History[edit | edit source]
A one-foot-tall red stone statue carved in the shape of a Stenax warrior was not only a representation of Vol to the Stenaxes, but was actually the god's avatar on Stenos. Several hundred years before the Battle of Yavin, a series of earthquakes buried the statue, which was lost for centuries. In disgrace, the Stenax refused to fly until the idol was found and abandoned many of their buildings that could only be reached by flying.
Shortly after the Battle of Yavin, the local Imperial governor, Quorl Matrin, paid Rik Duel to find the Vol statue in the ruins of Vol's temple, which had recently been used as a Rebel Alliance hideout. Duel tricked Han Solo and his Rebel companions to help find the statue, and betrayed them to Matrin once Luke Skywalker found it. When he turned the statue over to Matrin who was about to kill him when Duel told the Stenaxes Matrin had stolen the Vol. The enraged Stenaxes attacked and killed Matrin.
Once Vol was found, the Stenaxes took flight once again.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars 70: The Stenax Shuffle (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
- Star Wars 71: Return to Stenos (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars 79: The Big Con (Mentioned only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- The University of Sanbra Guide to Intelligent Life: The Marvel Series"—Star Wars Gamer 1 "
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia