Guest Admiral_Antilles Posted August 12, 2004 Share Posted August 12, 2004 (edited) Welcome to the #9 edition of 60 Standard Minutes. I have had some editing changes made, instead of the promised Rebel Leaders I have decided to do a Wraith Squadron edition. I would like to thank Trej for providing the roster of all the Wraiths, it helped tremendously. I would like also note that while I have compiled most of the Wraiths there are a few I have not included do to the lack of information. As always, I hope you all enjoy this edition. Wraith Squadron Formed by Wedge Antilles shortly after the Battle of Thyferra, when the reformed Rogue Squadron could not immediately be re-assigned, Wraith Squadron was made up of the degs of the New Republic's fighter pilots. Wedge felt that there were some potentially great pilots who just needed another chance, and formed the Squadron with the help of Wes Janson. The group was originally designated Gray Squadron, but Wedge allowed the team to choose its own name. Tyria Sarkin came up the name Wraith Squadron, named for mysterious phantoms who were supposed to live under the beds of young children. Among other names proposed were Dinner Squadron - under which the squadron actually performed a mission - and Silly Squadron. Shortly after the Wraiths participated in the destruction of the Razor's Kiss, Wedge returned to Rogue Squadron, but remained in command of the Wraiths. The Wraiths quickly proved their worth as an infiltration team, taking out several key Imperial installations and providing valuable support during the hunt for Warlord Zsinj. After the defeat of Zsinj at Selaggis Six, they were disbanded as a starfighter squadron and turned into an Intelligence force working for Airen Cracken. Their insignia as a starfighter group was a white circle bounded by a blue band and two gold rings. Within the white circle were twelve images of X-Wings, flying in formation from lower left to upper right. The lead ship was larger than the others arrayed around it, and all were black in color. During the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy, the Wraiths were assigned to scouting the locations of Yuuzhan Vong strongholds, especially along the major hyperspace travel routes. More often than not, they encountered alien warships along these routes, and were forced to flee before being discovered. Antilles, Wedge Born on Corellia, Wedge spent much of his childhood working for his parents on the last planet in the Gus Treta system. His parents, Jagged and Zena, owned a fueling station there, and Wedge became proficient at starship systems. He also gained a great deal of piloting skill there, and was ready to go to the Academy when a pirate ship, the Buzzzer, under the command of Loka Hask, got spooked at the fuel depot when a Corellian Security Force fleet arrived. Hask ordered them to lift off, but the crew forgot to unhook their refueling coupling before blasting away. The resulting fuel leak was ignited, and Wedge's parents were forced to eject the fueling station in order to save the rest of the station. Both of Wedge's parents were killed in this effort, and Wedge - who was with Booster Terrik at the time - went after the pirates in an old Z-95 Headhunter. Although he managed to destroy the Buzzzer, Wedge's lack of funding led him to start taking all kinds of odd jobs, and was getting nowhere as a smuggler when he decided to join the Alliance. He quickly demonstrated his abilities as a fighter pilot, and also ran a number of reconnaissance and escort missions before being tapped as one of the X-wing pilots in the Battle of Yavin. Since then, Wedge's growing skills have earned him a number of distinctions, the greatest of which came when he was named squadron leader of the famous Rogue Squadron. While with Rogue Squadron, Wedge assisted Lando Calrissian during the Battle of Endor, and helped destroy the incomplete Death Star being built there. He remained as Rogue Leader through the restructuring of Rogue Squadron, and his squadrons provided invaluable support in the battles against Ysanne Isard and Grand Admiral Thrawn. It was during this time that Wedge also developed the idea of Wraith Squadron, which he successfully implemented and modified into a crack infiltration unit. After turning down two promotions, Wedge was promoted to the rank of General about a year before the defeat of Thrawn, and was offered the command of the Star Destroyer Lusankya. He also chose to remain with the Rogues, but was assigned, along with Calrissian, to command the captured Star Destroyers Emancipator and Liberator when Emperor Palpatine's clone emerged from Byss. He fought bravely at Coruscant and Calamari, although the Emancipator was destroyed on Calamari. He later returned to Coruscant, where his primary role in the New Republic was changed from pilot and warrior to General and clean-up supervisor following the near-destruction of the planet. This was a short-lived assignment, though, for his desire to pilot a starship quickly outweighed the ease of being a supervisor. When that effort was launched, Wedge wanted to get back into piloting. He became the escort for the ship which dropped the Eol Sha colonists off at Dantooine, and then was named Qwi Xux' bodyguard. During this time, Wedge began to fall in love with Qwi, while also returning to Rogue Squadron and assisting the Republic in the assault on the Maw Installation. Wedge was assigned to the Lusankya, which served as his base of operations, for the purposes of commanding a special task force. However, after several years of war, Wedge began to realize that he had grown apart from Qwi. What he didn't know was that she felt they had grown apart as well, so they both agreed to end the relationship and go their separate ways. Wedge decided to take a vacation and figure out what to do with his life, when he was chosen by Airen Cracken to lead the delegation to Adumar. Wedge's diplomatic skills were not the greatest, but his gut instincts proved more valuable in swaying the Adumari to join the New Republic. During the mission, he also discovered that he and Iella were in love with each other, and he quickly proposed to her. Iella accepted almost as quickly. Shortly after peace was negotiated between the New Republic and the Imperial Remnant, Wedge retired from active duty, and he and Iella set to work starting their own family. Wedge was eventually succeeded by Gavin Darklighter, although the former pilot provided assistance to Gavin during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. Wedge served as Rogue Alpha during the struggle against the Vong, piloting a reconnaissance X-Wing to gather data. Shortly after the Battle of Garqi, Wedge discovered that he was not only a father but an uncle as well, after meeting Jagged Fel for the first time. Wedge was eventually promoted to the rank of General, and was given the command of the Mon Mothma during the final stages of the battle against the Yuuzhan Vong. He barely survived Operation Trinity after the Yuuzhan Vong managed to destroy much of the HoloNet, and returned to help plan the defense of Mon Calamari and the Galactic Alliance's final assault on Coruscant. With the surrender of the Yuuzhan Vong at Coruscant, Wedge and many of his contemporaries vowed to retire from the military life once and for all. Janson, Wes A native of Taanab, Wes Janson joined the Alliance at Tierfon, and quickly showed his abilities as a pilot and sharpshooter. He gained True Gunner status while serving at Tierfon as an X-wing pilot in the Yellow Aces. It was while of Tierfon that Janson and Jek Porkins were forced to shoot down the rogue pilot Kiseek Doran. He came down with a strain of Hesken Fever just before the Battle of Yavin, and was unable to fly his X-Wing. Jek Porkins drew the duty of filling in for him and the importance of this occurrence - and Porkins' subsequent death over the first Death Star - haunted Janson ever after. He managed to recover, and eventually became a member of Rogue Squadron, serving under Luke Skywalker at the Alliance's Echo Base on Hoth. He served as Wedge Antilles' gunner in the Battle of Hoth, and was known by the callsign of Rogue Five. When their snowspeeder crashed during the battle, both Wes and Wedge were forced to seek refuge in the gutted hull of a downed pirate freighter. The story of their survival and eventual rescue became the stuff of legends among the fighter pilots of the Alliance, and rumors of Wes' death on Hoth abounded. Wedge often explained to new recruits that Wes actually died on Hoth, only to see their reactions when he suddenly appeared to teach them their next lesson. In the years which followed, Janson remained a fixture of Rogue Squadron, serving as the team's comic relief with Hobbie Klivian. He was reported dead when the Rogues were ambushed at Distna, while searching for evidence of Pulsar Station, but he was rescued by Booster Terrik and the Errant Venture and returned to Coruscant. After recovering from his injuries, Wes rejoined the squadron during the hunt for Prince-Admiral Krennel. Like most of the veterans of Rogue Squadron, Janson retired shortly after the negotiation of peace between the New Republic and the Imperial Remnant. However, his retirement did not last for long. With the arrival of the Yuuzhan Vong in the galaxy, Wes renewed his commission as Captain and took command of the Taanab Yellow Aces Squadron. The all-volunteer squadron participated in several missions after the Battle of Ebaq, including the rescue of Pash Cracken and Judder Page from Selvaris. Tainer, Kell A human male from the planet Sluis Van, Kell was one of the first pilots to serve in Wraith Squadron. His real last name was Doran, but after the death of Kissek Doran, his mother changed their name and tried to start again. She moved her family to Alderaan just before the Empire destroyed the planet, and only Kell was off planet when the Death Star arrived. This series of actions galvanized his resolve to fight back against the Empire, and Kell joined the Alliance shortly after the Battle of Yavin. Kell served as a mechanic at the Sluis Van Shipyards, before they were destroyed during the struggle against Grand Admiral Thrawn. He then joined the New Republic and was a demolitions expert with Page's Commandos. Kell then demonstrated an ability to fly starfighters in simulation, and was given the chance to try the real thing. However, after he crashed a Z-95 Headhunter and an X-Wing in practice - claiming unresponsive controls each time - he was demoted from the pilot ranks. Wedge Antilles was impressed enough with his abilities, though, to offer him a spot with the Wraiths. When Kell realized that Wes Janson - the man who was forced to shoot down Kissek - was also part of the Wraiths, he balked. Wedge Antilles maneuvered him into staying with the Wraiths, however. Kell served as the Squadron's demolition's expert and it's backup mechanic. After the capture of the Night Caller, Kell fell in love with Tyria Sarkin. When the Wraiths were called upon to defend Talasea from an attack by Apwar Trigit, Kell worked hard to protect his fellow Wraiths. For his bravery and ingenuity, he was promoted to Lieutenant. His unusual tactics and skills also attracted the notice of Starfighter Command, and they awarded him the Kalidor Crescent. During the hunt for Warlord Zsinj, Tainer assumed the identity of Lieutenant Dissek, a member of the Hawk-bat Independent Space Force. After Zsinj was defeated, Kell and Tyria were married, and a son was born to them shortly afterward. Years later, as the fight against the Yuuzhan Vong progressed; Tainer continued to work as a Wraith Intelligence officer. He was part of the group which ended up on Borleias in the wake of the Battle of Coruscant. Jesmin Ackbar This Mon Calamari female was one of the first pilots who served Wraith Squadron. She served as the squadron's communications officer. During the raid on M2398's third moon while supporting the Night Caller, Jesmin took a hit from one of Blood Nest's Uglies. The blast fried her controls, including her ejection seat, and she was unable to escape the crash of her X-Wing. Kell Tainer tried his best to keep the fighter from crashing, but was unable to compensate when it began to roll. Jesmin was killed when her fighter impacted on the moon. Loran, Garik (Face) This man, a native of Pantolomin, was best known as a child actor who worked in a multitude of Imperial propaganda films. His face became a symbol for the Empire, and his films were responsible for large jumps in Imperial recruitment. Just as he was trying to get into more teen-aged roles, he was captured by Alliance extremists who showed him what the Empire was really all about before they planned to execute him for aiding the Emperor. An Imperial attack on the rebel outpost resulted in both sides being decimated, and Garik himself sustained multiple injuries. He hid from the remaining Imperial, and eventually made it back to Pantolomin. His parents then shipped him to their homeworld of Lord, when he recovered from his injuries and decided to join the Alliance. His "death" was reported shortly before the Battle of Yavin, and broke the hearts of many young girls. Among most of the Alliance personnel, Garik was known as "The Face" because of the popularity of his cherubic face, although the battle left him with a few scars. He bought his own A-Wing, and trained in it on his own. He eventually became a pilot with Comet Squadron, but was forced extra-vehicular in order to avoid a proton torpedo. In his debriefing, Edor Crespin told Loran that he'd never amount to much, and would never repay the debt he owed the Republic for serving the Empire. Loran snapped back, telling Crespin that he was "just following in his footsteps." Crespin demoted him from pilot ranks, and Loran thought he'd never fly again until he made the cut to join Wraith Squadron. Loran also served as the squadron's insertion expert and part-time cook. For his part in rescuing the Night Caller during Apwar Trigit's attack on Talasea, Face was promoted to Lieutenant. During this time, Face became good friends with Ton Phanan, as the two exchanged quips and developed a friendly rivalry. Their friendship was crushed when Phanan was shot down and killed over Halmad, despite the incredible effort Face put in to rescue him. Phanan, in his will, left Face a large sum of money, provided that he have the facial scars removed. If not, the money went to Loran's arch-nemesis, Tetran Cowall. So, Face had the surgery and retained the money. During this time, Face fell in love with Dia Passik. In order to infiltrate Warlord Zsinj's confidence, Face then assumed the identity of General Kargin, leader of the Hawk-bat Independent Space Force. He met several times with Zsinj, each time increasing the Warlord's belief that Kargin was truly independent. After the defeat of Zsinj at Kuat, Face was promoted to brevet Captain by Wedge; a position was eventually made official by the New Republic after the Battle of Selaggis. He continued to lead Wraith Squadron after it was re-commissioned as an Infiltrator team, and was part of the forces which were dispatched to monitor Yuuzhan Vong fleet movements after the aliens invaded the galaxy. Donos, Myn A native of Corellia, Myn Donos was one of the first pilots in Wraith Squadron. As a member of the Corellian militia, Donos earned his Corellian Bloodstripes as a sniper. As a Lieutenant with the New Republic, Donos was given command of Talon Squadron shortly before being placed in the Wraiths. When Talon Squadron was almost completely lost in an Imperial ambush on Gravan Seven - Donos being the sole survivor - he was demoted, but came under the attention of Wedge Antilles when he first formed Wraith Squadron. He was, at one time, awarded Corellian Bloodstripes by the military on Corellia, but he stopped wearing them shortly after the debacle on Gravan Seven. He also became quite morose, and was very introverted during his early days with the Wraiths. In the battle that saw the destruction of the Implacable over Ession, Donos got a measure of revenge for Talon Squadron. He discovered Apwar Trigit's TIE Interceptor fleeing the dying ship, and chased it down. Before Trigit could surrender, Donos launched a pair of proton torpedoes at him. Trigit's ship was destroyed, and Trigit died in the resulting explosion. Shortly afterward, Donos began to fall in love with Lara Notsil, unaware that she was actually Gara Petothel, the woman who provided Trigit with the information he needed to eliminate Talon Squadron. When Garik Loran inadvertently revealed her deception to the Wraiths at Kidriff Five, Donos tried to kill her, but nearly destroyed Wedge instead. Antilles chose to report the firing of Donos' weapons as "accidental," provided Donos received medical and psychiatric treatment. With the help of his friends and comrades, Donos came out of his tailspin and rejoined the squadron as they prepared to attack Zsinj near Kuat. Following the battle with Zsinj at Selaggis Six, Myn accepted a position with Rogue Squadron, choosing to fly rather remain with the Wraiths who joined New Republic Intelligence. Sandskimmer, Falynn This woman, a native of Tatooine, was one of the first members of Wraith Squadron. As a pilot from Tatooine, she was continually being compared to Luke Skywalker, a comparison she chafed at badly. She joined the Alliance in order to prove herself, but remained behind Luke's shadow. This led to what her commanding officers described as a "chronic insolence" and an inability to keep her mouth shut. Despite already being an ace pilot, she was constantly passed over for promotion and demoted after her outbursts, and came under the notice Wedge Antilles during the formation of the Wraiths. She made the cut, partly because of her ability to fly Y-Wings as well as X-Wings, but mostly because of her piloting skills. She was also the squadron's acquisitions agent. Falynn was killed in the battle that destroyed the Implacable over Ession. Hohass Ekwesh This Thakwaash was one of the first members of Wraith Squadron. Like most Thakwaash, he was covered in short, brown fur, and had a cascade of chestnut-brown hair falling from his head. Although he stood just under two meters in height, he was known as "Runt" to the rest of his team, because he was the smallest of the children in his family. His size allowed him to pilot a starfighter, and he joined the New Republic to fly. However, the Thakwaash characteristic multiple minds became his undoing, as the pilot mind would weave in and out of command and leave him bewildered in several situations. He was chosen for duty with the Wraiths because the pilot mind was quite intelligent and was a good pilot. Runt also served as the squadron's physical trainer. He later replaced Jesmin Ackbar as the team's communications expert. Sarkin, Tyria This blonde-haired woman, a native of the planet Toprawa, was member of the Antarian Rangers and was one of the first pilots to serve in Wraith Squadron. All members of her family were killed when the Empire subjugated Toprawa, after it was discovered that the plans for the first Death Star were transmitted from there, and she survived using her ranger skills until the New Republic rescued here. She had a small sensitivity to the Force, although a short series of training sessions with Luke Skywalker led him to believe she didn't have the depth of ability to become a Jedi Knight. This shattered one of her dreams, because she longed to gain more strength with the Force. However, the New Republic wanted her to train as a pilot, hoping that her sensitivity to the Force would make her a better pilot. By her initial scores, she wasn't cut out to be a pilot. She was approached by her commanding officer, Colonel Repness, who had altered her failing grades to make them passable, then threatened to blackmail her if she didn't assist him in stealing an X-Wing. She refused, and Repness had her thrown out of the training program, citing "gross insubordination." However, her scores were good enough to attract the attention of Wedge Antilles, and she became part of the Wraiths. Her training with the Antarian Rangers allowed her to become the squadron's scout. It was Tyria who came up with the name "Wraith Squadron." She soon fell in love with Kell Tainer, and their relationship continued to grow with Wedge's quiet assent. Her tiny sensitivity to the Force helped the Wraiths during their attempt to infiltrate the Binring Biomedical facility on Saffalore, as she could feel the residual pain and anguish of the creatures that were tested there. Tyria spent some time training with the Jedi praxeum on Yavin 4, before she and Kell were married. Tyria eventually attained the rank of Jedi Knight, and event which continued to elate her as the years went by and the New Republic fell into disrepair. While Kell remained a member of the Wraiths and fought against the Yuuzhan Vong, Tyria began traveling the galaxy with their young son, Doran, teaching him about the Force and expanding his - and her own - horizons. Tyria and her family were among the handful of Jedi Knights and their supporters who ultimately survived the conflict with the Yuuzhan Vong. Donn, Castin This young, eager man joined Wraith Squadron shortly before the New Republic began tracking down Warlord Zsinj. A native of Coruscant, he was known as a computer slicer and systems specialist. A blond-haired youth, he had been a quiet supporter of the Alliance until the Emperor was killed at Endor. He managed to obtain an Alliance transmission of the destruction of the second Death Star, and broadcast it on the HoloNet before the Empire could put its own propaganda spin on the event. Castin joined the celebration which broke out across Imperial City, and was present when stormtroopers opened fire on the Alliance supporters. He watched in horror as a young was shot in the head, and barely managed to catch her baby before it hit the ground. This unnecessary, brutal act was etched in his mind, and he fled Imperial reprisal by forging himself a new identity and took the first transport off Coruscant. He then sought out the Alliance and offered them his technical skills. He later applied for starfighter training, and managed to pass despite the fact that he regularly shirked most of his non-flight duties and had a mild xenophobic streak. Wedge Antilles took a chance on him, hoping that this overall attitude would shape up. Wedge went so far as to assigned Castin to quarters with Hohass Ekwesh, in an effort to make Castin see that the galaxy is made up of all kinds of beings, not just humans. Castin was assigned the position of Wraith Two, as Wedge's wingman, following the death of Jesmin Ackbar. As the squadron's computer expert, Castin developed a portable program which would allow them to detect the location of the Iron Fist and help pinpoint Warlord Zsinj's location. Wedge forbade Castin from joining the Hawk-bats on their mission to meet with Zsinj, but Castin disobeyed orders and stowed away with the group. After planting his code, he discovered Zsinj's genetic experiments in the Iron Fist's deeper sections, but was also caught and brutally beaten by a group of stormtroopers. He was brought to Zsinj, who ordered General Kargin - alias Garik Loran - to kill him. Kargin hesitated, but Captain Seku shot Castin dead. This act left Seku, who was really Dia Passik, with a great sense of loss. Tabanne, Atril This woman, a native of Coruscant, served the New Republic as a Lieutenant and Choday Hrakness' second-in-command. Before joining the Republic, Tabanne graduated from the Imperial Academy. She served aboard the Night Caller in support of Wraith Squadron, and was instrumental in keeping the Night Caller active in the defense of Talasea against an attack from Apwar Trigit. For her bravery in the battle, she was promoted to the rank of Captain. Because Hrakness was killed in the battle, she was also given the command of the Night Caller. Dia Passik This Twi'lek female was born Diap'assik. After being sold into slavery, Dia learned to fly starships from her owner, who naively believed she was an air-headed female. When her owner was visited by a being with an armed shuttle, she escaped by stealing the shuttle and blowing her owner's ship, the Violet Hem, out of the sky. She fled to the New Republic, turned over the shuttle, and applied for starfighter training. She even asked to join Wraith Squadron, after hearing of their assault on the Implacable, and joined the squadron shortly before they were assigned to take out Warlord Zsinj. Dia brought a wealth of knowledge about flying starships, but also great deal of information on the activities of smugglers and pirates. She proved herself to be an excellent fighter pilot, both in simulations and in actual combat. She was given the position of Wraith Four, acting as Wes Janson's wingman, following the deaths of Falynn Sandskimmer and Eurrsk Thri'ag. When the Wraiths were assigned to the Mon Remonda in support of the hunt for Warlord Zsinj, she rejected the offer of friendship from Nawara Ven, since she hated everything to do with the planet Ryloth, including those members of the Twi'lek species who managed to avoid slavery. She was also instrumental in the deception of the Hawk-bat Independent Space Force, portraying Captain Seku. In this guise, however, she was forced to execute Castin Donn, who had stowed away on their mission to meet with Warlord Zsinj and was discovered. She complied, realizing that Castin was already near to death, but the action left her with intense psychological scars. She eventually recovered from the shock of killing Castin, and participated in several Hawk-bat raids, including assisting Warlord Zsinj in his attempt to steal the Razor's Kiss from Kuat. Over time, she fell in love with Garik Loran, although they were forced to keep their relationship a secret until decorum allowed. Nelprin, Shalla This dark-skinned woman, a native of the planet Ingo, joined Wraith Squadron shortly before they were assigned by the New Republic to hunt down Warlord Zsinj. She was the younger sister of Vula Nelprin, and was also personally trained by her father in hand-to-hand combat. Her father, an irascible man, had faked his own death in order to avoid Imperial entanglements and led to Ingo to raise his family. She used this skill to help the Wraiths become better ground agents, especially in preparation for their activities against Warlord Zsinj. She was assigned the position of Wraith Ten serving as Myn Donos' wingman, after the losses of Eurssk Thri'ag and Falynn Sandskimmer. She assumed the identity of Qatya Nassin as part of the Hawk-bat Independent Space Force, and was supposedly killed in action during Warlord Zsinj's attempt to steal the Razor's Kiss, in actuality; she commandeered a TIE Interceptor and landed atop the Razor's Kiss's shield generator platform. Once the New Republic forces were arrayed in a constraining pattern, Shalla destroyed one of the Super-class Star Destroyer's shields. Voort saBinring knocked out the other, and the Razor's Kiss was destroyed by the Republic's forces. For her part in this and other missions, Shalla was promoted to Lieutenant following the battle over Kuat. Notsil, Lara This was the alias adopted by Gara Petothel, following her escape from the destruction of the Implacable. She used the alias - that of a young farm woman orphaned on the planet Aldivy by one of Admiral Trigit's raids, and then forced to be his concubine - to gain entrance to the New Republic's starfighter corps. She was approached by Garik Loran and Ton Phanan, both of whom hoped she would help them expose Colonel Repness' blackmarket schemes. She agreed, but used her own Imperial Intelligence training to pull the job off better than they had planned. In the end, Lara was given a position the thirteenth position in Wraith Squadron, which meant that she could only fly if another member was out of action. During this time, the part of her that was still Gara Petothel longed to return to Imperial service, and offered Warlord Zsinj the chance to use Lara to gather information about the New Republic. However, after flying with the Wraiths and seeing the Republic's operations first-hand, she realized that much of what she believed about the former Alliance and its people was nothing more than propaganda and lies spread by the Empire. She opted to shed the identity of Gara Petothel for good, and simply be Lara and a Republic fighter pilot. This image was nearly shattered when Zsinj tried to expose her by planting a false "brother" of Lara's in contact with her, but she managed to eliminate the brother with the help of Myn Donos. Lara and Myn had begun a serious relationship at the time when Garik Loran started to realize Lara wasn't a simple farm girl from Aldivy. After searching the Republic's records for a name provided by a Coruscant beggar, Loran discovered that Lara was Gara Petothel. Lara fled the Wraiths, unsure what to do until she realized that she still had an enemy: Zsinj. She returned to the Gara Petothel identity and applied for service aboard the Iron Fist, claiming to bring with her the knowledge of Wraith Squadron, Han Solo's fleet, and the Republic. In reality, Lara used her astromech, Tonin, to assume control of hundreds of MSE-6 droids aboard the huge ship, and set up a series of traps that were designed to bring about its demise. During the battle between Solo's forces and Zsinj's fleet at Kuat, her efforts very nearly destroyed the Iron Fist. However, they were discovered before any real damage could be done, and she was forced to flee the battle. Before leaving the Iron Fist, she freed the creatures Zsinj was using in Project Chubar, and the Ewok Kolot volunteered to fly a shuttle to help her escape. Her shuttle was shot down over Selacron, and it was believed that she died in a crash. She turned up later, on the planet Corellia, as Kirney Slane. Phanan, Ton This native of Rudrig was a pilot with the New Republic, and he was one of the original members of Wraith Squadron. Ton was the only son of parents who had him late in life, and they both died before he finished his education. e served as a doctor aboard an Alliance medical frigate during the Battle of Endor, but his ship was hit by a barrage of Imperial laser fire. A structural beam fell on him, causing massive amounts of damage to his skull. As a result, he wore a prosthetic headgear that covered most of his face, but his remaining blue eye and flowing moustaches gave him the appearance of an Imperial warlord. The prosthetics were necessary because Ton was allergic to bacta. He served as Wraith Squadron's medical officer. During the battle which resulted in the destruction of the Implacable near Ession, Phanan's X-Wing took a hit and he was forced to eject. Shrapnel from the explosion perforated his spleen, and he spent some time on Borleias recovering. Once again, he was unable to receive bacta treatments, and his recovery was slow. He eventually rejoined the Wraiths, and was instrumental in the early stages of the hunt for Warlord Zsinj. However, during the Hawk-bat raid on the Imperial garrison in Hullis, on the planet Halmad, Ton was shot down in his TIE fighter by an Imperial pilot. His landing was too hard to pull out of, and he suffered massive internal injuries in the crash. He was rescued by Garik Loran, who managed to avoid Imperial patrols to get them closer to his own ship. However, before they could escape the planet, Ton died of his injuries. As he was requested, Face burned Phanan's body, leaving nothing but ashes for the Imperials to find. In his will, his left Face a large sum of money, payable only if Face had the large scar on his face surgically removed. If the scar wasn't removed, the money went to Loran's arch-nemesis, Tetran Cowall. Elassar Targon This high-strung Devaronian male joined the New Republic's Wraith Squadron, after the loss of Lara Notsil. A graduate of the Republic's Fleet Command Academy, he had a loose, joking manner that fit in well with the Wraiths. When his initial introduction, using the standard armed forces protocol, failed to impress the Wraiths, he addressed them as "master of the universe" and quickly earned their friendship. Years later, during the struggle against the Yuuzhan Vong, Elassar was one of the Wraiths chosen to accompany Luke Skywalker on a mission to infiltrate Coruscant, after the Yuuzhan Vong captured the planet. I hope you all enjoyed this edition of 60 Standard Minutes; it has been a blast making these editions for all of you. Now, I would like to announce some new I think at least a few of you will enjoy. For my special #10 edition I will be doing one based on all of us here at SWR. Now, with things getting busier in my life, and of the subject of the next edition it will take a bit longer to make. However, I am sure it will be one of my best. Until next time, may the Force be with you always. Edited August 12, 2004 by Admiral_Antilles Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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