Though it was once as beautiful as the rest of Kashyyyk, it only existed as a testament to the destructive tendencies of the Sayormi people by the time of the Galactic Civil War. The people of Kerritamba Village, led by Chief Kerritamba, fought constantly to stop the expansion of the Dead Forest and to restore life to the area. Sayormi power continued to grow every day, however, and the Dead Forest was slowly expanding.
Once Kerritamba became frustrated at the inability of his people to protect their sacred home, he called in outsiders to help fight back the Sayormi. The great Sawtooth, a large Uller, also made his home in the Dark Forest, as did the Sayormi leaders Cyrans the Unfeeling and the Sayormi Queen. The Dead Guard were called to service to watch over the entrance to the forest.
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