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Production information

Yuuzhan Vong





Technical specifications

13 meters[1]

Maximum acceleration

3,700 G

Maximum speed (atmosphere)

400 km/h

Engine unit(s)

Dovin basal

Hyperdrive system



Dovin basal


Yorik coral


Yaret-Kor (2)[1]


Pilot (1)[1]



Cargo capacity

1.3 metric tons[1]


1 day[1]




New Jedi Order era


Yuuzhan Vong

"In the yorik-et, two minds become one."
Yuuzhan Vong pilot's creed

The yorik-et, referred to as a coralskipper or skip by New Republic forces, was the Yuuzhan Vong version of a starfighter during their invasion of the galaxy.



"And as beautiful a starfighter design as my scientists have seen. Fast, and can snap-turn with an A-wing, and with more firepower than almost anything that size we can put up."
Lando Calrissian on a downed coralskipper.

The yorik-et was a bioship made from yorik coral since the Yuuzhan Vong despised mechanical technology as an abomination. It was grown instead of manufactured so no two coralskippers looked alike. However, every coralskipper shared some basic features such as a dark canopy, and a triangular body. The coralskipper's pilot could communicate with the craft via a special mask called a cognition hood at the cockpit.

A coralskipper.

The coralskipper's weapon was a yaret-kor, a small appendange at the front of the vehicle which released a flaming magma rock that could seriously damage enemy craft. The coralskipper also possessed two plasma projectors at the front of the ship, sometimes referred to as rock spitters. The coralskipper refueled and rearmed by eating rocks, small asteroids, and stellar debris. However, like any living organism, coralskippers aged and died.

Also, hidden beneath the front of a yorik-et was a small creature that resembled a heart called the dovin basal. The dovin basal was the most important part of the bioship because it functioned like a miniature black hole, creating a powerful supergravity field when activated. This field could be used to overload the shields of an enemy starfighter and could also act as the coralskipper's own shield by drawing laser fire and missiles into the yawning maw of the miniature singularity.

Just like all Yuuzhan Vong spacecraft, the coralskipper also utilized the dovin basal as a means of propulsion which became a weakness to exploit when destroying the coralskipper. When propelling the craft the dovin basal was not capable of defending the craft as well as it could when remaining stationary.

Coralskippers were strictly space vehicles and performed poorly in planetary atmospheres. Coralskippers were not capable of traveling for long-range travel in space and had to rely on a larger vessel to transport them across space.


"The pilot was connected to her ship. It's like she was riding it more than flying it, like the Sand People on Tatooine and their bantha mounts."
Lando Calrissian describing the alien craft.

The first recorded cases of of the Yorik-et craft was during the initial stages of the Yuuzhan Vong invasion in 25 ABY which was spearheaded by the Praetorite Vong who had brought thousands of such fighters onboard their worldships to the ice planet of Helska V. The Dozen-and-Two Avengers first encountered the craft and were left only a single survivor of the attack when the vessels dovin basals were used to strip the shields off the enemy craft. They were later used in an attack on the planet Dubrillion though they were repulsed by the planetary defenders. A single downed Yuuzhan Vong craft was later examined by Lando Calrissian which gave an insight into the extragalactic invaders. During the Second Battle of Helska, the coralskippers were coordinated by a Yammosk which destroyed numerous New Republic starships before the ice planet of Helska 4 was destroyed.

These vessels fought throughout the Yuuzhan Vong War. In the last year of the war, a new type of fighter was developed to support Supreme Overlord Shimrra's Slayers.


  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Mentioned only)
  • Outbound Flight (Mentioned only)
  • Vector Prime (First appearance)
  • Dark Tide I: Onslaught
  • Dark Tide II: Ruin
  • Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial
  • Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse
  • Balance Point
  • Edge of Victory I: Conquest
  • Edge of Victory II: Rebirth
  • Emissary of the Void
The console of a Yorik-et, one that A'Sharad Hett used in escaping Vong capture.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 The New Jedi Order Sourcebook
Major starships of the Yuuzhan Vong
Yoriki-Akaga picket ship - Yorik-et starfighter - Slayer ship
Light starships/Small transports and Gunships/Bombers
I'Friil Ma-Nat corvette - Slaveship - Uumufalh gunship - Yorik-ta escape pod
Yorik-stronha spy ship - Yorik-trema landing craft - Yorik-Vec assault ship - Yuuzhan Vong advance scout ship
Common Warships
A-vek Iiluunu fighter carrier - Matalok - Miid ro'ik
Ro'ik chuun m'arh - Suuv Ban D'Krid - Uro-ik v'alh - Vua'spar
New Republic Designations
corvette analog - gunboat analog - cruiser analog - destroyer analog
Dreadnaught analog - frigate analog - warship analog
Special Starships
Koros-Strohna worldship - Sh'rip Sh'pa
Clustership - Kor Chokk grand cruiser

This article uses material from the "Yorik-et" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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