"Where do those folks over there come from? And is it a group, or one person?"
"Why, a group, of course, sir. They are from the fourth world of Markbee's Star, specifically, from—if I am not mistaken—Zeffliffl."
Han Solo and C-3PO[src]

Zeffliffl was a planet in the Atrivis sector of the Outer Rim Territories, located on the Relgim Run. It was home to the Zeffliffl species, which evolved in salt water seas in the planet's southern hemisphere. The Zeffliffl had established contact with the wider galaxy prior to 14 ABY.


Zeffliffl was the fourth planet orbiting Markbee's Star,[3] located in the Atrivis sector of the Outer Rim Territories.[1] It lay on the Relgim Run, a hyperlane that branched off the Braxant Run. Zeffliffl was bracketed on this hyperlane by the Generis system coreward and the Nam'ta system rimward.[2] In the planet's southern hemisphere there was a small continent with salt water seas.[3]


The planet Zeffliffl evolved sentient life within the shallow seas of a continent in its southern hemisphere. This species, the Zeffliffl, resembled lumps of dark green or blue-black seaweed. Groups of these individuals bonded together such that any outsiders who joined the group were rejected at a subconscious level, akin to an allergic reaction.[3]

At some point prior to 14 ABY, the galaxy discovered Zeffliffl, and some familiarity with its native species was not uncommon for protocol droids such as the 3PO-series protocol droid model. In 14 ABY, a group of Zeffliffl traveled to the Imperial research station-turned-bazaar known as Crseih Station. There, they presented an ill member of their species to the Waru, an extra-galactic being, for healing.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

Zeffliffl was first mentioned in the 1994 novel The Crystal Star, written by Vonda N. McIntyre. The peculiar subconscious recognition of Zeffliffl groupmates served to negate theories put forward by Han Solo to explain the Waru away as a sham. The planet was later included in the 1998 computer game Star Wars: Rebellion and the accompanying Star Wars: Rebellion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, the latter of which misspelled the planet "Zeffiffi." Both placed Zeffliffl in the Atrivis sector, and the video game provided an image of the planet; however, this image was also shared by ten other aquatic worlds. The planet and species were later also mentioned in the 1998 Star Wars Encyclopedia and its placement confirmed by The Essential Atlas.

Star Wars: Rebellion cartography[]

Star Wars: Rebellion provided travel times between planets within the same sector; however, on a number of occasions, these were significantly longer than other canonical sources. As such, these travel times seem to reflect game mechanics rather than canonical travel times. Nonetheless, the times given for Zeffliffl were as follows:

Travel times Nam'ta Despayre Generis Moltok Spefik Fedje To Coruscant
Zeffliffl 12 days 9 days 9 days 4 days 6 days 7 days 32 days



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