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This article is about the nest of Killiks known as the Dark Nest. You may be looking for the novel series, the Dark Nest Trilogy.

The Dark Nest or Gorog was a secret nest of Killiks that was hidden from the rest of the Colony. It was also the most violent—it sought to use the rest of the nests against the Chiss after the Killiks absorbed the three Force-sensitives who escaped from Myrkr in 27 ABY during the Yuuzhan Vong War: Lomi Plo, Welk, and Raynar Thul. The first two were absorbed by the Dark Nest, Lomi became the Unseen Queen of the Gorog while Welk became the nest's Night Herald, thus giving Gorog its qualities of secrecy and manipulation; while Raynar was absorbed by Yoggoy, eventually became UnuThul and forming Unu so that the rest of the Colony took on his attributes of respect for life.



This hidden nest started the Dark Nest Crisis in 35 ABY when it began subtly influencing the rest of the Colony to begin encroaching on Chiss space, even though the Killiks were not running out of room. Their motives, of course, were to provoke a war between the Killiks and the Chiss, thus providing motive for the Killiks to expand through the rest of the galaxy and bring all of the sentient beings under the influence of the hive mind—which would give Lomi Plo ultimate power.

The Dark Nest was stopped in its plans by Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa Solo. They tracked the Dark Nest to its hiding place on Kr, where they destroyed it—or so they thought.

In actuality, the nest survived and continued manipulating the rest of the Colony, even after they moved to the Utegetu Nebula. Lomi convinced the Killiks to build fifteen nest ships, massive vessels capable of carrying virtually all of the nests inside of them. This fleet met a task force of the Galactic Alliance Fifth Fleet at the Murgo Choke, where several of the nest ships escaped into the galaxy proper—unfortunately for the Dark Nest, the hyperdrive of their ship was damaged by Mara's Jedi shadow bomb and unable to leave.

The Dark Nest stole the Victory-class Star Destroyer Admiral Ackbar and Lomi Plo nearly killed Luke in a battle with the nest which would lead to the Swarm War in 36 ABY.

Although it was trapped in the Nebula during the war, the Dark Nest continued manipulating the Colony, directing them to stage coups on the homeworlds of most of the Galactic Alliance's insectoid species. Most of these attempts were foiled by the Jedi, although the Killiks were able to take over Thyferra, cutting off the galaxy's supply of bacta.

The Jedi then went after the Dark Nest hive ship within the Nebula. Although they were successful in destroying the ship, some Jedi were lost, and Lomi Plo escaped after wounding Mara and Jacen Solo.

The Dark Nest's influence was finally ended after the death of Lomi Plo and the supposed death of Alema Rar during the Battle of Tenupe. With the Dark Nest destroyed, Lumiya's Sith became the last surviving remnant of the Order of the Sith Lords in 36 ABY.

During the Second Galactic Civil War it was discovered that the Gorog survived on in the Twi'lek Dark Jedi Alema Rar.

Gorog Breed

The Dark Nest's soldiers were bluish in color and they fought by finding a way to pierce the skin, then spit out a highly acidic brownish poison.

Behind the scenes

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars (novel), Karen Traviss consistently mispells "gorg" as "gorog."


  • Dark Nest I: The Joiner King (First appearance)
  • Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen
  • Dark Nest III: The Swarm War
  • Tempest (Mentioned only)
  • Exile (Mentioned only)
  • Sacrifice (Mentioned only)
  • Inferno (Mentioned only)
  • Fury (Mentioned only)
  • Abyss (Mentioned only)



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


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