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- "This planet is evil. It corrupted me! But you... you can save me. Just let me get away from here..."
- ―Maris Brood
- "The worst thing about Felucia is the rancor!"
- ―Unidentified civilian
Felucia had a diversity of bizarre plants, fungi, and animals which were almost rubber-like and translucent, as well as enormous Pitchers. When the sun shone, the environment glittered like multicolored glass. Most of Felucia was entirely covered by a humid, fetid landscape of huge fungal forests, and its wildlife included native gelagrubs, immigrated acklays, and a prodigious sarlacc. Felucia had strong ties to the Living Force, and as such the world's flora and fauna, including Jungle Felucians, could be influenced by a presence of a strong Force-user, both light and dark. Most plants and animals of Felucia had adapted special defenses to protect them from each other, which made them particularly hostile to the off-worlders. Felucia was known to radiate a sort of life force that the native Jungle Felucians were capable of feeling.
Originally known as Galuch, the planet was colonized by the Gossam Courivers in 27,000 BBY, early in their interstellar history. Felucia was a hard planet to colonize because of its dense forests and creatures. When the Gossams tried to colonize it, many aggressive plants and animals tried to defend the planet, but the Gossams finally gained a few footholds on it. Felucia was one of their earliest colonies, though it was one of the least populated since its vast fungus jungles proved too wild to support large Gossam colonies. As such, the planet became little more that an exotic retreat world for the wealthy Gossam along with their lowly servants and laborers. Circa 25,126 BBY, the planet was absorbed into Xim's empire as he expanded his borders from the Kingdom of Cron.
Some time before 700 BBY the planet began to be controlled entirely by the Commerce Guild, and resistance to the Guild was found in scattered townships in the wilderness. These townships were home to escaped workers, criminals, and enemies of the Guild. As colonies spread, the native Jungle Felucian species went underground or lived in small villages in the thickest forests. Many, if not all, of the Jungle Felucians were Force-sensitive, and had a communal relationship with the planet's ecosystem.
- "On Felucia, the Seps dug their metal heels into the muck of that alien hellhole and dared the Republic to come in after them. So we did, only to be met with month after month of flesh-eating diseases, shrieking nocturnal predators, and other sights that haunt me to this day..."
- ―Anonymous 501st clone trooper
At some unknown point during the Clone Wars, a farming community was established on the planet which grew the nysillin that served as a medical herb. The reptilian Felucian farmers were later terrorized by Hondo Ohnaka's pirate gang who demanded that the settlement hand over their harvest. In order to protect themselves, the farmers hired a group of bounty hunters which consisted of Sugi, Embo, Seripas and Rumi Paramita. The Galactic Republic also established a medical station in orbit around the planet in order to treat clone troopers wounded in battle. However, the Confederacy of Independent Systems staged an assault that destroyed the space station and deployed a droid dispenser that held Vulture droids to destroy any intruders.
Felucia later became the headquarters of the Commerce Guild, which supported the Confederacy of Independent Systems, and Felucia would become a valuable member world. In 21 BBY, the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, and Plo Koon were involved in a futile assault on the planet. Later in the war, the planet was named by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine as part of a "Triad of Evil," alongside Mygeeto and Saleucami. Felucia's proximity to several important hyperlanes made it an important target for both sides of the war and the campaigns on the planet dragged on. At one point, Ahsoka Tano was kidnapped by Trandoshan headhunters during the push to take a Separatist outpost.
The Republic later sent the 182nd Legion to Felucia to fight CIS troops on the planet. One month later, contact with the legion had been lost, and the Republic sent the 501st Legion to fight the Separatists. The 501st were confronted by Acklay and flesh eating diseases for many weeks. The horror of the battle was so bad that one clone said they would have been driven insane, if not for the Jedi Commander Aayla Secura. A group of clones were sent to find a missing AT-TE in the Felucian forest. There they found that Acklay had killed the occupants, but the clones protected their platoon by killing the acklay. After retrieving power cells from a crashed LAAT/i gunship, the clones reactivated the AT-TE and finally broke through the Separatists' front line by damaging their artillery.
The planet was attacked during the Outer Rim Sieges. After the first attack, 19 BBY, Barriss Offee and Zonder were imprisoned on the planet. Aayla Secura took the Intrepid to Felucia to capture Shu Mai and rescue Barriss and Zonder; meanwhile, the Separatists began their attack on Coruscant.
With the help of Padawan Ekria, Aayla Secura rescued Barriss and Zonder from the Nigkoe Detention Facility, resulting in a full-fledged ground battle. The Republic forces then assaulted Shu Mai's personal compound, not realizing Mai had already evacuated and was on Utapau.
The Jedi infiltrated the compound, found Mai long gone, but managed to shut down the droid army remotely, letting Commander Bly's clone troops into the compound, at the same time the Invisible Hand was crashing onto Coruscant.
Unfortunately, the compound was booby-trapped, and released toxins, killing many clones. The Jedi barely escaped before the entire compound exploded, but many clones did not. The trap also triggered a "poisoned well" policy to keep the planet from being of worth to the Republic, unleashing a highly poisonous biological agent into the water supply of Felucia's natural planet-wide aquatic distribution system, capable of infecting the entire planet in four days.
Shu Mai had left behind forces ordered to fortify the planet's major water treatment facilities. They knew the only way to prevent the deaths of millions was to take over the facilities and contain the toxin. The Jedi Council sent Stass Allie with clone reinforcements to Felucia.
Stass dropped off the clone reinforcements and Padawan Drake Lo'gaan on Felucia and then headed to Saleucami. The Republic forces split into three forces, each headed toward a different facility: Barriss, Lieutenant Inc, and Lieutenant Barr to Har Gau; Ekria, Zonder, Drake, and Lieutenant Galle to Jiaozi; and Aayla and Commander Bly to Niango.
Barriss's forces defeated a Commerce Guild patrol, at the cost of Lieutenant Inc's life. Barriss ordered Lieutenant Barr's troops to abandon her and go get Lieutenant Galle for help.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Galle used a staged retreat to distract the Commerce Guild forces from the facility at Jiaozi, which the Padawans were able to infiltrate. The Padawans completed their mission at Jiaozi by shutting down the outgoing pipes before the arrival of the toxin, but were unable to access the controls of the Niango and Har Gau.
Ekria was puzzled when she detected a Confederacy-encrypted holo from Coruscant being received by Bly, not understanding that it was Darth Sidious relaying Order 66. Ekria was able to tap into the clone-cam feeds of Bly's troops and behold Aayla, who was spooked by the complete silence of the wildlife as she and Bly headed towards Niango. As Aayla was distracted by a native bird taking to the air, she was gunned down from behind by Bly and the other clones.
Simultaneously, Barriss was fighting alone, surrounded by droids. To her relief, she saw Lieutenant Galle's men seemingly rush to her rescue, but instead they shot her down.
The Padawans were horrified by Aayla's murder, but able to decrypt the message and hear Order 66. They then heard a new message on Republic channels from Coruscant: "Calling all Jedi. This is Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. The war is over. I repeat, the war is over. All Jedi are ordered to return to the Jedi Temple immediately. You will receive further instructions when you arrive."
The Padawans then checked Galle's clone-cam, and saw that Galle's troops were about to burst into the Jiaozi facility to kill the Padawans. The Padawans barely escaped, and would later head to Coruscant.
Since their defeat, Separatist remnants, including Gossam settlers, found shelter in small enclaves in the fungal wilderness, joining forces with fugitive laborers, outlaws and smugglers they formerly persecuted.
After the Clone Wars, the damage to the eco-system combined with the pain and suffering felt on the planet caused many of the force sensitive Jungle Felucians to teeter dangerously close to the dark side of the Force. This made Felucia an even more dangerous place, in many years to come. Sometime before the Galactic Civil War, the Empire conquered the planet, after the world’s capture, they destroyed any local resistance. In the aftermath of Felucia's fall, the Empire began to occupy the world. The Imperial forces maintained presence in Kway Teow primarily to gather Gossam slaves for export and to research biological agents takes from diverse and abundant plant life. However, the Consortium continued to offer freedom for the locals against the empire.
During the late days of the Great Jedi Purge, Darth Vader sent his secret apprentice Starkiller to Felucia to deal with Force-sensitives there. Master Shaak Ti had exiled herself to this planet, where she was training the grief-stricken Padawan, Maris Brood, and Jungle Felucians for a confrontation with the Dark Lord. Starkiller fought his way through a small army of Jungle Felucian warriors and engaged Shaak Ti in a lightsaber duel. Despite Master Ti summoning more Jungle Felucians and even calling on the assistance of a Sarlacc, Starkiller defeated her in combat, and after informing Marek about how he could be "so much more" if he turned to the light, she then purposely fell into the pit and conceded her defeat. Marek attempted to save her as she began her plummet, but her body exploded in blue light as she died, causing him to turn back and shield his eyes, this had further plundered Felucia to the Dark Side. Not realizing that Ti was dead, Senator Bail Organa came to convince the Jedi to join his rebellion. Maris, who had been driven insane by the dark side, kidnapped the senator to use to bargain with Darth Vader. However, one year later, a reformed Starkiller redeemed himself by rescuing the Senator. After dueling Maris, he allowed her to live, something that Organa condemmed, likening her to Darth Vader. The Empire began operations on the planet to eliminate the native Force sensitives and established a prison facility, from which agents of Bail Prestor Organa rescued Admiral Gilder Varth.
During the Galactic Civil War, in 1 BBY, Jabba Desilijic Tiure had sent a Sith holocron that he spent half his wealth on to Felucia to be protected by the Empire, where it was stolen by the Zann Consortium. It was during this time that Tyber Zann here led a contingent of his underworld mercenaries against the Imperial forces. However, Zann would get captured by Imperial forces as part of a trap set up by Jabba, although he would later escape.
Behind the scenesEdit
Felucia was created for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Early concept art for the planet depicted a world of enormous bulbous plants that seeped antigravitic goo into the skies, which later evolved to become the planet Saleucami. Originally designed for an opening montage of Confederacy planets under assault by the Galactic Republic, Felucia later was used during the Order 66 montage scene, serving as the place of the death of fan-favorite Aayla Secura. The planet was later explored in the Expanded Universe media such as Paul Ens' webstrip Evasive Action: Reversal of Fortune and, most recently, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed multimedia project. The planet was been featured in the video games Star Wars: Battlefront II and Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption as playable battleground. With its background expanded in The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide and The Essential Atlas, Felucia has also appeared in Season Two and Season Three of Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series.
- Star Wars: Darth Plagueis (Mentioned only)
- Kinect Star Wars (Ambiguously canonical source)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Holocron Heist"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bounty Hunters"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Grievous Intrigue" (Appears in "Newsreel" only)
- The Clone Wars: Hunting the Hunters (Part III) (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Padawan Lost"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Wookiee Hunt" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures video game
- "What Goes Up..." - Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 5 (Mentioned only)
- Labyrinth of Evil (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Republic: The Siege of Saleucami (Mentioned only)
- Reversal of Fortune
- Star Wars: Battlefront II
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (First appearance)
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith comic
- Star Wars: Dark Times 6: Parallels, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Republic: The Hidden Enemy (Appears in flashback(s))
- Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Mentioned only)
- Evasive Action: Recruitment (Mentioned only)
- Evasive Action: End Game (Mentioned only)
- Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Mentioned only)
- (Mentioned only)
- (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed novel
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed comic (Appears in flashback(s))
- The Force Unleashed II novel (Mentioned only)
- Death Star (Mentioned only)
- (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
- Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption: Prima Official Game Guide
- Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels'
- The New Essential Guide to Alien Species
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary
- The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
- "Guide to the Grand Army of the Republic"—Star Wars Insider 84
- "Order 66: Destroy All Jedi"—Star Wars Insider 87
- Star Wars Insider 93
- Star Wars: The Official Figurine Collection 53 (High-Speed Travel: Hyperspace Routes)
- "Sound Unleashed"—Star Wars Insider 106
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide
- Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
- The Essential Atlas
- Galaxy at War
- Galaxy of Intrigue
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia
- The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season Three
- Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded
- The Essential Reader's Companion
- "Classic Moment"—Star Wars Insider 140
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic UK 6.45
- The Official Star Wars Fact File remake 1 (FEL1-4, Felucia)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Essential Atlas
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Padawan Lost"
- ↑ Star Wars: Battlefront II