- "[I have] traveled to every uncharted planet in the galaxy…"
- ―Cane Adiss
Cane Adiss was a pilot and smuggler who worked for Jabba Desilijic Tiure. Raised on the planet Yuvern in the Oplovis sector, Adiss constantly dreamed of traveling across the galaxy as a pilot, much to the dismay of his parental collective. Upon his coming of age, Adiss signed on with the trader Kal'Falnl C'ndros. Under C'ndros's tutelage, Adiss became a skilled pilot, and the pair eventually parted ways on the desert world of Tatooine. Hoping to change his own destiny and purchase a ship of his own, he boastfully advertised his "expertise" to a crime lord named Jabba, and landed a job in the Hutt's criminal empire as a smuggler.
To his disappointment, his first job took him to Yuvern. Arriving in-system, he was met with the sight of the entire Imperial Oplovis sector fleet. Adiss was issued orders to heave to and receive inspectors, and he complied—but as the inspectors were proceeding through the ship, an Alliance battle line entered the system and engaged the Imperials. The Imperials, forced to retreat, departed the system, leaving the inspectors on Adiss's ship. Fortunately for the smuggler, the battle distracted the inspectors, and the spice he was shipping remained undiscovered. Dropping the inspectors off at Harrod's Planet, Adiss promised to be on the lookout for Alliance activity, before returning to Jabba. In 4 ABY, he was present at the Battle of the Great Pit of Carkoon, and was on board the Khetanna when it was destroyed.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early life and career[edit | edit source]
Cane Adiss was raised on Yuvern, a world located in the Oplovis sector. Even when he was young, he believed that he belonged in space among the stars, not on the mundane world of Yuvern. He aspired to become a pilot, much to the disappointment of his parental collective. When he came of age, he was given an opportunity to leave his homeworld when the Quor'sav trader Kal'Falnl C'ndros visited Yuvern. Unlike most light freighters, C'ndros's ship, the Shelltooth, was large enough to accommodate Yuvernians, since it had been modified for the tall Quor'sav. C'ndros took Adiss under her wing, and with the trader's tutelage, the young Yuvernian developed strong piloting skills. The pair visited dozens of worlds across the galaxy, and around 0 BBY, he was at the Power Dive cantina on Ord Mantell. Eventually, C'ndros and Adiss split up on Tatooine.
Working for Jabba[edit | edit source]
Adiss once again felt the need to travel the stars, and hoped to captain his own ship. Spacecraft were expensive, however, and Adiss did not have the funds needed to purchase one, especially one big enough to accommodate a Yuvernian. To remedy the situation, he contacted Jabba Desilijic Tiure, head of a substantial criminal empire who resided on Tatooine. To get Jabba's attention, he boastfully claimed that he had traveled to every uncharted planet in the galaxy, much to the crime lord's amusement. Jabba loaned Adiss the necessary credits on the provision that he work for the Hutt. The Yuvernian agreed, and began work as a spice smuggler.
To his dismay, Adiss's first job took him to his homeworld of Yuvern, where he was to deliver a shipment of spice. Further disappointment came in the form of the Imperial Oplovis sector fleet, the sight of which greeted the smuggler when he arrived in the Yuvern system. Before he could depart, he was ordered to standby and receive Imperial inspectors, or be destroyed. With little choice but to comply, Adiss waited as the inspectors boarded his ship and began searching for any hidden contraband. Fortunately for the smuggler, a contingent of Alliance to Restore the Republic ships entered the system and began engaging the Imperials. The sector fleet was overwhelmed and forced to retreat to Harrod's Planet, leaving the inspectors stranded on Adiss's ship. One of the officers ordered the smuggler to ferry them to Harrod's Planet; Adiss once again had little choice but to obey, although he was paid for his work.
The confusion of the battle had distracted the inspectors from their task, leaving the spice Adiss was smuggling undiscovered. Dropping the inspectors off at Harrod's Planet with a minimum of fuss, Adiss agreed to look out for any signs of Alliance activity, before successfully returning to Yuvern and completing his smuggling run. He continued to work for Jabba, relishing the smuggler's lifestyle and meeting any dangers he faced with enthusiasm. To get around Jabba's Palace, he was forced to use the Hutt's private elevator, as it was the only one big enough to fit him.
Fiasco[edit | edit source]
He was returning from a smuggling run in 4 ABY when Leia Organa, disguised as the Ubese bounty hunter Boushh, "delivered" the Wookiee Chewbacca to Jabba, as part of an attempt to rescue the captive Han Solo from the Hutt's clutches. Adiss's life, along with all the others in Jabba's courtroom, was thrown into jeopardy when Organa produced a thermal detonator and activated it, in the hopes of getting a higher price from Jabba. Organa succeeded, and deactivated the detonator, much to everyone's relief.
Adiss stayed at Jabba's palace for the next few days, witnessing Luke Skywalker's attempt to retrieve Solo, and his subsequent capture. Adiss went, along with most of Jabba's court on the sail barge Khetanna, to the Great Pit of Carkoon to witness the execution of Skywalker, Solo, and Chewbacca. Unfortunately for Jabba, the captives were able to turn the tables on the Hutt's men. As a result, the Khetanna was destroyed by Organa, with Adiss on board. It was unknown whether or not he could escape the barge's destruction.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
Cane Adiss had always aspired to be among the stars, and would constantly have his dual heads turned to Yuvern's skies, despite the wishes of his parental collective. Transport was usually difficult for the nearly five-meter-long Adiss, and as a result there were few freighters he could actually travel in. He was known to make wild boasts to secure money for himself, as he did when trying to get a loan from Jabba. Adiss found his own homeworld to be mundane, and was disappointed when he was forced to revisit it while working for Jabba. Nevertheless, his taste for adventure kept him in the smuggling business, and he remained in the Hutt's employ for several years.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Cane Adiss first appeared in Richard Marquand's Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, as an unnamed background puppet in Jabba's palace. The book Star Wars: Chronicles incorrectly states that the character did not make the final cut of the film, although he can be seen in at least two shots. He was given the name "Cane Adiss" in the "Jabba's Palace Limited" set of the Star Wars Customizable Card Game. Employees at Decipher, while creating the Adiss trading card, replaced one of the spots on the character's neck with a map of Virginia.
The character made a brief appearance in the webstrip Rookies: Rendezvous in 2006, before becoming the subject of StarWars.com's Hyperspace feature, "What's The Story?" Adiss's backstory was developed by John Hazlett (writing as "jSarek"), who expanded upon scenarios and elements presented in the "Jabba's Palace Limited" set and Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Trilogy. Hazlett also tied the character to such disparate elements as Kal'Falnl C'ndros from 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, and Yuvern from 1990's The Rebel Alliance Sourcebook. Initially, Hazlett killed off the character at the end of his "What's the Story?" entry, but this was edited to be more ambiguous by the StarWars.com staff. The character was later given an entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Jabba's Palace Limited (Card: Cane Adiss) (First identified as Cane Adiss)
- Star Wars: Chronicles
- "Who's Who in Jabba's Palace"—Star Wars Insider 60
- Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Trilogy
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Secrets of the Sisar Run
- Rookies: Rendezvous
- Though not named in the comic strip itself, the Yuvernian seen in Rookies: Rendezvous was identified by author and artist Pablo Hidalgo in his annotations blog: (Archived version available here)
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Jabba's Palace Limited (Card: Cane Adiss)
- The New Essential Chronology
- "Who's Who in Jabba's Palace"—Star Wars Insider 60
- Cane Addis, decipher.com
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 11 ("Adiss, Cane")