Nykl was a Balawai child who lived in Haruun Kal during the Clone Wars. He was Urno's brother. While fleeing a battle during the Summertime War, he, Pell, Terrel Nakay, Keela, and Urno had an accident when their steamcrawler was stuck in a lava flow, but Jedi Master Mace Windu managed to save them. Nykl's father, along with a group of Balawai, were searching for them, but when they finally found the children and Master Windu, Kar Vastor and his akk guards and akk dogs attacked them. Nykl, his brother, and his father all survived the battle, but not before Nykl and the other children witnessed the brutal murder of Terrel at the hands of Vastor. They, along with other Balawai prisoners, were delivered by Windu to a steamcrawler path where the prisoners were spotted and rescued by a Balawai gunship. Looking upon the children one final time, Mace only hoped that Nykl and the others would one day be able to look at a Jedi without hatred in their hearts.
- Shatterpoint (First appearance)