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For the mirror universe counterpart, see Kesh (mirror).

Kesh was the Chancellor of the High Council of the Klingon Empire from at least 2279, and through the 2280s. He was succeeded by Chancellor Gorkon.

Chancellor Kesh was established in the TOS novel In the Name of Honor, which also established that he was removed in a coup d'etat in 2287. However, the TOS eBook Mere Anarchy: The Blood-Dimmed Tide had Kesh still in power in 2291.


Preceded by:
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Chancellor of the High Council of the Klingon Empire
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Succeeded by:
Gorkon, Son of Toq
Chancellors of the High Council of the Klingon Empire
Emblem of the Klingon Empire Mow'gaM'RekSturkaKeshDurakLorakGorkon, son of ToqAzetbur, daughter of GorkonKaargDitaghKravokh, son of J'DoqK'mpecGowron, son of M'RelMartok, son of Urthog Emblem of the Klingon Empire
Italization indicates Chancellors who may only have served in alternate continuities to the majority listed here.

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Kesh
Astrographical
Region

Wild Space[1]

Suns

1

Grid coordinates

M-21

Physical
Atmosphere

Breathable[2]

Primary terrain

Mountainous[2]

Surface water

At least one ocean[3]

Points of interest
Societal
Native species
Immigrated species
Government

Circle of Lords[2]

Major cities
Affiliation

Kesh was a remote planet located in Wild Space. It was the homeworld of the Near-Human Keshiri species. The planet was mountainous and covered mostly in sand, with at least one major ocean.

In 5,000 BBY a Sith starship, the Omen, crashed onto the planet, and the stranded survivors formed the Lost Tribe of Sith. The Keshiri believed that the Sith were their gods, the Skyborn, and gave themselves over to lives of service to the Tribe.

Contents

Description

Kesh was a remote planet located in Wild Space. It was a mountainous planet, holding at least one major range, the Takara Mountains—originally called the Cetajan Mountains. This range of mountains bordered a large ocean. The ocean lay next to a beach of lavander colored sand.[2]

The city of Tahv

Kesh consisted mostly of small settlements, but contained at least one large city called Tahv. To the west of Tahv lay the Takara Mountains, where the Omen crashed.[3]

History

In 5,000 BBY, during the Great Hyperspace War, Omen, a Sith starship carrying Lignan crystals crashed on this mountainous planet. Though it was not technologically advanced, the survivors of the crash established a community known as the Lost Tribe of Sith, and over millennia they grew into an order of substantial number.[4]

In 41.5 ABY, the inhabitants of Kesh regained space travel for the first time in over five thousand years, when a Sith Meditation Sphere known as Ship (Sith Meditation Sphere) arrived on Kesh. The tribe spent the next two years capturing ships and creating a Sith armada.[2]

Two years later, the fleet contained several dozen ships, including the rebuilt Omen. After sensing the presence of exiled Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker through the force, a strike team was put together to hunt down and kill Skywalker. It was also at this time that Ship left Kesh.[2]

Inhabitants

The Keshiri, a purple-skinned Near-Human species, were native to the planet.[2]

Locations

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Takara Mountains

Main article: Takara Mountains

The Takara Mountains were a non-volcanic[3] mountain range that bordered one of Kesh's oceans. Inside the mountains was a Sith Temple, built by the Lost Tribe of Sith. The mountains were very steep, and the Temple was accessible only by air or a hazardous climb up the slopes.[2]

Sith Temple

Main article: Kesh Sith Temple

The Sith Temple was the Temple of the Lost Tribe of Sith, built over the crash site of the Omen. The temple's architecture consisted of simple black spires and towers. Several statues were located on balconies and in the Temple courtyard.[2]

Tahv

Main article: Tahv

Tahv was the capital city of Kesh. Built around 5,000 BBY by the Keshiri; Tahv original purpose was to keep the Keshiri safe from dangerous creatures. After the Lost Tribe of Sith helped the Keshiri either drive away or domesticate Kesh's native beasts, Tahv became a decorative city, focusing mainly on workings of art, often created by Sith artists using the Force.[2]

Behind the scenes

The planet of Kesh first appeared in the eBook Lost Tribe of the Sith: Precipice. However, it remained unnamed until its appearance in Omen, the second novel in the nine-part Fate of the Jedi series.

"Kesh" was the name of a nomadic tribe of Martians in the novels of Leigh Brackett.

Appearances

  • Lost Tribe of the Sith: Precipice (First appearance)
  • Lost Tribe of the Sith: Skyborn
  • Lost Tribe of the Sith: Paragon
  • Imprint
  • Omen (First identified as Kesh)
  • Abyss (Mentioned only)
  • Backlash (Mentioned only)

Sources

Notes and references

  1. Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 Omen
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Lost Tribe of the Sith: Skyborn
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lost Tribe of the Sith: Precipice
  5. Lost Tribe of the Sith: Paragon

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

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