- "When in trouble, Gungans go to sacred place."
- ―Jar Jar Binks
History[edit | edit source]
The Gungan Sacred Place was built by the Elders. It was considered sacred by the Gungans, however, its exact religious or practical significance is unknown.
It was here where Boss Rugor Nass fled after the assault on Otoh Gunga by the Trade Federation in 32 BBY. Queen Padmé Amidala on her return to Naboo with her escort, was guided there by the Gungan Jar Jar Binks and formed the first alliance and peace treaty between the Gungans and the Royal House of Naboo.
There, they planned the Battle of Naboo: while the Gungans would divert the Federation forces by amassing the Gungan Grand Army on the Great Grass Plains, Amidala, together with her two Jedi escorts, would attempt to liberate the Theed Royal Palace.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The scenes set in the sacred place in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace were filmed in Whippendell Woods. The sacred place was the site of a mission in the Gungan campaign in the 2001 video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds. The campaign was also included in the game's 2002 expansion pack, Clone Campaigns. The scene also appeared in LEGO form during a cutscene in the 2005's LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game and its 2007 compilation.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
- Jedi Academy: The Phantom Bully (Non-canonical appearance)
- Darth Plagueis (Mentioned as Holy Places)
- Episode I Adventures 10: Festival of Warriors
- Episode I Adventures 11: Pirates from Beyond the Sea
- Episode I Adventures 12: The Bongo Rally
- Star Wars Episode I Journal: Queen Amidala
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace novelization (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace comic
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace PhotoComic
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace junior novel
- Star Wars Episode I: Watch Out, Jar Jar!
- "End Game" (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles
- Star Wars: Battlefront (Appears in cutscene(s))
- Star Wars Episode I Journal: Anakin Skywalker
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
- LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (Non-canonical appearance)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Non-canonical appearance)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Inside the Worlds of Star Wars: Episode I
- Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 8 (NAS3, Boss Nass)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 59 (NAB23-24, Naboo - Gungan Sacred Place)
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Quick Reference Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Battle for Naboo