Behind the scenesEdit
- "There once was a Heep-heep from Zrak
Who found himself in a crack
The harder he tried
To remove his backside
The deeper he sank and that's that!"
- ―A poem
The Zrak system was first mentioned in The Essential Atlas, a third-generation Essential Guide written by Jason Fry and Daniel Wallace and published by Del Rey in August 2009. The book placed the system in the Outer Rim Territories, within the Nijune sector. Fry has stated that "planets not assigned a system in [a] published source can be assumed to reside in [the] system of [the] same name." This article assumes the same applies for Zrak, an undefined location first introduced in a one-page poem written by Bob Carrau for the 1993 book Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas, a publication that combines creature designs and photographs from various projects of George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars franchise, with original text by Carrau. The poem identifies Zrak as the home to a reptilian species known as Heep-heep; a rhyming poem once spoke of a male Heep-heep from Zrak who became stuck in a crack. Lucasfilm employee Leland Chee, who maintains the Holocron continuity database, has indicated that information contained in the 1993 book is non-canonical.
- The Essential Atlas (First mentioned)