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The '''Cloud-Riders''',<ref name="LECLERC">''[[Solo: A Star Wars Story (LECLERC)]]''</ref> also known as '''Enfys Nest's marauders''',<ref name="Choose Your Destiny">''[[Choose Your Destiny: A Han & Chewie Adventure]]''</ref> were a [[pirate]] gang led by [[Enfys Nest]] during the [[Imperial Era|reign]] of the [[Galactic Empire]] that rode [[swoop]] bikes. Nest inherited leadership of the Cloud-Riders from [[Enfys Nest's mother|her]] deceased [[Parent|mother]].<ref name="Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy" /> At some point the gang encountered [[Han Solo]]. There, they revealed themselves as rebels that wanted revenge on the [[crime lord]]s who persecuted the inhabitants of resource-rich planets and wanted to fight the Empire.
 
The '''Cloud-Riders''',<ref name="LECLERC">''[[Solo: A Star Wars Story (LECLERC)]]''</ref> also known as '''Enfys Nest's marauders''',<ref name="Choose Your Destiny">''[[Choose Your Destiny: A Han & Chewie Adventure]]''</ref> were a [[pirate]] gang led by [[Enfys Nest]] during the [[Imperial Era|reign]] of the [[Galactic Empire]] that rode [[swoop]] bikes. Nest inherited leadership of the Cloud-Riders from [[Enfys Nest's mother|her]] deceased [[Parent|mother]].<ref name="Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy" /> At some point the gang encountered [[Han Solo]]. There, they revealed themselves as rebels that wanted revenge on the [[crime lord]]s who persecuted the inhabitants of resource-rich planets and wanted to fight the Empire.
 
[[Standard year|Years]] later, whilst undertaking a job for [[Jabba Desilijic Tiure]], Solo saw a [[Caelli-Merced]] [[Skyblade-330]] and noted that [[Sexes|he]] hadn't seen one since his run-in with Nest's marauders.<ref name="Choose Your Destiny" />
 
[[Standard year|Years]] later, whilst undertaking a job for [[Jabba Desilijic Tiure]], Solo saw a [[Caelli-Merced]] [[Skyblade-330]] and noted that [[Sexes|he]] hadn't seen one since his run-in with Nest's marauders.<ref name="Choose Your Destiny" />
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==History==
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The Cloud-Riders were a group of pirates led by a [[Enfys Nest's mother|woman]] who fought reprisal against the [[Galactic Empire]], the [[Five syndicates]]<ref name="Solo"/>, and [[Crimson Dawn]].<ref name="Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy"/> Around 12 BBY<ref name="Mother Date">''[[Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy]]'' states that Enfys Nest was sixteen when she inherited leadership of the [[Cloud-Riders]] from [[death|deceased]] her mother. Given that Nest's birth year can be calculated as approximately [[28 BBY]] from ''[[Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition]]'', it can further be calculated that Nest was sixteen around the year [[12 BBY]].</ref> the Cloud-Riders' leader perished and leadership of the Cloud-Riders fell to her 16-year-old daughter, [[Enfys Nest]] who took up her mother's mantle, mask and armor. The cloud-riders carried with their mission of fighting back against the threats to the galaxy's safety.<ref name="Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy"/>
   
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In [[11 BBY]]<ref name="Date Explanation">''[[Star Wars: Scum and Villainy: Case Files on the Galaxy's Most Notorious]]'' Establishes that the raid on Gargon took place in 7966 [[C.R.C.]], and the [[Boonta Eve Classic]] of [[Neva Kee]]'s disappearance took place in 7945 C.R.C. 21 years earlier. Given that ''[[Star Wars: Galactic Atlas]]'' dates this [[Podracing|Podrace]] to [[32 BBY]], it can be calculated that the raid on Gargon occurred in [[11 BBY]].</ref>, six of the cloud-riders under Nest raided a Imperial [[Gargon spice cache|spice cach]] on [[Gargon]]. They stole emergency packs and medical spice before they made their escape.<ref name="Star Wars: Scum and Villainy"/> The cloud-riders, posing as Crimson Dawn's leader, [[Dryden Vos]], were able to trick [[Tobias Beckett]] into [[Heist on Hovun IV|stealing]] a shipment of [[Identichip]]s from [[Dvorad]] on [[Hovun IV]]. The cloud-riders revealed themselves to Beckett and his [[Beckett's gang|gang]] when they arrived on [[Munt Ontdal]] with the indentichips. Unfortunately, Beckett destroyed the indentichips and his gang made their escape. <ref name="Beckett"/>
   
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The cloud-riders ran into Beckett and his gang when they attempted to [[Heist on Vandor|steal]] a [[Coaxium]] shipment from a Imperial [[20-T Railcrawler conveyex transport|transport train]] on [[Vandor]]. The two gangs fought each other to take the coaxium. Despite killing Beckett's pilot, [[Rio Durant]], the cloud-riders were unable to retrieve the coaxium when they were forced to drop it. Despite the setback, one of the Cloud-riders, [[Weazel]] was able to follow Beckett and learned about his plans to steal coaxium from the [[Spice Mines of Kessel|spice mines]] of [[Kessel]]. Weazel was then able to plant a tracking device on Captain [[Lando Calrissian]]'s ship, the ''[[Millennium Falcon]]''. Weazel informed Nest of this and the Cloud-Riders awaited Beckett's arrival on [[Savareen,]]. The Cloud-riders confronted Beckett, his gang and [[Qi'ra]]. After Calrissian escaped aboard the ''Falcon'', Nest told Beckett, and his gang, and Qi'ra that the cloud-riders were not marauders, but freedom fighters. <ref name="Solo"/>
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==Members==
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===Enfys Nest===
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===Benthic===
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===Chussido===
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===Silvasu Fi===
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===Batcha Hunaris===
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===Auromae Iselo===
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===Pruno Jant===
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===Moda Maxa===
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===Tayshin Maxa===
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===Baroosh Pawk===
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===Faddera Rabar===
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===Callixido Ryss===
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===Regineer Teed===
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===Waydurk===
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===Weazel===
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===Gelan Yees===
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
In response to [[Phil Szostak]] about if the concept of the Cloud-Riders originated from the [[1977]] [[Star Wars Legends|''Star Wars'' Legends]] comic ''[[Star Wars 9: Showdown on a Wasteland World!]]'' or if it was just coincidental, [[Jon Kasdan]], writer of ''[[Solo: A Star Wars Story]]'', replied on [[Wikipedia:Twitter|Twitter]] that it was no coincidence, as when former directors [[Christopher Miller]] and [[Phil Lord]] settled on [[swoop]] bikes, Kasdan found the ''Star Wars'' Legends [[Cloud-Riders/Legends|Cloud-Riders]] when browsing [[Wookieepedia]], and the name stuck.<ref name="Twitter">{{Twitter|jonkasdan|status/995504590337466368|Jon Kasdan|quote=Not a coincidence at all. In the earliest drafts of the script Enfys Marauders attacked the Conveyex on Bantha II skiffs. When Chris & Phil decided they wanted to do swoop bikes instead, we found the Cloud Riders on Wookieepedia, from above Marvel comic, and it STUCK.|image=File:Jon Kasdan used Wookieepedia.png|noimage=}}</ref>
 
In response to [[Phil Szostak]] about if the concept of the Cloud-Riders originated from the [[1977]] [[Star Wars Legends|''Star Wars'' Legends]] comic ''[[Star Wars 9: Showdown on a Wasteland World!]]'' or if it was just coincidental, [[Jon Kasdan]], writer of ''[[Solo: A Star Wars Story]]'', replied on [[Wikipedia:Twitter|Twitter]] that it was no coincidence, as when former directors [[Christopher Miller]] and [[Phil Lord]] settled on [[swoop]] bikes, Kasdan found the ''Star Wars'' Legends [[Cloud-Riders/Legends|Cloud-Riders]] when browsing [[Wookieepedia]], and the name stuck.<ref name="Twitter">{{Twitter|jonkasdan|status/995504590337466368|Jon Kasdan|quote=Not a coincidence at all. In the earliest drafts of the script Enfys Marauders attacked the Conveyex on Bantha II skiffs. When Chris & Phil decided they wanted to do swoop bikes instead, we found the Cloud Riders on Wookieepedia, from above Marvel comic, and it STUCK.|image=File:Jon Kasdan used Wookieepedia.png|noimage=}}</ref>

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"We're not Marauders. We're allies. And the war has just begun."
―Enfys Nest on the Cloud-Riders[src]

The Cloud-Riders,[10] also known as Enfys Nest's marauders,[11] were a pirate gang led by Enfys Nest during the reign of the Galactic Empire that rode swoop bikes. Nest inherited leadership of the Cloud-Riders from her deceased mother.[2] At some point the gang encountered Han Solo. There, they revealed themselves as rebels that wanted revenge on the crime lords who persecuted the inhabitants of resource-rich planets and wanted to fight the Empire. Years later, whilst undertaking a job for Jabba Desilijic Tiure, Solo saw a Caelli-Merced Skyblade-330 and noted that he hadn't seen one since his run-in with Nest's marauders.[11]

History

The Cloud-Riders were a group of pirates led by a woman who fought reprisal against the Galactic Empire, the Five syndicates[1], and Crimson Dawn.[2] Around 12 BBY[12] the Cloud-Riders' leader perished and leadership of the Cloud-Riders fell to her 16-year-old daughter, Enfys Nest who took up her mother's mantle, mask and armor. The cloud-riders carried with their mission of fighting back against the threats to the galaxy's safety.[2]

In 11 BBY[13], six of the cloud-riders under Nest raided a Imperial spice cach on Gargon. They stole emergency packs and medical spice before they made their escape.[7] The cloud-riders, posing as Crimson Dawn's leader, Dryden Vos, were able to trick Tobias Beckett into stealing a shipment of Identichips from Dvorad on Hovun IV. The cloud-riders revealed themselves to Beckett and his gang when they arrived on Munt Ontdal with the indentichips. Unfortunately, Beckett destroyed the indentichips and his gang made their escape. [8]

The cloud-riders ran into Beckett and his gang when they attempted to steal a Coaxium shipment from a Imperial transport train on Vandor. The two gangs fought each other to take the coaxium. Despite killing Beckett's pilot, Rio Durant, the cloud-riders were unable to retrieve the coaxium when they were forced to drop it. Despite the setback, one of the Cloud-riders, Weazel was able to follow Beckett and learned about his plans to steal coaxium from the spice mines of Kessel. Weazel was then able to plant a tracking device on Captain Lando Calrissian's ship, the Millennium Falcon. Weazel informed Nest of this and the Cloud-Riders awaited Beckett's arrival on Savareen,. The Cloud-riders confronted Beckett, his gang and Qi'ra. After Calrissian escaped aboard the Falcon, Nest told Beckett, and his gang, and Qi'ra that the cloud-riders were not marauders, but freedom fighters. [1]

Members

Enfys Nest

Benthic

Chussido

Silvasu Fi

Batcha Hunaris

Auromae Iselo

Pruno Jant

Moda Maxa

Tayshin Maxa

Baroosh Pawk

Faddera Rabar

Callixido Ryss

Regineer Teed

Waydurk

Weazel

Gelan Yees

Behind the scenes

In response to Phil Szostak about if the concept of the Cloud-Riders originated from the 1977 Star Wars Legends comic Star Wars 9: Showdown on a Wasteland World! or if it was just coincidental, Jon Kasdan, writer of Solo: A Star Wars Story, replied on Twitter that it was no coincidence, as when former directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord settled on swoop bikes, Kasdan found the Star Wars Legends Cloud-Riders when browsing Wookieepedia, and the name stuck.[14]

The red flags on the Cloud-Riders' swoop bikes were inspired by the Sashimono, banners worn by both foot and cavalry soldiers in feudal Japan, particularly the ones depicted in classic samurai movies like the 1985 film Ran. The swoop bikes' sawn-off X-wing vibe was a nod to the Alliance to Restore the Republic's origins.[15]

Appearances

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Solo: A Star Wars Story
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Star Wars: Card Trader
  5. Entertainment Weekly's The Ultimate Guide to Han Solo
  6. 6.0 6.1 Solo: A Star Wars Story: Tales from Vandor
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Star Wars: Scum and Villainy: Case Files on the Galaxy's Most Notorious
  8. 8.0 8.1 Beckett 1
  9. Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition establishes that Enfys Nest was approximately eighteen years old—seven years older than the 11-year-old Jyn Erso— as of the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which occur nine years after the formation of the Galactic Empire according to Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the formation of the Empire to 19 BBY, placing the events in Solo to 10 BBY. Given that Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy states that Enfys Nest was only sixteen when she inherited leadership of the Cloud-Riders from deceased her mother, the group must have been formed at least two years before those events, in 12 BBY.
  10. Solo: A Star Wars Story (LECLERC)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Choose Your Destiny: A Han & Chewie Adventure
  12. Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy states that Enfys Nest was sixteen when she inherited leadership of the Cloud-Riders from deceased her mother. Given that Nest's birth year can be calculated as approximately 28 BBY from Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition, it can further be calculated that Nest was sixteen around the year 12 BBY.
  13. Star Wars: Scum and Villainy: Case Files on the Galaxy's Most Notorious Establishes that the raid on Gargon took place in 7966 C.R.C., and the Boonta Eve Classic of Neva Kee's disappearance took place in 7945 C.R.C. 21 years earlier. Given that Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates this Podrace to 32 BBY, it can be calculated that the raid on Gargon occurred in 11 BBY.
  14. TwitterLogo Jon Kasdan (@jonkasdan) on Twitter "Not a coincidence at all. In the earliest drafts of the script Enfys Marauders attacked the Conveyex on Bantha II skiffs. When Chris & Phil decided they wanted to do swoop bikes instead, we found the Cloud Riders on Wookieepedia, from above Marvel comic, and it STUCK." (screenshot)
  15. The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story
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