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Literature Forum Frequently Asked Questions

LAST UPDATED: October 8, 2002

If you think a question deserves to be added, Post a message in Sturm's Literature Project - Expanded Universe Frequently Asked Questions thread or Private Message wampa or Sturm Antilles at the JC.



Questions Concerning the Forum

General Questions About EU

Common Questions Regarding EU and the Movies

Canon Related Questions

Book/Comic Specific Questions

New Jedi Order Related Questions

Character Specific Questions

Alien Species Questions

Vehicles and Vessels Questions

Literature Forum Rumors & Inside Jokes




Who are the forum mods/admins?

Gandolf the Grey:
Gandolf the Grey
Kadue
Sturm Antilles
The Gatherer
Genghis12

Feel free to PM any of them if you have any questions or complaints. If you see a troll here in Literature, or in any other forum, go to the User's Online button on the main page of the boards (right underneath your user name) to see what Mod-Types are online. Any Moderator, Manager, or Administrator can help. Don't be fooled by the pretty name, VIP's are not Mod-Types and can't help you lock a thread.



I want to be popular and respected here. What should I do?

Gandolf the Grey:
Post intelligently. Try to use good spelling and grammar, even if it means typing up your posts beforehand in Word, WordPerfect, or whatever your favorite spell-check equipped word processor is. Make good points, and come across as insightful (or at least funny). And if all else fails, be polite, as that can go a long way.


Where can I find the order the books come in?

wampa:
Dark Horse's Comic Timeline
Del Rey's Novel Timeline



What are some general sources of useful EU Literature information?

Darth_Kevin:
The Official Site's Star Wars Databank
The Ultimate Star Wars Timeline
Time Tales
The Completely Unofficial Star Wars Encyclopedia
The Star Wars Literature Compendium
Unofficial New Jedi Order Homepage
New Jedi Order Encyclopedia
Japanese Star Wars Covers



How many Expanded Universe books are out there? And what are their titles?

Gandolf the Grey:
There are literally hundreds of books in the Expanded Universe, from full length novels to comics to reference guides to children's books. The SW Book List is a fairly complete list of all major the EU books published to date.



In what order were the novels released?

wampa:

December 1976 - Episode IV - A New Hope
February 1978 - Splinter of the Mind's Eye
April 1979 - Han Solo at Stars' End
November 1979 - Han Solo's Revenge
August 1980 - Han Solo and the Lost Legacy
May 1980 - Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
1983 - Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu
1983 - Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon
1983 - Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka
May 1983 - Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

June 1991 - The Thrawn Trilogy I: Heir to the Empire
June 1992 - The Thrawn Trilogy II: Dark Force Rising
May 1993 - The Thrawn Trilogy III: The Last Command

January 1994 - The Truce at Bakura
March 1994 - The Jedi Academy Trilogy I: Jedi Search
May 1994 - The Courtship of Princess Leia
July 1994 - The Jedi Academy Trilogy II: Dark Apprentice
October 1994 - The Jedi Academy Trilogy III: Champions of the Force
November 1994 - The Crystal Star

February 1995 - The Corellian Trilogy I: Ambush at Corellia
May 1995 - Children of the Jedi
June 1995 - The Corellian Trilogy II: Assault at Selonia
August 1995 - Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina
September 1995 - The Corellian Trilogy III: Showdown at Centerpoint
November 1995 - Darksaber

January 1996- Tales from Jabba's Palace
February 1996 - X-Wing I: Rogue Squadron
March 1996 - The Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy I: Before the Storm
May 1996 - Shadows of the Empire
June 1996 - X-Wing II: Wedge's Gamble
August 1996 - The Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy II: Shield of Lies
October 1996 - X-Wing III: The Krytos Trap
December 1996 - The Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy III: Tyrant's Test
December 1996 - The New Rebellion
December 1996 - Tales of the Bounty Hunters

February 1997 - X-Wing IV: The Bacta War
March 1997 - Planet of Twilight
July 1997 - The Han Solo Trilogy I: The Paradise Snare
September 1997 - The Han Solo Trilogy II: The Hutt Gambit
December 1997 - Tales from the Empire
December 1997 - The Hand of Thrawn Duology I: Specter of the Past

February 1998 - X-Wing V: Wraith Squadron
March 1998 - The Han Solo Trilogy III: Rebel Dawn
May 1998 - I, Jedi
June 1998 - The Bounty Hunter Wars I: The Mandalorian Armor
July 1998 - X-Wing VI: Iron Fist
September 1998 - The Hand of Thrawn Duology II: Vision of the Future
October 1998 - The Bounty Hunter Wars II: Slave Ship

February 1999 - X-Wing VII: Solo Command
April 1999 - X-Wing VIII: Isard's Revenge
May 1999 - Episode I - The Phantom Menace
July 1999 - The Bounty Hunter Wars III: Hard Merchandise
August 1999 - X-Wing IX: Starfighters of Adumar
October 1999 - The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime
December 1999 - Tales from the New Republic

February 2000- The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide I: Onslaught
May 2000 - Rogue Planet
June 2000 - The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide II: Ruin
August 2000 - The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial
October 2000 - The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse
November 2000 - The New Jedi Order: Balance Point

February 2001- Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
April 2001 - The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I: Conquest
June 2001 - Cloak of Deception
August 2001 - The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory II: Rebirth
November 2001 - The New Jedi Order: Star by Star

February 2002 - The Approaching Storm
February 2002 - The New Jedi Order: Dark Journey
April 2002 - The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream
April 2002 - Episode II - Attack of the Clones
May 2002 - The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand
August 2002 - The New Jedi Order: Traitor
October 2002 - The New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way



In what order should I read the books? What should I read?

Darth_Kevin:
There are two schools of thought on the answer to this question. Some of us believe that chronologicial order is best. Others believe that reading them in order of publication is best to make better sense of the continuity discrepancies.

Sue Rostoni (Star Wars Insider #59):
A great place to start with the Expanded Universe novels, in my opinion, would be with Timothy Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy: Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command. Published in 1991, Heir to the Empire moved our heroes beyond the events of Return of the Jedi and brought Mara Jade and other great new characters into the galaxy far, far away. Since Zahn's books began this newest decade of Star Wars history, it seems only fitting for a new reader to begin here. Then I would suggest moving right to the New Jedi Order series with Vector Prime by R.A. Salvatore, followed by Michael Stackpole's Dark Tide duology, Onslaught and Ruin, and into James Luceno's Agents of Chaos duology, Hero's Trial and Jedi Eclipse. While waiting for the next installment of the New Jedi Order series to hit shelves, a reader could fill in with Shadows of the Empire, set between Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back films (wampa: Actually SotE takes place between ESB and RotJ), then the Truce at Bakura, which begins on the heels of Return of the Jedi.

Mastadge:
So you'd like to ... start reading Star Wars novels!

Sturm Antilles:
1. Thrawn Trilogy
2. Tales of the Jedi comics
3. X-wing novels
4. Han Solo Adventures and Han Solo Trilogy
5. The Marvel comics
6. Darth Maul - Shadow Hunter and Cloak of Deception

Gandolf the Grey:
One logical starting place is at the beginning. The first expanded universe stories beyond any Star Wars movie began with Marvel Comics' monthly Star Wars series, set to be reprinted by Dark Horse Comics in Summer 2002. Soon after, in 1978, Del Rey began publishing Expanded Universe novels with the very first EU novel, Splinter of the Minds' Eye by Alan Dean Foster. Many new fans joined the expanded universe some fourteen years later with the Thrawn trilogy written by Timothy Zahn, starting with Heir to the Empire. They were the first novels published under the Bantam line. Another logical starting point for new fans is with the newest Star Wars series, the New Jedi Order. Vector Prime by Robert Salvatore is the first novel in this latest series.

Here's a forum project attempting to answer this question:
Lit Forum Project: What should I read?



I want to start NJO right now, should I read something first?

wampa:
Yes, at the very least I recommend that you read The Essential Chronology by Kevin J. Anderson and Daniel Wallace.

If you want a better backstory, I believe you should at least read:
"The Thrawn Trilogy I: Heir to the Empire" by Timothy Zahn (novel)
"The Thrawn Trilogy II: Dark Force Rising" by Timothy Zahn (novel)
"The Thrawn Trilogy III: The Last Command" by Timothy Zahn (novel)
"Dark Empire" (comics)
"The Jedi Academy Trilogy I: Jedi Search" by Kevin J. Anderson (novel)
"The Jedi Academy Trilogy II: Dark Apprentice" by Kevin J. Anderson (novel)
"The Jedi Academy Trilogy III: Champions of the Force" by Kevin J. Anderson (novel)
"The Hand of Thrawn Duology I: Specter of the Past" by Timothy Zahn (novel)
"The Hand of Thrawn Duology II: Vision of the Future" by Timothy Zahn (novel)

Genghis12:
The Essential Chronology is a good idea.
The Hand of Thrawn (Specter of the Past, Vision of the Future) has about as much relevence to the New Jedi Order as Planet of Twilight does, so IMO your time would be wasted on that. The Dark Empire Trilogy, Crimson Empire series (I & II), Union and a Jedi Acadamy Trilogy re-read would probably be time better spent than Specter of the Past and Vision of the Future in preparation for the NJO.
The New Jedi Order builds extensively on the Young Jedi Knight and Junior Jedi Knight series'. Both of them are children's series, so it's not like it should take you a lot of time. But, they are hard to track down now.




Where can I find Star Wars short stories?

Darth_Kevin & Wedge 88:
Periodicals:
The Star Wars Adventure Journal #1-15 (out of print)
Star Wars Galaxy magazine #1-13 (out of print)
Star Wars Gamer #1-present

Bantam books:
Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina
Tales of the Bounty Hunters
Tales from Jabba's Palace
Tales from the Empire
Tales from the New Republic

Short stories have appeared in Dark Horce comics and various other RPG materials by West End Games, which previously had the license for the Star Wars RPG, and Wizards of the Coast, which currently has the license.



Where can I find a map of the Star Wars galaxy?

wampa:
Here's the map from Vector Prime:
Star Wars galaxy map

One can also find official galaxy maps in following New Jedi Order novels, the Essential Chronology, and Inside the Worlds of Episode I.



Ive heard that the covers for the Japanese versions of the Star Wars books are pretty cool. Where can I find them?

Gandolf the Grey:
The Japanese Star Wars Book List, on the Star Wars Book List site has JPGs of most of the covers.


Are Bail Antilles and Bail Organa supposed to be the same character?

Steve Sansweet (TOS - July 2000):
Answer



Are Obi-Wan and Owen Lars brothers?

Jocasta Nu (TOS - Jan. 2002):
Answer



How old is C-3PO really?

Jocasta Nu (TOS - Nov. 2001):
Answer



How was Obi-Wan trained by both Yoda and Qui-Gon?

wampa:
According to the New Essential Guide to Characters, Obi-Wan received Jedi tutelage from Yoda and other Jedi instructors. Eventually when Obi-Wan reached the age of thirteen, Qui-Gon chose Obi-Wan as his Padawan.



What's this about Nashira being Luke's mother?

wampa:
In the Black Fleet Crisis trilogy, Luke searches for his mother. Akanah, a member of the Fallanassi religious order, tells Luke that his mother is Nashira. Eventually Luke figures out that Akanah was lying to him.



What's with Boba Fett's past?

Steve Sansweet (TOS - April 2000):
Answer



What's with Mace's lightsabers?

Jocasta Nu (TOS - Nov. 2001):
Answer



Why does Greedo have conflicting backstories?

wampa:
Well, that isn't the same Greedo. The Greedo from The Phantom Menace cutscene is Greedo the Elder, father of the Greedo in A New Hope. Greedo the Elder was killed by Navik the Red, head of the Chattza clan. His son Greedo developed into the bounty hunter seen in A New Hope and Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (see page 75 of the New Essential Guide to Characters for more on Greedo).



I heard that the Thrawn Trilogy / Dark Empire Trilogy was Episodes VII, VIII, and IX. Is this true?

Gandolf the Grey:
Not exactly. Many fans like to think of them as Episodes VII to IX, but that is strictly a fan designation. If George Lucas ever decides that he wants to make a sequel trilogy, there is no guarantee that he will choose to incorporate EU events.


What is Canon?

wampa:
Canon means law in Latin. Taken in a religious sense, it means the authoritative list of books accepted as Holy Scripture. Star Wars canon refers to the official elements of the saga. What exactly is Star Wars canon has been a point of debate for many years. Due to conflicting statements from LFL representatives, one group (Movie Purists) believes that only the movies are canon while another group (Completists) believes that EU (which has not been stamped with an Infinities icon) is also canon.

Steve Sansweet (TOS - Aug. 2001):
Are Gamer and Marvel series canon?

Sue Rostoni (Gamer #6 - Oct/Nov. 2001):
Canon refers to an authoritative list of books that the Lucas Licensing editors consider an authentic part of the official Star Wars history. Our goal is to present a continuous and unified history of the Star Wars galaxy, insofar as that history does not conflict with, or undermine the meaning of Mr. Lucas's Star Wars saga of films and screenplays. Things that Lucas Licensing does not consider official parts of the continuous Star Wars history show an Infinities logo or are contained in Star Wars Tales. Everything else is considered canon.

Gandolf the Grey:
That's a question that a lot of people will give you what they consider to be definite answers to. Unfortunately, those definitive answers are often directly contradictory. Within the Literature forum, we treat the whole of the Expanded Universe as canon. This point is not up for debate. Outside the Literature forum, views differ. It's generally not a good idea to mention the Expanded Universe at all in any of the Prequel Spoilers Allowed forums.

More on canon can be found here: The Umpty-Seventh Rehash of a Not Quite Final Battle of Completists vs. Purists



What is Continuity?

wampa:
Continuity is defined as uninterrupted connection, succession, or union. Star Wars continuity refers to chronology or timeline. Official continuity is canon. However, some fans dislike parts of the EU and decide to create their own personal continuity. This behavior is perfectly acceptable, as long as one does not try to use his or her personal continuity in a canon debate.



What are Lostworlds?

Darth_Kevin:
Lostworlds are any material that either was in some stage of planning or development, was at some point on a publishers schedule, would have been published but got cancelled, or no longer exists. This includes (but is not limited to) lost, never-finished, or cancelled novels, comics, games and RPG materials. If something was published officially, but no official copies are in existence any longer, they also qualify as a Lostworld, as is the case with the formerly online comic Prelude to Rebellion #0.

Lostworlds are therefore not part of the official Star Wars continuity timelines. On occasion some of the intended ideas from Lostworlds do later get to see light of day in some form or another in other official sources, however they often times do not exactly resemble the original source. Lostworlds status does not apply to fan fiction, even if written by authors of other official Star Wars literature.


The Farlander Papers

Where can I find "The Farlander Papers"?
"This novella was found in many original Star Wars: X-wing-Space Combat Simulator game boxes. Most of The Farlander Papers and its continuation were originally published in Star Wars: X-wing-The Official Strategy Guide to the Star Wars Space Combat Simulator (Prima Publishing, 1993), however, the entire text of The Farlander Papers can only be found in its original medium. The entire continuation is found in Star Wars: X-wing-Collector's CD-Rom: The Official Strategy Guide (Prima Publishing, 1995)."
- The Star Wars Literature Compendium



The Stele Chronicles

Where can I find "The Stele Chronicles"?
"This novella was found only in original Star Wars: TIE Fighter game boxes. The partial continuation of The Stele Chronicles was originally published in Star Wars: TIE Fighter-The Official Strategy Guide (Prima Publishing, 1994) and Star Wars: TIE Fighter-Defender of the Empire: Official Secrets & Solutions (Prima Publishing, 1995), however, the entire continuation of The Stele Chronicles is found in Star Wars: TIE Fighter-Collector's CD-Rom: The Official Strategy Guide (Prima Publishing, 1995)."
- The Star Wars Literature Compendium



The Glove of Darth Vader

What is the "Glove of Darth Vader" series?
Darth_Kevin:
It is a series of 6 books for young readers written by Paul and Hollace Davids taking place right after Return of the Jedi. Their titles are:

The Glove of Darth Vader
The Lost City of the Jedi
Zorba the Hutt's Revenge
Mission from Mount Yoda
Queen of the Empire
Prophets of the Dark Side



The Lost Jedi

What are the Lost Jedi books?
Darth_Kevin:
The Lost Jedi: Bounty Hunter and The Lost Jedi: Jedi Dawn were Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books by Paul Cockburn released only in Europe in the early 90's.

Here's some topics addressing this question:
Jedi Dawn questions (help UK fans)
Lost Jedi Adventure books?
Lost Jedi on the web...Lost Worlds
Paul Cockburn's "The Lost Jedi" ???



Jedi Academy Trilogy/I, Jedi

Who were the original 12 students at Luke's Jedi Academy?
Darth_Kevin:

1: Brakiss (I, Jedi)
2: Dorsk 81 (JAT)
3: Gantoris (JAT)
4: Corran Horn (I, Jedi)
5: Kam Solusar (JAT)
6: Streen (JAT)
7: Kirana Ti (JAT)
8: Tionne (JAT)
9: Kyle Katarn (EC)
10: (Unknown)
11: (Unknown)
12: (Unknown)

Here's some topics addressing this question:
Once more unto the breach: The original Jedi Students
The original twelve (Rebel Dream spoiler included)


Are the Vong the "great threat" mentioned in Tim Zahn's novels?

chissdude10:
No, they are not. Elaine Cunningham says the Vong and Chiss have never interacted before in her novel Dark Journey.
However, Tim Zahn has told me off the record that the Vong were the aforementioned threat, but his statement is not credible because Zahn has not written any NJO novels.
There is no great threat in the UR. In Zahn's short story Command Decision we see lots of potential barbarian tribes in the UR looking for a way out, but they seem to have little in the way of military strength. I personally think Thrawn overly hyped the UR, in hope of one day capturing the galaxy through intimidation and propaganda. Whatever the case, Thrawn did not know about the Vong.


Empatojayos Brand:

Who is Empatojayos Brand?
"A one-time Jedi Knight, Empatojayos was trained by Yaddle. He was hunted down as part of Palpatine's Jedi purge. He was nearly killed by Darth Vader, and was left for dead. He was rescued by the Ganathans, and fitted with a cyborg suit. The only organic parts of his body still functioning are his chest and head; his limbs could not be saved. His cyborg body was therefore equipped with repulsorlifts for mobility. The suit is also equipped with impressive life-support capabilities, and can withstand extremes of temperature and the effects of hard vacuum for an entire year. The Ganathans, seeing that Empatojayos' knowledge of the Force gave him certain supernatural abilities, elected him to be their king, a position he accepted. He is still the king when Han Solo and Princess Leia first discover the Ganath System, after fleeing Boba Fett and Nar Shaddaa a second time. Recognizing the need for the Jedi to return to the galaxy, Brand leaves Ganath with Luke Skywalker. Brand and the Jedi spent the next few months trying to stay one step ahead of the Emperor, who was trying to steal Anakin Solo for a new body. When they cornered the Emperor on Onderon, it was Brand who intervened wen Palpatine made his move. Brand grabbed Anakin and shielded him in the Light Side of the Force, while at the same time allowing the Emperor's spirit to enter his body. Brand returned Anakin to Leia, then was quickly consumed by the Dark Side energies flowing through Palpatine's spirit. Both Brand and the Emperor died on Onderon."
- The Unofficial Star Wars Encyclopedia
Empatojayos Brand can be found in Dark Empire II and Empire's End comics.



Lando Calrissian:

When did Lando get married?
wampa:
What started out as a business venture turned into romance for Lando Calrissian when he met Tendra Risant from Sacorria. During the Corellian Crisis (see the Corellian Trilogy), he was expelled from Sacorria. After the crisis was over, Lando and Tendra married.



Boba Fett:

How does Boba Fett escape the Sarlacc? Where can I read about it?
Darth_Kevin:
I won't spoil the story for you, but the details of his escape from the Sarlacc are chronicled in the Boba Fett short story in Tales of the Bounty Hunters edited by Kevin J. Anderson, and continued in The Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy by K.W. Jeter.



Micah Giiett:

Who was Micah Giiett? What did he appear in?
Kast_Morben:
Micah Giiett was a Jedi council member just previous to the time of The Phantom Menace. He took part in the Jedi Council's mission to Yinchorr to prevent the murderous rampage of the Yinchorri (see the comic Jedi Council: Acts of War). He was wounded in the battle and sacrificed his life so that the rest of the Jedi could escape from the planet. He fought with two yellow bladed lightsabers and was the best friend of Plo Koon.



Kyle Katarn:

What are the Kyle Katarn/Dark Forces books?
Darth_Kevin:
A series of illustrated novellas published by Boulevard and Dark Horse written by William C. Dietz chronicling the story of Kyle Katarn from a point in time before the game Dark Forces to the game Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight. The titles are:

Dark Forces - Soldier for the Empire
Dark Forces - Rebel Agent
Dark Forces - Jedi Knight



Obi-Wan Kenobi:

In which book does Obi-Wan's spirit appear to Luke for the last time?
wampa:
Obi-Wan tells Luke goodbye in Heir to the Empire.



Darth Lumiya:

Who is Darth Lumiya/Shira Brie?
"When the Imperial operative Shira Elan Colla Brie was trained in the ways of the Dark Side of the Force by Darth Vader, she shed her old name and became the Dark Jedi Lumiya. Shira had infiltrated the Alliance at Vader's orders, in an effort to capture Luke Skywalker. Luke shot Shira's TIE Fighter down, and Shira barely survived. After being fitted with cybernetic implants and healing in a bacta tank, she emerged as the woman known as Lumiya. Lumiya's weapon of choice was not the lightsaber, though, but a new weapon known as the lightwhip. She discovered the lightwhip while searching through an ancient Sith tome during the Battle of Endor. Vader tried to keep her training a secret from Emperor Palpatine, but eventually had to reveal her existence. In order to keep favor with Palpatine, Vader presented Lumiya to the Emperor as a candidate to be one of the Emperor's Hands. This mysterious woman was the leader of a group of Imperial soldiers on Herdessa, where she revealed herself as a Dark Side adept. Following the death of the Empire, Lumiya tried to defeat the New Republic with the help of the alien race known as the Nagai, after training her band on the planet Kinooine. She also tried to use their enemies, the Tofs, in a similar effort. Each time, she was defeated and left for dead, but her incredible strength and cunning allowed her to escape and survive. She was a force that skirted the New Republic, striking when it pleases her against remote locations. She had control of a small fleet of warships, and was supported by a contingent of crimson-armored stormtroopers. It was later discovered that Lumiya had trained the likes of Flint and Carnor Jax, developing their dark powers much the same way Darth Bane trained his progeny: with just two Sith magicians, a master and an apprentice."
- The Unofficial Star Wars Encyclopedia
Lumiya can be found in the Marvel comics, the Star Wars Galaxy Magazine, and Star Wars Gamer #5. Here's her official databank entry.



Emperor Palpatine:

What's this about a cloned/resurrected Emperor?
This story can be found in the Dark Empire comics or the Dark Empire audio drama. Read more about it here:
Luke's Fall To The Dark Side and The Resurrected Emperor



Dash Rendar:

Did Dash Rendar really die? What is he up to now?
Kast_Morben::
According to the Shadows of the Empire computer game, Dash Rendar faked his death at the battle of Falleen's Fist. He did this in order to aviod Black Sun retribution and he did not expect to gain a reward from the Rebel Alliance for his work. He was later seen at the finale of the comic Shadows of the Empire: Evolution when he offers to buy the reprogrammed Guri a drink.

Jocasta Nu (TOS - Sep. 2001):
Answer



Ben Skywalker:

Where can I find the story of Ben's birth?
wampa:
Ben's birth can be found in the novel The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory II - Rebirth.



Luke Skywalker:

What's this about Luke going to the dark side?
This story can be found in the Dark Empire comics or the Dark Empire audio drama.
Read more about it here: Luke's Fall To The Dark Side and The Resurrected Emperor

When did Luke get married to Mara Jade?
wampa:
Luke and Mara got hitched in the Union comic (20 years after the Battle of Yavin).



Anakin Solo:

Where can I find the story of Anakin's birth?
wampa:
Anakin's birth can be found in the Dark Empire comics, specifically Dark Empire II.

Where can I find the story of Anakin's death?
wampa:
Anakin's death can be found in The New Jedi Order: Star by Star.



Han Solo:

When did Han get married to Leia?
wampa:
Han & Leia were married in the novel The Courtship of Princess Leia (8 years after the Battle of Yavin).



Jacen Solo:

Where can I find the story of Jacen's birth?
wampa:
Jacen's birth can be found in the Thrawn Trilogy books or comic adaptation.



Jaina Solo:

Where can I find the story of Jaina's birth?
wampa:
Jaina's birth can be found in the Thrawn Trilogy books or comic adaptation.



Leia Organa Solo:

When did Leia get married to Han?
wampa:
Han & Leia were married in the novel The Courtship of Princess Leia (8 years after the Battle of Yavin).



Tremayne:

Who is High Inquisitor Tremayne?
"The High Inquisitor of the Empire during the Galactic Civil War, Tremayne was trained as a Jedi Knight before being seduced by the Dark Side of the Force. He was led down the dark path by none other than Emperor Palpatine, and it was rumored that Tremayne was one of the Emperor's Hands. Tremayne was eventually promoted to the position of High Inquisitor, and had an illustrious career serving Palpatine. In this position, Tremayne was answerable only to Darth Vader and the upper eschelons of Palpatine's advisors. Tremayne had been able to break every captive brought to him until he encountered Corwin Shelvay. He was disfigured in Shelvay's escape, and also lost an arm. Since then, Tremayne has scoured the galaxy, looking for Shelvay to exact revenge. Tremayne was given command of the Star Destroyer Interrogator."
- The Unofficial Star Wars Encyclopedia
High Inquisitor Tremayne can be found in Galaxy Guide 9.



Vergere:

Is the Vergere from Rogue Planet and Cloak of Deception the same one from the NJO?
wampa:
Yes. It's the same Fosh Knight. She left with the "Far Outsiders" (Yuuzhan Vong) and returned to the GFFA in the NJO era.


What are Nagai?

"Nagai: This near-Human race came from the planet Nagi, located in a star cluster which was beyond the borders of both the Old Republic and the Empire. After the Battle of Endor, the Nagai supported one of Lumiya's bids to overthrow the New Republic. The Nagai were a race of humanoid warriors which were bitter enemies of the Tofs. The Nagai claimed to be from a planet beyond the known galaxy, but their homeworld of Nagi was later discovered in the Unknown Regions. When they realized that the Tofs were trying to take over the galaxy, the Nagai joined with the New Republic and the Imperial remnants to overcome the Tofs."
- The Unofficial Star Wars Encyclopedia
Nagai can be found in the Marvel Star Wars comics.



What are Tofs?

"Tof: This species of green-skinned humanoids was native to the planet Tof. The average Tof was quite rotund, and was devoid of morals and coompassion. The Tofs were the sworn enemies of the Nagai, and they eventually conquered the Nagai more than 300 years before the Battle of Bakura."
- The Unofficial Star Wars Encyclopedia
Tofs can be found in the Marvel Star Wars comics.


How long is a Super Star Destroyer?

Gandolf the Grey:
It depends on the class of the ship. According to the official site, the Executer was 12,800 meters long.



Literature Forum Rumors & Inside Jokes

Was Boba Fett really the mayor of Sernpidal at the time it was destroyed by the Yuuzhan Vong?

Darth_Kevin:
This was just a rumor started by Darth Ludicrous in this JC Lit thread: Sernpidal's mayor (spoilers)?




Who is Jimmy?

wampa:
Jimmy was an alias for Anakin Solo that was used during the months before Star by Star was released. One thread exposed the death and posters decided to use Jimmy in order to prevent others from being spoiled. The original thread was missed by a large amount of users, who littered the JC with "Who is Jimmy?" threads. In-the-know users had fun by making up fake alias and mocking the ignorance of the other users.






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