A large flying reptile, the Arkanian dragons were native to the frozen wastes of Arkania. Studied by native xenobiologists, the dragons were revealed to be semi-sentient and thus protected from hunting by Galactic Republic law. Covered in hardened scales which protected their bodies from most conventional weapons of sentients such as vibroblades; the dragons possessed the ability to spew fire from their mouths as a defense mechanism. The dragon could fly up to 3,000 meters at speeds of 140 kilometers per hour; their propensity for lightning-fast strikes led to the famed Jedi Master Arca Jeth to craft a lightsaber training technique which was modeled on the dragon's ability. Instructing such famed Jedi as Ulic and Cay Qel-Droma and Tott Doneeta in the technique, Jeth's teachings lived on within the Jedi Order long after his death.
Eventually, the dragons of Arkania declined in numbers and were largely considered extinct as of 4000 BBY. Despite this, rumors persisted of sightings across Arkania, leading some to believe that they continued to live in small pockets in abandoned diamond mines.
Behind the scenes
The Arkanian dragons were mentioned in the article Supernatural Encounters: The Trial and Transformation of Arhul Hextrophon, however the article was never officially published. The related information that was to be published in the article is outlined below.
Arkanian dragons were a species of dragon that came into being during the primordial era of the the galaxy. As part of a plot by the beings Tilotny and Cold Danda Sine to spread discord in the galaxy, the Duinuogwuin were manipulated into creating monstrous and violent beasts with their Basiliskans offspring. While most of the creatures that were brought forth from this union, Arkanian dragons proved to be among the few exceptions, as they adapted the Duinuogwuin cultural benevolence.
- Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi
- Tales of the Jedi – Dark Lords of the Sith 5 (Mentioned only)
- Boba Fett: A New Threat
- Supernatural Encounters: The Trial and Transformation of Arhul Hextrophon (Canceled) (Mentioned only)