6'1" (1.85 m)
- "He doesn't want to owe anybody, doesn't want anybody to owe him. He works for whoever pays the most. He's downright magic with anything that flies, and he can pick wing nuts off a tabletop with a blaster without scorching the finish. He's a good man to have at your back when the going gets hot... as long as your money lasts."
- ―Lando Calrissian, on Dash Rendar
Dash Rendar was a Human male smuggler and freelancer. Born into a wealthy Corellian family during the early years of the Galactic Empire, he chose to pursue a career as an officer in the Imperial Navy rather than joining the family shipping business. When his parents refused to sell their business to Prince Xizor, owner of Xizor Transport Systems and leader of the Black Sun crime syndicate, the Dark Prince sabotaged a freighter flown by Rendar's older brother, Stanton, killing him as his ship crashed into the Imperial Museum.
Early life and careerEdit
Dash Rendar was born on Corellia in c. January 18, 20 BBY into a Corellian family during the height of the Galatic Empire. His parents had inherited the family business, RenTrans, a growing competitor in the lucrative Core Worlds shipping industry, and had become wealthy and influential within Core society. The family's wealth ensured a comfortable and safe childhood for Rendar, along with his older brother Stanton, providing them with the best education available. The two started to follow different paths upon coming of age, however. While Stanton jumped at the opportunity to join the family business, becoming a pilot on one of the family's freighters, Rendar craved independence and adventure, and decided instead to apply to join the Imperial Naval Academy.
Rendar was accepted into the Imperial Academy on Carida around 0 BBY. There, he practiced piloting a variety of starships and his skills soon began to impress both his instructors and fellow students. Rendar seemed poised for a promising career as an Imperial officer until a family tragedy brought about a change in his fortunes. Prince Xizor, the head of the Black Sun crime syndicate, approached Rendar's parents about making RenTrans a subsidiary of his company, Xizor Transport Systems. When they refused, he arranged for one of their freighters to be sabotaged, hoping to cause a crash that would damage the company and force them to accept his offer. Stanton Rendar was piloting as the ship launched from an Imperial Center spaceport and its control system failed, causing it to crash into the Imperial Museum. The resulting explosion destroyed both the freighter and much of the museum, killing Stanton in the process. Emperor Cosimo Palpatine II was furious and sought revenge on the grieving Rendar family for the loss of numerous artifacts that had been contained in the museum. The family's property and wealth was seized, RenTrans was turned over to Xizor Transport Systems, and Rendar's parents were banished from the Core Worlds. Rendar himself was summarily dismissed from the Academy and forced to share his parents' exile, giving him a serious grudge against both the Empire and Black Sun.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "Something to prove, I guess. I felt pretty bad after that disaster Luke and I went through. Not something I'm used to, making mistakes. But I figure, you crash your ship, you better climb into the next one you see and get it back in the air. Too much time goes by and you don't, you get afraid to fly. I screwed up, and I'm still not over that, but you can only sit and bubble in your own juices for so long. I work for money, but I figure I owe the Empire a little something. When Chewie called, I decided it was time to pay the Empire back."
- ―Dash Rendar