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 between the Jedi of the Army of Light and the Sith of the Brotherhood of Darkness.
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. In 990 BBY, 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.
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Notes and references
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 130 ("Scintil vine")
- Darth Bane: Rule of Two
- 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.