- "What—what is this place? I can almost see the sky from here!"
- ―Zayne Carrick
Junk Junction, sometimes referred to as just the Junction, was a large junkyard in the Lower City of the planet Taris. Established on the site of a group of high-rise buildings that were demolished and never replaced, Junk Junction was a vast expanse of rubble, trash, and refuse. The Arkanian Offshoots Jarael and Gorman "Camper" Vandrayk, after settling on Taris, chose Junk Junction as their new home. Jarael and Camper concealed their junk hauler, The Last Resort, within Junk Junction using tents and awnings, disguising it as their house.
Description[edit | edit source]
- "Beautiful, ain't it?"
- ―Marn Hierogryph
One of the largest junkyards in the Lower City of the planet Taris, Junk Junction was a desolate expanse of trash, rubble, and waste, although it was not entirely uninhabited. The skyline of Junk Junction was dominated by large towers of trash, and although it was located below the open air of the Upper City, one could almost see the Tarisian sky from Junk Junction. There were a few remaining intact buildings still poking out from the refuse. The area of Junk Junction was large enough, and the piles of trash high enough, to conceal an entire junk hauler vessel within the waste. Said junk hauler was The Last Resort, which masqueraded as the home of Arkanian Offshoots Jarael and Gorman "Camper" Vandrayk.
History[edit | edit source]
- "Used to be a grid of high-rises standing here. Somebody demolished them to make room for something else—then forgot to put up the something else. Now it's just the Junction."
- ―Marn Hierogryph
Junk Junction was once the site of a grid of high-rise buildings, although they were torn down to make room for something else—however, nothing was built to replace them, and Junk Junction was eventually established. By the end of the Great Sith War, Junk Junction was one of the largest junkyards on Taris. When the Arkanian Offshoots Jarael and Gorman "Camper" Vandrayk decided to settle on Taris, they chose to live in Junk Junction, because it was large and open enough to conceal their junk hauler, The Last Resort. Jarael and Camper set traps within the trash to deter visitors, and they disguised The Last Resort as their home, surrounding it with tents and awnings.
In 3964 BBY, Jedi Padawan Zayne Carrick was accused of murdering four classmates and went on the run along with an accomplice, local Snivvian hood Marn Hierogryph. Hierogryph took Carrick to Junk Junction to meet with Camper, who had helped him ship criminal Zovius Mendu off the planet not long before. After brief hostilities with Jarael, who meant to protect the elderly Camper, Carrick and Hierogryph were spotlighted by a Taris Civil Authority gunship that was tracking the fugitives. Carrick, Hierogryph, Jarael, and Camper escaped the gunship by taking flight in The Last Resort, leaving a large hole in the middle of Junk Junction.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Junk Junction first appeared in Knights of the Old Republic 3: Commencement, Part 3, a comic written by John Jackson Miller and released in 2006. In 2008, Junk Junction was given an entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Knights of the Old Republic 3: Commencement, Part 3 (First appearance)
- (Mentioned only)
- Knights of the Old Republic 50: Demon, Part 4 (Indirect mention only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Knights of the Old Republic 3: Commencement, Part 3
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 181 ("Junk Junction")
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Handbook