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Charal
Biographical information
Homeworld

Dathomir[1]

Physical description
Species

Human (Dathomiri)[1]

Gender

Female[1]

Height

1.77 meters

Hair color

Black[1]

Eye color

Green[2]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)
Affiliation
"I told you there was no escape."
―Charal

Charal was a Nightsister Dark Jedi who turned her back on the order and left Dathomir. The Nightsisters pursued her, and to escape them, she joined a band of Sanyassan Marauders. Their vessel crashed on the uncharted forest moon of Endor, and the Sanyassan warlord set himself up as king. Roughly a century after their arrival, the Marauders were alive due to the species' longevity and Charal due to the powers granted to her by the Force-sensitive crystal on the ring she always wore. It is possible the ring was one of the powerful Force-imbued artifacts the Nightsisters used, or possibly a Sith artifact.

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Biography

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Life on Endor

"You have the distinct honor of being spoken to by Charal, Witch-Queen of this god-forsaken moon. You have come to serve my desires, have you not?"
―Charal on Endor
Nightsister Charal in 1.5 ABY.

Charal was a Nightsister of Dathomir. At some stage, she escaped her homeworld, and fled to the forest moon of Endor. While there, she allied herself wity King Terak and his Sanyassan Marauders. Charal resided at Terak's Keep, and styled herself as the Witch-Queen of Endor. To assist her, she made use of a Trandoshan slave named "Lizardman."[2] Among her possessions was a ring that allowed her to transform into a raven at will.[2] In 1.5 ABY, she was working on a poultice that would help her divine the future. That year, a spacer approached her, and offered their services. Charal, taking advantage of the assistance, had the spacer ventured into the woods and retrieve the spleen of a healthy Ewok, a sentient species that called Endor home. The spacer later returned with the spleen, which Charal added to her poultice.[1]

To retrieve the next ingredient, the Witch-Queen dispatched Lizardman, as he had a keen sense of smell for the type of herb required. When he did not return, Charal decided to enlist the spacer once again, this time to retrieve Lizardman. The spacer did so, and returned with Lizardman in tow. Fortunately for Charal, the Trandoshan had the herbs required. For her final ingredient, the Witch-Queen spittle from an Ewok. The spacer assisted her once again, retrieving a whole, live Ewok and returning it to Terak's Keep.[1]

Pleased, Charal extracted the required spittle from the Ewok, and completed her poultice. With it, she saw a vision of many ships landing on the forest moon, which she planned to steal. She also discovered that a ship had crashed on Endor recently, and that survivors of the crash possessed a comlink—a communication device that would allow her to steal the ships that would be landing in the future. Enlisting the spacer, who she now regarded as a slave, one more time, Charal intended that the comlink be stolen from the survivors of the crash. The spacer ventured out, killed the survivors, and returned with the comlink. The Witch-Queen was overjoyed, and she believed that with the comlink in her possession, she would be able to control the universe. Satisfied, Charal dismissed the spacer, insisting that they follow their own destiny, and in doing so, serve her own.[1]

The Battle for Endor

"She's evil!"
Cindel Towani
Charal in 3 ABY.

In 3 ABY, Charal accompanied the Marauders during an attack on Bright Tree Village, where a Human family who had crashed on Endor had sought refuge. Terak sought what he called "the Power," which he believed the Towanis to posess, and so during the attack, the Witch-Queen ventured to the location of their spacecraft. Jeremitt Towani was working on the ship at the time, and so Charal had the Marauders beat him, in an attempt to divine the location of the Power. In due course, Terak himself arrived, and began interrogating Jeremitt. The Human claimed ignorance, but Terak strongly believed that the man was the "Guardian of the Power." Terak removed the ship's crystal oscillator, and triumphantly declared to his men that he had the Power. At that moment, Jeremitt lunged for a blaster pistol, and shot down one of the Marauders, before attempting to escape. Terak, satisfied with his find, sent his men after the Human.[2]

Using her ring, Charal shifted into her raven form, and tracked down Jeremitt, who was hiding with his daughter, Cindel. The Witch-Queen alerted the Marauders to their location, and Cindel ran off into the woods. As Charal gave chase, Jeremitt was killed by the Marauders. The young Human girl was not able to run far, however—the Witch-Queen returned to her normal form, and stopped Cindel in her tracks. With the rest of her family killed, the young girl was held as a captive by Terak's Marauders. She later escaped from their custody, with the aid of the Ewoks. Meanwhile, back at Terak's Keep, Charal attempted to activate the crystal oscillator, to little success. She suggested to Terak that Cindel would have been able to help activate the device, but this remark only incensed the king. He immediately ordered Charal and the Marauders to locate and capture the young Human.[2]

Transforming into her raven form, Charal set out into the woods. She was able to ascertain that Cindel was staying with another Human living on Endor, Noa Briqualon. The day after she had made her discovery, Charal distanced herself from Briqualon's residence, and began calling Cindel's name, replicating the voice of Catarine Towani, the young girl's mother. As Cindel grew nearer, Charal began singing one of the young girl's favorite songs. To further entice Cindel, the Witch-Queen took on the appearance of a much younger Human, with blond hair and white robes. Nearby, she had a white horse waiting. When Cindel entered her presence, the Witch-Queen had the young girl bring her robe to her. Taking the robe, Charal quickly transformed into her normal self, and seized Cindel. With her new captive in tow, Charal mounted her horse, which was now black, and rode for Terak's Keep.[2]

When the Imperial scouting party that discovered Endor was captured and imprisoned by the Marauders, Charal tried to arrange her own escape. King Terak learned of this, and imprisoned the Dathomiri witch. Charal used her shapeshifting abilities to turn into a raven and tracked Cindel down, but when Cindel insisted that she did not know anything about "the power", Terak sent her to be imprisoned and seized Charal's ring. Eventually, the ring was destroyed while Terak was wearing it around his neck, unleashing its powers on the Marauder leader and burning him to a crisp. Because of this, Charal was trapped in her animal form of a raven forever.

Personality and traits

Charal hated the forest moon of Endor, and constantly sought to venture offworld. She was highly derisive of her ally, King Terak, and one day hoped to put an end to her alliance with him. The Witch-Queen also had a very low opinion of her slave, Lizardman, and wished that she possessed a more intelligent assistant. She reacted to any insubordination or lack of respect from what she regarded to be her inferiors with great chagrin.[1]

Charal had a habit of unconsciously referring to those in her service as "slave" or "servant," although she would immediately correct herself upon doing so. The Witch-Queen also placed a great deal of stock in the power of a standard item such as a comlink, believing it would grant her all manner of power.[1]

Powers and abilities

With the use of her ring, Charal had the power to transform into a raven.[2]

Behind the scenes

Charal concept art.

Charal was portrayed by Siân Phillips in Ewoks: The Battle for Endor.

In her young witch form in The Battle for Endor, Charal was physically portrayed by Marianne Horine while her singing voice is attributed to Canadian recording artist, Glori Gage.

Charal may be a reference to the Witch of Endor from the Hebrew Bible.

Appearances

  • Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
  • Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi junior novelization (Indirect mention only)

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 Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

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Charal is a Nightsister, who can be found in the Marauder's Stronghold on Endor. She is involved in the Marauder Themepark series of quests

Star Wars Lore

Charal was an exiled Dathomiri Nightsister and was travelling with a group of pirates, the Sanyassan Marauders, when their ship crashed on the forest moon of Endor, leaving them stranded there. She disliked being on the isolated moon and wanted to somehow get off it.

When the Imperial scouting party that discovered Endor was captured and imprisoned by the Marauders, Charal tried to arrange her own escape. King Terak learned of this, and imprisoned the Dathomiri witch.

When the Towani family starship crashed on Endor in 3 ABY, the Marauders stole the ship's crystal oscillator (which Terak called "the power") and killed its owners. Since Charal was unable to do anything with it, Terak sent her to hunt down the last member of the Towani family, Cindel, the newly-orphaned youngest child. Charal had convinced Terak that Cindel would know the secrets of "the power." Charal used her shapeshifting abilities to turn into a raven and tracked Cindel down, but when Cindel insisted that she did not know anything about "the power", Terak sent her to be imprisoned and seized Charal's ring. Eventually, the ring was destroyed while Terak was wearing it around his neck, unleashing its powers on the Marauder leader and burning him to crisp. Because of this, Charal was locked in her animal form of a raven.

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