"We had trekked about 2500 meters to the northeast of Dearic when the storm hits. Luckily Trenrel found a cave, so we've taken shelter inside. The cave's eerily silent at the entrance and for some reason we're hesitant to venture much further into the darkness."
―A travel journal entry[src]

The Giant Fynock Cave was a cave northeast of the city of Dearic on Talus. It was populated by giant fynocks.[1]


"The attack was sudden and without warning. Several scuttling creatures overran our camp while large flying creatures dove at us from above. As we tried to gather ourselves, I saw Mitsh and Trenrel fall, unmoving and instantly covered by a swarming mound of chittering, insect-like creatures."
―A travel journal entry[src]

During the Galactic Civil War,[2] a small scientific expedition,[3] including Mitsh, Trenrel, Yill'uop, Heitop and Frann, sought shelter from a storm inside this cave. They were attacked by the fynocks and all but one died in the attack. The last survivor started burying his dead friends. In the last entry in the journal, the survivor wrote down his plans to return into the cave the next day to recover the remaining bodies.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

The Giant Fynock Cave was a location in the 2003 video game Star Wars Galaxies, a massively multiplayer online-role playing game developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by LucasArts,[1] prior to its closure on December 15, 2011.[4] The Giant Fynock Cave was added to the game with the update named "Publish 1", released on August 3, 2003.[5] In the strategy guides for Star Wars Galaxies that list this location as a point of interest on Talus, its name is misspelled as "Giant Flynock Cave".[6]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided—Point of Interest: "Giant Fynock Cave" on Talus
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gal-icon.jpg 10 Hot Spots Travel Guide on the official Star Wars Galaxies website (content now obsolete; backup link)
  3. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 32 ("Heitop")
  4. Gal-icon.jpg IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT STAR WARS GALAXIES™ on the official Star Wars Galaxies website (content now obsolete; backup link)
  5. Gal-icon.jpg Publish 1: Nightsisters Cave on the official Star Wars Galaxies website (content now obsolete; backup link)
  6. Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Guide: Prima Official Game Guide

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