"Be careful when purchasing an NR-5. A small company called "Tredwall" is marketing an NR knockoff that works for about ten hours before completely frying all of its circuits!"
―Kraemr, on Cynabar's Droid Datalog[2]

"Tredwall" was a small droid manufacturer[2] comprised of outlaw techs in the Corporate Sector.[1] It stole the designs of several Kalibac Industries droids and produced cheap, faulty imitations,[2] further diminishing KI's reputation after its operations were severely weakened by a series of lawsuits brought on by Cybot Galactica[1] over shared components.[3]

In the year 2 BBY,[4] Tredwall produced and marketed a knockoff of KI's NR-5 Series Repair Droid that worked for nearly ten hours before completely frying all its circuits. A male Rodian known as "Faddo" worked for the company as a wandering sales representative, selling defective droids to gullible marks on the Vohai Unirail while somehow avoiding persecution by the law. An individual known as Kraemr warned potential NR-5 buyers of their NR knockoff on Cynabar's Droid Datalog. Having been swindled by Faddo, an individual identified as Drev, via the Datalog, invited those scammed by the Tredwall con artist to meet him on[2] the planet[5] Selonia in the next month to help Drev exact vengeance.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

Tredwall was first mentioned in Cynabar's Fantastic Technology: Droids, a Star Wars Legends supplement written by Drew Campbell and Eric S. Trautmann for Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game[2] and released on April 1, 1997.[6]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 195 ("Kalibac Industries")
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Cynabar's Fantastic Technology: Droids
  3. The New Essential Guide to Droids
  4. The Essential Atlas dates the Battle of Yavin, the zero point in the Galactic Standard Calendar, to 35:3 under the Great ReSynchronization dating system. The Essential Atlas also places the Battle of Selaggis on 43:2:28 and the Battle of Dathomir on 43:3:21. The Essential Guide to Warfare and The Essential Atlas both place the Battle of Dathomir in 8 ABY. The Essential Guide to Warfare also places the Battle of Selaggis in 7 ABY, confirming the placement of the division between each Galactic Standard Calendar year as the third month in the Great ReSynchronization year. Thus, there is a two-month gap between the two dating systems, and the first two months of a GrS year are the last two of the preceding Galactic Standard Calendar year. According to HNNsmall.jpg RM&S; Debates Calendar ReformHoloNet News Vol. 531 #45 (content now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org), the Great ReSynchronization was instituted 13 years prior to the article's publication on 13:2:28. Using this information and the Battle of Yavin's GRS date allow us to determine that the Great ReSynchronization was instituted in 35 BBY and date the afformentioned article to 22 BBY. Thus, there is a total difference of 35 years and 2 months between the two systems.
    Based on the provided information, 33:4:3:08 occurred in the year 2 BBY. According to The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, the NR-5 Series Repair Droid was produced by Kalibac Industries during the Galactic Civil War, whose beginning is dated to 2 BBY by The Essential Atlas. In addition, according to Cynabar's Fantastic Technology: Droids, Tredwall marketed NR knockoffs in 33:4:3:08 (2 BBY), when genuine NR-5s were available for purchase. As a result, it can be assumed that the NR knockoff was introduced in 2 BBY.
  5. Suns of Fortune
  6. Cargo Bay Droids in the StarWars.com Cargo Bay (content now obsolete; backup link)