|Jaina Solo Fel|
|Occupation||Jedi Master |
Rogue Squadron Pilot (Formerly)
Boba Fett's Apprentice (Formerly)
Durron's Apprentice (Formerly)
|Family||Father - Han Solo |
Mother - Leia Organa Solo
Uncle - Luke Skywalker (Deceased)
Brother - Jacen Solo (Deceased)
Brother - Anakin Solo (Deceased)
Husband - Jagged Fel
Cousin - Ben Skywalker
Aunt - Mara Jade Skywalker (Deceased)
|First Appearance||The Last Command|
|Last Appearance||Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse|
|Series Lifespan||The Last Command to present.|
Jaina Solo Fel was a Human female Jedi Master of the New Jedi Order, member of the Jedi High Council, the wife of Jagged Fel, the twin sister of Jacen Solo and the older sister of Anakin Solo. Born to Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo, she inherited her father's mechanical aptitude and her mother's Force sensitivity, resulting in her eventual training at the Jedi Praxeum. During her time there as a youth, she had many adventures, including helping to thwart the Second Imperium, where she helped Zekk abandon the dark side of the Force and join the ranks of the Jedi.
When the Yuuzhan Vong invaded the galaxy, Solo joined the New Republic military and distinguished herself as a Rogue Squadron pilot. She was constantly on the front lines of battle during the Yuuzhan Vong War, earning the title of Sword of the Jedi from her uncle, Luke Skywalker, and becoming known as an avatar of the Trickster Goddess Yun-Harla to the Yuuzhan Vong. During the war, she also became romantically involved with fellow pilot Jagged Fel.
However, the death of her brother Anakin caused Solo to walk dangerously close to the dark side. She was later redeemed with the aid of Kyp Durron. As the war waged on, Solo discovered a way for the reformed Galactic Alliance to use Yuuzhan Vong warships and biots to their advantage, and also personally slew Warmaster Tsavong Lah in the Battle of Ebaq. Solo fought in many of the war's battles, ultimately participating in its conclusion. Solo, as a survivor of the Mission to Myrkr, later became Joined into the Killik community, and was involved in the subsequent Dark Nest Crisis and Swarm War on the side of the Killiks against the Chiss, which strained her relationship with Jagged Fel.
In 40 ABY, she assumed control of Hardpoint Squadron and participated in the Battle of Tralus, siding with the Galactic Alliance. Afterward, she and her brother Jacen commanded Rogue Squadron during the Blockade of Corellia. The resulting crisis resulted in a split between her and Jacen due to his increasingly aggressive actions, though she remained active in the Jedi Order. Solo would later be paired up with Jagged Fel and Zekk on a mission to hunt down the renegade Dark Jedi Alema Rar. The death of her aunt Mara Jade Skywalker and the dark deeds of her brother only encouraged her to find a way to stop Jacen, who had fallen to the dark side and she began seeking the means to do so through training with her father's ex-arch-enemy, Mandalore Boba Fett. She later killed her twin brother, now the Sith Lord Darth Caedus, in a lightsaber duel aboard the Star Destroyer Anakin Solo.
Following her brother's death, Solo remained an active member of the Order. As such, when Chief of State Natasi Daala exiled Luke Skywalker from the Jedi Order as the beginning of a bid to take control of the Jedi, Solo created a covert group, Darkmeld, as a means of secretly undermining Daala's efforts.
Daala's increasing extremism prompted the Order to lead a coup to remove Daala from power. Following that, Solo joined her uncle in fighting against both an emerging Sith threat and a dark side entity known as Abeloth. When the Sith and Abeloth took control of the government on Coruscant, Solo joined her uncle and many of the other Jedi in an infiltration and surprise assault on the occupiers. Solo was confirmed as a Jedi Master by her uncle during this struggle. Following the destruction of Abeloth and the end of the Sith threat, Jaina Solo married Jagged Fel, whom she had reconnected with during the Second Galactic Civil War.
Birth of Jaina and JacenEdit
Even before they were born, Solo and her twin brother Jacen Solo, along with their mother, were subject to three kidnapping attempts by Grand Admiral Thrawn's Noghri Death Commandos. In order to entice the mad Dark Jedi Joruus C'baoth into helping him with his campaign, Thrawn had made a promise to apprehend Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Solo, and her as yet unborn children—Force-sensitive individuals that C'baoth could then corrupt and mold in any way that he saw fit once he got his hands on them.
After a visit to the blighted world of Honoghr and securing the allegiance of the Noghri, Leia ensured that Solo and her twin brother were born on Coruscant during the final days of the Thrawn campaign without the threat of any more kidnapping attempts by Noghri Death Commandos hanging over their heads. Thrawn, however, still trying to keep his end of the bargain, sent Imperial Intelligence agents to Coruscant to kidnap the twins and their mother once again. The quarters in which the Solo family lived were destroyed, but Thrawn's agents once again were foiled and the twins were unharmed.
Despite the reassurances of ancient Jedi lore that held that childish innocence was an effective obstacle to the corrupting influence of the dark side of the Force, Solo's uncle, Luke Skywalker believed that any contact with the dark side could warp the mind of a young child for the rest of his or her life. Given the Force potential in the twins, Luke told Solo's parents that he felt it was best to minimize any chance for the twins to be exposed to the dark side during this vulnerable time.
They took his advice and sent the twins to New Alderaan, to be under the care of Leia's lifelong friend and aide Winter Celchu. Any safety that could be derived from this arrangement would be short-lived, however. The reborn Emperor Palpatine discovered New Alderaan's location and ordered an attack on the planet immediately. During the chaos of the attack on New Alderaan, Solo and her brother were nearly kidnapped by Darksiders Xecr Nist and Kvag Gthull, but their efforts were thwarted by the actions of a group of Jedi warriors led by Skywalker.
Following the battle, the Solo twins were brought to the ancient space city of Nespis VIII, where their parents and uncle discovered that the New Republic had survived the destruction of Da Soocha V. After the birth of their younger brother, Anakin, the Solo twins lived with their mother and father in the space city until they fled with the rest of the New Republic forces, shortly before the city was itself destroyed by one of the Galaxy Gun's warheads.
Heeding Luke's advice, Han and Leia took all three Solo children into hiding on the world of Onderon so that the future of the Jedi would be protected from Palpatine, who planned to spiritually enter Anakin and free himself from his last clone body, which was deteriorating at an alarming rate. Han and Leia made their way to Onderon, but Palpatine, using a Sith oracle stone, was able to determine their destination and intercept the Millennium Falcon. The Falcon was damaged in the ensuing confrontation, but Han and his Wookiee comrade Chewbacca managed to coax it into limping all the way to Onderon, where they landed it in the city of Iziz.
With Palpatine hot on their heels, aged Jedi Vima-Da-Boda and Chewbacca attempted to create a diversion, with the goal of making Palpatine think that Leia and the children had fled Onderon aboard the Falcon. Meanwhile, the three children embarked on a day-long journey to Fortress Kira with their parents. Palpatine did not fall for the ruse and managed to track his quarry right to the room where Leia and her children were staying.
Jaina and Jacen could do little more but look on as their parents, uncle, the Jedi Empatojayos Brand, and Ysanna warrior Rayf Ysanna battled Palpatine's last clone. At the cost of the lives of Ysanna and Brand, Palpatine was thwarted in his attempt to possess Anakin's body. After the New Republic had reclaimed Coruscant, Jaina, Jacen, and Anakin Solo were relocated to the isolated and nearly unknown world of Anoth with Winter, where they once again rarely saw their parents.
When they were two-and-a-half years old, the twins returned to Coruscant to live with their parents. By this time, Solo and her brother demonstrated an ability to move objects with their minds from time to time. They also further developed the mental bond that they had been born with, and had a tendency to use it to complete each other's sentences as well as coordinate their misbehavior. Because Solo's parents had been able to visit Anoth only a few times, the twins became quite apprehensive about leaving Winter (whom they had come to view as their mother) for the care of their mother, whom they viewed as a stranger.
Because her husband was gone at the time that the twins returned, Leia Solo found herself struggling to balance her motherly duties with her responsibilities as Minister of State of the New Republic. As a result, Leia enlisted the help of the family's protocol droid, C-3PO, who was eager to put his recently-downloaded child-rearing subroutines to the test. C-3PO accepted the job with an initial enthusiasm, but found himself overwhelmed on a number of occasions, including one incident in which the twins caused him to become entangled within a tentacle-cactus during a diplomatic ceremony in the Skydome Botanical Gardens. He also put his storytelling abilities to use, and took pride in his ability to sing lullabies in just about any language or style. More often than not, though, the twins preferred their father's telling of The Little Lost Bantha Cub more than the droid's renditions.
After he returned with Han Solo from their mission to Kessel, Chewbacca assisted C-3PO with the care of Solo and her brother while their parents attended to other responsibilities. In the first instance when the pair was tasked with taking care of the twins in their parents' absence, the twins' pestering managed to drive Chewbacca into a frenzy, and even deteriorate C-3PO's patience programming. The Wookiee and the protocol droid decided that it would be a good idea to bring the twins on a field trip to Coruscant's Holographic Zoo of Extinct Animals. They quickly tired of the dullness of the museum and decided that a game of hide-and-seek with their escorts would be much more fun.
Without informing C-3PO and Chewbacca, Solo and her brother Jacen began their game. Evading Chewbacca's pursuit, the twins found their way onto a turbolift and rode it down to the floor designated as "1." Exiting from the turbolift, the twins embarked upon an adventure in Coruscant's undercity where they encountered many unfamiliar creatures. They eventually discovered a refugee community that consisted of accountants who had fled the oppression of the Galactic Empire on Coruscant's surface. Despite his fear of the Empire—which he thought was still in power on Coruscant— King Onibald Daykim of the refugees helped the two children return to their home.
The Jedi PraxeumEdit
In 11 ABY, Solo and her twin brother accompanied their parents to the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4 when it was learned that their uncle Luke Skywalker had been found in a coma-like state on the top of the Great Temple by his students. Although the medical team had been unsuccessful in reviving the Jedi Master, Solo believed that she could somehow awaken him from his deep sleep by kissing him, but was similarly unsuccessful. Later, the twins, along with their mother and the students, felt a great disturbance in the Force as the Carida system was destroyed by the rogue Jedi Kyp Durron —who, with the help of the spirit of an ancient Sith Lord named Exar Kun, had also sent Skywalker into his comatose state.
The twins remained on Yavin 4, watching over their comatose relative. One night, they were able to keep their uncle's body from being destroyed by Jedi trainee Streen, who had been deceived by Kun's spirit, after Luke appeared to them in a dream. When visiting Luke's body with the Mon Calamari healer Cilghal, who was taking care of the twins after their parents left the Praxeum, the two younger Solos discovered that—unlike the adults at the Praxeum—they could see their uncle's disembodied spirit. When a group of Sith battle hydras were sent by Kun to attack Luke's body, the Jedi's spirit warned the twins again. After raising the alarm with Cilghal, Solo went to the audience chamber where Luke was lying, was greeted by the sight of her brother defending Luke's body with Luke's lightsaber, and rushed to his aid.
The twins were able to hold off the vicious creatures until help arrived. Luke's students then formed a plan to end the threat presented by Exar Kun once and for all. After helping the students combine their powers and vanquish the ancient Sith Lord, the two children were delighted to see their uncle recover.
After Anakin came perilously close to being kidnapped by pro-Imperial Ambassador Furgan on Anoth, Leia and Han Solo decided that he, along with Winter, would join his brother and sister on Coruscant. Because of their mother's increased diplomatic responsibilities as Chief of State of the New Republic, the three Solo children found themselves attending—and causing mischief at—important diplomatic ceremonies such as the Concert of the Winds on Vortex and the Herd Meet on Ithor.
When Solo was around four years old, she accompanied her father and brothers on a trip with Chewbacca. While her father had his hands full with her brothers, she wandered off, following a robotic hand. She eventually found a droid who wanted to turn her to the dark side. Fortunately, Chewbacca was able to destroy the droid and rescue Solo. To thank him, she drew him a picture saying that she loved him.
As Solo grew older, she took after her father, seeming to acquire his cockiness and piloting skills as well as a certain aptitude for all things mechanical, which made him proud of her. At the age of five, Solo was allowed to have her own multitool, which she was allowed to use on wood—though in the workshop only. At seven, Solo had one that worked on metal. Finally, at the age of nine, Han felt that Solo was responsible enough to help him with simple repairs and also allowed her to fly the Millennium Falcon. There were a few occasions when Solo was overzealous with her attempts at mechanical innovation, such as the time when she and her brothers constructed a faulty droid to do their housework, or the many times that they had "experimented" with their Uncle Luke's lightsaber.
Solo did not become as close to her mother as she was to her father, and there was an emotional divide between them. Though Leia Solo tried to be in her daughter's life as much as possible, the ever-increasing burdens of duties to the New Republic continually pulled her away from her family. Solo noticed this more and more as she grew older, and grew to resent it.
In 13 ABY, the Solo children were living in the Imperial Palace on Coruscant. While there, the three children snuck into a Council meeting even though they had been told the area was off-limits, diverting their mother's attention at the expense of a diplomatic envoy. After the council was adjourned, Leia Organa Solo called for Nanna, their droid babysitter who they had previously eluded, to take charge of them. Nanna led them away, threatening chores as punishment for their misbehavior.
Shortly thereafter, a group of assassins under the command of a hardline ex-Imperial named Ennix Devian attempted to kidnap Organa Solo and her children in the night. Organa Solo's chief of security Mirith Sinn, along with Organa Solo and her Noghri bodyguards, slew the assassins, but the attack greatly worried Organa Solo. A pair of Noghri escorted the twins to their mother, who instructed that they be taken to her room, where she would join them shortly, and guarded well. Later, the Solo children would be able to speak to their father, who was away at war, via holocomm, reassuring him that they were unharmed by the kidnapping attempt.
The next year, during a visit to the planet Munto Codru when she was five years old, Solo and her brothers were kidnapped along with Codru-Ji Chamberlain Iyon's wyrwulf. The abductors used the dark side of the Force to mask their presence, and a pressure bomb to destroy any evidence as well as to unsuccessfully attempt to kill Chewbacca. As they left the atmosphere of Munto Codru, the three children left behind a trail of pain that could be sensed in the Force by their mother.
After they returned to consciousness, the Solo children were greeted by a man named Hethrir. He claimed that their parents, their uncle, and Chewbacca had been killed in an earthquake and that he, Hethrir, was their hold-father. The twins determined that Hethrir was lying, since their uncle and their father had not been on Munto Codru at the time that they were kidnapped, and confirmed their suspicions by getting Hethrir to incorrectly state the twins' birth order, disproving his claims of being present at their birth. In truth, Hethrir was part of the Empire Reborn, a movement aiming to destroy the New Republic.
The twins were imprisoned in Hethrir's Worldcraft, though usually separated when not in their cells, while Anakin was kept with Hethrir at all times. Though behaving in a manner amenable to the rules would guarantee her more privileges as an Empire Reborn Helper and eventually a Proctor, Solo attempted to be as rude and uncooperative to her superiors at every turn, even using the Force to put sand in their food, while Jacen sent myrmin insects to harass them. Despite the drudgery of living in such a situation, Solo found a friend in Lusa, a female Chironian who had also been kidnapped. However, Solo soon found that her new friend, along with Anakin and the wyrwulf, was to be taken away.
An unpleasant encounter with a fully-indoctrinated Empire Youth named Vram further convinced Solo that she and her brother needed to escape Hethrir's Worldcraft. Using a multitool that she had hidden from Hethrir's Helpers and Proctors, Solo managed to disable the latch of her cell's door. She quickly freed Jacen and then the other children, and they made their way out of the building in which their cells were housed. With the help of Mistress Dragon —a sand dragon that Jacen had earlier befriended—the children escaped Hethrir's compound into the "wilderness" of the worldcraft with a group of Proctors in pursuit.
As the Proctors drew closer, Leia arrived in her star yacht Alderaan with Chewbacca and a woman named Rillao and rescued them, but Hethrir had already left with Anakin. The twins accompanied the adults to Crseih Station, where Hethrir planned to sacrifice their younger brother to a mysterious entity known as Waru and auction off Lusa, the wyrwulf, and a number of other children as slaves. As they neared Waru's temple aboard the station, Leia told the twins to stay with Chewbacca while she ventured inside with Han. Han and Luke had also made their way to the station separately from Leia and the children. When Solo and her brother heard what they thought to be cries of distress from Lusa and the wyrwulf, they convinced Chewbacca to enter the temple to help them. After a confrontation with Luke, Han, and Leia, and deprived of Anakin's power, Waru destroyed Hethrir and itself.
After the confrontation with Hethrir and Waru, life returned to some resemblance of normality for Solo and her brothers. The kidnapping, however, caused Solo's parents to become much more protective of their children, with Han refusing to let his children out of his sight. Though they were insulated from any harm that might come to them, the Solo children were also protected from having any friends outside their parents, uncle, Chewbacca, Winter, C-3PO, and R2-D2. And though she had found a friend in Lusa while she was imprisoned aboard the worldcraft, Solo lost contact with the Chironian after she returned to her home planet of Chiron.
Unlike their younger brother, the twins often devised new and sophisticated ways to test their father's patience. Jacen became less willing to play with his sister, however, choosing instead to focus on developing his ability to use the Force to levitate objects. Solo became annoyed by this behavior, and started to disrupt his practice. Despite the vexation that she gave their father, she loved him, and was angered by the prospect of losing him when the news was broken to her that he had been captured by the Duskhan League during the Black Fleet Crisis, despite Leia's attempts to shield the children from the news of their father's incarceration.
In 18 ABY, Jaina Solo accompanied her family on a vacation to the Corellian system. Upon their arrival, Leia hired a Drall named Ebrihim as a tutor for the children and a guide for the whole family, though the twins were unenthusiastic about their new tutor.
On their first outing, the family visited Corellia's first major archaeological site, an excavation. While touring the tunnels of the excavation, Solo noticed that Anakin had stopped following the rest of the tour, and had become fascinated with a section of the tunnel's floor. Along with Jacen, they continued off in a different direction, and the three of them eventually stumbled upon what was later identified as Corellia's planetary repulsor, one of which was located in each of the Five Brothers.
The children were soon found by Ebrihim's droid Q9-X2, who alone had noticed that the children had gone missing. Realizing that the chamber was what the Human League Heritage Squad that had been conducting the dig was looking for, and that it would not be beneficial to the New Republic if xenophobic group found it, the twins then used the Force to cover up any sign that the group had been there. Solo, her brothers, and Q9-X2 eventually were reunited with their parents and later told them about what they had found there.
After several days, Solo and her family relocated their lodgings to the Governor-General's residence at Corona House, where they met Governor-General Micamberlecto. There, Leia and Han were scheduled to attend a major trade conference designed to bring the Corellian system back into the galactic fold. On the first night of the conference, the children stayed up late and spied on the adults, learning about an threat to destroy planets from an unknown group if their demands were not met.
The three Solo children were eventually cooped up in Corona House with Chewbacca, Ebrihim, and Q9-X2, while their parents left to advise Micamberlecto. They watched from their apartment as enclaves within Coronet City burned to the ground and bodies piled up in the streets in the first stages of what was later known as the Corellian Crisis.
Corona House came under fire, so the children, the Wookiee, the Drall, and the droid piled into the Falcon to make a hasty retreat. With the freighter's hyperdrive damaged by a pocket patrol boat's fire, they journeyed to the home of Ebrihim's Aunt Marcha on Drall. Solo and her brothers were well received by Marcha, the Duchess of Mastigophorous. The following morning, the children told Marcha what had transpired before they were forced to leave Corellia. Solo also told Marcha about what she and her siblings had witnessed on the first night of the conference, feeling that Anakin's discovery and the ominous message were somehow connected.
Marcha brought the children, Chewbacca, Ebrihim, and Q9-X2 to Drall's planetary repulsor. They made their way inside the repulsor and watched as Anakin experimented and, in one instance, activated the repulsor, nearly killing everyone there. Though she was annoyed by the fact that Anakin had almost killed her, Jaina understood that it was pointless to make her feelings known and instead tried to comfort her guilt-stricken sibling.
Solo and her brothers were later captured by their father's cousin Thrackan Sal-Solo, who had come to claim the repulsor for the Human League, and imprisoned Solo, her brothers, Chewbacca, Ebrihim, and Marcha. The leader of the Human League broadcast images of the captive children to the rest of the Corellian system to blackmail their mother into getting the New Republic to recognize Corellian independence. This action, however, turned the tide of public opinion in the system against the Human League.
The twins managed to escape from their force field prison with Anakin, and made it to the Falcon undetected. Because they had to leave the adults behind, Solo and Jacen assumed the roles of pilot and co-pilot, respectively. Before they flew the Falcon out of the repulsor chamber, Solo destroyed the force field generator and tried to damage the Human League's Mynock-class assault boat as much as possible, but was largely unsuccessful. Ascending into the sky, the Millennium Falcon was closely pursued by the assault boat with Thrackan at the helm.
Though he had no experience at flying the freighter and was flying it upside down, Jacen managed to outmaneuver the assault boat and ended up tailing it. Seizing the opportunity, Solo destroyed its sublight engine array, causing the assault boat to hang dead in space. Immediately thereafter the Falcon was caught in a tractor beam. Although the children initially assumed the worst, the voice of Lando Calrissian came to them over the communications system, reassuring them that there was no need to panic, as the tractor beam belonged to the Bakuran vessel Intruder, which had arrived to support the New Republic movement in the Corellian system.
Aboard the Intruder, the Solo children were reunited with their parents, but were parted once again because Han and Leia had volunteered to help the Bakuran fleet in its confrontation with the forces of the Sacorrian Triad, the masterminds of the planet-destroying ultimatum, at Centerpoint Station. The twins accompanied their brother back to the planetary repulsor on Drall to see if he could find a way to use it to stop the ancient space station from continuing its destruction of whole star systems.
Once they were inside the planetary repulsor again, Solo and Jacen tried to help the technicians to understand their little brother, despite their own thinning patience. As the critical firing time approached, Solo encouraged Anakin to trust his feelings and reach out with the Force. Anakin did so and fired the repulsor, saving the lives of the twelve million inhabitants of Bovo Yagen.
During that same year on Coruscant, the Solo twins befriended a street kid named Zekk. Though he had a tendency to disappear unexpectedly back to the alleys, Zekk and the two Solo twins became fast friends, and Zekk took the twins on many adventures throughout the city. Solo eventually found herself developing a crush on him.
Caamas Document CrisisEdit
After the discovery of a partial copy of the Caamas Document in 19 ABY, and because of the crisis and scandal that would inevitably follow, Jaina and her siblings were sent to Kashyyyk with Chewbacca and a group of Noghri for their protection. The document's discovery nearly sparked a civil war in the New Republic due to internecine tensions.
After the crisis was resolved, she and her brothers attended the signing of the Pellaeon–Gavrisom Treaty with their parents, aboard the Star Destroyer Chimaera, which ended the Galactic Civil War. Shortly after the signing of the treaty, Jaina attended Luke Skywalker's private Jedi wedding to Mara Jade Skywalker. During the public ceremony commemorating the union between Luke and Mara, Solo and the other children of the guests were confined to a room designated for the children of the guests under the watchful eye of a friend of Jade Skywalker's, smuggler Booster Terrik.
By the time she was thirteen years old in 22 ABY, she and her brother Jacen attended her uncle Luke Skywalker's Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4. At the Praxeum she met other Jedi candidates, including Hapan princess Tenel Ka, Raynar Thul and Chewbacca's nephew, Lowbacca. The Solo twins and those three would all form long-lasting friendships with each other. While Jacen developed an affinity for animals and the Living Force, Solo became a capable pilot and mechanic, strengthening her bond with her father.
Under her uncle's tutelage, Solo honed her talents in the Force and became considered one of the academy's most powerful students. During her time at the academy, the Solo twins, Tenel Ka, and Zekk would go on numerous adventures while learning lessons that would prepare them for the responsibilities of the Jedi.
In 23 ABY, when Lowbacca came back to the Praxeum late one evening with tales of a mysterious glittering object, Solo and her friends decided to investigate it. The next day they discovered that the object was a solar panel from a TIE Fighter that had crashed more than twenty years prior. Solo decided to fix the ship and install a hyperdrive which had been given to her as a gift by her father.
She began working on the damaged fighter with help from Jacen, Lowbacca, and Tenel Ka. Unfortunately for the young Jedi apprentices, the TIE's original pilot, Qorl, was still alive, and had lived the last twenty-three years in Yavin 4's jungles. After kidnapping Jaina and Jacen, Qorl forced them to finish repairing his ship so he could escape his exile at long last. The twins eventually escaped due to the Millennium Falcon's arrival, but so did Qorl, leaving the jungle moon behind and searching for any remnants of the Empire.
Qorl would discover the Shadow Academy, a training ground for Dark Jedi under the command of one of Luke Skywalker's fallen students, Brakiss, and the Nightsister Tamith Kai. The Shadow Academy was aligned with the Second Imperium, an insurgency group which rejected the peace treaty between the Imperial Remnant and the New Republic in 19 ABY.
During a field trip to Lando Calrissian's GemDiver Station, the twins and Lowbacca were kidnapped by stormtroopers led by Tamith Kai. En route to their kidnappers' secret base, the twins and Lowbacca were brought to the cockpit of the ship that had been used to board GemDiver Station. Here, they were reunited with Qorl, who told them that he had found "[his] Empire" and that the kidnapping of the young Jedi Knights was the result of the information that he had given to his masters. After reversion to realspace, Tamith Kai told Jaina, Jacen and Lowbacca that they would be trained to become Dark Jedi once they arrived at their destination—the Shadow Academy.
Brakiss greeted the trio of Jedi trainees and informed them of his plans for converting them. After a particularly disastrous lecture, Solo experienced the power of Force lightning firsthand for defying Brakiss. Brakiss knew that the new recruits were wise to his propaganda, so he decided to try to turn the twins by giving them what they desired.
In one training exercise, Brakiss pitted an unknowing Solo against her brother Jacen by concealing each of them with hologram devices that made them think that the other was Darth Vader. In another exercise, she and Jacen were injured when hardballs, rocks and knives were thrown at them. After they survived this exercise, Brakiss announced to them that he was so pleased with their potential that he had decided to kidnap more Jedi trainees. Luckily for Solo, she was rescued by Jacen, who had used a Corusca gem from the GemDiver Station to get out of his cell.
Using Lowbacca's computer expertise, they sabotaged the Shadow Academy's security systems and attempted to flee just as Luke Skywalker and Tenel Ka arrived to rescue them. However, a clean escape was blocked by Brakiss and Tamith Kai. During a confrontation, Luke defeated his former student while Tenel Ka injured Tamith Kai's knee. The group then escaped the Academy in the stolen ship Shadow Chaser. Consequently, the Shadow Academy fled into hyperspace. After returning safely back to Yavin 4, the Solo twins, Tenel Ka, and Lowbacca resumed life at the Praxeum.
Shortly after their kidnapping, the friends returned to Coruscant for a month-long vacation from the Jedi Praxeum's strenuous curriculum. The twins, as well as Lowbacca and Tenel Ka, spent their first day back home with Zekk, who took them along on an adventure through the Coruscant Underworld. After a run-in with the street gang known as the Lost Ones and its leader, Norys, they managed to make it back to the apartment that Zekk shared with his old friend Peckhum.
The twins convinced Zekk to attend a diplomatic banquet that was going to be held in the honor of the new Karnak Alphan ambassador within the next couple of days. Zekk accepted, and he showed up at the Imperial Palace at the proper time, though shabbily dressed. Not knowing anything about the formal dinner, he inadvertently ate the decoration in front of him. His resulting embarrassment later caused him to flee.
After Peckhum described to them some of the places where Zekk might hide himself, Jacen and Tenel Ka ventured into the undercity by themselves while Solo helped repair the Orbital Solar Energy Transfer Satellite that Peckhum was assigned to. After returning, Jacen contacted his sister, told her about his encounter with Zekk and the fact that the Shadow Academy was conducting operations on Coruscant—and that Zekk was allied with the Shadow Academy. Shortly afterward, Solo realized that the Academy was in orbit over Coruscant, and the Second Imperium was forced to flee once again.
The incident brought the vacation of the Jedi to a close, and they returned to Yavin 4. Because combat with the Dark Jedi was imminent, Luke Skywalker decided that it was time for the Solo twins, Lowbacca, and Tenel Ka to build and train with their own lightsabers. Like her uncle had done years earlier, Solo created a synthetic lightsaber crystal, which created a purple blade when placed inside a lightsaber. Following an accident in which Tenel Ka lost her left arm, Solo and her companions journeyed to Tenel Ka's homeworld of Hapes so that the wounded girl could recover. While there, Solo and her companions helped defeat a revolution to overthrow Tenel Ka's mother Teneniel Djo.
However, the somewhat dormant Shadow Academy would reappear to plague the young Jedi once again. Zekk was forced to fight the Solo twins several times, and Solo was worried about the young man she considered more than just a friend. She constantly tried to bring Zekk to the light side but was initially unable to succeed.
After Hapes, the Jedi companions traveled to Kashyyyk, the homeworld of Lowbacca, where his younger sister Sirrakuk was about to undergo a Wookiee ritual. Since the ritual was dangerous, Lowbacca wanted to assist his sibling. Unfortunately for the young Jedi Knights, a Second Imperium strike force led by Zekk himself attacked Thikkiiana City a major exporter of computer technology, using holographic devices to mimic Wookiees. The four Jedi trainees were able to defeat most of the Imperium soldiers. During the confrontation, Solo confronted their former friend Zekk in the dangerous lower levels of the world-spanning jungle. However, Zekk did not want to harm his former friends and instead warned them to stay away from the Imperium's next target: the Jedi Praxeum itself.
In response, the four Jedi raced back to the Jedi Praxeum to alert the Jedi there. The Shadow Academy and a fleet of reclaimed Imperial warships appeared in orbit shortly afterward. Legions of stormtroopers and Dark Jedi attacked the Praxeum. The twins, with the assistance of their peers at the Jedi Academy, defeated the Second Imperium forces. Near the end of the battle, Zekk and Solo engaged each other in combat, with Solo trying one last time to turn her friend back to the light. However, Zekk seemed lost, as he claimed that he would stop anyone from entering the Jedi Praxeum. However, immediately after, the academy was engulfed in a titanic explosion. Zekk had saved the Jedi from certain destruction, and it seemed that Solo had, if not turned her friend to the light side, at least turned him away from the dark.
Following the defeat of the Second Imperium, the Solo twins helped rebuild the Academy, and also continued their Jedi training. While the reformed Zekk recovered from his injuries, he was harassed by nightmares as a result of his involvement with the Dark Jedi. As a result, Zekk refused to use the Force again, and left the Academy on Peckhum's freighter Lightning Rod to become a bounty hunter.
However, trouble would soon come when fellow student Raynar Thul received word that his father Bornan Thul —a wealthy merchant and shipping baron—had disappeared while en route to an important trade conference with Nolaa Tarkona, the Twi'lek leader of the Diversity Alliance, a fanatical non-Human group which sought to punish Humans for the cruelty inflicted by the humanocentric Galactic Empire. Since she was a Twi'lek, Tarkona's organization was based on the species' homeworld of Ryloth. When Tarkona learned that Bornan Thul had disappeared, she placed a huge bounty on the man for unknown reasons.
Meanwhile, the Solo twins had traveled to the Alderaan system to search through the asteroid field that had once been Alderaan. The twins landed on a barren asteroid and secured a shard from what used to be the planet's core. However, they were ambushed by Ailyn Vel, disguised as the infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett. Luckily for them, Zekk came to the rescue and drove the Fett impersonator away. Despite having rescued them, Zekk refused to return with them to the Academy, although he had decided to involve himself in the search for Bornan Thul.
During their hunt, the Solo twins were joined by Raynar Thul, Tenel Ka and Lowbacca. They searched the elder Thul's last known locations, searching everywhere from ancient ruined worlds to the droid foundry planet of Mechis III. Meanwhile, Nolaa Tarkona went on a crusade to whip up support among the alien species of the galaxy, particularly the Chromans of Chroma Zed. Things went poorly for the Jedi when Lowbacca misguidedly joined the Diversity Alliance, under the influence of fellow Wookiee Raabakyysh, and traveled to their headquarters on Ryloth to learn more about them.
At the same time, Zekk had rescued Bornan Thul from bounty hunters, and learned the reason he had disappeared. Thul had stumbled upon the location of a top-secret Imperial plague warehouse on an uncharted asteroid in the Deep Core. Hidden within it was a supply of diseases created by General Evir Derricote almost two decades ago. Though the Galactic Empire had been defeated, this plague warehouse still remained with its supplies of diseases. Bornan also revealed that Boba Fett (actually Ailyn Vel) had sliced into his ship's navicomputer and obtained the coordinates of the plague warehouse. Having acquired the information she wanted, Tarkona now wished to unleash a plague that would affect all Humans.
Realizing that Lowbacca only knew the public face of the Diversity Alliance, the Solo twins, along with Raynar and Tenel Ka, traveled to Ryloth, only to be arrested by the local authorities and put to work in the dangerous ryll mines of Ryloth. However, Lowbacca soon learned what had befallen his Human companions. The enraged Wookiee turned against the Diversity Alliance and helped his friends escape the harsh terrain of the planet and the zealous Diversity Alliance troops. The Jedi also discovered that the Diversity Alliance was stockpiling weapons for an impending war against Humans. The group was eventually rescued and taken off-planet by Zekk, Luke Skywalker, and Lusa, who had come looking for them.
Back at the New Republic Senate on Coruscant, Skywalker requested that an inspection team be sent to Ryloth to investigate reports of Diversity Alliance aggression.
After recording an encrypted message to his wife explaining their plan, Bornan and Raynar Thul, Zekk, the Solo twins, Tenel Ka, and Lowbacca gathered up explosives and went to the plague warehouse, intent on destroying it. They were almost finished wiring their explosives when Diversity Alliance ships arrived. In the ensuing confrontation with Tarkona in the warehouse, some of the plague canisters were ruptured, including the Human-killing plague. Bornan Thul sacrificed himself so the plague would not spread, and told Raynar to get himself and his friends off the asteroid.
Meanwhile in space, a New Republic fleet under Han Solo defeated the Diversity Alliance fleet. However, Tarkona managed to escape to a distant asteroid, although she would later die from a Twi'lek-specific disease. Meanwhile on Ryloth, fighting took place when the New Republic inspection team discovered stockpiles of weapons. However, the fighting was stopped by the Twi'lek Kur, who convinced the Diversity Alliance soldiers that they had been misguided and that both Humans and non-Humans should work together. With the Diversity Alliance defeated, the young Jedi had removed another threat to the New Jedi Order and the New Republic. Following the death of the Diversity Alliance, Zekk also joined the Jedi Praxeum.
Following Zekk's joining of the Academy, Jaina and Jacen Solo went on a trip with their father Han and brother Anakin to Ord Mantell to watch the Blockade Runners' Derby.
The race became an exciting event when, at the last moment, Zekk, along with Tenel Ka and Lowbacca, won the race. After the race, the group encountered Czethros, a bounty hunter who had hunted Han Solo years ago. However, Czethros now claimed to be an "honest" businessman, and they avoided any conflict. Unfortunately for them, the surprises were not over. At their hangar bay, the group was ambushed by several Chameleon creatures. They were rescued by Anja Gallandro, a young woman who wielded a lightsaber, but was not a Jedi. Instead, Gallandro relied on doses of spice to enhance her senses and allow her to wield a lightsaber safely.
Gallandro blamed Han Solo for killing her father, but Solo denied the charge because the elder Gallandro had died in a trap while searching for treasure. However, unbeknown to the Solos, Anja Gallandro was actually an undercover agent for Czethros, who was in fact a leader of Black Sun. The infamous galactic crime syndicate had been keeping a low profile for years since the death of its leader Prince Xizor during a battle above Coruscant in 3 ABY. However, since then, Black Sun had been attempting to gain power over the New Republic by planting their sympathizers and agents in places of power, including political, economic, and military positions. For his part, Czethros controlled Gallandro by keeping her addicted to spice.
Han Solo managed to convince Gallandro that he was good-intentioned by stopping a 25-year-long civil war on her backwater homeworld of Anobis. There, the elder Solo met with the two rival factions and brokered a truce between them. This made Gallandro wonder whether her hatred for the elder Solo had been misplaced, and she agreed to join the Solo twins and their companions at the Jedi Praxeum to discover her abilities.
Later, Lando Calrissian invited the twins and their friends to Cloud City, where he wanted them to be the first to try out the new SkyCenter Galleria amusement park which he had invested in through the use of repurchased interests from the spice mining world of Kessel, and through shares from a mining operation on Varn. However, things took a turn for the worse when Cojahn, a business associate of Calrissian's, was found dead. Complicating matters further, the Jedi discovered Czethros's true intentions and his plot for galactic domination. Jacen, Tenel Ka, and Lowbacca were also ambushed by several Ugnaught Black Sun mercenaries in the lower levels of Cloud City.
After the Jedi revealed Czethros's plans, Czethros was targeted by the New Republic, and warrants for his arrest were issued on many worlds. However, he managed to evade capture and went underground. Unfortunately for Gallandro, she realized that without Czethros, there would be no supplier for the spice that fueled her addiction. Gallandro then stole Zekk's ship, the Lightning Rod, and traveled to the ocean world of Mon Calamari, where she hoped to retrieve a hidden stash of andris spice from beneath the planet's frozen ice cap.
Meanwhile, on Kessel, Calrissian's longtime Sullustan mate Nien Nunb was nearly killed during a suspicious accident in the carbon-freezing sections of a processing facility. Black Sun had planted cells there, and the Sullustan knew he was in danger.
His workers were turning against him and he called for help. Solo and Lowbacca went to Kessel to help protect Nunb, while Jacen, Tenel Ka and Zekk pursued Gallandro to Mon Calamari. On Mon Calamari, at the resort city of Crystal Reef, Jacen confronted Gallandro while she tried to lease a submersible to hunt for the hidden spice stash. Jacen managed to help Gallandro confront her spice addiction and persuaded her to accept her father's real fate. With Gallandro's help, they succeeded in destroying Czethros's stash of spice on Mon Calamari.
Back on Kessel, Czethros and an army of Black Sun mercenaries took control of the planet and captured Nunb, though Solo and Lowbacca managed to escape. The encounter also revealed how deeply Black Sun had infiltrated the New Republic, and that they had contacts on a variety of worlds.
From Kessel, Czethros hoped to send a signal that would activate these cells. However, Solo and Lowbacca sabotaged his operations by destroying the transmitter before Czethros could broadcast the signal. Solo also helped free the prisoners and defeated the Black Sun mercenaries. Rather than allow himself to be captured, Czethros threw himself into a vat of carbonite and was flash-frozen instantly. However, the criminal was retrieved and placed in New Republic custody. Chief of State Leia Organa Solo would supervise his thawing and interrogation. As a result, the names of Black Sun moles in strategic positions of power were discovered, defeating the crime syndicate.
Following this ordeal, the Solo twins, Anakin, Tenel Ka, Lowbacca, and Zekk were promoted to apprentice Jedi Knights during a ceremony at the Jedi Praxeum. Jaina Solo became the apprentice of her aunt Mara as she continued her training. To congratulate her, Han rewarded Solo with a heavily modified Z-95 Headhunter, the Crystal, which she flew to Mon Calamari for a short vacation at Crystal Reef resort.
However, before she could jump from the Yavin system, Solo was intercepted by the Bail Jumper, an X-wing piloted by a cyborg pilot. The cyborg had mistaken her craft for the Onyx Star, an early Z-95 prototype that had been stolen from Bahalian Shipyards. Initially, the cyborg's superhuman reaction speed coupled with a newer starfighter caused Solo to feel outclassed. However, Solo used the Force to become attuned to her new vessel in combat, then made fast work of the pilot and his ship, and continued her course to Mon Calamari.
Yuuzhan Vong WarEdit
When Solo was sixteen, she, her mother, and her mentor Mara Jade Skywalker took Jade Skywalker's shuttle Jade Sabre to Rhommamool for a diplomatic conference with a Rhommamoolian partisan named Nom Anor, despite a serious illness that Jade Skywalker had contracted. As they approached the system, fighters from the rival world of Osarian tried to surround their craft.
However, Jade Skywalker ordered Solo to lose their pursuit, which she attempted to do, flying the Jade Sabre through a series of wild evasive maneuvers. When a Jedi-flown X-wing arrived and fended off the pursuers, the remaining fighters left, allowing Solo to pilot the Jade Sabre into the hangar of a New Republic battlecruiser, Mediator, that was trying to maintain the peace between rival worlds Rhommamool and Osarian. Their Jedi rescuer turned out to be Wurth Skidder, a Jedi known for his reputation for impulsiveness.
Leia Organa Solo immediately chastised him for opening fire, costing her any kind of diplomatic advantage she could have used against the Osarians in negotiations over their attempt to surround and force the Jade Sabre to land on Osarian. Undeterred, though, the three pressed forward with their planned negotiations to settle the hostilities between Rhommamool and Osarian.
The three women met with Anor, who had dressed similar to Darth Vader as an affront to Leia. Anor seemed uninterested in negotiation, launching into a series of lectures on New Republic tyranny and issuing demands for Osarian's disarmament. He then sent them on their way, leaving the three women irritated. As they left, Anor made sure they overflew a scene of mass droid destruction, just to offend C-3PO, who had accompanied the delegation.
Solo flew the others back to Coruscant, as her mother was tired and Jade Skywalker needed to rest. She was not there long, though, as her family and the Skywalkers decided to visit her adopted uncle Lando Calrissian at his latest operation, a mining facility out on Dubrillion. For her part, Solo was allowed to fly her X-wing solo from a layover on Reecee to Dubrillion as a test of her piloting abilities by Jade Skywalker. As part of her test, Jade Skywalker provided slightly incorrect coordinates to Solo, forcing her to use the Force to locate her family and make a flight correction to meet them. They met with an enthusiastic Calrissian, who gladly showed them around his extensive operation on Dubrillion.
Of particular interest to the three Solo children was an opportunity to fly a modified TIE fighter through a treacherous asteroid belt called Lando's Folly. Visiting pilots seeking renown used the course as an opportunity to hone their skills and in the modified TIEs, which had shield protection, the flight was fairly safe. Jaina Solo flew last and despite encountering a particularly difficult stretch of asteroids, used the Force to guide her hands. With piloting that impressed her viewers, she achieved a new record time, beating out the previous winner, Jedi Knight Kyp Durron. The three Solo children met with Durron later, who congratulated Solo on her victory and then departed with his squadron to battle smugglers and pirates in the Outer Rim. They then watched Han Solo and Chewbacca tackle the asteroid field in a two-seat craft. Despite a serious equipment malfunction that deprived them of shields, they were able to make it through also and Solo congratulated her father on his accomplishment.
Following that, Calrissian asked Han Solo to make a supply run to the nearby world of Sernpidal, which the elder Solo agreed to do, accompanied by his son Anakin. They found that the planet was doomed, that its moon Dobido was on a terminal orbit to impact on the planet. While trying to evacuate as many people as possible, Chewbacca was left behind trying to save Anakin and perished. The loss tore through the Solo family, particularly Han. Upon the return of her father and Anakin, Solo tried to comfort her brother, but both he and Han were inconsolable.
The Solos and Skywalkers also soon learned of an alien menace that had all but destroyed Durron's squadron, was invading the galaxy, and had instigated the destruction of Sernpidal.
After reports were received regarding a group of ships belonging to the aliens —the Yuuzhan Vong —approaching Dubrillion, Solo and her brothers joined the defense of the planet. They engaged Yuuzhan Vong coralskipper starfighters defending the settlements on Dubrillion, fighting from Calrissian's modified TIEs. After picking up pursuit, they headed into Lando's Folly and used a Force meld to coordinate their flying. In the ensuing chase, all the hostile craft were destroyed by their synchronized gunnery and the hazardous asteroids, though Anakin made a risky jump to hyperspace in order to escape. However, he returned safely and they were hailed as heroes by the populace of Dubrillion.
However, after Luke and Mara Jade Skywalker found evidence of a massive Yuuzhan Vong base on Helska IV, with prisoners trapped inside, the Solo twins slipped away and took one of Lando's iceborers to puncture the ice planet and rescue them.
After Solo loaded Jacen, clad in a Yuuzhan Vong skirt and equipped with an ooglith masquer for disguise, into the iceborer, she flew the iceborer Merry Miner to Helska IV, but was quickly detected by coralskippers.
Fortunately for them, a New Republic task force arrived, accompanied by the Millennium Falcon and Jade Sabre. While the fleet engaged the Yuuzhan Vong, Solo waited in orbit in the unarmed mining ship, dodging coralskippers, until Jacen was ready for extraction, having rescued the captured scientist Danni Quee and witnessed the death of the other prisoner, Jedi Miko Reglia.
After the New Republic was repulsed the from Helska IV with the loss of the Star Destroyer Rejuvenator, the Solos, Skywalkers, and Calrissian realized how serious the Yuuzhan Vong threat was, particularly after Quee told them of the yammosk war coordinator buried beneath the planet that telepathically coordinated the Yuuzhan Vong warships.
They decided to evaporate the ice planet using Calrissian's shieldships, and Solo flew in the Jade Sabre as part of the covering fleet of starfighters and other ships protecting the shieldships against the Yuuzhan Vong defense. When Mara Jade Skywalker collapsed in the heat of battle, Solo attempted to take over as pilot, but soon needed help herself as she tried to alter the ship's present course. The ship would have crashed into the planet had Luke Skywalker not intervened and used his X-wing's repulsor coils to alter the Jade Sabre's course. Solo regained control and was able to escape the planet, which was successfully frozen before it exploded in a cloud of ice crystals.
Missions with Finn GalfridianEdit
When the Yuuzhan Vong captured the planet of Artorias, Luke Skywalker helped the New Republic to evacuate some people of the planet and then traveled with Prince Finn Galfridian to the Academy on Yavin IV. Galfridian started his Jedi training at the Academy and met Solo along with her two brothers and Lowbacca. Solo and Galfridian trained with their lightsabers together and the young prince displayed some interest in her, while she talked with him about the war, empathizing over his loss of his family and planet. However the Solo twins, Galfridian and Lowbacca got into trouble shortly afterward when they encountered a tuk'ata, which wanted to attack them. Because of the development of their Jedi training, the Solos and Lowbacca reacted without fear while Galfridian was frozen with terror. Jacen was able to send the creature away and a short time later, a disappointed Galfridian left Yavin IV and traveled with Solo's uncle to Rychel.
Later, Solo traveled with her mother, her brothers, Lowbacca, and Galfridian to Nar Shaddaa aboard the Millennium Falcon, which Han Solo had allowed his wife and family to use. They were searching for a smuggler with information on covert Yuuzhan Vong agents but initially met little success. However, Galfridian met Han Solo aboard the Falcon unexpectedly while searching for his droid companion, Prowl. On this occasion, a petulant Solo frightened Galfridian by warning him to get not too close with his daughter, or else face being shot.
While Jacen and Lowbacca went to the criminal Dahal, who had stolen Jacen's credit pouch, Solo and the others watched the meeting with the help of Prowl. Hoping that Dahal would lead them to their smuggler, Galfridian followed Dahal with Prowl but refused the help of Solo and the others. Eventually, they were able to confront the Vratix smuggler, Spraug via Galfridian's surveillance. From Spraug, they retrieved a Jedi holocron detailing the identity of a Yuuzhan Vong agent —Dulac, an advisor to Galfridian's father—from him after Solo and her companions prevented him from fleeing.
Solo and her brother, Galfridian, and Luke Skywalker were together on Yavin IV, examining the holocron recovered on Nar Shaddaa, when Galfridian announced that he was leaving to locate his missing father.
After Galfridian said he was going to fly to Artorias with only Prowl as an escort, Solo chastised him for his lack of planning, suggesting that he would be better off finishing his training. However, when she and Jacen found the Artorian prince and Prowl looking for a ship to abscond with in the middle of the night, they volunteered to accompany them instead of stopping them, despite the absence of a firm plan. They obtained Master Skywalker's reluctant permission to journey to Artorias and blasted off.
Acting as pilot for their ship, Solo brought them out of hyperspace prematurely so they could assess the Yuuzhan Vong defenses. While discussing how to reach the surface of Artorias, Galfridian suggested crash-landing the ship and making their way to an underwater refuge his people had prepared in case of emergencies. Solo agreed with that course of action and flew closer to Artorias, only to find that there was scarcely any Yuuzhan Vong presence in orbit. The Yuuzhan Vong launched grutchin insects at their vessel, which started chewing through the hull.
In response, Solo noted that if the hull was breached before they cleared Artorias's atmosphere, they were dead. Galfridian went out into space and destroyed the grutchins already on the ship with his and Solo's lightsabers while Jacen manned the turret to destroy other incoming insects. Solo managed to bring their damaged ship into atmosphere to crash-land in the water, which allowed Galfridian to steer the ship to his people's refuge. There, they disembarked and Galfridian learned that his father was still alive, but in the company of Dulac.
Rushing to the chamber where Dulac and the elder Galfridian were locked in combat, the Solos helped slay Dulac. However, before falling to their lightsabers, Dulac used an ocular implant to spit poison at the Artorian king. Solo and her brother used their Jedi healing techniques to forestall the king's death and alleviate his pain, but they could not completely counter the effects of the Yuuzhan Vong poison. Before the elder Galfridian expired, Solo advised Finn Galfridian to say his goodbyes to his father.
The Solo twins attended the funeral for the elder Galfridian, where Finn Galfridian vowed that the Artorian refugees would one day return and reclaim the planet from the Yuuzhan Vong. Though most of the refugees were headed elsewhere, Galfridian had been told by his holocron to journey to Nar Shaddaa.
The Solos decided to return to the Jedi Praxeum instead, though Jacen told Galfridian that he and Solo were only a call away. They parted ways on Nar Shaddaa, despite Solo's suggestion that Galfridian return to Yavin IV. She also warned him not to get killed, saying that it would be difficult to explain leaving him on Nar Shaddaa if he perished. Solo left Galfridian with a kiss on the cheek, which drew the attention of her twin, though she dismissed it as a purely platonic gesture.
Upon Solo's eventual return to the Jedi Praxeum, she met with her brothers and uncle, who had called a meeting of the Jedi and handed out assignments to each of them. Solo's assignment was to go pick up Danni Quee and journeyed with her mother to Agamar to address their rulers, persuading them to aid the effort against the Yuuzhan Vong.
Their words moved the Agamarian leaders, who agreed to harbor refugees. Solo was bored with her assignment, as she had little to do but teach Quee some Force techniques and support her mother. She was also unsure of her identity and somewhat resented being around Leia Solo, whom she felt overshadowed her. Solo discussed her feelings with Quee, who told her that it was normal to pursue her own identity, but also advised her to not reject the admirable qualities that Solo's mother possessed. However, the issue of identity would plague Solo throughout the war and beyond.
The three women then returned to Dubrillion to evacuate much of the populace, accompanied by Admiral Traest Kre'fey and a small New Republic flotilla. After their arrival on Dubrillion, Solo was inducted into the famous X-wing unit Rogue Squadron due to the persistence of her mother and her own skills in flying an X-wing, though Solo was unaware of Leia's involvement in her Rogue Squadron acceptance.
Solo was given the designation Rogue Eleven and soon earned the nickname "Sticks" due to her lightsaber's shape and her X-Wing had a joystick. She also befriended her wingman, a female Human named Anni Capstan. Solo's first action was to fly cover for the transports evacuating civilians as the Yuuzhan Vong attacked the convoy. Most of the ships were able to escape and Solo helped defeat a Yuuzhan Vong warship by firing proton torpedoes at its weapons right after they fired and before the triskele valve that protected them could reseal.
The convoy's exit vector to Agamar blocked by the Yuuzhan Vong, Solo, Leia, and Danni then brought the refugees to Dantooine, where they helped set up a camp there with the aid of Kre'fey's ship, Ralroost. However, the Yuuzhan Vong were not far behind and soon launched a large air and ground assault on the refugee camp. In pre-battle planning, Solo innovated a tactic that detonated proton torpedoes prematurely before they could be consumed by a dovin basal shielding creature to cause collateral damage and overload the dovin basal.
Her commanding officer, Colonel Gavin Darklighter, approved of the tactic. During the Battle of Dantooine, Solo helped refugees escape offworld before the Vong could take Dantooine.
She and the other Rogue Squadron pilots fought with coralskippers that were harassing the camp and also participated in strafing runs on Yuuzhan Vong ground forces. To help counter two Yuuzhan Vong rakamat walkers, Solo and three other Rogue pilots were tasked with firing torpedoes at it while Luke Skywalker turned the defensive dovin basals on the rakamat, consuming it. The defeat of the walkers allowed the remaining refugees—half had fallen to the relentless Yuuzhan Vong—to board the remaining ships and flee to Agamar, their retreat covered by the Rogues and Kre'fey. Solo and her brothers then returned to Coruscant along with Kre'fey.
Rogue Squadron kept her busy though, and soon the young Rogue Eleven was helping recruit new pilots and training under noted pilots Tycho Celchu and Wedge Antilles. At the same time, she and her brothers had to deal with her father's descent into depression and drunkenness, as a result of losing Chewbacca. When she wasn't training, Solo flew on missions such as covering the Battle of Garqi.
That event inserted her brother Jacen and a commando/Jedi team onto the ground on Garqi to perform a reconnaissance of the planet. Solo encouraged her brother to not only prepare, but to also take the time to focus on the mission and learn from his companions, Jedi Corran Horn and Ganner Rhysode.
During that run, Solo was deceived, along with almost everyone else in the New Republic task force led by Traest Kre'fey, into thinking Jacen and the ground team had been killed during insertion. She was understandably upset at first, thinking her brother dead. After being informed of the truth later by Darklighter, she was pleased to find out that was not the case, but did not enjoy the deception, even though it was necessary for operational security. The event humbled her, as Solo realized she didn't have any right to special information regarding the mission and it reminded her that she was accorded any undue privileges due to her heritage.
Their next mission was a reconnaissance run through the ruins of Sernpidal, another difficult emotional experience for Solo due to the death of Chewbacca in the planet's destruction. They found the Yuuzhan Vong were growing a worldship and immediately reported back to their flagship, Ralroost, to relay what they had found. Solo and Ralroost returned to Garqi and once again flew cover for the commando team, though this time she was covering the extraction from the planet. The presence of a Yuuzhan Vong fleet nearly doomed them, but the timely arrival of Admiral Pellaeon's Imperial fleet, accompanied by Chiss pilots, turned the tide.
The Chiss pilots were led by Jagged Fel, son of famed Imperial ace Baron Soontir Fel and nephew of New Republic ace Wedge Antilles. He and a group of his pilots patronizingly escorted Solo and her wingman Capstan back to Ralroost, much to her irritation. The ground team's discovery on Garqi that bafforr pollen had an adverse effect on Yuuzhan Vong vonduun crab armor led Kre'fey to retreat his forces to Ithor, where the bafforr trees grew. The Yuuzhan Vong had also learned of this discovery, though, and planned a full-scale assault.
As the defense for Ithor was planned, Solo was invited to attend a formal ceremony on Ithor attended by Imperial, Chiss, and New Republic military representatives, as well as few New Republic and Imperial politicians also. Solo in particular wanted to meet the leader of the Chiss unit, who had defeated her several times in simulations. To her surprise, she found that their leader was a Human, Jagged Fel, who took the time to introduce himself to her and backhandedly complimented her on her flying skill.
When a shuttle arrived from the Yuuzhan Vong bearing the remains of the Caamasi Senator Elegos A'Kla, Solo and Capstan were sent out to retrieve it. While watching the decontamination procedures, she was joined by Fel, who commented that they should just take the risk and open the shuttle. Solo responded that his comments seemed very mature, at which Fel implied she wasn't sufficiently hardened or mature enough to handle battle. Solo took offense at his remarks, but at the same time felt something stir within her for the stolid pilot. At any rate, the remains of A'Kla also came with a challenge from the Yuuzhan Vong commander Shedao Shai, threatening Ithor and in particular, Corran Horn, who had offended Shai on Bimmiel.
The Yuuzhan Vong attacked Ithor soon enough and in force. Solo and the rest of the Rogues launched to engage their fighters and troop transports. During the battle, while engaging the Yuuzhan Vong fleet, she lost her wingmate Anni Capstan, which emotionally hurt Solo deeply. The New Republic forces were nevertheless able to stall the space advance.
However, the battle overall was a loss for the New Republic since the Yuuzhan Vong unleashed a biological weapon that decimated Ithor's world-spanning jungle even after Shedao Shai was slain during a duel with Jedi Knight Corran Horn that had been set to determine Ithor's fate.
The attack violated the terms of the duel, but devastated Ithor's surface, causing the Imperial forces to return to the Remnant and Horn to be exiled, though two of the Chiss squadrons and Fel remained in the New Republic. Furthermore, Ithor's destruction contributed much to the Anti-Jedi sentiment of the galactic public. For her part, Solo bore her own grief for the loss of her wingmate, though Anakin tried to help her through it.
Jaina Solo accompanied her family to Chewbacca's funeral on Kashyyyk, where she stood by her grieved father, trying to support him emotionally. In his grief at the loss of his longtime friend, Han lashed out and left his family behind on Kashyyyk, ordering Solo to take the family back to Coruscant in the Millennium Falcon. This eventually lead to a stronger bond between Solo and her mother, who she previously lambasted for her distance.
In her father's absence, Solo continued her career as a Rogue, though she did take a brief leave to visit Yavin IV, where she learned of a plan posited by Talon Karrde to meet with the Hutts for intelligence-gathering purposes. Solo offered to aid Talon Karrde on his mission, but Ganner Rhysode and Kyp Durron volunteered and were chosen instead.
In 26 ABY, Lieutenant Solo, along with Rogue Squadron and their Chiss allies, engaged the Yuuzhan Vong fleet at Kalarba. The battle went poorly for the New Republic because the extragalactic aliens had employed their Yo'gand's Core tactic; this involved using a dovin basal to cause Kalarba and its moon Hosk Station to collide. The New Republic fleet, outnumbered and outgunned, was forced to simply defend fleeing refugee ships while dueling coralskippers.
The Yuuzhan Vong then assaulted the flagship of the New Republic fleet, the Bothan Assault Cruiser Champion. Solo attempted to defend the ship, but the Yuuzhan Vong succeeded in destroying it. The explosion wrecked her X-wing, though she managed to eject into space.
Before she was retrieved she experienced hallucinations caused by low oxygen levels, where she spent several hours talking to Yoda, but couldn't understand what he was saying because he was speaking Gamorrean the whole time. Unfortunately for her, Solo also suffered injuries that temporarily blinded her. She received a medical leave transfer to Duro, which had been selected as a SELCORE haven for refugees from conquered worlds and was where her father and brother Jacen were.
Solo was not thrilled to be taken off active duty, but she tried to rest and heal as quickly as possible, knowing that the Yuuzhan Vong were continuing to advance, taking Druckenwell and Rodia. She tried to get a message to her mother via Senator Viqi Shesh, but was unsuccessful, which frustrated her. One night, Jacen awakened her, bringing her to investigate a strange insect infestation.
They soon realized that the insects were naotebe winglings, a Yuuzhan Vong creation meant to destroy the refugee camps on Duro. They evacuated their colony, but the decontamination procedures to avoid spreading the winglings required Solo to go through the same quarantine as all the other evacuees, which required her to be dipped in a chemical bath and her head shaved to prevent the winglings from spreading. While there, she, Han and Jacen were joined by Leia Solo, who had also been on Duro working with the refugees.
However, Solo was not pleased to see her mother, blaming her for being absent in the midst of her daughter's darkest hours. Leia replied that she hadn't even known about Solo's injuries and further stated that she would undergo the same decontamination procedures as Solo and the rest of the refugees —which included having her head shaved. That brought some measure of respect from Solo towards her mother, though Solo continued to resent her mother's perceived lack of attention to her children.
While she convalesced and her sight continued to return, she was asked by her father to deal with a troublesome Hutt, Randa Besadii Diori. She approached him to upbraid him for crashing into the communications shed when he suddenly handed her a Yuuzhan Vong villip communication device, telling her that the Yuuzhan Vong had an agent in the camp and that he had already reported the matter to Senator Shesh, one of the senatorial leaders of SELCORE.
She was then asked by Mara Jade Skywalker to help her investigate a Duros scientist named Dassid Cree'Ar, who was ostensibly working on reclaiming Duro's toxic environment. Solo agreed and they proceeded—with Skywalker disguised as Baroness Muehling of Kuat and Solo as her servant. They discovered that Cree'Ar was actually the Yuuzhan Vong Nom Anor. Solo used the Force to unmask him, but he fled before they could subdue him. Anor attempted to cave in a tunnel on them, but Jade Skyawalker was able to keep the rock fall from crushing them until help arrived.
Knowledge of Anor's presence came too late, since he had already sabotaged several of the operations, including releasing the naotebe winglings that had destroyed a refugee encampment. As the refugees were again frantically prepared for evacuation, Solo helped Mara, Anakin and Luke Skywalker find her brother Jacen, who had gone missing.
While Anakin and Skywalker staged a diversion, Solo found the building where her brother was unknowingly waiting for a meeting with a collaborationist who intended on turning him over to the Yuuzhan Vong. She helped him escape but they still had no way of tracking down the Yuuzhan Vong agents or collaborationist Peace Brigade members on Duro. The planet was then attacked by the Yuuzhan Vong, who sabotaged the planetary shields and unleashed bioengineered siege creatures including Tu-Scart and Sgauru and the serpentine Ychna. Despite the efforts of the Jedi and the New Republic, Duro fell and became the first Core World to be conquered.
When it fell, Solo was on the ground with her mother and other refugees, seeking shelter underground. While the rest of the refugees tried to dig their way farther from the Yuuzhan Vong landing party, Leia Solo sought to sabotage the Yuuzhan Vong advance, bringing her daughter and son Jacen with her. They managed to free some prisoners by taking out their guards, but Leia was not through. She attempted to use a mining laser to inflict further damage, only to be caught by a Yuuzhan Vong party.
She closed a door, sealing her children off from her, though she urged them to run before she did so. Her choice meant that the twins could escape, but their mother was captured. Jacen immediately went back for her, and while Solo hesitated some, expressing more resentment towards her mother abandoning them again, she too eventually returned also. Solo soon found her mother imprisoned by the Yuuzhan Vong and was able to communicate with her in Mon Calamari blink code by tapping on the walls. Solo wanted to free her mother immediately, but Leia instead told her to warn the others of her captor —Warmaster Tsavong Lah—and his threat to destroy Duro's orbital cities and the millions of people in them.
Solo obeyed the request and relayed the message, though she was exasperated at her mother running her off yet again. She then returned just in time to see Jacen finishing off the Yuuzhan Vong that had been torturing her mother. With Jacen carrying a wounded Leia, Solo led the way out back through the tunnels on Duro back to the Millennium Falcon where Han Solo was waiting for them. They then blasted off Duro together. The incident on Duro led Tsavong Lah to offer the galaxy a chance at peace in exchange for the Jedi, particularly Jacen.
Solo returned to Coruscant with her brothers while Han Solo arranged for Leia's medical treatment. After her mother returned, Solo was asked to accompany her to a Senate meeting charging Senator Viqi Shesh with corruption. Though Leia's legs were still injured, she asked her daughter to use the Force to help her walk and Solo complied. The charges laid out by Leia against Shesh were serious and led to the Appeasement Vote, a law that might have outlawed the Jedi, failing by a two-to-one margin while Shesh dealt with the corruption charges.
Following that meeting, Solo, attending a gathering of Jedi on Coruscant where Kyp Durron angrily expressed his irritation with what he perceived as inaction by Luke Skywalker and many of the other Jedi. Solo and her siblings came to the defense of their uncle, though they agreed with Durron on the need to take action against the invaders.
Following Durron storming out, Solo and her brother Anakin caught up with him and attempted to persuade him to stay, but he stubbornly refused. Solo and her brothers then tried to determine where the Yuuzhan Vong and their Peace Brigade allies would strike next and concluded that the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4 was a likely target. They told their uncle about the situation, and though he acknowledged the threat, he said he needed them for other missions. Anakin did not heed those instructions, though, and went to Yavin 4 himself, arriving shortly before the Peace Brigade attacked
Word of a Yuuzhan Vong fleet appearing over the system prompted Skywalker and Solo to speak to New Republic Chief of State Borsk Fey'lya to seek military aid in the Yavin system, but Fey'lya turned them down. Solo proposed mustering as many Jedi and ships as they could manage without official help or authority, but Skywalker urged patience.
While they were trying to decide what to do, Solo and Jacen realized that Mara was pregnant, and congratulated her. Mara thanked them and offered them the use of the Jade Shadow to find Booster Terrik and his Star Destroyer Errant Venture to obtain his help at rescuing the students from Yavin Four. They accepted the assignment and went on their way. Eventually they were able to locate Terrik and helped him recover Anakin Solo and his friend Tahiri Veila from occupied Yavin. The three young Solos defended the evacuation of the last few students by Talon Karrde's ships, at one point confronting dozens of Yuuzhan Vong on foot with their lightsabers. Taking off in their X-wings, the Solo twins were able to keep Yuuzhan Vong ships from attacking the salvaged transport Anakin had obtained to transport the Jedi students who hadn't been retrieved by Talon Karrde long enough for Terrik to recover them all and retreat.
Solo returned to Coruscant, expecting to be recalled back into Rogue Squadron once her eyes had fully healed, but they were reluctant to do so because of anti-Jedi political pressures. When a warrant was placed for the arrest of Luke and Mara Jade Skywalker, the two elder Jedi fled in the Jade Shadow, signaling Solo to fly cover for them.
She helped them fend off a formation of interceptors, crippling their ships rather than destroying them. Rogue Squadron came to assist the Skywalkers as a show of support, though Master Skywalker told them not to endanger themselves and their future with the New Republic. Colonel Darklighter told Solo that she was still a Rogue, which she appreciated, even if she couldn't fly with them at the moment. At that point, the Skywalkers prepared to jump to hyperspace. Before they did so, though, Luke asked Solo to locate Kyp Durron and arrange a meeting with him. He also provided her the means to locate Durron—a tracking device aboard his ship that placed his location near Sernpidal.
Solo reached the remote system where Durron was, and he expressed gratitude at seeing her, saying that he was just about to come looking for her and Rogue Squadron. Solo gratefully put down at his remote base to discuss what he had found, and also explained to Durron that Master Skywalker wished to meet with him. Durron replied that would see the Jedi Master, but wanted Solo's help with something in exchange.
He informed her of a massive Yuuzhan Vong vessel being grown in the ruins of Sernpidal, which he described as a planet-destroying weapon. Convinced of the threat, Solo reported the existence of a Yuuzhan Vong gravitic superweapon to her superiors, though she didn't trust Durron, nor did she appreciate his aggressive and manipulative manner. Landing on Chandrila with Durron, she met with Darklighter and Antilles to explain the threat. Antilles was not pleased to see Durron, but after examining the report for himself, he agreed that action was needed and contacted Admiral Kre'fey.
While they waited for his response, Solo found herself alone with Durron. He asked her to fly with his squadron in pending attack on Sernpidal, which she refused in favor of staying with Rogue Squadron. He then asked her to be his apprentice, which she said pessimistically that she would consider, though she was having difficulty in sorting out Durron's true motives and emotions towards her. At any rate, Kre'fey agreed to assist in the attack with his forces and Solo was pleased that she was included in the planning meetings.
In the Second Battle of Sernpidal, Solo, Rogue Squadron, and Kyp's Dozen-and-Two Avengers helped clear the stable hyperspace entry point of Yuuzhan Vong ships so Kre'fey's capital ships could arrive. She destroyed several coralskippers as part of the advance force, but the squadron took heavy casualties even as the capital ships arrived. To augment their numbers, General Antilles took to an X-wing himself, flying alongside Solo, which thrilled her. His piloting instincts alerted to him a trap by coralskippers attempting to ram them and they evaded the suicidal coralskippers successfully. The rest of the squadron was not as fortunate, losing another pilot.
Solo continued fighting, but when Kre'fey's ships finished off the superweapon, she was too close to it; the explosion crippled her ship. While drifting through space, she discovered the so-called gravitic superweapon was actually a series of dovin basals that were bringing material for the ship from the system's star. Solo realized that they had been tricked into destroying a worldship for Yuuzhan Vong civilians, not a weapon. This deception and betrayal caused a deep rift between her and Kyp Durron, as she told him she would never trust him again. The destruction of the worldship also brought the pretense of the Yuuzhan Vong truce to an end.
Mission to MyrkrEdit
In 27 ABY, shortly after the birth of Ben Skywalker, Solo was asked to fly the Jade Shadow, assisting Mara Jade Skywalker on a mission to locate Alema Rar and Numa Rar, two Twi'lek Jedi who had been leading an independent resistance on New Plympto. The Rar sisters were on the freighter Nebula Chaser, which Solo located just as it was boarded by a Yuuzhan Vong frigate analog. An escape pod jettisoned from the ship and while Solo and Jade Skywalker could do nothing for the hapless refugees and crew aboard the ship, they were able to recover the ship, which contained Alema Rar and the body of Numa.
Rar told them of a new Yuuzhan Vong creature, the voxyn, which hunted Force-sensitive beings. Several Jedi fell to them, including Solo's brother's old Melodie classmate Lyric, and the Jedi Master Eelysa. Furthermore, the Yuuzhan Vong threatened to slay thousands of refugees unless the location of the new Jedi base that Luke Skywalker was creating was revealed. With this dual threat to the Jedi looming over them, Solo and Jade Skywalker returned to Coruscant to determine how to counter this new menace. While there, Solo was still not flying with Rogue Squadron, so she contented herself with watching over baby Ben.
While the Mon Calamari Jedi Master Cilghal led the investigation into the nature of the voxyn threat from the hidden Jedi shelter on Eclipse, Solo and her brothers agreed to help Cilghal collect more voxyn corpses for study. Solo was placed in charge of tactical planning for the mission based on her experience in Rogue Squadron, though her brother Anakin Solo was in command. Taking a team of young Jedi who had grown up and trained together, they conducted a stake-out on the outskirts of the Froz system, hoping to detect a Yuuzhan Vong ship and voxyn.
They watched a Yuuzhan Vong ship approach a freighter, but refrained from engaging it, as it was outside their mission parameters. Durron's squadron, which had also been lying in wait on a separate mission had no compunction about flying in to assist the freighter, only to be caught by a group of Yuuzhan Vong ships jumping into the system. Anakin then led his team of Jedi in their X-wings and blastboat to engage the Yuuzhan Vong ships and rescue Durron. Solo accounted for at least four coralskippers in the brief engagement and they also inflicted heavy damage to a Yuuzhan Vong frigate analog. That engagement was also an opportunity to demonstrate two new tactics: shield trios and shadow bombs, both of which would become standard Jedi weapons soon enough.
Upon their return, a large group of the Jedi and their supporters gathered to discuss the voxyn on Eclipse. Cilghal was able to learn that the voxyn were cloned from a single specimen and the queen was on Myrkr. In response, Anakin Solo proposed a Jedi strike team be given to the Yuuzhan Vong by a traitor and then seize the Yuuzhan Vong ship once they were deep enough in Yuuzhan Vong space to get to Myrkr. Solo volunteered for the mission as well, along with fifteen other young Jedi including her other brother Jacen Solo, Tenel Ka, Tahiri Veila, Alema Rar, and Raynar Thul.
The plan developed rapidly as it was agreed that Lando Calrissian would act as the ersatz "traitor" handing over the Jedi to the Yuuzhan Vong. Calrissian also provided two of his new Yuuzhan Vong Hunter droids for the mission, and the droids helped with the strenuous tactical planning for the Jedi strike team. To aid their plan, the Jedi also came up with a plan to use a Jedi battle meld to strengthen each other during the mission, particularly while they were held by the Yuuzhan Vong.
Calrissian followed through with his part of the plan, taking the Lady Luck to a rendezvous point where they were intercepted by a Yuuzhan Vong ship. Calrissian met with their leader, Duman Yaght, and agreed to turn over the seventeen Jedi. Calrissian's wife and crew entered with blasters and "captured" the Jedi, forcing them to dispose of their lightsabers down a waste chute. When they were handed over to Yaght, Anakin made a show of attempting to spring a weapons locker and stage a revolt to further the illusion that they were unwilling captives. The blasters inside the locker were stored without their power packs, though, and the Yuuzhan Vong quickly put down the escape attempt. Unfortunately for the strike team, the Bith Jedi Ulaha Kore was stabbed by a coufee knife in the struggle and sustained a severe, albeit not fatal, injury.
Nor was Yaght far from done with his Jedi captives. Keeping them bound, cold, barely clothed in the hold, he tortured them one by one, in particular the injured Kore, by exposing them to a voxyn repeatedly and allowing it to use its acid, sonic screech, and claws on them. When Yaght threatened to use a neuropoison on Kore if she didn't confirm the existence of a Jedi base, Solo screamed that it did exist despite the disapproval of the other Jedi. Yaght then released Kore from the torture, only to give Solo a sadistic option; which of her brothers would be tortured next. Based on what her brothers told her mentally, she chose Anakin, as Yaght threatened to harm Kore further if she did not choose. She was then forced to watch as he used a voxyn to gash Anakin repeatedly, until Solo gave away another tidbit of information.
Now that Yaght knew he could break one member of the team, he continued to press for information, dragging the hapless and weakened Ulaha Kore back for more torture. At that point, Ulaha proceeded to grab a warrior's coufee and kill the voxyn, but was even more severely injured in the process. His instrument of torture destroyed, Yaght ceased his predations temporarily.
After they were deep into Yuuzhan Vong space, Anakin triggered the escape plan. Two YVH droids that had been riding the ship's hull broke free and burst into the ship, freeing the Jedi. They also provided them with arms, combat jumpsuits and their lightsabers from an equipment pod that they had also clamped to the ship. Solo helped subdue the rest of the Yuuzhan Vong and their other voxyn and the Jedi used healing trances to recover from the torture.
For her part, when not healing, Solo helped examine the workings of the Yuuzhan Vong ship they had seized and repair the damage inflicted on the YVH droids. They soon reached Myrkr and found a Yuuzhan Vong worldship Baanu Rass which orbited Myrkr while serving as the voxyn-cloning facility.
Solo helped fly the ship even as Anakin used a baradium missile to destroy a Yuuzhan Vong matalok cruiser that attempted to stop them. Kore then volunteered to fly the ship while the strike team disembarked and sought out the voxyn queen. The rest of the team dropped down to the worldship in cargo pods while Kore and one of the Yuuzhan Vong Hunter droids rammed into a group of corvettes that were attempting to capture the ship the Jedi had commandeered.
They advanced through the worldship as discreetly as possible, engaging the Yuuzhan Vong only when necessary. Having sensed other Jedi aboard, they attempted to rescue them, but once the Jedi were freed, the strike team realized they had saved two Dark Jedi, Lomi Plo and Welk, who agreed to assist them. The strike team was unhappy with the situation, but they could not just leave the two there. They brought the Dark Jedi with them even as the Yuuzhan Vong closed in. Their remaining YVH droid sacrificed itself to destroy a pair of coralskippers and the Yuuzhan Vong added more voxyn to their hunting parties in response. Solo and the strike team set an ambush that slew dozens of the pursuing warriors and their voxyn, but the pursuit remained relentless.
As they progressed through an area of a vast voxyn training facility, they found an obsolete All Terrain Armored Transport and even a starship, as part of the Yuuzhan Vong simulacrum of environments where the voxyn were expected to hunt Jedi. Anakin started to grow confident as they continued to survive and approach the central voxyn cloning facility, but a series of Yuuzhan Vong traps, including hostile stinging flitnats that injured two more Jedi on the team, Lowbacca and Jovan Drark, he began to lose some of his confidence.
The strike team pressed on, knowing there was no hope of extraction and that their odds of survival, much less completion, rapidly diminished with every passing hour. The Yuuzhan Vong continued to whittle away at the strike team, culminating in an ambush inside a city built for slaves they were housing on the worldship. Solo received a heavy amphistaff blow and went down, prompting Anakin to battle his way to her rescue. He was stabbed by an amphistaff in the process and two more Jedi, Drark and Eryl Besa, were slain by the Yuuzhan Vong. Anakin did save her, though she immediately chided him for doing something so rash. Her youngest brother then ordered the team to press on despite the severity of his injury.
Anakin's wound eventually forced them to come to a halt while their healer Tekli treated him, but the delaying action they fought cost the Jedi the life of the Barabel Jedi Bela Hara. Solo continued to battle against the Yuuzhan Vong, but despite the number of warriors and voxyn she and the others killed, the Yuuzhan Vong kept coming. They took a shortcut through feral voxyn nests to escape the Yuuzhan Vong warriors, though Solo nearly encountered a Yuuzhan Vong hunting party led by Vergere, a Fosh who had been the familiar or pet of a deception priestess. Vergere used the Force to sense Solo, which startled her, but did not immediately pursue her, as Solo dropped a flechette mine and departed.
Another Barabel fell and Raynar Thul was wounded as the strike team breached the central arena where the voxyn cloning facility was, and Anakin continued to weaken. He ordered the team to retreat through a tunnel and they planned to use a derelict but functional starship, the Tachyon Flier, to escape the worldship. However, Lomi Plo and Welk stole the ship and escaped, taking with them an injured Raynar Thul. The strike team pressed forward, attacked on all sides by Yuuzhan Vong. At that point, they fell back, but Anakin charged despite his severe injury. He battled through the warriors even as Solo and the other Jedi attempted to cover his wild charge. Even as he was wounded repeatedly, he managed to fight his way through and hurl a detonator onto a pod filled with voxyn tissue samples that could be used to clone more voxyn. That was his last act, as the massive amount of Force energy he used to sustain himself finally burned out and he died. His death sent Solo into a dark rage even as the strike team survivors retreated.
Solo could not remain idle and returned to retrieve the body of her brother. Setting up an ambush, she and a number of others picked out Yuuzhan Vong targets while Solo targeted Vergere. When the coordinated blasts were unleashed from their weapons, Zekk knocked her weapon aside, claiming that Vergere was an innocent. Solo disagreed vehemently, ordering him to get out of her way as she jumped down to battle through the few warriors around Anakin's body.
One attempted to slice her brother's body, but Solo's anger manifested itself in the form of Force lightning, slaying the warrior. She then directed her attack at Vergere, but the feathered alien used Anakin's lightsaber to deflect the lightning, then retreated. Solo claimed her brother's body and then stole a Yuuzhan Vong assault shuttle, using it to attack a group of Yuuzhan Vong around the frigate that had brought Vergere and the Yuuzhan Vong agent Nom Anor along with the warriors that had chased them. Her actions cleared the way for her brother and the other survivors to destroy the voxyn queen. The frigate returned fire, though, damaging her shuttle. Solo crash-landed the ship without further casualties. Still burning with anger, Solo contributed to the defense as more Yuuzhan Vong attempted to take the remaining Jedi captive.
In the mean time, Jacen and the others were able to capture the frigate Ksstarr, but while the rest of the Jedi captured the frigate and extracted Solo and her party, Jacen was separated while dealing with the queen. Under fire from more Yuuzhan Vong vessels, Solo was forced to retreat, believing other brother dead as well at the hands of the Yuuzhan Vong. She did not want to, and could not even vocalize the order, but the others understood her intention and had their stolen frigate withdraw. Though Jacen was actually a prisoner, she had no way of knowing that. Solo helped defend the frigate from Yuuzhan Vong attacks, even though her own heart felt broken at the loss of her brothers. She taught Ganner Rhysode how to fire the frigate's weaponry, then took command of the ship over the objections of Zekk, who feared her anger had turned her to the dark side.
Once they were safely in hyperspace, bound for Coruscant, Solo took the time to confront Zekk, asking if he still trusted her and tacitly blaming disunity for the losses among the Jedi during the mission on Myrkr. Zekk replied that she couldn't blame Jacen for Anakin's death, nor herself for Jacen's disappearance. Solo refused to be comforted though. In mid-flight, Tekli approached her and asked if setting course for Coruscant while in a Yuuzhan Vong vessel was wise. The alternate destination of Gallinore, in the Hapes Cluster, was suggested and Solo agreed that it was a better choice. They dropped out of hyperspace further from Coruscant than planned, intent on heading for Gallinore.
With Coruscant captured by the Yuuzhan Vong, Solo encountered the aftermath of the battle, her ship caught in a crossfire between Yuuzhan Vong and fleeing New Republic forces. Her parents were still in the area and discerned that she was aboard the frigate, which allowed them to remove New Republic pursuit from her ship. Jumping back into hyperspace again, Solo led the remnants of the Jedi strike force to the Gallinore. While en route, she used that time to heal and begin thinking about a mission to rescue Jacen.
Upon arrival over Hapes, the ship was attacked by the Hapans, who believed it was controlled by the Yuuzhan Vong. Solo dispatched Tenel Ka, whose mother was the Queen Mother of Hapes, along with Rhysode, in an escape pod to arrange their safe passage. After fending off the Hornet Interceptors that attacked them, Solo was able to salvage one of their communication units and used it to contact the Hapans.
She was answered by Ta'a Chume, the former Queen Mother of Hapes, who promised them safe landing and that they would be her guests. While they were still aboard the ship, Solo found a communications villip, which she used to speak with Tsavong Lah. Lah threatened to capture her and have her sacrificed to their gods, but Solo taunted him and a deception sect priest, Harrar, who was set to preside over her sacrifice. She further misled them into trying to make contact with the ship even while she had Lowbacca block the signal telling them where their captured frigate was. She also renamed the ship Trickster at this point, choosing it as an insult to the Yuuzhan Vong.
When the Trickster did not hear from Tenel Ka, Solo sensed that her friend had been taken aboard a large Hapan ship. She gave chase, but just as she started the frigate towards the other vessel, she felt a sensation in the Force that seemed like Jacen had been killed. The emotional shock overwhelmed her temporarily, but she soon returned to reality, focusing on locating Tenel Ka. Solo boarded the ship and some of the Jedi assisted Tenel Ka in taking down the pirates who had attempted to capture her. Solo continued to stay in charge, sending Zekk and Tenel Ka ahead with the seized Hapan ship. Her assertive tendencies and lack of qualms about violence and vengeance worried the others, but they tolerated her behavior while observing her closely. With an escort from the freshly arrived Jagged Fel and Kyp Durron, both ships were able to land safely.
She met her parents at a refugee camp, while arranging for transport for Anakin's body. Solo apologized to her mother for not being able to retrieve Jacen, but Leia insisted that her other son was still alive. Solo did not agree with them, but her father admonished her to not judge her mother. Solo then departed, seeking privacy and isolation so she could grieve. She made her way to the gardens of Ta'a Chume, only to be found by Ta'a Chume herself. The former Queen Mother invited her to a diplomatic dinner, and suggested that—after properly adorned—Solo could use her beauty to win the support of the Hapan military in order to avenge her brothers.
Solo agreed to attend the banquet and conversed with Fel there, feeling a swell of attraction for the other pilot as he spoke. They danced until Ta'a Chume interrupted, asking to speak with Solo alone. Chume spoke to her of the current Queen Mother, Teneniel Djo, and her ailing health. Solo realized that Chume was leading up to ask her to serve as an intermediary to help arrange a marriage between her mother and Djo's husband, Prince Isolder. She immediately rejected that idea and left. Unbeknown to her, Chume was planning on linking her with Isolder and decided to manipulate both of them into a marriage.
Later at the dinner, she ran into Kyp Durron, who insisted that she change into Jedi robes and accompany him to her brother's funeral. While seething at him, Solo complied. She attended the funeral, listening as friends and family of Anakin reminisced over him before his body was cremated. Solo kept her distance from Zekk, who informed her that he would be leaving shortly, as well as from Durron, whom she still resented.
The next day found her and Lowbacca working to restore Trickster to health. Fel came to see her, seeking to recruit her help in scouting Hapan space for Yuuzhan Vong. Solo rudely replied that she had a ship of her own, some of her irritation stemming from her disheveled appearance. Fel left while Solo continued on her work in a huff. Her mother visited and asked her while she was so hard to sense in the Force.
Solo replied that she was keeping herself and the emotional burden she carried closed off, rejecting any offer of support that Leia offered. Leia then changed subjects, asking Solo about her work. Solo told her about the modifications she was making to Trickster to allow it to convey misinformation to the Yuuzhan Vong in the middle of a battle. Fel later returned, asking for an apology for her behavior earlier. Solo spurned him and denied any rumors of her joining his squadron as Durron had done. She then continued working on the frigate with Lowbacca.
When her work was finished for the day, Solo obtained an audience with Chume, seeking to obtain some of the pirates that had been captured after trying to kidnap Tenel Ka for questioning. Chume gave her assent to take some of the pirates to the bio-engineers on Gallinore for experimentation with Yuuzhan Vong slave implant devices and suggested she take someone with her. Due to his lack of scruples, Solo chose to ask Durron, who agreed to go, and also brought Tenel Ka and Lowbacca.
When her work was finished for the day, Solo obtained an audience with Chume, seeking to obtain some of the pirates that had been captured after trying to kidnap Tenel Ka for questioning. Chume gave her assent to take some of the pirates to the bio-engineers on Gallinore for experimentation with Yuuzhan Vong slave implant devices and suggested she take someone with her. Due to his lack of scruples, Solo chose to ask Durron, who agreed to go, and also brought Tenel Ka and Lowbacca.
During the flight, Solo agreed to become Durron's apprentice, though she did not want him to make that public knowledge. He agreed to her terms. Upon arrival on Gallinore, she sought out a scientist named Sinsor Khal. Contacting Khal discreetly, Solo learned from the scientist that he could find ways to reverse-engineer the slave seeds if he had a prisoner implanted with a seed made available to him.
In order to more fully understand Yuuzhan Vong slave seed technology, Solo took a pirate—one of three who had attacked the group of Jedi upon entering Hapan space—and along with Kyp Durron, Tenel Ka, and Lowbacca, took him to Khal for him to "experiment" on in order to discern the nature of the Yuuzhan Vong biots. Solo did not reveal her true purpose to the other Jedi except Durron, knowing that they would not understand her methods. Tenel Ka asked her why she was associating herself with Durron after the events at Sernpidal earlier in the war, and Solo explained that she needed to learn certain skills from him.
With the unknowing help of Lowbacca, she and Durron covertly brought Khal the prisoner for his experimentation. Though the man attempted to escape en route, Solo subdued him with Force lightning. The technique set off an alarm, though, flooding the corridor they were in with coolant. She, Durron, and their prisoner managed to escape the flood into a guarded area, but Durron quickly rendered the guards unconscious, allowing them to transport their cargo to Khal. Solo also learned to wipe memories from Durron, and wiped Lowbacca's after she had him remove her presence from the security records so that nobody would know of her handing a prisoner over to Khal's experimentation.
Having been promised results by Khal the next day, Solo spent time conditioning with Lowbacca and Tenel Ka in Gallinore's wilds. After obtaining the altered slave seeds from Khal, she returned to Hapes to complete her modifications to the captured Yuuzhan Vong frigate. While there, she obtained additional promises of support from Ta'a Chume, though Tenel Ka warned her about trusting the old woman. She also conversed with Fel again, who gave her a message from her parents, who had left after Han was injured in a brawl. Fel also echoed Tenel Ka's warning against Ta'a Chume.
By closely examining Trickster, Solo, along with Lowbacca, realized a fundamental underpinning of Yuuzhan Vong spacefaring technology—bodies in space were recognized by their unique gravitic signature. She began exploring plans to use that knowledge against the Yuuzhan Vong. Solo had realized that the dovin basal had some markings on it that symbolized the Trickster.
She made copies of it and put them on ships piloted by Hapan pilots, giving them the gravitic signature of the Trickster. Her tests proved successful, at a cost in Hapan pilots. Her deceptive tactics wreaked havoc with the enemy's ability to identify friends and foes, and she had pilots test them against Yuuzhan Vong patrols, seeking a way to fool the Yuuzhan Vong's sensors from reading the proper ship signatures. She also sent some of the technology she was engineering to Kashyyyk for further improvement.
When Durron found out about her deeds, he was furious. She replied that she was merely following his example and doing what was necessary. He insisted that she stop, which caused her to pull her lightsaber on him.
They dueled briefly over the fate of the next flight she intended to launch to test her theories. However, it ended when Durron offered to fly the mission himself. Solo relented and as Durron left, Fel arrived and warned her not to marry Prince Isolder. Solo took imagined offense at his every words, turning them into insults and sent him packing quickly as she prepared to launch her frigate for the next test of her deceptive tactics. As it turned out, the Yuuzhan Vong had brought a sizable fleet, intent on capturing her.
In the Battle of Hapes, the Trickster fought against the Yuuzhan Vong fleet, using the decoy dovin basal signatures to cause the Yuuzhan Vong vessels to fire on each other. The Yuuzhan Vong, their numbers diminished, retreated, and Solo and the others were hailed as heroes on their return. Solo was then bluntly asked by Ta'a Chume to marry Isolder. Solo didn't openly reject the offer—as that would have been unwise. Instead, she looked for Fel, to ask him about the fight that had caused her parents to leave.
Unable to locate him, she tried to use the Force to search him out, only to have a vision of her killing her brother Jacen while he was wearing Darth Vader's armor. Durron found her and brought her out of the vision, telling her that he understood what she had gone through, the vision of the darkness within her. Solo realized she had crossed too many moral lines already and resolved to keep fighting the Yuuzhan Vong, but this time in an ethical manner. She also realized that she was attracted to Jag Fel and used that attraction to find him via her nascent Force connection with him. He had been detained on the orders of Ta'a Chume, but Solo and Durron freed him. He told them that an attempt on Teneniel Djo's life was likely. They raced to the Queen Mother, but found her dead of poison.
Ta'a Chume seemed triumphant as she announced that a new queen would soon be chosen, but Tenel Ka agreed to take her mother's place as Queen Mother of Hapes and Solo backed her. Meanwhile, Yuuzhan Vong forces approached Hapes, prompting Tenel Ka to reveal a rebuilt Hapan fleet which she placed under Fel's command. Solo then took her frigate into space.
Durron attempted to dissuade her from going, fearing she would throw her life away, but Solo outmaneuvered him, leaving him on the ground while she flew Trickster into combat. Solo fought well, but her ship was outgunned. During the battle, she had another Force vision of her fighting against someone in Darth Vader's armor, this time Kyp Durron. In fact, the Jedi Master had flown to her aid and been forced to eject from his fighter. Realizing that she would accomplish nothing further by seeking more vengeance at this time, she retrieved Durron and withdrew as the new Hapan fleet dealt with the remaining Yuuzhan Vong vessels.
After the battle, Solo was approached by Ta'a Chume, who expressed regret that Solo hadn't agreed to become queen of Hapes. Solo disdained the old woman, who was soon arrested and asked Durron where they were headed next. He said he was going to meet with Luke Skywalker to patch up their differences and she agreed to go with him.
Following her success with deceptive tactics at Hapes, Solo's reputation began to grow thanks to crafty disinformation spread by New Republic agents. Because of her role in deceiving them, as well as subsequent disinformation by the New Republic Intelligence Service, the horrified Yuuzhan Vong began to believe that Jaina Solo was Yun-Harla, the Goddess of Deception. It was something New Republic commanders wholeheartedly encouraged by referring to her as "Goddess", "Great One", and similar.