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this man was one of Nubia's best-known and most prolific ronto race jockeys. Living for the thrill of the race, Wilder never considered retirement to be an option. He simply wanted to race his whole life. He was opposed to the Empire during the height of the New Order, but this was simply because he was against government of any kind. When the New Republic rose to power after the Battle of Endor, Wilder wanted nothing to with it, either. The one thing he was loyal to was his homeworld of Nubia.
this creature, found on the planet Yelsain, is often hunted for sport.
a wild breed of nerf found on many planets, like Noqiuvzar.
this was the name given to the very outskirts of the city of Kachirho, on the planet Kashyyyk. It was named for the fact that the jungle beyond was filled with the densest plantlife and the most vicious animal life in the hemisphere.
this branch of the Alliance's SpecForces unit were skilled in the ways of combat in rural and other non-urban biospheres. They complimented the skills of the Urban Combat Specialists. They were considered the 4th Regiment of the SpecForces of the Alliance.
this dense forest was located on an unnamed planet.
a gambling game.
constructed less than 100 standard years before the Battle of Yavin, this was the newest of the floating cities built by the Mon Calamari on their homeworld. It was also considered the least refined of the floating cities, due in part to the eccentric lifestyles of its younger inhabitants, many of whom were artists, musicians, or writers.
a baby Ewok born to Chief Chirpa and his second wife, Wiley was Latara's brother.
this was a common name for Ewok males. Like other Ewok names, it referred to a spirit or character in the Ewoks' mythology.
according to Ewok legend, this Ewok hunter hunted his prey from tall trees, leaping down to kill it with a rope tied to one foot.
this was a term used by the Dug race to describe a valuable, personal item.
this was the name of a distinguished Vor individual.
this Radnoran was in the city of Tacto when a plague was unleashed in the city of Aubendo, some five years after the Battle of Naboo. His wife was trapped in Aubendo, and Wilk risked everything to sneak back into the city to rescue her. Despite warnings about the plague, Wilk snuck into Aubendo without a bio-suit. Nevertheless, Wilk was not infected, providing evidence that the plague had a short half-life.
this Gungan supposedly worked as part of Otoh Gunga's cleaning crew, during the years following the Battle of Naboo. In reality, Wilk Nilkers was an alias used by Zak "Squidfella" Quiglee to get Lob Dizz out of her laboratory, so that Squidfella could attack Neb Neb Goodrow and Spleed Nukkels.
this man served the Empire as a Grand Moff, during the early years of the New Republic. He held a number of holdings on the planet Askaj, primarily tomuon farms and the like. Wraith Squadron was dispatched to Askaj to capture Wilkadon some four years after the Battle of Endor, during one of his annual inspections. The theft of the moss-painting Killik Twilight, which held the Shadowcast codes being used by the Wraiths for transmissions, nearly scrapped their mission.
this man served the Alliance as a Y-Wing pilot during the Galactic Civil War. His fighter was badly damaged during the Alliance's attack on the Imperial Star Destroyer Vehemence, and only the quick actions of his astromech, BXET-R2, managed to save the Y-Wing and get it into hyperspace.
Will of the Colony, The
this was the name given to the overriding Will of the entire collection of hives inhabited by the Kind. Although each hive had its own Will, all of these were guided by the Will of the Colony. The Will of the Colony was believed to have been created when Raynar Thul was joined to the Yoggoy hive, after The Crash. As the Unu hive was formed and UnuThul drew on his connection to the Force, he established a telepathic connection to every hive of the Kind, regardless of distance, by tapping into the combined Force potential of the Kind. In this way, the various members of the Unu hive contributed their own hive's consciousness to the Will of the Colony, allowing the Kind to expand beyond their then-current borders without breaking their links to the main hive. It was this expansion of the Colony, controlled by the Will of the Colony, that worried the Chiss enough to attempt to starve entire worlds of the Kind.
Will of the Force
this was the way the Jedi Knights of the Old Republic described the natural ebb and flow of the Force, movements that no Jedi - nor, for that matter, any Sith - had ever begun to understand. However, it was the Jedi who eventually gave themselves over to it, surrendering to its mystery while contemplating its effects.
this man was a noted dejarik player, during the last decades of the Old Republic.
this was the term used to describe the collective hive mind of one of the Colony's hives. Each hive had its own Will, although the quasi-telepathic link between members of the hive only extended a short distance. Any single hive member who traveled away from its nest lost their ability to sense their hive and to communicate with other members. However, as long as there existed a "chain" of individuals, the Will of the hive was not broken. Thus, the collective mind could be extended well beyond the nest as long as the chain was unbroken. For centuries, individual hives moved as the Will of the hive dictated, and the Colony never overextended itself. When Raynar Thul joined to the Yoggoy and created the Unu hive, all this changed. UnuThul's deep connection to the Force seemed to create a Will of the Colony, which brought all the hive Wills together and allowed the Colony to expand almost exponentially. It was this expansion, and its implications, that worried the Chiss.
the artificial intelligence in control of the Eye of Palpatine. It was the central mission control computer, and was programmed to perform all necessary functions according to Imperial doctrine.
this Alliance officer held the rank of Major in the Special Forces branch of the military. Willak was a SpecOps missions agent, and was assigned to be the official observer of the Far Orbit Project. He was placed aboard the Far Orbit during its raids in the Ringali Shell. He was known to the crew of the frigate as a competent officer who never missed an opportunity to let you know just how good he was at any task.
Willard was a personal assistant to the Organa family in the year leading up to the dissolution of the Imperial Senate. He became a sector headquarters Commander in the Alliance, serving at the Suolriep base. Willard was one of the leaders of the Alliance forces that fought in the Battle of Yavin, serving under General Dodonna. He later became one of the New Republic's foremost military advisors, along with Dodonna, Pashna Starkiller, and Adar Tallon. This group of elder statesmen became known as the Gray Cadre.
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this man was a scientist, working for the Empire during the height of the New Order. He was Dusque Mistflier's superior, and did his best to make sure she remained in the lowest positions possible, despite the fact that she was smarter and better able to discover things than he was. Many of those who worked for Willel believed that he feared Dusque's competence rather than despised it.
this woman was a famous holo-vid starlet, who played a variety of roles in action-adventure flms during the height of the New Order. She was noted for the fact that she always wore a fire-gem tiara when she was out in public.
this man served the Old Republic as a Lieutenant in the Navy. He was personally requested by Captain Madakor to pilot the Radiant VII to Naboo, to transport Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi to their meeting with Nute Gunray. Like Captain Madakor, Lieutenant Williams was killed when the Trade Federation destroyed the Radiant VII.
this man, a native of the planet Coruscant and the grandfather of Vune Willic, was also a supporter of the fledging Alliance to Restore the Republic. When Vune was promoted into a position within the Imperial Security Bureau, his first mission was to eliminate Korval. Vune was unaware that his own grandfather was the target until his specially-crafted disruptor rifle indicated Korval as the target. Korval was vaporized by the blast from Vune's weapon.
this man, a native of Carida and a graduate of the Imperial Academy once located on the planet, served as a Corporal in the Imperial armed forces during the height of the New Order. His family's ancestors originated on Coruscant, and Vune was one of the few members of his generation to visited the capital of the Empire. During his training, Vune was recognized as an excellent marksman, and he led the Academy's sharpshooting team during his education on Carida. He was eventually chosen to join the Imperial Security Bureau by Ysanne Isard herself, and his first mission was the elimination of an Alliance spy who turned out to he his own grandfather. Vune completed the mission and was commended for his actions. Howeeer, he was later courtmartialed by the Empire for his part in an assassination attempt on Emperor Palpatine. During the Galactic Games, which were being held on Coruscant, Willic arranged to have scan-shielded thermal detonators placed within the Emperor's dais. In order to ensure secrecy, Willic murdered the prior leader, Lieutenant Brot Gorrell, and arranged to be promoted into Gorrell's position. All but one of the explosives was discovered and disarmed, but the single detonator exploded under the Emperor's feet. Palpatine somehow survived the blast, and spotted Willic fleeing the scene. He ordered Willic arrested and held for trial. The trial, in which Willic was prosecuted by Ysanne Isard, resulted in the death penalty for Willic's actions.
Willienk Data Systems
this small corporation produced a variety of specialized scanning and transmission equipment during the New Order.
this scruffy-looking man, with a head full of dreadlocks and a deep-purple oversuit, was a frequent patron of the Outlander Club on Coruscant, during the years surrounding the Battle of Geonosis. He was sometimes seen wooing Sel Maa in the Club's dark corners.
this noted microbiologist was part of the team, assembled by the New Republic, to help restore the natural environment of the planet Duro. He worked with Doctor Dassid Cree'ar to create a bacterial sludge which ingested the foul water of Duro and top-fermented it, leaving behind organic sediment and a gaseous compound which could be used for fuel.
one of Ranulf Trommer's wingmen assigned to the Ravagor, Willks was killed in action over Aguarl 3. One of his wingmen's first names was Seth.
this Duinuogwuin Jedi Master guarded the pathway to the Cave of Truth at the Teyan Praxeum for more than 600 years, during the ancient history of the Jedi Knights. Master Willm was, at the time, more than 1,000 standard years old. Most new students were initially frightened by his huge appearance, but he was known to be a friendly and funny individual. Willm Lywin was one of the original founders of the Teyan Praxeum, and claimed to have been part of a group of "living snubfighters" which protected a mobile praxeum for several centuries beforehand.
the middle son of Deej and Shodu, Willy was an adventuresome Ewok. Although he most often went by the name Willy, his given name was actually Widdle. He and his brother, Weechee, were always exploring Endor's varied wilderness, often getting lost of in trouble. When he and his father discovered the Towani's crashed shuttle, they helped the children recover, and later helped them rescue their parents from the Gorax. He was given the Blue Wings of Strength by Logray just prior to the start of the rescue mission.
(EA, BFE, SWDB)
the Alliance maintained a depot on this planet, during the early stages of the Galactic Civil War.
this man served as a starship weapons technician for the Old Republic, during the height of the Clone Wars. Wils was one of the few technicians allowed by Anakin Skywalker to perform modifications to the Azure Angel II.
this Corellian smuggler could never find a way to make a decent living. He believed that he could he every bit as successful as Han Solo, but could never achieve Solo's skills. Sometime before the Battle of Yavin, Wils was hired by Ranon Djelkh to transport a special cologne, extracted from the scent glands of a tirginni beast, to Tatooine for the Devaronian crimelord Ranon Djelkh. Rather than completing the mission, however, Wils tried to sell the cologne to the highest bidder. After mistakenly giving the cologne to a group of freelance smugglers, Wils was confronted by Oggun Bantha-Horn, who demanded that the cologne be turned over to Djelkh. Wils panicked, and tried to recover the cologne from the smugglers' ship. This only forced Bantha-Horn to target Wils and the smugglers, who became strange bedfellows in an effort to avoid being killed. Once the smugglers became Djelkh's main target, Wils fled Tatooine altogether.
an Alliance shuttle assigned to recover the cargo of the Imperial freighter Phoenix.
this small, furry creature was domesticated and kept as a pet by many Sullustans, and it eventually became the favored pet of many wealthy beings throughout the galaxy. They tended to shed their coats regularly, so many breeders tried to develop species which maintained their coats. If not properly trained, wilwogs could become skittish and easily frightened.
a Jawa, and the leader of Het Nkik's clan. He became good friends with Ariq Joanson, and regularly met with the human. Wimateaka's fortress, located in Bildor's Canyon, bordered on Ariq's farmlands. When Ariq invited the Jawas to Eyvind and Ariela's wedding, Wimateeka readily accepted, hoping to help solidify peaceful relations with his human neighbors.
this burrowing mammal was native to the planet Ithor. Because of its gentle appearance, the wimmel was a popular subject of many Ithorian bedtime stories.
this name was common among Ithorian females. Although such names do not generally have meaning, Ithorians who studied their race's history learned that the name referred to a burrowing creature which was popular in Ithorian bedtime stories.
Win or Die
this was one of the many pro-Imperial propaganda films made by Garik Loran when he was a child. It was rumored that this one film resulted in a five-percent increase in military recruitment. In the film, Loran plays the young son of parents who were supporters of the Old Republic. Loran's character, however, believes strongly in the New Order, and runs away to find the Emperor and escape from his parents. However, his father shoots him in the back, just as he reaches Palpatine. The child dies in the Emperor's arms, begging Palpatine to finish conquering the galaxy and ridding it of evil people like his parents. Loran received a trip to Coruscant to visit the Emperor for the role, but Palpatine was off discussing the Alliance's growing strength, so he met Ysanne Isard instead.
this Wroonian female was a professor of political science at the Leadership School on Andara, during the years following the Battle of Naboo.
this woman was Amidala's grandmother, and was known as one of Theed's best cloth weavers. Winama and Amidala shared a special bond which spanned the intermediate generation, Amidala's father. He was a farmer at heart, but both Winama and Amidala loved the city. Winama died when Amidala was thirteen, about a year before the young woman was elected Queen of Naboo.
this woman was a member of the Workers underground group which was led by Lenz.
this was the name of computer-generated hologram of the Ferroan girl Jabitha. Her father, the Magister of Zonama Sekot, had created a number of versions of Wind, each with a specific role to play at his compound in Far Distance.
this was the only word used to describe one of the four humanoid, child-like droids discovered by Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa on an uncharted world, while they were on a diplomatic mission to the Akuria System, shortly after the Battle of Yavin. Wind was named for the fact that she could summon strong winds at will. All four children were distinguished from humans by their glowing, yellow eyes. They were created by the Keeper to break the monotony of its millennia-long work of rebuilding the planet, and their special powers helped the Keeper in its reformation efforts.
this belligerent tribes of humans was native to Tarolaan, where they rode the fleft-wauf and continually attack their cousins, the Denfraadi. They lived inside the body cavities of colossal island beasts.
this repulsor-equipped, wind-propelled craft was used by the Sevari to move across the surface of the planet Sevarcos. Larger versions were sometimes equipped with weapons by pirates.
a divison of Imperial Cold Assault Stormtroopers.
this young, female Ewok was Wicket Warrick's infant sister, at the time of the Battle of Endor.
a musical instrument used in the Corellian Sector.
this was another name for the S'kytri race.
this blonde-haired woman served on the Imperial Interim Ruling Council. Windcaller was the head of an extensive news agency that secretly provided intelligence to the remnants of the Empire, and led a group of female warriors who were skilled in the Echani martial arts.
this unusual mineral formation, found on the Forest Moon of Endor, was a delicate crystal lattice which wavered and hummed whenever the wind blew through them. They were highly-prized as decorations by wealthy beings, for their natural music was soothing and constantly changing.
this unusual droid was captured and held on Governor Koong's slaveship, during the early years of the New Order. When Mungo Baobab and his droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO, were captured and placed aboard the ship, Winde performed stand-up comedy for them, in an effort to alleviate the boredom.
this Alliance armed forces Commander was placed in charge of the team sent to investigate the abandoned Imperial base on Rentalles, shortly after the Battle of Hoth.
Windo "Warble" Nend
this young Aqualish Jedi Padawan was part of the task force dispatched to the planet Jabiim, during the height of the Clone Wars. He preferred to be called by his nickname, Warble. Like most of the students that participated in the battle, Warble lost his Jedi Master to the Jabiimite rebels. He agreed to stay and support the survivors' effort to stop the advance of Alto Stratus against the Republic's rescue point, and fought valliantly for two days before catching the brunt of an explosion with his chest. Momentarily disoriented, Warble discovered that he had been thrown into the path of an oncoming Hailfire droid. Knowing that his death was inevitable, Warble activated a pair of thermal detonators and set them off in his hands, just as the Hailfire droid rolled over him.
this form of transportation was used on the planet Sevarcos. Resembling small sail barges, wind-riders used repulsors along with sails to move across the desert. Specially modified wind-riders were used in races.
this woman was a reporter for Galactic Resorts, and filed a story on the sunpetals of the planet Timora shortly after the Battle of Yavin.
a wheeled vehicle driven by sail power, and used by the Chubbits of Aridus.
Winds of Whorh
according to Ansionian myth, the Winds of Whorh were the bringers of good fortune to anyone who felt their touch.
this Carrack-class cruiser was known as a search and rescue vehicle during the last years of the Old Republic. Her captain and crew seemed to change constantly, although it was generally regarded as having the most capable crews in the galaxy. The Windsinger seemed to appear wherever there were pirate ambushes, planetary revolts, or mercenary attacks, driving off the attackers while assisting the victims. The Windsinger disappeared shortly before the onset of the Clone Wars, but popular legends claim that it continued to show up even after the Battle of Endor.
this handsome man was a noted Core Worlds socialite and an expert card player. He spent much of his time in the exclusive clubs on Ord Sabaok, listening to those around him for any information about the Imperial presence in the sector. Windsloe was also an Alliance sympathizer, and used his position as a playboy and card player to gather information. He then sent the information to the Alliance by passing it to the captain of a freighter with Alliance contacts.
this red-and-black banded lizard was known for its toxic poisons. It had four stubby legs, which were small enough that the creature was often mistaken for a snake. Windsnakes were native to the planet Ploo II, and were often collected and cooked as the main ingredient in Glymph pie. In order to be eaten, however, the venom sacs had to be removed from the creature's body, a delicate operation that required great skill and training.
this was the general name of the V'Jar Technologies V'Jar be' Mun K'Raith hovercraft.
this was one of the many nomadic Korunnai tribes, known as ghosh, which were native to the planet Haruun Kal. By the time of the Clone Wars, most of the Windu ghosh had been wiped out by the battles of the Summertime War. Only Jedi Master Mace Windu and Kar Vastor remained of their people.
a native of the planet Haruun Kal, this dark-skinned Jedi Master was a member of the Jedi Council in the years leading up to the Clone Wars. He was distinguished by his bald pate and stern manner, and chose to resolve conflict with discussion and negotiation over fighting whenever possible. As a child, Mace Windu was orphaned before he could be named, when his parents were killed in the jungle. He was given the name of his ghosh, and was turned over to the Jedi Order when he was just six months old. A delegate of the Jedi had traveled to Haruun Kal to request an individual for more formal training, and Mace was provided to them. Like most Jedi, Windu had a special talent, which was the ability to see beings and events through the Force as if they were crystalline matrices. With this vision, Windu could identify the "shatterpoint" of an individual or situation, and know exactly how to manipulate events to ensure the shatterpoint didn't become trouble. As a member of the Jedi Council, Windu was young for his position, having been appointed to the Council before his thirtieth birthday and just past forty when Qui-Gon Jinn brought Anakin Skywalker before the Jedi Council, claiming that the boy was the Chosen One of Jedi prophecy. He was known as a man who led others by rigorous example, employing definite guidelines and steady discipline to his students, rather than allowing them to suddenly discover something. He was also considered one of the Order's toughest fighters, although a popular story among the padawans told of Windu's singlehandedly capturing a team of Gang Killers without ever igniting his lightsaber. Despite these characteristics, Mace Windu was also one of the quickest Masters to appreciate a good joke, and often sprang a few himself. Master Windu took as his Padawan learner the Chalactan child Depa Billaba, after he rescued her from the space pirates who had killed her parents. Her appointment to the Jedi Council was a proud moment for him, since he considered Depa to be the daughter he could never have. Mace Windu was skeptical that the appearance of young Anakin was another of Qui-Gon's foolish causes. However, a cursory testing of the young boy proved that he was indeed strong with the Force, and Master Windu's ability to see shatterpoints showed him that Anakin was destined for something great. While the Jedi Council initially decided against Anakin's training, citing the fact that he was too old and too full of fear for his mother, Qui-Gon's death on Naboo forced them to re-evaluate Anakin's position. In the end, Windu helped persuade the Council that Anakin should be trained by Obi-Wan Kenobi. This in itself was another surprising decision influenced byt Master Windu, who saw additional lines of converging power when he considered Kenobi and Skywalker together. Over the next ten years, Windu monitored Anakin's progress, always searching for proof of his being the Chosen One. When Count Dooku later emerged as the leader of the Separatist party, Windu felt strongly that the situation could be resolved through negotiation, since Dooku himself was a former Jedi Knight. However, Master Windu's instincts were clouded by the pall of the Dark Side of the Force which had spread over the galaxy, and he was forced to lead a task force to Geonosis to investigate the Separatist army. The strength of the Jedi was no match for the sheer number of droids in the Separatist army, and Windu found himself being attacked by the bounty hunter, Jango Fett. Windu managed to decapitate Fett during the battle, but was quickly overpowered by the droid soldiers. The timely appearance of Master Yoda and the clone troopers of the Army of the Republic saved the Jedi and won the Battle of Geonosis, but Windu and Yoda were worried that deeper, darker events were occurring that they could not foresee. Master Windu also privately believed that he could have prevented the battle on Geonosis and, therefore, the Clone Wars, by simply destroying Count Dooku when he arrived on Geonosis, rather than confronting Jango Fett. Although this would have surely meant he would be killed by Fett, Master Windu felt that Dooku's death would have defeated the Separatsts. Six months after Geonosis, Master Windu was sent to Haruun Kal to recover his former apprentice, Depa Billaba, after she disappeared in the uplands. While on Haruun Kal, Master Windu experienced an intense vision of the future, which was believed to have been a premonition of the Yuuhan Vong invasion of the galaxy some fifty years later. He also learned that he was one of only two surviving members of the Windu ghosh, the other being Kar Vastor. Instead of accepting this relationship, Master Windu refused to admit his family, and refused to call Vastor doshallai. However, he did accept Vastor's assistance in reaching Depa Billaba and in freeing the Korunnai from their subservience to the Balawai and the Separatists. Upon returning to Coruscant, Master Windu was given command of Systems Army Alpha. As the Clone Wars began to wind down after the First Battle of Coruscant, Master Windu became more and more worried about the emergency powers that had been granted to Chancellor Palpatine. He felt that the Dark Side of the Force surrounded Palpatine, but couldn't place his finger on the reasons why. His concern only deepened when he discovered there was a vastly important shatterpoint centered on Palpatine, indicating that the very fate of the Republic might rest on his actions. Further investigation of this shatterpoint revealed linkages to Obi-Wan and Anakin, all of which were connected to the Dark Side of the Force. Then, shortly after the First Battle of Coruscant, Anakin Skywalker revealed to Master Windu that Palpatine was Darth Sidious, the Sith Lord they had been searching for. Master Windu gathered Agen Kolar, Kit Fisto, and Saesee Tiin to his side, and set out to arrest Chancellor Palpatine. However, the Jedi were unprepared for Palpatine's powers, and Master Windu's companions were was quickly killed during the fighting. Master Windu was left to face Palpatine alone, and would have utterly defeated him if young Skywalker hadn't intervened. Windu knew that the only way to end the war was to kill Palpatine - the Senate was too corrupt and probably beholden to the Chancellor for him to receive a fair trial. Skywalker, however, struggled to convince Windu that simply killing was not the Jedi way. Just as Master Windu was to slay Palpatine, Skywalker drew his own lightsaber and cut off Windu's hand. This gave Palpatine the opportunity he needed, and the Sith Lord poured Force lightning into Windu's body. Unable to control himself, Master Windu fell out of a window to the street below, a fall of some twenty stories that killed him upon impact.
(SW1, IG1, SWRPG, AOTC, SWDB, SHPT, IS3, E3N, SWI84)
a small spaceport on Coruscant. Lando Calrissian parked the Lady Luck there before departing with Luke Skywalker to seek out a suitable wife, during the early years of the New Republic.
see Starkiller, Windom
this unusual insect was native to the planet Corellia.
the elite police force that guarded Cloud City while it was owned and operated by Lando Calrissian.
Wing Tip Theel
this acquaintance of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian was an infamous slicer stationed on Algar. He was one of the few individuals who had cracked the central computer of the Algar Pleasure Dome.
this Wokling was the younger brother of Wicket Wystri Warrick.
modeled after the Mitrinomon Z-6 jetpack, the Wing-Blast was produced by MandalMotors from a design by General Zenlav. Like the Z-6, the Wing-Blast pack was armed with a proton torpedo cannon. It also had mini-concussion missile lining the undersides of its wings, and a rotating blaster cannon on the pack itself. However, the design eventually required the use of an untested photonic beam, and Zenlav was forced to abandon the development of the Wing-Blast. Centuries later, Boba Fett discovered the plans and built his own custom jet-pack from them.
this was the nickname of the Imperial TIE Fighter pilot who flew in Obsidian 7. He was named for high number of kills he made in high-altitude dogfights.
this flying reptile was native to the planet Xend, where it spent much of its life catching and eating insects. Measuring about 80 centimeters across its wingspan, the winged xendrite had long, thick bodies and short legs, and relied heavily on their wings to move about. It was believed that their legs and tail were used simply to grasp tree branches. They used their sticky tongues to catch insects. They had to natural predators, and their population was maintained by the amount of insect life available. As insect populations dropped, so did xendrite populations, and vice versa. While this ecological balance worked on Xend, other planets were environmentally unprepared to handle the inadvertent xendrite populations which sprang up as the creatures were imported to other worlds.
native to the planet Caluula, the winged-star was similar in most respects to many other species found across the galaxy, such as the drone-flitter. However, unlike other species, the winged-star had just a single day to attract a mate, then successfully fertilize and lay their eggs. In order to attract a mate, individual winged-stars emerged from their chitinous shells and flew about, displaying a wide range of bioluminescent colors and patterns. What made the winged-star even more unusual was that its larval stage lsted just a week before the larvae wrapped themselves in their durable coccoons and took the next 299 years to incubate and hatch. Thus, a winged-star lived its entire life in one brief day, which became known as the Nocturne of the Winged-Stars. Scientists from across the galaxy tracked the progress of the winged-stars, hoping to catch a glimpse of their lifecycle every 300 years. The display was hopefully encountered at night, allowing the scientists to also witness the bright displays of phosphorescence used to attract mates. During the last stages of the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy, the winged-stars were supposed to emerge from their shells and perform their dance. However, many of them died before they could mate, and the few that survived were too lethargic to fly. It was later revealed by Wraw that the Galactic Alliance had unleashed a new strain of the Alpha Red virus on Caluula. What was unexpected was the effect the virus had on the winged-stars, since it was only supposed to affect Yuuzhan Vong genetic material.
this adopted daughter of Imperial Governor Tork Winger was a strong supporter of the underground Alliance cell on Garos IV. A native of the planet Janara III, Alex was the biological daughter of Matt Turhaya. Alex was adopted by Winger when she was just six, after the Empire destroyed her homeworld. She was rescued by the soldier named Chance, who turned her over to Adalric Brandl, who hoped to bring her into the fold of the Dark Jedi because of her sensitivity to the Force. In her youth, she was loved by Tork, in contradiction to the harsh reality of the Empire. She witnessed the evil of the Empire many times, and by the time she was fifteen she had decided that the Alliance needed to unseat Emperor Palpatine. When Jaalib Brandl tried to kill Alex and her father, she called upon the Force to save Tork's life. She also explained to her father that she was supporting the resistance on Garos IV, a fact which Tork accepted. After the New Republic liberated Garos IV, Alex and her father remainde on the planet ot help the Garosians recover their lives. She quietly rose through the ranks of the resistance on Garos IV and, later, the New Republic, eventually becoming a Captain in the Republic's Navy. She commanded the Webley during Garm Bel Iblis' assault on the Ubiqtorate station at Yaga Minor, in an attempt to obtain a copy of the Caamas Document.
(SWJ1, SWJ12, VOF)
this woman was Tork Winger's wife.
Tork was the Assistant Minister of Defense for Garos IV, and was one of the primary focal points in the truce between the Garosians and the Sundars. He had served the Old Republic as a soldier and diplomant, and continued his service to the government when the New Order took control. When the Empire took control of the planet in order to gain access to the hibridium mines, Tork Winger was named Imperial Governor of Garos IV, primarily because the respect and praise he garnered an a native of Garos IV helped ensure a smooth transition. A strong supporter of the New Order, he failed to see that his adopted daughter, Alex, was working for the Alliance underground. Tork was nearly killed when Jaalib Brandl came to Garos IV to take control of the city of Ariana. Brandl had his own plans, and went to Garos IV to kill Winger and his daughter, thereby severing his ties to the Empire. Tork was at the center of an explosion in the Imperial garrison in Ariana, but Alex's connection to the Force kept him alive long enough for a rescue team to reach them.
this was a large subspecies of flii, which was native to the planet Kubindi. They were distinguished from normal fliis by their size, as well as their yellow-and-orange striped bodies. This coloration extended to their wings, and a flock of wingfliis moving overhead appeared to be a ribbon of fire burning across the sky.
this was the name given to the unusual silcate growths found on the wings of the ringed moon shadowmoth. When the wings beat in the air, air passed through the wingflutes and created an unusual music known as moonsong.
this avian was native to the planet Ruan. When the Salliche Agricultural Corporation began retooling its operations in hopes of pleasing the Yuuzhan Vong, it genetically altered wingles to be wingless and mute, and used them to create droppings which were later turned into fertilizer.
this was the name used by the branch of the Drall police force which rode on ibbots, so that theycould patrol the skies abvoe their planet. The primary mission of the Wingriders was to facilitate trade and communication between cities.
this primitive form of communication is used by the S'krrr. They rub their vestigial wings together and create a series of tonal inflections which form a crude language. The hums and buzzes of wingsong are formed by manipulating the speed and pressure applied to each wing. The sound of the wingsong is what gives the S'krrr their name. The Corellians who discovered the Ishanna System thought that the insectoids' wingsong made a "s'krrr" sound. The use of wingsong is mainly found in S'krrr poetry, where it lends a beautiful sound to the story being told.
this large insect, denoted by its eight legs and two pairs of wings, was a common creature found in the swamps of Drongar. They were attracted to all manner of stimuli, including light and temperature, making them quite a nuisance to explorers in the swamps.
this was the Huttese word for "sleep."
a pittin, one of Leia Organa childhood pets on Alderaan.
this name, which meant "sleepy", was common among Gungan males.
this was a common name among the Meerian race.
this woman, a Mistress of House Pelagia, was the caretaker of Trad and Verinia Paddox during their flight from House Mecetti agents during the Mecetti Purge. She was killed aboard the Regal Destiny when the ship's air supply was poisoned by a Mecetti spy.
this band of pirates was known to frequent the Hydian Way along the border of the Corporate Sector, during the height of the New Order. They preyed mainly on private citizens, hoping to avoid any Imperial entanglements. However, one of their numbers, a Trandoshan named Traggissk Reosss, mistakenly attacked an Imperial convoy and completely looted it. The Empire retaliated by smashing the Winnard Clan and taking its leader, Cloone into custody. Cloone was later released after providing information on Reosss' actions, and he eventually rebuilt the pirate gang. The Winnard Clan then posted a bounty on Reosss' head, hoping to bring the Trandoshan to account for the results of his actions.
this PLY 3000 yacht was owned by the Bardrin Group during the early years of the New Republic. Sansia Bardrin was captured while flying it, and her father employed Mara Jade to help recover it. Ja Bardrin claimed to be worried only about Sansia's well-being, but in reality he simply wanted the ship back. It was equipped with a multitude of protypical and military systems, including an upgraded flight package, enhanced weapons systems, and a defensive shoot-back targetting system. When Mara discovered that she had been tricked into rescuing the ship and not Sansia, it was Sansia who offered her the ship as payment for her rescue. Mara agreed, and renamed the ship Jade's Fire.
this was the name of a supposedly damaged ship which needed rescuing during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy. Dacholder and Uldir Lochett piloted the Pride of Thela into a position to rescue the ship, as part of Dacholder's plan to turn Uldir over to the Yuuzhan Vong. A team of Yuuzhan Vong was at the helm of the Winning Hand, ready to take possession of Uldir.
this man was captured on the planet Ralltiir, during the height of the New Order, on the suspicion that he was actually an Alliance operative. A former employee of Kuat Drive Yards, he was accused of providing information which led to the successful kidnapping of several Cygnus Spaceworks designers. He was also charged with the theft of KDY plans for new weapons systems. However, he was soon rescued from the University Faculty Medical Center by a team of Alliance agents.
this was a common name given to male Duros children. The name Winrel came from the term meaning "trustworthy".