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Kashyyyk
Distance from Core 32,000 Light years
Region Middle Rim
Sector Mytaranor Sector
System Kashyyyk system
Number of suns 1
Number of moons 3
Major species Wookiee
Population 57 million
Official language Shyriiwook
Climate Temperate
Terrain Forest / Jungle
Points of interest Star Map
Affiliation Infinite Empire, Czerka Corporation, later Galactic Republic, Galactic Empire, and New Republic

Kashyyyk (IPA: ['kæʃjɪk] or [ˈkæʃɪk]), also known as Wookiee Planet C, is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. It is the lush, tree-filled home planet of the Wookiees, who live in villages constructed in the trees similar to that of the Ewoks. In the Star Wars Christmas Special the planet was pronounced Ka-zook. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Kashyyykplanet. ... A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ... The Middle Rim is a fictional area in the Star Wars universe. ... This is a list of the planetary systems and star systems in the fictional Star Wars galaxy. ... A Wookiee is a member of a race of hairy bipeds in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... The fictional universe of Star Wars is a multilingual one, in which it is common to have either a passive or active fluency of many multiple languages from numerous alien races and cultures. ... Shyriiwook is the native language of the fictional Wookiee race of hairy bipeds in the Star Wars universe. ... For the usage in virology, see temperate (virology). ... This article is about a community of trees. ... Box Log Falls, Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia Jungle usually refers to a dense forest in a hot climate, such as a tropical rainforest. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The Infinite Empire is a political entity from the fictional Star Wars universe video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003). ... Czerka Corporation is a fictional business that exists in the Star Wars universe. ... - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ... The Galactic Empire is one of the main factions in the Star Wars universe. ... The New Republic (officially The New Galactic Republic) is a fictional government in Star Wars. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... This article is about the series. ... A Wookiee is a member of a race of hairy bipeds in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Ewoks are a fictional species of hunter-gatherers in the Star Wars universe. ... The Star Wars Holiday Special was a two-hour television special (including commercials) set in the Star Wars galaxy. ...

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History

Early days

In the millennia before the rise of the Galactic Republic, Kashyyyk was a member world of the Infinite Empire. Its surface was terraformed by the Rakata, resulting in the abnormally large foliage which still covers the planet's surface in modern times. Its ecology can be politely described as a "layered deathtrap", the planet's surface being encompassed in shadow by trees that are many miles high. The dangerous and hostile animals increase closer to the forest floor. Hidden on the planet's surface is a Star Map, another piece in the puzzle of the location of the Star Forge. - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ... The Infinite Empire is a political entity from the fictional Star Wars universe video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003). ... Spoiler warning: A Rakata Rakata Elder The Rakata are a fictional species from the Star Wars universe video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003). ... For the journal, see Ecology (journal). ... Combatants Galactic Republic Sith Commanders Revan, Admiral Forn Dodonna, Master Vandar Tokare, Carth Onasi Sith Lord Darth Malak â€  and Sith apprentice Bastila Shan Strength Ground: Revan, Jedi, during the end Bastila Shan, Canderous Ordo, Jolee Bindo, Juhani, HK-47, Jedi Knights Space:21+ Old Republic medium cruisers, Aurek Fighters, Republic...


Czerka Corporation and slavery

When Kashyyyk was discovered by the Czerka Corporation's explorers, around 4,000 BBY, it was given the catalogue name G5-623, sometimes known as Odean. Before a poll among Czerka stockholders selected Edean to become Kashyyyk's "name". Czerka conducted extensive Wookiee-slaving operations on "Edean", as well as hunting several of its species almost to extinction. To ensure a relatively peaceful presence, Czerka supported the installation of friendly chieftains into power over the native tribes and would then prop them up with mercenaries and weapons shipments. In response, the chieftains would train their tribe to understand Galactic Basic (ostensibly to "know thine enemy" but in reality to make them better slaves) and allow Czerka to enslave a percentage of the tribe's population. This is similar to how real slaving operations were conducted in Africa and South America. Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... A shareholder or stockholder is an individual or company (including a corporation), that legally owns one or more shares of stock in a joint stock company. ... The fictional universe of Star Wars is a multilingual one, in which it is common to have either a passive or active understanding of many multiple languages from numerous alien races and cultures. ... The Atlantic slave trade was the trade of African slaves by Europeans that occurred in and around the Atlantic Ocean. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


The Clone Wars

A battle on Kashyyyk during the Clone Wars.

During the epic Clone Wars of 22 to 19 BBY, Kashyyyk fought on the side of the Galactic Republic. During one such battle, Yoda of the Jedi Council flew to Kashyyyk to assist in the fighting. This particular battle, known as the Battle of Kashyyyk, would be one of the last few battles fought in the Clone Wars before the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Empire. During this war, Order 66 was initiated and the clone troopers attempted to kill Yoda, who was sent by the Jedi Council to prevent Kashyyyk from falling to the Separatists, but the clones failed to kill the Jedi master, and he later escaped with the help from his friend and prominent wookiee, Chewbacca. After this, the clones successfully defended the planet from Separatist advances. Quinlan Vos was on Kashyyk during 66. Image File history File links Eu2_bg. ... Image File history File links Eu2_bg. ... A scene from Attack of the Clones depicting the Battle of Geonosis, the first battle of the Clone Wars The Clone Wars (also known as the Clone War) are a series of fictional intragalactic battles in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ... Fans of the Star Wars fictional universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) reckoned at the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Yoda is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, who appears in all of the franchises films except for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... The Jedi Council decides the fate of Anakin Skywalker The Jedi High Council is an institution from the Star Wars series of films. ... Combatants Galactic Republic Wookiees Confederacy of Independent Systems Commanders Jedi High General Yoda Luminara Unduli† Supreme Commander of the wookie Army Gree† General Tarfful Merumeru Quinlan Vos Chewbacca Unknown Confederacy commander Strength Jedi Wookiees Oevvaor Catamaran Gnasp Ornithopter Clone troopers Clone commandos BARC speeders A6 Juggernauts AT-RT AT-AP... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Quinlan Vos is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...


The "Dark Times"

During the period of the Galactic Empire's reign, Kashyyyk, like all other planets in the galaxy, was forced into obeying the policies of the Empire. On one such occasion, following the destruction of the first Death Star, the Empire, under the direction of Darth Vader, went on a search for the rebels responsible. Kashyyyk was put under a blockade, along with Tatooine, in an attempt to locate Han Solo and Chewbacca. It was on a day when Chewbacca was returning home to his family to celebrate the sacred Wookiee holiday of Life Day that the Empire raided Chewie's home, with no success in finding the Wookiee. On another such occasion, the Rebel Alliance, before the destruction of the first Death Star, attempted to raid the planet with Han Solo, looking for one Wookiee, to free the Wookiee population from enslavement. The Empire made an attempt to retaliate and stop the Rebels from freeing them, which succeeded. Han Solo fled in the Millennium Falcon after the Rebel advancement was crushed. The Wookiees remained enslaved by the Empire. For other uses, see Star Wars Galaxy. ... The Death Star is a fictional planet-destroying superweapon as well as an enormous mobile military garrison in the Star Wars universe. ... Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family and Ben Kenobi, the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction) and one of the most iconic... Han Solo is a character in the Star Wars universe. ... Chewbacca (or Chewie) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Han Solo is a character in the Star Wars universe. ...


The New Republic

Following the defeat of the Empire, Kashyyyk joined the New Republic, formed by the leaders of the Rebel Alliance.


Featured in

  • Lego Star Wars
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • Star Wars Empire At War
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic
  • Star Wars Republic Commando
  • *Star Wars Holiday Special* Referred to as Kazzook

Presentation

Films

Kashyyyk was first seen in The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978), as the program's frame story takes place there. The original scripts for Return of the Jedi called for the Death Star to be built in orbit around Kashyyyk by Wookiee slave labour. It wasn't until later drafts that the setting and characters were changed to Endor and Ewoks. The planet was more elaborately seen in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, in which Master Yoda goes to Kashyyyk to oversee the battle between the Wookiees and the Droid Army. The Star Wars Holiday Special was a two-hour television special (including commercials) set in the Star Wars galaxy. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... A frame story (also frame tale, frame narrative, etc. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... The Death Star is a fictional planet-destroying superweapon as well as an enormous mobile military garrison in the Star Wars universe. ... In the fictional universe of Star Wars, the forest moon of Endor is a moon which is home to the Ewoks and above which the second Death Star was constructed in Return of the Jedi. ... Alternative meanings: Ewoks (cartoon) In the Star Wars series of films, Ewoks are sentient furred bipeds native to Endors forest moon who help the Rebel Alliance defeat the forces of the Galactic Empire in the Battle of Endor. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... In the Star Wars universe, the Separatist Droid Army was created by the Confederacy of Independent Systems (and mostly by its ally the Trade Federation), in an effort to secure power throughout the Galaxy. ...


Books

The planet's unique biosphere was first detailed in The Wookiee Storybook. The planet was revealed to be a densely forested planet, on which one can encounter vast plains and island areas suitable for large, sweeping battles. It was in this book that the family of Chewbacca once again appears in a situation similar to that of the Holiday Special. The planet appears in several other books, as well. Among them are: A Forest Apart by Troy Denning, The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy by Michael P. Kube-McDowell, Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn, the Young Jedi Knights series, and the New Jedi Order series by various authors. For other uses, see Biosphere (disambiguation). ... A Forest Apart is a 2003 fictional Star Wars ebook written by Troy Denning. ... Troy Denning (b. ... Star Wars: Black Fleet Crisis #1: Before The Storm book cover. ... Michael P. Kube-McDowell (1954 - ) is a science fiction novelist. ... Heir to the Empire is the first book in a trilogy of novels known as The Thrawn Trilogy, all written by Timothy Zahn. ... Timothy Zahn (born September 1, 1951) is a science fiction novelist. ... The first book in the Young Jedi Knight series, Heirs of the Force Young Jedi Knights is a Star Wars series by science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta. ... The New Jedi Order, also known as New Jedi Order or by its acronym, NJO, is a series of science fiction novels set in the Star Wars universe 25-30 years ABY. Its primary plotline involves an invasion of the Star Wars galaxy by the Yuuzhan Vong, but over the...


Comics

A battle from Revenge of the Sith, which can be played in Battlefront II

Kashyyyk also features in issue #91 of the Marvel Comics Star Wars and in the newspaper comic strip "The Kashyyyk Depths", by artist Russ Manning. In the "Chewbacca" comic series, set during the New Jedi Order era, many scenes are set on Kashyyyk as well. In Marvel Comics original spelling was Kazhyyk in Way of the Wookie in Marvel Illustrated Books. November 1981. ISBN 0-9604146-8-1 Image File history File links Movie_bg. ... Image File history File links Movie_bg. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... Russell Manning (born 1929, California, United States; died 1981) was an American comic book artist who created the series Magnus, Robot Fighter and illustrated such newspaper comic strips as Tarzan and Star Wars. ...


Video games

Kashyyyk also appears in the video games Star Wars: Galaxies, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, Star Wars: Battlefront, Star Wars: Battlefront II, Star Wars: Republic Commando, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Empire at War, Lego Star Wars: The Video Game, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. The latter takes place 4000 years before the Galactic Empire, with the Wookiees being oppressed by the slavers of Czerka Corporation.
Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (SWG) is a Star Wars themed MMORPG for the PC, developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by LucasArts Entertainment. ... Galactic Battlegrounds Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds is a real-time strategy game built on the Age of Empires II engine. ... Star Wars: The Clone Wars Categories: Computer and video game stubs | Star Wars computer games | 2002 computer and video games | Xbox games | PlayStation 2 games | GameCube games ... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) is an RPG video game originally for the Microsoft Xbox and later for PCs running Microsoft Windows. ... The Galactic Empire is one of the main factions in the Star Wars universe. ... Czerka Corporation is a fictional business that exists in the Star Wars universe. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
Star Wars: Databank | Kashyyyk (165 words)
Kashyyyk is a lush jungle planet where treetops serve as homes for the native Wookiees, a towering fur-covered species known to be ferocious warriors.
During the Clone Wars, the Separatists attempted to subjugate Kashyyyk by invading it with their droid armies.
In response, the Republic dispatched a task force led by Master Yoda to defend Kashyyyk.
Kashyyyk - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki (2032 words)
Besides the primary sentient Wookiees, Kashyyyk was home to various species of banthas, a small population of terentateks, and a host of other animal species.
Eventually, Kashyyyk was represented in the Galactic Senate, with Senator Yarua being the last Kashyyyk representative prior to the outbreak of the Clone Wars.
Kashyyyk was represented in the New Republic Senate by Kerrithrarr, and the planet became a key signatory and member world of the Inner Council.
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