Lina Graf was a young female human whose parents worked as frontier explorers. One day, Graf's parents were kidnapped by agents of the Galactic Empire, leaving her and her brother Milo alone on a remote planet. The siblings then decided to undertake a dangerous journey across Wild Space to rescue their parents. At some point during their adventures, the Graf siblings found themselves looking for allies on an ancient frontier world, but fell into a trap laid by Captain Visler Korda, an Imperial officer. Later on, Graf and her brother managed to trace their parents' latest clue to a remote jungle planet that housed a frightening beast.
Years later, Lina became the great-aunt of Emil Graf. On at least one occasion, she shared with him a story of a thief who frequently stole from Dex's Diner, only to be tracked down by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and have the stolen possessions returned.
Lina Graf was born in the waning years of the Galactic Republic to cartographers Auric and Rhyssa Graf who also had a son, Milo, one year after Lina's birth. Due to the nature of their parents job, Lina and Milo grew up travelling across wild space whilst Auric and his wife mapped out the uncharted star systems and sold them off to various buyers.
In 18 BBY, the Graf family was mapping out on uncharted swamp planet on the edge of wild space, a planet which the Graf's had exclusive rights to map thanks to the work of their agent, Dil Pexton. Whilst on the planet, Lina received a holo message from her brother asking for her assistance as he had wandered off into the swamplands with the family's pet Kowakian Monkey-Lizard, Morq, despite the warnings of his parents. Lina and the family droid, CR-8R, ventured out on a landspeeder in search of the younger Graf using a tracker their mother had put on his speeder bike and eventually located him as well as his damaged vehicle. Milo had discovered and was trying to capture a species of animal that he described as similar to a Sullustan ash-rabbit although the creature proved too quick for him which was what led to him asking Lina for help.
The group eventually got close enough for Milo to aim his father's wrist mounted net launcher at the creature but before he could take the shot a creepervine grabbed Lina by her ankles with the intention of devouring her. Despite her struggling the young Graf girl was unable to break free from the creatures vines so she went to grab her fusion cutter out of her toolbelt but it had fallen as she was lifted into the air. Luckily, Morq was able to scoop up the tool and deliver it the Lina allowing her to cut through the vines and come crashing down the the swampy floor, injuring her shoulder in the process.
After making sure Lina was ok, CR-8R received an impromptu data load from an unknown source that was encrypted in an ancient dialect which he began to decrypt. The group then travelled back to camp as Lina and her brother was worried they'd be in trouble for wandering off too far. When they arrived back at camp their parents were nowhere to be seen and all the equipment they had brought was also gone, only the tents remained. After some investigation the children located their mother's necklace and a holo recorder buried under the mud which Lina was able to clean up and review the footage stored on there. The group watched a recording which showed a squadron of stormtroopers led by a Captain Korda confront Auric and Rhyssa, demanding the hand over their maps and other data for free in service of the Empire. In order to avoid any trouble, Lina's mother used her datapad to transfer some of their data over to the Imperials although this was not enough. Korda informed the couple that Darth Vader himself had tasked him with the capture of the cartographers so that they could personally serve the needs of the Empire and when they resisted the stormtroopers beat and arrested them explaining why Rhyssa's necklace was left behind. In the struggle the couple let it slip that their children were nearby so Korda ordered his men to destroy the families ship, the Whisper Bird, and to track down and eliminate Lina and her brother.
After witnessing the recording the two children decided to try and beat the Stormtroopers to their families ship by using their landspeeder and taking advantage of the fact the troopers were on foot. When they arrived they realised they were too late and hid whilst the Stormtroopers exited the cavern where the Whisper Bird was waiting, as they hid they overheard the troopers and discovered they'd rigged the cavern to explode. Using his net launcher, Milo provoked a creepervine to attack the Stormtroopers, allowing him, Lina, Morq and CR-8R to dart past them up towards the cave although the soldiers did notice them and the subsequent gunfire caused the cave entrance to collapse after the Graf's were inside. Thinking there was no way out, the Stormtroopers left assuming the children would be killed in the upcoming explosion.
In order to escape, the children used the Whisper Bird to conduct a pulse scan, allowing them to get a complete map of the cave allowing Lina to pilot the ship through the cavern to an alternative exit. Due to the narrow walls of the cave Lina couldn't extend the wings of the ship and therefore relied on the ships landing thrusters to fly causing the ship to be badly damaged during the escape.
- Adventures in Wild Space: The Escape (First appearance)
- Adventures in Wild Space: The Snare
- Adventures in Wild Space: The Nest
- Adventures in Wild Space: The Steal
- Adventures in Wild Space: The Dark
- Adventures in Wild Space: The Cold
- Adventures in Wild Space: The Rescue
- Tales from Vader's Castle 1: The Haunting of the Ghost
- Tales from Vader's Castle 2: Count Dooku: Prince of Darkness!
- Tales from Vader's Castle 3: The Briar Witch
- Tales from Vader's Castle 4: Night of the Gorax
- Tales from Vader's Castle 5: The Terror of Darth Vader
- "Tales from Wild Space: Stop, Thief!"—Star Wars Adventures 1 (Mentioned only)
- "Tales from Wild Space: Podracer's Rescue"—Star Wars Adventures 6 (Mentioned only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Adventures in Wild Space: The Cold
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Adventures in Wild Space: The Escape
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Tales from Vader's Castle 1: The Haunting of the Ghost
- ↑ Adventures in Wild Space: The Snare
- ↑ Adventures in Wild Space: The Nest
- ↑ "Tales from Wild Space: Stop, Thief!"—Star Wars Adventures 1