When nearly ready to leave, a group of Sanyassan Marauders attacked the village, killing many and capturing the rest. Of the Towanis, only Cindel survived.
Family tree[edit | edit source]
Jeremitt Towani--+--Catarine Towani | +---------------+ | | Mace Towani Cindel Towani
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Although the home planet of the Towani family is unknown, Cindel does reveal one minor bit of information about the planet. In Caravan of Courage, she remarks to Wicket that "I wish we had furry creatures like you where I came from." This implies that the home planet of the Towani family, at least from what Cindel has seen, has no such creatures.
The current Legends timeline places the two Ewok films prior to the Battle of Endor, but Caravan of Courage producer Tom Smith says this was not necessarily the original intent. Placing the Ewok films after Return of the Jedi does explain why Wicket Wystri Warrick, who by The Battle for Endor had developed a working vocabulary in Basic, doesn't understand Princess Leia. When the Ewok films were said to take place before Return of the Jedi, much fan debate arose about this continuity issue. One possibility is that Towani family was not speaking Basic at all, but some other language "dubbed" for the benefit of the audience, and it is this language Wicket learned.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (First appearance)
- Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi junior novelization (Mentioned only)
- Tyrant's Test (Cindel only)