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Aeron Azzameen
Physical description
Species

Human[1]

Gender

Female[1]

Hair color

Brown[1]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rebellion era[1]

Affiliation
"You kids just can't seem to keep yourselves out of trouble, now can ya?"
Dunari(audio)Listen (file info)

Aeron Azzameen (pronounced /Ă'-zämēn/)[2] was one of four children born into the Azzameen family. The lone daughter and next-to-last child of Tomaas Azzameen, Aeron learned of the family trade and was later employed as a freighter pilot by Twin Suns Transport Services, a shipping company owned by her father and his brother, Antan. During this time, she met Olin Garn, a bounty hunter and pilot often contracted by the shipping company; the two bonded, and due to their closeness, Garn eventually became considered as an extension of the Azzameen family. When Aeron's brother, Ace, came of age, Tomaas requested that Aeron teach the youngest Azzameen how to become a freighter pilot so that he too could serve in the family business. Through the course of several of these training sessions, Aeron and Ace came upon a plot led by the rival shipping company Viraxo Industries to encroach upon Azzameen holdings by involving the Galactic Empire. Faced with these circumstances, Antan had Aeron formulate a set of plans for retribution against the Viraxo; the plan fell through, however, due to a timing failure, and the Azzameens were forced to abort, risking life and limb and losing the family's YT-1300 light freighter Selu.

Shortly thereafter, the Azzameens were forced to evacuate their home and holdings because of a botched bacta run to a Rebel Alliance outpost that left Aeron's father and oldest brother dead and the family marked as traitors by the Galactic Empire. Aeron suggested that the surviving Azzameen children try to take refuge among the Alliance's ranks, using Garn, who had previously enlisted, as a contact. The Alliance, though wary of the suspicions aroused because of the loss of their outpost, accepted their plea for refuge and sheltered the Azzameens. Ace became a pilot in the Alliance's ranks, while Aeron and her older brother, Emon, began an investigation into their former life and the Viraxo's involvement in the Azzameen's downfall. Aeron later came under fire several times while attempting to assist the Rebellion, including one occasion when she was trapped aboard the doomed Bajic Shipyards asteroid base in the Vergesso Asteroids after a successful supply mission. Ace, taking a brief leave of action from the Rebellion, rescued her before the shipyard's destruction at the hands of Darth Vader's Death Squadron. Later, she, along with Ace and Emon, were lured into an Imperial trap created by uncle Antan; though the situation looked grim for the Azzameen children, they managed to escape the close call.

Aeron was a skilled pilot and could proficiently fly both YT-1300 and YT-2000 light freighters. She was also an expert at slicing into computer systems, an ability she used on several times to gather information on the Galactic Empire. Fully dedicated to those whose missions to which she allied herself, Aeron was insistent on her beliefs; though open to new ideas, she was considered steadfast on her ideals once her mind was decided. The lone female Azzameen child was also kind; however, she reserved this quality only for family members and Olin Garn, who had become so close to the family that he was considered to be a part of it.

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Biography

Aeron Azzameen was the lone daughter of Tomaas Azzameen and the third of the four Azzameen children. She, along with the rest of the Azzameen household, lived in Azzameen Home Base, a space station. When she came of age, she began working for the family business, Twin Suns Transport Services. There, she typically flew a YT-1300 light freighter even though she was also able to pilot her father's YT-2000 light freighter. While working for her father and uncle, Antan Azzameen, Aeron met a freelance freighter pilot who was under contract by Twin Suns Transport Services named Olin Garn. The two began to bond to the point that Garn was soon considered a member of the Azzameen household. Even though Olin Garn eventually left the employment of Twin Suns Transport Services to join the Alliance to Restore the Republic, he maintained contact with the Azzameen family throughout his tenure.[1]

Aeron teaches Ace the tricks of the trade.
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Training an Azzameen

"You've spent enough time playing simulator games that dad is convinced it's time to put you to work. He's asked me to take you on a delivery run to Harlequin Station."
―Aeron gives her brother, Ace, an overview of his first mission — (audio)Listen (file info)

Around 3 ABY, Tomaas decided that the youngest Azzameen child, Ace, was to learn the nuances of the family trade. The task of training Ace fell upon Aeron. For her first training session, Aeron told Ace that that they were to make a round trip to Harlequin Station to drop off and pick up supplies. Both Azzameens flew YT-1300 freighters: Ace flew the Sabra along with the family MK-series maintenance droid MK-09, while Aeron piloted the Selu alone. On the way to pick up their cargo, however, the two YT-1300s were intercepted when a quick attack was launched on Harlequin Station by the Enkidu, a Pursuer-class enforcement ship. The Enkidu was accompanied by several ships flying under the Viraxo, a rival shipping company to the Azzameen-owned Twin Suns Transport Services. Though reluctant at first, Aeron agreed to assist the station when the hostile ships attacked and, with the aid of MK-09 and Ace, chased the offending units out of the system.[1]

Once the delivery was finished, Aeron shifted her attention to creating a new security system for the family's database. While her efforts proved fruitful, she accidentally deleted the entire database in the process. This deletion forced Aeron to perform a manual inspection of the individual containers in the family cargo fields, a section of Azzameen space that held trading goods. Knowing it would take half the time with help, she enlisted the assistance of Ace, and the two departed for the cargo fields in the twin YT-1300 freighters. The inspections went smoothly at the beginning; however, upon inspection of the second collection of containers, it was shown that there were was a ship, the cargo ferry Raider, attempting to steal a container of liquid oxygen. A brief scuffle chased off the offensive craft. In another cargo area, Aeron and Ace came upon the Enkidu in what appeared to be another raid. Ace chased off the Pursuer-class, which dropped its carried goods container. Aeron flew to inspect the container; discovering it held illegal spice, Aeron determined that the Enkidu was not attempting to steal a container but rather plant one to incriminate the Azzameens.[1]

Dealing with the Viraxo

The Azzameens assault Viraxo 54.
Viraxo flight controller: "You talking cute with me, sister? I'll seize your ship right now!"
Emon: "Who called it? I guess we're gonna have to cover your rear now!"
Aeron: "I hate it when you're right, Emon."
—As the Azzameen plan falls apart, Aeron and Emon bicker over their predicament — (audio)Listen (file info)

Once the Azzameen children returned home and reported their discovery, Antan hatched a plan of retribution against the Viraxo. Aeron was tasked with changing the Selu's ID codes for a covert mission, involving a setup using the Viraxo spice and an Imperial presence. Aeron altered the transponder codes and flew the YT-1300, now designated the Venix, carrying the crate to Viraxo 54 under the guise of normal spaceport traffic. A group comprised of Ace and her older brother Emon were expected to show up shortly thereafter to conduct a hit-and-run attack on the station, drawing the attention of the Empire's forces and forcing the Viraxo to explain the existence of the illegal spice.[1]

The mission did not go as planned, however. Aeron's brothers entered the system too early and tipped off the station's personnel. Though she attempted to repair the situation, Aeron was forced to abort her mission, dump the cargo, and attempt to escape detection. Although Ace and Emon were able to destroy most of the attacking craft, the "Venix" was disabled and had to be abandoned and destroyed. Aeron left the ship in a zero-G uniform and was picked up by Emon, who piloted out of Viraxo space and returned home. Though the mission was not executed as planned, the result had nevertheless achieved Antan's intended goal, and he congratulated the Azzameen children on their work. Tomaas, however, was less than enthusiastic about his brother's decision to send his children into such dangerous circumstances.[1]

Soon after the Viraxo 54 debacle, Tomaas enlisted the assistance of Aeron, Ace, and Emon for a bacta transfer with a group of smugglers. The Azzameen children were instructed to fly cover for their father and eldest brother, Galin, in the family's GR-75 medium transport Vasudra; Aeron flew the YT-2000 light freighter Otana, her father's favored ship. Initially, the transfer went as planned; however, the Azzameens' suspicions were aroused when the smugglers' ship, the End Run, claimed that they had a problem with their pumps and sent three workers to fix them. A few seconds into this supposed repair, Aeron noticed that the workers were headed for the Vasudra's engines and, because of her observation, correctly called out the resulting double-cross. Each of the Azzameen children intercepted the saboteurs and incoming CloakShape fighters. After the Azzameens' display of power, the End Run completed the transfer and exited the system. Aeron was then left at home as Tomaas, Galin, Emon, Ace, and Emkay made their way to deliver the bacta to a clandestine hospital set up for Rebel casualties of the Battle of Hoth.[1]

The Viraxo strike back

"Hailing Rebel commander, this is Aeron Azzameen. The Empire has just driven me and my family from our home. We seek your protection. May we approach?"
―Aeron hails the commander of the fleet — (audio)Listen (file info)

However, circumstances worked against the Azzameens. Imperial entanglements intervened in the bacta transfer, forcing the hospital's residents to evacuate and the transfer to fail. Even more devastating for the Azzameen family was the loss of the Vasudra with Tomaas and Galin aboard. With the Azzameen family declared traitors to the Empire, Antan correctly anticipated that Imperial forces were soon to arrive and seize the family's assets. He sent out two task groups to recover as many of the family's holdings as possible. The first of these groups contained Antan piloting his Action IV transport Big Score and Emon piloting his Firespray-31-class patrol and attack craft Andrasta, while the second group was comprised of Aeron flying the Sabra and Ace flying the Otana. The second group was tasked with retrieving warheads and the contents of Antan's safe aboard Twin Sun Station. Aeron and Ace Azzameen arrived at the station and began gathering the target supplies, with Ace collecting the warheads and Aeron retrieving the safe's contents. However, halfway through Aeron's collection efforts, a flight group composed of Imperial and Viraxo forces entered the system and began assaulting the station and its fleeing employees. Ace managed to hold the intruders long enough to allow Aeron and himself to exit the area, forfeiting Twin Sun Station to the Empire.[1]

The two made their way to the rendezvous point back at Azzameen Station, expecting to meet the Big Score and Andrasta. Upon their arrival, however, they were forced to wait, as neither ship had made it back. Aeron and MK-09 began to discuss the options they had if something had happened to Antan; but, after only a few moments of discussion, four Razor-class starfighters entered the system and engaged the freighters. Aeron and Ace destroyed the offending starfighters, once again leaving the two Corellian freighters alone as they awaited word from the other task group. News came shortly thereafter when the Andrasta reentered Azzameen space; Antan had been captured, and their uncle did not have the opportunity to divulge his planned location for the family to ride out the Imperial storm. After determining that the Viraxo were behind the Imperial entanglements, the family remnant discussed their options. The conversation was soon interrupted by the entrance of the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Corrupter.[1]

The homeless Azzameen children approach the Rebel fleet.

With the Star Destroyer and its TIE fighter compliment approaching, Aeron suggested joining the Rebel Alliance by relying on Olin Garn's status and word to counter any suspicions concerning the botched bacta run. She provided her brothers with the coordinates that Garn had given her in case of trouble, and the remaining Azzameens left their home. Once among the Rebels, Aeron hailed the fleet and explained their situation. The Mon Calamari commander she spoke with expressed sympathy toward the loss of Tomaas and welcomed them aboard, but also showed surprise at the Azzameens' discovery of the fleet. Aeron told him about her friend Olin Garn, who had become a fairly prominent starfighter pilot. Acknowledging her reasons, the commander arranged a meeting between the Rebels and Azzameens to further discuss the matters at hand. The Azzameens were directed to the Mon Calamari Star Cruiser Defiance, where they resided until the meeting.[1]

Ace and Emkay ended up staying aboard the cruiser, as Ace was to join Red Squadron as a new starfighter pilot, while Aeron and Emon left to investigate what had happened to their uncle. Once Ace had been accepted into the Rebellion as one of their pilots, Aeron sent him a congratulatory e-mail. She warned him to be careful, but also praised him for his decision.[1]

Family matters

"Aeron did some slicing and she's located a Viraxo facility that is showing an increased level of activity recently. According to her, Uncle Antan is being held there. So you and I are going to go in there to crack some skulls and get our kin back."
―Emon briefs Ace on an upcoming mission — (audio)Listen (file info)

While Ace moved through his career in the Alliance, Aeron continued sending e-mails, encouraging and reaffirming the burgeoning pilot. Aeron also told him, via e-mail, that she was going to keep a low profile in order to focus on slicing systems to track down Antan, who was still missing. Aeron eventually caught a break in her investigation, discovering increased activity surrounding a Viraxo facility, Viraxo Industries, and concluding that their uncle was held there. Acting on Aeron's findings, Emon contacted Ace, and the two brothers rescued their uncle.[1]

Aeron's continued slicing efforts again proved fruitful for the Azzameen family with her discovery of a scavenging operation in the Saila Na system. This expedition traveled among the debris left in the wake of the Battle of Hoth and recovered salvageable technology; Aeron's discovery of the group gave her an idea to recover valuable devices from a stranded Viper probe droid. She instructed Ace to take Emkay and the Otana to recover the droid, still in its capsule. Ace complied, and he left the Rebel fleet and picked up the probe capsule, even though minor complications arose with a scavenger team that was also interested in the probe. Ace made his way with the probe to the customs checkpoint at Tinoon, before heading to the Zephry Asteroid field, where he rendezvoused with Aeron, who was waiting on the Sabra. Grateful to her brother, Aeron took the capsule and the encased droid and studied its communication listening devices. She also made a small probe droid toy that played music and danced from the spare pieces of the droid and gave it to Ace as a gift for his efforts.[1]

After the mission, Aeron returned to her clandestine operations. Aeron's continued lack of communication caused Olin Garn's suspicions to rise; he later contacted Ace about his worries concerning Aeron.[1]

Dealing with the Rebellion

Aeron: "I've missed you, kiddo, since you joined the Rebellion. I hear of so much activity going on… I worry about you."
MK-09: "Do you worry about me, too?"
Aeron: "Of course I do, Emkay. You're expensive to repair."
MK-09: "I will delete that remark from my memory banks."
―Aeron expresses worry about Ace while also teasing MK-09 — (audio)Listen (file info)[src]

After coming across talks of a shipment of warheads from the XQ3 Viraxo facility 1 during her slicing efforts, Aeron hatched a plan which simultaneously aided the Rebel Alliance and harmed the Viraxo's standing with the Empire. She consulted Antan in an effort to gain his permission and support; while wary, Antan agreed to the plan. The Rebellion had been facing a shortage of weapon payloads for some time and was willing to accept a new supply from anywhere. Aeron, and later Antan, saw the opportunity for profit from this maneuver, a point she used in convincing the family.[1]

Aeron approached Ace, now aboard the MC80 Star Cruiser Liberty, and told him of her plan. Ace agreed to pilot the Sabra, with Aeron in tow, to eliminate the defenses around 1 in order to provide safe passage to the incoming Azzameen freighters. After dispatching with the modest complement of fighters and static gun defenses, the Sabra flew among the containers, inspecting each one; once inspected, Aeron planned on relaying the location of the vital supply containers to the incoming freighters. The Sabra's progress was interrupted by the entrance of a bulk cruiser. The cruiser launched several squads of Supa Fighters—fighters Aeron correctly identified as being affiliated with the Black Sun criminal syndicate. Dealing with this added threat, Ace flew cover for the incoming Azzameen vessels, which collected the containers and entered hyperspace to the transfer point with the Rebel Alliance. With the entire Azzameen flight group at the rendezvous point, the Rebel fleet soon arrived and made the cargo transfer. For her part in tracking down the warheads and assisting Ace, Aeron was awarded the Alliance Civilian Battle Award along with her brother. She left Ace after congratulating him and informed Antan about the news of Viraxo's affiliation with Black Sun.[1]

After an attack on an Imperial listening post by Ace's squadron, the opportunistic Antan saw an opening to plant a listening device in one of the satellites surrounding the post in order to keep tabs on the Viraxo. Working off this reconnaissance, Antan told his niece his plan; she in turn requested Ace's assistance once again. The pair of siblings departed, again on the Sabra, and headed for the coordinates of Ace's recent attack. Once there, Ace defeated the small protection force and began inspecting satellites suitable for modification in order for Aeron to apply a listening device. Once a satellite had been found, Aeron left the craft in a zero-G worker suit. While working on wiring the new device, a patrol force composed of an assault transport and a complement of zero-G assault stormtroopers entered the system. Upon the discovery of the Azzameen operation, the Imperial forces moved to engage. Ace was forced into action to both protect Aeron and the satellite from attack. Eventually, Aeron finished her work, commenting on how much easier it was than she expected, and the Azzameens left the system and returned to the Liberty.[1]

The coming storm

Aeron: "Otana, this is Aeron! Do you read? Ace, is that you?"
MK-09: "We read you, Aeron. Did someone call for a ride? Ha ha ha ha!"
Aeron: "Stow it, Emkay! Get your rusted bolts over here!"
—A panicked Aeron contacts the Otana(audio)Listen (file info)

Shortly thereafter, Aeron contacted Ace, worried about the recent disappearance of their brother, Emon's disappearance.. Though Emon claimed it was due to a so-called "secret" mission, Aeron hypothesized that his mission was in some way connected to revenge on the Viraxo and informed her younger sibling of her suspicions. Emon kept in touch with both siblings by way of e-mail; each successive message showed increased frustration about the tendency for the Viraxo and Imperials to always seem to know when the Azzameen family was to participate in any mission.[1]

While her brother continued his work against the Empire, Aeron noted another opportunity to assist Rebels in need at the expense of the Viraxo. This time, however, she held back from informing her uncle, knowing that he disapproved of the children's tendencies to constantly come to the aid of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Aeron collected a group of former Twin Suns Transport Services employees and several Planetary Defender starfighters still loyal to the disbanded company and told them of the plan: heisting cargo containers from a relatively unguarded Viraxo facility and delivering them to a Rebel outpost in the Vergesso Asteroids. Soon after collecting her forces and forging flight plans, she contacted Ace for assistance. This time taking the family YT-2000 freighter, the two made contact with the family's freighters stationed at the Bilbringi Shipyards and entered Viraxo space. Aeron again noticed the persistent presence of Black Sun vessels, which Ace and the fighters held at bay while the allied freighters and cargo carriers entered and began docking with the storage units located there.[1]

Ace Azzameen rushes to save his sister trapped aboard Vergesso Base.

However, a convoy of ships, complete with an escort, entered the system; though Aeron had anticipated this convoy, it came earlier than she had expected. Even under this new barrage of attacks, the Azzameen-friendly freighters completed their mission and headed for the asteroid field. Once there, Ace flew to the station to deliver Aeron and some of the newly-liberated supplies. Aeron decided to stay aboard the asteroid-bound shipyard, hoping to learn all that she could about the ties between the Viraxo and Black Sun. She told Ace that she hoped the success of this mission would bring their uncle around to seeing the benefit of assisting the Rebel Alliance.[1]

That same shipyard was soon targeted by a portion of Darth Vader's own Death Squadron, working off of intelligence gathered by Prince Xizor, head of Black Sun. When the Imperial fleet—consisting of the Imperial Star Destroyer Accuser; several Victory II-class Star Destroyers; and Vader's Command ship, the Executor-class Star Dreadnought Executor—arrived in the system, Aeron sent an alert to Ace, who scrambled to the Otana and rushed back to the Vergesso Asteroids to rescue his sister. The coordinates for the exit from hyperspace placed him right behind the advancing Star Destroyer fleet—which protected Ace from immediate attack, as it appeared that they had not noticed his entrance—and Ace made his way through the fleet to Vergesso Base. Once the Otana was in range of Aeron's communicator, she sent off a panicked message urging Ace to hurry.[1]

Aeron and assorted Vergesso asteroid survivors, after their rescue from the doomed asteroid base

Ace complied as well as he could, ducking into and out of the marauding crafts' attack vectors before docking with the north tower of the asteroid. Emkay retrieved Aeron from within the facility, and the Otana, now with Aeron aboard, blasted toward the same hyperspace coordinates that had placed Ace and MK-09 in the asteroid field. Avoiding the Executor, Ace, Aeron, and MK-09 escaped the doomed system and returned to the Liberty. Once safely aboard the Mon Calamari cruiser, Aeron shared her findings concerning the new alliance between the Viraxo and Black Sun forces. The young slicer determined that this alliance between the two powers would prove to make reestablishing the Azzameen family business even harder than initially expected.[1]

While slicing through Imperial records, Aeron discovered that Emon, whose e-mails had ceased coming, had been captured by the Empire during his clandestine missions. She contacted Dunari, an old friend of Tomaas and the family, who in turn hired a team of highly skilled slicers. Once the slicers had located the station where Emon was being held, Dunari contacted Ace for assistance. The three recovered Emon successfully and hid the young Azzameen in Dunari's casino, Dunari's Rest. Not long after, Emon was fully recuperated and equally determined to find the leak of information. He had Aeron find the family's stolen datacore; once located, her brothers flew out to retrieve it. With it safely in the possession of the Azzameens again, Emon thanked Ace and took the datacore to Aeron, hopeful that she could find something useful to stop the leak of information.[1]

Homecoming

Aeron: "Okay, we're here. There's the Redhawk… and there's… our home. This can't be right… Emkay…"
MK-09: "I've double-checked the coordinates, there is no doubt."
Aeron: "Our home has become a base for mercenaries?!"
—Aeron and MK-09, shocked at the discovery of their former home's new usage — (audio)Listen (file info)

While fighting for the Alliance, Ace received a message from his uncle requesting to be kept up to date on the Rebellion's actions and whereabouts. Not immediately responding, he contacted his older sister, who, wary of Antan's intentions, suggested not to answer at all. Ace took her advice and sent nothing to their uncle. Later, a mercenary captured by Ace's flight group during a mission revealed a plot to frame the Sullustans in attacks on a Bothan delegation. The pilot told the Alliance that, though he didn't know the location of the mercenary base, he did know the location of the bulk cruiser Redhawk, which was en route to the base.[1]

The Rebel Alliance, wanting to keep the controversy from the public eye, called upon the civilian Aeron and her slicing skills to determine the location of the mercenary base. In turn, Aeron enlisted Ace to fly her to the necessary destinations. Setting off again in the Otana, Ace was to dock with the Redhawk, itself docked with a local supply station, in order for Aeron to be able to slice the flight logs of the ship and pinpoint the location of the base. Once they arrived in the appropriate system and docked with the bulk cruiser, Aeron began her slicing efforts with assistance from MK-09. Once past the security measures—considered an easy task by Aeron—she began downloading the coordinates. In the middle of the download, Preybird-class starfighters, the Redhawk's escort, entered the system, forcing Ace to hold them off. Soon after, the transfer was completed and the Otana left the system and headed for the base.[1]

However, the flight plan was not all that it seemed. Instead of leading to the mercenary base, the coordinates dropped the Otana into the path of the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Chimaera as it traversed through the Carida system's weaponry testing facilities. The Star Destroyer was blocking the Otana's exit vector, forcing MK-09 to quickly calculate a new set of directions. As the droid was doing so, the crew of the Otana continued to ignore the Chimaera's instructions to power down and prepare to be boarded. This forced the Star Destroyer to open fire upon the YT-2000 freighter. Ace deftly avoided the blasts and advancing TIE fighters and, as soon as new hyperspace coordinates were plotted, returned to the cargo station.[1]

After their escape from Carida, Aeron was determined to retrieve the true coordinates of the mercenary base. Back in the cargo facility's sector, she noted the absence of the Redhawk and instructed Ace to dock with the cargo facility in order to slice the flight logs of the station to find the Redhawk's exit vector. Ace complied and docked the Otana; displeased with the Otana's efforts to slice the station's systems, the station's security team launched a retaliatory attack consisting of a handful of IRD starfighters against the Azzameen ship. Ace was able to protect the ship long enough for Aeron to gather the necessary flight information. With these new, accurate coordinates entered into the Otana's navigation computer, the Otana left the station and made the jump to hyperspace.[1]

Arriving at the coordinates, the three aboard the Otana were shocked to find that their old home was now called Falcon's Nest and was under the possession of the mercenary group responsible for the attacks on the Bothans. Stunned into disbelief, Aeron double-checked the coordinates provided by the station's logs, only to find that they were indeed correct; MK-09 confirmed her findings. Ace, enraged, wanted to engage the Preybird-class fighters around the base, but Aeron restrained him, fearful of the consequences of the mercenaries identifying the Otana. The freighter returned to the Liberty, and the Azzameens' findings were relayed to the Alliance.[1]

The Azzameens participate in the Battle of Azzameen Home Base.

With the information provided by the Azzameen children, the Rebellion decided to attack the mercenary base, as it was closer to their rally point than they preferred. Enlisting the help of each affiliated Azzameen—Emon, Aeron, Ace, and even MK-09—the Alliance made a set of plans to strike back at the mercenary group and recapture the base. Flying in the Otana with Emkay, Aeron set off with the rest of the Alliance ships. Once in system, she began engaging fighters in order to provide cover for Ace and the rest of the B-wing starfighters in Gold Group.[1]

In the midst of the battle, two ships attempted to flee the system; one of the two was Antan Azzameen's Action IV–transport. Noting this odd circumstance, Aeron hailed Emon and asked if what she saw was true. Emon had also taken note of the Big Score, but her attempts to contact the fleeing ship, in order to keep Antan from getting lost in all of the confusion, went unheeded. After the mainstay of the fighting was over, Emon left the battle group, intent on tracking their wayward uncle.[1]

Once Storm Unit, a team of commandos charged with securing Azzameen Home Base, had landed and neutralized the station, Aeron and MK-09 were called in to assist in combing the main computer core. However, a fail-safe added by the mercenaries was triggered. Because of the mechanism's activation, the entire station was set to be destroyed in just over three standard minutes. Aeron, now racing against the clock, made her way to the assembled team and utilized both her skills at slicing and her knowledge of the systems to safely disable the explosive measures and save the station from destruction. After the success of the mission, Azzameen Home Base was returned to the Azzameen family.[1]

Family reunion

Emon: "Any luck, Aeron?"
Aeron: "Not yet. You'd think "Azzameen" would be near the top of the list."
Antan: "Keep looking. I know they're here somewhere."
—Aeron, above Kessel Station, slices record to try and find the supposedly alive Tomaas and Galin — (audio)Listen (file info)

Some time after the recapture of Azzameen Home Base, Antan contacted the Azzameen children and requested that they all meet at the family's station so that Antan could explain his unexpected appearance at the Falcon's Nest during the Rebellion's attack on the station. Ace, on leave from the Rebellion, met up with his brother and sister at Azzameen Home Base, where the Big Score was waiting. An irate Aeron demanded answers; Antan explained that his actions, though contrary to the well-being of the Rebellion, were intended solely to reestablish the family trading business. To that end, Antan explained that he had set up the Sullustans at the request of the Empire in order to recover both Galin and Tomaas. The two, according to Antan, were not killed, as previous beliefs had dictated, but instead had been captured and were being held in a prison facility above the Imperial-held mining world of Kessel. Antan suggested that the Azzameen children investigate the system and attempt a rescue mission.[1]

Excited at the prospect of the survival of Galin and Tomaas, Aeron convinced a skeptical Emon to follow through with their uncle's plan, and the Azzameens made haste to the Kessel system. Once they arrived, Antan instructed Ace, flying the Otana, to dock with Kessel Station so Aeron could board and search the database for the missing Azzameens. She was unable to find them listed in the registry on the first run, but Antan insisted that she keep looking. His request was followed, allowing the Star Destroyer Devastator time to enter the system. Once present, the Devastator commanded the Azzameens to turn over their craft and prepare to be boarded. Upon the arrival of the Devastator, Antan, who had completed his end of the betrayal to remove the meddlesome Azzameen children, fled the system.[1]

Aeron, bewildered and outraged over Antan's betrayal, urged Ace to abort the docking procedure and leave the system; however, Emkay was unable to calculate a proper set of hyperspace coordinates due to the heavy concentration of black holes in the system. With the Star Destroyer and its fighter complement bearing down on the Andrasta and the Otana, the Azzameens feared the worst. It wasn't until the surprise arrival of the allied Dunari that the Azzameens considered the situation anything less than hopeless. The newcomer transmitted a set of viable coordinates, and the Azzameens left Kessel Station.[1]

The hyperspace jump landed them just outside a nearby asteroid field. Dunari instructed the two Azzameen ships to navigate through it in order to reach a suitable entry point for their return to the Liberty stationed over Sullust. Ace and Emon made it through the field, which was littered with asteroid-mounted laser batteries, and past Imperial Outpost AS-27 before successfully escaping their uncle's trap.[1] Once back, Ace went on to attack the second Death Star under construction over the Forest Moon of Endor alongside the Rebellion, although Aeron did not take part in the Battle of Endor like her younger brother.[3]

Personality and traits

"I'm so thrilled and proud that you joined the Rebellion. I'm worried, too, although I know you are capable of handling yourself well in dangerous situations. Would I be your sister if I didn't worry?"
―Aeron praises her brother Ace in an email

Aeron Azzameen was a Human female with brown hair. A skilled pilot, she was most accustomed to flying the family's YT-1300 freighters—typically using the Selu, until its destruction—but was also capable of piloting her father's YT-2000, the Otana.[1] In her spare time, Aeron grew skilled with computers and was eventually considered a skillful hacker and slicer[4]—knowledge she was able to use to keep Azzameen Home Base from being destroyed. She was also capable of altering a starship's unique identification codes in order to mask a particular ship's true nature.[1] Aside from family friend Olin Garn, Aeron kept her sweet and caring nature reserved for the family and was reluctant to express it outside of the bloodline.[4]

She was fiercely devoted to her family, placing the success of the family and the company above her own safety and well-being. When Twin Suns Transport Services was threatened by the intrusive Viraxo, she came up with a plan to covertly exact revenge upon the rival company. Once the Azzameen children were forced to evacuate their holdings and join the Rebellion, Aeron focused her loyalties toward the family's new allies. In this capacity, Aeron formulated several missions to acquire supplies for the Rebel Alliance; these missions also served to cripple the Viraxo, in both their holdings and their relationship with the Empire.[1] Similarly, though open to differing opinions and viewpoints, Aeron was insistent on measures and ideals that she had decided.[4]

Aeron's dedication to her allies often cost her, however, even to the point of near death. Her loyalty to family was inadvertently one of the reasons the family business was forced to fold; a plan utilizing Aeron's willingness to hinder the rival Viraxo failed, causing the Viraxo to retaliate and the Azzameens to lose all of their assets. Her sense of dedication to the Rebel Alliance did not go over well with her uncle, Antan, as the staunch supporter of staying neutral through the Galactic Civil War, feared that the sympathetic Azzameens, including Aeron, would risk the family's trade. This progressively caused tension between the two.[1]

Relationships

Olin Garn

"I finally got a message from Olin. I'm all for the Rebellion, but it plays havoc with relationships. Not that Olin and I have one. Oh, forget it."
―Aeron Azzameen, in an e-mail to Ace Azzameen

Employed by Twin Suns Transport Services during the years of the Galactic Civil War, Olin Garn met Aeron Azzameen while working for the family as a freelance freighter pilot. Aeron grew close to the new pilot as time progressed, even though Aeron typically withheld her kind nature from those outside the family. The two were so close, in fact, that Garn was considered a member of the Azzameen family.[4] Around the time of the Battle of Hoth in 3 ABY, Garn left the employment of Twin Sun Transport Services to enlist in the Alliance to Restore the Republic as a fighter pilot; while stationed aboard the Defiance, visits to the family and Aeron were limited. Aeron was nevertheless able to keep in touch with him, and he with her and other members of the Azzameen family, by means of e-mail. Olin encouraged Ace to keep an eye on Ace's older sister to make sure she stayed out of trouble. Olin also supplied the family with the coordinates to the Alliance Fleet; Aeron used these, as well as her relationship to the Rebel pilot, as a means to request sanctuary with the Alliance. The two maintained contact throughout their different campaigns.[1]

Both Aeron and Garn were cryptic concerning their relationship beyond friendship. In an e-mail to Ace, Aeron displayed her frustration towards the Rebellion because of their infrequent leave periods, as it caused difficulties in fostering relationships; she quickly recanted the latter portion of her statement. Garn was slightly more open in revealing his caring feelings toward the female Azzameen.[1]

Behind the scenes

Aeron Azzameen was first featured in the PC game Star Wars: X-wing Alliance, where she acts as a major non-player character. At the beginning of the game's storyline, she guides the player through a series of instructional "missions" to help acquaint them with the game's controls. Further into the story, she supplements the experience with family-oriented missions to either aid the recovery of the family business or assist the Alliance to Restore the Republic—and occasionally, both at the same time.[1] She would go unmentioned in any other official products until a passing reference was made in Olin Garn's entry in the 2008 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.[5]

Aeron's character was voiced by Julianne Buescher.[1] Buescher has also voiced characters in other Star Wars titles, including the main character, Rianna Saren, in Star Wars: Lethal Alliance[6] and smaller roles in Star Wars Episode I: The Gungan Frontier[7] and the Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace video game.[8]

Appearances

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  • Star Wars: X-wing Alliance (First appearance)

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 1.43 1.44 1.45 1.46 1.47 1.48 Star Wars: X-wing Alliance
  2. The New Essential Guide to Characters
  3. Star Wars: X-wing Alliance: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3  Star Wars: X-wing Alliance - Characters on LucasArts.com (archived at Internet Archive)
  5. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
  6. Star Wars: Lethal Alliance
  7. Star Wars Episode I: The Gungan Frontier
  8. Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace video game

External links


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