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"I would say please but—"
"It gives you a rash."
"That and grilled ormachek."
―Ghal Tarpfen and Velko Jahen[1]

Grilled ormachek was a food item that gave the Mon Calamari Ghal Tarpfen a rash.[1] Around 231 BBY,[2] she mentioned it to the Soikan Velko Jahen while joking that saying "please" also resulted in a rash for the Mon Cal.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

A jar of ormachek from the Legends continuity

Ormachek was first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in the first installment of "Starlight: Past Mistakes," a short story written by Cavan Scott. The story was published in the 205th issue of the Star Wars Insider magazine as part of the Star Wars: The High Republic: Starlight serialized fiction[1] on September 21, 2021.[3]

In the Star Wars Legends continuity, ormachek was first mentioned in the 1996 novel Before the Storm, written by Michael P. Kube-McDowell, where it was also associated with a Mon Calamari: Admiral Gial Ackbar.[4] It then made a full appearance in the 2003 Sony Online Entertainment massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Star Wars Galaxies.[5]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 SWInsider.png "Starlight: Past Mistakes" – Star Wars Insider 205206
  2. "Starlight: Past Mistakes" takes place several months after the Republic Fair. As the fair occurred one year after the launch of Starlight Beacon according to The High Republic: The Rising Storm, and The Star Wars Book dates that launch to 232 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope—corresponding to 232 BBY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas—"Past Mistakes" must also take place around 231 BBY.
  3. RedTitanThingy.png Star Wars Insider #205 on Titan Comics' official website (backup link)
  4. Before the Storm
  5. Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided—Item: "Ormachek"