The Wayland trap was orchestrated by Darth Maladi in order to capture Cade Skywalker and use him as a test subject for a new creation of hers which she hoped to use to gain domination over the One Sith.
Following Cade Skywalker's betrayal of Azlyn Rae and Bantha and Droo Rawk on Kiffex, Skywalker and his crew decided to lay low for a while. Leaving the planet, the Mynock flew to Zeltros, the homeworld of mechanic Deliah Blue, where Hutt Queen Jool, a friend of theirs, had just opened a Paradise cantina.
Meanwhile, Darth Maladi maintained a secret laboratory on Wayland. Years earlier, the planet was selected as part of the Ossus Project, a massive undertaking orchestrated by the New Jedi Order to heal and restore worlds devastated during the Yuuzhan Vong War. Led by Cade's father, Kol, and Master Shaper Nei Rin, Yuuzhan Vong Shapers, overseen by Jedi escorts, set to work, and the initial results were wondrous to behold. However, agents of the One Sith, including Sith Lady Darth Maladi and rogue Yuuzhan Vong shaper Zenoc Quah, secretly sabotaged the terraforming processes under the orders of Darth Krayt. Soon on Wayland, the world's lush vegitation underwent mutations of a kind not seen since the Vong forcibly took populations as slaves for shaping. Painful bony growths sprouted from the skin of the natives in a plague that affected all the terraformed worlds, bringing the project to a catastrophic end.
Following the death of Darth Krayt on Had Abbadon, Maladi feared that she would be disposed if someone new usurped power. With Quah's help, Maladi succeeded in creating a new bioweapon she hoped to use to take power herself.
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