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Myrkr
Astrographical
Region

Inner Rim Territories

System

Myrkr system

Rotation period

24 hours[1]

Orbital period

324 local days[1]

Physical
Class

Terrestrial

Diameter

9,560 kilometers

Atmosphere

Breathable

Climate

Temperate[2]

Gravity

Standard[1]

Primary terrain
Points of interest

Great Northern Forest

Societal
Native species
Immigrated species

Humans

Primary language(s)
Government

Independent Communities[1]

Population

100,000

Major cities

Hyllyard City[2]

Affiliation

Myrkr was a forested world, located fairly close to the galaxy's major population centers. It was the Neti homeworld, although the Neti established a colony on Ryyk some time prior to 4,000 BBY, apparently abandoning Myrkr.

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History

In 3,963 BBY, Myrkr was the site of fighting during the Mandalorian Wars. Myrkr was settled by Humans circa 300 BBY. During the Clone Wars, many pirates, criminals, and bounty hunters hid on Myrkr because the ysalamiri were avoided by the Jedi and it was a perfect place for a base of operations because the high metal content of the flora confused most sensor equipment. Despite its relatively central location, Myrkr was generally ignored by galactic society during the time of the Galactic Republic and the Galactic Empire. The guardian of Nomi Sunrider's holocron was known to be from the race that inhabited Myrkr.

Talon Karrde's base on Myrkr.

Myrkr was home to the ysalamiri, creatures which created bubbles which pushed back the Force. This ability evolved to protect them from pack animals called vornskrs, the only known animals to hunt exclusively by sensing the Force. The ysalamiri lived on olbio trees.

In 9 ABY, Myrkr was located between Imperial and New Republic territory. During that time, Talon Karrde's organization had a base on Myrkr. In the early phases of Grand Admiral Thrawn's campaign, Imperial forces moved on the world in order to secure supplies of ysalamiri.

The Yuuzhan Vong conquered the planet and used the native vornskrs to create the voxyn, which were cloned in the worldship Baanu Rass in the Myrkr system. A Jedi strike team infiltrated this worldship to kill the voxyn queen. During this mission, Anakin Solo was killed. After the mission, Baanu Rass was destroyed, and the Domain Lah worldship went into orbit over Myrkr.

During the Second Galactic Civil War, Jacen Solo brought Tahiri Veila to the system in order to use his abilities in flow-walking to revisit the Myrkr mission. Although Jacen claimed his intentions were noble, he was in fact manipulating Tahiri so that she would become more and more loyal to him and him alone. The two watched the final moments of the mission and Tahiri was able to give Anakin one last kiss before he succumbed to his wounds. So addicted to flow-walking was Tahiri that the two revisited the scene a further five times, tiring Jacen but completely bending her to his will.

Behind the scenes

On numerous occasions, the New Jedi Order series of books misspelled Myrkr as "Myrkyr."

It is possible that Myrkr comes from the Old Norse word "myrkr" which means "dark."

Appearances

Native Ysalamiri.

Sources

The planet Myrkr.

Notes and references


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







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