- "I've been to Tatooine, actually, and bagged a krayt dragon there. Its pearls paid for the upgrades on the Jewel. "
- ―Nakari Kelen, to Luke Skywalker
Krayt dragon pearls were gastroliths that could be found in the bellies of krayt dragons, a species of large creatures that could be found on the desert world of Tatooine. Those pearls were exceedingly rare and valuable. The former senator Johhar Kessen, a notorious big game hunter, regarded a polished krayt dragon pearl paperweight as the ultimate trophy on Tatooine. In 9 ABY, a group of Tusken Raiders found a pearl in the corpse of a sixteen-limbed specimen.
Krayt dragons had a very long lifespan, and during the course of their life, would ingest stones to assist in digestion. The corrosive digestive fluid would break down and eventually dissolve the rocks. Rarely, a stone would contain a kyber crystal that would remain in a beast's gut being refined over the life of the dragon until it formed a smooth sphere. These pearls could vary in size from palm-sized to larger than a humanoid's head. Because the pearls were formed from kyber, they could be used in lightsabers. A lightsaber equipped with one of these pearls emitted a very powerful and destructive blade that emitted a howling sound when ignited.
- Heir to the Jedi (Mentioned only)
- Heir to the Jedi audiobook (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Commander (First mentioned)
- Aftermath: Empire's End (Mentioned only)
- Aftermath: Empire's End audiobook (Mentioned only)
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 9: The Marshal" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 Junior Novel
Notes and references
- Heir to the Jedi
- Aftermath: Empire's End
- Star Wars: Commander
- The Mandalorian is set about five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 4 ABY. Therefore, The Mandalorian is set in 9 ABY. establishes that
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 9: The Marshal"
- Star Wars: The Mandalorian Handbook
- Gadgets and Gear