Kalee was covered in tropical-looking foliage and beaches. Moss-covered canyons and cliffs filled the landscapes. It was apparently a harsh world, and wanting for resources. The Kaleesh housing and buildings were very temple-like. The Kaleesh were highly intelligent bipedal hunter-warriors, hunting predators such as mumuu and karabbacs to make ceremonial cloaks and war masks.
Kalee was discovered during the Old Republic era. By the time of the Galactic War, Kaleesh recently arrived to the civilized galaxy. They were quickly recognized as proud, honorable and deadly warriors by both the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Most Kaleesh were opposed to the xenophobic Sith Empire, but the species fought on both sides during the conflict, as well as for Darth Malgus' New Empire, or served as bodyguards for the Hutt Cartel. In the year 3664 BBY, Xivhkalrainik was born on Kalee.
The Kaleesh had had a long history of warfare, which led to their poverty. Circa 100 BBY, the Republic persuaded them that the neighboring Bitthævrians were threatening their border so that they could unseat a regime considered unfriendly to Coruscant. The Kaleesh fought alongside the Jedi against the Bitthævrians in the ensuing Kaleesh–Bitthævrian War.
The Republic later sided with the Huks against the Kaleesh in the Huk War, defeating the Kaleesh. During the wars, the Kaleesh, led by General Grievous, nearly defeated their enemy until he was incapacitated in a shuttle crash arranged by the InterGalactic Banking Clan. San Hill paid for a cybernetic suit to be built by the Geonosians for Grievous, who became leader of the Separatist military forces. In return for Grievous's services, the InterGalactic Banking Clan financed the economic recovery of Kalee. After Grievous departed Kalee, his former warriors, now under the command of Bentilais san Sk'ar, slaughtered the Huk on the Kalee colony world of Oben. They then moved their people to this resource-rich world.
Following the rise of the New Order, a conflict erupted between Kaleesh and Imperial forces. Bentilais san Sk'ar and his warriors resisted Imperial rule for over ten years. The conflict ended when Captain Thrawn bombarded the planet Oben. Sk'ar then left Kalee space to join the Empire.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel (Mentioned only)
- Darth Plagueis (Mentioned only)
- The Eyes of Revolution (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels (Non-canonical appearance) (Mentioned only)
- Labyrinth of Evil (First mentioned before retcon) (First identified as Kalee)
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith junior novel (Mentioned only)
- Heir to the Empire (First mentioned) (Retcon)
- Crosscurrent (Mentioned only)
- "Unknown Soldier: The Story of General Grievous"—Star Wars Insider 86
- The New Essential Guide to Alien Species
- Star Wars Fandex Deluxe Edition
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide
- "Versus: General Grievous vs. Yoda"—Star Wars Insider 102
- The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
- Galaxy at War
- The Essential Atlas
- Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 27
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (Nintendo DS edition in-game databank)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia
- "Classic Moment"—Star Wars Insider 130
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic UK 6.41
- The Official Star Wars Fact File (2013) Part 3 (GRI1-2, General Grievous)
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine 22
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 The Essential Atlas
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 The Clone Wars Campaign Guide, pp. 108-109
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The Eyes of Revolution
- ↑ 5.0 5.1
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "Kaleesh"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "Kaleesh Mercenaries"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "Cin Tykan (Consular)"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "Xalek (Inquisitor)"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Old Republic—Flashpoint: "The Battle of Ilum"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 Galaxy at War, p.112