Spacecraft pilot freelancing for the New Republic. Foul-mouth. Free Twi'lek. Green-skinned.

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L'lan, a female Twi'lek (image credit: artwork of Ree Shala in "Relic")

  • Origin: Star Wars galaxy
  • Home: mobile (the Swift Finger)
  • Race: Twi'lek
  • Gender: female

Captain L'lan is Ree's emerald green Twi'lek in a Star Wars tabletop RPG. She is an independent operative who sometimes takes work from the New Republic. Her astromech is R2-⊕U (the ⊕ sign representing an alien letter pronounced "screw"). Her ship (which she pilots excellently) is the Swift Finger—for some reason, stuffy authorities dislike hailing her vessel by name. Its emblem resembles a slightly modified "pointing finger" cursor from Microsoft Windows; guess which finger does the pointing!

In a universe where Twi'lek females are often sold into slavery, L'lan makes a point of retaining and expressing her uncommon independence, as well as keeping her precious ship in working order. She willingly works for the New Republic, but insists on her right to refuse a job or to accept work from other outlets, so long as it doesn't conflict with the Republic. When she is teamed with other Republic operatives, she tends to assume control or shout down dissent; L'lan is never the type to meekly obey.

She developed a case of Force ability, which makes her pre-existing slight dislike for Jedi, uh, interesting. (Her partner for several missions has been a rather unconventional Jedi who doesn't seem to mind ogling her or acquiring tinges of the Dark Side, hence her attitude.)

Within her most recent team, L'lan has become known for sleeping nude. She would much prefer to be remembered for piloting her ship and crew away from a Dark Jedi's force lightning than for her sleeping (lack of) attire.


The name "L'lan" is not a proper Twi'lek name (because she needed a name on the spot, and all I knew about Twi'lek naming conventions was "stick an apostrophe in there" - oh, dear). Best recovery I can make: she goes by a portion of her Twi'lek name rather than the whole. Why? Don't know. Maybe part of her name comes from something she didn't want to be associated with, maybe she's trying to hide from something in her past, maybe it's a test to see which non-Twi'leks catch on to her incomplete name and call her on it.

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