Name: Adam Swiftgale
Type: Starfighter Pilot
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Vehicle Blasters: 4D+2
Alien Species: 3D
Streetwise: Performance Enhancing Stimulants 4D+1
Tactics: Drainsweeper Racing 4D+2
Beast Riding: 6D
Beast Riding: Rockhopper Riding 7D
Repulsorlift Operation: 6D
Starfighter Piloting: 5D
Starship Gunnery: 5D+1
Persuasion: Self-Aggrandize 4D+1
Force Sensitive: N
Force Points: 1
Dark Side Points: 0
Character Points: 5
Equipment: Blaster Pistol (4D damage), Flight Helmet, Vacuum Suit
Background: Adam Swiftgale was in close pursuit of a number of Colonial Games records. He already laid claim to the second fastest lap in Drainsweeper history – second only to the recently-retired reigning champion, Auren Yomm. Although she held the lead in career time-trials as well, it was only by the slimmest of margins. With a Colonial Games victory this season, Adam hoped to land that lucrative endorsement deal with PowerBanta brand Blue Milk, and perhaps demand payment in Roonstones. Ever since the Manda-Roon Merchant Route was established a decade and a half ago, the Colonial Games had grown in popularity throughout the Outer Rim Territories, quickly evolving into a competitive interplanetary league. Adam was a rising star of the sport … and someone who would do anything to gain an advantage, in order to secure the accolades he knew he so richly deserved.
And so, Adam very discreetly acquired chemical substances whose use had been banned in the Colonial Leagues, stimulants that boosted one’s strength and reflexes. Armed with these performance enhancing stims, Swiftgale rode and raced faster than ever before, breaking the single-season Drainsweeper record and catapulting Team Manda to its first Colonial Games victory. Even the increasingly private Auren Yomm offered to meet with Swiftgale in order to congratulate him – and to figuratively “pass the torch” from one Colonial Games champion to the next. Little did Adam realize that he would be luring Yomm into an Imperial trap and that he had been played for a fool.
For some time, Imperial operatives had been searching for a Rebel cell that was reportedly run by Yomm. Looking to get back into Emperor Palpatine’s good graces, Admiral Terrinald Screed began fixing matches in the Colonial Leagues. And unlike the previous, heavy-handed attempts by the late Governor Koong of years ago, Screed’s methods were more subtle. He slowly built up Adam’s reputation, ego and gaudy statistics, hypothesizing that Yomm would eventually take notice and return, however briefly, to Roon’s planetary pastime … where the Empire would be waiting. And in his foolhardy ambition, Adam Swiftgale led the Empire right to her.
Fortunately, the beast handling skills of both Yomm and Swiftgale allowed them to evade the Imperial ambush. As the two made their frantic mounted escape toward and aboard the starship Caravel, Swiftgale quit the sport of Drainsweeper Racing that very day and followed Yomm into rebellion. Despite rumors and whispered allegations about recent changes in Adam’s physique, the truth of his ill-gotten gains was never officially made public. From then on, even going so far as to decline a command position as head of the Tauntaun patrols at Echo-Base, Adam Swiftgale did everything he could to distance himself from his sporting past and his conflicted feelings about what might have been.
Appearances: The Empire Strikes Back