- "Like hunting starwhales on Uthura! I'm coming home!"
- ―Zev Senesca
Starwhales (also spelled star-whales) were oceanic creatures that could be found on Uthura. Zev Senesca, a pilot with the Alliance to Restore the Republic, used to hunt starwhales with a harpoon. When New Republic Special Forces Sergeant major Jom Barell realized he could not destroy the Imperial yacht Golden Harp during the Rebellion on Akiva he considered the starship as safe as a star-whale in an empty ocean.
Behind the scenesEdit
Starwhales were first mentioned in the novel Aftermath, which was written by Chuck Wendig and released in 2015. They later received another mention, although with a different spelling, in Adam Gidwitz's The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?, a retelling of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back released on September 22, 2015.
- The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi? (Mentioned only)
- Aftermath (First mentioned)