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"He said the Jedi will always have an ally here on Skako Minor."
Poletec leader, as translated by Tech[src]

Skako Minor, or simply Skako, was a planet located in the galaxy's Core Worlds that was the homeworld of the Skakoan and Poletec species. It was controlled by the Techno Union, whose headquarters was the city of Purkoll. Amongst those born on this world was Wat Tambor, foreman of the aforementioned commerce guild and member of the Separatist Council. Despite the Techno Union's ostensible neutrality, Skako Minor was captured by the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars, and its successor, the Galactic Empire, maintained the occupation into the Galactic Civil War.

DescriptionEdit

Skako Minor

Skako Minor

Located in the galaxy's Core Worlds, in grid square L-9 on the Standard Galactic Grid, the planet Skako Minor sat between Brentaal and Fedalle on the Hydian Way hyperspace route.[1] A temperate world, its misty surface featured canyons, mountains, caverns, craters,[4] and fungal forests.[3] It had an atmosphere[5] of hydrogen sulphide,[3] which had a unique pressure.[5]

Native fauna included eight-eyed, gasbag-headed vine walkers known as octuptarras[5] and large, flying reptiles[6] known as keeradaks.[7]

Society and cultureEdit

"Rex, what do we know about this place?"
"On this part of Skako, there's a race of locals, the Poletecs. All we know is they're very primitive."
"Primitive is being kind. My intel says the Poletecs worship flying reptiles."
Anakin Skywalker receives intel from Rex and Tech[src]

Skako Minor was the homeworld of the sentient Skakoan[5] and the Poletec species.[6] Due to Skako Minor's unique pressure, the Skakoans had to wear pressure suits to survive off-world; otherwise, they would explode when exposed to standard oxygen-based atmospheres. Wat Tambor, the foreman of the Techno Union during the final years of the Republic, was a male Skakoan from this world[5] and became regarded as the planet's most cherished inhabitant.[3]

The Poletec were a primitive species who worshipped large flying reptiles known as keeradaks. They remained neutral during the Clone Wars and lived in small settlements.[2]

LocationsEdit

"Tambor was Skako's most cherished son. For us, his personal workshop is a holy site."
Hallio Bas, on Tambor's personal workspace[src]
Imperials on skako

Forces of the Galactic Empire on Skako Minor during the Son-tuul Pride's mission to the planet

The Techno Union built their headquarters,[4] the city of Purkoll, on Skako Minor, nearby a Poletec village.[2] It was also the location of a Techno Union cache, which served as the personal workshop of Wat Tambor and was treated as a holy site by the Skakoan people.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

"The Techno Union owns everything on this planet, including the primitives."
―Wat Tambor, in the story reel for "On the Wings of Keeradaks"[src]

Skako was first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in a featurette[9] included in Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season One, a box set available on Blu-ray or DVD that included the entire first season of the canon animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars[10] that was released on November 3, 2009.[11] It first appeared in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "A Distant Echo".[2] It was originally created for Cloak of Deception, a Star Wars Legends novel written by James Luceno[12] that was released on May 29, 2001.[13]

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