"An Examination and Exploration of a Most Dangerous and Resilient Organism" was an academic paper written by Doctor Osaf Hamud about the little-known orbalisk, a dangerous parasite. At some point between 993 BBY and 983 BBY, Sith apprentice Darth Zannah, disguised as a Jedi, found the document in the Jedi Temple Archives on the planet Coruscant while searching for a way for her Master, Darth Bane, to remove the orbalisks attached to his body. The paper described the medical procedure by which orbalisks could be removed as well as more general information on the parasites.
Behind the scenes
"An Examination and Exploration of a Most Dangerous and Resilient Organism" appeared in the novel Darth Bane: Rule of Two, written by Drew Karpyshyn and published in 2007 as the second installment in the Star Wars: Darth Bane Trilogy.
Notes and references
- Darth Bane: Rule of Two
- The Essential Reader's Companion places the events of the Star Wars: Darth Bane Trilogy between 1003 BBY and 980 BBY. Furthermore, The Essential Reader's Companion establishes that ten years pass between Darth Bane gaining the orbalisk armor and his attempts to remove it. As Darth Zannah's mission to the Jedi Temple takes place prior to the removal of the orbalisks, the earliest point she could have accessed the document is 993 BBY. The Essential Reader's Companion also indicates a ten year gap before the events of Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil, meaning the latest she could have accessed the document was 983 BBY.