Tarron Neb was a member of a species that hailed from the mountainous moon Yavin 8, located within the Yavin system. When Emperor Palpatine,[1] ruler of the Galactic Empire that held dominion over the galaxy,[2] became disgusted by Yavin 8 natives, he ordered that they should be destroyed. His will was carried out, and although the species was largely wiped out, Neb was able to escape the purge, leaving him as the sole survivor. For armament, Neb carried a sword, and wore a form of armor.[1]

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Tarron Neb was created by Stephen Baker, a 16-year-old Star Wars fan who participated in Star Wars Galaxy's "Design An Alien" competition, which was initiated in Star Wars Galaxy Magazine 3 (1995). When the winning entries were published in Star Wars Galaxy Magazine 7 (1996), Baker's entry was placed under the "honorable mentions" section of the "under 16" subdivision. Although the entry was published as "Tarron," Baker's original artwork features the spelling of "Torron." It was one of the rare black and white entries in the competition. Star Wars continuity editor Leland Chee later stated that successfully published "Design an Alien" material was considered canon.[3] The character of Tarron Neb is yet to be referenced in any other Star Wars material.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 GalaxyCite.png "Design An Alien"—Star Wars Galaxy Magazine 7
  2. Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  3. StarWars.com Holocron continuity database questions on StarWars.com Message Boards. Posted by Leland Y Chee on May 3, 2006 at 5:45 PM. (content now obsolete; backup link) "Star Wars Galaxy Magazine #7 published the winners of the 'Design an Alien' contest, where fans were encouraged to submit artwork and backstories of new SW aliens. Are these aliens canon? [...] Yes, though any text discrepencies with other sources would likely to superceded by the other source."
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