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Located in the galaxy's Core Worlds, the planet Skako sat between Brentaal and Fedalle on the Hydian Way hyperspace route. It had unique atmospheric pressure and was the homeworld of eight-eyed, gasbag-headed vine walkers known as octuptarras.
Skako was also the homeworld of the sentient Skakoan species, and its atmospheric pressure required them to wear pressure suits to survive off-world; otherwise, they would explode when exposed to standard oxygen-based atmospheres. Wat Tambor, the foreman of the Techno Union during the final years of the Republic, was a male Skakoan from this world.
Behind the scenesEdit
Skako was first mentioned in Cloak of Deception, a Star Wars Legends novel written by James Luceno that was released on May 29, 2001. Skako became canon when it was mentioned in a featurette that was included in Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season One, a box set available on Blu-ray or DVD that included the entire first season of the canon animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars that was released on November 3, 2009. Skako's status as a planet and the homeworld of the Skakoan species was made canon by Ultimate Star Wars, a reference book co-written by Patricia Barr, Adam Bray, Daniel Wallace, and Ryder Windham that was released on April 28, 2015. It later appeared on the galaxy map included in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game, which was released in August of 2016. The roleplaying game placed Skako on grid square L-9.
- The Force Awakens Beginner Game (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season One (First mentioned)
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: Complete Locations (Indirect mention only)