The Taung & Zhell Society was a student society at the University of Coruscant, on the planet of the same name. Tiaan Jerjerrod, a Tinnel IV native who later became a Moff of the Galactic Empire, was once a member of that society.[1]

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The Taung & Zhell Society was first mentioned in the canon boxed set and reference book Star Wars: The Rebel Files, authored by Daniel Wallace and released in 2017.[1] Wallace intended it as a reference to the Skull and Bones secret society[2] at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.[3]

In the Star Wars Legends continuity, the Taungs and the Zhell were two ancient groups who fought a centuries-long war for control over Coruscant, then known as Notron, from circa 200,000 BBY[4] to sometime before 90,000 BBY.[5]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars: The Rebel Files
  2. TwitterLogo.svg Daniel Wallace (@danwall88) on Twitter: "@LelalMekha That's exactly right, good catch!" (backup link) (In response to "[...] I assume that the 'Taung & Zhell Society' in The Rebel Files is an allusion to the Skull and Bones (mixed with a good old EU reference, of course)?")
  3. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Skull and Bones. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Archived from the original on June 17, 2018. Retrieved on June 17, 2018.
  4. Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare Author's Cut, Part 2 — Ancient Coruscant on (article) (backup link)
  5. The Essential Atlas
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