Name: Mungo Baobab
Born: c. 45 BBY
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Blue
MOVE - 10
Brawling Parry: 4D
Planetary Systems: 3D+1
Space Transports: 5D+1
Beast Riding: 4D+2
Repulsorlift Operation: 4D+1
Space Transport Repair: 4D+2
First Aid: 3D+1
Computer Programming/Repair: 3D
Droid Programming/Repair: 3D+2
EQUIPMENT: 4,000 Credits
Blaster Pistol (4D), Expensive Clothes, Commlink,
FORCE SENSITIVE - N
FORCE POINTS: 4
DARK SIDE POINTS: 0
CHARACTER POINTS 8
Description: Mungo Baobab was a male Human merchant from Manda. During his youth, Baobab displayed a love of travel and adventure which left the family elders concerned about his suitability as heir to the famous Baobab Merchant Fleet. In 15 BBY, seeking to teach him some responsibility, the family dispatched him to establish a trading post on the planet Biitu, along with his droids, C-3PO and R2-D2. However, shortly after he arrived, the planet was invaded by Imperial forces under the command of the Great Heep and Baobab was taken prisoner. Escaping with the help of the young Biituian Fidge Tadrazan, Baobab and the droids helped to destroy the Great Heep and free the people of Biitu from the Empire.
Despite the new trading post on Biitu, the rise of the Galactic Empire had left the Baobab Merchant Fleet facing financial ruin and Baobab determined to save it by establishing a trade route to the planet Roon, source of the valuable Roonstones. Baobab made the journey through the Cloak of the Sith to the Roon system but his quest soon came to the attention of Governor Bisad Koong of Roon's Tawntoom province, who was negotiating to supply Roonstones to the Empire's Admiral Terrinald Screed. During his time on Roon, Baobab encountered Auren Yomm, a resident of the rebellious Umboo province. Yomm aided Baobab in his search for Roonstones and the two soon developed an attraction. When Auren and her doctor father, Nilz, were kidnapped by Koong, who was hoping that Nilz could cure him of the rooze disease, Baobab set off to the Fortress of Tawntoom to rescue them. In so doing, he discovered the source of the Roonstonesâ€”in the walls of the volcano beneath the fortress. Baobab escaped with the Yomms, but his fortune appeared lost when Koong destroyed the Roonstones to prevent the Empire stealing them.
After securing financial backing, Baobab was able to find an alternate source of Roonstones and established a trade route between Roon and Manda which revived his family's fortunes. He eventually married Yomm and took over the Merchant Fleet, overseeing the business from his home in the Roon system. Years later, he helped his friend Lando Calrissian to capture the bounty hunter Thune.
Mungo Baobab was born into the wealthy Baobab family on Manda around 45 BBY. The Baobab family was well respected in many sectors of the galaxy due to their Baobab Merchant Fleet, which had a reputation as one of the Galactic Republic's most reliable shippers, and the extensive library located at the Baobab Archives on Manda. Baobab's father managed the Merchant Fleet and, as heir to the dynasty, the young Baobab was expected to one day take over running the family business. However, Baobab seemed incapable of focusing on the business, instead focusing on his love of travel and adventure. On one journey to Socorro, Baobab met the young Lando Calrissian and the two became friends. From Calrissian, Baobab acquired the nickname "the Wook," a reference to his long, unmanageable beard which Calrissian frequently encouraged him to have styled. After much resistance, Baobab finally agreed and started wearing his beard shorter.
The family elders became increasingly concerned about Baobab's attitude in light of the rise of the Galactic Empire and the events following the dissolution of the Trade Federation after the Clone Wars concluded in 19 BBY. The Empire favored pro-Imperial shipping firms and the fiercely independent Baobabs struggled to be awarded contracts. Their position in the industry was shaken as a result. In 15 BBY, the Baobab elders decided to attempt to instill a sense of respectability and hard work in Baobab by sending him to the planet Biitu to establish a trading post and fuel ore mining operation. While staying at the spaceport hotel on Manda, Baobab encountered the droids C-3PO and R2-D2, who had been working at the hotel since they were dropped off on the planet by their former owner, Jann Tosh, on his way to join the Imperial Academy. Before leaving, Baobab decided to purchase the two droids, enlisting C-3PO as his personal aide and translator.
Personality and traits
As a young man, Baobab was considered ambitious and reckless. His love of travel and adventure and lack of focus in life left the family elders concerned about his suitability to eventually take over running the Baobab Merchant Fleet. It was in the hopes of instilling a work ethic in him that the family dispatched Baobab to Biitu. Baobab did mature over time, becoming a respectable businessman, though less jovial than in his youth. By the time of the Galactic Civil War, he was in charge of the Baobab Merchant Fleet and running a healthy business.
Baobab could become very single-minded, focusing heavily on whatever task he devoted himself to. This was most evident in his youth, when his search for the source of the Roonstones became an almost overriding obsession. He remained devoted to gem-finding throughout his life, focusing much of his attention on running his exporting business on Quilken and spending little time relaxing in his resort, despite his wife's attempts to encourage him to relax and enjoy all that he had. His lack of interest in the facilities available extended to his own casinoâ€”he didn't frequent it himself and Lando Calrissian considered him to be a poor sabacc player. Despite his commitment to his work, Baobab did acknowledge that there were higher priorities. Taking the advice of his great-uncle Oggem, on more than one occasion during his early time on Roon, Baobab sacrificed a fortune in Roonstones to ensure the safety of his friends. C-3PO noted that this was one of several changes in him after first meeting Auren Yomm. Baobab cared deeply for his droids and he considered C-3PO and R2-D2 to be among his best friends.
As a youth, Baobab sported a long, unkempt beard which earned him the nickname "the Wook". Though he eventually followed Calrissian's advice and had the beard styled, the nickname remained with Baobab into his later life. Baobab was broad and handsome, with a tail tied in his jet-black hair. He attracted the attention of Auren Yomm, then only fifteen years old and half his age, soon after meeting her. Their relationship took some time to developâ€”Baobab was initially uncertain about how she felt and concerned that his decision to leave Roon did not seem to bother herâ€”but they were eventually married and Yomm was dedicated to her husband. Yomm was fond of his styled beard and Baobab took great care to look presentable after meeting her. Though his beard eventually started to turn gray, Calrissian considered him to have a glint in his eyes that gave him a youthful appearance.
Baobab was also an honorable businessman. During his time on Biitu, he was determined to strike a deal to export fuel ore that would be fair and profitable for both the Baobab Merchant Fleet and the native Biituians. After Calrissian helped to fund Baobab's search for Roonstones, he considered it a great debtâ€”one which he was finally able to repay by helping to save Calrissian from the bounty hunter Thune.
Baobab was a capable pilot, successfully taking the Caravel through the treacherous Cloak of the Sith. He also had some skill in riding rockhoppers, which allowed him to play an important role in Umboo's victory at the Roon Colonial Games. During his time on Biitu, he began to learn the native language, though he was not fluent in it.