Zalorians were the inhabitants of Zaloriis. During the Imperial Era, which began in 19 BBY, and prior to the Battle of Hoth in 3 ABY, the Zalorians fought the reigning Galactic Empire on Zaloriis, who had to put down a revolt there. The human male Maximilian Veers was among the Imperial combatants, and he employed new tactics of his own design that gave victory to the Empire. Veers' actions against the Zalorians demonstrated the cunning and courage that led to his promotion to the rank of general in the Imperial Army, and assignment to the Sith Lord Darth Vader's Death Squadron.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Zalorians had originally been mentioned in the Star Wars Legends continuity in Prima Games' official strategy guide for the 2001 LucasArts video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, before appearing in the game itself. In Legends, the Zalorians were the Human inhabitants of the planet Zaloriis, who also fought against the Empire and Maximilian Veers.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi? (First mentioned, simultaneous with The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi? (audiobook))
- The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi? (audiobook) (Mentioned only)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas states that the Galactic Empire was established in 19 BBY with the Proclamation of the New Order.
- The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi? places the Zaloriis campaign before the Battle of Hoth, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 3 ABY.
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 65 (Databank A-Z: Maximilian Veers)
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds