Between 0 BBY and 1 ABY, members of the Rebel Alliance undertook a mission to recover the Talisman, a mystical artifact that was also sought by the Galactic Empire. Launching in the freighter Millennium Falcon from an Alliance base in an asteroid field, Rebel-allied smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca recovered the Talisman and discovered that it produced a sleeping virus that rendered Humans unconscious. Solo was indeed a Human, and his Wookiee co-pilot accordingly hung his prone form upside-down, as preventing blood from rushing to the head was the only way to keep him alive. Chewbacca also destroyed the Talisman.
Concurrently, Lord Darth Vader of the Empire sent the bounty hunter Boba Fett to befriend the Rebels and discover the location of their hidden base. During a transmission between Lord Vader and the bounty hunter, R2-D2 received the transmission, finding out Boba Fett was working for Vader. When Chewbacca and Fett returned, R2 warned them of the transmission he received. Fett then fled the scene, and Solo woke up.
- The Story of the Faithful Wookiee (First appearance)
- The Story of the Faithful Wookiee Little Golden Book
- "The Star Wars Holiday Special"—Star Wars Insider 23
- The Essential Guide to Characters
- The New Essential Guide to Characters
- "A Long Time Ago...."—Star Wars Insider 104
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III ("Panna system")
- "Classic Moment"—Star Wars Insider 106
Notes and references
- The Story of the Faithful Wookiee
- According to The New Essential Chronology, the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, during which Luke Skywalker joins the Rebel Alliance, end in 0 ABY. As Skywalker is a member of the Rebellion during the mission to Panna Prime, it must occur after the events of A New Hope. Additionally, during the events of the The Star Wars Holiday Special, the mission is depicted as a cartoon, meaning it must have occurred by the events of the special. dates the events of The Star Wars Holiday Special to 1 ABY. Therefore, the mission to Panna Prime must have occurred at some point between 0 ABY and 1 ABY.