The Balmorran maweater was a creature native to an island chain on the planet Balmorra in the centuries before the Great Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the reconstituted Sith Empire. The maweater was so named because it was the primary predator of the wingmaw, another creature native to the island chain, and the two species were unintentionally transplanted to the Balmorran mainland by unwary explorers around six hundred years before the Great War. However, the maweaters were wiped out when the Sith Empire bombarded the planet during the Great War, and as a result, the wingmaw population flourished and soon became a threat to both sentients and the planet's ecosystem.
Behind the scenes
Balmorran maweaters were first mentioned in the Codex entry for wingmaws in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a massively multiplayer online role-playing video game released by BioWare in 2011. In the codex their physical appearance was not described.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First mentioned) (Codex entry)
Notes and references
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex: "Wingmaw"