- "Even life-forms without midi-chlorians and cellular structures, such as the fractal urchins of Protogeyser, can touch its energy."
- ―An excerpt from The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force by Jedi biologist Bowspritz, discussing the ability of animals to touch the Force
Protogeyser was an Inner Rim planet in the Protogeyser system. Known to the wider galaxy by the Ruusan Reformation of 1000 BBY, Protogeyser was the homeworld of the fractal urchins, a non-sentient species that lacked cellular structures and thus midi-chlorians, life-forms that lived symbiotically inside cells and allowed their symbiont to detect the Force. This distinction earned the fractal urchins, along with their home planet, a mention in the "Galactic Bestiary" section of the Jedi trainee guidebook The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force, where the Jedi biologist Bowspritz used the species as an example of animals that were connected to the Force despite their lack of midi-chlorians.
Behind the scenes
Created by author Daniel Wallace, Protogeyser was first mentioned in the 2010 reference book The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force. In 2012, the planet received system and region placements in the Online Appendix of The Essential Atlas at StarWars.com.
- The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force (First mentioned)