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"The main ingredients are cyanogen silicate, ardanium and accellerite, but don't worry—I'm already mixing the solution and we're all still alive."
―Archiban Frodrick Kimble[2]

Accellerite was a chemical used in the creation of explosives.[1] In the Battle of Corellia during the Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, a group of Sith siphoned accellerite from one of the chemical plants in the Labor Valley region on the planet Corellia for use in their chemical bomb.[3] Core bombs were a type of explosive that used accellerite and magnopium ferrocongregate as its main components,[4] and the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn was able to locate a core bomb aboard the luxury cruiser Aurorient Express in 38 BBY by scanning for traces of the two chemicals.[1] Core bombs also saw use during the era of the Galactic Civil War between the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance.[4] However, accellerite also had medical applications,[2] as the xenopathologist[5] Archiban Frodrick Kimble used a combination of accellerite, ardanium, and cyanogen silicate as well as other compounds to cure a rare flesh-eating disease[2] in 3640 BBY.[6]

Behind the scenes[]

Accellerite was first mentioned in second issue of the 2002 comics Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: The Aurorient Express,[1] and it received further mentions in the 2011 video game Star Wars: The Old Republic[2] and the card "Core Bomb" in the Champions of the Force expansion of the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game.[4]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: The Aurorient Express 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Conversation with Doc: "Looking for a Cure"
  3. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "Death Cloud" on Corellia
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 SWGTCGsmall.jpg Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card GameChampions of the Force (Card: Core Bomb)
  5. Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia
  6. Suudaa Nem'ro appears in the finale of the Imperial Agent storyline as a member of the Star Cabal, and the events of the Act III class finales are set in 3640 BBY according to Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia. As "Looking For a Cure" is part of the original base game, which ends in 3640 BBY with the Battle of Ilum, the mission must thus occur in 3640 BBY..
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