- "Well, there's been no stirrings from Imperial Intelligence. Imperial Logistics, on the other hand, is buzzing like a Killik nest."
- ―Ardo Barodai
The Killik were a species of beings known to reside in nests. Around 4 ABY, 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.
Behind the scenes
A Killik first appeared in Star Wars canon in the 2016 comic book Han Solo 1. The species was first identified in the short story "The Light You Bring," a tie-in story to the 2020 video game Star Wars: Squadrons.
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" as well as the landscape of the planet Lothal seen throughout Star Wars Rebels. The Killiks themselves had their first proper appearance in The Joiner King, the first book of the Star Wars: The Dark Nest Trilogy.
- Han Solo 1 (First appearance)
- (Mentioned only) (First identified as Killik)
Notes and references
- Han Solo 1
- 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.
- Han Solo 1
- ; image #7 (of 7)
- Dark Nest I: The Joiner King