Place of Birth:
Solo is a rather tall good looking man who can easily make success with the
ladies. He has a laid-back style that makes him always look in control of things
and a real scoundrel who can easily get away with things.
Form of Dress:
Han Solo dresses in comfortable clothes, with plain shirts, knee high boots, and
often wearing a jacket or vest. He also never leaves without his trusty modified
utility belt that holds his blaster.
There is much rumour, speculation, and all-out falsehoods in records of Solo's
past. He is the subject of several exploitative holofilms, false documentaries,
and at least two bogus autobiographies. According to one account, Han Solo was
abandoned by his parents who were rogue travellers and was raised by Wookiees
from age seven to twelve.
In truth, Han spent most of his childhood in the service of Garris Shrike, the
leader of a trading clan that used abandoned street urchins as beggars and petty
thieves. Solo grew up on Shrike's ship, the Trader's Luck, often returning to
Corellia for stopovers. Solo was mostly raised by a kindly female Wookiee named
Dewlanna, who taught Han compassion as well as the Wookiee language.
Solo longed to learn more about his parents, but Shrike kept all information
from him. The only tie to his family Han found was an unscrupulous cousin named
Thrackan Sal-Solo, a cruel bully that Solo wanted little to do with.
Young Solo earned his keep for Shrike doing a variety of unsavoury jobs. He once
joined a pirate
group operated by cutthroats Lemo and Sanda. He made a name for himself racing
dangerous repulsorlift swoops professionally and on the independent circuit. In
these days, Solo made a blood enemy out of a young Corellian swoop jockey named
At 19, Solo ran away from Shrike's group of brigands and began working for the
Hutts. At the Hutt spice-processing center on the paradise world of Ylesia, Solo
fell in love with an enslaved worker named Bria Tharen. Solo rescued Tharen, and
destroyed much of the Ylesian operation. The fact that Solo was using an alias
at the time -- Vyyk Drago -- spared him the ire of the enraged Hutts.
Solo eventually joined the Imperial Academy, to better himself and his piloting
skills. Solo's mentor during his Academy days was Badure, or "Trooper" as he was
known. During a training drill, Han performed a daring landing maneuver with an
aged U-33 transport that earned him the nickname "Slick." Sometime during his
military career Han Solo earned the right to wear the Corellian Bloodstripe.
Despite promising skills, Solo was drummed out of the service when he defied
orders and rescued a Wookiee slave, Chewbacca. Solo freed Chewbacca from his
captors, and from that day on Chewbacca served as Han's protector and friend.
His military career in shambles, Solo returned to the fringe, joining a
smuggling gang run by Roa. It was here that Solo had his first Kessel Run. He
traveled with such notorious fringers as Shug Ninx, Mako Spince, Salla Zend,
Katya M'Buele, Silver Fyre, Rik Duel and Lando Calrissian.
By hanging out on the fringe of galactic society, Solo not only made useful
allies, but powerful enemies. After a period of adventuring, Han won Lando's
freighter, the Millennium Falcon in a heated sabacc game.
Han and Chewie made countless modifications to the dilapidated Corellian
freighter, souping up the Falcon to become an incredibly fast and well-armed
smuggling vessel. They worked in the Corporate Sector for some time, for
crime-bosses like Big Bunji and Ploovo Two-For-One. It was on these assignments
that Han often tangled with the Corporate Sector Authority. Han was responsible
for destroying the secret Authority prison installation, Star's End, as well as
helping expose a slave trade ring that extended to some very prominent Authority
execs. Han then joined Badure on an ill-fated search for the lost treasure of
Xim the Despot. During this search, Han sustained a knife injury that resulted
in the signature scar on his chin.
During a stretch of bad fortune, Solo was forced to jettison a cargo of
contraband spice belonging to the gangster Jabba the Hutt. To that effect, the
gangster put a price on his head so large that bounty hunters across the galaxy
would come searching for the Corellian and his Wookiee first mate. It was then
that he took on the charter to Alderan that resulted in him being inextricably
tangled with the Rebellion.
When arriving at Alderaan, they discovered the planet destroyed, and were taken
captive by the Imperial Death Star. Han agreed to rescue the captive Princess
Leia Organa if he was to be rewarded, and rewarded well. After escaping from the
Death Star, Han took the Rebels to their base on Yavin 4. Han decided not to
participate in the Alliance's desperate attack against the Death Star,
preferring to take his reward and leave.
The number of enemies in Solo's past haunted him during his years with the
Rebellion. Solo's debt to Jabba eventually accumulated to the point that the
gangster placed a death mark on Solo's head, and sent a number of bounty hunters
after him. Several bounty hunters almost succeeded in collecting during run-ins
on Ord Mantell.
Han received an acting rank of captain in the Alliance, and accompanied the
Rebels on numerous missions and adventures. His Millennium Falcon was stationed
on Hoth's Echo Base during the Imperial attack there. When Princess Leia Organa
was cut off from her transport vessel, she used the Falcon to escape from the
besieged base. Despite a number of malfunctions, the Falcon was able to avoid
the Imperial Fleet for a time. During quiet moments, when Solo set the Falcon
down for repairs, he and Leia grew closer.
When the Falcon escaped Hoth, Darth Vader made it a priority to have it
captured. Vader posted a reward, and dispatched a number of bounty hunters. One
of them, Boba Fett, eventually captured Solo at Bespin's Cloud City. There, Solo
was taken prisoner by Darth Vader, and underwent carbon freezing for
transportation back to Jabba the Hutt. Han was encased in carbonite, where he
remained in perfect hibernation. Leia, Lando, Chewbacca, and Luke planned a
mission to rescue him from Jabba's fortress on Tatooine.
When his friends arrived at Jabba's palace, Han was freed from his carbonite
coffin. He suffered from a mild case of hibernation sickness. A battle ensued
wherein Han's friends ultimately destroyed the Hutt crime lord. With Jabba dead,
Solo's debt was effectively erased. Solo also managed to knock Boba Fett into
the gaping maw of the Sarlacc creature, ending that long-standing threat.
Rejoining the Alliance Fleet, Solo received the commission of General. He was
put in charge of a strike team sent to the moon of Endor. Their mission was to
destroy the shield generator that protected the second Death Star high in orbit.
With the help of the native Ewoks, the Rebel strike force defeated the Imperial
forces, and destroyed the generator, paving the way for the victory at the
Battle of Endor.
Now, with the death of Emperor Palpatine and the newly arisen Empire under
Eskron, Solo still acts as a leader within the Rebel Alliance ranks, though he
prefers to be granted specific missions that he volunteers for rather than being
bossed around. He often goes with Leia because deep down he doesn’t trust anyone
else to protect her well enough, even despite him not admitting it.
Han Solo is overly confident and arrogant. He possesses a wry, sarcastic wit,
and a reckless manner. This often get him into predicaments that only his
foolhardy courage can get him out of. He is well travelled, and claims to have
been from one side of the galaxy to the other. For a time, Solo didn't believe
in the Force, attributing it to simple luck. Han is pragmatic, some would say
mercenary, and his personality often conflicts with Leia's idealism. Despite
such conflicts (or perhaps because of them) he does love her.
Although he really is a truly
magnificent pilot, he believes himself to be an outstanding pilot who can outrun
just about anyone, and a good looking one at that. Also, he never seems to have
a shortage of smart remarks for anyone.
Vehicle of Choice:
Modified YT-1300 Corellian Transport
Length: 27 Meters
Weapons: 2 Quad Laser Cannons; 2 Concussion Missile Launchers, 1 Retractable
Skills & Talents:
A remarkable pilot who can fly just about anything, Han Solo is also quite
skilled, fast and deadly with a blaster and a good mechanic. He is also a
talented linguist, having learned how to speak fluent Hutt, Wookie and Rodian.
Han always takes with him his trusty heavy blaster pistol.