"I got into the Colonial Academy. How isn't important. I trained as an artist."
―Everi Chalis, to Hazram Namir — (audio) Listen (file info)[1]

The Colonial Academy was an academic institution which began operating prior to the rise of the Galactic Empire[1] in 19 BBY.[2] The human female Everi Chalis enrolled into the academy[3] in order to get off of her homeworld,[1] leaving the planet behind to study art.[3] Sometime after the Empire's rise,[1] Chalis's studies at the academy drew the attention of the Imperial Count[3] Denetrius Vidian, who offered her an apprenticeship. Chalis later recounted her time at the academy to the Rebel Alliance First Sergeant Hazram Namir[1] in 3 ABY.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

The Colonial Academy was first mentioned in the 2015 novel Battlefront: Twilight Company, written by Alexander Freed.[1]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Battlefront: Twilight Company
  2. 2.0 2.1 The section of Battlefront: Twilight Company mentioning the Colonial Academy is set 22 years after the Clone Wars, which ended with the Galactic Empire's rise in 19 BBY, according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. The events mentioning the academy must have therefore occurred in 3 ABY.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy