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Wilsa Teshlo was a Kessurian female who was born a thilas, second in line to the throne. Refusing to be royalty, Teshlo fled the palace, becoming a pirate in the Veiled Sorority. She targeted corporate haulers working for the First Order, using her private pilot schooling to her advantage. In 35 ABY, Teshlo was one of many unaffiliated individuals who answered a Resistance call for help, assisting with their fight against the forces of the Sith Eternal above the planet Exegol. Teshlo survived the battle, and returned to celebrate the victory at the Resistance base on the jungle moon Ajan Kloss.

Biography[]

Born to a royal family in Kessurian society, Wilsa Teshlo was a thilas, being second in line to the throne. However, Teshlo refused to be trapped in a life of royalty, and fled the royal palace. After Teshlo's disappearance, many assumed that she was kidnapped by pirates, though that was not the case—when Teshlo eventually joined the Veiled Sorority pirate gang, she did so willingly.[1] As a privateer in the Veiled Sorority, Teshlo flew a BTA-NR2 Y-wing starfighter,[2] targeting corporate haulers that worked for the First Order.[1] On one occasion, Teshlo fired upon another vessel from her Y-wing while flying through an asteroid field.[2]

In 35 ABY,[3] during the war between the First Order and the Resistance, Teshlo was one of many unaffiliated individuals[1] that received a call for help from Lando Calrissian of the Resistance, requesting reinforcements in their battle against the Sith Eternal's forces. Joining a fleet comprised of many similar unaffiliated pilots, Teshlo made her way to the planet Exegol in the Unknown Regions, entering the battle alongside the Resistance. Once the Sith Eternal's fleet was destroyed, Teshlo returned to the Resistance base[4] on the jungle moon of Ajan Kloss[1] to celebrate the victory among the Resistance and other participants of the battle.[4]

Personality and traits[]

A Kessurian female, Teshlo had red skin, brown hair, and orange eyes. She refused the trappings of royalty, despite it being her birthright, preferring to instead become a pirate. While Teshlo attempted to stay uninvolved with the galactic war between the First Order and the Resistance,[1] she eventually assisted the Resistance in defeating their enemies at Exegol.[4]

Skills and abilities[]

Before joining the Veiled Sorority, Teshlo received elite private pilot schooling, and used her skills while working as a pirate.[1]

Equipment[]

Teshlo wore a white flight suit, with a blaster holstered onto her belt.[1] While part of the Veiled Sorority, she piloted a BTA-NR2 Y-wing starfighter.[2] While in flight, Teshlo wore an antiquated K-22995 light flight helmet.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Wilsa Teshlo first appeared in the 2019 film Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker,[4] and was first identified in the accompanying reference book Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary, written by Pablo Hidalgo[1] and released alongside the film on December 20, 2019.[5] Teshlo's design was created by Jake Lunt Davies, and the character was portrayed by Latesha Wilson in The Rise of Skywalker, with prosthetics sculpted by Maudie Brady and makeup by Liz Barlow.[6]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 SWZ01 logo.png Star Wars: X-Wing Second EditionBTA-NR2 Y-Wing Expansion Pack (Card: Wilsa Teshlo)
  3. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary places the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker one year after the Hosnian Cataclysm. As the Hosnian Cataclysm is dated to 34 ABY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, the events of The Rise of Skywalker, including Teshlo's appearance, take place in 35 ABY.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  5. PenguinRandomHouse.jpg Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker The Visual Dictionary on Penguin Random House's official website (backup link)
  6. InstagramIcon.png Jake Lunt Davies on InstagramLatesha Wilson in The Rise of Skywalker (March 17, 2020). "Alien design by me for Rise of a Skywalker. Not sure she ever made it into the final cut. 🤷♂️. Performed by Latesha Wilson @gingin_90, prosthetic makeup by @lizbarlowmakeup in 2nd pic. Also should say sculpted by @maudiebradyart." (screenshot)
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