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The High Republic: Tempest Runner is a canon audio drama written by Cavan Scott set in the High Republic Era starring the Nihil Tempest Runner Lourna Dee. It was released on August 31, 2021 by Random House Audio.

Publisher's summary[]

In this Star Wars audio original, delve into the cutthroat world of one of the High Republic's greatest foes, the merciless Lourna Dee.

The Nihil storm has raged through the galaxy, leaving chaos and grief in its wake. Few of its raiders are as vicious as the Tempest Runner Lourna Dee. She stays one step ahead of the Jedi Order at the helm of a vessel named after one of the deadliest monsters in the galaxy: the Lourna Dee. But no one can outrun the defenders of the High Republic forever.

After the defeat of her crew, Lourna falls into the hands of the Jedi–but not before she hides her identity, becoming just another Nihil convict. Her captors fail to understand the beast they have cornered. Just like every fool she’s ever buried, their first mistake was keeping her alive.

Lourna is determined to make underestimating her their last.

Locked onto a Republic correctional ship, she's dragged across the galaxy to repair the very damage she and her fellow Tempest Runners inflicted on it. But as Lourna plans her glorious escape, she makes alliances that grow dangerously close to friendships. Outside the Nihil—separated from her infamous ship, her terrifying arsenal, and her feared name—Lourna must carve her own path. But will it lead to redemption? Or will she emerge as a deadlier threat than ever before?



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  • Burryaga Agaburry (In flashback(s))
  • Airington (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • Armin (First mentioned)
  • Nib Assek (In flashback(s))
  • Zan Avan (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Gardulla Besadii the Elder (Mentioned only)
  • Blackwing (First appearance) (Voice only) (In flashback(s))
  • Boona (First appearance) (Voice only) (In flashback(s))
  • Brooks (First appearance) (Voice only) (In flashback(s))
  • Wet Bub (In flashback(s))
  • Carter (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Ceret (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
  • Dal (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Daylan (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Darval (First appearance) (Voice only) (In flashback(s))
  • Lourna Dee
  • Yudiah Dee (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Delix (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Porter Engle (Mentioned only)
  • Pan Eyta
  • Pan Eyta's informer (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • Fry (First appearance)
  • Gino'le (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
  • Great Leveler (Indirect mention only)
  • H7-09 (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Halena (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Ola Hest (First appearance)
  • Inan (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Ita (First appearance) (Appears in hologram)
  • Velko Jahen (Voice only)
  • Jano (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Jinix (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Jinix's dronemate (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • Andrik Keller (First appearance)
  • Korvor (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • Avar Kriss (In flashback(s))
  • Lalutan (First appearance)
  • Leela (First appearance) (Voice only)
  • Mackin (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Estala Maru (Voice only) (In flashback(s))
  • Kassav Milliko (In flashback(s))
  • Muglan (First appearance)
  • Nooranbakarakana (In flashback(s))
  • Okana (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
  • Parr (First appearance)
  • Quin (First appearance)
  • Raleigh (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Oppo Rancisis (In flashback(s))
  • Reece (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Rek (First appearance)
  • Renza (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
  • RL-18 (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Asgar Ro (In flashback(s))
  • Marchion Ro (Hologram and flashbacks only)
  • Cala Sakaria (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Sal (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Sestin (First appearance)
  • Silas (First appearance) (Appears in hologram)
  • Slarno (First mentioned)
  • Lina Soh (Mentioned only)
  • Sskeer (In flashback(s))
  • Ghal Tarpfen
  • Tasia (First appearance)
  • Tef (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Terec (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
  • Towel (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Keeve Trennis (In flashback(s))
  • Trilock (First appearance)
  • Unidentified Arcona bar patron (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Unidentified assessor (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • Unidentified Carida Military Academy instructor (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Unidentified clan father (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • Unidentified Colicoid queen (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • Unidentified droid bartender (First appearance)
  • Unidentified Frizznoth Nihil (First mentioned)
  • Unidentified Holwuff berserker (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Unidentified human slave (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Unidentified keeper of the gifts (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • Unidentified male bar patron (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Unidentified medic (First mentioned)
  • Kisma Uttersond (Mentioned only)
  • Vardam (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Bala Waleen (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Wilson (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Wittick (First appearance)
  • Wittick's nephew (First mentioned)
  • Wittick's sister (First mentioned)
  • Zeetar


  • Bantha (Mentioned only)
  • Bird (Mentioned only)
  • Blurrg (In flashback(s))
  • Brezak (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
  • Dog (Mentioned only)
    • Targon (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
  • Hueche (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • Kowakian monkey-lizard (Mentioned only)
  • Leech (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
  • Pig (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
  • Rat (Mentioned only)
  • Reekcat (First mentioned)
  • Rycrit (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
  • Sarlacc (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
  • Schutta (Mentioned only)
  • Slug (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
  • Snake (Mentioned only)
  • Spider (In flashback(s))
  • Worm (Mentioned only)
  • Worrt (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))

Droid models



  • Ash Worlds (First appearance)
    • Sran (First appearance)
  • Baroli (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • Cerea (Mentioned only)
  • Colonies (In flashback(s))
    • Bardotta (Mentioned only)
    • Carida system (In flashback(s))
      • Carida (In flashback(s))
        • Carida Academy (In flashback(s)) (First identified as Carida Military Academy)
          • Carida Military Academy square (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • Core Worlds (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
  • Cyclor (Mentioned only)
  • Darkknell systems (First mentioned)
  • Dreighton Nebula (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • Fimster (First mentioned)
  • Galov system (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
  • Jubilar (Mentioned only)
  • Katarr (Mentioned only)
  • Kolaador system (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • Magaveene (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • Nightlands (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • No-Space (In flashback(s))
  • Novor (First mentioned)
    • Children's hospital (First mentioned)
  • Outer Rim Territories
    • Abrion sector (In flashback(s))
    • Bon'nyuw-Luq sector (First appearance)
      • Arbra (First appearance)
        • Arbra's main settlement (First appearance)
          • Logging station (First appearance)
    • Carlac (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
    • Dac (Indirect mention only)
    • Galactic Frontier
    • Gaulus sector (In flashback(s))
      • Aaloth (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
        • Lourna Dee's family's palace (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
        • Southplains (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
      • Cerena (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
        • Unidentified estate (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
      • Malas (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
      • Roachon (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
      • Ryloth (Mentioned only)
        • Lessu (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
          • Assembly building (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
    • Hetzal (Mentioned only)
    • Nal Hutta (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
    • Rion (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
  • The Pinnacle (First mentioned)
  • Port Yonder (First mentioned)
  • Relic Reap (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
    • Chamber of the Unknown Spirits (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • Roon Way (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • Roona (Mentioned only)
  • Shili (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
  • Stars' End (Mentioned only)
  • Volostun (First mentioned) (In flashback(s))
  • Zygerrian slave camp (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
    • Holding pen three (First appearance) (In flashback(s))

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Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 PenguinRandomHouse.jpg Star Wars: Tempest Runner (The High Republic) on Penguin Random House's official website (backup link)
  2. The Star Wars Book dates the launch of the Starlight Beacon to 232 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 232 BBY in the calendar system used by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. As The High Republic: Light of the Jedi depicts the Beacon's launch, the novel's events must take place around that year. The novel The High Republic: The Rising Storm takes place almost a year after the events of Light of the Jedi, so the events of The Rising Storm must take place around 231 BBY. The High Republic: Tempest Runner is set three months after the attack on Valo, meaning that its events must be set around that same year.

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