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Yaret-Kor
Production information
Manufacturer

Yuuzhan Vong Shapers

Model

Yaret-Kor

Type

Plasma cannon

Physical and technical specifications
Range

5 km (optimum), 60 km (maximum)

Usage and history
Era(s)

Old Republic era, Rise of the Empire era, Rebellion era, New Republic era, New Jedi Order era

Affiliation

Yuuzhan Vong

"During the civil war, the Imperials just chased us into asteroid fields. Now the enemy shoots the asteroids at us. And they're on fire."
Han Solo

The Yaret-Kor, more commonly known as a plasma cannon, volcano cannon or lava cannon, was the primary intership weapon of the Yuuzhan Vong fleet. As with all other Yuuzhan Vong bio-technology, the Yaret-Kor was an organic creation.

Function

The Yaret-Kor operated on a basic principle wherein the cannon took in stone or other massive materials, and then heated the materials up and expelled them towards an opposing ship as a flaming projectile. The size of both cannon and projectile was dependent upon the type of vessel it was linked to. Yorik-et starfighters, for example, were armed with a single plasma cannon that released small, flaming rocks. Larger vessels, such as miid ro'ik warships, had an arsenal of multiple cannons, able to launch larger projectiles in steady streams. Koros-Strohna worldships carried hundreds of cannons of varying sizes, though these weapons had a slow rate of fire and were not grown for anti-starfighter defense.

The Yaret-Kor's plasma projectiles were powerful enough to melt through the hull of a New Republic starfighter, and collisions could easily knock fighters off their flight paths or stun enemy pilots. These weapons were difficult to counter, even with the advantage of deflector shields; the best counter was point defense. Since Yaret-Kor cannons were grown into Yorik-et vessels, it was often difficult to distinguish between ship and cannon, with no easy way to determine the size of the weapon.

As an organic weapon, the Yaret-Kor held many other advantages over conventional, laser-based weapons. Yaret-kor could heal over time, and did not require a power source. They refueled by consuming various materials, thus negating the need to return to specially-designated areas to restock. Additionally, the plasma cannons fitted to yorik-et coralskippers also served as a means of propulsion, in conjunction with the vessel's dovin basal. The opposing force created when the Yaret-Kor fired actually propelled the starfighter through space.

Appearances

Coralskippers fire their plasma cannons.

Sources

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