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"Nobody told us the Emperor had a private zoo!"
―Anonymous Rebel trooper

The chrysalide, also known as the "chrysalis beast", was a creature altered by Sith Alchemy.



A chrysalis rancor

Emperor Palpatine kept crysalide rancors as pets at the Imperial Citadel on Byss in 10 ABY. X-1 Viper droids controlled by New Republic commandos attacked Imperial forces at the Emperor's Citadel and had them all but defeated until the chrysalides were released on the droids. The chrysalides' teeth could chew through Vipers' armor, and the droids proved no match for the chrysalides. They turned the battle in the Empire's favor and caused the surviving New Republic personnel to retreat. Other creatures mutated into chrysalis beasts were gundarks, katarns and vornskrs.

Behind the scenes

Though the resemblance was obvious, the chrysalis beasts were not specifically identified as altered rancors when they were introduced in Dark Empire II.


  • Boba Fett: Hunted (Mentioned only)
  • Boba Fett: A New Threat (Mentioned only)
  • Dark Empire II (First appearance)



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