Xi Char was a fanatic polytheistic religious order of the Xi Charrians that devoted itself to high-precision manufacturing. To that end, they founded the Haor Chall Engineering company. They were led by a Prelate. They thought that all life was a shadow of the paradise of the afterlife, believing that creating machines was a way to glimpse the afterlife.
Hard work was the same as prayer to them; when a member of the faith became injured, he voluntarily exiled himself so that no others would witness his imperfection. Xi Char factories doubled as religious cathedrals. Their motto was "The deity is in the details."
In 45 BBY, Raith Sienar infiltrated the Xi Char, stealing valuable information from them while posing as a convert to the order. When he was exposed for what he truly was, the Xi Char twice attempted to assassinate him, their second attempt in 38 BBY resulting in the death of his father, Narro. Because of his actions, the Xi Char refused to take any more Human apprentices, fearing betrayal.
In 19 BBY, the Xi Char assisted two Jedi Knights, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, in tracking down the Sith Lord Darth Sidious by pointing them to one of their number who had helped construct Nute Gunray's mechno-chair.
Products[edit | edit source]
- Advanced Droid Starfighter
- Guardian Mantis
- Light Droid Starfighter
- Manta droid subfighter
- Scarab-class Droid Starfighter
- Separatist Sub-Carrier
- Trade Federation droid bomber
- Variable Geometry Self-Propelled Battle Droid, Mark I
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Darth Plagueis (Mentioned only)
- The Starfighter Trap"—Star Wars Gamer 1 (Mentioned only) "
- Rogue Planet (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Mystery of a Thousand Moons" (Decoded) (Mentioned only)
- Labyrinth of Evil
- Legacy of the Force: Tempest (Mentioned only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Episode I Incredible Cross-Sections (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: Episode I The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars Starfighter: Starfighter Aces"—Star Wars Gamer 2 "
- The New Essential Guide to Characters
- The New Essential Guide to Droids
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia (As "Haor Chall")
- The Essential Atlas
- Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side
- The Essential Guide to Warfare