Myrkr was a forested world, located fairly close to the galaxy's major population centers in the outskirts of the Inner Rim Territories. It was close to the borders with the Expansion Region and relatively near to the planet of Wayland. It was believed to be the homeworld of the Neti species, although the Neti established a colony on Ryyk some time prior to 4000 BBY, apparently abandoning Myrkr.
Since the planet attracted little attention, it was frequently visited by smugglers, fugitives and all kinds of other outlaws, which were known to build secret bases in the depths of Myrkr's forests.
Myrkr was primarily a forested world, located in the Myrkr system of the Inner Rim Territories. Its forests were home to the ysalamiri lizard-like creatures, which were known to posses the ability to "push back" the Force. Other indigenous animals that were present on the planet's surface included the vornskr, a deadly whip-tailed creature which used the energy field of the Force to hunt and track its prey.
Myrkr's forested surface also had some urban areas like the unobtrusive port town of Hyllyard City. Although it served as the largest urban settlement and the commercial hub of the planet, its inhabitants mostly consisted of smugglers, malcontents and fugitives from other worlds.
In 3963 BBY, Myrkr was the site of fighting during the Mandalorian Wars. Myrkr was settled by Humans circa 300 BBY. During the Clone Wars, many pirates, criminals, and bounty hunters hid on Myrkr because the ysalamiri were avoided by the Jedi and it was a perfect place for a base of operations because the high metal content of the flora confused most sensor equipment. Despite its relatively central location, Myrkr was generally ignored by galactic society during the time of the Galactic Republic and the Galactic Empire. The guardian of Nomi Sunrider's holocron was known to be from the race that inhabited Myrkr.
Myrkr was home to the ysalamiri, creatures which created bubbles which pushed back the Force. This ability evolved to protect them from pack animals called vornskrs, the only known animals to hunt exclusively by sensing the Force. The ysalamiri lived on olbio trees.
During the Galactic Civil War, the Zann Consortium may have infiltrated the planet. The Consortium possibly gained the ability to train vornskrs and build ysalamiri cages for their Mobile Defense Units.
In 9 ABY, Myrkr was located between Imperial and New Republic territory. During that time, Talon Karrde's organization had a base on Myrkr. In the early phases of Grand Admiral Thrawn's campaign, Imperial forces moved on the world in order to secure supplies of ysalamiri.
The Yuuzhan Vong conquered the planet and used the native vornskrs to create the voxyn, which were cloned in the worldship Baanu Rass in the Myrkr system. A Jedi strike team infiltrated this worldship to kill the voxyn queen. During this mission, Anakin Solo was killed. After the mission, Baanu Rass was destroyed, and the Domain Lah worldship went into orbit over Myrkr.
During the Second Galactic Civil War, Jacen Solo brought Tahiri Veila to the system in order to use his abilities in flow-walking to revisit the Myrkr mission. Although Jacen claimed his intentions were noble, he was in fact manipulating Tahiri so that she would become more and more loyal to him and him alone. The two watched the final moments of the mission and Tahiri was able to give Anakin one last kiss before he succumbed to his wounds. So addicted to flow-walking was Tahiri that the two revisited the scene a further five times, tiring Jacen but completely bending her to his will.
Apart from the native Neti species Myrkr's population consisted of Human settlers of which most of them were mainly outlaws (smugglers, malcontents, and fugitives from other worlds), who primarily used the planet's obscurity for smuggling operations and other illegal activities. One such particular smuggler was Talon Karrde, who, during the Galactic Civil War, placed his smuggling organization's secret headquarters deep inside Myrkr's Great Northern Forest.
Behind the scenes
On numerous occasions, the New Jedi Order series of books has misspelled Myrkr as "Mukyr."
- Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Saga of Nomi Sunrider (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi (Mentioned only)
- The Admiral's List: Remember Serroco! Edition – Knights of the Old Republic 16 (Mentioned only)
- Galactic Republic Defense Ministry Daily Brief KD0092 – Knights of the Old Republic 24 (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel (Mentioned only)
- Darth Plagueis (Mentioned only)
- Darth Plagueis audiobook (Mentioned only)
- Episode I Adventures 7: Capture Arawynne (Mentioned only)
- Boba Fett: Hunted (Mentioned only)
- (Mentioned only)
- "Ghost"—Star Wars Tales 11 (Non-canonical mention)
- Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (Mentioned only)
- "Moment of Doubt"—Star Wars Tales 4 (Mentioned only)
- "The Kaal Connection"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 7 (Mentioned only)
- "First Contact"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 1 (Mentioned only)
- (Mentioned only)
- Heir to the Empire (First appearance)
- Dark Force Rising
- Dark Force Rising audiobook
- Dark Apprentice (Mentioned only)
- I, Jedi (Indirect mention only)
- The New Rebellion (Mentioned only)
- Specter of the Past (Mentioned only)
- Specter of the Past unabridged audiobook (Mentioned only)
- Vision of the Future (Mentioned only)
- Vision of the Future unabridged audiobook (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial
- The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I: Conquest (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Star by Star
- The New Jedi Order: Dark Journey
- The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream
- The New Jedi Order: Traitor (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Ylesia (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic II: Refugee (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic III: Reunion (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force (Mentioned only)
- Dark Nest I: The Joiner King (Mentioned only)
- Dark Nest III: The Swarm War (Mentioned only)
- Legacy of the Force: Inferno (Flow-walk)
- Legacy of the Force: Fury (Mentioned only)
- Fate of the Jedi: Omen (Mentioned only)
- Fate of the Jedi: Omen audiobook (Mentioned only)
- Heir to the Empire Sourcebook
- Dark Force Rising Sourcebook
- The Last Command Sourcebook
- The Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook
- "Straight from the Horse's Mouth: A Guide to the Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi Universe, Part 3"—Star Wars Insider 28
- Tales of the Jedi Companion
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons
- The Smuggler's Alliance"—Star Wars Gamer 3 "
- Alien Anthology
- "Who's Who in the New Jedi Order"—Star Wars Insider 57
- The New Jedi Order Sourcebook
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 11 (PLA7, Planets of the Inner Rim)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 16 (PLA9–10, Planets of the Inner Rim)
- Ultimate Adversaries
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Atlas
- The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
- Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook
- Star Wars: The Card Game – Between the Shadows (Card: Calling in Favors)
- Star Wars: The Card Game – Between the Shadows (Card: Talon Karrde) (Picture only)