Borna was a composer who lived during the Imperial Period, a time when the Galactic Empire ruled the galaxy. Described as immortal, the composer's music furthered understanding between different species and cultures. A member of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, the composer's second symphony was a protest directed against the Empire's administration. The Empire did not take kindly to this, and Borna died sometime between 2 BBY and 5 ABY. In 5 ABY, whilst reflecting aboard his flagship, Imperial Inquisitor Jerec listened to the second symphony, enjoying it despite the piece's anti-Imperial connections.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Borna was an early classical composer who lived during the Imperial Period, a time when the Galactic Empire rose to power and ruled the galaxy. A member of the Rebel Alliance, Borna's second symphony was composed as a protest against the administration of the empire.
Borna's music furthered understanding between different species and cultures, and the composer was described as immortal. Despite the anti-imperial themes in the music, Imperial Inquisitor Jerec enjoyed Borna's work, listening to the second symphony whilst reflecting aboard his flagship Vengeance in 5 ABY, feeling the piece was dark and moody. Jerec expressed remorse that Borna died prematurely, but mused that art and politics did not mix well.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
Borna was not a fan of the Empire, joining the Rebels and composed an anti-imperial piece with his second symphony. Borna's music helped further understanding between different cultures and species, as such the composer was not speciesist.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Borna was mentioned in a throwaway line in William C. Dietz's Dark Forces: Jedi Knight novella, published in 1998. In 2014, the composer received another brief mention in the first installment of Slugthrowers: An Overview of Popular Music and Musicians in a Galaxy Far, Far Away, an article written by Edward M. Erdelac and published on the StarWars.com Blog. The character's gender and species were not established in either source. Due to the date of his death, Borna lived during the Rise of the Empire era and possibly the Rebellion era, which started in 0 BBY, within the time Borna died.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Dark Forces: Jedi Knight (First mentioned)
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Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Borna's date of death is not given in Dark Forces: Jedi Knight. However, as he was a member of the Rebel Alliance—founded in 2 BBY according to The New Essential Chronology—his date of death must have been between the Alliance's conception and when Dark Forces: Jedi Knight is set. According to The Essential Reader's Companion, Dark Forces: Jedi Knight takes place in 5 ABY.
- Dark Forces: Jedi Knight
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- The Essential Reader's Companion places the events of Dark Forces: Jedi Knight in 5 ABY.