Holly Starstorm is a young holo news journalist in The Gungan Council Universe. During her young life on Corellia, Holly attended a public school and was very involved in her schools broadcasting program. She quickly took to being an audio field reporter, and a camera operator. After a while Holly learned how to use editing software for both audio and video. She produced her own fashion audio show for the holo channel at her school. When Holly graduated she attended Coronet City University and majored in both holo broadcasting and journalism. During her university life, Holly produced several more audio shows, as well as a few holo video segments and documentaries. She started writing for The Coronet Times, a local downloadable publication that reported news for Coronet City. During her career for The Coronet Times Holly won several holo journalism awards and was a star reporter for the publication. She remained at the Correlian paper for a few years before she decided to try her hand at galactic wide news.
In order to establish her name in the news world, Holly became a freelance reporter headed to The Galactic Underworld for a documentary on criminals. For the documentary Holly went undercover, using the persona of a slave named Viola Starstorm. Viola was monitoring the slaving situation from the inside when a spacer named Jonathon Patches won her in a bet. He collected Viola but was not a man who owned slaves so instead he gave the girl her freedom. This was an interesting angle the world of slaves so Viola asked if she could tag along with Jonathon and learn more about his line of work as an information broker. Jonathon Patches taught Holly how to get into places she ought not to be. Patches taught Holly the art of persuasion, disguise, and creativity, as well as many other skills used by both spies and oddly enough reporters. Using a combination of these skills, Holly was able to record a great story for release about criminal activities in The Galactic Underworld. She compiled her data and thanked Jonathan before she departed, but never revealed her true identity to the man.
When she started contacting stations to buy her story on the illegal activities of the underground slave market, The Alliance learned of her behavior and ordered her to appear before them. They informed Holly that the information she had was valuable and they would pay for it, and advised she not go public with the information or an attack on her life might be made. Holly was more interested in her career than military secrets but she realized an ultimatum when she seen one. She agreed to hand over her work without publishing it and was hired by The Rebellion to be a field reporter. Currently she is still trying to make a name for herself as a freelance journalist under the watchful eye of Rebel Command.
Cast and CrewEditAs a freelance writer Holly works with whoever she can find. She does have one camera man who is often with her on many assignments named Boro. Holly met the male Bothan while he was in a bar one night be harrassed by an angry Wookie named Zhkyyk. Poor Boro is shy and quiet mannered and usually easy to push around. Holly felt bad for him as she watched the Zhkyyk try to intimidate money out of Boro. She stepped in, usuing her knowlege of the local area to convince Zhkyyk she had dirt on him. The Wookie backed off and Holly and Boro have been friends ever since.
Holly's Big Break - The Takeover of CoruscantEdit
When the Sith attacked Coruscant Holly was summoned to do a public relations campaign and emergency broadcast against the Sith at the Holo News Network. It was her first time appearing on camera in the famed broadcasting station. She accepted and provided war coverage with Zatara Dantes under the disguist of Marty McFly. Ever since her broadcast earned top ratings Holly has been asked to do a few segments for HNN. She is thrilled with the opportunity and will hopefully be starting her career as an established journalist soon.
Holly is quirky and cute. She almost always seems to be in a bright sunny bubbly mood but once her mind is made up she's determined to get what she wants. She often finds herself inside of situations she doesn't need to be in, usually with the goal of getting a story out of the deal. She's girly and intelligent and very fashion forward. Some have gone as far to call her a ditz. Despite her charming personality Holly is a reporter and a professional and tries never to let her nature interfere with her work.... well almost never.
- The Night Festival of Theed ([TJC/RJO/TR)
- A pleasure to Interview A Jedi! (Kalia)
- You must have JEDI reflexes if you race PODS! (OPEN)
- The Man Behind The Mask (Interview - Kane Smart)
- She's Still A Rock Star! (Interview - Rach Sullen)
- "Hope" [Takeover of Alderaan TR/TGE]
- In case I lost my train of thought, where was it that we last left off? (Interview -Alphonse Haven)
- Tell Me The Story Of Yourself. (Interview - Pax Nang)
- Fluffy Bunny or Big Bad Wolf? Let's Find Out! (Interview - Reyven Samoth)
- ~The Moonlight Ball~
- Restricted Access [Holly ]
- Just Like A Circus - Underworld Takeover Of Geonosis (TGU - TR)