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"It is settled then. Yoda will take a battalion of clones to reinforce the Wookiees on Kashyyyk."
Jedi Master Mace Windu[src]

Kashyyyk (occasionally spelled Kashyk) was a wroshyr tree-covered planet located in the southwestern quadrant of the galaxy and the homeworld of the Wookiee species. It was a member of the Galactic Republic and after the Clone Wars endured enslavement under the Galactic Empire. The planet was classified by the Empire as G5-623.

DescriptionEdit

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Can-cells fly over Kashyyyk's mountains.

Kashyyyk was a temperate jungle planet orbiting around a single star located in the Mytaranor sector of the Mid Rim, and had a complement of three moons.[2][3] Covered in wroshyr trees, it served as homeworld to the Wookiee species. Native fauna such as Can-cells would influence the design of starships by the Wookiee inhabitants, while great cities such as Kachirho would be built into the planet's trees.[5]

HistoryEdit

At some point prior to the Invasion of Naboo, Jedi Master Yoda faced a terentatek on Kashyyyk, accompanied by his then Padawan Dooku.[9]

Clone WarsEdit

Strategic interestEdit

In the years following the Invasion of Naboo, the rogue Jedi Count Dooku fomented political turmoil on the planet.[12] Due to its status as a major navigational point, Kashyyyk was of prime strategic importance to the Galactic Republic,[10] which led the Confederacy of Independent Systems to attack the planet toward the end of the Clone Wars.[5]

With the help of Yoda, the Grand Master of the Jedi Order, the Grand Army of the Republic managed to get the upper hand over the Separatists. However, shortly after that victory, the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic Sheev Palpatine unilaterally transformed the government into the First Galactic Empire.[5]

Reign of the EmpireEdit

Imperial repressionEdit

"He's a Wookiee, right? Kashyyyk, that's where he comes from, that's his home. But it's not his anymore. I've been there. I've seen what the Empire has done. They ripped down the trees. They put cuffs and collars on all the Wookiees. Some of them they cut open. Others they ship off to work the worst jobs the Empire has on offer."
―Han Solo[src]

Despite Kashyyyk's loyalty to the Republic, the self-appointed Emperor had the Wookiees enslaved, and their planet itself was blockaded.[10] Used as slave labor, the Empire would utilize the Wookiees to cut down the planet's native wroshyr trees for lumber and farm food to feed the Imperial Army as well as send them off to labor camps and construction jobs such as building the first Death Star, or for science and bio-weapon experiments.[13] In addition to being occupied and enslaved, Kashyyyk was also stripped of its name and designated Imperial territory G5-623.[14]

At some point during the reign of Palpatine, the natives of Kashyyyk attempted to revolt against the Empire. However, General Kahdah and the Imperial 212th Attack Battalion managed to quell the insurrection.[1]

On Kashyyyk, the Lothal rebels raided several supply convoys before the Battle of Yavin.[15]

Some time before the Battle of Endor, a massacre occurred on the planet under the command of the Galactic Empire.[16]

Rise of the New RepublicEdit

Grip of the EmpireEdit

In the months following the Battle of Endor and the death of the Galactic Empire's totalitarian ruler, the New Order would be thrown into a fractured and volatile state, putting Kashyyyk on lockdown as supply lines and convoys fell victim to the newly formed New Republic. With the Republic unwilling to divert resources towards the planet, Han Solo and Chewbacca would undertake a mission on the world with various other Wookiee refugees turned mercenaries after intelligence from Imra reported that Imperial redeployments would reduce the planets garrison, if only for a few days.[13]

Imra's information proved unreliable and Chewbacca was captured by the Empire and imprisoned at Ashmead's Lock. Han managed to rescue Chewie and the other prisoners with the help of Norra Wexley and her rebel band. While Norra and her son Temmin Wexley returned to Chandrila with the other prisoners, Han and Chewie along with the former Imperial loyalty officer Sinjir Rath Velus and the New Republic soldier Jom Barell led a successful Wookiee slave rebellion against Grand Moff Lozen Tolruck, who enslaved the Wookiee population using inhibitor chips. Sinjir managed to neutralize Tolruck's chips with a hyperspace transceiver. With his forces overwhelmed, Tolruck ordered his Star Destroyers to bombard Kashyyyk. However, a New Republic fleet led by Admiral Ackbar and Leia Organa attacked the Imperial fleet and forced their surrender.[7] Following the liberation of Kashyyyk, Chewbacca would return to the planet to live with his family until resuming his adventures with Han Solo.[17]

Behind the scenesEdit

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Tree-house concept art by Ralph McQuarrie used in The Star Wars Holiday Special

The original drafts of Return of the Jedi called for the second Death Star to be built in orbit around Kashyyyk by Wookiee slave labor. It wasn't until later drafts that the setting and characters were changed to the forest moon of Endor and Ewoks.

The planet was introduced in 1978 in The Star Wars Holiday Special, but this is now considered to be part of the Legends continuity. Kashyyyk's first canon appearance was in 2005 in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Phuket in Thailand and Guilin in China were the locations scouted for Revenge of the Sith, to capture plate photography for Kashyyyk backdrops.

Kashyyyk appeared in the non-Canon animated television series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures episode "Peril on Kashyyyk", which premiered on Disney XD on June 27, 2016. As in the Legends and Canon timelines, Kashyyyk is blockaded by an Imperial fleet. In the story, the Freemakers, a scavenging family, rescue the Wookiee prince Tantarra from a Trandoshan fortress island. Hitherto, the Trandoshans had been ruling Kashyyyk on the Empire's behalf and had taken Tantarra as a hostage in order to force Tantarra's submission. The rescue of Tantarra allows his father Chief Attabura to launch an attack on the Trandoshans.

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