Daimla was a terrestrial world[2] located in the Daimla system, a part of the Outer Rim Territories' Kallea sector.[1] It was the homeworld of the sentient Daimlo species.[2]

Young Daimlos underwent a year-long rite of passage during which they rammed each other into unconsciousness[2] using their newly-grown skullplates and horns.[3] The Daimlo Zanales outdid all his peers during one such contest, which elevated him to the status of a hero on his homeworld,[2] and at some point by 27 BBY,[4] Zanales had become an off-world Podracer pilot.[5]

Behind the scenes[]

Daimla was indirectly mentioned in the 2016 StarWars.com article "Start Your Engines: Star Wars Podracer Drivers, Part 2," which was authored by Kevin Beentjes.[2] The StarWars.com Online Companion to the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed the Daimla system, and therefore Daimla itself, in grid square K-21.[1]

Jason Fry, co-author of The Essential Atlas, has stated that the star systems listed in the book's Appendix section, and by extension in the Online Companion as well, are named after the most prominent planets or celestial bodies located in those systems. This article therefore considers the homeworld of the Daimlo species to be named in accordance with the Daimla system.[6]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) — Based on corresponding data for Daimla system
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 StarWars.com Start Your Engines: Star Wars Podracer Drivers, Part 2 on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
  3. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 367 ("Zanales, Scorch")
  4. The Essential Reader's Companion dates the events of Jedi Quest: The Dangerous Games, which includes the participation of Zanales in a Podrace on the world Euceron, to 27 BBY.
  5. Jedi Quest: The Dangerous Games
  6. The Essential Atlas and Galactic Cartography: Official Discussion on the Jedi Council Forums (Literature board; posted by jasonfry on December 11, 2007, 7:59am; accessed March 6, 2016) "I wouldn't get your hopes up re alien homeworlds, beyond simple stuff like the Planetnamian species getting a Planetnamia on the map or things Dan and I can account for with a relatively quick reference." (backup link) Jason Fry, co-author of The Essential Atlas, stated his intention to create homeworlds for numerous species based on context implied from their names. This article treats the Daimla system as the location of one such homeworld with regard to the Daimlo species.