"Even life-forms without midi-chlorians and cellular structures, such as the fractal urchins of Protogeyser, can touch its energy."
―An excerpt from The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force by Jedi biologist Bowspritz, discussing the ability of animals to touch the Force[src]

Fractal urchins were a non-sentient species native to[1] the Inner Rim planet[2] Protogeyser. Known to the galaxy by the Ruusan Reformation of 1000 BBY, the species was distinguished by its lack of cellular structures and thus midi-chlorians,[1] symbiotic life-forms that lived inside cells and allowed their host to detect the Force.[3] This characteristic earned the fractal urchins a mention in the Jedi trainee guidebook The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force,[1] first published as early as the year 990 BBY[4] and still in use during the Clone Wars that began in 22 BBY. Authored by a Jedi biologist, Bowspritz, the "Galactic Bestiary" section of the book described fractal urchins as an example of animals that were connected to the Force despite their lack of midi-chlorians. More detailed information on the species was available in the Jedi Archives on the Galactic Republic capital world, Coruscant.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The first and thus far only mention of fractal urchins in Star Wars canon comes from The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force, a reference book written by Daniel Wallace and published in 2010.


Notes and referencesEdit

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