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"Well, there’s been no stirrings from Imperial Intelligence. Imperial Logistics, on the other hand, is buzzing like a Killik nest."
―Ardo Barodai[src]

The Killik were a species of beings known to reside in nests.[1] Around 4 ABY,[2] the New Republic Vanguard Squadron pilots Keo Venzee and Feresk Tssat led a mission to recover an astromech droid from Laanen, an ice moon of the gas giant Navlaas. In response, the Imperial Logistics Division confiscated all supplies of Clouzon-36 from the nearby space stations of the Navlaas Triad, an action that the New Republic intelligence chief Ardo Barodai likened to the buzzing of a Killik nest.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

A Killik, as depicted in Star Wars Legends

The Killik species were mentioned in Star Wars canon in the short story "The Light You Bring," a tie-in story to the 2020 video game Star Wars: Squadrons,[1] though the Killiks had an extensive history in Star Wars Legends. The species were first mentioned in the 1995 book The Illustrated Star Wars Universe, in which a piece of Ralph McQuarrie concept art for the film Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi depicted structures known as "Killik mounds." This art went on to inspire the design of the Lurmen village in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "Jedi Crash"[3] as well as the landscape of the planet Lothal seen throughout Star Wars Rebels.[4] The Killiks themselves had their first proper appearance in The Joiner King, the first book of the Star Wars: The Dark Nest Trilogy.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 EA logo.png The Light You Bring on Electronic Arts' official website (article) (backup link)
  2. EA logo.png The Light You Bring on Electronic Arts' official website (article) (backup link) takes place shortly before the main story of Star Wars: Squadrons, which is set four years after the battle at Fostar Haven. Since the Fostar Haven incident happens shortly after destruction of Alderaan, an event that Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to the year 0 BBY, the game's story must take place around 4 ABY, with "The Light You Bring" taking place around the same time.
  3. StarWars.com Jedi Crash Trivia Gallery on StarWars.com (backup link); image #7 (of 7)
  4. Hibberd, James (2014-01-23). 'Star Wars Rebels' interview: New series goes to dark places, embraces 1977 film's spirit. Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on December 1, 2018. Retrieved on March 3, 2014.
  5. Dark Nest I: The Joiner King
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