Gruuvan shaal was a traditional Twi'lek dish comprised of seasoned lizard meat, vegetables, and flowers served on a wooden skewer. In 0 ABY, Rebel crewmembers of the EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate Far Orbit used the name of the dish as a passphrase to make contact with a Rebel agent in the Pathline Tapcafe, an establishment on the planet Brentaal IV.
Behind the scenes
Gruuvan shaal was first mentioned in "Raid on Brentaal," a roleplaying adventure included in The Far Orbit Project, a campaign book written by Timothy S. O'Brien and published in 1998 as part of West End Games' Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game. The dish later made its first appearance as a craftable item, albeit missing its italics as "Gruuvan Shaal," in the 2003 Sony Online Entertainment massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Star Wars Galaxies, which closed in 2011. In the game, when the player consumed Gruuvan shaal, they received boosted health and health regeneration attributes.
- Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed: Prima Official Game Guide (as Gruuvan Shaal)
- Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience: Prima Official Game Guide (as Gruuvan Shaal)
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- Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Guide: Prima Official Game Guide (as Gruuvan Shaal)