- "Who are we? We are five…five pensive and enlightened souls who have chosen to leave the whirling maelstrom of universal life…retiring to this, our humble home beyond the dimensions, where we may rest throughout the centuries and pursue our sacred calling."
The Five were a group of five beings who lived in a mysterious area of space known as the Hellhoop. They claimed to worship many dark deities such as the "Left-Handed God", the "Soulworm", and the "Lady with the Locust Heart", along with evil itself. They spent centuries subjecting those they captured to imprisonment, torture, and death.
One such group of captives included Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Chewbacca. Thinking Chewbacca to be nothing more than a mindless ape, they locked him away separate from the others, but he was able to free both himself and the other captives, including Wutzek, an ancient Force-sensitive demon. Wutzek proceeded to destroy every member of the Five and allowed Han, Leia, and Chewbacca to go free before destroying the Five's warship.
- The Pandora Effect (First appearance)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 32 ("Hellhoop")