To be honest, I’m not totally sure about the name “Xim the Despot.” Maybe something a little more grandiose sounding. I’d like to hear more about his character, though.
Mentioned in passing in the old Daley Han Solo novels from the 80s. The background info that I have for him is directly from those books.
Never mind, then, I retract my issue. I always love digging up old pre-PT lore about the history of the galaxy. It’s sparse and you have to really look for it, but it’s fascinating how it gets the imagination turning and gives you a sense of how the prequels could have gone.
That’s an interesting choice to have the Calamari as the second most developed species. I don’t remember which species has that position in canon, but I had assumed it was something like the Muuns or the Bith. I’m not an expert on that, though.
They provide the main capital ships for the Rebellion at The Battle of Endor, so it made sense to me to give them an extensive interstellar civilization. Sadly the design of their ships happens to be one of my least favourite designs from the OT. They look like giant space turds! 😁
Great, now I can’t unsee that. I actually love the Mon Calamari ships lol. Their round design is a nice contrast to the angular Imperial ships.
I’m sure the design contrast was indeed intentional, but what was the inspiration for the actual design? Pickles?
I would have based it on something like a Manta Ray or other acquatic life.