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"There's absolutely a profit in megonite moss, but possession of the stuff is a class 1 felony."
―Platt Okeefe comments in the Smuggler's Guide[1]

Megonite moss was a type of moss. When writing the book known as the Smuggler's Guide, the pirate queen Maz Kanata listed it as one of the cargoes that offered the most profit per kilogram for smugglers, but warned that stable packaging of the moss was critical. When the smuggler Platt Okeefe came into possession of the book[1] at some point prior to or during 10 BBY,[2] she added a section that questioned Kanata's choice of recommending the moss, since while the cargo was profitable, it was also a class 1 felony to be in possession of it.[1] The moss shared its name with the fuel megonite.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

In the new Star Wars canon, megonite moss was first mentioned in Star Wars: Smuggler's Guide, a reference book written by Daniel Wallace and released in 2018.[1] The moss originated in the Star Wars Legends continuity, where it first appeared in the 1979 comic strip Princess Leia, Imperial Servant, which was written by Russ Helm, illustrated by Russ Manning, and described megonite moss as a highly explosive substance.[4]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars: Smuggler's Guide
  2. The entry in Star Wars: Smuggler's Guide written by Platt Okeefe is placed chronologically prior to an entry with writing from L3-37. Solo: A Star Wars Story depicts L3-37's destruction on the planet Kessel, and Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide dates the events on Kessel in the film to nine years after the proclamation of the New Order. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the proclamation to 19 BBY, L3-37's destruction must occur in 10 BBY; therefore, her entry in the guide and those chronologically before it must all occur by 10 BBY.
  3. Rey's Survival Guide
  4. Princess Leia, Imperial Servant
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