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Two years after Governor Tarkin's death, Echon and Celeste joined the Imperial Academy. Celeste would serve the Galactic Empire until it's fragmentation in 4 ABY. Soon after that, a list was published of all the casualties of the Battle of Endor. Celeste found Echon's name amongst the dead. She then joined the Imperial Remnant.
In 7 ABY, Ysanne Isard sent her on a mission to enter the No Fly Zone in order to force the inhabitants of the area to battle the New Republic. Celeste stopped in Eriadu to stock-up before the mission, only to run into her old friend Echon. After spending the night at his mansion, Celeste convinces him to join her on the mission. Echon accepted and brought a young girl, Aurea Hali, along. The Frayed Hunter arrived at the planet Voltar a day later. After threatening the citizens of Voltar with war, the Frayed Hunter was attacked. Celeste, Echon, Aurea and her first-in-command, Evan Zenete, escaped onto the surface of the planet.
After they landed, they were captured by Nationalist forces. Zak La'Rocha appeared and demanded for the captain, Celeste. Evan attempted to stall Zak long enough to kill him, but failed and was killed instead. The rest of the crew, including Celeste, were packed into a transport headed for Caucasus.
Celeste Ial was first designed as an enemy to Echon Kenobi in the first draft of Imperial Treachery, where she was written as a male and stalked Echon in a jungle on Caamas. He was then rewritten into Celeste Morgan, a jab at Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum. Due to the fact that the name bared too much of a resemblance to Celeste Morne, it was changed to Celeste Ial, which came from the word celestial. She was based on the appearance of Celes of Final Fantasy VI.