Orkellian cave slug

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Orkellian cave slug
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Sociocultural characteristics

Located in the Orkellia system[2][3]

"He's blind as an Orkellian cave slug."
―Darth Bane, on Skere Kaan[src]

Orkellian cave slugs,[1] also known as Orkellian space slugs,[4] were blind creatures[1] native to a location in the Orkellia system,[3] a star system in the Mid Rim region of the galaxy.[2] In 1000 BBY,[5] the newly-proclaimed Dark Lord of the Sith Bane compared his fellow Dark Lord Skere Kaan's ignorance about the potential of the dark side of the Force to the blindness of an Orkellian cave slug.[1] A millennium later, that same disability of the slug was compared by the smuggler Han Solo to waiting in his starship, the Millennium Falcon, while the ship's sensor array was under repair.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Orkellian cave slug was first mentioned in Drew Karpyshyn's novel Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, published on September 26, 2006. The creature was mentioned again in the second issue of the Star Wars series of comic books that was published by Dark Horse Comics on February 13, 2013. The issue was written by Brian Wood.


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, Chapter 20
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Essential Atlas, p. 237
  3. 3.0 3.1 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 Orkellia system appears to be the location for one such homeworld.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars 2: In the Shadow of Yavin, Part Two
  5. In Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, Bane accuses Skere Kaan of ignorance shortly before traveling to the planet Lehon. Page 92 of The Essential Atlas dates Bane's journey to Lehon to 1000 BBY.

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