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This article is about the original homeworld of the Yuuzhan Vong species. You may be looking for Yuuzhan'tar during the Yuuzhan Vong War.

Yuuzhan Vong galaxy

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Yuuzhan Vong

Yuuzhan'tar was the original homeworld of the extragalactic Yuuzhan Vong that was destroyed in a devastating war. It was a living sentient planet with a large asteroid belt around it. The Yuuzhan Vong also referred to it simply as "the homeworld."

In the Yuuzhan Vong language, Yuuzhan'tar meant "Crèche of the Gods", and the living planet was a template for the Yuuzhan Vong deities. Yuuzhan'tar was located in the Yuuzhan Vong galaxy. Yuuzhan'tar may have been the basis for Yun-Yuuzhan, the Creator God of the Yuuzhan Vong.



"The ancient texts are unclear. It appears we were invaded by a race that was more technological than animate. We called on the gods for protection, and they came to our aid, providing us with the knowledge we needed to convert our living resources to weapons. We defeated the threat, and, empowered by our victory, we gradually became conquerors of other species and civilizations."

Little is known about their early history. What is known is that the Yuuzhan Vong had once lived as symbionts with their homeworld and were Force-sensitive. Their technology was also largely organic. At some point in their history, the Yuuzhan Vong were caught in the midst of a devastating galactic conflict between two droid civilizations, the Silentium and the Abominor, which solidified their hatred of mechanical technology and xenophobia towards other sentient lifeforms.

The Yuuzhan Vong's living homeworld or gods aided them in the war by bestowing upon them the knowledge of creating living weapons. However, as the war dragged on, the Yuuzhan Vong as a species became increasingly violent and warlike. Eventually, they were able to defeat their enemies, and forced both droid powers to flee their galaxy.

Following the war, the Yuuzhan Vong went on a crusade to cleanse their galaxy of all forms of mechanical technology. They conquered much of their galaxy and either exterminated or enslaved conquered species. Among those species they conquered were the reptoid Chazrach, which became slave soldiers for the Yuuzhan Vong.

With much of the galaxy in their hands, the various Domains fractured and turned against each other, resulting in the devastating Cremlevian War. During the conflict, much of their galaxy was destroyed including their homeworld of Yuuzhan'tar. The exact details of the destruction of their homeworld is lost to the passage of time. However, it is known that the planet produced a seed which eventually became Zonama Sekot.

Separated from their original symbiosis with their homeworld, the Yuuzhan Vong were stripped from the Force and experienced great pain. Thus, the species saw pain as the only way to get back to that symbiosis and practiced body modifications on themselves. In place of their homeworld, the Yuuzhan Vong created several deities which would govern nearly every aspect of their civilization.

Towards the end of the war, Steng emerged as the first Warmaster. A rival Warmaster, Yo'gand, invented the Yo'gand's Core tactic, in which he used to destroy the planet Ygziir and its moon. The destruction of Ygziir resulted in the death of Steng and the end of the war. Eventually, Yo'gand united the Domains into a single socio-political entity and became the first Supreme Overlord of the Yuuzhan Vong.

However, with much of their galaxy ruined, the Yuuzhan Vong began a long trek to another galaxy in search of a new home. For millennia, the species was forced to travel through the Intergalactic Void in massive worldships. During this period, the Yuuzhan Vong nearly destroyed themselves. Violence and competition had been built into their society, and without an external target, they focused their aggression against each other. Though there were no all out wars in the magnitude of the Cremlevian War, the Domains continued to fight each other for the favor of the Supreme Overlords.

Behind the scenes

In Dan Wallace's endnotes for The New Essential Guide to Droids, the war between the Silentum and the Abominor is strongly implied to be the root cause of the technophobia of the Yuuzhan Vong.[1]



Notes and references


This article uses material from the "Yuuzhan'tar (Original)" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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