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this brown-haired woman was an old acquaintance of Han Solo's, who he encountered again on Void Station some six months after the Battle of Yavin. They had met several years earlier, and their paths had crossed infrequently afterward. Sheel's luck had gone sour, and she was on Void Station hoping to change her situation. She didn't tell Han that she owed a large sum of credits to Jib Kopatha, the owner of Void Station. Thinking on her feet, Sheel decided that she could sell information on Han's relationship to the Alliance to Jib as payment for her debt. Her only condition was that Han would not be harmed, should Jib decide to wring more information from the smuggler. She met Han in the halls of the station, ostensibly for a tryst, but a group of Kopatha's Trandoshan thugs accompanied her to ensure Han didn't try to run. After Kopatha's interrogators threatened to kill Han, Sheel decided that she had better leave while she could. She tried to reach her ship, the Emerald Twilight, but was intercepted by Chewbacca. It was then that Sheel realized that she couldn't leave Han to be tortured, and worked with Chewie to free him. As they escaped from Void Station, Han asked Sheel to join the Alliance with him. She politely refused the offer, preferring to remain independent, but told Solo that they would meet again. The rendezvous came sooner than expected, when Sheel helped them escape from the Imperial escort that was bringing Darth Vader to Void Station.