For other uses, see Squill (disambiguation).

"What are squills?"
"Humanoid animals. They are vicious and cruel. You should be very careful."
―A spacer and Watto[src]

The squill was a large carnivorous creature native to the planet of Tatooine.

Description[edit | edit source]

"I heard he plans to add squill meat to the menu. You don't want those things jumping out at you!"
Jano Bix, about Byxle Pedette[src]

The creature averaged 2.5 meters tall and often bore a greenish color to its leathery hide. Multiple different subspecies of squill included desert squills, mountain squills, festering squills, noxious squills, and malignant squills.[1] The squills were an aggressive species and could easily outrun any Human.[4]

Most of the squills of Tatooine, with the exception of those in scattered nests, lived in the infamous Squill Cave, a large cavern located in a rocky region of the planet,[2] and in the Squill Sanctuary, an area in the middle of the desert.[3] A group of squills was also found in the desert region, Salma, on Endor.[1]

Looking into the maw of a squill.

History[edit | edit source]

"Jabba's picky about salads. He will eat squill liver salad though."
Porcellus[src]

Jabba the Hutt's cook, Porcellus, used livers of mountain squills from the Squill Sanctuary to make squill liver salad.[3] The Tasty Dried Critters franchise also planned on selling squill meat.[5] After the Battle of Yavin, a commoner in Mos Entha attempted to lure spacers into going in the cave to kill some squills and collect their skin. The commoner pretended that squill hide jacket were very popular.[6]

During the Galactic Civil War, the Squill Cave attracted adventurers. However, many bold mercenaries lost their way in the twisting tunnels of the cave and suffered painful deaths.[2] Common rumors stated that an elderly hermit resided deep in the cave's recesses.[7]

The Galactic Empire also transported squills laced with Bledsoe's disease with the intention of selling them to Rebel agents, but the plan backfired when traveling Jawas took the transport container and ate the squills, unknowingly infecting themselves with the disease.[8]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided—Point of Interest: "Squill Cave" on Tatooine
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided—Quest: "Jabba's Palace : Porcellus" on Tatooine
  4. SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit—Legacy Quest: "Squill Diving" on Tatooine
  5. SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit—Quest: "Tasty Dried Critters" on Tatooine
  6. SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided—Herald NPC: "a commoner" on Tatooine
  7. SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided—Quest: "The Mark of the Hero" on Tatooine
  8. Tatooine Sojourn

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