Osh Scal was a Kallidahin who worked for the Archaeological Research Council as a technician on a dig site in the Polis Massa asteroid belt. When the pregnant Senator Padmé Amidala was brought to the site with heavy injuries at the end of the Clone Wars, Scal was part of the team that aided her in giving birth to the twins Luke and Leia before she perished.
Osh Scal was a Kallidahin technician who worked for the Archaeological Research Council at an archaeological dig site on an asteroid in the Polis Massa asteroid field. The Kallidahins at the dig site were searching for answers as to why the planet of Polis Massa had been destroyed and for traces of the extinct Eellayin species, whom they believed to be their ancestors.
In 19 BBY, at the end of the Clone Wars, Senator Bail Organa and the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda brought the injured and heavily pregnant Senator Padmé Amidala to the dig site so that she could give birth to the twins she was carrying. Scal was part of a team consisting of two trained physicians and several xenobiologists who attended to Amidala, but as her condition was judged to be extremely critical, the group did not even have time to change out of their caving jumpsuits.
Amidala was placed in a medical facility designed for treating investigators rather than childbirth, and while she lay in labor, Scal and fellow technician Dznori Xam stood at a nearby monitor studying and gesturing at the readout. During the actual birth, the room was emptied, apart from Kenobi, a GH-7 medical droid, and a midwife droid. The twins survived the birth, but Amidala did not, having lost the will to live following the betrayal of her husband, Anakin Skywalker. She survived only long enough to name the children Luke and Leia.
Personality and traitsEdit
Osh Scal and the other Kallidahin technicians at Polis Massa had had little contact with humans and so did not know much about their parturition. They showed discretion and asked few questions of those accompanying the pregnant Padmé Amidala, although they were baffled when they could not save her life. The Kallidahin had purple-and-white skin and black eyes.
Scal wore a blue-and-brown, form-fitting caving jumpsuit that included leg warmers, a utility belt, a voice-activated comlink, and a shoulder lamp. The technician also wore a wrist-mounted tissue analyzer and a head-mounted signal light.
Behind the scenesEdit
Osh Scal first appeared in the 2005 prequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. For the new Star Wars canon, the character's name was revealed in the 2017 reference book Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia. This name originated in the 2005 Star Wars Legends reference book Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: The Visual Dictionary, which was written by James Luceno.
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia (First identified as Osh Scal)
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Ultimate Star Wars establishes that the Polis Massa Base and its staff, which includes Osh Scal, according to Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition, are part of the Archaeological Research Council.
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, including the birth of the Skywalker twins, to 19 BBY.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- ↑ Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: The Visual Dictionary