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A phrik sample.

Phrik was a rare metallic compound that was one of only a few lightsaber-resistant substances known. It was used in the construction of extremely light and durable battle armor[1] as well as melee weapons.

One major source of phrik was the phrikite mines of Gromas 16 which would be combined with tydirium[2] to make this compound. Phrik was very expensive, and as a result it saw limited use in warfare.

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History

Two types of electrostaffs, made from phrik.

The Arkanian Camper devised it on his own before the Mandalorian Wars, and may in fact have been its inventor. Millennia before the Galactic Civil War, the extinct Fenelar used phrik in the creation of their armor.[2] It was later used in the polearms of IG-100 MagnaGuards' electrostaffs, not only for their lightsaber-resistant properties, but for their ability to disperse electricity. Palpatine's lightsaber[3], as well as the armor of the dark troopers,[4] were also made of phrik. Phrik, while in its smelting stage, was highly malleable, and could be combined with a number of other ores, alloys, and compounds to imbue the phrik's properties with others.

The Galactic Empire recognized the strategic value of phrik and nationalized all phrik mining operations as it became aware of them. However, many small-scale mining facilities remained unknown to the Empire and continued to process the ore for other clients, including local governments, Rebel organizations and crime syndicates, most notably Rendili.[1]

Should the Rebel Base on Yavin 4 ever be discovered, Bail Organa created a holocron containing information on a list of other possible replacement planets. This holocron was left on Alderaan at the time of its destruction. However, the phrik container was so durable that it was able to withstand the Death Star's attack, and was later picked up by Han Solo's Renegade Squadron in order to find a new base.[5]It was also thought to be used to build Battle droids in the days of the Clone Wars

Appearances

  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Days of Fear
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Republic Commando: Triple Zero
  • Labyrinth of Evil
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: Droidworks
  • Star Wars: Dark Forces (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
  • Star Wars Galaxies

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lords of the Expanse Gamemaster Guide
  2. 2.0 2.1  Kyle Katarn's Tale, Mission 3: The Blood Moon on Wizards.com (article)
  3. Revenge of the Sith: The Visual Dictionary, page 60
  4. Star Wars: Dark Forces
  5. Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron

See also

Lightsabers
Combat Duel · Dun Möch · Fast style · Medium style · Strong style · Form "Zero" · Mounted · Niman/Jar'Kai · Sokan · Three rings of defense · Trispzest · Tràkata
Forms I: Shii-Cho · II: Makashi · III: Soresu · IV: Ataru · V: Shien / Djem So · VI: Niman · VII: Juyo / Vaapad
Techniques Cho mai · Cho mok · Cho sun · Dulon · Faalo's cadences · Faalo's Will · Falling Leaf · Flowing Water · Jedi ready · Jung · Jung ma · Kai-kan · Lus-ma · Mou kei · Sai · Sai cha · Sai tok · Sequence · Shiak · Shiim · Shun · Su · Sun djem · Twin Suns · Velocities
Variations Crossguard lightsaber · Curved-hilt lightsaber · Dual-phase lightsaber · Double-bladed lightsaber · Imperial Knight lightsaber · Lightclub · Lightfoil · Lightwhip · Long-handle lightsaber · Lightsaber pike · Protosaber · Shoto / Guard shoto · Training lightsaber / Sith training saber
Lightsaber-resistant materials Armorweave · Cortosis · Darkswords · Force Weapon · Mandalorian iron · Neuranium · Orbalisks · Phrik · Sith alchemy · Ultrachrome
Technology Blade emitter · Crystal · Diatium power cell · Emitter matrix · Focusing lens · Hilt · Inert power insulator · Pommel cap
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This article uses material from the "Phrik" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Star Wars Fanon

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Phrik was a metal used by the Galactic Empire to armor its dark troopers. Phrik was extremely durable, capable of absorbing numerous blaster shots before melting.

Phrik alloy was also used later by the New Republic in a limited amount to enforce armoring on their more advanced capital ships.


This article uses material from the "Phrik" article on the Star Wars Fanon wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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