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"This parchment scroll supposedly contains the rambling meditations of Kooroo, an ancient sage and holy visionary who subscribed to a long-forgotten, mystical religion."
―Nibao Glumm[src]

Kooroo was an ancient sage and visionary. Supposedly the author of meditations contained in the scroll known as the Teachings of Kooroo, Kooroo came to be regarded as the spiritual leader of the cult known as the Fellowship of Kooroo. The cult considered the ancient structures known as the Shrines of Kooroo, among other sites throughout the galaxy, to be a legacy of Kooroo; however, scholars considered the existence of an actual connection between Kooroo and the shrines to be unclear.

Biography[]

"[…] we do know that followers venerate the shrines as signs or relics from their spiritual leader, Kooroo."
―TriNebulon News report by Andor Javin[src]

The Shrines of Kooroo were believed by the Fellowship of Kooroo to be relics or signs from Kooroo.

Kooroo was an ancient[2] being[3] who was a sage and a visionary as well as an adherent of a long-forgotten mystical religion. It was claimed that the parchment scroll known as the Teachings of Kooroo, which resided in Shiin's Library in the Mos Eisley spaceport settlement on[2] the Outer Rim Territories planet[4] Tatooine[2] at some point by 85 BBY,[5] contained Kooroo's meditations. Nibao Glumm, a native of Mos Eisley, characterized the supposed meditations of the scroll as "rambling."[2]

Eventually, Kooroo came to be regarded as the spiritual leader of the Fellowship of Kooroo, an ancient cult of mysterious origins active during the Galactic Civil War. The Fellowship believed that certain landmarks and shrines throughout the galaxy, including the ancient stone structures known as the Shrines of Kooroo, were relics or signs from Kooroo. Members of the Fellowship undertook a pilgrimage to those sites,[1] where they meditated in order to attain the "enlightenment of Kooroo," believed by many to refer to telepathic abilities. The investigative reporter Andor Javin mentioned Kooroo in a TriNebulon News report[6] in 2 ABY.[7]

By 11 ABY,[8] general consensus among scholars was that the Shrines of Kooroo were built by an advanced alien species known as the Kooroo. However, the purpose of the structures[9] and the existence of an actual connection between the shrines and the being named Kooroo[3] were still unclear by that time,[9] and even the name "Kooroo" was conjecture[4] of obscure origin.[9]

Behind the scenes[]

The being Kooroo was first mentioned in the 1995 West End Games roleplaying game sourcebook Platt's Starport Guide, which was authored by Peter Schweighofer.[1]

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