Name: Garsa Fwip
Died: c. 9 ABY, Tatooine
Eye color: Brown
Skin color: Tan
Persuasion; Seduction: 7D+2
Beast Riding: 4D
Repulsorlift Operation: 4D+2
First Aid: 4D+2
Head-tails: Twi'leks can use their head tails to communicate in secret with each other, even in a room full of individuals. The complex movement of the tentacles is, in a sense, a "secret" language that all Twi'leks are fluent in.
Vast Personal Riches, Comlink, Various Gowns and Jewellery, Staff and Droids of Sanctuary, Sanctuary
FORCE SENSITIVE: N
FORCE POINTS: 3
DARK SIDE POINTS: 0
CHARACTER POINTS: 15
Description: Garsa Fwip was the Twi'lek female owner of the Sanctuary, a cantina in Mos Espa during the New Republic Era. When former bounty hunter Boba Fett established a new criminal empire on Tatooine, he paid a visit to Fwip at the Sanctuary to assure the longevity of her business. Fwip thanked Fett and entrusted the cantina to his authority. When the Twins sought to take over Fett's territory, the cantina owner relayed their intentions to the crime lord.
A new criminal empire
Around 9 ABY during the New Republic Era, Garsa Fwip was the owner of the Sanctuary, a cantina in Mos Espa, which was a city on the desert planet Tatooine. After Boba Fett had become the new leader of his criminal empire in an attack on Jabba's Palace, formerly ruled by Bib Fortuna and before that by Jabba Desilijic Tiure, the Daimyo and his lieutenant Fennec Shand travelled to the Sanctuary to greet Fwip and conduct business with her.
Upon meeting Fett, Fwip extended her welcome and offered the products and services of the establishment to him. When the Daimyo replied that he wanted to discuss business, she complied, but asked whether he wished to allow his Gamorrean guards to be washed and fed. Fett denied the request, stating that the matter would be completed quickly, before introducing Shand and himself and reporting how he had replaced Fortuna. Fwip apologetically remarked that she did not see the man's litter, as Hutt crime lords were often carried on one, to which Fett responded that he preferred not to use a litter but to walk by himself. The Daimyo commented that the purpose of his visit was only to introduce himself and guarantee that the Sanctuary would continue to thrive in his empire. Expressing her gratitude, Fwip briefly bowed to Fett, glanced back toward the bar, and clapped to signal her attendants, and then further thanked him for crossing a long distance to come to her cantina. She assigned the establishment to Fett's command, patting his arm before departing.
The return of the Hutts
Not long after a thwarted attempt on Fett's life, in which an assassin was captured, claiming to have been sent by Mayor of Mos Espa Mok Shaiz, Fett questioned the mayor on his involvement. Though Shaiz denied this, he advised the Daimyo to go to the Sanctuary to find more answers. When Fett, Shand and the two Gamorrean guards arrived inside, the female Twi'lek server whispered to Fwip to note their arrival, and the owner greeted them with a tense expression. She thanked Fett for his patronage and offered a seat at the bar and a drink, but Fett demanded to know what was happening.
Fwip initially seemed puzzled, to which the crime lord stated that he had been tipped off by Shaiz, asserting that she was sweating like a gumpta on Mustafar. After Fwip remarked that Fett had not heard the latest news and he further queried, the Twi'lek revealed that two of the late Jabba's cousins had laid claim to the criminal empire. While Fett countered that the Twins were too preoccupied with other Hutt affairs to care about Tatooine, the sound of drums approached and Fwip looked past him towards the street outside. With the whole cantina falling silent, the gangsters exited the establishment to meet the Hutt litter and listen to their demands. Although Lord Fett refused to yield to the Twins, bloodshed was kept away from Mos Espa at that time.
The Krrsantan incident
At some point after the Wookiee mercenary Krrsantan had been captured and released by Fett's forces in a failed assassination attempt, he was having drinks at the Sanctuary on one evening. Krrsantan attacked five Trandoshans who were gambling, holding one in the air. Fwip interceded and chuckled, recalling the Wookiee's gladiatorial career and speaking highly of his skill and reputation as she walked towards him. Attesting to Krrsantan's legendary name that had attracted thousands, as well as to how his brass knuckles were more feared than blasters, Fwip suggested that he had already won everything and that it was beneath him to dismember the Trandoshan. She held out her arm to his and stated that such a display was no longer suitable for more "civilised" circumstances, labelling the violence of fighting pits as horror and cruelty.
When Krrsantan appeared to pause, Fwip sighed and asked if the Wookiee felt better, before claiming that he, a champion above pettiness, had nothing left to prove. The owner reminded him of his bar tab and told him to release the Trandoshan, promising to cancel his debt. Krrsantan glanced at her but did not obey, instead roaring and tearing off the victim's left arm, much to the onlookers' shock. Fwip let out a sigh and scowled, feeling disgusted, while the Wookiee dropped some credits into the hands of the Twi'lek female server. As Krrsantan exited the building, he growled and stared at Fett, who had observed the altercation from the doorway. The crime lord said to Fwip that her effort had been justified, who shrugged her arms and rolled her eyes, before he left to seek the Wookiee. After Fwip instructed Max Rebo to continue playing music, the cantina attendees resumed their activities. Fett eventually enrolled Krrsantan into his criminal empire.
After experiencing interruptions in their smuggling and ready for war against Boba Fett, the Pyke Syndicate sent two Pykes into Fwip's cantina. Fwip noticed the pair while she spoke to other patrons, and her servers offered to wash their helmets, only to be turned down. The two Pykes then left without having their drinks, leaving a camtono behind without a word. Fwip watched them depart before the camtono suddenly exploded, killing her and the cantina's patrons.
As a result of the Sanctuary's bombing, Fett concluded that war had begun. Meanwhile, at the Pyke Syndicate's headquarters on Tatooine, Mayor Mok Shaiz condemned the attack to the syndicate's boss on the planet, stressing that he had only agreed to surgical strikes. The Pyke boss subsequently apologized for crossing the line with his deal with the mayor.
Personality and traits
A Twi'lek female, Garsa Fwip had tan skin and brown eyes. When making the acquaintance of Fett and Shand, Fwip was quick to promote the offerings of her cantina to the new arrivals, and did the same upon their second visit. Fwip did not desire violence in her cantina. When Krrsantan disrupted the cantina in a fight, she condemned the "horror and cruelty" of the fighting pits, claiming that her time and place were "more civilized", and was disgusted at the sight of dismemberment.
While greeting the new crime bosses at the Sanctuary, Fwip wore a shimmering gown with robes, a necklace, and a headdress. During Krrsantan's brawl, she wore a white and tan outfit.