For other uses, see Vandrayk.
"There are no space slugs in the Anoat field."
"I thought that, too—most of the asteroids are poor candidates on the Vandrayk Scale. But there must be some, because that's where the mynocks came from."
―Firmus Piett and Rae Sloane[1]

The Vandrayk Scale was a measurement that related to the likelihood for an asteroid to house the exogorth species. A majority of the asteroids of the Anoat asteroid belt[1] in the Outer Rim[2] were poor candidates on the Vandrayk Scale, though exogorths nonetheless inhabited the asteroid field. When the Galactic Empire attempted to locate the Rebel Alliance vessel Millennium Falcon in the asteroid field following the Battle of Hoth[1] in 3 ABY,[3] Commodore Rae Sloane determined that the Falcon had been hidden inside an exogorth by discovering the bodies of mynocks, creatures that could be found in exogorths' mouths. Admiral Firmus Piett doubted the possibility, and Sloane agreed that it would seem unlikely, citing the Vandrayk Scale.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

"This arc would be remembered in 2020 in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – From A Certain Point of View. Not only did the exogorth name get used repeatedly, but my story about the space slugs makes mention of the Vandrayk scale as a system for measuring whether asteroids might have slugs."
―John Jackson Miller[4]

The Vandrayk Scale was mentioned in the short story "Lord Vader Will See You Now," written by John Jackson Miller for the 2020 anthology From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back.[1] Its name is a reference to[4] Gorman Vandrayk, a character in the Star Wars Legends comic series Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, also written by Miller.[5] Introduced in the series' third issue, published by Dark Horse Comics[6] on March 29, 2006,[7] Vandrayk possessed expertise regarding exogorths.[5]


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