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"Now, you've probably never heard of the Dimeans, but at the time they were a nasty lot led by a nastier overlord named Kraat."
―Jolee Bindo[src]

The Dimeans were a tall sentient species from the Dimea system, known for their nasty disposition. Many years before the Mandalorian Wars, they were ruled by an overlord named Kraat. After capturing the Jedi Andor Vex, Kraat was killed when he threw the man down an intake shaft, inadvertently causing his warship to explode. The loss of the leader had a significant effect on the Dimeans and affected the political course of that sector for many years.

Biology and appearanceEdit

"Tall fellow. Big teeth."
―Jolee Bindo describes Kraat[src]

The Dimeans were a sentient species known for their nasty disposition. Their warlord, Kraat, was considered a tall individual by the Human Jolee Bindo and had large teeth. He was strong enough to crush a Human's throat.[1]

HistoryEdit

"Kraat dies horribly, and the Dimeans never quite recovered. Changed the political course of the entire sector for centuries to come. I'd call that quite a destiny, wouldn't you?"
―Jolee Bindo[src]

The Dimean species were native to the Dimea star system, located in the eastern portion of the Expansion Region.[2] They were more active in the galaxy in the years prior to the Mandalorian Wars. At this time, they were led by an overlord named Kraat, who was particularly nasty for his species. Kraat commanded a Dimean warship, and on one occasion overtook a starship containing two members of the Jedi Order—Jolee Bindo and Andor Vex. Among the Jedi, Vex was believed to have a significant destiny to fulfill. Consequently, a mythos of perceived infallibility arose around him, and Vex himself soon began to believe in it.[1]

When the Dimean overlord hauled Vex and Bindo aboard his bridge for questioning, Vex demanded the Dimean release him, confident that his destiny would prevent him from dying here. Kraat reacted by crushing the man's throat and throwing him down a giant energy intake shaft. That inadvertently caused a reaction with the warship's reactor, setting off alarms and eventually causing the warship to explode. While Bindo escaped the starship, Kraat was killed.[1]

The repercussions for Dimean society from that event were profound. The species never recovered their former strength, and the political course of that sector of space was affected for centuries. Jolee Bindo retold these events to Revan—an amnesiac Jedi—during his quest to find the Star Forge.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Dimeans were created for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, a roleplaying computer game produced by BioWare in 2003. They never appeared in the game, but were described by Jolee Bindo during conversations with Revan. They later received a homeworld in the June 11, 2010 update to the Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  2. 2.0 2.1 SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link on Archive.org)
  3. The Essential Atlas and Galactic Cartography: Official Discussion on the Jedi Council Forums (Literature board; posted by jasonfry on 12/11/07 7:59am; accessed October 19, 2012). Jason Fry, co-author of The Essential Atlas, stated his intention to create homeworlds for numerous species based on context implied from their names. The Dimea system appears to be one such case.
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