"Maybe I'm crazy, but it feels like we're on the verge of something real. We can make it to Coruscant. The Empire wouldn't be fighting so hard if it weren't afraid."
―Kryndal, on the Galactic Civil War[src]

Kryndal was a human male who served in the Rebel Alliance's special forces, receiving four months of training for the role. In 3 ABY, he was stationed at the Alliance's secret base on the planet Hoth. During his time there he worked with First Sergeant Hazram Namir of the Alliance's 61st Mobile Infantry. Kryndal praised his special forces training to the other soldier and recommended it to him.

When the pair were later eating at the mess hall with some others, Namir challenged Kryndal's view on the outcome of the war, believing that infighting would happen. After the first sergeant insulted the belief Kryndals' friend had for the Alliance leaders, Kryndal swung at Namir, resulting in a short-lived fight where Namir was wrestled to the ground by the other personnel. Echo Base was attacked by the Empire soon after, and Namir thought he saw Kryndal dead among a pile of bodies during the battle.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Stationing at Hoth[edit | edit source]

"Something to think about. High bar to qualify, but I'm guessing you wouldn't be here if your captain—"
"Not looking to retrain."
―Kryndal recommends Special Forces training to Namir[src]

Kryndal joined the Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire prior to 3 ABY. At some point he received four months of training for the Rebel Alliance Special Forces. In these months he learned how to use antique slugthrowers, disable proximity mines and rappel off a ray shield. Although he found the training miserable, looked back on it as the most important four months of his life.[1]

In 3 ABY,[2] Kryndal became stationed at Echo Base on Hoth, where the Alliance High Command was holding a strategy conference. During his time there, he met First Sergeant Hazram Namir of the Alliance's 61st Mobile Infantry, who was visiting Echo Base as escort for two guests of the conference. While the conference took place, Namir was put to work around Echo Base and helped Kryndal warm power converters with welding torchs. Kryndal told him that a third of the Echo Base personnel were former Imperial cadets as well as a third having received special forces training. After recounting his own training for the Alliance Special Forces, he recommended it to Namir, who stated that he had no interest in retraining.[1]

Brawl in the mess hall[edit | edit source]

"Who'd you get into it with?"
"Kryndal. Didn't catch his last name. Or maybe his first."
"He deserve it?"
"I like to think we both did."
―Han Solo and Namir[src]

A little while later, Kryndal and Namir were sat at a table with several other Echo Base personnel eating protein cubes. Kryndal debated scenarios with two others where the Alliance could take the Core Worlds, drawing them as circles on the table with his fingers. Listening to Kryndal's optimism about the war, Namir decided to intervene. He asked Kryndal what would happen when they took the city world Coruscant. Kryndal was confused at what he was trying to say and Namir began developing his own scenario for their fictional situation. In this scenario, Coruscant's population did not comply with the Alliance's occupation and the rebels were forced to use brutality to keep them in line. Although Kryndal and one of his companions tried to contradict it, Namir did not stop to listen to them.[1]

Kryndal tried to explain the Alliance's transition plan but Namir dismissed it, believing that it was going to fall apart as soon as any real victory became visible. The first sergeant claimed that the war was just an attempted power grab from the unlucky senators who missed their chance after the Clone Wars. Kryndal's female companion denied this was true but Namir only pressed on his side of the argument and compared their passion for the Alliance to the blind passion of the Sith Lord Darth Vader's stormtroopers. Kryndal struck Namir in the chest and the sergeant caught his hand and threw him across the table. Namir then elbowed a soldier who came to help Kryndal and dug his knee into Kryndal's stomach. Before Kryndal could receive more grievous harm, the surrounding soldiers wrestled Namir to the ground and Kryndal's female companion punched the sergeant in the jaw.[1]

As a result of the fight, Namir was put on load-lifting duty where he mentioned the event to the rebel captain Han Solo. A few days after the fight, the Empire discovered and attacked Echo Base. During the battle, Imperial forces entered the base and killed numerous soldiers. When scouting a safe route to the hangar Namir stumbled upon some of the bodies and thought one of them resembled Kryndal, although he did not have time to check if it was him.[1]

Personality and traits[edit | edit source]

"The Alliance has a transition plan. Democratic elections—"
"—aren't going to convince anyone."
―Kryndal and Hazram Namir argue[src]

Kryndal looked back on his Alliance Special Forces training as the most important four months of his life and even recommended it to Hazram Namir, although the first sergeant declined. He was optimistic that the Rebel Alliance would be able to eventually take Coruscant, being convinced that the Empire was not fighting so hard for no reason and giving a smug expression when saying so. Despite Namir challenging his views on the Galactic Civil War, he was insistent to prove the first sergeant wrong, having a twisted expression on his face as he tried to argue that the Alliance had plans for when it won the war. After Namir claimed the Alliance was only a power grab, Kryndal silently scowled and flexed his hands. When the first sergeant then compared his passion to the blind loyalty of a stormtrooper, he attacked the other soldier as a result. Kryndal was a human male.[1]

Skills and abilities[edit | edit source]

"Four months of misery, but they were the most important ones of my life. You want to learn how to use an antique slugthrower, disable a proximity mine, or rappel off a ray shield, I recommend it."
―Kryndal, on his Alliance Special Forces training[src]

Kryndal received four months training for the Rebel Alliance Special Forces, learning how to use an antique slugthrower, rappel off a ray shield and disable a proximity mine.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Kryndal appeared in the 2015 novel Battlefront: Twilight Company, written by Alexander Freed.[1]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Battlefront: Twilight Company
  2. The section of Battlefront: Twilight Company where Kryndal appears takes place is set 22 years after the Clone Wars, which ended in 19 BBY, according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Kryndal must have therefore appeared in 3 ABY.
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