Place of Birth:
Admiral Daala's most distinguishing feature is her long red hair. That is a
by-product of her isolation in the Maw. She mainly wears a standard Imperial
naval uniform and is quite unassuming.
Form of Dress:
Daala usually dresses in an Imperial Uniform.
Daala was born twenty-six years prior to the Battle of Yavin. She had a peaceful
upbringing. While young, she fell in love, although the details of the affair
are muddy. Presumably, following the end of the relationship, she enrolled in
the Academy of Carida.
While she was a talented student and officer at the Imperial Academy, she was
continually passed over for promotion due to her gender, though accounts by
Imperial military officers said that she argued too much when she was passed
over for promotions. To take out her frustrations toward the male-dominated
military, she made herself a false computer identity. Under this alias, Daala
was able to defeat many high-level officers, including some of her own
instructors, in simulated battles. Many of her tactics were based upon ideas
formed by Jan Dodonna. Her tactics were studied and implemented throughout the
entire Imperial military. Despite graduating from the Academy, she ended up a
non-commissioned officer in the Imperial Army.
She soon gained the attention of Moff Tarkin. He investigated Daala's hidden
exploits at the Academy, hiring two black-market slicers who worked for several
months to find the identity of the hidden strategist. He was pleasantly
surprised to discover not only her identity, but that she was female. At the
time, Daala held the rank of Corporal and had first been a computer
clerk, then a member of the kitchen staff preparing food for Star Destroyers.
When the Carida staff discovered her identity, they planned to reassign her to a
meteorological station at the planet's southern pole. However, Tarkin took her
on as his protégé, using his influence to bypass the normal military hierarchy
and promote her. Daala eventually received the rank of Admiral.
Many quietly complained that Daala was sleeping her way to the top. When one of
those remarks made its way back to Tarkin, he searched out the officer who had
made it. He had the officer sealed inside an environmental suit and ejected him
into the space over a planet as punishment. Tarkin had the suit's radio left on
so that others could hear the man over the course of 24 hours as his orbit
decayed. The officer's orbit decayed to the point where he finally entered the
planet's atmosphere and burned up on re-entry. However, the allegations were in
fact accurate, as Daala did have an affair with Tarkin once she transferred
under his command.
Tarkin would eventually have a special task for Daala. He entrusted Daala with
the protection of the Maw Installation. A research facility that housed the
scientists and components for the Death Star. Tarkin ordered Daala not to
abandon her post nor break communications silence unless he returned, as she had
no authority outside Tarkin's command. So, after his death, Daala stayed
isolated in the Maw with no news of the Galaxy outside and no one in the Empire
aware of her existence.
This would change when a Smuggler Ship sought refuge in the Maw, out of chance
this smuggler ship happened to find its way safely into the Maw. Daala ordered
the ship captured and its crew tortured for information. What she learned
shocked her. She killed the Ship's entire crew herself for even mentioning that
Tarkin was dead. Daala learned of Eskron's Empire and she found it abhorrent.
She had no love for Rebels, but even less for Emperor Eskron. She left the Maw
and began to harass Eskron's holdings. This drew the attention of Grand Admiral
Thrawn, who approached her with a proposal.
Daala is brilliant, but very feminist. The only man she ever had a respect for
was Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin. There was no love involved, she saw it as a
convenient partnership with options for advancement. However, she sees Eskron as
a usurper, a pawn of Emperor Palpatine, and the Imperial Remnant as the true
Empire. Daala is an aggressive commander that harbours much frustration at being
poorly treated by the Imperial command structure. This has drawn her loyalties
to the Remnant.
Vehicle of Choice:
Imperial I-class Star Destroyer Gorgon
Manufacture: Kuat Drive Yards
Length: 1600 m
Weapons: 6 Dual Heavy Turbolaser turrets, 2 Dual Heavy Ion Cannon Turrets, 2
Quad Heavy Turbolasers, 3 Triple Medium Turbolasers, 2 Medium Turbolasers, 60
Light Turbolasers, 60 Light Ion Cannons, 10 Phylon Q7 tractor beam projectors
Cargo Capacity: 1 TIE Starfighter wing, 8 Lambda-class Shuttles, 15 Delta-class
Stormtrooper Transports, 5 Assault Gunboats, Skipray Blastboats, 1 Gamma-class
assault shuttle, Repair and Recovery vehicles, Theta-class AT-AT barges, 12
Landing Craft, 20 AT-AT walkers, 30 AT-ST walkers, 1 Prefabricated Garrison Base
Skills & Talents:
Daala is exceptionally skilled at tactics and war. She is capable of matching
and even exceeding a traditional male Imperial military officer.
Blaster, Imperial Naval Uniform.