- "The last two Gaeriel Capens aud-stream hits, The Sequential Passage of Chronological Intervals and a remix of Dembaline's classic Shwock Dubllon, are actually TribBot output."
- ―HoloNet News agency
Dembaline was a Mon Calamari composer of some notability whose most recognizable work, "Shwock Dubllon," was produced prior to the Clone Wars. By 22 BBY, the HoloNet News agency regarded "Shwock Dubllon" as a classic, and the song had been remixed by musician Gaeriel Capens. Dembaline and "Shwock Dubllon" retained their popularity across the span of several decades, and the piece was later used by a starfighter squadron, the Dozen-and-Two Avengers, as a theme song of sorts.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Dembaline was a member of the Mon Calamari species, amphibious humanoids native to the planet Dac. Dembaline became a composer at some point prior to the Clone Wars and produced a number of works that were notable in the galaxy, one of the more prominent being the song "Shwock Dubllon," a timeless masterpiece that served as most species' first exposure to Mon Calamari diaspora and which was considered one of Dac's most significant contributions to galactic culture. Translated into Galactic Basic Standard, "Shwock Dubllon" meant "Crested Wake," and it was known as a rousing, dramatic piece.
Around 22 BBY, the musician Gaeriel Capens released to renewed acclaim a remix of "Shwock Dubllon," which the HoloNet News agency later revealed to have been produced with the aid of RetSpan Audionics TribBot mimic droids. Dembaline's music remained popular following the Clone Wars and into the period of the Yuuzhan Vong War in 25 ABY. A starfighter squadron dedicated to tracking down pirates and smugglers in the Outer Rim Territories, known as the Dozen-and-Two Avengers and led by Jedi Master Kyp Durron, adopted "Shwock Dubllon" as its unofficial theme song.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
A musical composer of some renown, Dembaline's work retained its notability and popularity for many decades. One of Dembaline's best known songs, "Shwock Dubllon," was regarded as a rousing and dramatic piece by some Humans.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The unseen character of Dembaline was first referenced in The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime, the first installment in The New Jedi Order series. The composer was later referenced in HoloNet News Vol. 531 56, an online supplement to Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, and received a brief mention in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, published in 2008. Dembaline's sex was not confirmed in any of the three works; in the Galactic Campaign Guide, however, Dembaline is provided as a female Mon Calamari name.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime (First mentioned)