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Kubindi was a planet located in the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories that was the homeworld of the insectivorous Kubaz species. Its population was enslaved by the Galactic Empire, and the Kubaz spy and Kubindi native Garindan ezz Zavor plotted to free his world and its people from Imperial oppression.

Description[edit | edit source]

Located in the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories, in grid square T-9[1] on the Standard Galactic Grid,[5] the planet[6] Kubindi was connected via hyperspace route to the world Formos and the space station Junkfort Station.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The Galactic Empire had long sabotaged the Kubaz's technological advances to keep them from leaving their homeworld of Kubindi. However,[3] at some point following the founding of the Alliance to Restore the Republic in 2 BBY,[7] the Empire deceived the species into believing that the Alliance was the responsible party for the sabotage.[3]

Garindan ezz Zavor, a Kubaz native of Kubindi

As such, the Empire promised to help the Kubaz gain a foothold in galactic trade and politics. In exchange, fifty-one students, including Garindan ezz Zavor, were chosen from the academies on Kubindi to supposedly study under the Empire as diplomats before returning with accolades to their mates and hives.[3]

Instead, the students were indentured and trained as spies. Meanwhile, the rest of Kubindi's population was enslaved, and an Imperial blockade was installed in the planet's orbit, though the Kubaz themselves were unaware of the Empire's deception. However, Garindan's indoctrination did not take, and,[3] by the year 0 BBY,[8] he was planning to free his world and fellow Kubaz from the oppression of the Empire.[3]

Inhabitants[edit | edit source]

Kubindi was the homeworld of the sentient Kubaz,[4] a species of hive-dwelling insectivores that lived in clans. A cultured people led by elders, they spoke Kubazian,[3] a language composed of a unique series of whirring syllables,[4] and were taught in crèches and academies. Garindan ezz Zavor came from a respectable clan on Kubindi known for breeding and farming a sought-after strain of picolet beetle.[3] The Kubaz seldom traveled off-world.[4]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Kubindi, as depicted in the Star Wars Legends continuity

Kubindi was first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in Star Wars: Force Collection,[6] a mobile card game that initially launched on September 4, 2013. Although the launch of Force Collection predates[9] the franchise's canon reset of April 25, 2014,[10] Lucasfilm Story Group member Leland Chee confirmed that the game was kept updated to fit with canon.[11]

Kubindi was originally created for Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races, a 1989 Star Wars Legends supplement written by Troy Denning for Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game.[12]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cyphers and Masks
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 "The Secrets of Long Snoot"—From a Certain Point of View
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 StarWars-DatabankII.png Kubaz in the Databank (backup link)
  5. Star Wars: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier
  6. 6.0 6.1 Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Garindan (★★) (link))
  7. Star Wars Rebels on (backup link) "Ezra's strength in the Force continues to grow, but so does his recklessness. After the confrontation with Darth Vader on Malachor, Ezra secretly worries if he is powerful enough to defeat the dark side. Now 17 years old, he becomes more daring as the rebel missions become more dangerous. He is rising in status in the Rebellion, and gaining more responsibility." The preceding excerpt confirms that Ezra Bridger is 17 years old during the events of Star Wars Rebels Season Three, following the aforementioned Malachor confrontation, which takes place in Season Two. Given that Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates Bridger's birth to 19 BBY, Season Three must therefore take place in 2 BBY. This includes the Season Three episode "Secret Cargo," which features the founding of the Rebel Alliance. Therefore, the Kubaz must have been deceived into believing that the Alliance had sabotaged their technological advanced by 2 BBY.
  8. "The Secrets of Long Snoot"—From a Certain Point of View takes place during the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 0 BBY.
  9. Announcing Star Wars: Force Collection on (backup link)
  10. The Legendary Star Wars Expanded Universe Turns a New Page on (backup link)
  11. TwitterLogo.svg Leland Chee (@holocronkeeper) on Twitter: "I'm not gonna go through the trouble of changing them and I don't have any reason to believe currently that anyone would. […] On the off-chance that we DID have a current need to change any of these, we would have for Force Collection." (screenshot)Leland Chee of the Lucasfilm Story Group has confirmed that in-universe information from Star Wars: Force Collection conforms with Star Wars canon.
  12. Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races
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