- "We'll eat bas neral if we have to."
- ―Neth Bralor
Bas neral was a coarse grain. Grown on the planet Mandalore by a number of Mandalorian farmers, bas neral was commonly used for brewing and as feed for animals. Though most Mandalorians considered bas neral unfit for sentients to eat, the grain could be eaten if circumstances necessitated it. Vhe'viine, small rodents native to Mandalore, had a taste for the Mandalorian grain, frequently pilfering the stockpiles of local farms.
Behind the scenesEdit
Bas neral was first introduced to the Star Wars universe via a mention in the Legacy of the Force novel, Sacrifice, written by author Karen Traviss and published May 29, 2007. It was later mentioned again in Traviss' follow-up novel, Revelation, published the following year on February 26, 2008. Later that year, bas neral was again mentioned in the fourth entry of Traviss' Republic Commando series of novels, entitled Order 66, released on September 16. Star Wars: The Old Republic, an MMORPG created by BioWare and released December 20, 2011, made further mention of bas neral.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Mentioned only)
- Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel (Mentioned only)
- Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice (First mentioned)
- Legacy of the Force: Revelation (Indirect mention only)