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"Just keep your eyes peeled. A lot of predators on this planet."
―Han Solo, to Chewbacca[src]

I'vorcia Prime was a planet in the Outer Rim Territories of the galaxy, home to various exotic creatures, including sarlaccs. The planet was kept as a nature preserve, and a quarantine blockade was set up around it. During the reign of the Galactic Empire, much of its ecosystem was damaged during the Battle of I'vorcia Prime. The smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca were paid by the collector Dok-Ondar to acquire baby sarlaccs from Doctor Genzhor on I'vorcia Prime. Solo was betrayed by Genzhor's assistant Ooris, who attempted to steal the Millennium Falcon to escape I'vorcia Prime with frozen sarlacc spores. The smugglers managed to stop Ooris and left I'vorcia Prime with one baby sarlacc, taking it back to Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities on Batuu.

DescriptionEdit

I'vorcia Prime, a terrestrial planet in the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories, was home to a rich ecosystem that housed many species not found anywhere else in the galaxy. It was also home to a population of deadly sarlaccs. It appeared a green-blue color from space and had forests, rivers, and cliffs on its surface. Giant arches covered in vegetation also stretched across its cliffs and jungles. The planet had a breathable atmosphere.[1]

HistoryEdit

During the reign of the Galactic Empire, much of the planet's ecosystem was damaged during the Battle of I'vorcia Prime. What was left of the planet was kept as a nature preserve, used by Imperial officers to hunt the native exotic predators, and a quarantine blockade was set up around it. Sometime later, the preserve was home to a scientific research outpost under Doctor Genzhor, the leading expert on sarlaccs in the galaxy.[1]

Ivorcia Prime Preserve

Han Solo and Chewbacca arrive on I'vorcia Prime.

The shopkeeper Dok-Ondar on the planet Batuu hired smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca to visit Genzhor and acquire an infant sarlacc for his collection. The duo reached the surface of I'vorcia Prime in the Millennium Falcon using clearance codes gives to them by their Ithorian employer, allowing them to pass through the blockade. Upon arriving, the smuggler's met with Genzhor's assistant, Ooris. Ooris led the two to the research base and betrayed them, pushing Solo into a pit occupied by two adolescent and two infant sarlaccs. Ooris' Dowutin partner also fell into the pit after being shot at by Solo, only to be eaten by a baby sarlacc. The crew's second Dowutin member attacked Chewbacca with a stun stick. As the Wookiee smuggler fought off his attacker, Solo discovered the skeletal remains of Genzhor and took the late doctor's stun stick and used it to defend himself against the sarlaccs. Chewbacca managed to thwart his attacker, tossing him into the mouth of a larger sarlacc, and shot a third Dowutin with his bowcaster.[1]

Solo and Chewie escape Ivorcia Prime

Solo and Chewbacca escape with their prize.

During all the action, Ooris had left to commandeer the Millennium Falcon for his escape off-planet, hoping the frozen sarlacc spores he carried would make him wealthy. His plan was foiled, however, and Chewbacca managed to take back the freighter, saving Solo from the edge of a cliff and using Ooris as bait to catch one of the infant sarlaccs. The two then returned to Black Spire Outpost on Batuu and delivered the sarlacc to Dok-Ondar in his store, Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities. The shop's proprietor would tell the story of how he acquired the creature to the Kendoh Gang as they attempted to broker a deal with the merchant.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

I'vorcia Prime first appeared in a flashback scene of the comic Galaxy's Edge 1, written by Ethan Sacks, illustrated by Will Sliney,[1] and published on April 24, 2019.[2]

AppearancesEdit

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