Trihexalon, also called dragon's breath and hex for short, was a biological weapon of mass destruction. It was formed from ore mined at Mount Merakan on Maramere, and refined and weaponized on Nod Kartha.
Trihexalon was infamous in the Karthakk system as a deadly and highly dangerous weapon; so much so that the Galactic Republic banned trihexalon because of its deadly potential. It was known to cause complete biomass conversion in a target, and could be refined to target individual beings or for use as a planetary bombardment weapon. In weapon form, trihexalon was a dust-like substance that gave off a toxic, green glow. Small doses were commonly held in vials, and would react upon release, causing a chemical explosion capable of disintegrating Humanoids. A single, palm-sized vial could potentially kill three hundred Wookiees. Although we never directly see what happens to those caught in the blast radius, it must be nasty as Captain Cavik Toth ordered "some droids to clean up the mess" after he kills Harro Ruuk and his subordinates with a vial of Hex on a Trade Federation control ship.
Captain Cavik Toth of Sabaoth Squadron first tested it by launching missiles and sending bombers to destroy Point Modie on Maramere, which would have killed approximately one thousand civilians had Jedi Master Adi Gallia not intervened and destroyed the missiles launched before impact, with the help of the Lok Revenants. She decided the threat should be eliminated, teaming up with the space pirate Nym and his crew. They broke through the orbital defenses at Nod Kartha, the planet churning out Hex weapons. With precision flying and teamwork, they were able to stop the further production of such weapons.
During the Battle of Geonosis, Toth brought a fleet of Hex Deployers and Bombers to help the Confederacy of Independent Systems triumph over the Republic. Jedi Master Adi Gallia, her Padawan, Siri Tachi, Nym, and his Revenants plus a squadron of other Jedi, foiled Toth's evil ambitions by destroying his fleet of Hex weapons. Toth himself was killed in the battle.
Sometime during the Clone Wars, a group of Padawans led by Mavra Zane and Chewbacca discovered a plot headed by Count Dooku and Shu Mai of the Commerce Guild to spread the deadly gas on Coruscant through the use of a Subjugator-class heavy cruiser that was modified for the distribution of the trihexalon. However, the plot was thwarted when Zane and Chewbacca, flying in the Star Runner, led the aforementioned group of Padawans into the Subjugator and destroyed the main reactor, subsequently destroying the battleship.
In 41 ABY, Jaden Korr was led to a Thrawn-era Imperial research facility by a Force vision. There he found records requesting that the experiments in the facility be terminated by Trihexalon Gas protocol, indicating that knowledge of the gas either survived the Clone Wars, or a similar poison was later discovered by Imperial scientists.
- Kinect Star Wars
- Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter (First appearance)
- Republic HoloNet News Core Edition 14:3:22 (Mentioned only)
- Crosscurrent (Mentioned only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter: "Dragon's Breath" cinematic
- ↑ Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter Mission 7: "Mount Merakan"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter Mission 8: "Hammer and Anvil"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter Mission 6: "Poisoned Skies"
- ↑ Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter Mission 10: "Dragon's Den"
- ↑ Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter Mission 15: "The Jedi Master"
- ↑ Kinect Star Wars
- ↑ Crosscurrent