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The Taung & Zhell Society was a student society at the University of Coruscant, on the planet of the same name.[1] The society shared its name with the Taung and Zhell, two ancient and historical sentient species from Coruscant.[2] Tiaan Jerjerrod, a Tinnel IV native who later became a Moff of the Galactic Empire, was once a member of the society.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Taung & Zhell Society was 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[3] at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Star Wars: The Rebel Files
  2. Build the Millennium Falcon.png Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 61 (Guide to the Galaxy: Galactic Time and Dates)
  3. 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)?")
  4. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica: Skull and Bones. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Archived from the original on June 17, 2018.
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