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Numa: "A totem passed down the line of a Twi'lek family. It honors all who have come before."
Gobi Glie: "Each parent adds to the artwork to include themselves in the legacy."
Sabine Wren: "Hmm. Family history as living art."
―Numa, Gobi Glie, and Sabine Wren talk about the Kalikori[1]

The Kalikori was a revered Twi'lek heirloom passed from parent to child through generations. According to traditions, each parent of a certain Twi'lek lineage made additions to the family artwork, to include themselves in the family legacy.[1] Though materially worthless to outsiders, it was held as beyond value by the family it belonged to.


Kalikoris were traditional totems belonging to Twi'lek families. They were shaped to be reminiscent of the species' two lekku, and would be added to over the generations with charms and designs which denoted the family's history.[4]


"It is a pity our first encounter might well be our last. I will keep your Kalikori in a place of honor."
"If I knew you'd take it, I would've smashed it when I had the chance."
―Thrawn and Hera Syndulla[1]

In 2 BBY,[5] some members of the early rebellion including Hera Syndulla, and Hera's father Cham undertook a mission to the Syndulla residence, which was located in the Tann Province on the planet Ryloth and occupied by the Galactic Empire, to get their family's Kalikori back. The mission failed and the Kalikori was eventually taken by Grand Admiral Thrawn of the Galactic Empire, to be added to his collection.[1] Some time later, Thrawn established a base of operations at the Lothal Imperial Factory, including an office from which he could strategize his next moves.[6] The Syndulla Kalikori was one of the artworks which he would often examine in his quest to destroy the rebellion.[7] The Syndulla Kalikori was then taken to Thrawn's office aboard his command ship, the Imperial Star Destroyer Chimaera.[8] Thrawn left it in his office at the Imperial Complex following his interrogation of General Hera Syndulla. Jarrus retrieved it and returned to Hera.[9] In 0 BBY,[10] following Kanan Jarrus' death, on the recommendation of Chopper, Hera added Jarrus to her Kalikori. With this act of adding a new piece to the Kalikori, Hera made Kanan an official honorary member of the Syndulla family.[11]

Behind the scenes[]

"Kalikori" is a word that first appeared in the 2011 Star Wars Legends video game Star Wars: The Old Republic as the Kalikori village, a Twi'lek settlement on the planet Tython.[12][13] According to the in-game codex, the village was named after an old Twi'leki word for "beginning."[14]


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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "Hera's Heroes"
  2. GalaxysEdgeLogoMini.png Star Wars: Galaxy's EdgeDok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities
  3. Star Wars: Alien Archive
  4. StarWars.com Star Wars Inside Intel: Twi'lek Culture on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
  5. Dawn of Rebellion dates the events of Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow seventeen years after the end of the Clone Wars, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY; therefore, the events of Steps Into Shadow must take place in 2 BBY. According to Star Wars: On the Front Lines, Mon Mothma's denunciation of the Galactic Empire and the Declaration of the Rebel Alliance take place 2 years before the Battle of Yavin or 2 BBY. As "Hera's Heroes" is set between Steps Into Shadow and "Secret Cargo," it must also take place in 2 BBY.
  6. StarWars-DatabankII.png Thrawn's Office in the Databank (backup link)
  7. Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "An Inside Man"
  8. Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "Through Imperial Eyes"
  9. Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "Jedi Night"
  10. The epilogue of the Star Wars Rebels episode "Family Reunion – and Farewell" occurs after the end of the Galactic Civil War, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 5 ABY, while Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition establishes that the Liberation of Lothal occurs prior to the Battle of Yavin, which marks the end of 0 BBY, according to Galactic Atlas. Lothal's liberation takes place between the Star Wars Rebels episode "Wolves and a Door" and the "Family Reunion – and Farewell" epilogue, between which Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy establishes there is a five-year gap. Therefore, in order to maintain the aforementioned five-year gap that ends no earlier than 5 ABY while still preceding the Battle of Yavin, the Liberation of Lothal must take place in 0 BBY. As the episode "DUME" takes place prior to "Wolves and a Door," it must also take place around the same year.
  11. Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "DUME"
  12. Star Wars: The Old Republic
  13. TwitterLogo.svg Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) on Twitter. "I can't recall where that came from. It was so long ago! (My suspicions are that it was @HGilroy67's doing)" (content obsolete and backup link not available)
  14. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex: "Jedi Temple (Tython)"