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So, the mysterious object Canderous encountered...

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So, the mysterious object Canderous encountered...

Kilikaa's Avatar

04.13.2012 , 01:40 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Forgon View Post
The vong imo (especially aesthetically, despite coming first) are glorified space Darkspawn that are supposed to be so great, powerful, and mighty. I am fine with adding new villains or creating more interesting cultures (why I love Old Republic era Mandos) but I am definitely perplexed as it why it was a good idea to introduce a race from another galaxy that slaughters endlessly and then end the series by making peace with that race.
Now it has been quite a while since I read up on Vong history so I may have some things wrong, but here goes...

The Yuuzhan Vong were originally native to the living planet Zonama Sekot. This means that they were also originally native to the galaxy. They may have also at one been point have been part of the Living Force like everything else. Something happened, however, and they were kicked off the planet, separated from the Force and banished from the galaxy.

Peace was made with them due to the re-emergence of Zonama Sekot over Coruscant. That was a huge factor to ending the war. Now mind you the Vong were being defeated by this time but the arrival of Zonama Sekot helped bring the war to a quicker end.

Like I said, it has been a long time since I have read up on Vong history and all this is from pure memory. If I am wrong on any of it I apologize in advance. But hopefully there is enough here that is correct, or close enough, that it clarifies some things for you

octave's Avatar

04.13.2012 , 02:02 PM | #12

No. The Vong originated outside of the galaxy and Zonama Sekot was a seed of their original planet that was destroyed.

Genghistwelve's Avatar

04.14.2012 , 01:20 AM | #13
The Vong connection to the KotoR-era can get even a bit more esoteric than Canderous' encounter.

In Marvel Comics' "Planet of the Hoojibs," issue -- the one that introduces Plif and the planet, there's a creature called the slivilith. Mind you, this story was in the 80's, well before the Vong.

Wizards of the Coast produced an Alien Anthology role-playing game supplement, after NJO had begun, that retroactively identified the Marvel slivilith as being a sort of Vong "probe droid," and they'd been sending the things out for thousands and thousands of years.
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lokivoid's Avatar

04.14.2012 , 04:20 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by RaptureRocker View Post
Was it a Vong ship? He says it was unlike anything he'd ever seen, with highly advanced weapons, and it left the known galaxy. All of that points to the Vong. Sorry if I'm slow at picking up on this, but it's been a long, LONG time since I went through that conversation with him, and back then I knew nothing about the Yuuzahn Vong.
it was not a "ship" it was a non-sentient creature created by the vong to act as a probe.

Kilikaa's Avatar

04.14.2012 , 05:48 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by octave View Post

No. The Vong originated outside of the galaxy and Zonama Sekot was a seed of their original planet that was destroyed.
Like I said, been quite a while since reading about the Vong. Thanks for clearing this up for me. Working strictly from memory is a bad idea when it comes to Star Wars lol.