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- "Singularity mines. Nasty."
"Analysis predicts obstacle impassable. All techniques for bypassing or clearing minefields will fail."
"Remind me to speak with the brain department about your ingenuity routines."
- ―Lando Calrissian and YVH 1-1A aboard the Byrt
Singularity mines were small black seedpod-like mines, used by the members of the Yuuzhan Vong species during the Yuuzhan Vong War. Capable of creating a two-meter wide singularity via a dovin basal that crushed any being to death who broke its shell and triggered it, singularity mines were deployed in 27 ABY aboard the starferry Byrt over the planet Coruscant. There, they were utilized by the Yuuzhan Vong–allied Senator Viqi Shesh and Yuuzhan Vong warriors to slow down a group of New Republic pursuers.
Singularity mines appeared like tiny black seedpods, with some of them being heart-shaped, and each contained a miniature gravity-manipulating dovin basal. The outer shell of the mine was weak enough to break when stepped upon, and when the shell was broken, the dovin basal inside would create a singularity, crushing nearby matter—sentient or otherwise—within the singularity's two-meter diameter to the size of molecules instantaneously.
"Unknown caltrop device. High potential for biotoxin attack."
- ―Lando Calrissian and YVH 1-1A encounter the mines
By 27 ABY during the Yuuzhan Vong War, when the extra-galactic Yuuzhan Vong were invading the galaxy and engaged governments such as the New Republic in war, singularity mines were being used by Yuuzhan Vong warriors. That year, the Yuuzhan Vong overran the New Republic's capital world of Coruscant. During the chaos, Yuuzhan Vong–allied Senator Viqi Shesh and squads of Yuuzhan Vong warriors boarded the starferry Byrt as it attempted to escape Coruscant, intent on capturing Jedi Master Luke Skywalker's infant son Ben who was aboard the Byrt. Pursued by the entrepreneur Lando Calrissian and a unit of YVH-Series battle droids through the corridors of the starferry, Shesh and some warriors deployed singularity mines to hinder or kill those following them. YVH 1-25A was lost to the mines, though Calrissian and the other droids surpassed the obstacle by temporarily turning the Byrt's gravity off, in order to cause the singularity mines to hit the walls and floor of the corridor and trigger. In the end Shesh escaped the Bryt and those following her, though Ben was kept safe during the fighting.
Behind the scenesEdit
Singularity mines first appeared in Troy Denning's 2001 novel Star by Star, an installment of The New Jedi Order series. The mines were later mentioned in The New Jedi Order Sourcebook, written by J.D. Wiker and Steve Miller and released in 2002.
- The New Jedi Order: Star by Star (First appearance)