"Civilization. Well, Hyllyard City, anyway, which is about as close as this part of the planet gets to it."
Mara Jade[src]

Hyllyard City was a small frontier town and the capital city of the planet Myrkr.


"There's really only one practical choice. A town called Hyllyard City, on the edge of the forest and almost directly along their path. It's the only population center anywhere for more than a hundred kilometers."
Gilad Pellaeon on Mara Jade and Luke Skywalker[src]

Hyllyard City was located on the edge of a forest and accessible across the planet's plains, and was the only population center for more than a hundred kilometers in any direction.[1] A frontier port town, Hyllyard consisted of a number of starship landing pits and numerous makeshift structures home to the planet's settlers.[2] Its small houses and commercial buildings were crammed tightly together between narrow streets, while several wider avenues radiated outwards from the town center, like the spokes of a wheel. The center contained an open village square, measuring a fifteen-meter expanse, marked by a large, gray archway reaching ten meters high.[1]


Hyllyard was colonized during the end of the Galactic Civil War. It remained the largest center of activity on the planet despite not being very popular, and was home to a relatively small amount of settlers.[2] The unobtrusive port town became a haven for smugglers and other malcontents,[3] including fugitives, as well as traders.[2]

Five years after the Battle of Endor, during the era of the New Republic, Hyllyard was garrisoned by Grand Admiral Thrawn's forces.[1] The city remained a haven until the Yuuzhan Vong War, when Myrkr was conquered and sundered by the Yuuzhan Vong.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

Hyllyard City was named by author Timothy Zahn after Ken and Denise Hillyard.[4]



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