Or Die Trying

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For the Boondocks episode, see ...Or Die Trying. For the videogame, see O.D.T.
Or Die Trying
Author Sean Williams &
Shane Dix
Illustrator Leanne Buckley
Country USA
Language English
Series Canon C
Subject Star Wars
Genre Science fiction
Set in Galactic year 29 ABY
New Jedi Order
Published May 2004 Paizo Publishing
Media type Magazine

Or Die Trying is a short story set in the Star Wars galaxy. It was written by Sean Williams and Shane Dix for Star Wars Insider 75. The story takes place between The New Jedi Order books Force Heretic: Refugee and Reunion, 29 years after the Battle of Yavin.


Following the events of Force Heretic II: Refugee, Jedi Knight Jaina Solo investigates the origins of the Human Replica Droid Bakuran Prime Minister Cundertol had infused his essence into. Her investigation leads her to the droid manufacturer ODT's headquarters on Onadax, in the Minos Cluster.

There, she confronts Stanton Rendar (head of the factory and the brother of the infamous smuggler Dash Rendar) concerning the morality of granting immortality to sentients through droids and attempts to persuade him to surrender himself to the Galactic Alliance. However, Stanton and his associates unleash their droids on Jaina, creating a diversion which allows them to escape. The story ends with Jaina feeling bitter over the failure of the mission.


  • Jaina Solo; Jedi Knight (human female)
  • Stanton Rendar (human male)
  • C-3PO; protocol droid (Mentioned only)
  • Darth Vader; Sith Lord (human male) (Mentioned only)
  • Dash Rendar; smuggler (human male) (Mentioned only)
  • Guri; Human Replica Droid; assassin (Feminine programming) (Mentioned only)
  • Han Solo; former smuggler; captain, Millennium Falcon (human male) (Mentioned only)
  • Luke Skywalker; Jedi Master (human male) (Mentioned only)
  • Molierre Cundertol; prime minister, Bakura (human male) (Mentioned only)
  • Palpatine; Emperor, Galactic Empire; Sith Lord (human male) (Mentioned only)
  • Rufarr; smuggler (Wookiee male) (Mentioned only)
  • Simonelle; creator of Guri (Mentioned only)
  • Tahiri Veila; Jedi Knight (human female) (Mentioned only)
  • Thrumble; researcher (Mentioned only)
  • Xixor; prince, House Sizhran; leader, Black Sun (Falleen male) (Mentioned only)


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