Han Solo's First Mate
Place of Birth:
Attichitcut (father); Mallatobuck (wife); Lumpawarrump (son)
An immense fur covered warrior of great strength, Chewbacca stands over two
meters tall, with a coat of ginger-brown fur. He wears nothing, save for a
bandolier that carries specialized ammunition for the bowcaster that he carries,
and a simple tool pouch.
Form of Dress:
He wears no clothes.
An immense, fur covered warrior of great strength and loyalty, Chewbacca the
Wookiee is a well-known figure in the underworld. Born on Kashyyyk over two
centuries before the Battle of Yavin, Chewbacca is a wise, sophisticated being
with exceptional skills in starship piloting and repair.
Unlike most Wookiees who rarely stray from the lush forests of Kashyyyk,
Chewbacca was consumed by an overpowering wanderlust in his youth that took him
far from the confines of his green homeworld. Chewbacca's travels first included
many remote and dangerous locales on Kashyyyk before taking him to the stars.
His heart, however, was firmly rooted on Kashyyyk, and he would always try to
make it home for important Wookiee holidays to share with his family.
Chewbacca is a veteran of the Clone Wars, the galaxy-wide conflict that pitted
the clone armies of the Republic against the droid forces of the Confederacy of
Independent Systems. The Wookie was part of the high command tasked with
protecting Kashyyyk from droid invasion. There, he served with fellow Wookie
Tarfful and the Jedi Master Yoda.
The wise Yoda had maintained a good relationship with the denizens of Kashyyyk,
earning the respect of the mighty Wookies. When events surrounding the rise of
the Empire resulted in the clone forces betraying their Jedi generals, Chewbacca
and Tarfful remained loyal to Yoda, helping the Jedi Master escape the clone
Eventually, the Empire subjugated the planet -- ostensibly to punish the world
for harbouring Jedi fugitives, but mostly to exploit the Wookiees as slave labor.
Chewbacca escaped capture for a time, helping his people as best as he could
while living the life of a fugitive. Once caught, Chewbacca became a slave,
toiling away for the betterment of the Empire until an impudent Imperial cadet
named Han Solo freed him.
Drummed out of the military, Solo had few options but to return to the fringe
lifestyle he knew so well. Chewbacca swore loyalty to Han, and became his
partner in crime. The two of them became a well-known smuggling duo.
Early on in their smuggling career, Chewbacca stunned Han Solo by returning to
to marry a female Wookiee named Mallatobuck. Solo never pegged Chewie as a
family man, but Wookiee customs allowed Chewbacca to continue his flying with
Han -- protecting him as the Wookiee life debt demanded -- while still being a
husband and, eventually, father. Chewbacca's son, Lumpawarrump, was raised
mainly by Malla and Chewie's father, Attichitcuk. Chewie continued to fly the
spacelanes, avoiding Imperial patrols and smuggling contraband for various
clients, but he returned often to Kashyyyk, to celebrate the Wookiee holiday of
When Chewbacca and Han Solo came into ownership of the freighter Millennium
Falcon, their exploits became legendary. They spent hours modifying and
tinkering on their beloved Falcon, souping it up far beyond its original
performance specs. Although the Falcon's upkeep was a labour of love, many a
time Chewie unleashes his legendary temper on the recalcitrant freighter,
banging his massive furry hands against delicate components that refuse to
Chewbacca became Solo's conscience of sorts. Though the smuggler maintained a
mercenary air of bravado that refused to adhere to any ideals other than
self-preservation, Chewie was openly the more compassionate of the two. Perhaps
it was the ordeal suffered by his people at the hands of the Empire that cause
Chewie to feel this way. Although Solo steered clear of any allegiance during
the Galactic Civil War, Chewbacca definitely supported the Rebel cause, though
the two of them tried to avoid the struggle altogether.
Ironically, a simple steerage assignment landed them in the heart of the Rebel
Alliance. Desperate for cash after having ejected cargo that belonged to Jabba
the Hutt to prevent Imperial scanners, Chewie and Han took on a charter of two
passengers and their droids from Tatooine to Alderaan. Little did the two
smugglers realize that their cargo consisted of a legendary Jedi Knight, the son
of the prophesied Chosen One in Jedi Mythology, and a pair of droids containing
vital information to both the Empire and the Alliance. This trip inextricably
drew Chewbacca and Solo into the Rebel fold, and they continued flying missions
for the Rebellion for years after that.
With countless battles won over the Empire and more daring escapes than he would
like, Chewbacca thought he had finally seen peace after the battle of Endor.
Alas, with the rise of a newly formed Empire, the mighty Wookie stands alongside
with Han Solo and is still the first mate in the Millennium Falcon. Wookies
define family different than most species. To a Wookie, an “honor family”
contains the closest of friends, and Chewbacca swore loyalty to all of them,
offering protection even at great personal risk.
Chewbacca is a wise, sophisticated being, and Han Solo's conscience of sorts.
Chewie is compassionate and has always supported the Rebel cause. Being a
Wookiee, he is very honourable and loyal to his closest friends, even at a great
personal risk. However, he is also a fearsome warrior who is powerful enough to
be able to tear limbs bare handed, if needs be.
Vehicle of Choice:
Craft: Modified YT-1300
Length: 27 Meters
Weapons: 2 Quad Laser Cannons; 2 Concussion Missile Launchers, 1 Retractable
Skills & Talents:
Loyal even at a great personal risk, strong as a gladiator, and savvy as the
brightest Academy graduate, the two-meter-plus tall Wookiee is a top-notch pilot
and mechanic as well as a warrior. He can tear the limbs from most creatures
barehanded, and is wise and sophisticated.
His bandolier and bowcaster, and a simple tool pouch.