- "My dad and my aunt fought against the Empire. But she died. Da lost his arm. My parents brought us here. I want to be brave like that."
"Brave enough to leave. To fight for something."
- ―Jac Lodain and Izal Garsea
Jac Lodain was a Twi'lek male who worked as a farmer at Kat Saka's farm on the planet Batuu. His parents settled with him on Batuu after his father and aunt fought against the Galactic Empire. Months after the Hosnian Cataclysm, he was the leader of a group of thirteen-year-old farmhands who harvested purple Surabat grain at Saka's farm. When the smuggler Izal Garsea came to Batuu, Lodain and his group shared conversation over a meal. He later helped her fill canteens for the farm's overtime workers. Lodain's smug demeanor reminded Garsea of her former boyfriend, fellow smuggler Damar Olin.
- "I've heard the whispers. There's Resistance here."
"You've got me all wrong, kid. But you're right about one thing. I'm not here between jobs. Or rather, a smuggler is always between jobs."
- ―Jac Lodain and Izal Garsea
The Twi'lek Jac Lodain was born to his mother and father around 18 ABY. His father and aunt had fought against the Galactic Empire, and the former had lost his arm, while the latter had died. The Twi'lek's parents then settled with him on the Outer Rim planet Batuu. At some point after the Hosnian Cataclysm of 34 ABY, Lodain's mother had noticed Resistance presence around Batuu's ancient ruins, but his father had entreated to keep it quiet because of the First Order's stormtroopers deployed on the planet.
Months after the Hosnian Cataclysm, Lodain worked at Kat Saka's farm as a harvester of purple Surabat grain. He was the leader of a group of thirteen-year-old farmhands, including the human Shari, a Sullustan, and a Gungan. The group was surprised by the smuggler Izal Garsea's appearance when their former colleague Julen Rakab brought her to the farm. Garsea told them that she was in between jobs, and the group was impressed that she owned her own starship, the light freighter Meridian. When Shari and the Gungan entreated Garsea to stay at the farm, Lodain rebuffed Shari's suggestion smugly, pointing out that her grandparents needed somewhere to hide after the Clone Wars. Garsea then deescalated the argument, and the group ate together.
Lodain later went with Garsea to fill canteens for the overtime workers at the farm's well. He was skeptical of her reason for being on Batuu and suspected she came for the Resistance. Garsea denied the claim but noticed that Lodain's lekku denoted he was pleased with her admission that a smuggler was always between jobs. Garsea shared Lodain's father's sentiment of keeping sightings of the Resistance quiet and listened to Lodain outline his aspirations of bravery and grandeur, advising that he fight for his relatives. Upon learning she had not chosen any family yet, Lodain offered that she could always choose the farmhands. As the overtime alarm sounded, Lodain shook her hand and said goodbye.
Personality and traits
- "Are you daft? Why stay here when she could go literally anywhere in the galaxy?"
"This is our home."
"Maybe for you. Your grandparents needed somewhere to hide after the Clone Wars."
- ―Jac Lodain and Shari
Jac Lodain dreamed of being brave enough to leave Batuu to fight for something. He wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father and aunt, who had fought against the Empire. As the leader of a group of farmhands at Saka's farm, Lodain thought himself above his younger companions and dismissed a suggestion of Shari's bluntly. When with Izal Garsea, Lodain had a smug demeanor that reminded her of her former boyfriend and smuggler, Damar Olin. She noted that Lodain wanted to impress her and that he expressed his smugness through his lekku movements. Lodain took a liking to Garsea and offered that she could always choose the farmhands to be her family.
Behind the scenes
- A Crash of Fate (First appearance, simultaneous with A Crash of Fate audiobook)
- A Crash of Fate audiobook
Notes and references
- The events of A Crash of Fate take place months after the Hosnian Cataclysm, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY. Jac Lodain is sixteen years old in A Crash of Fate, thus placing his birth around 18 ABY.
- A Crash of Fate
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge has backstory elements that, though not directly published for the public, are officially canon details that can be obtained verbally from cast members working in the land. This includes the Hosnian Cataclysm predating the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge multimedia project, which encompasses A Crash of Fate.