"I am looking for something discreet, as always. Perhaps a recipe to induce hallucinatory effects later on—something that might prompt him to open his speeder door and leap out, or jump from his tower balcony."
―Black Sun's Guri instructs Tavvar Va'ran on the poisoning of Fendrilon Koozar[1]

Thetametabuterin was a tasteless, nearly untraceable chemical. When combined with certain other components and introduced to the Human physiology, thetametabuterin could cause hallucinatory effects.[1]

In 3.5 ABY,[2] Prince Xizor of the Black Sun crime syndicate secretly arranged to have the meddlesome Imperial Advisor Fendrilon Koozar killed at the Manarai restaurant on the planet Coruscant.[3] To that end, Manarai Master Chef Tavvar Va'ran added a dose of thetametabuterin to Koozar's Wroonian flycatcher filet, along with a hybrid mold and collafa spice to other parts of the meal. This recipe later produced an uncontrollable fit in Koozar, who died as a result after crashing his luxury airspeeder in a fiery explosion.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Thetametabuterin was introduced in "A Very Special Meal," a short story included in the 1996 Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook, written by Peter Schweighofer for West End Games' Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 WEG icon2.jpg "A Very Special Meal" – Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook
  2. The New Essential Chronology dates the events of the Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire multimedia project, which includes the short story "A Very Special Meal" from the Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook, to 3.5 ABY.
  3. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 226 ("Koozar, Fendrilon")