How did Chewbacca escape the planet Kashyyyk


Chewbacca was born on Kashyyyk and later became the friend of the smuggler Han Solo. He was a member of the Wookiees. Chewbacca was 200 years old at the time of the Battle of Yavin. On board the Millennium falcon he was a co-pilot, navigator and mechatronics technician.

Biography [edit]

Early years

Chewbacca was born in the wroshyr trees of his home planet Kashyyyk in 200 VSY. The son of Attichitcuk, a short, gray-haired Wookiee, Chewbacca grew up to be a curious and ambitious creature who, despite his wild appearance and terrifying growls and growls, possessed a gentle character. Like all Wookiees, Chewbacca acquired a considerable technical understanding at an early age. He was also inspired by the numerous model ships and the adventures of his father, whom he always regarded as a role model. Thus, from an early age he had the desire to leave his home world in order to experience great adventures in the vastness of the galaxy.

At what for Wookiee's youthful age of fifty, Chewbacca was already an outstanding pilot with enough technical understanding to pilot various ships with the most difficult and complex control systems. He was also a keen Dejarik player. So over the years he learned to think playfully and strategically, as he always had to be one move ahead of his counterpart. However, he was a bad loser as he often taught his teammates to fear. Eventually he left his homeworld and began an odyssey that would span many decades. Although he got to know the boundaries and numerous planets of the galaxy in this way, Chewbacca was unable to experience the political upheavals that took place during this time. After a long time he returned to his homeland, where he married the Wookiee lady Mallatobuck and started a family of his own. Mallatobuck gave birth to Chewbacca a son, Lumpawaroo.

Clone Wars [edit]

During the Clone Wars, Chewbacca was kidnapped by Trandoshan pirates. However, when they took him to the lunar Wasskah, their transporter was attacked by Jedi youths led by the Padawan Ahsoka Tano and crashed. Chewbacca survived the crash and then tried to flee Wasskah along with Ahsoka, Jinx and O-Mer. To this end, he sent a call for help to his fellow species and attacked the Trandoshans base the next morning, together with the youngsters. With the help of the requested reinforcements, he and his friends managed to escape from the moon.[2]

He also lived with his family in Kashyyyk's capital, Rwookrrorro. However, in 19 VSY, the planet became the site of the Battle of Kashyyyk, a conflict between the Galactic Republic and the Confederation of Independent Systems. Together with Wookiee chief Tarfful, Chewbacca supported the clone warriors of the Great Army of the Republic to defend the city of Kachirho and drive out the separatist droid army. Both the Wookiees and the Republic forces succeeded in gradually pushing the droid army back beyond the city limits. But when the battle was in full swing, Clone CommanderGree, leader of the 41st Elite Corps, received Order 66, which ordered the clone warriors to kill all Jedi immediately. Thus the clone warriors opened fire against the Jedi and Chewbacca supported Jedi master Yoda in their escape. He took him to an escape pod with which the Jedi Master left the planet.

Chewbacca, Tarfful and all the other Wookiees, however, stayed behind on their home planet. Wilhuff Tarkin ordered the capture of all Wookiees in order to enslave them on behalf of the Galactic Empire, which Palpatine transformed out of the Republic. The empire used Trandoshans to do this, who were allowed to exercise all their liberties in their hunt for Wookiees. With an offensive attack against Kashyyyk, large parts of the forest were burned and many Wookiees were enslaved for forced labor. During their search for enslaved Wookiees, Chewbacca and Tarfful also met the Jedi Olee Starstone and their companions, whom they had found in search of the remaining Jedi who survived Order 66 and are now searching on Kashyyyk for more survivors, especially Yoda. However, the Jedi Roan Shryne was killed in the Battle of Darth Vader. Chewbacca had to tell the Jedi that Luminara Unduli had fallen and Quinlan Vos was missing. However, he encouraged the young woman by telling her that Yoda could escape, but that there was now no trace of him. Ultimately, he decided that there was no point in being enslaved by Imperials and joined the crew of the Drunk dancer at.

Encounter with Han Solo

A little later, however, Chewbacca also fell victim to the Trandoshan slave traders and was arrested by them. In fact, in revenge for his late son Tojjevvuk, the Wookiee sold Tvrrdko Chewbacca to the dealer Ssoh. Chewbacca was held in a cell with other Wookiees. Chewbacca knew that no one would dare search the fur or the mouth of a Wookiee. So he hid a fusion cutter in his mouth that he used to break out of the cell. In his frenzy, Chewbacca killed five Trandoshans and seriously injured Ssoh. Still, it could be overwhelmed and resold to the Galactic Empire.

Chewbacca and Han - an unbeatable team.

In the hands of the Empire, Chewbacca was to be killed under the orders of the commander Nyklas. However, the executive officer, a young Corellian named Han Solo, refused to obey his supervisor's instructions and to skin an unconscious Wookiee. Han Solo, who until then was one of the best pilots of his year, was subsequently banned from the empire through scandalous disciplinary proceedings. Still, Han had saved Chewbacca's life, earning him the highest oath of loyalty in the Wookiee Code of Honor. Chewbacca swore the former imperial pilot's life guilt and thus promised to always stay by his side and protect him. At first Han found the permanent presence of the Wookiees annoying, but after a skirmish with a brutal barbarian in which Han was rescued by Chewbacca, Han realized his luck, which he had won with Chewbacca. As friends, they should travel the galaxy and begin a joint career as a smuggler duo.

After Han won against the gambler Lando Calrissian in the big sabacc tournament on the cloud city and thus in possession of the Millennium falcon Chewbacca supported his honorary brother as a co-pilot. Thanks to his strong technical understanding ’and his repair skills, Chewbacca was an indispensable companion. Together they made some modifications to the Corellian YT-1300 freighter so that the Falcon soon to be traded as the fastest ship in the galaxy. This was not least due to the fact that they set a new speed record on the dangerous Kessel route.

Black rot [edit]

Through a bogus contract, Chewbacca and Han Solo were captured by the Empire and were supposed to be brought to the Gradient Seven arrest moon. During the flight, the prison ship was atonement near the damaged and apparently abandoned Imperial Star Destroyer Vector badly damaged. After the sighting of the Star Destroyer, a ten-strong raid party under the command of Jareth Sartoris went to the Star Destroyer to get spare parts for the engines of Atonement. During this mission, however, half of the team was killed, while two of the remaining Imperials carried the Schwarzrotte virus with them atonement brought. There the medi-droid Batzen was able to produce an antidote. Doctor Zahara Cody managed to save Chewbacca and Han from the infection. As the virus progressed, the dead came to life again as voracious zombies to hunt down the survivors. Together with Trig and Kale Longo they reached the prison launch through the docking shaft of the atonement and sought refuge there. However, there were other zombies that Kale fell victim to. Finally they were able to flee to the hangar area, where they left the Star Destroyer with the landing craft. Following this, Han and Chewbacca decided to search for the property that had been confiscated and resold by the empire Millennium falcon close.[3]

Galactic Civil War [edit]

Discovery of the Death Star

Chewbacca later visited his family on Kashyyyk a few times. He also went to the corporate sector with Han Solo to do some smuggling jobs there. After their adventures, Han took up work for the hutt and gang boss Jabba Desilijic Tiure. While on a smuggling mission from Kessel to Tatooine, Han had to throw his precious cargo of Glitzerstim Spice overboard to protect himself from Imperial pursuers. Jabba was furious and upset about this loss that he turned his killers on the two smugglers. On their escape, Han and Chewbacca went into hiding on the planet Tatooine.

In the Mos Eisley spaceport, Chewbacca came across the pilot BoShek in Chalmun's Cantina, who alerted the Wookiee to an old man in a tunic and a young wet farmer. These were the JediObi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker, who were looking for a pilot to take them to Alderaan. Han and Chewbacca expressed an interest in the deal, as the payment would help them settle Jabba's debts. Shortly before the flight from Tatooine, however, it turned out that the two hermits and their droids R2-D2 and C-3PO were on the run from the Empire.

The trip to Alderaan also turned out to be unplanned and adventurous for Han and Chewbacca, as they flew straight into an asteroid field. It soon emerged that the asteroid field was the last of Alderaan's remains. The planet had been destroyed by the Death Star, a moon-sized battle station of the Empire, and before the group did with the Hawks could start to escape, they were pulled into a hangar bay by the tractor beams of the station.

Hero of the Rebellion

When Han and Chewbacca learned from Luke that Leia Organa, the Princess of Alderaan, was trapped in the space station, the two pilots quickly realized that they could still get their promised payment. Luke and Han, disguised in Stormtrooper armor, sneaked into the Death Star's prison wing with their prisoner Chewbacca. After a little skirmish with the Imperial guards, they managed to free the princess and escape from the Death Star. Obi-Wan came across Vader during his mission to disable the Death Star's tractor beam projector. The Jedi did not survive the following fight, so the group had to leave without him.

Han and Chewbacca then headed for Yavin IV, where the Rebel Alliance base was. Upon their arrival, they noticed that they were tracking the Death Star through a tracking device on the Millennium falcon lured to Yavin IV. The rebels feared an attack on their base and the total destruction of Yavin. The rebels were proved to be right, but before the Battle of Yavin broke out, Han and Chewbacca took their reward and set out on the flight home. Now Han Jabba's debts wanted to be paid off so that he could buy himself out again.

During their journey home, Chewbacca spoke to his friend's conscience and finally convinced Han to support the rebels in the battle. He returned to Yavin, where the battle was already in full swing. Luke was just flying with his X-wing through the equatorial trench of the Death Star to fire proton torpedoes into the ventilation shaft and thus destroy the space station. Han and Chewbacca had their backs to Luke at the crucial moment, ramming Darth Vader's ship in the process. The Death Star could eventually be destroyed and the battle won. In a subsequent victory ceremony at the top of the Yavin Temple, Han, Luke and Chewbacca were named and honored as heroes of the Rebel Alliance.

Joining the rebellion

Although Han and Chewbacca had become heroes of the rebellion after the destruction of the Death Star, the two initially refused to give up their previous independence and to fully join the alliance. Chewbacca, who was already fighting the Galactic Empire as a freedom fighter in his homeland, was taken with the idea of ​​joining the rebellion. However, Han insisted on paying Jabba's debts. But before Han could bring the acquired wealth to Tatooine to Jabba, he gambled away large amounts of the money at sabacc tables in the hope of multiplying his fortune. The opposite was the case and after losing all of the money in an argument with the pirate Crimson Jack, Jabba put a bounty on Han. Thereupon they sought refuge in the rebellion, which was setting up a new base, the Echo Base, on the ice planet Hoth.

Shortly afterwards it turned out that the empire had already located the secret rebel base and was now planning a major offensive. For example, in year 3 NSY, Han and Chewbacca supported the rebellion in evacuating their base, while outside the Battle of Hoth raged to stop the forces of the Empire. The empire turned out to be too powerful and the rebels were only partially prepared for a battle. Han and Chewbacca, accompanied by Leia Organa, were forced to flee. With the Millennium falcon broke through the imperial blockade ring around Hoth and fled first in an asteroid belt, where Han wanted to repair the defective hyperdrive of his ship.

Eventually the group went to the planet Bespin for help, where Han was waiting for his old friend and gambler Lando Calrissian. Little did they know, however, that Lando would reach an agreement with Darth Vader and betray the rebels to the Empire. Chewbacca was deeply disappointed in Lando when the Wookiee saw his partner arrested and tortured by the Dark Lord. Before Han was frozen in carbonite and handed over to Jabba, he asked his Wookiee friend to take care of Leia. Chewbacca was shocked and angry at the same time, so that he jumped at Lando when he wanted to participate in Han's rescue.

Battle for Endor

After the events on Cloud City, Chewbacca joined the rebels Luke and Leia to jointly pursue Han's trail. With the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, the rebels infiltrated NSYJabba's palace in year 4, where Hans carbonite block was installed as a wall decoration for the amusement of the Hutten. Leia, posing as Boushh's bounty hunter, was able to free Han. Thereupon, however, they should all fall victim to the Sarlacc at the pit of Carkoon. There the rebels were able to outsmart the Hutten, kill him and successfully escape from Tatooine.

Soon after, the rebels found out that there was a second Death Star still under construction in orbit of the forest moon Endor. Han, who was now fully operational again and even received the title of general, was to make a decisive contribution to the destruction of the battle station together with Chewbacca. Together with Luke and Leia, the two comrades formed the command team of a rebel strike force. This was supposed to destroy the shield generator of the SLD-26 shield in order to subsequently deactivate the protective shield of the Death Star and enable an attack by a rebel fleet under Lando Calrissian's command.

With the help of a captured space shuttle Lambda-Class that Tydiriumthe raiding party came to the surface of the forest moon protected by the Empire. Tall trees and a tropical climate reminded Chewbacca of his own home planet, but during a walk he set off a net trap of the local Ewoks, whereby he, Han, Luke and the droids were taken to their village to be sacrificed to the god of light. To save them, C-3PO was able to pretend to be the deity of the Ewoks with the help of Luke's powers of power, so that the locals released them again. Eventually, the rebels were able to ally with the Ewoks and jointly carry out an attack on the control bunker of the shield generator. Although they fell into a trap there, the battle could be rekindled through the use of the Ewoks. Chewbacca succeeded in taking an imperial AT-ST ruff with which the entrance of the bunker could be exposed and the destruction of the generator made possible. Thus, the Death Star could be destroyed during the space battle raging at the same time and the Battle of Endor was decided in favor of the rebel alliance.

New Republic

Extension of life debt

During the friendship between Han and Chewbacca, the Wookiee had often shown that he had more courage and a sense of duty towards his partner.This also led to discrepancies in the meantime, as Chewbacca tried to prevent the impulsive and hastily considered actions of Han. When Leia traveled to Hapes some time after the Battle of Endor in 8 NSY on a diplomatic mission and there flirted with the resident Prince Isolder, Han did everything in his power to recapture his loving Leia. But his plan to kidnap Leia to the planet Dathomir was not well received by Chewbacca and the Wookiee even threatened to use force to prevent Han from doing so. However, Chewbacca stayed out of the matter when Leia insisted on clearing this up with Han on her own.

Shortly after the events of Dathomir, Han and Leia decided to marry and Chewbacca did his duty and extended his life debt to Leia as well. From then on he took care of their protection as well as he had already proven with Han. Eventually, Anakin and twins Jaina and Jacen Solo were born, who were also trapped in Chewbacca's life debt. He proved that Chewbacca took his duties very seriously, especially in the year 14 NSY when the Dark Jedi Lord Hethrir kidnapped the Solo children. Despite serious injuries, Chewbacca supported Leia in her rescue operation and accompanied her through numerous hardships in order to save the children from the fatal sacrifice to Waru.

Escape from Mos Eisley

While escaping from an argument in a cantina on Mos Eisley, Chewbacca ran straight into the arms of the young Jedi Jaden Korr, who, together with his master Kyle Katarn, was investigating the disciples of Ragnos in the spaceport. Together the two set out to deactivate the two tractor beams that were blocking the Hawks and the Raven's Claw clinging to the ground to disable. They had to fend off numerous attacks by mercenaries until they were separated by a rocket attack, which caused a wall to collapse. While Korr deactivated the tractor beam, Chewbacca fought his way to an elevator where the two met again. After all mercenaries had been eliminated and the ships were free again, Master Katarn arrived with some data about the machinations of the disciples.

Own family life

In addition to his duty to the Solo family, Chewbacca had a family of his own on his home planet Kashyyyk. His son Lumpawarrump was slowly getting older to show his courage, skill and strength as a Wookiee in the Hrrtayyk ceremony. Chewbacca, however, was plagued by remorse that he wasn't there for his son enough to teach him certain Wookiee skills. But at this time in the year 17 NSY, the aggressive species of the Yevethans on the Koornacht star cluster were rising up and trying to threaten the New Republic with old imperial war machines. To Chewbacca's horror, Han Solo was kidnapped and held captive by the Yevethans. Thereupon Chewbacca and his son as well as many other friends and acquaintances undertook a rescue operation against the Star DestroyerPride of Yevethathat was captured by the aggressors. Although Shoran, a good friend of Chewbacca, died during the mission, Lumpawarrump showed great strength and bravery during the mission, so that he fulfilled his Hrrtayyk and made his father very proud.

In the following years Chewbacca supported his nephew Lowbacca, who showed an extraordinary receptivity to power. 23 NSY, he was eventually accepted into Luke Skywalker's Jedi Praxeum on Yavin IV and trained as a Jedi. To prevent Lowbacca and his friends Jacen and Jaine from encountering a major language barrier, Chewbacca built the M-TD translation droid in collaboration with C-3PO.

Yuuzhan Vong War

In the year 25 NSY, the Yuuzhan Vong invaded the known galaxy and began a brutal campaign of conquest through the galactic regions. Entire systems were captured and all planets terraformed or even destroyed. Chewbacca was just traveling to Dubrillion with the Solo family and the Skywalker family to spend their vacation with Lando. When Lando made a request to pick up a shipment of ore from the planet Sernpidal, Chewbacca, Han, and Anakin agreed to help Lando and take care of the shipment Millennium falcon to undertake.

After landing on Sernpidal, the group noticed Serpidal's smallest moon, Dobido, being pulled down to the surface of the planet. Han and Chewbacca tried feverishly to evacuate the residents of Sernpidal and into the Hawks while Anakin tried to find the source of power and stop a collision with the two celestial bodies. Although Anakin was able to locate the unknown force and kill the perpetrator of this act, a mysterious Dovin-Basal being from the Yuuzhan Vong, Dobido was already too close to prevent a collision, and so Anakin also helped with the evacuation With. The Falcon was already overloaded when Anakin carried a refugee child into the ship and tripped over a blown stone. As the moon drew closer at increasing speed, Chewbacca jumped out of the ship again to save Anakin. Chewbacca was able to bring the knocked out Anakin into the ship, but before he could save himself he was thrown away by an earth tremor, and so was the Falcon had to struggle with strong gusts of wind.

Dobido was already very close and that Millennium falcon was forced to flee before the air space between Sernpidal and his moon narrowed even further. Han was shocked to see his friend die. In his final moments, Chewbacca climbed a rock, stretched out his arms, and let out one final battle cry. Shortly afterwards, the two celestial bodies collided. Han was deeply dismayed by the loss of his friend and blamed himself or even blamed his friend Lando for the death of Chewbacca.

Some time later, a memorial ceremony was held on Chewbacca's homeworld, Kashyyyk. In his speech, Wookiee Elder Ralrracheen referred to Chewbacca's honorable ideals, which he carried with him until the end when he died a heroic death and fulfilled his life debt.

Personality [edit]

Jaina drew Chewbacca after he saved her.

Chewbacca was a companionable and peaceful Wookiee who pursued his missions out of a personal sense of duty and honor in order to live up to the ritual of guilty life. In addition, Chewbacca displayed great strength, dexterity and a talent for improvisation, which freed him from some delicate situations and made him a serious threat to some opponents. He was a freedom fighter who detested all injustices in the galaxy and brought troublemakers to justice. Ever since his home planet Kashyyyk was taken over by the Empire and all Wookiees enslaved, Chewbacca has found personal satisfaction in fighting slave traders.

Chewbacca was also extremely adventurous and loved accompanying his friend Han on rescue missions and with him the Millennium falcon to navigate. Chewbacca proved his heroic courage to the end when he accompanied NSY Anakin and Han to Sernpidal in the year 25. There he died the heroic death by rescuing Anakin, sacrificing himself and being killed in the process. But he showed once more how much he cared about his own honor and that of the Wookiees.

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