A proud Zygerrian, Darts D'Nar longed for the days when Zygerria was once again an influential power in the galaxy. He believed that an alliance with Count Dooku and the Separatists was a step in the path towards rebuilding this former glory, though he was often impatient at the Count's indirect means. To D'Nar, power not flexed is power wasted. With relish, he supervised the conquest of Kiro, and the forced relocation of thousands of Togruta colonists. A powerfully built Zygerrian, Darts D'Nar was a master of the electro-whip.
A horrific half-shelled monstrosity, the blixus is a rare beast that is regarded a prize to most collectors, as long as they are able to void the reach of its deadly tentacles.The blixus is coated with an articulated carapace, and hard chitin covers its six pick-like legs. Its well-muscled underbelly conceals a ghastly gash of a mouth filled with sharp teeth, and a pair of pincer-tipped graspers. Its most terrifying feature, though, are the five sinewy tentacles that terminate in sucker-lined grasping pads.
Zygerria is a picturesque world with fortress-capped mesas that extend above windswept plains. Graceful brezak creatures catch the wind currents and soar effortlessly from butte to butte. The beauty of the planet hides the fact that Zygerria's cities were all built upon the backs of slaves. For thousands of years, Zygerria supplied slave labor the the galaxy; the Zygerrian Slave Empire became wealthy and powerful, as did those who exploited their chained subjects. After the Jedi Knights cracked down on the slave trade, Zygerria diminished. Its old fortresses and slave markets are still impressive edifices, though their luster has faded from time. Some Zygerrians are actively plotting a return to the old ways, and are finding eager allies in the Clone Wars.
The Confederacy of Independent Systems, also known as the Separatist Alliance, was a collection of star systems and corporate titans that left the Republic and fought for independence against the Republic’s clone armies and Jedi Knights. The charismatic former Jedi Count Dooku was the Alliance’s political leader, while its military power came from credits and assets donated by powerful galactic trade groups. No one suspected that the Alliance was actually a tool of Darth Sidious, who had engineered the Clone Wars as part of a Sith plot to rule the galaxy.
The Zygerrians were a powerful people in the days of the Old Republic, before the Jedi Knights tore down their empire of slavery. When slavery was outlawed in Republic space, the Jedi Knights liberated countless beings from bondage, and the despicable trade the Zygerrians excelled in was pushed into the shadows of the underworld. Zygerrians are a humanoid species, with strong, angular features. They are very strong, able to easily dominate the weak when on equal footing. They are also quite cunning at ensuring they always maintain the upper hand in any situation.