The Kwa were an ancient species native to the Outer Rim world of Dathomir that built the Infinity Gates and Star Temples during the Pre-Republic era. The Infinity Gates were permanent structures capable of enabling near instant travel between interstellar locations and were housed within the Star Temples.
Biology and appearance
The Kwa originated on the Outer Rim world of Dathomir and developed into a galactic power hundreds of thousands of years before the Galactic Republic. They developed the Infinity Gates which enabled near-instant travel between various interstellar locations. However, they could also operate as superweapons since they were modeled on a Celestial concept. These were housed within vast pyramidal structures known as the Star Temples. This technology enabled them to carve up a regional empire known as the Kwa Holdings.
Around 100,000 BBY, they encountered the Gree Empire, leading to border disputes between them. With the advent of the Rakatan Infinite Empire, the species began to lose their influence on galactic politics. They sealed the Infinity Gates and Star Temples, and they set guardians to protect the Temples—giant wuffa worms with thick hides and an impressive turn of speed. Though the Infinite Empire wiped out the rest of the Kwa around the galaxy, the original inhabitants of Dathomir eventually evolved—or rather degenerated—into the Kwi.
Millennia later, many of the Kwa's descendants were slaughtered by the Nightsisters when the witches discovered the Gate. The surviving Kwi fled into the desert where they would form tribes, including the Blue Desert People and the Blue Mountain People.
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