Title: Iella Wessiri Antilles
Description: Biography and Discussion
Jesina Dreis - March 1, 2005 03:17 AM (GMT)
Name: Iella Wessiri Antilles
Planet of Origin: Corellia
This Corellian female was an associate of Corran Horn and Gil Bastra. She was married to Diric Wessiri, and was a member of the Corellian Security forces. She and Corran were teamed up in a tour of duty that involved trips to Kessel. When she and Corran were forced to flee Corellia, she joined Alliance Intelligence and later New Republic Intelligence.
She was later planted on Coruscant as an undercover agent, assuming the alias of Irin Fossyr, a representative of the Rohair Biochemical Clinic. In this capacity, she assisted Wedge Antilles and Rogue Squadron when they were sent to Coruscant to knock out the planet's shields. The offensive was successful, despite the fact that the Krytos virus was loose, and Iella emerged from her anonymity.
She was chosen to assist Halla Ettyk during the trial of Tycho Celchu, and was busy gathering data when her husband, Diric, reappeared after being in Imperial captivity. She had given him up for dead, and was quickly becoming friends with Wedge Antilles. She remained loyal to Diric, and was both ecstatic and concerned at his presence. While she loved having him back, Diric was physically emaciated and tried to remain as active as he was in the past. He was constantly talking with Tycho Celchu, and was convinved of his innocence despite Iella's evidence.
When Nawara Ven told her that he was going to produce an Imperial witness to solve the Celchu case once and for all, she discovered that the Imperial wanted to meet only with Ven and herself. She agreed, and met Kirtan Loor in a secret entrance to the Imperial Justice building. However, her husband Diric had learned that an Imperial had been captured, and he believed it to be Evir Derricote. Diric, brainwashed at Lusankya, ambushed the three of them as they emerged at the prosecutor's level, and began firing shots. He caught Ven in the right hip before fatally wounding Loor. Iella acted quickly to try and save their witness and bring the assassin to justice, and shot her weapon several times. It was only after the shooting stopped that she realized who the attacker was. Diric died from his wounds just as Kirtan Loor did. Iella was very distraught, but continued on the case until Corran Horn returned to prove Celchu innocent.
She also discovered that she felt some attraction to Wedge Antilles, who was two years older than her, but his duties kept them from becoming serious. Iella remained with the New Republic, and served with Elscol Loro during the infiltration of Thyferra during the Bacta War. She later was one of the key investigators working to hunt down Leonia Tavira and the Invids.
She was also one of the agents who was blind-dropped into Adumari society, just before the planet opened negotiations between the Republic and the Empire for membership. She had felt that her work had distanced her from Wedge, along with his relationship with Qwi Xux. However, they were reunited on Adumar, where Wedge explained that his relationship with Qwi had ended. They rekindled their romance in the face of a civil war started because of the actions of Tomer Darpen.
After the battle was over and Darpen had been arrested, Iella was named to be the Republic's key Intelligence contact on Adumar, in his place. She also agreed to marry Wedge, and together they started a family of their own. After the Battle of Coruscant, Iella became one of the founding members of the Inner Circle formed by Wedge, leading the intelligence branch of the group's activities.
~From the CUSWE, edited slightly by Jes~
RedBirdie - March 11, 2005 03:54 AM (GMT)
How much page time does iella get in the NJO series? Is her character explored at all, beyond Stackpole's basics? She's so under used and under developed. I think she's be a really great character to write (and extremely useful as a main character or narrator), so i'm trying to figure out how much leeway i have with her.
Jesina Dreis - March 11, 2005 08:30 AM (GMT)
Very little, in the books that I've read, if I remember correctly.
You probably have a lot of space to work with.
Mirax_Corran - March 11, 2005 10:57 PM (GMT)
Iella is in NOTHING in the NJO!! She has a couple cameos, but that's all. She gets developed a lot in SoA, though.
RedBirdie - March 14, 2005 04:32 AM (GMT)
yeah, I've read all the Bantam books.
Well, good, I'll have fun with her. I love her.
Mirax_Corran - March 14, 2005 10:42 PM (GMT)
You go! Iella is great. She's one of the reasons that MAS is one of my fave authors.
Durell - July 30, 2005 10:20 PM (GMT)
Is there any background about Iella? Asides that she was at CorSec and was married. About her family, youth, something like that.
Jesina Dreis - July 30, 2005 10:34 PM (GMT)
I personally don't know of anything.
I do know she was in the comic Family Ties, which I haven't read, and that might have something about her in it, but I don't know for sure.
Mirax_Corran - July 30, 2005 10:37 PM (GMT)
Just about all of Family Ties is things like "Corran Horn? A Rogue? Never." and things like that. No too much about Iella's background, sorry.
I've been looking for it too.
RedBirdie - August 1, 2005 03:44 AM (GMT)
ok, after fidning time to research-well, sorta research-I've got nothin on Iella. So, her past is up for grabs, besides the basic facts of her being in CorSec and her marriage to Diric. I'm 100% sure her madien name isn't even out there.
(IF I ever get my act together-likely sometime after I move-I'll actually have a story about Iella's past done.)
Durell - August 1, 2005 10:06 AM (GMT)
|IF I ever get my act together-likely sometime after I move-I'll actually have a story about Iella's past done.|
Oh, please. There isn't enough about Iella out there. :begging: :begging:
And thanks for the research. :)
RedBirdie - August 1, 2005 06:48 PM (GMT)
well, keep prayer. I'm tres busy right now with work and packing.