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Drexl
Designation

Nonsentient

Planet of origin

Dxun

"What an impressive, flying beast he rides! I've never seen one like it!"
"These beasts originally come from the nearby moon. The Onderonians tame them, but this one was too vicious to be handled.
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Exar Kun and Cay Qel-Droma(audio)Listen (file info)

The winged creatures known as drexls were reptavians indigenous to Dxun.

Contents

Overview

Beast Riders astride their drexl mounts

These winged lizards possessed heavily muscled body's which were covered by purple scales. The creature possessed a long neck which held a small head where a short, wide snout was present with sharp fangs. An adult drexl's largest teeth were the length of a human arm, and the creatures had a stature similar to that of a krayt dragon when fully grown. A fully grown male specimen had a wingspan of twenty meters across. The peculiar orbit of Dxun around Onderon allowed them to migrate to that world.

Drexl began life in a larval stage and were born 3 meters tall. They had no wings in this stage, but were extremely fierce as well as vicious. These drexl larvae were more Humanoid in shape with two legs and two arms, three fingered, clawed hands, a tail, and three rows of spine down their back. The skin of at least some larvae was bright green unlike the dark purple of the adults.

Handling a single Drexl was a difficult task, often requiring three riders to accomplish it. One rider was required to focus their handling on the reins and direct the beast, while another rider was armed with a weapon, with the third rider calling out orders to the controlling rider.

In many cases, drexls were immune to the influence of the Force.

History

The Iziz castaways taming the beasts for the first time.

In early stages of Onderon history, drexls were feared predators that spread terror, attacking the primitive Onderonian villages and forcing the development of the fortified city of Iziz as the only safe place to live on the planet. The creatures were later trained as mounts by the Onderonian outcasts, whom came to be known as Beast Riders.

A drexl larva was used in General Vaklu's attempted political coup to take over Onderon. This specimen was used to break down the shield barrier protecting Queen Talia's throne room. The larva was later slain by the Jedi Exile and her comrades.

Darth Bane was also able to control a drexl when he was trying to get from Dxun to Onderon after his spaceship crashed. Like the first drexls were able to do, he traveled from Dxun to Onderon on its back. Once he arrived on Onderon his drexl defeated the beast riders that were harassing Darth Zannah, his apprentice.

Appearances

  • Tales of the Jedi: Knights of the Old Republic (First appearance)
  • Tales of the Jedi (audio)
  • Tales of the Jedi: The Freedon Nadd Uprising
  • Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith
  • Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith (audio)
  • Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 48: Demon, Part 2 (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (First identified as drexl)
  • Darth Bane: Rule of Two

Sources

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