- "Ghal Tarpfen, daughter of Rhal and Gera, Captain Third Class of the Royal Guard. Please approach."
- ―Shenrick to Ghal Tarpfen
Rhal was an individual who had a Mon Calamari daughter named Ghal Tarpfen with another individual named Gera. Tarpfen's mother used to sing her a lullaby when she was a child. Around 230 BBY, Tarpfen had a dream that placed her back on her homeworld of the planet Mon Cala. In the dream, she appeared in an anteroom in front of her former lover Shenrick and was addressed by her name, followed by her parents'. Tarpfen was shortly kidnapped by the Nihil pirates after they had failed to blackmail her. Escaping from her restraints, she took over the Nihil starship and used her final moments to send a message back to the Galactic Republic warning of Nihil spies in their rank. Before her death, Tarpfen sang her mother's lullaby to herself.
Behind the scenes
Rhal was mentioned in the first installment of "Starlight: Shadows Remain," a short story written by Justina Ireland and published in the 207th issue of the Star Wars Insider magazine as part of the Star Wars: The High Republic: Starlight serialized fiction on December 14, 2021. The story's second installment, published in Star Wars Insider 208 on January 25, 2022, directly referenced Ghal Tarpfen's mother but did not clarify whether she was either Rhal or Gera.