Veruna was a human male who served as the king of the Mid Rim planet of Naboo right before the reign of Queen Padmé Amidala. A philosopher named Sio Bibble was elected Governor of Naboo under Veruna's rule. During his reign, Veruna established a vast royal library collection in a tower at the back of the Theed Royal Palace. He shared his name with Veruna, one of the three moons of Naboo.
Behind the scenesEdit
Veruna was first canonically mentioned in Sio Bibble's entry from the 2016 reference book Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded, written by Pablo Hidalgo.
In a flashback scene from James Luceno's Tarkin novel, Senator Palpatine briefly talks to Wilhuff Tarkin about a Naboo king who ruled fifteen years prior to the rise of the Galactic Empire: "Even on my own Naboo, the king finds himself embroiled with the Trade Federation and off world bankers with regard to our plasma exports." This quote superficially describes events previously seen in Luceno's Star Wars Legends 2012 novel Darth Plagueis. However, it has not yet been confirmed in canon whether this king is indeed Veruna.
In the Legends continuity, Veruna was first mentioned in the 1999 novel Star Wars Episode I Journal: Queen Amidala, written by Jude Watson. He later made his first appearance in the 2000 short comic "A Summer's Dream", published in Star Wars Tales 5 by Dark Horse Comics. Veruna was eventually given the first name Ars in the novel Darth Plagueis, in which he has a prominent role.
In Star Wars: Complete Locations, Veruna's reign was stated to have lasted thirteen years. However, the more recent novel Queen's Shadow established that Naboo monarch can only serve for a maximum of four years.
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- ↑ StarWars.com Databank, the Naboo are "peaceful humans." —According to the
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Complete Locations
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- ↑ Thrawn: Alliances
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Tarkin
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Darth Plagueis
- ↑ Star Wars Episode I Journal: Queen Amidala
- ↑ "A Summer's Dream"—Star Wars Tales 5
- ↑ Queen's Shadow
- ↑ Master & Apprentice