"It's only half. Please, I have a family."
"One more word, I take it all."
―Padu Cherd pleads with Groff Ditcher[1]

Padu Cherd was a human male who worked as a laborer at Tibidon Station, a sand whale harvesting station on the desert planet Tatooine. After one shift in 9 BBY, he discovered that he had only received half his pay and pleaded with foreman Groff Ditcher for the rest as he had a family. Ditcher shoved Cherd and sent him away with a threat that he would take the rest of the worker's pay if he spoke another word.


"Keep moving."
―Groff Ditcher sends Padu Cherd away after threatening him[1]

Padu Cherd worked at Tibidon Station.

Paul Cherd was a human male who worked as a laborer at[1] Tibidon Station,[2] a sand whaling station[3] in the deserts of the planet Tatooine. The workers at the station harvested meat from the carcass[1] of a huge[3] sand whale[4] which they then chopped up into bricks on an assembly line[1] In 9 BBY,[5] Cherd completed a shift at the site and when the whistle sounded he went to collect his pay from a power droid[1] with a payment dispenser[3] attached to its head.[1]

After inserting his punch disc and collecting the[1] credits[3] that were dispensed, Cherd realised he had only been payed half of his wages. He approached the foreman, Groff Ditcher, and pleaded with him for the rest in order to support his family. Ditcher shoved Cherd away,[1] slamming him in the stomach,[3] and threatened to take the rest of his pay if he said another word. Clutching his stomach, Cherd silently moved away toward the transport that returned workers to the town of Anchorhead.[1]

Personality and traits[]

Padu Cherd pleaded with Ditcher for his family's sake, but accepted the half pay without further complaint after the foreman pushed and threatened him. Cherd had light skin, brown eyes, and graying hair[1] including a grizzled goatee.[3]


Cherd wore a red shirt, brown pants, brown boots, a brown apron, and a blue cap. He used a large knife while working a the station.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Padu Cherd was portrayed by Chad Parker in the first episode of the Obi-Wan Kenobi television series,[1] which aired on May 27, 2022.[6] Cherd's name is not spoken in the episode, but appears in the credits.[1]


Notes and references[]

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  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 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Obi-Wan Kenobi new series logo.png Obi-Wan Kenobi – "Part I"
  2. HasbroInverted.png Star Wars: The Vintage Collection (Pack: Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Multipack) (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Obi-Wan Kenobi new series logo.png Obi-Wan Kenobi – "Part I" (audio description)
  4. Obi-Wan Kenobi new series logo.png Obi-Wan Kenobi – "Part VI" (audio description)
  5. Obi-Wan Kenobi new series logo.png Obi-Wan Kenobi – "Part I" takes place ten years after Order 66, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY. Therefore Obi-Wan Kenobi must take place in 9 BBY.
  6. TwitterLogo.svg Obi-Wan Kenobi (@obiwankenobi) on Twitter: "The time for #ObiWanKenobi has arrived…early. Start streaming the first two episodes on @DisneyPlus TONIGHT at 9PM PT." (backup link)