- "She killed my felinx."
"I don't know what that is."
"Pet. Doesn't matter. Governor thought too many were turning feral, making the city look bad."
- ―Corbo and Hazram Namir
A felinx was an animal that could be kept as a pet. The Gavana Orbital space station resident Yrica Quell and her family once owned one, but Quell's parents were forced to put it down when it became sick. While governor of the planet Haidoral Prime, Everi Chalis concluded that felinx were becoming feral and had many killed. The governor later defected to the Rebel Alliance's 61st Mobile Infantry, and the 61st recruit Corbo attempted to confront her with a galley knife, as his felinx had been killed under her orders.
Felinx in the galaxy[edit | edit source]
- "How do you feel?"
"Same way I feel about the time our felinx was sick and dying. My parents were sure she was in pain, and they were probably right. But I refused to go with them when they had her put down."
- ―IT-O and Yrica Quell
By the Imperial Era, members of the felinx species were kept as pets. Yrica Quell, a resident on the Gavana Orbital space station, and her family once owned a female felinx, which eventually became sick. Quell's parents, sure that the animal was in pain, had the felinx put down as a result, though Quell refused to witness the creature's death. While Everi Chalis was governor of the planet Haidoral Prime, she believed that too many felinx in the planet's capital city, Haidoral Administrative Center One, were turning feral and harming the city's appearance. Consequently, she ordered a culling of the creatures, which resulted in the death of one owned by the civilian Corbo.
In 3 ABY, after the Rebel Alliance's 61st Mobile Infantry attacked Haidoral Prime, Corbo joined the company. Chalis additionally defected to the 61st in fear that the Empire would punish her for the company's attack. While the governor was held in a makeshift brig aboard the company's CR90 corvette, the Thunderstrike, Corbo attempted to confront her about his dead felinx, carrying a galley knife with him. His attempt to visit Chalis failed, and he explained the death of his felinx to First Sergeant Hazram Namir when questioned about his intentions.
Around 5 ABY, Quell, who was a New Republic pilot at that time, mentioned her felinx's death in a conversation with the IT-O Interrogation Unit IT-O while the two were stranded on a planetoid in the Cerberon system. Quell remarked that she felt the same way about the felinx dying as she did about not admitting to her father that she had broken one of his plates on another occasion.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The felinx was first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in the 2015 novel Battlefront: Twilight Company, written by Alexander Freed. In the Star Wars Legends continuity, the felinx first appeared in the 1998 novel The Mandalorian Armor, written by K. W. Jeter.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Battlefront: Twilight Company (First mentioned, simultaneous with Battlefront: Twilight Company audiobook)
- Battlefront: Twilight Company audiobook (First mentioned, simultaneous with Battlefront: Twilight Company)
- Shadow Fall (Mentioned only)
- Shadow Fall audiobook (Mentioned only)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Shadow Fall
- Battlefront: Twilight Company
- The section of Battlefront: Twilight Company in which Corbo and Everi Chalis join the 61st Mobile Infantry is set twenty-two years after the Clone Wars, which ended in 19 BBY, according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. The pair must have therefore joined the 61st in 3 ABY.
- Shadow Fall takes place approximately half a year after the Battle of Endor, while Before the Awakening states that Kes Dameron and Shara Bey moved to Yavin 4 around six months after the Battle of Endor. Given that Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates their move to 5 ABY, the events of Shadow Fall must also take place around that time. establishes that
- The Mandalorian Armor