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Rystáll Sant was a female Theelin-human hybrid singer and dancer who worked for the Max Rebo Band. During the Galactic Civil War, she performed with the band in the palace of Jabba the Hutt.

Biography[]

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Rystáll Sant with fellow dancers Greeata Jendowanian and Lyn Me.

A Theelin-human hybrid,[3] Rystáll Sant was adopted by Ortolan musicians on Coruscant. She had an artistic personality, like many Theelin, and had a graceful dancer's body. She attracted attention from a variety of beings and was gifted a cape by a passing admirer, Syrh Rhoams. However, she was tricked into slavery by a lieutenant of the Black Sun criminal organization. Sant was later freed by Lando Calrissian, and her Ortolan parents arranged for her to perform as a singer and dancer with the Max Rebo Band.[2]

Rystáll accompanied the band on more elaborate jobs. She had a long career[4] that included singing in the palace of the crime lord Jabba the Hutt during the Galactic Civil War. Shortly before members of the Alliance to Restore the Republic rescued the captive Han Solo from Jabba's Palace, Sant and her fellow bandmates performed "Jedi Rocks" for Jabba's court. Her performance attracted the attention and flirtation of famed bounty hunter Boba Fett,[5] with whom she shared a mutual attraction. The next day, after Leia was captured trying to rescue Han Solo, Luke Skywalker appeared in the palace and tried to bargain with Jabba to free his friends. Sant and the other members of the Max Rebo Band were present at the time. Sant watched as Jabba dropped Luke into the pit, fought the rancor, and killed it. Sant and the other members of the band were impressed that Skywalker had killed the rancor.[6]

Personality and traits[]

Sant was a half-human, half-Theelin female with crimson hair, yellow eyes, and white skin with pink spots.[5] She had several horns emerging from her head,[4] and had hooved feet.[2]

Skills and abilities[]

A veteran performer, Sant was an accomplished singer and dancer who performed in numerous venues across the galaxy.[4]

Equipment[]

Rystáll Sant wore a chunky dark pink cape with a convor feather collar over a dark red dress while at the opera,[7] gifted to her by Syrh Rhoams.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

"Mara fans that have painstakingly freeze-framed all the palace footage have found a number of hopeful contenders: the redheaded dancing girl that flirts with Boba Fett, for instance. That's Rystáll."
Pablo Hidalgo[8]

Rystáll Sant first appeared in the 1997 Special Edition re-release of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, in which she was added into the dance number in Jabba's Palace. She was portrayed by dancer Mercedes Ngoh.[9]

Appearances[]

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