Akal Zed was the captain of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Stalker, part of Villis Andal's fleet in the Elrood sector. He had a great rivalry with Tanda Pryl, captain of the Thunderflare, whom he considered to be incompetent and unfit.
Zed was raised in a militaristic household and earned his first command following meritorious performance aboard the Carrack-class cruiser Seswennan Nightcloak during the Battle of Fleyars IV. After earning command of the Stalker, he botched a pacification operation on Valera and was reassigned to Elrood sector. Thereafter, Zed resolved to regain the trust of Imperial High Command by keeping Elrood sector secure.
Captain Zed's Star Destroyer was later reasigned to Darth Vader's Death Squadron. Zed survived the Battle of Endor but refused to obey the new fleet commander, Gilad Pellaeon, after the battle. He instead opted to return to the Elrood sector with his ship.
Personality and traitsEdit
A strict disciplinarian, Zed followed naval protocol slavishly, often employing terror tactics.
- Operation: Elrood (First appearance)
- Planets of the Galaxy, Volume Three (First mentioned)
- The Star Wars Planets Collection
- The Essential Guide to Warfare (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Card Game – New Alliances (Card: Captain Zed)