The scintil vine was a flowering vine native to the planet of Ruusan, and one of the few to survive the damage done to the planet during the battle there[1] between the Jedi of the Army of Light and the Sith of the Brotherhood of Darkness.[2]

At some point, Ruusan's residents discovered that when the vine's flowers were mixed with powdered tass root and dampened, a highly corrosive paste was formed that could destroy rock and metal.[1] In 990 BBY,[3] the hermit Darovit used the paste to sabotage the construction of a monument being built to honor sacrifice of the Jedi who had fought in the battle.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

The scintil vine first appeared in the 2007 novel Darth Bane: Rule of Two, written by Drew Karpyshyn.[2]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 130 ("Scintil vine")
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Darth Bane: Rule of Two
  3. The New Essential Chronology places the end of the Ruusan campaign in 1000 BBY. Darth Bane: Rule of Two dates the events of the novel, including Darovit's sabotage, to ten years later. Therefore, the sabotage must have occurred in 990 BBY.
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