Dear child. I see your eyes. You already know the truth. Whomever you’re waiting for on Jakku… they’re never coming back. But, there’s someone who still could. The belonging you seek is not behind you… it is ahead.—Maz Kanata[src]
Maz Kanata was a Forceful humanoid female who was born over a millennium before the First Galactic Civil War. Living in an ancient castle on the planet Takodana, Kanata gained a reputation as a Pirate Queen by allowing traveling smugglers to reside in her home as long as they honored her prohibitions against politics and war. She spent centuries traveling the galaxy, collecting antiques and trinkets which she kept inside the storehouses and vaults of her castle.