marka Ragnos died, and both Kressh and Sadow angled for the title. Kressh led the deceased Dark Lord's funeral procession but was interrupted by the late arrival of Naga Sadow. Sadow proclaimed that the title of Dark Lord of the Sith was rightfully his, and an angered Kressh attacked him; however, their duel was stopped by Ragnos' ghost. After the fight, two outsiders landed in the middle of the funeral: hyperspace travelers Gav and Jori Daragon. Kressh feared that the siblings were precursors to an invasion by the Galactic Republic, while Sadow believed they were the key to expanding the Sith Empire's territory.
Kressh and his rival disagreed repeatedly over the matter of the Daragons. Sadow, seeking to make his dream of a war with the Republic a reality, staged a false Republic attack on the Empire. Kressh was convinced at first and advocated bolstering the Empire's defenses against an impending Republic invasion. However, the Sith Lord soon discovered Sadow's treachery and attacked his fortress on the planet Khar Delba, but was subsequently outwitted and defeated by Sadow. Kressh then faked his death by sending his empty flagship toward Sadow's citadel, where it was shot down and destroyed. Without a strong opponent, Sadow—now the new Dark Lord—launched the Great Hyperspace War against the Republic. However, the Dark Lord returned to the Sith Empire with a diminished fleet after suffering a defeat at the hands of the Republic. It was then that Kressh revealed himself, telling Sadow that he had indeed faked his death. Battle ensued over Korriban, and Kressh at first seemed to have taken the upper hand against his weakened opponent. However, the ever-cunning Dark Lord ordered one of his doomed ships to make a suicide run on Kressh's flagship, and the collision killed Kressh. (Read more…)
Quille was a male Imperial Grand Moff serving on the Imperial Remnant's Council of Moffs in 41 ABY. A rival to Imperial Supreme Commander Gilad Pellaeon, Quille led a faction of Moffs on the Council in opposition to the aged Pellaeon. An expansionist Moff, Quille wished to see the Remnant transformed into a new Galactic Empire, one that would potentially rival the incumbent galactic government, the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances.
During the Second Galactic Civil War between the Galactic Alliance and the breakaway Confederation, Alliance Joint-Chief of State and Sith Lord Darth Caedus sent a communique to Pellaeon regarding a potential military pact between the Alliance and the Remnant for an attack on the Confederation world of Fondor. When Pellaeon refused, Caedus contacted Quille and offered him the same deal—in exchange for the Remnant's naval forces, Caedus would hand over control of Bilbringi and Borleias to the Remnant. Faced with the chance of expanding the Remnant's borders, Quille presented the offer at a meeting of the Council. After Pellaeon and the Moffs discussed the proposal, the Moffs unanimously agreed to accept the offer and assist the Alliance in capturing and holding Fondor.
During the Second Battle of Fondor, Quille and a group of his Moffs accompanied Pellaeon into the battle aboard the Turbulent-class Star Destroyer Bloodfin. As the battle progressed, Pellaeon was assassinated by aspiring Sith apprentice Tahiri Veila. Quille and his faction quickly assumed command of the Star Destroyer, but a mutiny led by Pellaeon's aide, Vitor Reige, forced the traitorous Moffs to barricade themselves within the warship's command citadel. A boarding party of Mandalorian soldiers led by Mandalore Boba Fett advanced on the citadel and quickly broke in, laying waste to the trapped Moffs inside. Quille, along with his entire faction, perished in the attack. (Read more…)
CC-3636, nicknamed "Wolffe," was a veteran clone trooper commander in the Grand Army of the Republic who served with Jedi General Plo Koon during the Clone Wars. The leader of the 104th Battalion's famed Wolfpack squad, Commander Wolffe proved to be tireless in his efforts against the Confederacy of Independent Systems, displaying an affinity for strategy. In 22 BBY, Wolffe served with Koon on board the Jedi Master's flagship, the Triumphant, when Koon led a task force to eliminate the Separatist warship Malevolence. While confronting the Malevolence in the Abregado system, however, all of the Wolfpack was eliminated, save for Koon, Wolffe, and troopers Sinker and Boost. The four were rescued by Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, and Wolffe had his unit adopt new clone trooper armor in honor of his fallen comrades. Refusing to let the loss of the Wolfpack deter him from his service, he inspired loyalty amongst his men.
Wolffe's loyalty to the Jedi put him at odds with the ambitious Major Kendal Ozzel during the Battle of Khorm, in which they participated alongside Generals Koon, Kit Fisto, and Tauht. Though Wolffe lost his right eye in a fight with the Dark Acolyte Asajj Ventress, the Republic was able to defeat the Separatists, liberating the Confederacy's Khormai slaves and securing the planet's repositories of rare agrocite ore for the Grand Army. Although scarred and forced to wear a cybernetic eye replacement, Wolffe continued his military service to the Republic, undertaking several key rescue missions with Koon to Felucia, Vanqor, and Lola Sayu. Wolffe even joined Koon in challenging General Grievous during the Second Battle of Felucia and the following Mission to Iceberg Three. He personally oversaw a supply mission to the groundquake-devastated planet Aleen and additionally assisted in liberating Togruta slaves from the Zygerrian Slave Empire on Kadavo. (Read more…)
The Fuzzums were a species of sentient avians indigenous to the planet Dandelo. Members of the species were roughly humanoid, standing shorter than the average Human on spindly legs. The arms and legs were hairless and brown-skinned, but the squat body was covered with orange fuzz. Fuzzums spoke their native language through a stubby, pale beak. They lived in a tribal society that relied on relatively primitive technology, characterized by simple musical instruments, cliffside cave dwellings, and ubiquitous wooden spears.
The Fuzzums encountered offworlders sometime before 15 BBY. Eventually, the avians were faced with a group known as the Starhunters, who drove the Fuzzums from their homes in Dandelo's cliffs. The Fuzzums fled to the forests, but several of their number were captured. With the caves theirs, the Starhunters converted them into cages to hold beasts for the Starhunter's Intergalactic Menagerie. Their captive Fuzzums were forced to hunt down new species for the Starhunters' traveling show, while those who escaped set up camps in the woods. When a new group of offworlders later arrived on Dandelo, the forest-dwelling Fuzzums assumed the worst. Nevertheless, the trio—a protocol droid named C-3PO, an astromech droid named R2-D2, and a Tammuz-an prince named Coby—convinced the avians that they only sought to rescue a creature known as Ingey from the Starhunters. The Fuzzums and their new guests plotted and executed a rescue mission for the tessellated arboreal binjinphant. With the rescue of an old spacer named Greej and the timely arrival of miner Jann Tosh, the Fuzzums and their allies freed the beasts held in the caves, drove the Starhunters from Dandelo, and reclaimed their cliff dwellings. (Read more…)
Wee Dunn was a male Rodian living with his mother, Mahtee Dunn, in Rodia's Kay-Tap square during the Clone Wars. The young Rodian was discovered to be Force-sensitive during his early infancy, but was not to be taken into the Jedi Order until a slightly older age. Dunn's identity was entered into a database of Force-sensitive infants stored within the Kyber memory crystal, which was used to locate future members of the Jedi Order when the time came for them to be trained. This crystal was eventually stolen by the Duros bounty hunter Cad Bane at the behest of Darth Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith.
Planning to use the Force-sensitive infants to create an army of dark side warriors, Sidious directed Bane to abduct two children from the crystal's list and deliver them to Mustafar, where they would become the Dark Lord's test subjects. Dunn was Bane's second target, and the bounty hunter traveled to Kay-Tap square in the guise of a Jedi Knight in order to fool his mother into willingly handing over the infant. Bane succeeded and took Wee Dunn to Mustafar, where the young Rodian was prepared for brain-washing surgery. Before the operation could take place, however, Dunn was rescued by Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano. After the ordeal, Dunn was taken into the Jedi Order. (Read more…)
"Waxer" was the nickname of a clone trooper who served in Ghost Company, a unit of the Grand Army of the Republic's 212th Attack Battalion. During the Clone Wars, Waxer fought alongside Jedi Generals Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker in freeing the Togrutan colony world of Kiros from the Separatist Droid Army and later participated in the liberation of the planet Ryloth and its Twi'lek inhabitants. On Ryloth, Ghost Company—led by General Kenobi—was assigned to destroy the Confederate proton cannons in the city of Nabat, in order to allow the Galactic Republic Acclamator I-class assault ships to land. After the company reached the city, Waxer and fellow trooper Boil were dispatched to scout ahead and soon found a young Twi'lek orphan named Numa in one of the city's alleys.
Taking compassion on the girl, Waxer—despite Boil's protests—decided to take her with them, and the Twi'lek led the two clones to her destroyed home. There, the three were attacked by several gutkurr beasts, but they managed to escape thanks to Numa's knowledge of secret underground passages beneath Nabat. After regrouping with the rest of the Republic troops, Waxer and Boil participated in an assault on the city's courtyard, where Nabat's captive inhabitants were being used as living shields for the proton cannons. While Ghost Company distracted the Confederate battle droids, Waxer, Boil, and Kenobi went behind enemy lines through a secret passage shown to them by Numa, liberated the Twi'leks, and destroyed the proton cannons. After the successful liberation of Ryloth, Waxer participated in a Republic offensive aimed at destroying several Separatist battle droid foundries on the recently rebelled planet of Geonosis. During the battle, Waxer and Boil rescued Kenobi, whose landing gunship had been shot down by Geonosian forces. (Read more…)
Ranats, known as Con Queecon in their own language, were a species of meter-tall rodents with long, tusk-like incisors jutting from their lower jaws. Though originally from Rydar II, the Ranats there were nearly wiped out by Human colonists in 200 BBY. Three Ranats stowed away on a spice freighter and crash landed on Aralia, where they re-established their species.
Ranat tribes lived in large, maze-like tunnel networks, where they raised their young communally and lured intruders into dead ends to be killed. Ranats had simple personalities, showing little evidence of emotion beyond the desire for food. Though almost always hostile toward one another, tribes did cooperate to kill pest-control teams after entrepreneurs arrived on Aralia to turn it into a planetary amusement park. The government of the Antemeridian sector declared the Ranats semi-sentient, permitting sentient beings to kill the rodents in self-defense and forbidding them to arm members of the species. The governor restricted the movement of well-armed groups to Aralia to cover up the species' existence and its questionable level of sentience.
Few Ranats were seen away from Aralia, and those that left the world occupied the lowest levels of society. Ranats established themselves on Tatooine, where they lived in the more populated areas as scroungers and traders. One group overran crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure's Palace after his death, and the Vriichon brothers once owned the Mos Eisley Cantina. During the Galactic Civil War, the Imperial military tested Ranat mercenary bands for possible use against Rebel Alliance forces. Ranats were also found in the employ of the mage Orloc, who attempted to start his own Jedi Order. The Ranat Rik-tak was a member of the Justice Action Network who operated in the Tapani sector.
Ranats were omnivores and strongly preferred meat, especially that of Aralia's native robas. Their sharp incisors and claws were useful as both weapons and tunneling tools. Burrowing wore down their teeth but also released hormones that stimulated tooth growth; unchecked, the incisors could reach prodigious lengths, so most Ranats gnawed constantly to keep them filed back. (Read more…)
Tol dosLla was a Human native of the planet Ukio. The eldest son of Gol dosLa, the Ukian Overliege, dosLla served as the spokesman for the government. A capable and renowned politician, dosLla was expected to succeed his father. In 9 ABY, Imperial Grand Admiral Thrawn waged a military campaign against the New Republic. Late in his campaign, Thrawn targeted Ukio, intent on capturing it and acquiring its food production and processing facilities for his military forces. Following a brief engagement against the planet—where Thrawn effectively employed cloaking technology to fool the Ukians into believing that he possessed a superweapon capable of firing through a planetary shield—dosLla negotiated Ukio's surrender to Thrawn. Despite being overmatched, dosLla was able to successfully demand guarantees of safety for the Ukian people and their land during the Imperial occupation. (Read more…)
Thannor Keth was a male Sith sorcerer who lived during the days prior to the end of the Great Sith War. He had two apprentices—twin siblings Xash and Sindra, whom he trained to use the dark side of the Force. Keth and his two pupils journeyed to the planet Vigil in search of a Force-sensitive girl of immense potential named Nova, crash-landing on the planet. He sent Xash and Sindra to retrieve the girl but both failed to do so and died in the process; it happened that Nova unwittingly came to him, and Keth immediately took her prisoner.
As Thannor Keth tried to repair his damaged vessel, the girl's caretaker, Lian Dray—a fallen Jedi seeking redemption—appeared and confronted Keth over her capture. The diversion Dray created to effect the girl's rescue infuriated Keth, and the sorcerer pursued them through Vigil's forest where he attacked Dray with repeated torrents of Force lightning. The Jedi blocked the initial attack but was ultimately no match for Keth's dark side skill, and the Sith sorcerer quickly brought Dray down and attempted to sever his connection to the Force. Keth was killed, however, when Dray received assistance from Nova, who joined the Jedi in the creation of a Force shield that ripped Keth asunder, leaving behind only the smoldering tatters of his Sith robes. (Read more…)
Bolla Ropal ( ) was a male Rodian Jedi Master who lived in the waning years of the Galactic Republic. During the Clone Wars, Ropal acted as the keeper of the Kyber memory crystal, a device that contained the names of all known Force-sensitive children in the galaxy. Around the beginning of the war, the Rodian accompanied several other Jedi Masters and members of the Jedi High Council to a meeting with Supreme Chancellor Palpatine regarding the kidnapping of the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure's son by agents of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Later in the war, Ropal and his Padawan, Tyzen Xebec, oversaw the construction of the Temple of Eedit, a Republic base on Devaron.
During a meeting between Ropal and several Devaronian dignitaries, Devaron was invaded by Confederate forces under the command of the bounty hunter Cad Bane. Under the directive of his client, Darth Sidious, Bane hunted down Ropal in order to retrieve the Kyber crystal and unlock the information it held. Ropal was defeated during the battle and taken to Bane's Munificent-class frigate, where he was imprisoned and tortured. Learning of Bane's plot to steal the crystal, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker led a Republic fleet to Devaron to engage the bounty hunter and rescue Ropal before the Confederate forces fled the system. Short on time, Bane increased Ropal's torture while repeatedly trying to force the Jedi Master to unlock the secrets of the crystal. Ropal continually refused, and the torture eventually resulted in his death. The Jedi Master's body was discovered shortly thereafter by Republic forces and moved to the Venator-class Star Destroyer Resolute. (Read more…)
Fang Zar was a male Human who served as the senator of the Sern sector during the waning years of the Galactic Republic and the early days of the Galactic Empire. He was an outspoken opponent of the centralization of power experienced by the Republic during Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's time in office and became involved with a secret organization of Loyalists known as the Republic Group. Zar was a key member in the group's plan to "restore honor to the Republic" by revealing the Insignia of Unity; however, intervention by the Senate Bureau of Intelligence left the plan in obscurity for decades. His opposition to Palpatine eventually led him to become a member of the Delegation of 2000, a group of senators and representatives who disapproved of the sweeping amendments made to the Galactic Constitution over the course of the Clone Wars. Shortly after the Battle of Coruscant, Zar accompanied other members of the Delegation to present the Petition of 2000 to Palpatine in the hope that the Supreme Chancellor would begin to relinquish some of the powers granted to him by the constitutional amendments.
The Delegation's plea fell on deaf ears, and Palpatine seized absolute power, transforming the Republic into the Galactic Empire at the close of the Clone Wars. The new Galactic Emperor targeted members of the Delegation of 2000 as traitors to the Empire, and Zar was detained for a time by the Imperial Security Bureau. Upon release, he was ordered to remain on Coruscant; however, the Sern Prime native abandoned his post as senator and fled to Alderaan. There, Zar was granted political asylum by Bail Prestor Organa, a founding member of the Delegation of 2000. After residing in the Aldera Royal Palace for several weeks, Zar's flight from Coruscant was revealed to the Emperor, who dispatched Darth Vader to retrieve the former senator and return him to the Imperial Security Bureau. Not wanting to involve Organa in his troubles with the Bureau, Zar contacted a crime lord on Murkhana to obtain passage from Alderaan to Sern Prime. The crew of the freighter Drunk Dancer undertook the mission to transport Zar and was successful in recovering the former senator from the Royal Palace. However, before he boarded the Drunk Dancer and departed Alderaan, Zar was attacked by Darth Vader, who threw his lightsaber at the senator. The blade cut through Zar's chest, resulting in his death shortly thereafter on the Drunk Dancer's operating table. (Read more…)
S'man was a commander in the Alliance to Restore the Republic who served as one of the chief mission planning officers on the Mon Calamari Star Cruiser Independence during the early stages of the Galactic Civil War. He was involved in planning many successful missions for the Alliance during this time, including the destruction of the Star Destroyer Invincible, ending the Imperial offensive known as Operation Strike Fear, and the search for the Death Star. His role often saw him working closely with members of Alliance High Command, including General Jan Dodonna and Admiral Ackbar. (Read more…)
The assault on the Epsilon Nine Communications Research space station was a military skirmish carried out in 4 ABY by Dark Lady of the Sith Lumiya on behalf of Imperial stewardess Ysanne Isard. In exchange for military resources, Lumiya was contracted by Isard for a mission to the Cron Drift that involved inspecting the progress of several top-secret Imperial research installations. The New Republic had recently absorbed one of the Cron Drift research facilities, Epsilon Nine, into their fold, in an attempt to liberate the scientists there from Imperial authority. Lumiya's fleet was engaged by the New Republic defenders upon arrival in the Auril sector, and the Dark Lady released the might of her newly-restored armada to quickly neutralize the less-than-adequate Republic opposition. She then entered the research station herself to both crush the traitor's faith in the Republic's ability to protect them and to re-exert Imperial sovereignty. Lumiya's presence was enough to elicit fear from the Imperial defectors, and the threat of deadly force sufficiently compelled Epsilon Nine's staff into reinstating their loyalty to the Empire. Certain that her instructions would not be disobeyed, Lumiya and her fleet departed Epsilon Nine with the guarantee that she would return in several months to ensure Epsilon Nine's continued cooperation. (Read more…)
Yanibar was a planet in Wild Space known for its blistering, dry summers and wet, frigid winters. Barely habitable by Humans and other similar species, it was nevertheless colonized by a group of Jedi and their relatives seeking refuge from the predations of the Sith. The planet remained isolated for years, as it was forgotten by the Jedi who remained in the galaxy. At the same time, many of the colonists did not survive Yanibar's harsh conditions. Those who did survive formed their own Force tradition, Zeison Sha, which developed decidedly anti-Jedi traits. Yanibar later became somewhat known to the galaxy as a stopping point for fringe traders, developing a spaceport and a well-populated city that served as a crossroads between the Outer Rim and Unknown Regions. The world resisted attempts at Imperial occupation and remained inhabited by the Zeison Sha into the Yuuzhan Vong War. (Read more…)
The Seyugi Dervishes were a Force-sensitive order of assassins that originated on the sulfuric planet of Recopia, located in the Core Worlds. They were founded several centuries before the Battle of Yavin by a Force-sensitive leader of the Seyugi culture named Karrh. Dervishes used their abilities with the Force to enhance their unarmed combat skills and to locate their targets. They also sold their services as hired killers and terrorized the Core for several centuries. The Jedi Order recognized the threat the Dervishes posed and spent decades eliminating their bases in the Core and Mid Rim. By the outbreak of the Clone Wars in 22 BBY, the Jedi believed that the Dervishes were extinct. However, a few hundred survivors relocated to a hidden fortress in Recopia and froze themselves in carbonite, waiting for an opportunity to return to the galaxy. (Read more…)
Boil was the nickname of a clone trooper who served in the 212th Attack Battalion of the Grand Army of the Republic and was a member of Ghost Company. Around 22 BBY, after the outbreak of the Clone Wars, Boil was among the troops dispatched to liberate the Twi'lek homeworld of Ryloth from the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Led by High Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi and Clone Commander CC-2224, Ghost Company was assigned to destroy the Separatist proton cannons based out of the city of Nabat. After the company reached the city, Boil, along with fellow trooper Waxer, was assigned to scout ahead.
During their recon mission, Boil and Waxer stumbled upon a young Twi'lek girl named Numa. Despite protests from Boil, Waxer decided to take her with them, and the girl led the two clones to the remains of her shattered home. There, the three were attacked by several gutkurr creatures, but escaped through a secret passage shown by Numa. After rendezvousing with the rest of Ghost Company, Boil participated in a raid on the Nabat courtyard, where Separatist battle droids had rounded up the city's inhabitants near the proton cannons. While Ghost Company distracted the droids, Boil, Waxer, and Kenobi went through a secret passage shown by Numa, liberated the Twi'leks, and destroyed the cannons. Later in the war, Boil took part in a battle on the planet Geonosis under the command of General Kenobi. After Kenobi's LAAT/i gunship was shot down by enemy fire while attempting to land on the planet, Boil and Waxer rescued the Jedi General and escorted him to the Republic's position. (Read more…)
Alfonso Luiz Obota, also known as Al, was a Human male native of the Adega system. A graduate of the Merchant Academy, Obota joined the Rebel Alliance and became the second officer on the Alliance Special Operations transport Pride of Aridus. During an infiltration mission on an Imperial planet, a Special Ops team fell under heavy fire from the Imperial forces, and the ship's commanding officer, Captain Nord, wished to leave them behind. Obota did not agree to do so and led a mutiny against Nord, confining him in his cabin and taking control of the ship. Obota was able to extract three SpecOps members, but during the escape from the planet, five crew members were lost when TIE Fighters attacked the Pride of Aridus.
For his rebellious actions, Obota was court-marshaled and imprisoned in Military Correction Facility 63 on the planet Milagro, where he spent several months. In 5 ABY, he was visited by two Rebel agents, Jan Ors and Kyle Katarn. The two secured Obota's release so he could help them land on the planet Ruusan, which was under the control of the Imperial Inquisitor Jerec's forces. Obota was to impersonate the Imperial deck officer Hortu Agar in charge of the transport High Hauler, which was carrying a cargo of defective proton torpedoes that would have attracted the Imperials' attention. Having reached Ruusan, Obota gave the torpedoes to Jerec's troops, and soon the High Hauler blended with the rest of the force. As members of the transport's crew, Ors and Katarn were then able to land on Ruusan in their ship, the Moldy Crow. (Read more…)
Iceheads were a species of sentient humanoids with lean, black bodies that resisted extremes of cold, and spiked, rectangular heads that resembled blocks of ice. Their large mouths brimmed with jagged teeth, and their three-fingered hands sported sharp claws. While they could walk like other humanoid species, Iceheads could travel faster by flipping onto their heads and sliding on an icy surface.
A group of Iceheads lived on the Forest Moon of Endor, where, armed with specialized clubs, they guarded the Snow Palace and went on missions for a sorcerer called the Snow King and his mistress, known as Odra. In 3 ABY, they stole a powerful artifact called the season scepter from the Sun King on their masters' orders and plunged Endor into perpetual winter. A group of Ewoks infiltrated the palace disguised as Iceheads, recovered the artifact, and restored the scepter and the season to their previous states. (Read more…)
The Battle of Bothawui was a major engagement during the Great Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the resurgent Sith Empire. Following its victory in the Seswenna sector and the Outer Rim Territories at large, the Empire set its sights toward the galactic core, with one of its first targets being the Mid Rim world of Bothawui. Anticipating this, the Republic Navy stationed a massive defense fleet over the planet to prevent the Empire from claiming the strategically important world. As a result, the Empire's first attempt at seizing Bothawui was a resounding failure.
The Empire refused to accept defeat, however, and prepared yet another invasion force for Bothawui. The massive Imperial armada descended upon the planet with the objective to destroy the planetary shield that was protecting it. The shield's only defenders were a relatively small force of Republic troops and a contingent of Jedi led by Master Belth Allusis. Despite overwhelming odds, the Republic forces held out for days on end and gave no ground to the Empire. However, by virtue of numbers alone, their defeat was inevitable, and the defenders were gradually killed off. In a bold last stand, Allusis and his surviving troops fought the Imperials off Bothawui before being slain themselves.
As a result of the battle, the Empire halted its incursions into the Mid Rim. Despite the loss of all the Republic forces on Bothawui, the story of Bothawui's defenders and their determined fight against the Empire inspired many across the Republic, giving birth to new tactics and a new resolve to continue waging the war. (Read more…)
Aeron Azzameen (pronounced /Ă'-zämēn/) was one of four children born into the Azzameen family. The lone daughter and next-to-last child of Tomaas Azzameen, Aeron learned of the family trade and was later employed as a freighter pilot by Twin Suns Transport Services, a shipping company owned by her father and his brother, Antan. During this time, she met Olin Garn, a bounty hunter and pilot often contracted by the shipping company; the two bonded, and due to their closeness, Garn eventually became considered as an extension of the Azzameen family. When Aeron's brother, Ace, came of age, Tomaas requested that Aeron teach the youngest Azzameen how to become a freighter pilot so that he too could serve in the family business. Through the course of several of these training sessions, Aeron and Ace came upon a plot led by the rival shipping company Viraxo Industries to encroach upon Azzameen holdings by involving the Galactic Empire. Faced with these circumstances, Antan had Aeron formulate a set of plans for retribution against the Viraxo; the plan fell through, however, due to a timing failure, and the Azzameens were forced to abort, risking life and limb and losing the family's YT-1300 light freighter Selu.
Shortly thereafter, the Azzameens were forced to evacuate their home and holdings because of a botched bacta run to a Rebel Alliance outpost that left Aeron's father and oldest brother dead and the family marked as traitors by the Galactic Empire. Aeron suggested that the surviving Azzameen children try to take refuge among the Alliance's ranks, using Garn, who had previously enlisted, as a contact. The Alliance, though wary of the suspicions aroused because of the loss of their outpost, accepted their plea for refuge and sheltered the Azzameens. Ace became a pilot in the Alliance's ranks, while Aeron and her older brother, Emon, began an investigation into their former life and the Viraxo's involvement in the Azzameen's downfall. Aeron later came under fire several times while attempting to assist the Rebellion, including one occasion when she was trapped aboard the doomed Bajic Shipyards asteroid base in the Vergesso Asteroids after a successful supply mission. Ace, taking a brief leave of action from the Rebellion, rescued her before the shipyard's destruction at the hands of Darth Vader's Death Squadron. Later, she, along with Ace and Emon, were lured into an Imperial trap created by uncle Antan; though the situation looked grim for the Azzameen children, they managed to escape the close call.
Aeron was a skilled pilot and could proficiently fly both YT-1300 and YT-2000 light freighters. She was also an expert at slicing into computer systems, an ability she used on several times to gather information on the Galactic Empire. Fully dedicated to those whose missions to which she allied herself, Aeron was insistent on her beliefs; though open to new ideas, she was considered steadfast on her ideals once her mind was decided. The lone female Azzameen child was also kind; however, she reserved this quality only for family members and Olin Garn, who had become so close to the family that he was considered to be a part of it. (Read more…)
Rahm Kota was a Human male who served as a Jedi Master and General during the Clone Wars. Born on a war-torn world, Kota fought in the trenches during the planet's internal conflicts from the age of ten. At the age of eighteen, Kota met the Jedi Mace Windu, who had been dispatched to the planet to end the conflict peacefully. Discovering Kota's Force-sensitivity, Windu took Kota back to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant to be trained as a Jedi. Despite being well over the traditional age of acceptance, Kota was schooled in the Force by Master Yoda. His forthright and blunt nature earned him few friends in the Order during his training, but Kota's courage and loyalty to the Jedi and the Republic were without question. He took Falon Grey as his Padawan sometime before the Clone Wars, training him to Knighthood. During the Clone Wars, Kota was made a general in the Grand Army of the Republic. He did not believe that clone troopers were fit for battle, however, and refused to lead them. Instead, he commanded his own militia comprising of volunteers. The militia served with distinction during the war, operating as both a line unit and special operations force.
In 19 BBY, when Order 66—an emergency contingency that ordered the clone forces to terminate their Jedi commanders, who had been deemed a threat to the Republic—was issued, Kota survived the slaughter of his fellow Jedi since there were no clone troopers serving with him. Going into hiding with his militia, he maintained ties with fellow Purge survivors Kazdan Paratus and Shaak Ti and allied himself with Alderaanian Senator Bail Organa. Kota began striking at Imperial targets, taking interest in the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader and hoping to draw him into a confrontation. This culminated in a mission to seize a TIE Fighter Construction Facility in orbit of Nar Shaddaa. Kota believed that he could draw Vader out with the strike but was instead confronted by the Dark Lord's secret apprentice. The two dueled in the facility's command center; Kota was beaten and blinded but managed to escape the confrontation.
With his confidence shaken—and his connection to the Force seemingly gone—Kota turned to drinking and went into hiding in Cloud City on Bespin. He was discovered by the apprentice he had dueled on Nar Shaddaa, who wanted his help in fighting the Empire. The apprentice—who had been tasked by Vader to create a rebellion with which to oppose Emperor Palpatine—wanted Kota to instruct him in the Force. Kota suspected that the young man before him was the same man who had blinded him, but—through the Force—sensed a bright spot within him that gave him hope that the apprentice could be turned away from the dark side. Kota reluctantly agreed to help the apprentice and assisted him in making contact with Senator Organa, Senator Mon Mothma of Chandrila, and Senator Garm Bel Iblis of Corellia through a series of missions. Together, they pledged to form the Alliance to Restore the Republic to fight against the Empire. During this time, Kota recovered much of his former self and restored his connection to the Force.
During the subsequent meeting of the Corellian Treaty to formally create the Rebellion against the Empire, Vader attacked the assemblage with Imperial forces. The apprentice—who had come to renounce his ties to Vader and the Empire—had attempted to keep the meeting secret but had been discovered. Kota attacked Vader but was easily beaten and captured, along with the gathered senators. Taken to the Death Star battlestation under construction in the Horuz system, Kota was to be interrogated and executed by the Emperor himself. The apprentice—who had been left for dead on Corellia—infiltrated the superweapon and fought his way to the prisoners. After engaging and beating Vader in a duel, the apprentice rescued Kota from a Force lightning attack by the Emperor. While the apprentice held off the Emperor, Kota and the senators escaped the Death Star aboard the apprentice's ship, the Rogue Shadow. Regrouping on Kashyyyk, Kota joined in the Declaration of Rebellion, an official proclamation of the group's intent to oppose the Empire's rule. As a Rebel, Kota was responsible for the recruitment of X2, a Force-sensitive clone of his former Padawan Falon Grey, into the Rebel Alliance. (Read more…)
The Morseerians were a sentient species distinguished by four arms and methane-based respiration. Most of a Morseerian's body was covered in semitransparent skin that showed the underlying internal organs. The exception was the elongated head, which featured large, black eyes, a small nose, and a thin, triangle-shaped mouth. When found on planets with an oxygen-rich atmosphere, Morseerians wore full environment suits and breath masks that provided the methane they needed to survive. They usually flew ships that supported methane environments and employed crew members who could survive in such conditions.
Morseerians carefully guarded the identity and location of their homeworld from outsiders, and little was known about their history or culture except that they were a reserved and secretive people who had several colonies—including the world Morseer, for which they were named. The Morseerians were clients of the Drackmarians of Quelii sector; after that species was defeated by the Galactic Empire, Morseer came under the dominion of the Empire. During the Galactic Civil War, Imperial investigations into the location of the species' homeworld drove many members of the species to secretly support the Alliance to Restore the Republic. A few Morseerians gained fame in the galaxy at large, including the fighter pilot–turned–smuggler Nabrun Leids. (Read more…)
The Trial of Ulic Qel-Droma was a criminal proceeding carried out in 3,996 BBY, which followed the Sith Lord Ulic Qel-Droma's arrest and subsequent charge of perpetrating a menace to galactic society. He was taken into custody by the Knights of the Jedi Order after being abandoned by an accomplice, the Sith sorceress Aleema Keto, following their Krath cult's failed surprise attack on the galactic capital of Coruscant. Qel-Droma was immediately placed under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Chancellor, who chided that death was the planned and acceptable restitution for the Sith Lord's crimes against the citizens of the Republic.
Qel-Droma was shortly thereafter brought into the center of the Senate Hall to stand before the Republic Inquisition, where a list of offenses was read by the Chancellor for all to hear. When asked to enter a plea on his own behalf, Qel-Droma denounced those present as short-sighted individuals who only served as obstacles in the way of the Sith Brotherhood's plan to restore a Golden Age of Sith splendor through conquest of the galaxy. It was then that Qel-Droma's Master, Dark Lord of the Sith Exar Kun, arrived with Mandalore the Indomitable and a cadre of Massassi warriors at his side to take control of the judicial proceedings.
A Sith spell invoked by Exar Kun prevented anyone from intervening as the Dark Lord freed Qel-Droma and made his way to the Chancellor's podium. The present Jedi Knights were detained by the Massassi while Kun accosted the Supreme Chancellor and, through the influence of his sorcery, forced him to profess both the insignificance of the Republic and the superiority of the Brotherhood of the Sith. Kun then murdered the Chancellor before the impotent masses, effectively eliminating the judge and jury whose determination it was to see Ulic Qel-Droma found guilty for his infractions. With none left to oppose them, the accused and his comrades prepared to depart but were delayed by the sudden arrival of Jedi Master Vodo-Siosk Baas. The Krevaaki Master attempted to reason with the Sith, but he too met his demise on the floor of the Senate Chamber in a duel with Exar Kun. The events that unfolded during Ulic Qel-Droma's trial only served as proof of what both he and Kun had previously stated: that the Galactic Republic was powerless against the machinations of the Sith. (Read more…)
Lo Khan was a male smuggler who was active during the early years of the Galactic Empire. Khan was a calm individual and tried to stay on the safer side of smuggling, avoiding dispute and armed conflict whenever possible, and spending time joking and drinking with his friends inside cantinas during his free time. As a smuggler, he made the most profitable run of his life on the Gamor Run, where he stole a spice shipment belonging to one of his rivals, Uxbeg. After stealing it, he delivered the payload to a Hutt crime lord named Spadda in the Aikhibba system. Along the way, he teamed up with Luwingo, a Yaka cyborg who was having trouble finding work. Luwingo saved Khan's life in a shootout with Uxbeg's henchmen. This impressed Khan enough to hire the Yaka as his full-time bodyguard, thus cementing what was to become a long and fruitful partnership. Khan earned enough money from that adventure to semi-retire himself, spending the following years inside cantinas all around the galaxy while doing various smuggling runs in his freighter, the Hyperspace Marauder.
In 10 ABY, while docked at the Imperial Freight Complex around Byss, Khan ran into a couple of his old smuggling friends, Salla Zend and Shug Ninx, who were fleeing pursuing Imperial forces. Khan agreed to let Zend and Ninx store the Millennium Falcon, the ship the two fugitive smugglers were borrowing from former New Republic General Han Solo, inside the Marauder's cargo hold. As Zend and Ninx prepared to leave, an Imperial Hunter-Killer probot located the Falcon inside the Marauder and fired on Khan's ship in an attempt to apprehend the rogue vessel, much to the smuggler's dismay. The Marauder was impounded by the Imperials, stranding Khan and Luwingo on Byss for the next few weeks. Eventually, Khan and a group of smugglers were able to take advantage of a secret New Republic attack on Byss to retrieve their ships from the Imperial impound. Khan and the newly formed smuggler fleet aided the New Republic forces in escaping the doomed mission to besiege the Emperor's Citadel just as the tide was turning in the Empire's favor. The group then proceeded to assist in the evacuation of New Alderaan after the planet was attacked by Emperor Palpatine's forces. (Read more…)
Sha'a Gi was a Human male from the planet Ord Biniir. As a child, his Force-sensitivity was discovered by Jedi Master Daakman Barrek. Taking Gi as his Padawan, Barrek accompanied him to Coruscant so that the youth could begin his training as a Jedi. During his training, Gi was less than proficient in the martial skills of the Order but excelled in computer system operation. As a result, he aspired to work in the Jedi Archives after passing his Jedi Trials. Gi and his Master formed an effective partnership, gathering intelligence and disrupting pirate activity throughout the Outer Rim Territories.
When the Clone Wars broke out in 22 BBY, Gi and Barrek continued their intelligence-gathering operations and discovered a Confederacy of Independent Systems droid factory in operation on the planet Hypori. Barrek called in a Republic task force to destroy the factory, but the reinforcements were ravaged by orbital mines, and the entire force crashed onto the surface of the planet. Gi and Barrek regrouped with several Jedi survivors. Surrounded by droid forces, Barrek was killed by the leader of the Droid Army, a cyborg called General Grievous. As the remaining Jedi took cover in the wreck of a downed Acclamator-class assault ship and waited for Grievous to engage them in battle, Gi—overcome by fear and the loss of his Master—panicked and rushed out into the open, where he was killed by Grievous. (Read more…)
This massacre took place in 980 BBY on the planet Doan. Tensions between the the planet's Royal Family and mining caste rose when the miners accidentally killed Prince Gerran while attempting to capture him. As a result, Gerran's wife, Serra, became depressed, prompting her bodyguard, Lucia, to hire the assassin known as "the Huntress" to assassinate Gelba, the miners' leader. At the same time, the Jedi Order sent Jedi Knight Medd Tandar to mediate the situation between the miners and the Royal Family, as well as to obtain a collection of recently excavated Sith artifacts. During the meeting between Tandar and Gelba, the Huntress attacked, killing the mining leader and the five other miners that were accompanying her. She used her powers to disrupt Tandar's ability to use the Force and killed him as well.
Fearing that the Jedi would suspect the Royal Family to have ordered Tandar's assassination, Doan's King agreed with Serra that she should travel to the Jedi Temple to assure the Jedi that the Royal Family had not been behind the attack. At the Jedi Temple, Serra discovered that her father had been killed by a Sith Lord ten years previously. Around this time, Draado, the miner who had found the Sith artifacts on Doan, began calling for war with the Royal Family as a result of Gelba's death. Meanwhile, on Ciutric IV, Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Bane sent his apprentice, Darth Zannah, to investigate the death of Tandar. (Read more…)
Sayar Dun'La was a male Bothan Jedi healer present at the Jedi Order's Hidden Temple when it was visited by the bounty hunter Cade Skywalker in 137 ABY during the Second Imperial Civil War. Skywalker sought to gain the Jedi Council's assistance in assassinating the Emperor and Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Krayt. The Council refused, however, choosing to pursue a potential alliance with the remnants of the Galactic Alliance and the forces of deposed Emperor Roan Fel. Dun'La, along with three other Jedi, was sent to meet with the leader of the Galactic Alliance Remnant, Admiral Gar Stazi. Yet during their discussions, a crewmember of Stazi's flagship, the Alliance, shot the Admiral, and the Alliance Fleet was attacked by Sith Imperial forces.
Rushing to aid Stazi, Dun'La took the Admiral to the ship's sickbay, where he treated him for his injuries while the Imperial fleet continued to pursue the Alliance forces through hyperspace. When Stazi woke, he refused to go into a bacta tank until he had spoken to his second-in-command, Captain Jhoram Bey. After Dun'La patched Stazi through to the bridge, the Admiral was able to provide Bey with the tactic needed to overcome the Sith Imperial fleet. Following the battle, Dun'La and the other Jedi were able to form a tentative pact with the Galactic Alliance Remnant. (Read more…)
Strutters were a species of sentient avians. Members of the species had svelte bodies with blue legs and beaks, and long arms with dexterous hands. A group of them inhabited the Strutter village on the Forest Moon of Endor, where they used mirrors to admire themselves as they groomed their pink and yellow plumage. Strutters placed great importance on trendiness and style and did not refrain from critiquing the comportment of others. This behavior made them seem extremely vain to members of other species and earned the avians a reputation for silliness.
In 3 ABY, a strange figure appeared in the Strutter village and offered them a totem pole, emphasizing its cutting-edge flair. The Strutters eagerly accepted the gift, but in reality, the object was made up of a group of beings who had been enslaved by the peddler. In the night, the peddler activated them via a magic ring and ordered them to rob the village. However, a pair of Ewoks foiled the burglary and saved the Strutters' possessions. (Read more…)
Zule Xiss was a female Falleen who served as a Jedi Padawan during the waning days of the Old Republic. Aggressive and headstrong, she was apprenticed to the Human Jedi Master Glaive prior to the outbreak of the Clone Wars. Several weeks after the Battle of Geonosis, she and her Master were dispatched to the Naboo system with fellow Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker in response to a loss of communication with the Gungan colony on Naboo's moon of Ohma-D'un. Upon arriving on Ohma-D'un, the Jedi and their clone troopers found the Gungans dead, victims of the Confederacy of Independent Systems' experimental swamp gas biological weapon. Before Xiss and the Republic forces could warn Naboo of the threat posed by the gas, they were assaulted by Durge and Asajj Ventress, agents of the Confederacy. In the ensuing skirmish, Ventress killed Glaive and sliced off Xiss's arm. The Falleen was able to escape Ohma-D'un alongside Kenobi, Skywalker, and Advanced Recon Commando Alpha-17.
Xiss, now bereft of a Master, joined the "Padawan Pack," a group of Jedi apprentices whose Masters had been killed over the course of the war. A year after the genocide on Ohma-D'un, the Padawan Pack was dispatched to the embattled world of Jabiim to fight there on the Republic's behalf. Command of the Republic army on Jabiim fell to Xiss and her fellow orphaned Padawans, as all higher ranking Jedi eventually fell to the Jabiimi Nationalists, a pro-Confederacy political movement that wished to secede Jabiim from the Republic. After weeks of fighting, the Padawan Pack pulled their forces back to Cobalt Station, where they were assaulted by the army of Alto Stratus, the leader of the Jabiimi Nationalists. The conflict at Cobalt Station lasted for several days, and Xiss gradually began to slip to the dark side of the Force, becoming more and more brutal on the battlefield. On the forty-first day of the Battle of Jabiim, Zule Xiss was crushed to death by a damaged Republic AT-AT while attacking enemy forces. Except for Anakin Skywalker, every other member of the Pack was killed by the end of the battle, and the Republic was forced off the world only days later. The surviving Republic forces fled to New Holstice, where Skywalker added Xiss's name to a memorial for fallen Jedi. (Read more…)
The Sky Battle of Quell took place in the first year of the Clone Wars in the skies over the contested world of Quell when Jedi General Aayla Secura and her Republic fleet were ambushed by a Confederate Navy flotilla. Meeting in Quell's upper atmosphere, each faction launched starfighter squadrons that engaged their enemies in combat. Although both sides took losses, it was Secura's forces that suffered greater casualties when two of her three Star Destroyers fell to the Confederate frigates' heavy turbolaser fire. As the Separatist tactical droid commander, TF-1726, dispatched B2-RP battle droids to board Secura's crippled command ship, the Liberty, Jedi General Anakin Skywalker arrived with reinforcements aboard his own flagship, the Resolute. Launching in LAAT/i gunships, Skywalker boarded the Liberty with his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, and troops of the 501st Legion led by Clone Captain CT-7567 to evacuate the cruiser before it could be destroyed.
Skywalker, Tano, and CT-7567 were able to catch up with Secura and her clone commander, CC-5052, during the fight to repel the Confederate battle droid invaders from the Liberty. Although Skywalker was seriously wounded while attempting to help his comrades evacuate the Star Destroyer, he, Secura, Tano, and several clone troopers successfully escaped from the Liberty aboard a Consular-class cruiser. Yet, when the frigate attempted to dock to the Resolute so that Skywalker could receive proper medical attention, the small vessel's hyperdrive was inadvertently activated from an attack by a Vulture droid starfighter squadron. The three Jedi and the clones were unable to prevent their ship from jumping to hyperspace, leaving Admiral Wullf Yularen and the Resolute to continue the battle against the Separatist armada with the remaining Republic forces, which were eventually defeated. (Read more…)
Calo Nord, a Human male, was an infamous bounty hunter who lived during the Jedi Civil War, a galaxy-spanning conflict initiated by the Sith Lords Darth Revan and Darth Malak. Nord was sold into slavery by his mother and father at a young age. On his sixteenth birthday, he killed his slave masters and tracked down his parents, murdering them as well. A bounty was placed on Nord, but he eliminated every mercenary that pursued him. Once the attempts on his life ended, Nord murdered those who had placed the bounty and became a bounty hunter by trade, taking assignments from any party that paid. Nord occasionally worked for the Exchange criminal syndicate boss Davik Kang but had been also contracted by the Galactic Republic for operations in the Core.
During the final year of the Jedi Civil War, Nord was on the planet Taris for business with Kang while Malak, who had betrayed Revan and usurped control of the Sith Empire, and following the attack on the Republic vessel Endar Spire, he quarantined the planet in order to search for the Jedi Knight Bastila Shan, who had become marooned on the Tarisian surface. Malak eventually ordered the planet's destruction in an attempt to kill Shan. When the Sith began to bombard Taris, Nord and Kang attempted to flee aboard Kang's freighter Ebon Hawk and caught Shan and her companions during their attempt to steal Kang's flagship. A firefight ensued, which ended when Nord was caught under falling debris and trapped. The bounty hunter was able to flee Taris and evade the devastation wrought by the Sith. He was subsequently hired by Darth Malak to track down Shan and capture her alive. Nord located Shan's companion, Revan—now a partially retrained Jedi Padawan—in the Eastern Dune Sea on the desert planet of Tatooine as he was searching for the ancient Rakatan space station known as the Star Forge. As Revan and his team exited some ancient ruins, the bounty hunter confronted Revan. Nord was overmatched by Revan and his companions, resulting in his death. (Read more…)
Sha Koon was a Kel Dor female Jedi Knight and the niece of Jedi Master Plo Koon. Her uncle, who shared a telepathic bond with her, brought Koon from her homeworld of Dorin to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant to begin her initial training under Jedi Grand Master Yoda. Koon eventually became the Padawan of Ithorian Master Saldith. In 44 BBY, she was involved in the Stark Hyperspace War between the Galactic Republic and the Stark Commercial Combine and assisted her uncle and the Jedi High Council in bringing an end to the conflict. After rising to the rank of Jedi Knight, Koon took the Jedi Baylis Archan as her Padawan. In 19 BBY, the final year of the Clone Wars, Koon fought alongside Jedi Knight Halagad Ventor and a detachment of Republic clone troopers in a battle on the planet Bal'demnic. Later that year, Koon, Archan, and a command of troopers fought against the Separatists in a battle on Giju. During that engagement, Koon's soldiers were killed, along with her Padawan. After the battle, Koon returned to the Jedi Temple and refused to resume fighting in the war.
Shortly after the Sith Lord Dooku's death during the Battle of Coruscant, Koon was tasked by her uncle to search the Jedi Archives for any information regarding the mysterious Sith Lord that Dooku had mentioned to be in control of the Galactic Senate. While at the Archives, Koon was targeted as part of the initial stages of Order 66, which was Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's order to the Republic's clone troopers to eliminate their Jedi Generals. She escaped the attack on the Jedi Temple, which was led by the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader. Weeks after Palpatine declared himself Emperor of the Galactic Empire, Koon lured Darth Vader into a trap in the Jedi Temple's underlevels. In the ensuing duel, Koon was able to injure Vader but was mortally wounded by the Sith Lord. Before she died, Koon experienced a vision of Vader's redemption, Palpatine's death, and the return of the Jedi Order through Vader's children, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa. (Read more…)
This civil war on the planet of Melida/Daan in 44 BBY was started by a group of children known as the Young in an attempt to bring peace to the planet, where the two native tribes, the Melida and Daan, had been at war with each other for centuries. Under the cover of helping Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan, Obi-Wan Kenobi, rescue the captured Jedi Tahl from the hands of the Melida, the Young captured the weapons of both tribes and attempted to sue for peace. Refusing, the two tribes joined forces, becoming known as the Elders, and retaliated with hidden starfighters. The Elders pressed this advantage for fourteen days, until Kenobi, now a Young leader and no longer a Jedi, noticed a critical error in the Elders' tactics.
This error was exploited by a Young strike team, eliminating all of the Elders' starfighters and winning the war in the process. With victory achieved, the Young set out to restore peace by building a new government. However, differences over policies, a power grab, and the death of one of the Young leaders soon caused the government—and the fragile peace—to fall apart, and before long the Young started fighting each other. Jinn, who had been summoned back to the planet by his former Padawan, intervened, though, bringing an end to the battle. Shortly afterward, Jinn helped the Elders and Young negotiate a strong peace accord, accomplishing the Young's original objective. (Read more…)
Spar, born Alpha-Ø2 and later known as Mandalore the Resurrector, was a rogue Alpha-class Advanced Recon Commando who rebuilt the Mandalorian Supercommandos and fought for the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. Alpha-Ø2 was cloned from the Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett on the planet Kamino for the Grand Army of the Republic. An aberrant clone with more independence and free-thinking than his fellow soldiers, Alpha-Ø2 found after eight-and-a-half years that he had inherited the memories of Jango Fett. With the aid of Cuy'val Dar doctor Mij Gilamar, Alpha-Ø2 made his escape off Kamino in the hold of Slave I, taking the name "Spar" from what the Kaminoan trainers had called him.
Spar traveled the galaxy as a bounty hunter before the Clone Wars. When war broke out and Jango Fett was killed in the Battle of Geonosis, Spar realized that he needed to reform the Mandalorian Supercommandos and traveled to the planet Mandalore. After overcoming the pacifist movement of Duchess Satine Kryze, Spar became Mandalore and formed the Mandalorian Protectors, recruiting two hundred police from Mandalore—including Fenn Shysa and Tobbi Dala—and a dozen former Death Watch members. He took the name "Mandalore the Resurrector" as a sign that he would honor the old traditions of the Mandalorians. Hating the Jedi for their killing of Mandalorians at the Battle of Galidraan, Spar joined the war on the side of the Confederacy of Independent Systems.
The Protectors fought throughout the war at Null, New Bornalex, Kamino, New Holstice, Zaadja, and even Mandalore, where they seized the headquarters of MandalMotors for Separatist use. Spar brought new matériel to the Mandalorian cause, including Pursuer-class enforcement ships and the BL-series Battle Legionnaire droid. Their final mission ended in betrayal when Darth Sidious ordered the Protectors to capture Senator Padmé Amidala on Norval II—a mission that proved to be a Republic ambush. Only three survivors walked away from the battle: Shysa, Dala, and a shell-shocked Spar. Spar left the post of Mandalore but stayed on the planet Mandalore for some months longer. During his stay, he joined with the colleagues of Kal Skirata to retrieve information that could help cure the rapid aging of clone troopers. He eventually disappeared into the Extrictarium Nebula, where, years later, Ailyn Vel—the daughter of Boba Fett—mistook him for her father and killed him. (Read more…)
This duel took place in a landing meadow on Dathomir in 43.5 ABY. After a Sith strike team's failed attack on Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker and his son, Ben, the two Jedi tracked the strike team's sole survivor, Sith apprentice Vestara Khai, to Dathomir. When members of her Sith Tribe arrived to retrieve her, she helped them to capture several Nightsisters, a group of Dathomiri darksiders, who were then taken to the Sith fleet in orbit. Lord Viun Gaalan and three Sith Sabers remained behind to take Khai and one last Nightsister, Halliava Vurse, to the fleet. However, the Skywalkers and the Force-sensitive Dyon Stadd arrived and attacked the Sith while Khai went to retrieve Vurse.
Luke Skywalker engaged Gaalan in a duel, while Stadd and the younger Skywalker took on the other three Sith. Stadd shot and killed one of the Sith, but another attacked Stadd while Gaalan's aide engaged Ben Skywalker. Working together, Stadd and Skywalker were able to quickly kill both of their opponents. Meanwhile, as the elder Skywalker forced Gaalan backward, Khai arrived on the scene. Taking advantage of the distraction she provided, Gaalan fled in his shuttle, leaving the Jedi to take Khai captive. As the Skywalkers left Dathomir with Khai, however, they were confronted by eleven ChaseMaster frigates under the command of the Sith High Lord Sarasu Taalon. Taalon proposed that they form an alliance in order to bring down Abeloth, a powerful dark side being, and the Jedi accepted the offer. (Read more…)
The Otana was a Corellian Engineering Corporation YT-2000 light freighter used by the Azzameen family. Originally owned by Tomaas Azzameen, the ship was heavily modified to improve both speed and firepower and became Tomaas's personal transport, often co-piloted by his eldest son Galin. Around 3 ABY, Tomaas entered into negotiations with the Alliance to Restore the Republic to supply them with much needed bacta, resulting in the ship being present at the Alliance's Echo Base during the Battle of Hoth. The Otana escaped Hoth and Tomaas continued to assist the Alliance, until he and Galin were killed in an Imperial attack while delivering bacta to the Rebels. After Tomaas's death, the ship passed to his youngest son, Ace. Wanted by the Empire, Ace and his surviving siblings fled their home and sought sanctuary with the Rebels. Ace soon decided to join the Alliance Starfighter Corps, but kept the Otana as his personal transport. Co-piloted by Ace's droid, MK-09, Ace used the ship for several missions, working alongside his brother Emon and sister Aeron. (Read more…)
The Intimidator was an Executor-class Star Dreadnought used by the Imperial Navy's Black Sword Command during the Galactic Civil War. Originally undergoing work at a shipyard in the Core Worlds, it was transferred to the Empire's Black-15 shipyard above the planet N'zoth in the Koornacht Cluster to free up space for similarly-sized warships. Eight months after the Rebel Alliance's victory at the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY, the Black Fleet—comprising the Intimidator and all warships present, along with their crews—was seized by N'zoth's native Yevetha workers under resistance leader Nil Spaar as part of their mutiny against the Imperials, who had been in the process of withdrawing all military personnel and equipment from the Cluster.
Renamed the Pride of Yevetha, the Super Star Destroyer served as Spaar's flagship as he was elevated to Viceroy of the Duskhan League during the Black Fleet Crisis, which pitted the Yevethan government against the New Republic under Chief of State Leia Organa Solo. In 16 ABY, the Pride of Yevetha was one of numerous vessels that participated in the Great Purge, an ethnic cleansing of the Koornacht Cluster enacted by the xenophobic Yevetha. In an effort to determine the strength of the Duskhan League's forces, several New Republic reconnaissance flights were sent into the Cluster, leading to the discovery of the Pride of Yevetha in the N'zoth system. The New Republic's leadership was shocked to learn that the Yevetha were in possession of a Star Dreadnought.
Unbeknownst to the Yevetha, Imperial personnel captured during the Yevethan mutiny thirteen years before had spent their imprisonment installing slave circuitry into the Imperial-designed ships, including the Super Star Destroyer, in preparation for a revolt. Their work was completed by 17 ABY, just as a combined New Republic fleet arrived in the N'zoth system with an ultimatum for Spaar to surrender. Before the two fleets could begin the Battle of N'zoth, Imperial leader Major Sil Sorannan assumed command of the Intimidator—at the same time rejecting its Yevethan name—and activated the slave circuitry, bringing all the Imperial warships of the Black Fleet into hyperspace, with the Imperial throne world of Byss, in the Deep Core, as their destination. However, unknown to the liberated Imperials, Byss had been destroyed six years earlier. The Black Fleet arrived at the remains of the planet and, after a month, had gradually dispersed. The Intimidator disappeared, although it was discovered four years later near the Unknown Regions, abandoned and destroyed. (Read more…)
Shaela Nuur was a female Human who served as a Jedi Knight during the Great Sith War and its aftermath. Trained on the Jedi Order's library world of Ossus, Nuur became a strong and promising Knight under the tutelage of her Neti Jedi Master, Ood Bnar. Bnar eventually rewarded her with the Solari crystal, a powerful Force artifact that could be used in lightsabers, provided that the user was attuned to the light side of the Force. Nuur later lost both Bnar and Ossus during the Great Sith War when the planet was devastated by the Cron Supernova.
In the aftermath of the war, Nuur was selected to be a member of a team of Jedi assigned to tracking down and killing terentateks. The terentateks were ancient monsters reawakened by the instigator of the Great Sith War that were highly deadly to Jedi, as they fed on the blood of Force-sensitives. In what became known as the Great Hunt, Nuur cleansed numerous planets of the creatures alongside fellow Knights Duron Qel-Droma and Guun Han Saresh. Over the course of their hunts together, Nuur and Qel-Droma nurtured a growing romance that greatly upset a jealous Saresh. Following their cleansing of Tatooine, the Great Hunt was officially declared over; however, the Jedi Council of the Enclave on Dantooine dispatched the three to Korriban on an unofficial mission to rid the planet of any surviving terentateks.
While on Korriban, Nuur, Qel-Droma, and Saresh argued over the questionable acts that they had committed to find the beasts. The disagreement led to Saresh's departure, leaving only Nuur and Qel-Droma to hunt down the terentateks. As the two engaged one of the animals within a cave in the Valley of the Dark Lords, Qel-Droma was killed, leading a vengeful Nuur to hunt down the beast by herself. Upon finding it within the tomb of the Sith Lord Naga Sadow, Nuur was killed after the Solari crystal within her lightsaber stopped working, as she had fallen away from the light side of the Force. Her remains went untouched for decades until they were found forty years later by the Jedi Knight Revan during the Jedi Civil War. (Read more…)
Bultar Swan was a female Human who trained with and served the Jedi Order during the final decades of the Galactic Republic. As a Padawan of Jedi Master Micah Giiett, Swan excelled at martial arts and unarmed combat, and later complemented her fighting techniques with a strong lightsaber defense under the tutelage of Jedi Master Plo Koon. Dedicated to her beliefs, she was respected within the Order for her record of never having killed an opponent prior to the outbreak of the Clone Wars. After becoming a Jedi Knight, Swan was routinely sent on peace missions, including one to the Fondor system to investigate the alleged reappearance of an ancient starship and another to the Sepan system to negotiate the cessation of a decades-long civil war. In 22 BBY, the Confederacy of Independent Systems planned to execute Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, his Padawan Anakin Skywalker, and the Republic senator Padmé Amidala on Geonosis, and Swan joined a strike team consisting of 212 Jedi sent to rescue them. The ensuing battle began a three-year galactic conflict known as the Clone Wars, during which Swan served the Republic as a general.
Swan led Republic forces into battle on worlds such as Amaltanna and Aargonar, and three years into the war, helped defend the Republic's capital, Coruscant, from the invading Confederate Navy. Shortly after the Confederacy fled the planet, the Republic's Supreme Chancellor Palpatine brought an end to the war by ordering Republic troops to kill their Jedi Generals and having the Confederacy's Separatist Council murdered. Swan escaped the initial stages of the Great Jedi Purge, and was soon contacted by fellow survivor Shadday Potkin, who invited her to a meeting on Kessel. Eight Jedi attended the conclave, but Potkin had invited them with an ulterior motive: Skywalker had become the Sith apprentice Darth Vader, serving Emperor Palpatine of the reorganized Galactic Empire, and Potkin had leaked intelligence of the meeting to Vader with the hope that the combined strength of eight Jedi could defeat him. Vader stormed the meeting and began killing the gathered Jedi, but was soon wounded and disarmed by Swan and Master Tsui Choi. Although Swan refused to kill her unarmed opponent, her fellow Jedi Koffi Arana was determined to finish their foe. He seized Swan's lightsaber, stabbing her with it in the process and ending her life. (Read more…)
The Blockade of the Hydian Way was an offensive action against the Galactic Republic by the Mandalorian warrior clans in the final decade of the Great Galactic War. The blockade was orchestrated by the Sith Empire, which had spent years investing in the resurrection of the then-disbanded Mandalorian clans. The Empire's efforts culminated with the rise of Mandalore the Lesser, who was little more than a puppet for the Sith government. Disaffected Mandalorians from across the galaxy rallied to the man regardless and acquiesced to Imperial demands for support in their decades-long war against the Republic. In 3,661 BBY, Mandalorian cruisers seized control of the Hydian Way, a vital trade and supply route used by the Republic for military and civilian purposes alike.
The blockade choked commerce in the Republic's private sector and prevented military wares from reaching battlefields along the Hydian Way. The Core Worlds were thrown into an economic crisis, and the Galactic Senate was deadlocked on a proper course of action. The Jedi Order eventually consented to give aid; however, their attempt at breaking the blockade resulted in a resounding failure. The blockade continued for sometime afterward until the Mirialan smuggler Hylo Visz recognized it as an opportunity for profit. Together with a band of her fellow smugglers, Visz ambushed the Mandalorian cruisers with a fleet of smuggling vessels that was soon joined by Republic reinforcements. The blockade was ultimately broken in the engagement, and Hylo Visz was able to bring her goods to Coruscant, where she was greeted as a hero. Despite the victory, the Republic was irreparably inundated following the blockade and continued to suffer heavy losses throughout the war as a result. (Read more…)
Gav Daragon was a male Human hyperspace explorer who lived in the years up to and during the Great Hyperspace War. At a young age, Daragon was trained in the Force by the Jedi but neglected to fully join the Jedi Order. After his parents, Hok and Timar Daragon, died while running supplies to besieged soldiers on Kirrek, Daragon and his sister, Jori Daragon, inherited the Starbreaker 12, one of their parents' starships, and began careers as hyperspace trailblazers. However, trouble with creditors forced them to flee their homeworld of Koros Major and take a blind hyperspace jump into an uncharted area of the galaxy to avoid assassins and the authorities. When they pulled out of hyperspace, they stumbled upon the legendary Sith Empire, which had been isolated for millennia. Although Daragon tried to keep the meeting with the Sith peaceful, he and his sister were imprisoned by the reigning Sith Lords.
Daragon and his sister were due to be executed, but they were rescued by one of the most powerful Sith Lords in the Sith Empire, Naga Sadow. Gav and Jori Daragon were hidden in Sadow's secret fortress on Khar Shian, where Sadow discovered Daragon's Force-sensitivity and began to train him in the dark side of the Force. Sadow was expansionist and preached to Daragon that he would assist the Sith in a coming war with the Galactic Republic. Meanwhile, Sadow was in a power dispute with another Sith Lord, Ludo Kressh, leading Kressh to attack Sadow in the Battle of Khar Delba. Sadow was victorious, and in the chaos he allowed Jori to escape in the Starbreaker 12. With nothing standing in his way, Sadow—as new Dark Lord of the Sith—placed his new apprentice Daragon in charge of the Sith fleets and launched a two-pronged attack on the Galactic Republic, with major battles commencing on Coruscant and in the Koros system.
Daragon personally commanded the attack on Koros Major but, hoping to find his sister on the planet below, took a dropship down to his former home city of Cinnagar. Daragon sought help from an old acquaintance, Aarrba, the owner of Aarrba's Repair Dock, but the old Hutt merely spat in his face. Interpreting this move as an attack, Daragon's Sith Massassi guards slew the Hutt. As a shocked Daragon stood over Aarrba's body, he was confronted by Jori, who blamed him for Aarrba's death. Overwhelmed by emotion, Daragon fled from his sister and returned to his flagship. No longer loyal to Naga Sadow due to the destruction that the war had caused to both his former home and his relationship with Jori, and feeling that he needed to put a stop to the violence, Daragon went to Primus Goluud, where Sadow was cloistered in his Sith Meditation Sphere, conjuring illusions for the war effort. Daragon fired on Sadow, breaking the Dark Lord's concentration; however, Sadow was able to convince Daragon to meet him face-to-face. When Daragon arrived on the meditation sphere, he realized that he had been tricked; the damaged sphere was empty. The Koros fleet soon arrived in-system along with Jori, and Daragon gave them the coordinates to the Sith Empire's home worlds. Telling his sister goodbye, Daragon was soon killed by solar flares that were summoned by Sadow. The Koros military took Daragon's coordinates and attacked Sadow at Korriban, routing him and ending the Great Hyperspace War. (Read more…)
The Battle of Koros Major was a clash fought during the Great Hyperspace War between the army of the unified Koros system and the forces of the Sith Empire. In 5,000 BBY, Dark Lord of the Sith Naga Sadow gathered an invasion force and launched an attack on the Galactic Republic. A part of the Sith fleet led by Sadow's Sith apprentice and Koros Major native Gav Daragon, was sent to conquer the Koros system in a two-pronged attack focused on both his homeworld and the planet Kirrek. The Koros military, commanded by Empress Teta and Vontaige, one of her top advisors and generals, had a diminished fleet due to a recent war but nevertheless believed that they could provide a good accounting of themselves. During the planet-side engagement on Koros Major, Gav Daragon took a dropship down to the main area of battle in the city of Cinnagar to find his sister, Jori, whom he had not seen in a long time. While looking for her with his company of Massassi guards, Daragon had an altercation with a former acquaintance, Aarrba the Hutt, which resulted in the Hutt's death. Jori Daragon arrived at that moment and confronted her brother about the Hutt's death. Overcome with emotion, Gav fled and abandoned the battle soon afterward, deciding to attack Sadow and end the war. With Gav Daragon no longer present to direct them, the Sith lost the battle. (Read more…)
Svivreni were short, furry, equinoid sentients native to the planet Svivren. Due to the rocky environment of their homeworld, they developed into a stout species, and created a civilization of hard-working people with a natural talent for geology. Svivreni were particularly known for their skill in mineralogy and for their stubbornness. The Svivreni had elaborate greetings and farewells, never using the word "goodbye."
Initially members of the Galactic Republic, the Svivreni forbade weapons on their planet and exacted strict punishment for outlaws, including execution, which reduced crime and was one of the factors that turned Svivren into an important trade world. The species avoided involvement in the Clone Wars and tried to remain neutral during the Galactic Civil War. In the days of the New Republic, the Galactic Empire attempted to conquer Svivren, but the Svivreni resisted Grand Admiral Thrawn's attacks through sheer obstinacy. The species later associated with the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances and the Galactic Alliance Remnant.
Many Svivreni achieved prestige as some of the best and hardest-working miners, including Saqc'or and Kitalic Nirasik. Another Svivreni, Mihalik, abandoned his job to illegally track the people who had injured his co-workers. Svivreni working in other areas included the crime lord Torsteen and two senatorial aides—Tyro Caladian, who aided Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Tyro's cousin, Curran Caladian, who became a political fugitive under the Empire. (Read more…)
Droma was a male Ryn who had a passion for adventure and a deep concern for his family. He was adept at problem-solving, observing others, and the various sleight-of-hand techniques for which his nomadic species was notorious. Following the outbreak of the Yuuzhan Vong War in 25 ABY, he was separated from his clanmates and made the acquaintance of the famous pilot and ex-smuggler Han Solo aboard the Jubilee Wheel while it was being attacked by a Yuuzhan Vong dread weapon. The two headed to Bilbringi aboard the luxury liner Queen of Empire and became tangled up in foiling a Yuuzhan Vong plot to wipe out the Jedi. Droma saved Solo's life several times in the process, and in return, Solo vowed to help reunite Droma with his clanmates. The two embarked on a quest that saw Droma assume the temporary position of co-pilot on Solo's famous ship, the Millennium Falcon.
As the war raged on, Droma and Solo followed a trail of clues to Droma's missing clanmates, eventually ending up on Ruan, where Droma, mistaken for one of his kin, was arrested and forced into labor. After being rescued by Solo and the BFL-series droid Baffle, Droma traveled with Solo to Fondor, where, in the midst of a battle, they were able to locate and recover Droma's family, which had been traveling the galaxy as refugees. Following the recovery, Droma remained in Solo's company for a short period of time, helping him to administer refugee camps on the planet Duro. When Yuuzhan Vong agents infiltrated the camps, the planet fell to the Yuuzhan Vong, and Droma parted ways with Solo, flying a group of refugees away to safety.
Over the next three years of the war, Droma founded the Ryn Network, a unique intelligence organization that helped undo the damage inflicted upon the galaxy by the Yuuzhan Vong. The network began its operations on the planet Onadax, where Droma was reunited with Solo and his family in 28 ABY. He led the Solos to Esfandia, where they aided Grand Admiral Gilad Pellaeon and the Imperial Remnant in repelling the Yuuzhan Vong. After the battle, Droma quietly slipped away in order to continue operating the Ryn Network. (Read more…)
Luuke Skywalker was a genetic clone of the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker, grown from cells extracted from the hand Skywalker lost during his duel with the Dark Lord Darth Vader on Cloud City. Skywalker's hand and lightsaber were recovered by Vader and taken to Emperor Palpatine's Mount Tantiss storehouse on the planet Wayland. In 9 ABY, the insane clone Jedi Master Joruus C'baoth, in a partnership with the Imperial Grand Admiral Thrawn, mind tricked Thrawn's subordinate, Captain Gilad Pellaeon, into making a special clone for him. The clone that later became Luuke Skywalker was grown in secret from cell sample B-2332-54, the sorting code assigned to Luke Skywalker's hand. The clone was grown in a Spaarti cloning cylinder over the period of less than a month. When he was ready, the clone was given Jedi training by C'baoth and over time became little more than an extension of C'baoth's will.
C'baoth wished to turn Skywalker and the former Emperor's Hand Mara Jade over to the dark side and take them on as his apprentices. When they refused, C'baoth incapacitated Jade and unleashed the Luuke clone, determined to have at least one Skywalker serve him. The clone, wielding the lightsaber Skywalker lost in Cloud City, faced off against Skywalker in the Emperor's throne room at Mount Tantiss. The clone's presence caused a buzzing pressure to form within Skywalker's mind, and Skywalker was constantly put on the defensive as the clone attacked with vicious thrusts of his lightsaber. The clone proved to have a similar proficiency in lightsaber dueling and Force techniques as Skywalker, utilizing Force attacks such as lightsaber throw. Eventually, Skywalker's sister, Leia Organa Solo, entered the throne room but was quickly neutralized by C'baoth. As Skywalker continued to lose ground to the clone, Jade found an opportunity to recover Organa Solo's lightsaber. Jade was able to slip under the clone's guard and kill him, and C'baoth was killed shortly thereafter. However, the entire experience went on to traumatize Skywalker in the days following. (Read more…)
Xamsters were a species of sentient reptiles who hailed from the Outer Rim planet Xagobah. Xamsters were characterized by their large ears, red or green eyes, and bicuspid beaks. Their scaly skin ranged in color from yellow to purple and sported several spiky crests. The reptiles stood slightly over one meter tall on two short legs with splay-toed feet. They had formidable claws and fangs.
The Xamsters cohabited with the myriad fungal lifeforms on Xagobah, caring for the malvil-trees and enjoying food, shelter, and useful spores in return. Much of Xamster technology centered on the harvesting and implementation of spores. Members of the species tended to be polite and peaceful with outsiders. Xamsters could be found off-world; the podracer Neva Kee participated in the Boonta Eve Classic of 32 BBY, for example.
During the galaxy-spanning Clone Wars, Xamsters found themselves confronting Separatist forces led by Wat Tambor of the Techno Union. The Separatist leader sequestered himself in a citadel called Mazariyan and enslaved Xamsters to defend him from the forces of the Galactic Republic. When Republic forces did arrive, they, too, drafted Xamster soldiers, and the species' population centers thinned to the point that not enough Xamsters remained to tend to the malvil-trees. A young bounty hunter named Boba Fett arrived during the Battle of Xagobah and befriended a member of the species named Xeran. With the help of this Xagobah native's knowledge of spore-based technology, Fett infiltrated Mazariyan and allowed the Republic to rout Tambor and his forces. (Read more…)
Ashaar Khorda was an Annoo-dat Prime revolutionary. Sometime before 27 BBY, he tried to seize control of his homeworld, Annoo, only to have the Galactic Republic end his rebellion. Khorda developed a great hatred for the Republic as a result. He fled the planet and began to form a group that shared his contempt. Khorda also located the Infant of Shaa, an ancient artifact that was rumored to have the power to destroy a planet, although once he had found it, the object was stolen from him. He hired the bounty hunter Jango Fett to retrieve it and, once it was back in his possession, went ahead with his plan to destroy Coruscant—the capital of the Republic and, in his view, a planet that was ripe with corruption and injustice.
Khorda and his most devoted comrades made their way to Coruscant's power relay, located at the planet's core. There, they intended to destroy the Infant, creating an explosion that would consume Coruscant. However, they were opposed by Fett, the huntress Zam Wesell, and Jedi Master Yarael Poof. Fett shot and killed Khorda, while Poof stopped the Infant from exploding, ending the short-lived insurrection. (Read more…)
The Inexpugnable-class tactical command ship was a large warship class used by the Republic Navy during the Mandalorian Wars. Designed and manufactured by Rendili Hyperworks and Rendili/Vanjervalis Drive Yards, the Inexpugnable-class was used as a flagship and command ship. Often described as a mobile space station, at 3,100 meters in diameter it was one of the largest Republic spacecraft of its time. Warships of the class saw combat at a number of battles in the Mandalorian Wars, including the First Battle of Taris and the Battle of Serroco. The Inexpugnable-class was renowned for its ability to lead massive Republic fleets, employing advanced command techniques such as the Vanjervalis Chain to command up to sixty-four Hammerhead-class cruisers simultaneously. Despite its usefulness as a fleet flagship, the ship had several weaknesses, and as such, only six Inexpugnable-class ships were manufactured—two of which, the Courageous and the Reliance, were destroyed in early 3,963 BBY, shortly following the Republic's involvement in the Mandalorian Wars. They were replaced as Republic command ships by the Centurion-class battlecruiser before the end of the Mandalorian Wars. (Read more…)
Skandits were a species of small, sentient bipeds with furred bodies, gangly limbs, and squat, compact torsos. Although the black fur around their eyes looked like a mask, the rest of the body was a bluish gray. A large group of Skandits lived in the forests of Endor, where they used slingshots, whips, and batons to ambush unsuspecting caravans of Ewoks and other species. Skandits spoke a noisy, chittering language.
In 3 ABY, a group of Skandits ambushed a party of Ewoks from Bright Tree Village, separating them from their wagon of goods, and imprisoning the travelers. That same day, a band of wandering entertainers known as the Travelling Jindas arrived in the Skandits' home and arranged to perform for the masked marauders. When the Skandits discovered that a few Jindas had helped the Ewok prisoners break out, the show came to a close as the Skandits attacked the strangers. Nevertheless, the Jindas and Ewoks were able to escape into the forest. (Read more…)
The battle of Imperial Center was a conflict which took place near Imperial Center around 3.5 ABY between forces loyal to the rogue Grand Admiral Demetrius Zaarin and those loyal to the Galactic Empire after Zaarin decided to launch a coup against Emperor Palpatine. Bringing his flagship, the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Glory, to the Coruscant system, he caught the Emperor in his private ship, the Star Destroyer Majestic. Zaarin disabled the ship and boarded it, capturing Palpatine by using Emperor's Hand Arden Lyn's Force powers to overcome the Emperor's own powers.
As Zaarin's escort shuttles returned to the Glory with the captive Palpatine, a flight group of six TIE/D Defenders led by Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader and Colonel Maarek Stele appeared out of hyperspace. Stele inspected the shuttles and disabled the one carrying the Emperor. Zaarin responded by launching TIE Avengers to assist, but it was too late. Vice Admiral Thrawn arrived in the Star Destroyer Vanguard along with the corvette Mescue. The Mescue boarded the Emperor's shuttle and rescued him, while Stele, Vader and the remaining TIE Defenders destroyed Zaarin's TIE Avengers. Zaarin saw that his coup had failed and left the Coruscant system in the Glory. (Read more…)
The Great Manifest Period of the Galactic Republic was a span of time that lasted from 20,000 BBY to 17,000 BBY. It was characterized by increased movement into the Slice and the establishment of the Expansion Region in its Rimward territories. Even as the Republic expanded astrographically, the government expanded its bureaucracy. The limit of fifty systems per sector that had been set by the early Republic continued to be ignored, causing already burgeoning sectors in the newly colonized areas of galactic space to be virtually ungovernable. Additionally, the era featured the creation of the Metellos Trade Route, which connected Coruscant to Metellos and other points west of the galactic center. The new hyperspace route increased trade among the newly connected systems. Around 2,000 years thereafter, the bureaucracy expanded with the establishment of the Bureau of Ships and Services to regulate and manage transportation across the galactic community.
Culturally, the Republic was undergoing change, as well. Vianism, a religion that had developed among the Core Worlds, became non-extant on its generative planets; however, it spread into the expanding regions of the galaxy and took hold within the Kanz sector. Additionally, the famed Shawken Spire saw its destruction during the Great Manifest Period, an event that was remembered over 800 years later. All the while, outside of Republic space, the two planets Neona and Kamino underwent dramatic climate changes. These events, which began during the Great Manifest Period, caused extinction for the native species of Neona and forced adaption of the Kaminoan species. Nevertheless, the era and its corresponding boom were brought to an abrupt end by internal strife in the form of the First Alsakan Conflict. (Read more…)
The Starbreaker 12 was a starship owned by the Daragon family in the years leading up to the Great Hyperspace War. Originally owned by husband-and-wife starship operators Hok and Timar Daragon and used as a backup to their main craft, the Shadow Runner, the ship was bequeathed to their children, Gav and Jori Daragon, after their deaths. The Daragon siblings subsequently became hyperspace explorers, although they were not very successful. After one run, the Starbreaker 12 was taken by local repair dock owner Aarrba as collateral for repairs for which the Daragons were unable to pay. After narrowly escaping assassins sent to kill them after one of local merchant lord Ssk Kahorr's ships, the Zeta Five, was destroyed on one of the Daragons' routes, Gav and Jori Daragon were forced to steal the Starbreaker 12 from Aarrba's Repair Dock and take a hyperspace jump into unknown territory to flee pursuers.
The hyperspace jump eventually brought the Starbreaker 12 and her crew to the Sith Empire. Touching down on the planet Korriban in the middle of the funeral of Dark Lord of the Sith Marka Ragnos in the Valley of the Dark Lords, Gav and Jori Daragon were arrested and the Starbreaker 12 impounded in the Sith Citadel on the world of Ziost. It was not long, however, until the scheming Sith Lord Naga Sadow launched an attack and freed Gav and Jori Daragon, bringing them to his fortress on Khar Delba; the Starbreaker 12 was stolen and taken to Khar Delba by Sadow's Massassi agents soon afterward. Sadow's rival, Ludo Kressh, quickly attacked Khar Delba after discovering Sadow's treachery, and Sadow allowed Jori to slip away in the Starbreaker 12 during the battle, though not before planting a tracking device on the ship, which later led him back to the Galactic Republic to launch an attack. When Jori returned to her homeworld of Koros Major, the Starbreaker 12 was taken by Ssk Kahorr as payment for the destruction of the Zeta Five. Kahorr decided to take the ship on a joyride to test its functions, but the ship was destroyed by Sadow's large Sith fleet, which had followed the tracking device to the Republic. (Read more…)
The Battle of Foerost was a conflict that occurred in 3,996 BBY during the Great Sith War. It began as a raid carried out by the Krath forces of Sith Lord Ulic Qel-Droma and the troops of Mandalore the Indomitable. Qel-Droma coveted the many ships under construction for the Galactic Republic for use in his Krath Holy Crusade and employed his lover, the Sith sorceress Aleema Keto, to create an illusion, allowing the forces to slip into the shipyards unchallenged. Once inside, the illusion was dropped, and the Krath forces, bolstered by the armies of Mandalore, stormed the facilities, managing to secure the operational codes to the newly-completed vessels. Fleet Captain Orley Vanicus was dispatched to try and interrupt the raid with a contingent of Republic reinforcements, but was too late to stop the theft of over three hundred warships. A recording of Qel-Droma from the attack was later discovered, finally leaking the secret identity of the Republic's new enemy. (Read more…)
The Imperial Hyperspace Security Net was an overlapping network of hyperspace disruption technologies used by the Galactic Empire to control hyperspace traffic through the Deep Core. As a response to Rebel hit-and-run attacks on Imperial convoys and worlds, the Security Net was installed across common hyperspace routes throughout the Deep Core to give Imperial strongholds advanced warning of approaching enemy fleets. The Security Net utilized non-mass hyperwave transceivers emitting cross-channeled radiation to detect incoming starships traveling through hyperspace. Once a starship was detected, gravity well projectors were brought online to drop the ship out of hyperspace and prevent it from escaping. The ship then had to present the proper registration code to the local planetary security forces or else be fired upon by surrounding Imperial ships. Emperor Palpatine's fortress world Byss was one of the many Imperial planets that used the Security Net during the Empire's resurgence in 10 ABY. After the Dark Lord Darth Krayt's usurpation of the Imperial throne in 137 ABY, the Security Net was expanded to include the Core Worlds and utilized space stations strewn across common hyperspace routes to monitor hyperspace traffic. (Read more…)
Khar Delba was an icy, snowy planet in Sith Space, which was part of the Sith Empire as of 5,000 BBY. Khar Delba had one moon, Khar Shian, and was located at the edge of Sith Space. It was the home to the Sith war behemoth. Naga Sadow placed a citadel there, but unbeknownst to the rest of the Sith at large, Sadow's Khar Delba citadel was a mere decoy; his real base was on Khar Shian. In 5,000 BBY, with Naga Sadow in the midst of a power struggle with his rival, Ludo Kressh, Khar Delba was attacked from orbit by forces loyal to Kressh. Although the citadel was badly damaged in Kressh's orbital bombardment of the planet, Sadow emerged victorious after calling in his secret fleet from the far side of Khar Shian to counterattack Kressh. In the following months, Khar Delba was rebuilt and was established as the center of Naga Sadow's power as he gathered a force to invade the Galactic Republic, in a conflict that became known as the Great Hyperspace War. After the war, control of the planet changed hands several times throughout history, at different points falling under the rule of Darth Revan's Sith Empire, the Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders, Lord Kaan's Brotherhood of Darkness, Imperial warlord Zsinj, and, by 137 ABY, Darth Krayt's Sith Empire. (Read more…)
In 3,996 BBY, a duel took place on the planet Kuar between the Sith Lord Ulic Qel-Droma and Mandalore the Indomitable, leader of the Mandalorian Crusaders. In the months following the alliance between fellow Dark Lords of the Sith Exar Kun and Qel-Droma, the Mandalorian clans attempted to begin a new crusade under their warlord's banner, believing that they would be able to gain control over the Empress Teta system while the attention of Qel-Droma and his Krath cult was focused elsewhere.
Engaging in several small raids to test the strength of the Krath, Mandalore eventually caught the attention of Qel-Droma by destroying an important carbonite smelting station in the Empress Teta system. Wanting to crush the threat that the Mandalorians presented as soon as possible, Qel-Droma agreed to a challenge of single combat on the planet Kuar extended by Mandalore. The duel, as explained by Mandalore, would be fought between Qel-Droma and himself, and the victor would receive full command over their foes' forces, as well as the seven worlds of Empress Teta. Qel-Droma managed to best Mandalore during the course of the fight, but refused to kill his defeated enemy. Having experienced the fighting ability of Mandalore firsthand, Qel-Droma believed that Mandalore was of more use to him alive. Seeing that his reputation had been preserved, Mandalore pledged his life, honor, and troops to Qel-Droma's cause. (Read more…)
Jae "Storm" Akura, a Human male, was a starfighter pilot in the service of Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Krayt's Empire during the Second Imperial Civil War. He flew in Captain Gunn Yage's Skull Squadron, a Predator-class fighter unit. In 137 ABY, Skull Squadron was stationed on the galactic capital of Coruscant when bounty hunter and former Jedi Cade Skywalker attempted to rescue the Bothan Jedi Knight Hosk Trey'lis from the Temple of the Sith. Given orders to capture Skywalker alive, Akura and the Skulls engaged the former Jedi's starship, the Mynock, in the skies of the planet until Skywalker managed to lose his pursuers in Coruscant's undercity.
Approximately a week later, Akura flew against the Mynock once again when a group of Skywalker's allies, including his mother, Moff Nyna Calixte—acting in disguise so she would not be recognized—piloted the ship as they attempted to rescue Skywalker from the Sith Temple, where he was being held captive. Just as the Skulls started to wear down the Mynock, they were given orders to abort the mission by Captain Yage's father, Moff Rulf Yage. Akura was disappointed by the orders, since he would have liked to capture a Skywalker. After the death of Emperor Darth Krayt, Akura and the Skulls were stationed aboard the Pellaeon-class Star Destroyer War Hammer as part of a mission to capture Emperor-in-exile Roan Fel while he attempted to meet with members of the Jedi Order on the planet Agamar to discuss a possible alliance against the Sith. The operation failed, however, and Fel was able to escape the ambush. Following the Sith Empire's poisoning of the Mon Calamari homeworld Dac as part of Lord Krayt's command to eradicate the Mon Calamari species for aiding the Galactic Alliance Remnant, Akura and the Skulls were part of a mission to poison the planet Da Soocha as punishment for harboring Mon Calamari refugees. During the operation, Skull Squadron was deployed to intercept all craft trying to escape the moon, and under Rauder's orders, they destroyed unarmed civilian vessels. (Read more…)
Shasa was a Force-sensitive Selkath female who lived during the Jedi Civil War, a conflict initiated by the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Revan and his Sith apprentice, Darth Malak. In the war's final year, Shasa and other Selkath youth were lured into the Sith Empire's Embassy on the Selkath homeworld of Manaan by an Iridonian mercenary. Shasa and her friends joined the Sith, who brainwashed them. The Selkath learned the ways of the dark side under the Embassy's Dark Jedi Master.
Shasa encountered the former Sith Lord Revan, who had been captured and retrained by the Jedi Order, during his raid on the Sith Embassy. Revan, who infiltrated the Embassy on behalf of Shasa's father Shaelas, tried to convince Shasa and the other Selkath to leave the Embassy. However, they refused to believe the amnesiac Jedi without evidence. After Revan proved to Shasa and her friends that the Sith were corrupting them only to gain Manaan's healing agent, kolto, Shasa and the Selkath forsook the dark side and left the Embassy. Following Malak's death at a redeemed Revan's hands in the Jedi Civil War's final battle, Shasa founded an order of Force adepts that survived for close to four thousand years. (Read more…)
Nial Declann was a Human male Force-sensitive who fought for the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. He later served the Galactic Empire both as one of its twelve Grand Admirals and as a Dark Side Adept. Declann's impressive, Force-enhanced skills as a TIE pilot brought him to the attention of Emperor Palpatine's agents. He was subsequently taken to the Sith world of Dromund Kaas, where he was educated in the ways of the dark side by the Prophets of the Dark Side. When his training was complete, he was allowed to return to service in the Imperial Navy.
Declann, in time, was appointed to the newly created rank of Grand Admiral in 2 BBY. He built a reputation for himself, due to both his aptitude for battle meditation, and his severe mood swings. After a stint on Naboo assigning tasks to a spacer, Declann was stationed aboard the second Death Star, which was undergoing construction over Endor in 4 ABY. He served in the Battle of Endor, in which the Alliance to Restore the Republic launched a desperate attack against the superweapon—using his battle meditation, Declann was able to coordinate the Imperial forces. However, during the battle, Declann sensed the death of the Emperor, who was also present on the station, through the Force. Shortly afterward, the station was destroyed by the Alliance, killing Declann in the process. (Read more…)
Martio Batch was an Imperial officer who rose through the ranks to become one of the twelve Grand Admirals of the Galactic Empire appointed by Emperor Palpatine during an elaborate New Year's Fete Week ceremony two years before the Battle of Yavin. Batch disliked the Imperial court politics that his fellow Grand Admirals reveled in, and as a result of his low profile, he earned the nickname the "invisible admiral." Following the Imperial defeat at the Battle of Yavin in 0 BBY, the Emperor tasked Batch with designing a fool-proof cloaking device that would catch the Rebel Alliance off-guard and ensure the Empire's ultimate victory. Batch spent years aboard the Imdaar Alpha research station trying to develop the cloaking device, using hibridium to develop an experimental cloak. His efforts, however, suffered from a fatal flaw; while the cloaked ship would be invisible, the pilot would be unable to see out.
Around 3 ABY, Batch abandoned his hibridium-based design and attempted to recreate the successful stygium cloaking screen used in cloaked ships in the past. Batch diverted the Empire's new Tarkin superweapon to the planet Aeten II, where the stygium crystals required for the cloak had been mined before the supply ran dry, and used the weapon's powerful superlaser to shatter the planet, releasing millions of free-floating crystals from the planet's core. Now that he had crystals at his disposal, the Grand Admiral easily recreated the stygium screen, and the Empire began fitting modified V38 assault fighters with the technology. Following extensive testing, Batch's new cloaked TIE Phantoms were soon ordered into full production. However, the Rebel Alliance had discovered the project. During an operation to acquire one of the TIE Phantoms, the Rebels managed to destroy the Imdaar Alpha research facility, as well as all the cloaked fighters and the cloaking technology in the process. Batch survived the attack and fled to the Outer Rim Territories with his remaining ships. However, his crew soon turned on him, assassinating the Grand Admiral before joining renegade Warlord Harrsk's new splinter kingdom in the Deep Core. (Read more…)
Peccati Syn was one of the twelve original Grand Admirals of the Imperial Navy. Raised as a devout Sacred Way follower, a young Syn was forced to abandon his religion under Imperial oppression. He joined the Empire to fill a spiritual void, rising through the ranks thanks to his tactical expertise and energetic devotion. After becoming a Grand Admiral in 2 BBY, he fought with distinction in the Galactic Civil War aboard his flagship, Fi.
When the Empire began to fragment after the Battle of Endor, Syn again searched for a new source of spiritual inspiration, and found one in the Church of the Dark Side on Coruscant. While officially remaining part of Sate Pestage's faltering Imperial regime, Syn's true loyalty was with the Church and its Prophets, and most of his time was spent on Kashyyyk, the residence of his spiritual guide, Merili. When the New Republic launched a major offensive against Imperial-controlled Kashyyyk eight months after Endor, Syn was embroiled in a tactical confrontation with Admiral Ackbar. Ultimately, the Grand Admiral lost the duel; he died when his ship was vaporized in orbit. (Read more…)
Miltin Takel was one of the twelve original Imperial Grand Admirals appointed by Emperor Palpatine two years before the Battle of Yavin. Known for his strong vices, the Grand Admiral was a spice-addict from the world of Gargon and used the resources of the Empire to obtain the highest-quality substances. In addition, Takel had a lust for non-Human women, something that would have been looked down upon by the Imperials who subscribed to Human High Culture had Takel's brother, Imperial Governor Griff Takel, not hid the Grand Admiral's improprieties. Despite these flaws, Takel was a masterful commander, aided by the limited telepathy that was granted to him by the use of glitterstim.
Following the Emperor's death during the Battle of Endor, Takel's influence quickly slipped away. The opposing Grand Admiral Josef Grunger used the Imperial fallout from Endor to bully Takel's forces out of his former holdings, causing a minor power struggle that ended with Takel's retreat. Desperate to get the better of Grunger, Takel fell in with the Slavelord Trioculus and the Central Committee of Grand Moffs, who promised to deal with the upstart Grand Admiral. However, the alliance proved to be Takel's downfall. In a state of spice-induced paranoia, Takel questioned the slavelord on his plan to take the Imperial throne. Tired of the Grand Admiral undermining his authority, Trioculus had Takel executed by his right-hand man, Grand Moff Hissa, with a single blast from his laser pistol. (Read more…)
Afsheen Makati was a Grand Admiral in the Imperial Navy who commanded the Imperial Star Destroyer Steadfast in the final years of the New Order. A cryptic group known as The Secret Order led the Grand Admiral to a Rebel base on the planet Thila, where he was attacked by the Order's Supreme Prophet, Kadann, after his first officer ridiculed the dress of the Order's members. Makati developed a deep hatred for the Supreme Prophet in the following years. The Grand Admiral escaped the destruction of the second Death Star and retreated to Coruscant, swearing his allegiance to whomever controlled Imperial City. Makati seemingly received a chance at revenge against Kadann when an impostor of the Supreme Prophet claimed the Imperial throne. Believing him to be genuine, Makati tracked down the impostor and trapped him on Scardia Station with the help of Azrakel, a former apprentice of the real Kadann. The Grand Admiral wiped out the rest of the false Prophets and killed the impostor in a hail of turbolaser fire. Makati himself died a short time later. (Read more…)
Josef Grunger was a Human male serving in the Navy of the Galactic Empire. A Grand Admiral, Grunger was one of the twelve original beings elevated to the rank by Emperor Palpatine two years before the Battle of Yavin. Neither subtle nor loyal by nature, Grunger nonetheless remained devoted to Palpatine until 4 ABY, when the Emperor was killed at the Battle of Endor. The Grand Admiral, having been busy patrolling space near the planet Gargon, seized the world when he received the news of the defeat at Endor. Almost immediately, he set himself up as a warlord and declared that he was the new Emperor. By 5 ABY, Grunger had amassed a sizable armada of Star Destroyers and smaller cruisers, using the Super Star Destroyer Aggressor as his command ship.
News of Grunger's claim to the vacant throne came to the Central Committee of Grand Moffs on Kessel. Their leader, the mutant Slavelord Trioculus, vowed to deal with Grunger after receiving the dark blessing of the Supreme Prophet of the Dark Side Kadann, which the slavelord required to be named Emperor. Grunger doubted Trioculus' claims but nonetheless vowed to follow the mutant if he received Kadann's approval. Trioculus died not long after obtaining the blessing, however, and Grunger—having retained full control of his armada—became a warlord once more. Plotting a strike at the Imperial capital of Imperial Center, the Grand Admiral moved his forces into the Corellian sector. Above the planet Tralus in the Corellian system, Grunger's fleet was confronted by Grand Admiral Danetta Pitta, who took command of a torpedo sphere and used it to annihilate his opponent's armada. Faced with defeat, Grunger rammed the Aggressor into the torpedo sphere, obliterating both warships and killing both Grand Admirals. (Read more…)
Danetta Pitta was a Near-Human who served in the Imperial Navy. A rabid xenophobe, Pitta was one of the fiercest champions of Human High Culture in the Galactic Empire, and he would cite his zeal for the cause to hide the fact that he was not quite Human. Pitta's bigotry was such that even the strongest advocates of humanocentrism kept their distance from him. During the New Year's Fete of 2 BBY, Pitta was promoted to the newly formed rank of Grand Admiral, along with eleven other officers. He then set out on a campaign along the Outer Rim Territories, depopulating non-Human worlds along the way.
In the wake of Emperor Palpatine's death at the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY, Pitta took command of a Torpedo Sphere and became the unofficial protector of the Corellian sector after bribing the local diktat. Pitta's position, however, was challenged by one of his fellow Grand Admirals—Josef Grunger, who was hoping to move against Imperial Center itself. Grunger moved his armada into the sector, prompting Pitta to meet him in the Battle of Tralus. Although Pitta gained the upper hand during the battle, Grunger decided to end the conflict by ramming his Super Star Destroyer, the Aggressor, into Pitta's Torpedo Sphere, killing both Grand Admirals as a result. (Read more…)
Lumiya's lightwhip was the personal weapon of choice used in combat by Lumiya, Dark Lady of the Sith. Lumiya crafted her lightwhip, a device of ancient Sith design, after she found an instructional tome during her pilgrimage to the world of Ziost, which spoke of a scourge that included both tangible extensions and coherent lightsaber energy. The then–Sith apprentice forged the hilt of her lightwhip out of near-indestructible Mandalorian iron and powered it with shards of Kaiburr crystal gifted to her by her Master, the Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Lumiya first revealed her signature weapon during the onset of the Nagai-Tof War against her archenemy, Luke Skywalker, whom she defeated in their initial confrontation on the planet Kinooine. Skywalker later bested the Dark Lady in a rematch on the same battleground after discovering that the combination of a standard lightsaber and its short-bladed version was able to sufficiently negate the advantage of her lightwhip's dual nature. Lumiya brandished her trademark flail for nearly the next four decades, eliciting fear with its mere mention and maiming or killing those opponents who got caught in its tendrils. Her lightwhip served as a note of contention for many Jedi over the years as well, but none so much as her long-time rival, Luke Skywalker. In 40 ABY, Lumiya utilized her lightwhip for a final time against him in a duel on the planet Terephon. Forsaking the advantage of his shoto, Skywalker defeated the Dark Lady of the Sith with only his lightsaber and killed her with a decapitating strike as her lightwhip fell into the chasm below the precipice on which they fought. (Read more…)
Kul Teska was a Skakoan male mercenary active during the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Before he took a criminal's path, Teska was a respected scientist in the Techno Union. However, an accident with his pressure suit left Teska disfigured and forced him to leave the Union. With the help of his knowledge in the field of cybernetics, Teska rebuilt his pressure suit, equipping it with a variety of weapons, and became a gun-for-hire. All the while, Teska continued his own experiments with gravity and began construction of the gravitic polarization beam, a superweapon with enough firepower to collapse a star. Teska's experiments soon attracted the attention of Count Dooku, the leader of the Confederacy. During the Clone Wars, Teska came into Dooku's service and was provided with a laboratory on the planet Behpour in the Naboo system, where the Skakoan continued the development of his weapon.
By 21 BBY, the gravitic beam was complete, and its integral part, the Gravitic Core, was to be delivered to Behpour on a Munificent-class star frigate. However, the crate containing the Core was stolen over the planet Alzoc III by the Duros bounty hunter Cad Bane. Hoping to track the Core by the power signature it radiated, Teska assaulted the Republic space station Juma 9 in order to use its scanners. After locating the part on the planet Ryloth, Teska was confronted by two Jedi Masters inside the station, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Plo Koon. The Skakoan evaded the two and headed for Ryloth. There, he met Cad Bane, who had been taken into custody by the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, and was being escorted to his starship, The Sleight of Hand, with the crate.
After a skirmish with the two Jedi and two of their clone troopers, CS-2207 and CT-7567, Teska reclaimed the part and stole Bane's transport in order to reach Behpour. When Teska reached his base, Republic Senator Padmé Amidala arrived on the planet, investigating rumors of a Separatist presence in the system. Teska captured the Senator and held her hostage. Soon, following a message delivered by Amidala, the Republic forces assaulted Behpour. Skywalker and Tano infiltrated the base, and the Skakoan ordered them to surrender, or he would kill the captive Senator. The two Jedi, however, rescued Amidala and engaged Kul Teska in battle in the gravitic polarization beam's core room, while the beam itself built up its power to collapse the Naboo star. Teska was killed, and Amidala sabotaged the beam, causing it to destroy itself and the entire base. (Read more…)
Tera Sinube was a male Cosian who served the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars as a Master within and investigator for the Jedi Order. A native of the planet Cosia, Sinube had an intimate knowledge of the workings of Coruscant's criminal underworld and was regarded as an expert on the subject. Around 21 BBY, Master Sinube's services were called upon by the Togruta Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano, whose lightsaber had recently been stolen from her. His and the young Jedi's quest to find her weapon initially led them to a thief named Bannamu, who had sold the lightsaber to Nack Movers, a Trandoshan criminal. They tracked Movers down only to find him dead in his apartment, and they discovered the premises to be occupied by two suspicious females: Cassie Cryar and Ione Marcy.
Sinube began to interrogate Marcy while Tano chased the fleeing Cryar, whom the Padawan discovered was now in possession of her lightsaber. When the Cosian Jedi determined that Marcy was in collusion with Cryar, he called for her arrest, but she too fled. Sinube met up with Tano shortly afterward, and together they continued the pursuit of both women. They eventually located the fugitives on a train platform. While Marcy was arrested by several nearby police droids, Cryar ran, only to be cornered by Tano on a train. Sinube then surprised Cryar just as she prepared to exit the train with two recently captured Twi'lek hostages. He swiftly disarmed her with his sabercane before returning the stolen lightsaber previously in Cryar's possession to its rightful owner, Ahsoka Tano. (Read more…)
Bogga was a Hutt crime lord who operated out of the Stenness Node in the years leading up to the Great Sith War. Bogga was the head of a criminal empire that encompassed the Stenness system, and led an enforcer gang that was feared throughout the area. In 3999 BBY, Bogga received word that a Jedi Knight possessing valuable Adegan crystals had landed at the Stenness Hyperspace Terminal, where the Hutt often dwelt. Desiring the jewels, Bogga sent several of his enforcers to obtain them. The Jedi Knight, Andur Sunrider, was slain in the ensuing struggle, forcing his wife, Nomi, to take up his lightsaber and strike down two of Bogga's henchmen, while depriving the third of the crystals. Bent on obtaining the gems, Bogga followed the woman in his sail barge to the desolate planet of Ambria, where she was to deliver the jewels to the Hutt's sworn enemy, a Jedi Master named Thon. Bogga was again foiled when Thon and his apprentice, Oss Wilum, defeated the Hutt and his crew in a brief skirmish.
Bogga subsequently returned to his stronghold on the moon of Vo Dasha, although he remained committed to exacting revenge on Master Thon and obtaining the Adegan crystals. In the meantime, Bogga loaned a security crew to protect an Ithullian ore hauler, a ship that was under the threat of attack by pirates. The pirates were defeated, and their leader, a being named Finhead Stonebone, was captured and brought to Vo Dasha in chains. Bogga decided to spare Stonebone's life on one condition: that Stonebone would journey to Ambria, kill Master Thon, and obtain the crystals. Stonebone consented to the arrangement and left for Ambria. However, this third attempt to obtain the crystals failed like the previous two, as Thon and the newly trained Jedi Nomi Sunrider defeated Stonebone in a pitched battle. (Read more…)
Matta Tremayne was a Human female from the planet Corroth who served as a Master within the Jedi Order. Tremayne's delicate physical appearance belied her true nature as a consummate lightsaber duelist, one highly acclaimed for her expertise with the weapon. Her service to the Jedi was given in the form of lightsaber combat instruction to the Order's students. She also personally undertook the training of the Jedi apprentice Freedon Nadd.
In 4,400 BBY, Tremayne was approached by Nadd on the outskirts of Ossus City after the apprentice stormed out of the ceremony in which he had been denied the promotion to Jedi Knighthood. Ignoring him for a time while in the midst of practicing lightsaber cadences, Tremayne finally acknowledged Nadd as he prepared to depart in a furious rage. A heated argument ensued between them in which the impetuous young man declared himself a full-fledged Jedi, and Tremayne challenged Nadd to prove the validity of his claim—with the activation of her lightsaber. Her apprentice responded in kind, and the two engaged in a lightsaber duel, one that ended when Tremayne was struck down and slain. Freedon Nadd fell to the dark side of the Force as a result and eventually became one of the most influential Dark Lords of the Sith of all time. (Read more…)
The Reaper was an Executor-class Star Dreadnought in service to the Galactic Empire and a number of its successor states. Once the flagship of Scourge Squadron under Grand Moff Ardus Kaine, the Reaper became the centerpiece of Kaine's effort to continue Imperial rule after the death of Emperor Palpatine at the Battle of Endor. Kaine saw the formation of a new alliance, the Pentastar Alignment, aboard the Reaper, and the ship became a major part of the Alignment's naval power.
Kaine, however, died in Operation Shadow Hand serving the reborn Palpatine, and the Alignment and Reaper were taken in by Admiral Gilad Pellaeon of the Imperial Remnant. Pellaeon made the Reaper his own personal command and, with it, conducted a campaign against the New Republic, culminating in a major victory against General Wedge Antilles, the Super Star Destroyer Lusankya, and Rogue Squadron at the Battle of Orinda. Within a year, however, Pellaeon and the Reaper were bogged down in a bombardment of the New Republic planet Adumar when the New Republic invaded the heart of Imperial space. Pellaeon moved against them, and though he was able to hold the New Republic forces back, the Reaper was destroyed at the Battle of Celanon. (Read more…)
Ganner Krieg was a male Human Master of the Imperial Knights during the Second Imperial Civil War. As a Knight of the Galactic Empire, Krieg was loyal to and mindful of the oath he had sworn to Galactic Emperor Roan Fel, as well as to Fel's daughter, Princess Marasiah Fel. Willing to obey orders, Krieg was nevertheless very aware of the Imperial Knights' policy which stated that they only served an Emperor who himself served the light side of the Force. Krieg was a trusted friend of fellow Imperial Knight Antares Draco and was more often than not paired with him on missions during the war. As a more level-headed foil to his brash friend, Krieg possessed certain traits that Draco did not, such as respect for the abilities of Jedi.
In 137 ABY, Krieg accompanied Fel as he retook the world of Bastion from the Sith Lord Darth Krayt's Imperial forces, the world having been wrested from Fel's control following the conclusion of the Sith–Imperial War seven years prior. Soon after, Krieg and Draco journeyed to Vendaxa in an attempt to rescue Marasiah from the clutches of the Sith. Escaping the planet on the Mynock, a ship belonging to the bounty hunter Cade Skywalker, Krieg and Draco were able to return the Princess to Bastion, but at the expense of their Emperor's trust, as Fel had expressly forbidden them from rescuing her.
Krieg was later paired with Draco on missions to the Wheel, the Jedi's Hidden Temple, and Had Abbadon; the latter mission saw Krieg doubt orders issued from his Emperor which he saw as skirting the dark side of the Force. Krieg stood by his convictions, refusing to attempt to obtain the ancient Sith artifact known as the Muur Talisman, despite the conflict that this brought him into with Draco. Following the conclusion of the mission, Krieg accompanied the Emperor to Agamar along with several other Imperial Knights in order to conduct peace talks with the Jedi Order. The meeting was interrupted by forces of the One Sith, whom Krieg helped fight off before the Jedi and most of the Imperial Knights ferried the Emperor safely away from the planet. Marasiah Fel was among those left behind, and was taken to Korriban by the Sith. Krieg and the Jedi Knight Shado Vao joined Draco in rescuing her from the Sith stronghold, although Draco remained onworld to allow his allies to escape. While departing the planet, Krieg was shocked to feel his friend's death in the Force. (Read more…)
Cliffhold was a spaceport city that was built directly into the face of a cliff on the Outer Rim Territories world of Iego. Founded in the later years of the Galactic Republic, Cliffhold was used by smugglers as a center for spice production. Spice convoys eventually stopped running, but a number of residents remained in the city, managing their dilapidated home. During the Clone Wars, the Confederacy of Independent Systems discovered Iego and seized the world, but abandoned it soon afterward, leaving behind a number of defunct battle droids in Cliffhold. After the Separatists' departure, the people of Cliffhold were unable to leave the planet, as their vessels were repeatedly destroyed by a LaserWeb Defense Station that had been left behind by the Confederacy. The superstitious residents believed that it was instead a malevolent spirit called Drol that was preventing them from leaving.
Later in the war, the city was visited by Jedi Generals Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi during their search for an antidote to the Blue Shadow Virus. The Jedi retrieved the antidote and attempted to leave Iego, but were stopped by the defense station. With the assistance of Cliffhold resident Jaybo Hood, the two freed Cliffhold from its fear of Drol by destroying the LaserWeb Defense grid. "Drol" returned once more when the IG-86 sentinel droid HELIOS-3D reactivated part of the laser grid and many of the abandoned Confederate forces in orbit of Iego. The people of Cliffhold contacted Kenobi and Skywalker for assistance, and the two again intervened and freed the planet. (Read more…)
Suu Lawquane was a female Twi'lek who lived during the waning years of the Galactic Republic. Prior to the Clone Wars, Suu gave birth to two children, a girl named Shaeeah and a boy named Jek. Around the second year of the galactic conflict, Suu married Cut Lawquane, a clone trooper who had deserted the Grand Army of the Republic. Cut adopted Suu's children, and together the four of them lived on and maintained a farm on the Outer Rim world of Saleucami. The war eventually turned Saleucami into a battlefield, and during a hunt for the Confederacy of Independent Systems General Grievous on the planet's surface, several clone troopers requested that they be allowed to use Suu's home to tend to their wounded captain, CT-7567.
Suu agreed and allowed for the Captain to bunk in the farm's barn. Upon discovering that Suu's husband was a deserter, the Captain stated his intentions to report Cut to Republic officials. Despite the tension between the two men, CT-7567 spent time with the family and came to respect Lawquane for his devotion to his wife and children. The two clones later worked together to defend Suu, Jek, and Shaeeah when the farm's homestead came under attack from BX-series droid commandos. After the incident, the Captain told Suu that he did not plan to report Cut's desertion to the Army, and left the Twi'lek and her family in peace. (Read more…)
N-K Necrosis was a highly advanced combat droid created from the body of the late General Grievous of the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Galactic Civil War. Doctor Nycolai Kinesworthy, a cybernetic scientist, was hired by the Galactic Empire to create the Necrosis droid. Dubbing the project "N-K," Kinesworthy established a shop in the Myyydril Caverns on the planet Kashyyyk to begin work on the droid. He eventually hired the scientist Treun Lorn to help advance the project. After Lorn hired the assassin droid IG-72 to retrieve a pair of outdated IG-100 MagnaGuards to serve as N-K's bodyguards, the dark side Prophetess Merili led the two scientists to one of Emperor Palpatine's secret storehouses on Utapau, where she provided them with the mechanical body of the cyborg Grievous.
After placing an advanced droid brain in the mechanical body, Kinesworthy dubbed the completed project "N-K Necrosis," and renamed the aging MagnaGuards "NK-3." The NK-3s instructed Necrosis on how to fight with a lightsaber, with Necrosis wielding a double-bladed lightsaber that contained the Bane's Heart crystal. At some point around the Battle of Yavin, Lorn stole Necrosis and his NK-3 bodyguards to use them for his own purposes. In 1.5 ABY, a group of spacers investigated the lower regions of the Myyydril Caverns at the behest of Kinesworthy. During their investigations, the group inadvertently aided Lorn in activating Necrosis. They then defeated both N-K Necrosis and his bodyguards before taking whatever they deemed valuable. (Read more…)
Korriban zombies, also known as Korriban Sith zombies, were semi-sentient, undead humanoid predators native to the Sith tombworld Korriban. Originally created prior to 7,000 BBY by Sith King Dathka Graush's experiments using Sith alchemy and magic to reanimate corpses, the creatures were soon discovered to be capable of creating more of their kind by biting living sentient beings. After a tumultuous fifty-year reign, Graush was assassinated, and the spirits animating the zombies were collected in a crystal that was buried with him in his tomb located in Korriban's Valley of Golg.
For the next seven millennia, the zombies served as guardians of the tombs of the Sith Lords in both the Valley of Golg and the Valley of the Dark Lords. The creatures laid dormant for extended periods of time, and were only awakened by the commands of the deceased Sith Lords' spirits or the disturbance of Graush's crystal in order to eliminate any intruders or would-be tomb robbers. The zombies' limited intelligence allowed them to wield weapons, and this attribute, coupled with their intimidating presence, ensured that few sentients prevailed during an encounter with the creatures. In 3,997 BBY, Jedi Knight Exar Kun survived an encounter with the guardian zombies while exploring the Valley of the Dark Lords, as did a group of Jedi Knights and their respective Padawans nearly four millennia after Kun, during their pursuit of a galactic criminal. A subsequent encounter with the creatures occurred six months before the Battle of Yavin, when a pirate vessel crash-landed near the Valley of Golg. (Read more…)
The Jiivahar were a sentient species descended from hairless simians. They were excellent climbers, with a number of physical attributes that facilitated this ability. They had a streamlined body, with hollow bones, giving them a light frame. Their long limbs were flexible and were covered in tiny pockmarks that provided additional grip. The Jiivahar also secreted sarvin from the pores of their hands and feet. This substance was a strong adhesive that adhered to virtually all materials.
The Jiivahar were native to Carest One of the Inner Rim Territories. Their society was organized around talins, aggregates of five to ten families. Talins were semi-nomadic, roaming freely among the thykar conifers during the warm months, but returning to permanent, yet primitive, settlements for the cold months. Talins annually redistributed material goods among their membership, in festivals known as Kinn-taas.
Carest One was a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors with its beautiful towering forests. Some Jiivahar, such as Jannpyr, offered their services as guides to these visitors. This interaction with offworlders also led to the introduction of advanced technology to the Jiivahar. These technological items amazed the Jiivahar and disturbed the community equilibrium achieved by the Kinn-taas, as individuals refused to redistribute them to others. A number of Jiivahar traveled out into the galaxy to satiate their curiosity. Some became involved in the Alliance to Restore the Republic, while others found work in the underworld, such as Klevb, a terrorist-for-hire. (Read more…)
The Yam'rii, also known as the Huk, were a sentient species of insects who hailed from the planet Huk. They had mantis-like bodies, with large, mutifaceted eyes, thin torsos, knobby carapaces, and pointed feet. Some members of the species had large, clipper-like forelimbs that could be used as weapons, while others featured two fingers instead. They stood two meters or more in height and walked about on two legs. Members of the species were known as stealthy predators who were easily angered. They loved meat and eggs and had no compunctions about eating the eggs of other sentient species.
After gaining access to hyperspace technology, the Yam'rii began an aggressive expansionist phase during which they sought out valuable materials for trade on nearby worlds and founded colonies to exploit them. They eventually reached the nearby planet Kalee, where they enslaved the native Kaleesh. The reptilian captives fought back, and the two species were soon embroiled in a war. After years of fighting, the Kaleesh gained the upper hand under the leadership of a warrior named Qymaen jai Sheelal—who later rechristened himself Grievous. The Yam'rii were driven from their colonies and almost wiped out as the Kaleesh destroyed whole settlements and killed even civilian Yam'rii. The insectoids orchestrated several corrupt deals with members of the Galactic Republic to put a stop to the hostilities, and the Kaleesh were saddled with devastating punitive measures while the Yam'rii were portrayed as victims and thus faced no sanctions. Decades later, the Yam'rii were part of the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances. During the Swarm War, however, Yam'rii were among the insectoids who became Joiners and fought alongside the Killiks. (Read more…)
Sigel Dare was a female Human Master within the Imperial Knights during the Second Imperial Civil War. Fiercely loyal to Roan Fel, the Emperor of the Empire-in-exile, Dare was rigid in her belief that an Imperial Knight's duty was to obey the Emperor's commands above all else, even the will of the Force. Her icy, unwavering demeanor saw her express open distaste to those not aligned with Fel's Empire, including Jedi, Sith, and members of the Galactic Alliance. This mindset often blinded her to the larger galactic picture. She saw potential allies of her Emperor only as enemies.
In 137 ABY, Dare accompanied Fel as he retook the fortress world Bastion from Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Krayt's Imperial forces. She was later sent with Treis Sinde, her former Master, to sabotage the construction of a new Star Destroyer belonging to Krayt's Empire. When the Star Destroyer was seized by Admiral Gar Stazi of the Galactic Alliance Remnant, Dare and Sinde infiltrated the planet Dac and rescued several Alliance pilots from the clutches of Krayt's forces in an attempt to warn Stazi of the explosives they had planted. Although the mission resulted in Sinde becoming stranded on the planet, the actions of the two paved a pathway toward an eventual alliance between Stazi's fleet and Fel's Empire.
Dare was later sent back to Dac to retrieve Sinde, accompanied by the Jedi Master Asaak Dan. When Sinde informed Dare that he would be staying on-planet to continue aiding the Mon Calamari Rangers, she angrily drew her lightsaber and engaged her former Master in a duel that was quickly halted by Dan's intervention. Dan offered to take Sinde's place as an advisor to the Rangers, and Dare and Sinde prepared to return to Bastion. Soon after, the two joined a contingent of Imperial Knights that accompanied the Emperor to Agamar in order to conduct peace talks with the Jedi Order. The meeting was interrupted by forces of the One Sith, but Dare and the rest of the Imperial Knights were able to safely ferry Fel away from the planet. (Read more…)
The Quockrans were a sentient species of slugs native to the planet Quockra-4. The species had a large, fat body that tapered to a tail. Their torso also had two arms, ending in stubby digits. The black-skinned Quockrans had no differentiated internal organs. During their evolution, their homeworld was a moist planet. Nevertheless, the climate changed, becoming dry and hot. This drove the Quockrans' society underground, apart from short forays to the surface. The Quockrans were a xenophobic species, desiring isolation from all other species. When the Minos Cluster was colonized late in the administration of the Galactic Republic, offworlders reached Quockra-4. The Quockrans responded to this violation of their isolation by manufacturing an entire society of droids to act as intermediaries with the offworlders. These droids traded with offworlders, largely keeping the existence of the Quockrans a secret. (Read more…)
Armitage was a Human male alive during the Imperial Period. Hailing from the Colonies world of Faro, Armitage studied as an artist and planned to attend the PanGalactic Arts Conservatory on Miele Nova until he joined the Galactic Empire as an officer in the Imperial Corrections Service. Early in his career, Armitage was stationed aboard the Imperial prison barge Purge under the command of Captain Jareth Sartoris. During his time on the vessel, he had difficulty fraternizing with his fellow officers, as his artistic spirit was often at odds with their crass behavior. In 1 BBY, the Purge suffered serious damage to its thrusters while transporting prisoners to the corrections facility on the detention moon Gradient Seven, leaving the ship stranded in space in the Unknown Regions.
The Purge was in fact the prey of the seemingly derelict Imperial Star Destroyer Vector, which was being controlled by the undead victims of Imperial bioweapons Project I71A. Believing the Star Destroyer to be a ghost ship, Purge Warden Bissley Kloth ordered that a party of Imperial Corrections Officers and engineers board the warship and salvage it for usable parts. Armitage was a member of the ten-man party sent to the Star Destroyer, where he was separated from the rest of his team during his effort to avoid conversation with his colleagues. While exploring the Vector, he came upon a laboratory containing a vat filled with Human lungs that he was transfixed upon for a period of time. Before he was able to return to his team and the Purge, Armitage was killed by the Vector's undead inhabitants. (Read more…)
Modon Kira was a Human male native of the planet Onderon and a respected and powerful Beast-Lord on his homeworld during the final years of the war between the Onderonian Beast Riders and the military of the walled city of Iziz. Modon was the son of Drokko Kira and in turn had a son, Oron Kira, who fell in love with Princess Galia, heiress to the throne of Iziz. The two arranged to be married at Fortress Kira, Modon Kira's forest stronghold, and the Beast-Lord attended their binding ceremony. The union was subsequently interrupted by the entrance of three Jedi Knights—brothers Ulic and Cay Qel-Droma, and the Twi'lek Tott Doneeta—who had been sent by Galia's mother, Queen Amanoa, to retrieve the princess. Instead, Kira convinced the Jedi to join his side, and they embarked on a peace mission to convince Amanoa to end the war.
The peace mission failed, however, and Modon Kira was forced to lead his Beast Rider army against Iziz in a climactic battle. Although the Beast Riders took the upper hand, Amanoa turned the tide of the battle by invoking the power of the dark side against Kira's army. The momentum shifted, and Kira's forces were put on the defensive. The Beast Riders regained the advantage, however, when Jedi Master Arca Jeth arrived and employed his skill with battle meditation, which proved to be the deciding factor. After the battle, Modon's son, Oron, and Galia were married under the laws of the Galactic Republic, officially unifying the two warring civilizations of Onderon. (Read more…)
Frog-dogs were a species of sentient reptiles with both frog-like and dog-like features. Each member of the species had a large cranium that sported two large, protruding eyes and long, pointed teeth that stuck out from the mouth. Two squat limbs with five-fingered hands supported the body, although a frog-dog at rest kept his or her large, bulbous mid-section on the ground as well. The body tapered to a long, thin tail. Frog-dogs caught insects and other prey with a long, sticky tongue that darted from the mouth and retrieved the desired meal. The creatures hopped and waddled from place to place. Frog-dog vocalizations sounded like throaty barks and croaks.
Although they were both sentient and highly intelligent, frog-dogs were often mistaken for simple animals. They did nothing to change this misconception and sometimes even used it to their advantage. A frog-dog might deign to live as the pet of another sentient being, for example, trading a life of denigration for a guaranteed source of food. Others worked as assassins and spies, using their unassuming appearance to get into position to complete a particular mission. The frog-dog Buboicullaar operated in this manner as a "pet" of both a tribe of Jawas on the planet Tatooine and of Jabba Desilijic Tiure in the crime lord's palace. While a member of Jabba's court, Buboicullaar plotted to kill his Hutt master. Meanwhile, he foiled a similar assassination scheme by the Gran Ree-Yees. Upon Jabba's death at the Great Pit of Carkoon, Buboicullaar joined the B'omarr Order. (Read more…)
Rianna Saren was a female Twi'lek slave escapee who became a criminal and, afterward, a Rebel Alliance heroine. Early in her life, Saren was sold into Imperial slavery to the Zabrak Zarien Kheev, only to escape on the planet Coruscant to follow a criminal path. In 0 BBY, she was contacted by the mercenary Kyle Katarn, who introduced her to the Rebellion. Saren undertook several missions for the Rebellion that included the theft of an Imperial shipment from a Black Sun warehouse on Coruscant, the destruction of an agricultural research vessel captured by Black Sun in order to test new kinds of drugs, and the destruction of the Imperial Mirkanite Mining Facility on the planet Mustafar. During these missions, Saren met an Arakyd Industries security droid named Zeeo, who became her only companion. She had also discovered the whereabouts of her former slave master, Kheev, and decided to exact her revenge, but he soon captured her.
Saren was sent to the prison world of Despayre, the construction site of the first Death Star, an Imperial superweapon capable of destroying entire planets. She managed to escape from Despayre just before the Empire destroyed the planet in a test of the Death Star's capabilities, before infiltrating the battlestation itself. Saren was present at a conversation between Kheev and Darth Vader, who was overseeing the Death Star project, during which she learned about the Death Star plans on the planet Danuta and realized that the Empire was her true enemy. Her report on Despayre's destruction provided valuable information about the battlestation's firepower to the Rebellion. Saren later escaped the Death Star and arrived on Danuta, where she killed Kheev and secured updated plans to the Death Star. Thanks to her actions, the Rebellion received the complete schematics of the Death Star and eventually destroyed the Imperial superweapon. (Read more…)
The Battle of Khorm took place around 21 BBY during the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Hoping to obtain access to the deposits of the valuable agrocite mineral on the ice planet of Khorm for the Republic, the Galactic Senate dispatched a force under the command of three Jedi Generals—Plo Koon, Kit Fisto, and Tauht—to Khorm. However, by the time the Republic arrived there, the Confederacy had formed an alliance with the native Khormai Warlord Unger Gout, occupied the planet, and enslaved the local population to mine agrocite for them. The Confederacy additionally constructed a weather-control station that created a storm in Khorm's atmosphere, preventing the Republic from using air support but still enabling the fleet to land ground troops.
Soon, the Republic captured an agrocite processing facility and established an outpost there, forcing Gout to request reinforcements from the Confederate leader, Count Dooku. Asajj Ventress, Dooku's Dark Acolyte, was dispatched to assist Gout and arrived at Khorm. However, the Jedi realized that the storm was being created by the weather-control station, prompting Fisto, Koon, and a detachment of clone troopers to set off to destroy it. After the Jedi had left, Ventress and Gout initiated a counterattack at the processing facility and recaptured it. Ventress personally slew General Tauht—who had been left in charge of the base—and the Confederacy captured Major Kendal Ozzel, Clone Commander CC-3636, and several clone troopers. Ventress tracked and ambushed the remaining two Jedi and their team but was unable to kill them, as she was recalled back to the processing facility to recapture Ozzel and the clones, who had managed to escape from Separatist custody.
Ventress pursued the escapees to a Republic staging point and almost decimated all remaining Republic forces stationed there. However, after Koon and Fisto finally managed to destroy the weather-control station, Republic reinforcements arrived, and Ventress was forced to retreat to an agrocite mine, where the enslaved Khormai were being held. The Dark Acolyte then had the mine rigged with explosives with the intention of killing the Khormai if the Republic conquered the mine. Discovering this, the Jedi decided to free the hostages before initiating a full-scale attack and tried to signal Ozzel—who was tasked with leading the assault on the mine—to delay his advance. The Jedi were not able to contact the Major, as the Separatists were jamming all signals, and Ozzel began his attack while the hostages were still in Ventress's custody. During the ensuing fight, Gout revealed the powerful agrocite cannons that he had constructed. Fisto and Clone Captain Sharp were able to destroy them, however, and Koon prevented Ventress from demolishing the mine. The battle was won by the Republic, and the Khormai were liberated, but Ventress managed to escape. (Read more…)
During the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, the Battle of Saleucami occurred between the two factions on and in orbit of the Outer Rim world Saleucami. The conflict was the result of the capture and torture of Jedi High Council member Eeth Koth at the hands of the Confederate Supreme Commander, General Grievous. With the Jedi Master as his captive, Grievous sent a transmission to the remainder of the Council on Coruscant in which he brutally tortured Koth to express his hatred for the Jedi Order. Unbeknownst to the cyborg General, Koth used discreet hand signals to inform the Council of his location. Using the information provided by Koth, Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Adi Gallia, as well as Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, organized an assault force to engage the Confederacy at Saleucami, rescue Koth, and capture General Grievous.
Kenobi was the first of the Jedi to arrive at Saleucami and engaged Grievous's forces with a fleet of Star Destroyers and nimble Consular-class frigates under the command of Admiral Wullf Yularen. Early in the battle, Kenobi's light cruiser was caught in a tractor beam from Grievous's Separatist destroyer and was boarded by battle droid forces and the cyborg General himself. While Grievous was dueling Kenobi aboard the cruiser, Skywalker and Gallia entered the battle and infiltrated the General's destroyer to rescue Eeth Koth. Despite Grievous's preparations for such an occurrence, the two Jedi were successful in freeing the captive Master and getting him off the ship. Meanwhile, Grievous, understanding that Kenobi had the upper hand in their duel, retreated to his destroyer and led his battle droids onto a landing craft bound for Saleucami's surface. During the descent, the craft collided with debris from the battle, forcing Grievous to flee the doomed vessel in an escape pod.
While Skywalker continued the battle in orbit, Kenobi led a force of clone troopers to the planet's surface to hunt down Grievous. The cyborg General evaded and fled from the Republic forces, hoping to reach an escape pod with a functioning transmitter in order to call for an evacuation transport. During the search for Grievous, Clone Captain CT-7567 was seriously injured, necessitating aid from local farmer Cut Lawquane, a clone who had deserted the Grand Army of the Republic. During the Captain's stay at Lawquane's farm, droid commandos that had previously escaped the doomed landing craft attacked the farm homestead and were repelled by CT-7567 and the former trooper. Meanwhile, Kenobi caught up with and engaged Grievous, who fled the battle once a Sheathipede-class shuttle arrived to ferry him away. (Read more…)
Koffi Arana was a Human male Jedi Master who hailed from the planet Turkana. During the Clone Wars, he served as a General in the Grand Army of the Republic. In the final year of the crisis, Arana fought against Separatist forces in the Battle of Boz Pity. He eventually attended a meeting in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant regarding the Galactic Republic's sieges of the Outer Rim. Shortly afterwards, Arana survived the initial stages of Order 66, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's command to all clone troopers to kill all Jedi. One month after the initiation of the Great Jedi Purge, Arana rendezvoused with Jedi Masters Tsui Choi, Roblio Darté, Jastus Farr, Ma'kis'shaalas, and Shadday Potkin, as well as Jedi Knights Bultar Swan and Sia-Lan Wezz, in an abandoned spice mine on the world of Kessel.
However, Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader stormed the meeting, searching for Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Arana and his fellow Jedi ambushed and attacked Vader, determined to kill the Sith Lord. After Vader defeated Wezz, Potkin, and Ma'kis'shaalas, he deactivated Arana's lightsaber using Potkin's cortosis blade. Choi and Swan managed to wound Vader by cutting off his sword arm, and the Sith Lord attempted to deceive the Jedi by feigning surrender. Arana, however, insisted that the Jedi kill the Dark Lord immediately. After an argument with Swan, Arana murdered her in order to take her still-working lightsaber and use it in an attempt to slay Vader. Before the Jedi Master could do so, Vader used the Force to throw his detached arm—still holding the cortosis blade—into Arana's chest, killing him. Shortly after Arana's death, Vader and the 501st Legion of Imperial stormtroopers murdered Choi, Farr, and Darté. (Read more…)
The Hidden Ones were a subsect of the Baran Do Sages, a faction of Force-sensitive Kel Dor living on their homeworld of Dorin. In 19 BBY, after the end of the Clone Wars and the rise of the Galactic Empire, the Jedi Order was hunted and purged. One Baran Do Master, Tokra Hazz, feared that his Order would suffer the same fate. In order to ensure that the Baran Do were not driven to extinction if such an attack occurred, Hazz formed the Hidden Ones with the purpose of preserving the knowledge of the Baran Do Order; therefore, if the Order was ever eradicated, it could be reinstated. Hazz became the sect's first leader, known as "hu'aac-du'ul-staranjan"—or simply the Hidden One—and was given absolute rule over the sect.
The sect's culture revolved around an individual Baran Do Sage holding a dying ceremony before traveling to the system of caverns that was home to the sect. There, the Baran Do became Hidden Ones and chose new names, as they considered their former selves to be dead. The Hidden Ones adopted this practice as, once they entered the caverns, they were never again allowed to leave; otherwise, they would risk exposing the existence of the sect to the galaxy. Such exposure would negate the sect's goal because if the Hidden Ones' existence was known and the Baran Do were attacked, then the Hidden Ones would simply be destroyed as well. However, because the Force thrived on liveliness and vivacity, the Hidden Ones—who were forced to accept death and thus lost their will to live—essentially turned their backs on the Force, causing their powers to wane. This weakening of their powers was also caused by the fact that their sole existence was to retain knowledge; they rarely practiced their skills and never attempted to learn any new ones.
The sect survived undetected by the outside galaxy until 43.5 ABY, when the Jedi Luke and Ben Skywalker embarked on a quest to trace Jedi Knight–turned–Sith Lord Darth Caedus' steps during his five-year journey after the Yuuzhan Vong War, in hopes of learning why he had fallen to the dark side. The Skywalkers infiltrated the Hidden Ones and learned of the many lies that the Hidden Ones' current leader, formerly named Koro Ziil, told his followers—including that the sect was self-sufficient for food and that there was no way to leave the sect's caverns. Hoping to free the sect's members, the Skywalkers began sowing unrest among the Hidden Ones, turning them against their corrupt leader and restoring their will to live. This enraged Ziil, who confronted the elder Skywalker. Ziil was defeated, however, and Ben revealed to the Hidden Ones the many lies that Ziil had kept. The Hidden Ones then revolted against their ruler and returned to the surface. (Read more…)
Luwingo was a male Yaka smuggler. Like others of his species, Luwingo possessed a cyborg brain and was implanted with intelligence modifications that greatly enhanced his mental abilities. He originally worked as a programmer on his homeworld until he saved up enough money to pay for a Galaxy Tours cruise for both himself and his family. During the cruise, the luxury liner was hijacked by pirates who kidnapped Luwingo's family, intending to sell them into slavery. Luwingo dedicated the rest of his life to searching for his family by becoming a smuggler, believing the profession to be the best means of traveling the galaxy. He soon came across a fellow smuggler, Lo Khan, and the two became partners. Luwingo saved Khan's life from a rival group of smugglers, cementing the beginning of a long-running friendship between the two partners.
In 10 ABY, Luwingo and Khan were stranded on the Imperial fortress world Byss after Khan's transport, the Hyperspace Marauder, was impounded by Imperial forces. Months later, Luwingo and Khan aided a group of New Republic commandos in retreating from a failed attempt to attack the Emperor's Citadel. The two smugglers were able to break their ship out of the impound and escape Byss. (Read more…)
Knol Ven'nari was a Bothan female Jedi Master who lived during the final decades of the Galactic Republic. During her time as a Jedi, Ven'nari saved all of Bothan space by repelling Wookiee bandits. She was nicknamed the Fire Eater by her fellow Bothans for her ability to manipulate fire with the Force. Ven'nari eventually was elevated to the rank of Master, although she refused to take a Padawan. Instead, she chose to wander the galaxy and go wherever the Force guided her, and rarely visited the Jedi Temple on the galactic capital Coruscant. Ven'nari grew to be regarded as a legend of the Jedi Order. Four months after the initiation of the Clone Wars, Ven'nari accompanied fellow Jedi Masters Jon Antilles, Nico Diath, Fay, and Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi on a mission to the planet Queyta.
Ven'nari and the team were assigned to infiltrate a mobile Separatist facility that rode on one of Queyta's lava streams, and acquire a sample of the antidote for swamp gas, which the Separatists planned to use against the Grand Army of the Republic's clone troopers. Shortly after Ven'nari and the other Jedi infiltrated the base, they confronted the Separatist agents Asajj Ventress and Durge. Durge shot two Skakoan sentries, which caused them to explode, and Ven'nari used the Force to draw the fire toward her. Ven'nari died shortly afterward due to the extensive burns on her body. Of all the Jedi, only Kenobi survived the mission, successfully recovering the antidote, and returning to the Jedi Temple. A holographic memorial was held at the Jedi Temple in honor of Ven'nari and the other Masters.
Grimorg was a male Weequay enforcer in the employ of the Stenness Node–based crime lord Bogga the Hutt around 4,000 years before the Battle of Yavin. Grimorg was an officer on Bogga's flagship, Enforcer One, and used the warship to hunt down beings who had crossed the Hutt crime lord. He also served as a palace enforcer for Bogga at the crime lord's estate on the moon Vo Dasha.
In 4,000 BBY, Grimorg helped capture a team of ore-siphoning pirates, led by Finhead Stonebone, who were attacking a Nessie ore hauler. Grimorg brought Stonebone to Vo Dasha and left him at Bogga's mercy. Bogga spared Stonebone and forced him to take a team of pirates and enforcers, which included Grimorg, to Ambria to retrieve a lost shipment of Adegan crystals and eliminate Bogga's sworn enemy, Jedi Master Thon. Grimorg traveled with the group to Ambria, and the crystals were soon found in Master Thon's compound. Surprisingly, Thon refused to put up a fight, and Grimorg assisted in securing him to be taken back to Bogga. However, while Grimorg was doing this, the group was attacked by Thon's Jedi apprentice, Nomi Sunrider. Sunrider cut a swath through the invading crew with her lightsaber, and Grimorg was soon struck down. (Read more…)
Lucksprites were sentient beings found on the Forest Moon of Endor. According to Ewok belief, the creatures were responsible for the good or ill fortune of every being on the moon. In practice, a lucksprite could indeed affect someone's luck via blasts of iridescent energy projected from a prehensile tentacle growing from the top of its head. Lucksprites were otherwise humanoid in shape, although their legs were much shorter than their arms, and their heads were large in proportion to the rest of their body. Other key physical features included large, pointed ears and drooping eyelids. The creatures were divided into two camps, those who caused good luck, and those who brought on bad luck. Lucksprites could take great pleasure in using their chance-changing abilities.
One lucksprite made a nuisance of itself in Bright Tree Village around 3 ABY. Because the Ewok Wicket Wystri Warrick was having difficulty preparing for his warrior's test, an ordeal designed to test his aptitude to enter that profession, Warrick's friend Teebo secured the services of a lucksprite. Little did he know that it was a bad lucksprite; the creature foiled Warrick's chances and sent the Ewok into melancholy. Nevertheless, Warrick's friends forced the lucksprite to admit its meddling to their saddened comrade. An arachnid creature attacked during the confession, and the lucksprite did its best to prevent Warrick from overcoming the new obstacle. Nevertheless, the Ewok prevailed, causing the lucksprite to enter a depression of its own. (Read more…)
Vost Tyne was a Force-sensitive Human male Imperial Navy admiral and Dark Side Adept who ran a hyperbaride synthesis plant on the planet Marca. Tyne served the Empire in the Navy and, after attaining the rank of admiral, began working very closely with the Dark Lord Darth Vader. The two formed a close relationship, and Vader began training Tyne in the dark side of the Force. Tyne became proficient in many Force abilities under Vader's tutelage, including Force Choke, and soon tested his abilities against a novice Jedi. With Vader's assistance, Tyne was able to retire his commission in the Navy and gain a high position in a hyperbaride synthesis plant on Marca that had recently been taken over by the Empire. Once there, he assassinated the plant's managing director, Arviz Linden, and the head of the plant's mercenary security force, Gayle Sertim, on suspicion of collaboration with the Rebel Alliance. After Tyne became the new managing director, he subjected the plant to his cruel methods and tightened the plant's security.
Tyne eventually came into conflict with a group of Rebel agents who accidentally crashed on Marca. Though Tyne sent swamptroopers and repulsor scouts after them, the Rebels continued to evade capture and infiltrated the plant with the intention of shutting it down. As the Alliance agents launched an attack with the help of the planet's native Sekct, Tyne arrested Gayle Sertim's younger sisters, Marci and Darci, who had betrayed him by assisting the Rebels. While Tyne imprisoned Marci in one of the plant's detention cells, he took Darci to his personal suite and began interrogating her for information on the Alliance operatives. Tyne's interrogation was cut short as Marci escaped imprisonment and overloaded the plant's hyperbatteries, initiating its self-destruction. Tyne fled through a secret turbolift to the plant's landing bay and escaped Marca through hyperspace in a TIE fighter, swearing vengeance against the Rebels. (Read more…)
The Omwati were lithe near-Humans with blue skin and a bird-like appearance. They were native to the planet Omwat and were known for their bright minds and natural talent for science, engineering, and music. Omwati children had absorptive minds that, with the proper training, could be strengthened beyond the limits of those of most other sentient species.
A number of Omwati joined the Galactic Republic, but contact between their planet and the galactic community was lost at a later point. It was eventually restored when the planet was rediscovered by Republic officer Wilhuff Tarkin, who, while later serving the Galactic Empire, killed thousands of Omwati in a scheme to transform the survivors into great developers of weapons technology. After Tarkin's death and the fall of the Empire, the Omwati developed their own hyperdrive and, with some initial misunderstanding due to their natural naivete, joined the New Republic. Some Omwati were particularly motivated by Tarkin's destruction actions on their homeworld.
Throughout their history, several Omwati exhibited Force-sensitivity, and different Omwati took up various traditions of using the Force, including becoming Jedi and shamans. After joining the New Republic, they even developed their own Force tradition, which was taught on Omwat. (Read more…)
A Human male Republic trooper served in the Special Forces division of the Republic Army during the Great Galactic War. He was a commander of Havoc Squad, an elite force of Republic troopers dedicated to fighting the reconstituted Sith Empire and its aggressions against the Galactic Republic. At the height of the war, Havoc Squad was stationed on the Core World of Alderaan while the bulk of the Republic Navy was elsewhere in the galaxy, combating the Sith. While he was stationed on the planet, the trooper and his squad were swept up in the Battle of Alderaan, a massive Imperial invasion of the tranquil world. As the Sith forces led by Darth Malgus ravaged the planet, the trooper and his comrades took to the forests of Alderaan to wage a guerrilla campaign against the Imperials.
While Darth Malgus led his army toward the Alderaanian capital city, the trooper and Havoc Squad positioned themselves to ambush the Sith Lord and halt his advance. In a pitched battle in the forests outside of the capital, much of Havoc Squad was killed. The trooper was nearly executed, but was saved by the timely arrival of a Jedi. Together, the two defeated Malgus while Havoc Squad routed the remaining Imperial forces, preventing Alderaan from being destroyed by the Sith. (Read more…)
The Pacithhip were a sentient species native to the planet Shimia in the Outer Rim Territories. Members of the species were short, squat pachydermoid bipeds with long, thick tails and rough, blue, green or gray skin. To fit in with a humanoid-dominated galaxy, Pacithhip often employed robotic stilts to achieve greater height and to use technology crafted for standard humanoids. The Pacithhip face featured a long trunk, four nostrils, and two elaborate tusks. The tusks came in three distinct patterns, which determined whether their bearer was a member of the scholar, warrior, or farmer caste. Most Pacithhip made peace with their genetically determined place in society, but a few rejected the system and sought their fortune offworld. Pacithhip were broad-minded and adaptable to foreign environments.
The Pacithhip were discovered before 1,000 BBY, in the days of the Galactic Republic. The Corellian Run trade route eventually reached Shimia, and the Pacithhip gained access to galactic-standard technology. Pacithhip colonists reached faraway planets; for example, by 35 BBY, Mos Espa on Tatooine boasted a significant Pacithhip population, many of whom were animal breeders. After the rise of the Galactic Empire, Imperial troops took over Shimia's spaceports and discouraged offworld travel but otherwise left the Pacithhip alone. The Imperial defeat at the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY freed the Pacithhip to once again spread throughout the galaxy.
Since their discovery by the Galactic Republic, Pacithhip integrated into the galaxy. One such individual was a Pacithhip Jedi who fought in the Army of Light during the New Sith Wars. Durundo was a podracer active during the latter days of the Republic. Ketwol was a Pacithhip prospector who settled on Tatooine and frequented Chalmun's Cantina. (Read more…)
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Eurrsk Thri'ag, nicknamed Grinder, was a male Bothan slicer and pilot on the verge of washing out from the New Republic armed forces during the Galactic Civil War. In 7 ABY, Thri'ag agreed to transfer to a new squadron that Commander Wedge Antilles was forming. After a series of interviews and flight simulations, he was among the ten pilots selected to be part of the starfighter commando group Wraith Squadron. Thri'ag served as the squadron's code slicer and unofficial prankster.
Having gone through training under Antilles and Wes Janson—Antilles's executive officer—Thri'ag performed several missions with the Wraiths, most notably in helping with the evacuation of Folor Base, and later, the capture of the CR90 corvette Night Caller. The Wraiths then posed as Night Caller's crew while systematically destroying Warlord Zsinj's assets and companies in a series of missions. Thri'ag was killed in the Battle of Ession while attempting to assist wingmate Falynn Sandskimmer in destroying the Star Destroyer Implacable. Thri'ag lost control of his starfighter due to contact with some debris while making his escape. When he finally regained control, he was then hit by a turbolaser beam. (Read more…)
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HK-47 was a Hunter-Killer assassin droid and Jedi hunter constructed by the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Revan shortly after the end of the Mandalorian Wars in 3,960 BBY. In the wake of widespread destruction caused by the Mass Shadow Generator, a superweapon used during the final battle of that conflict, Revan was inspired to seek more subtle methods of defeating his enemies. HK-47 was sent throughout the galaxy on his missions and successfully assassinated countless targets whom Revan had deemed threats to galactic stability and peace. However, HK-47 was badly crippled and captured on a mission in Mandalorian space shortly before Revan himself was captured by the Jedi Order. The assassin droid's memory core was damaged, causing him to forget about his master, and he went from owner to owner, many of whom he inadvertently slew personally. Eventually, he ended up on the planet Tatooine, where he was sold to and unwittingly reunited with Revan, whose memory had been erased following his capture. The droid went on to aid Revan after his return to the Jedi Order in his campaign to find and destroy the Star Forge, an ancient factory that Revan had used during his reign as the Dark Lord of the Sith. HK-47 was also instrumental in the defeat of Revan's former Sith apprentice, who had since begun utilizing the Star Forge in an attempt to conquer the Galactic Republic.
HK-47 accompanied Revan to the edge of the Unknown Regions along with Revan's utility droid, T3-M4, before being left behind in Revan's starship, the Ebon Hawk, as the redeemed Jedi Knight journeyed on to face a threat he had remembered from his time as the Dark Lord. Sometime later, HK-47 was damaged and was left aboard the Ebon Hawk, which eventually ended up in the hands of one of Revan's allies from the Mandalorian Wars, the Jedi Exile. During this period, HK-50 assassin droids, a newer version of HK that Revan had mass-produced, became active in the galaxy, working as bounty hunters and saboteurs. The Exile repaired HK-47, who recognized her as his new master and accompanied her in order to find the source of the HK-50s, whose very existence he considered an insult to himself. HK-47 also aided the Exile in her search for the Jedi Masters who survived the First Jedi Purge and even advised her on techniques to more efficiently kill Jedi so that the Exile could better defend herself.
HK-47 eventually succeeded in finding the HK Manufacturing Plant, where the HK-50s were created. There, he convinced the HK-50s to join his and the Exile's cause. This action eventually culminated in a final confrontation on Malachor V between HK-47, assisted by the HK-50s, and G0-T0, whose interests conflicted with that of the Jedi Exile, and the latter droid was destroyed. Four millennia later, HK-47 was found on the planet Mustafar, where his memory core was preserved within the computer of a derelict starship. HK-47 manipulated a group of spacers who discovered him, having them create a new body for him and then subsequently turning on them with the help of several battle droids. The spacers were forced to disable HK-47's new droid army as well as the factory producing them. After a fierce battle, the spacers triumphed over the droids, although HK-47 managed to escape destruction. (Read more…)
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Antares Draco was the male Human leader of the Imperial Knights during the Second Imperial Civil War. A skilled pilot and lightsaber duelist, Draco was fiercely loyal to and willing to die for Roan Fel, Emperor of the Galactic Empire and later the Empire-in-exile. Although genuine and stemming from years of hard work, this loyalty was also partly rooted in Draco's love for and desire to marry Princess Marasiah Fel, the Emperor's daughter and heir to his throne. Along with Marasiah, Draco counted fellow Imperial Knight Ganner Krieg as one of his most trusted friends and allies, and was more often than not paired with Krieg on missions during the war. Brash and cocky, Draco was often fueled by anger and at times drew on the dark side of the Force. He was openly critical of both the Sith and the Jedi; the latter bias often put him at odds with Jedi Knights that he found himself working alongside.
Draco was trained by the Emperor himself, as well as by the Imperial Knight Eshkar Niin. He was an Imperial Knight as early as 130 ABY at the conclusion of the Sith–Imperial War, when he fled the Imperial capital with Fel when the Sith Lord Darth Krayt seized control of the Empire and the galaxy, declaring a new order and driving Fel's forces into exile. Seven years later, Draco accompanied Fel as he retook the world of Bastion, and shortly thereafter traveled to Vendaxa with Krieg in an attempt to rescue Marasiah from the clutches of the Sith. Escaping the planet on the Mynock, a ship belonging to the bounty hunter Cade Skywalker, Draco and Krieg were able to return the Princess to Bastion, but at the expense of their Emperor's trust, as Fel had expressly forbidden them from rescuing her.
Hoping to win enough of Fel's trust back to persuade the Emperor to allow him to marry the Princess, Draco grew even stauncher in his willingness to obey orders, journeying with Krieg on missions to the Wheel, the Jedi's Hidden Temple, and Had Abbadon. While on the latter mission, Draco came into conflict with fellow Imperial Knights Krieg and Azlyn Rae regarding their orders from the Emperor. He later accompanied Fel to Agamar along with several other Imperial Knights in order to conduct peace talks with the Jedi Order, but the meeting was interrupted by forces of the One Sith. As the gathered Force-users battled the Sith, Draco ordered their escape shuttle to ferry the Emperor to safety, although it meant leaving Marasiah and Rae behind. Marasiah was captured by the Sith, which caused Draco a great deal of agony and anger. Rather than mastering his anger, he focused it in order to disguise himself as a Sith and travel to Korriban to attempt to rescue his love. He was successful, but remained onworld to buy time for her escape, and engaged Niin, now Darth Havok, in a duel. After refusing Havok's offer to join the Sith, Draco was struck by his former Master's Force lightning. He was later frozen in carbonite. (Read more…)
The Vors were a sentient species inhabiting the Mid Rim world Vortex. They were thin, brittle-boned reptilian mammals who flew on leathery wings. Although they were a flying species, they lived in underground hummocks. While Vors seemed inscrutable and nearly emotionless by Human standards, they were capable of creating music that was considered beautiful both by the Vors themselves and by members of other species.
Throughout the galaxy, the Vors were renowned for the Cathedral of Winds, a colossal building on Vortex that created music by vibrating with the wind. Annually, the Vors played a concert in the Cathedral, flying through it to open and close windows and doors, using the Cathedral like an organ. The structure became one of the Twenty Wonders of the Galaxy but was generally considered a myth until the Vors joined the Old Republic.
However, the Vors still had few extra-planetary interests. When the Galactic Empire replaced the Republic, the Vors felt repelled and refused to play their annual concert again. In 11 ABY, they began playing their music again and they invited dignitaries from the New Republic, which had since succeeded the Empire. However, remnants of the Empire sabotaged the event, and the Cathedral was destroyed, with the blame initially going to the New Republic. Once the real guilty party was identified, the Vors—who had already built a new Cathedral—joined the New Republic. They aided that government during the Yuuzhan Vong's invasion of the galaxy years later. (Read more…)
The Yinchorri, or Yinchori, were a species of corpulent, turtle-like, green-skinned reptilians with an inherent immunity to telepathic uses of the Force, including mind tricks. They were born from eggs and had a great endurance when facing pain or heat. Native to the planet Yinchorr, the Yinchorri were divided into two castes: the Intelligentsia, who governed through the Council of Elders of each city-state, and a highly aggressive warrior caste. They were also known to value family ties. They had strong willpower that allowed them to resist attempts to enslave the species; and they also had the skill to develop specialized technology. However, they were poor strategists. Yinchorri culture was best characterized by the expression, "might makes right;" they considered anything they were able to take and hold by force to be rightfully theirs—anything they disliked was to be destroyed. They were commonly found as pirates, mercenaries or in other violent jobs.
During the times of the Galactic Republic, the Yinchorri joined the galactic community but, being a potential threat, they were not provided with starships. Secretly motivated by Darth Sidious through his minion Vilmarh "Villie" Grahrk, unleashed a pan-galactic uprising that was only stopped when the Jedi Order became involved. Afterward, an embargo was placed on their homeworld. This was Sidious' plan: He had felt that both the Force-resistant Yinchorri and the Jedi could become a menace to his plan; as they were to fight each other, both sides would be weakened as a result.
Later, the Galactic Empire took control of the Yinchorri system. Local Imperial Governor Marcellin Wessel betrayed the Yinchorri, killing their elders in a failed scheme to capture Princess Leia Organa. Enraged, the Yinchorri rebelled against the Empire. The galactic government answered their uprising by destroying the reptilians' civilization. Although the New Republic later helped the surviving Yinchorri retake control of their planet, the species refused to ever join another galactic government. Their planet eventually came under the control of the Empire of Darth Krayt. (Read more…)
Uthar Wynn was a humanoid male Sith Master and the Headmaster of the Sith Academy on the Sith necropolis Korriban during the Jedi Civil War. Wynn was apprenticed to the Academy's former Headmaster Jorak Uln, whom he eventually drove out of the Academy, although Wynn did not kill Uln. Wynn then became the Academy's Headmaster, taking the Twi'lek female Yuthura Ban as his apprentice. In the Jedi Civil War's final year, the Jedi Padawan Revan—who was the reconditioned, amnesiac former Dark Lord of the Sith—traveled to Korriban in search of the Star Forge, an ancient Rakatan space station under the control of Revan's former apprentice and the reigning Dark Lord, Darth Malak. Revan gained the approval for entrance into the Academy from Wynn's apprentice Ban, and the Headmaster assigned Ban as Revan's teacher.
Wynn awarded Revan by giving him prestige for completing various tasks at the Academy, although the Jedi managed to avoid the dark side's corruption. After Revan gained enough prestige, Wynn and Ban took the Jedi to the ancient Sith Lord Naga Sadow's tomb. As part of Revan's final test, Wynn tasked him with reaching the Rakatan Star Map in the tomb, which Revan was searching for, and retrieving a lightsaber. Wynn ordered Revan to kill Ban after the Jedi found the Star Map and acquired the lightsaber, but Revan sided with the Twi'lek. Wynn attacked both his Sith apprentice and the redeemed Jedi, but was ultimately killed by them. (Read more…)
Treuten Teradoc was an officer of the Imperial Navy who established himself as an independent warlord during the breakup of the Galactic Empire after the Battle of Endor. After Emperor Palpatine's death at Endor, the Empire became directionless, and with no orders coming from Coruscant Teradoc claimed dominion over the Greater Maldrood, a region of territory surrounding his headquarters on Centares and the Maldrood sector where he had been stationed. Teradoc secured a number of key resource worlds around his new kingdom, but his proximity to the breakaway empire of Grand Moff Zsinj brought him into a rivalry with his fellow warlord. Border skirmishes with Zsinj and checks on expansion by the New Republic kept Teradoc occupied over the next several years, and the New Republic's expansion into the Empire left the warlord isolated. For a brief time Teradoc provided assistance to the former steward of the Empire Ysanne Isard, following her downfall.
When Zsinj was killed at the Battle of Dathomir, Teradoc moved to acquire his former worlds, but soon found himself caught in a war with Teren Rogriss of the Empire and Ackbar of the New Republic. New Republic forces closed in on his territory and Teradoc was forced to flee into the Deep Core and reestablish himself there with his massive military. After ignoring the efforts of Grand Admiral Thrawn to reunite Imperial factions, Teradoc was drawn in by a new power rising on Byss—the reborn Emperor Palpatine, acting in secret. With Teradoc and his fellow warlords and Imperial factions, the reunited Empire under Palpatine waged an extremely successful war against the New Republic, lasting until Palpatine's final death and the destruction of Byss. Teradoc, in control of the largest military of the warlords, returned to his kingdom, and was able to recruit Vice Admiral Gilad Pellaeon to lead his Crimson Command. Teradoc was soon drawn into conflict with the Deep Core warlord Blitzer Harrsk, who was making moves to increase his own power. Teradoc and Harrsk's private war was brought to a halt by the maneuverings of Admiral Natasi Daala, who joined with Pellaeon to force the warlords to come to the negotiation table. Daala summoned Teradoc, Harrsk, and eleven other of the most powerful Deep Core warlords to a conference at Tsoss Beacon. When they were unable to come to an agreement, Daala had all thirteen warlords, including Teradoc, killed. (Read more…)
During the Clone Wars, a resolution for a military occupation of the Outer Rim world of Mandalore was introduced to and voted upon by the Senate of the Galactic Republic. The initiative was proposed in response to a sudden increase of violence on Mandalore instigated by the Death Watch movement. Death Watch leader Pre Vizsla orchestrated the attacks on Mandalore in order to destabilize the peaceful New Mandalorian government led by the pacifist Mandalorian Duchess Satine Kryze. Backed by the Confederacy of Independent Systems, Vizsla was able to create the impression that Death Watch was a significant threat to both Mandalore and the Republic as a whole. This, in addition to rumors that Kryze herself was working alongside the Confederacy, prompted the Senate to call a vote on whether or not to send the Republic's Grand Army to Mandalore to restore order.
Kryze, who desperately wished for Mandalore to stay neutral in the Clone Wars, resisted the idea of an occupying force from the Republic's clone army, as she believed it would push the Mandalorian people into the arms of the Death Watch insurgency. Vizsla and the Confederate Head of State Count Dooku also shared this belief and attempted to prevent Kryze from making an appeal against the initiative to the Senate. Although their attacks on the Duchess failed, Kryze's appeal to the Senate was derailed by a holographic testimony from Mandalore's Deputy Minister Jerec, which indicated that the world was in need of Republic protection from the Death Watch. As a result of the testimony and another attempt on Kryze's life, the Senate accelerated the vote on the initiative and approved it. Jerec's testimony was later found to have been doctored, and the true recording was presented to the Senate just before the Republic peace-keeping force was dispatched to Mandalore. In light of the new evidence, the Senate voted to rescind its earlier approval of the occupation, killing the initiative. (Read more…)
The ZeHethbra were furry, anthropomorphic sentients with vestigial tail, claws and fangs. They possessed an acute sense of smell that they could use to detect their fellow ZeHethbra's pheromones and thus gather information about them. They could secrete a natural biochemical spray to blind and stun foes in a fight, although other ZeHethbra were immune to its effects. ZeHethbra were moody and bad-tempered, and valued honesty and social status. As they were aggressive and strong, they commonly found employment in security forces, military organizations, or related fields, such as bounty hunting.
The ZeHethbra evolved on the Mid Rim world of ZeHeth, joining the Galactic Republic millennia before the rise of the Galactic Empire. The species founded settlements on several planets, giving rise to autonomous ZeHethbra cultural groups. While trying to establish a colony on Malastare, they waged a war against the Dugs. (Read more…)
Bal'demnic was an ocean planet littered with rocky tropical islands in the Bak'rofsen system of the Auril sector, located within the Outer Rim Territories. The planet's native populace, the Kon'me, was divided into a loose class structure, and they were largely derisive of offworlders. As such, while the planet would normally have been a tourist destination for foreigners, it was generally avoided. The Kon'me themselves resided in bubble-like structures, attached to the planet's ocean-side cliffs on islands of note.
Bal'demnic did not figure into pan-galactic politics until the Clone Wars. The Confederacy of Independent Systems discovered that Bal'demnic played host to a bountiful cortosis reserve. Since cortosis could be used effectively against the Jedi lightsabers of the Confederacy's opponents, they decided to invade and exploit Bal'demnic to bolster their own war effort. However, the Kon'me eventually rose up against the invaders, just as they were about to be liberated by the Galactic Republic. As a result, the natives drove off both the Republic and the Confederacy, although the former maintained a significant naval presence in the system following the battle. (Read more…)
Dllr Nep was a Force-sensitive Sullustan X-wing pilot who served under Wedge Antilles as part of Rogue Squadron following the Battle of Endor. A native of Sullust, Nep was fascinated by different cultures and species and decided to join the fledgling New Republic shortly after the Rebel Alliance's victory at Endor. He was selected to join Rogue Squadron and took part in his first mission soon after, escorting a convoy from Cilpar to Mrlsst. While on Cilpar, Nep distinguished himself in the fight against Imperial Moff Boren Tascl and on Mrlsst helped Rogue Squadron to defeat Imperial forces seeking control of the Phantom Project, a cloaking device which had supposedly been developed at the Mrlsst Academy. Nep later helped thwart the Twi'lek criminal Firith Olan and Imperial Captain Marl Semtin, who were attempting to take control of the Imperial weapons cache at Eidolon Base on Tatooine, and assisted fellow Rogue Plourr Ilo in driving the Empire from her homeworld of Eiattu 6.
When the Rogues were dispatched to search for the passenger liner Starfaring near Malrev IV, Nep began hearing music coming from the planet. He thought the music was a product of the planet itself, and was able to even see the music in front of him. However, it was actually the power of Sith magic being channeled by a Devaronian named Cartariun. Cartariun used the dark side to lure Nep to his temple, where he attempted to turn the Sullustan to the dark side. However, Nep found that, through the Force, he was mentally linked to Rogue Squadron pilot Herian I'ngre, who recognized the dark side and willed Nep to resist. Nep was able to do so at first, but eventually gave in, absorbing the Sith energy wielded by Cartariun and turning it against the Devaronian. As he attacked, however, he was shot in the back by Girov Dza'tey, the Bothan leader of the Starfaring survivors. Dza'tey killed Cartariun and attempted to use the temple's power for himself, but Nep used his link to I'ngre to guide the other pilot to the temple and the pair sacrificed themselves by flying I'ngre's X-wing into the temple, destroying it and killing Dza'tey. (Read more…)
Aargau (pronounced /är-'gou/) was a planet in the Zug system of the Core Worlds region, not far from Coruscant and the Corellian Run. It was run by and served as the headquarters for the Bank of Aargau, which was part of the InterGalactic Banking Clan. Numerous other banks and corporations were also based on Aargau, including the Z-Gomot Ternbuell Guppat Corporation. Aargau was an exceptionally wealthy world, due both to its status as a financial center, as well as the planet's vast reserves of rare and precious metals.
Aargau was a member of the Galactic Republic from its discovery until the end of that galactic power. After the fall of the Galactic Empire, it was considered a New Republic stronghold. The region of space occupied by the planet would later fall under the hegemony of first the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances, and then subsequently Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire. Despite this, Aargau took a neutral approach to politics, which meant that warring factions were mutually welcome to conduct business on the planet. The planetary government imposed only three laws on citizens and visitors, called the Three Statutes of Aargau. These laws focused on the export of Aargau's natural resources, the absolute ban on weapons for visitors—and, conversely, the requirement to bear arms for Aargauuns—as well as maintaining the integrity of the Bank of Aargau. Breaking any of these rules was punishable by immediate execution. (Read more…)
The Trunsks were a species of sentient mammals native to the planet Trunska. Descended from predators, Trunsks were stout, fur-covered bipeds with large ears and nostrils, well adapted to their cold, thin-atmosphere homeworld. Their wide, tusked mouths, vestigial horns, and sharp fighting claws gave them a fearsome appearance. Trunsks typically had a gruff temperament, and they were paranoid toward outsiders and strangers.
As the species progressed from agricultural settlements along rivers to continent-spanning empires, Trunsk warlords continually feuded with each other. Eventually, the planet was unified by Tyl the Deplorable. By this point, the Trunsks had developed information-age technology. Without wars to slow their progress, they rapidly developed hyperspace technology and joined the Galactic Republic. When the Galactic Empire came to power, the Trunsks lost their freedom, becoming one of many legally designated slave species. The Trunsk ruler, Emperor Belgoa, became an Imperial puppet who publicly denounced the enslavement of his people but secretly allowed the Empire to take slaves—especially Belgoa's political enemies. The slave trade continued, although the defiant nature of Trunsks made them unpopular among buyers and sellers. Even free Trunsks on Trunska were not allowed access to armed spacecraft or personal weapons, a law strictly enforced by Belgoa's police.
The indignities of slavery drove many Trunsks to join the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Sully Tigereye was one example: he escaped from a life lived in a cage to join the Rebel Red Alpha team as fire support. After a distinguished career that continued as the Alliance became the New Republic, the Trunsk resigned to follow his commanding officer, Colonel Andrephan Stormcaller, into a mercenary band known as the Red Moons. With this group, Tigereye continued to fight a remnant faction of the Empire, the Pentastar Alignment. (Read more…)
Tyvokka was a Wookiee Jedi Master who served the Galactic Republic during the Republic Classic era. A revered and respected member of the Jedi High Council, Tyvokka trained several Padawans, including the Kel Dor Plo Koon. The Wookiee was renowned for his ability to "sense the future," and assess the best possible course of action in any given situation, so he was chosen to help Senator Finis Valorum broker peace between the Stark Commercial Combine and the Trade Federation during a bacta shortage in 44 BBY.
At the peace summit, which took place on Troiken, Tyvokka and Valorum were accompanied by four other Jedi: Koon, Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Valorum's advisor, Adi Gallia. At Troiken, they rendezvoused with the Federation's representative, Nute Gunray, and were in turn met by the head of the Stark Commercial Combine, Iaco Stark. Upon arrival, however, Stark had his men draw their weapons on Tyvokka and his companions, and demand their immediate surrender. Tyvokka literally turned the tables on Stark and his men, but in the ensuing skirmish, he was accidentally gunned down by Gunray's hunter-killer droid escort. Eventually succumbing to his wounds, Tyvokka's role in the mission was taken by Koon, who was able to secure victory over Stark. Koon would in time take Tyvokka's place on the High Council. (Read more…)
Sander Delvardus was an admiral in the Galactic Empire who became an independent warlord after the Battle of Endor. Delvardus originally served under Grand Moff Ardus Kaine, but after the death of Emperor Palpatine at Endor, he broke away from the Empire and formed the Eriadu Authority, an Imperial Remnant faction. Delvardus succeeded in claiming part of the Rimma Trade Route before being forced to retreat to the Deep Core, where he joined forces with Palpatine, who had returned in a clone body. After the final death of Palpatine in 11 ABY, Delvardus again set out on his own and continued to build up his forces, which included the Super Star Destroyer Night Hammer.
In 12 ABY, Delvardus traveled to a conference at Tsoss Beacon with twelve other Imperial warlords. There, Admiral Natasi Daala proposed that the warlords ally to defeat the New Republic. However, they refused to unify, as they were hesitant to share their resources with the other warlords. Delvardus, for his part, saw the rest of the warlords as his rivals and did not want to share the glory that he felt awaited him when he defeated the New Republic. Daala responded to their decision by executing all of them, Delvardus included, with nerve-gas. (Read more…)
Zevulon Veers, called Zev for short, was the eldest Human son of Imperial Army General Maximilian Veers and a defector to the Rebel Alliance. Veers lost his mother at a young age, causing him to be strictly raised as a loyal Imperial youth by his father. The young Veers soon grew distant from his father and began questioning the Empire's motives, viewing their practice of slavery against non-Humans as immoral. Veers soon joined a battalion of COMPNOR's Sub-Adult Group where he received low scores from a Political Reliability Observer. After passing junior officer training, Veers was forced by his father to join COMPNOR's elite CompForce unit. It was there that he came to his decision to defect. While Veers's superior officer, Ivo Laibach, was interrogating a captive suspected of working for the Rebellion, a Rebel task force assaulted the CompForcers and took Veers prisoner. After a short time, Veers defected to the Alliance.
Veers found life as a Rebel liberating, no longer having to be forced down a path of Imperial service by his father. In 10 ABY, he participated in the Battle of Calamari where he served as a gunner aboard the New Republic Star Destroyer Emancipator. Veers managed to destroy the Super Star Destroyer Allegiance during the battle, but was forced to abandon ship with the rest of the crew after the Emancipator began disintegrating inside the molecular furnace of a World Devastator. He later took part in an attack on the Emperor's Citadel on the planet Byss, where he and a New Republic commando team stowed away aboard several X-1 Viper war droids bound for the planet. They launched their attack and made it to the front of the Citadel, but were fended off by a group of Emperor Palpatine's Chrysalide beasts. Veers and the surviving members of the commando team were rescued by the smugglers Salla Zend and Shug Ninx, and were transported safely off-world. (Read more…)
In 3,756 BBY, the Human Jedi Master Barel Ovair and his Nautolan Padawan, Eison Gynt, set out on a mission to the fourth moon of the planet Yavin. The two had spent much time together exploring locations throughout the galaxy that were strong in the Force, and planned to search the Massassi Temples on Yavin 4 and delve into the tomb of the ancient Sith Lord Naga Sadow. Ovair, however, was in actuality a servant of the exiled Sith Empire, on a mission to destroy the spirits of long-dead Sith who might potentially challenge the power of the Sith Emperor upon his return to known space.
After arriving on the moon, Ovair and Gynt were attacked by Sadow's surviving Massassi warriors. Defeated, they were forced into the heart of Sadow's tomb, where they were overcome by the Sith Lord's still-lingering dark energies. Ovair was unable to accomplish his objective, and so abandoned Gynt there. Weeks later he returned to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, claiming Gynt had been killed. The young Nautolan had in fact survived, only to be possessed by Sadow's spirit and killed years later by Ovair. (Read more…)
Sriluur was a planet in the Tharin sector of the Outer Rim Territories. Homeworld to the sentient Weequay species, Sriluur held a key position along the Sisar Run, one of the many important hyperlanes connecting Hutt Space with the rest of the Outer Rim. The planet was orbited by five moons, most notably Ruul, the only one of the five able to support life. It was an arid world covered in deserts, volcanoes and acidic seas. Despite this, the planet was almost entirely self-sufficient thanks to an unlikely but very productive agricultural sector. The planet had enormous reserves of copper, but this resource went largely untapped by miners. Historically, the planet was part of Hutt Space, which meant Hutt crime lords and representatives of the Black Sun criminal organization were a common sight on Sriluur.
The planet was colonized by a large group of Houk around 282 BBY, an event that was met with resentment from the Weequay. The ensuing Houk-Weequay conflicts lasted until the Galactic Empire, fearing growing smuggling and Rebel tendencies, occupied the planet shortly before the Battle of Yavin. Even though the Empire established a sizable military presence, crime continued to rise in the sector. Sriluur was invaded by the Yuuzhan Vong Empire in 26 ABY, and its inhabitants were enslaved. By 137 ABY, the world had been claimed by Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire. (Read more…)
Lady Amber Comark was the daughter of Imperial Moff Jesco Comark. Native to the planet Chandrila, she was an Imperial socialite, attending high-profile events, such as The Kallea Cycle. As a Core World noble, she spent a considerable amount of time on Imperial Center. It was there that she made friends with Rebel spy, "Tigress," who was posing as a librarian in the Imperial Archives. Comark, having grown up under the rule of the Empire, did not understand the true nature of Imperials, and she was shocked when her friend was discovered, arrested, and violently interrogated. Comark only learned later, from her father, that her friend had been executed by the Empire. Inspired by the death of her friend, Comark resolved to continue where she had left off. She took up the mantle of "Tigress" and began to spy on the Empire, making regular reports to Alliance Intelligence. Although the Alliance noticed the change in style from the previous "Tigress"'s reports and were concerned that the accuracy of the information had taken a hit, they did not break off contact with Comark.
In her new role as an Alliance spy, Comark came across information on her father's new project, Operation Death-Hunter. As she began to gather more information on the nature of the project, Comark became increasingly desperate for the Alliance to step in and investigate her reports. She set up a trail for Alliance agents to follow, leaving her R2 droid, R2-B4, at the Jaemus shipyards to inform them of the data she had gathered. At the same time, Comark left for the planet Bescane, where it had been reported that kidnappings tied to Operation Death-Hunter had occurred. After meeting up with a team of Rebels who had followed up on her reports, the group decided to follow the trail of the reported kidnappings, arriving at the distant world of Zeta 0-9. Within an underwater base on the planet, Comark and her team discovered that the kidnapped persons were being transformed into Death Hunter cyborgs. Although confronted by her father at the base, Comark revealed her true allegiance, turning on the Imperials. During a brief struggle, in which she freed the prisoners, Comark and the Rebels destroyed the base and ended the threat of the project. With her cover blown, Comark joined the Alliance formally, hoping to help the Rebellion in a different capacity. (Read more…)
Bane Malar was a telepathic male bounty hunter in the employ of the Galactic Empire. He was hired to track down and apprehend inmates who escaped from the Spice Mines of Kessel. Malar was quite good at his job, and soon enough mere mention of his name struck fear into the hearts of the inmates. While on Kessel, Malar developed an addiction to glitterstim. Though it enhanced his telepathic abilities, it also made him increasingly paranoid.
Malar also accepted jobs from other entities while on Kessel, such as Jabba Desilijic Tiure, Black Sun and the Meatlumps. In 4 ABY, Black Sun hired him to assassinate Jabba, and he accepted, making his way to Tatooine. Once at Jabba's Palace, where he had an open invitation, he telepathically encountered the Jedi Luke Skywalker. The encounter scared Malar, and he departed Tatooine, ruining the operation. In the hopes of staving off any trouble from Black Sun, he tried to liberate one of their agents from the Spice Mines but failed in the attempt, earning himself a death mark. (Read more…)
Blitzer Harrsk was an Admiral of the Galactic Empire who fought at the Battle of Endor. When Captain Gilad Pellaeon gave the order to retreat following the death of Emperor Palpatine, Harrsk refused to follow an officer of such low rank and took his fleet into the Deep Core, where he established Zero Command, the first breakaway warlord kingdom of the Empire. Styling himself Lord High Admiral, Harrsk carved out a territory for himself in the Deep Core and Core Worlds. The warlord broke from many of his contemporaries in keeping watch on events outside his feifdom, forging relations with Sate Pestage, Ysanne Isard, and many disaffected Imperials seeking new allegiance.
Harrsk weathered the New Republic capture of the Core and Coruscant, and ignored the unification of factions under Grand Admiral Thrawn, but when a mysterious power broker on Byss sent entreaties to him, Harrsk joined forces alongside many other warlords and Imperial factions under this new banner—that of the resurrected Emperor Palpatine. Though the reunified Empire saw success with attacks on the New Republic during Operation Shadow Hand, Palpatine was ultimately killed and Byss was destroyed, and Harrsk retreated to his holdings. From there he attempted to grab more power in the Atravis sector, which brought him into conflict with a fellow Deep Core warlord, Treuten Teradoc.
Harrsk allied with Admiral Natasi Daala, whom he trusted to put an end to Teradoc. However, Daala turned on Harrsk and joined forces with Gilad Pellaeon, now Vice Admiral of Teradoc's forces, and the two brought Harrsk and Teradoc to the negotiation table. At Tsoss Beacon, Daala gathered Harrsk, Teradoc, and eleven more of the most powerful Deep Core warlords with the goal of uniting them. They were unable to come to any agreement, however, and so Daala had Harrsk and the rest killed. (Read more…)
The Knight Hammer, originally named the Night Hammer, was a black Executor-class Star Dreadnought constructed in secret by Superior General Sander Delvardus and appropriated by Admiral Natasi Daala after Delvardus's death at her hands. Covered in stealth armor and hosting automated systems that allowed it to run with a fraction of the standard crew size, the Knight Hammer was particularly advanced for ships of its class. Daala used the Super Star Destroyer as a symbol of Imperial power, reuniting the remnants of the Empire under its banner as she prepared for an assault against the New Republic. When she decided to use the vessel against the New Jedi Order on Yavin 4, she rechristened the ship from Night Hammer to Knight Hammer as a private joke and symbol of its intended role in eliminating the New Republic and Jedi.
Daala's attack on Yavin 4 was thrown awry when the vanguard fleet under the command of Vice Admiral Gilad Pellaeon was pushed out of the Yavin system by the Jedi amassed on the moon below. Arriving shortly after, the Knight Hammer bombarded the moon and the Jedi facilities. The arrival of the New Republic MC90 cruiser Galactic Voyager under the command of Admiral Ackbar made the Knight Hammer divert its fire from the Jedi, but the Super Star Destroyer's firepower and Daala's reinforcements were able to hold the Republic forces at bay. Jedi Knight Callista Ming, however, infiltrated her way aboard the ship and rigged its complement of TIE bombers to fire their concussion missiles into the Knight Hammer's engines. With its engines crippled, the Knight Hammer fell into the gas giant Yavin Prime and was destroyed. (Read more…)
Force storm was a volatile dark side Force power capable of creating hyperspace wormholes that were able to displace objects across vast distances and tear apart the surfaces of entire planets. Storms were incredibly difficult to control once unleashed and required mastery in many different Force disciplines. A Sith artifact called the Darkstaff was known to have created one of these storms during a critical battle in the New Sith Wars. The storm annihilated the Dark Lord Darth Rivan's Battlelord army and transported him not only through space, but forward in time as well, to the Light and Darkness War, where the Sith Lord met his fate. Emperor Palpatine discovered the technique almost a thousand years later. He described it in The Book of Anger, the first volume of his Dark Side Compendium. He used the technique six years after his first death at the Battle of Endor to capture the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker from Coruscant. Palpatine's pride and confidence in the ability eventually proved fatal during the Battle of Pinnacle Base, when he lost control of a storm and was consumed by it. (Read more…)
Boz Pity was a planet in the Boz Pity system of the Mid Rim. It was home to the sentient Gargantelle species, noted for their large stature. When the planet was discovered at some point before the end of the Ductavis Era, the Hutts attempted to enslave the species. After the Gargantelles repelled seven invasions and four diplomatic missions, the Hutts convinced the electric caliphs of Boz Pity's neighbor world Mourn to exterminate the species. The Gargantelles were slowly driven to extinction over the next decade, but erected a substantial amount of enormous gravestones to their fallen. When the species disappeared, these monuments earned Boz Pity the nickname "the graveyard planet," which prompted inhabitants of nearby systems to travel to the planet to bury their dead.
During the Clone Wars, the Confederacy of Independent Systems used the planet as a staging point for raids on the Galactic Republic's borders, and constructed a large base on Boz Pity's surface. In 19.43 BBY, towards the end of the war, Republic forces seized control of the planet. Shortly after the Battle of Yavin, the Alliance to Restore the Republic established a base on the planet. The Galactic Empire discovered the base shortly after, and launched an attack on Boz Pity, but the Alliance was able to evacuate.
Lens Reekeene, originally known as Lens before her marriage, was a Human female born in 54 BBY. She worked as a mercenary commander for a private corporation until the Galactic Empire imprisoned her on false charges in 14 BBY. While in prison, she married a fellow convict, the engineer Mikka Reekeene, who was later released. Mikka bought her release in 3 BBY, and the Reekeenes became members of the Rebel Alliance. Lens later rose to the rank of general and founded Reekeene's Roughnecks, a group of Rebel soldiers operating in the Fakir sector, and a part of a series of similar small military units in the Alliance called The Irregulars. General Reekeene was advised by both her husband and a friend of the family, Santhou Lazith'chika.
Under General Reekeene, the Roughnecks performed guerrilla raids against the Empire, while doing their best to attract new members to the Alliance. Circa 0 ABY, Reekeene also led the Roughnecks in "Operation Retribution," a mission in which her unit ran little risk while damaging several Imperial assets. After the operation, she was captured and taken to an Imperial garrison base on the planet Flankers. The Roughnecks then set out to rescue her. (Read more…)
Relin Druur was a male Human Jedi Master active around 5,000 BBY. After his first Padawan, the Kaleesh Saes Rrogon, turned to the dark side, Druur and his second apprentice, Drev Hassin, began tracking Rrogon. They discovered that Rrogon had become a Lord in the Sith Empire and tracked him to the Phaegon system, where he was mining the dark side ore Lignan. The Jedi ambushed Rrogon with the purpose of disabling his ship, the Harbinger, to prevent the ore from being delivered to the Sith fleet. Druur fought with Rrogon aboard the Harbinger, losing his arm in the duel before charges that he had placed on the hyperdrive exploded, damaging the hyperdrive and incapacitating the Sith Lord. Druur fled to an escape pod, but Hassin, in the Jedi's Infiltrator starfighter, saw that the Harbinger was still preparing to jump into hyperspace and sacrificed himself, flying the Infiltrator into the Harbinger's bridge in hopes of preventing it from escaping the system. Druur attempted to flee in the escape pod, but the Harbinger continued its jump sequence, pulling Druur's pod along with it as it failed to fully enter its hyperlane and traveled through time to 41.5 ABY.
Druur, finding himself in a foreign system, flew his escape pod to a freighter of a make he had never seen. He entered the ship, the Junker, where he met Jedi Knight Jaden Korr and the ship's pilot, Khedryn Faal. Korr revealed to Druur that the Sith Empire had been defeated millennia ago and concluded that he must have traveled through time during the Harbinger's misjump. After they evaded two squadrons of starfighters deployed by Rrogon to destroy the Junker, Korr continued his own task with the assistance of Faal, while Druur and Marr Idi-Shael, Faal's first mate, embarked on a mission to destroy the Lignan aboard the Harbinger. After Idi-Shael helped Druur to fight off a wave of Massassi warriors, Druur convinced him to flee the ship. Druur then fully embraced the dark side and found the Lignan in the Harbinger's cargo hold, where he was confronted by Rrogon. The two engaged in a duel of Force powers, and Rrogon soon gained the upper hand. Druur, however, used his despair at his failures in life to draw on the power of the Lignan, defeating Rrogon and killing him with the Sith Lord's own lightsaber. Druur then continued to consume as much of the Lignan's power as he could and unleashed it upon the Harbinger; engulfing the ship in flames and destroying it even as he died. (Read more…)
In 1,000 BBY, a lightsaber duel was fought on the planet Lehon between two Dark Lords of the Sith: the Twi'lek Blademaster Kas'im and his former apprentice, Darth Bane. Kas'im followed Bane to Lehon and found him in the Rakatan Temple of the Ancients, where he presented the Human with the choice of either rejoining the Brotherhood of Darkness to which Bane had once belonged, or making Lehon his final resting place. When Bane refused, an intense lightsaber duel ensued.
Bane, who was considerably stronger in the Force, maintained the offensive in the beginning of the duel. The tide turned when Kas'im split his double-bladed lightsaber into two separate weapons and attacked his opponent with a previously unrealized degree of ferocity. Bane was forced onto the defensive, and was just barely able to maneuver his way out of the temple before Kas'im blasted him with a wave of Force energy. Bane reciprocated the attack, and Kas'im absorbed its brunt by shielding himself with the Force. The temple entrance in which Kas'im stood, however, was obliterated by Bane's exertion, and the Twi'lek was unable to avoid being crushed to death under the tons of rubble that fell upon him. (Read more…)
Vydel Dir'Nul was a Human female Jedi Knight who lived during the Clone Wars. One month before the initiation of the Clone Wars, the Jedi Council assigned Dir'Nul to serve as a bodyguard for an individual. During her mission, Dir'Nul fell in love with the freighter pilot Ash B'risko and entered into a romantic relationship with him. However, she later caught B'risko in the arms of a Twi'lek female. As she slew B'risko and the woman, Dir'Nul created the personality of the male Dark Jedi Kardem, whom she believed was a different individual. After the murders, Dir'Nul was unaware of her split personality or that she was responsible for the murder of B'risko.
When the Clone Wars began, Dir'Nul refused to become a general in the Grand Army of the Republic, instead devoting her resources to tracking Kardem. After traveling to the planet Perilious, she killed three more Twi'leks, acting as Kardem. Six months later, as Dir'Nul investigated their murders, she was confronted by a male Jedi, whom she assumed was Kardem. After the Jedi defeated her in a lightsaber duel, Dir'Nul changed to the Kardem personality and attacked him with Force lightning. The Jedi explained that the Council had sent him after Dir'Nul, and then attempted to kill her. However, she intercepted the attack and killed the Jedi. After his death, Dir'Nul reverted back to her original personality and vowed to stop Kardem. Eventually, a bounty was placed on her alter ego of Kardem, and she was captured by the Mandalorian bounty hunter Feskitt Bobb. (Read more…)
Grizz Frix was a Human male from Devaron who served as a pilot in the Alliance to Restore the Republic. He was raised in a prejudiced society, as Humans on Devaron were in a minority. Since a more tolerant society was impossible under Emperor Palpatine's rule, Frix found his escape through piloting. He also read A Call to Reason and the Declaration of Rebellion, and subsequently was inspired to join the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Impressing his recruiter, Frix was assigned to the MC80 Star Cruiser Independence, and was considered a favorite to join the elite Rogue Squadron before an accident at Gerrard V left him psychologically scarred and unfit for active service.
Frix was instead assigned to the Alliance Support Services, escorting refugee ships and fertilizer barges. He learned of the heroic exploits of other pilots through anecdotes and reputation, and his idealistic outlook gave way to that of a hardened cynic. However, with the advent of the Battle of Endor, the Alliance was in dire need of pilots. Frix was returned to active duty, and he participated in the attack against the Death Star II over Endor, piloting a T-65 X-wing starfighter. Frix lost his life during the engagement when he flew too close to the exploding shield generator of an Imperial Star Destroyer. (Read more…)
Foga Brill was an Imperial Moff who turned warlord after the Battle of Endor, establishing the Constitutional Protectorate of Prakith. Originally the Director of Investigation for the Galactic Republic's Judicial Department, Brill adopted the ideals of the New Order with zeal after Palpatine established the Galactic Empire, becoming Moff of the newly-colonized Prakith system. Brill's hard work and harsh rule kept order and established the Empire's presence on Prakith.
After the Emperor's death in 4 ABY, Brill fortified Prakith and established his own micro-empire, defended by a strong planetary defense fleet. He ignored all entreaties from rival factions, only temporarily lifting Prakith's isolationist policies to join the reborn Emperor's unified Imperial faction during Operation Shadow Hand. After the Emperor's final death in 11 ABY, Brill returned to Prakith and shut it off from the wider galaxy, throwing his state into poverty and desperation. He was murdered by his beleaguered naval officers in 18 ABY, and Prakith joined the New Republic. (Read more…)
Arden Lyn was a female Human and master of Teräs Käsi who belonged to the Followers of Palawa. Along with her fellow Palawans, she joined the Legions of Lettow upon the advent of the First Great Schism between Force users, and became the lover of Xendor, head of the Legions. When Xendor was killed during the conflict, Lyn ascended to leadership of the Legions, although she was confronted by Jedi Master Awdrysta Pina. Lyn defeated Pina with a powerful Kashi Mer talisman, but the Jedi Master was able to stop Lyn's heart before being destroyed, sending the martial artist into a Force trance.
25,000 years later, during the Great Jedi Purge, Lyn was reawakened in the Unknown Regions by scouts, before being confronted by three of Emperor Palpatine's Inquisitors: Antinnis Tremayne, Ameesa Darys, and Grand Inquisitor Laddinare Torbin. After fighting off Tremayne and killing Darys, Lyn was maimed by Torbin, who spared her life so that she could serve Palpatine as an Emperor's Hand. Lyn did so for a while, spurred on by the Emperor's promise that he would resurrect Xendor from the dead. When she finally came to accept that Palpatine had been lying, she turned rogue, and aided Grand Admiral Demetrius Zaarin in his attempt to abduct the Emperor. The endeavor failed, and Lyn was forced to flee. She was eventually hunted down and killed by a vengeful Palpatine. (Read more…)
The Phuii were a species of sentient, dinosaur-like bipeds with sagging, wrinkled skin. Their anatomy featured a long, swooping neck, lanky arms, and stubby legs. Some Phuii had long tails, while others did not. Members of the species had a fleshy crest on top of the head and a pronounced growth under each eye. Their needle-pointed snouts were full of blunt teeth. The species hailed from Phu, a planet located in the Colonies region of space that was renowned for its gaming.
Over the millennia, Phuii integrated into the greater galaxy. One of these was Nep Chung, a Vigo in the Black Sun criminal organization, who was killed in 33 BBY by the Sith Lord Darth Maul. Other Phuii entered the fast-paced sport of podracing. Among them was Mars Guo, regarded as an arrogant blowhard by his colleagues. Guo entered the Boonta Eve Classic of 32 BBY, but he was taken out of the race due to the machinations of rival racer, Sebulba. Another Phuii podracer crashed and died during the Ungasan Cross Country on Ando Prime, and Chros-Fillik also podraced on the planet Tatooine. During the Clone Wars, the Phuii Jedi Ares Nune patrolled his home system as a general of the Galactic Republic; he was killed when his patrol was ambushed by the Separatist warship Malevolence. (Read more…)
The term Gray Jedi, or Gray, had two meanings. First, it was used by Jedi and Sith to describe Force-users who walked the line between the light and dark sides of the Force without surrendering to the dark side, and second, it described Jedi who distanced themselves from the Jedi High Council and operated outside the strictures of the Jedi Code. However, those who were considered to be true Gray Jedi met both qualifications and did not belong to any particular Force tradition. One example was Jolee Bindo, a former Jedi Padawan and self-proclaimed Gray Jedi of the Old Republic.
Although the term did not directly refer to those who were capable of using both light and dark side Force abilities, all Gray Jedi could do so. The term was similar to that of "Dark Jedi" in that it could refer to any Force-user, and not only to Jedi. For example, the Voss Mystics were considered to be Gray despite holding very different views than, and refusing association with, the Jedi Order. Sith were never considered to be Gray Jedi, as the Sith Order taught full commitment to the dark side. The term was sometimes used to refer to unorthodox or dissident Jedi who did not meet the strictest requirements of being a Gray Jedi. For example, the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn was thought of by some members of the Jedi Order as a Gray Jedi for his disagreement with the High Council.
The term dated back as far as the Old Sith Wars, when the High Council attempted to consolidate their power and centralize the Order. Some Jedi felt that the Council did not have the authority to reinterpret the Jedi Code, and considered themselves beholden only to the Force. These early Gray Jedi clashed with the Council over new strictures of the Code, such as those barring attachment or restricting training. During this time period, Gray Jedi became associated with a certain variety of robe; Bindo wore a version of these robes. The term was later used by the New Jedi Order to refer to entire Force traditions that held views that differed from the Jedi's but did not embrace the dark side. The Jensaarai and the Imperial Knights were two such organizations. (Read more…)
The Lightside Explorer was the personal Vaya-class scout ship of Jedi Knight Andur Sunrider in the years leading up to the Great Sith War. Having bought the ship from a Vultan starship dealer sometime before 3999 BBY, Sunrider used the ship for Jedi business across the galaxy. In 3999 BBY, he and his family, along with their droid, A-3DO, went on a journey to deliver a shipment of valuable Adegan crystals to the reclusive Tchuukthai Jedi Master Thon. However, Sunrider was killed by a group of thugs who were seeking the crystals, forcing his wife, Nomi Sunrider, to take possession of the Lightside Explorer and complete the delivery. Nomi eventually landed the ship on the desolate planet of Ambria, where Thon resided, and delivered the crystals. However, the thugs were still in pursuit and attacked the Lightside Explorer in the mistaken belief that the crystals were still aboard. When they came up empty-handed, they launched a strike on Thon's compound, but the Jedi Master fought them off. (Read more…)
Kurth San was a male Human who lived during the waning years of the Galactic Republic. He joined the military of the Thaere system, and eventually attained the rank of major. Around 32 BBY, the Thaereian military established a presence in the Cularin system, a close neighbor of Thaere, and San was appointed to command the Thaereian base on the planet Cularin, on the newly-constructed platform city Soboll.
In 31 BBY, San operated an information stand during the SoroSuub Anniversary celebration, an event that was held on the planet Genarius. He was still in command of Soboll by the time of Clone Wars about ten years later, when Soboll was besieged by the Cularin Militia, an anti-Thaereian military force. San suspected that the Militia would launch an attack on the city, so he had explosive devices placed around Soboll's perimeter and planned to lure the Militia into Soboll, then detonate the devices, while the Thaereians evacuated the city. The Militia wanted to capture San alive and sent a group of freelance agents to infiltrate the city and apprehend the Thaereian commander. (Read more…)
Lott Dod was the male Neimoidian senator of the Trade Federation, representing the trade conglomerate's interests in the Republic Senate. Dod, a manipulative being skilled at political maneuvering, held this position from as early as 33 BBY, when he fought against the taxation of the Federation-dominated Free Trade Zones. When this initiative failed, the Federation invaded the Mid Rim world Naboo in retaliation in 32 BBY. When Naboo's queen, Padmé Amidala, came to the Republic capital Coruscant to call upon the Senate to send much-needed aid to her beleaguered people, Dod made every effort to block Amidala's pleas, claiming that there was no proof to back up her accusations. Before the Senate could do anything about the Naboo crisis, Amidala returned to the world and oversaw its liberation, disgracing the Trade Federation and its Neimoidian leaders.
Despite the scandal, Dod continued to represent the organization in the Senate, even during the Separatist Crisis that culminated with the Federation aligning with the breakaway Confederacy of Independent Systems. In the midst of the crisis, Dod was injured in a speeder accident, but this did not hamper his senatorial duties—the outspoken Neimoidian often participated in Senate debates from his recuperative ward at the Fobosi District Medcenter and ultimately recovered from the accident. When the Clone Wars erupted in 22 BBY, the Neimoidian Senator claimed that the Federation's resources were being co-opted without the approval of its governing board. Nevertheless, Dod's true allegiance was to the Federation and the Confederacy, not the Republic. He conspired with the Separatists on numerous occasions throughout the war, and although his traitorous dealings were uncovered by members of the Republic, Dod continued to serve as the Federation's representative in the Senate on the urging of those wishing for a peaceful end to the conflict. (Read more…)
The Marauder Starjacker was a modified E-2 asteroid mining vehicle captained by pirate Finhead Stonebone in the years leading up to the Great Sith War. Originally an ordinary mining ship, the Starjacker and its sister ship, the Stenness Raider, were captured some time before 3999 BBY by Stonebone's pirate gang and modified extensively to make them more suitable for ore raiding. In 3999 BBY the Marauder Starjacker was involved in an attempted attack on an ore hauler commanded by the Nessie captain Gruna. The Marauder Starjacker destroyed the hauler's defenses and began to siphon the ship's valuable mutonium ore, only to be captured by the Enforcer One, the dreadnaught flagship of local crime lord Bogga the Hutt, who was protecting the ore hauler. The captured pirates were brought before Bogga on Vo Dasha, where Bogga enlisted Stonebone to go to the desolate planet of Ambria in order to retrieve a lost shipment of Adegan crystals from Bogga's sworn enemy, Jedi Master Thon. Stonebone, along with a gang of pirates and Hutt enforcers, went to Ambria in the Marauder Starjacker; however, they were defeated by Thon and his Jedi trainee, Nomi Sunrider. (Read more…)
Rokur Gepta was a Force-sensitive Croke and the last Sorcerer of Tund. Born millennia before the Battle of Yavin, Gepta joined the Sorcerers in 5 BBY. After learning all that they had to offer, he killed them all, using a bioweapon to ravage the planet Tund. A short time after the destruction of Tund, he came in contact with Emperor Palpatine, who named him Scrivinir of the Centrality in return for a number of the order's secrets. The Centrality was a mostly overlooked state in the Outer Rim Territories, and as such, Gepta was free to operate as he wished. However, he sought more power, desiring to rule the entire galaxy, and allied himself with Governor Duttes Mer of the Rafa system in hopes of finding the fabled artifact known as the Mindharp, which Gepta believed would allow him to control the minds of others.
In 4 BBY, Gepta and Mer roped the gambler Lando Calrissian into locating the Mindharp for them. However, thanks to Mer, who had learned of the Mindharp's true power and attempted to claim the device for his own use, Gepta was unable to recover it. He blamed Calrissian for this and hounded him, attempting to kill him by having his men place a bomb on the gambler's ship, although this assassination attempt failed. Determined to pay back the gambler for the humiliation he felt Calrissian had caused him, Gepta killed Bohhuah Mutdah, the richest man in the galaxy, and disguised himself as Mutdah. He arranged for Calrissian to deliver a shipment of the drug lesai to Mutdah's home on Oseon 5792; when the gambler arrived, he revealed his true form. Pledging to make him suffer, Gepta tortured his arch-enemy, although Calrissian was able to escape after less than an hour.
Gepta's hatred for Calrissian grew from this failure to capture the gambler, and he entered into a partnership with Admiral Klyn Shanga, head of the Renatasian Confederation, in hopes of catching Calrissian. Learning that Calrissian was in the ThonBoka nebula, trapped by an Imperial Navy blockade, Gepta traveled there. He soon arranged for a final confrontation with Calrissian by threatening to unleash the same bioweapon that he had used on Tund on the ThonBoka's inhabitants, a species known as the Oswaft. Clad in enviro-suits, Gepta and Calrissian did battle in space. There, Calrissian was able to shoot Gepta, ending the life of the vindictive Croke. (Read more…)