In the book, STAR WARS THRAWN ALLIANCES, Darth Vader and Grand Admiral Thrawn go to the planet, BATUU to search for the Emperor’s disturbance in the Force. BATUU is on the outskirts of the area of the galaxy called THE UNKNOWN REGIONS – an area of galactic space that has not been mapped for hyperspace routes, all the species are not known to the core governments (i.e. The Galactic Empire) and has little trade with the known galaxy. It is where THRAWN or Mitth’raw’nuruodo’s people, the Chiss live in their space. It suggests that Chiss have been space-fairing beings for a long time and they do not travel beyond their space borders (due to xenophobia) until THRAWN.
So, Vader and Thrawn visit BATUU to search for this disturbance and are attacked by some kind of swarm of bug-like creatures that leave some kind of stone metal on their person to digest whatever can be digestible (somewhat like THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL in 2008)
THRAWN had heard of the Grysks and what they could do, but his demeanor is his usual calm, which often means he is calculating ways he could defeat them. VADER somewhat freaked out, but regained his composure. He hates sand and these Grysk bug swarm were like fighting with his lightsaber in sand.
Because of the type of combat that could disable Vader and Thrawn, some powerful fans who motivate millions have suggested that the Grysks are the YUUZHAN VONG.
The Yuuzhan Vong are an extra-galactic species that enter the Star Wars galaxy from the Unknown Regions and Invade and declare war on the Star Wars galaxy because the beings live side-by-side with droids that they religiously believe are abominations.
The Yuuzhan Vong are FORCE ABSENT so mind tricks and Force push do not work on their warriors. ALL of their technology are LIVING TECHNOLOGY called BIOTS. Their starships to their clothing are LIVING. They believe in a PANTHEON of gods and each god has a caste dedicated to them as they worship them. The caste of Yuuzhan Vong that is seen often in the fan pictures are of the WARRIOR CASTE because of their ferocity. They carry large serpents that turn into staffs and fight in a martial art they created (probably like Akido with some mix).
There is much more to them than here, and please visit ONE of the SWAG77 sites to learn about the YUUZHAN VONG EMPIRE.
The STAR WARS ACTORS GUILD 77 has been roleplaying characters, created characters and stories about the YUUZHAN VONG for over 10 years. WE KNOW ABOUT the YUUZHAN VONG and we have rallied for their reintroduction into the Disney Star Wars canon for years.
We feel that with GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE, RECYCLING, WASTE MANAGEMENT, DILAPIDATED INFRASTRUCTURES, DIRTY OCEANS, LOSS OF FRESH POTABLE WATER and LIFEFORM MASS EXTINCTIONS on the rise, the YUUZHAN VONG as fictional movie characters are uniquely positioned to examine such stories for relevancy and find solutions. The YUUZHAN VONG found a way to live thousands of years from their galaxy to the Star Wars galaxy with their BIOTS. Any fan can be inspired by science fiction movies, and one never knows who that is…
Based on our stories, our conversations and our programs we have put forth, WE ARE SAYING:
THE GRYSKS ARE NOT THE YUUZHAN VONG
The Grysks are too unorganized to be an existential threat. The Yuuzhan Vong by definition are existential threats.
The Grysks have no formal organized military. The Yuuzhan Vong have an entire caste dedicated to worshiping a god to drive their military. Strange weapons does not minimize their military readiness and capabilities. Underestimating them will cause planets to be eaten.
The Grysks use too much metal and trade with unsavory people. The Yuuzhan Vong HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE any metal object crafted by some being’s hand to rule over them. Be it droid or weapon or ruling cane. The only metals that are seen as good to them are COORDINATED…
Must say this, the Grysks may have learned some tactics from the CONFEDERACY OF INDEPENDENT SYSTEMS or SEPARATISTS while they were active in THE UNKNOWN REGIONS. It explains why their military abilities are so shabby.
IF…. The Separatists got too far into THE UNKNOWN REGIONS and the YUUZHAN VONG saw them, it would make the YUUZHAN VONG go crazy to fight with a fervor that is drunk on the religiosity as a crusade. The YUUZHAN VONG do not play that droid mess.
It explains SOME aspects of STAR WARS THRAWN: ALLIANCE — Thrawn steals SEPARATIST technology for use by the CHISS. If the YUUZHAN VONG randomly associated that concept, no wonder the CHISS feel attacked from out of nowhere.
IF SNOKE is an UMBARAN and some of his Force abilities are what UMBARANS have, which is TECHNOPATHY — the ability to change electronic technology in one’s favor — or access to computers and change programs as a “Force Hacker” — and he got flipped by the SEPARATISTS (because the UMBARANS did join the CIS for a moment — Star Wars The Clone Wars Season 4 – Darkness on Umbara) — then he went into The Unknown Regions (separate from the Chiss) to set up “shop” and got in the way with the YUUZHAN VONG plans…OH YES…IT’S ON!
SHEEV PALPATINE or DARTH SIDIOUS did a clusterfuck. As a Sith, he chose the violent pathway. He wanted to fight the YUUZHAN VONG and saw it as something to be easily DEALT WITH in the Empire. Perhaps the FIRST ORDER was doing the same. But doing away with the JEDI was the mistake.
In the Legends Canon (SWEU) Luke Skywalker figured out the YUUZHAN VONG and defeated them.
IF Disney decides to bring the YUUZHAN VONG back, they are left with very little to fight back. Which means there will be some retcon and some watering down (namely the religiosity). Because the Yuuzhan Vong would shape all the Force using characters to their whims and kill the rest. But, we don’t think that will ever happen. Hopefully, Disney does some kind of justice. But it is unlikely.
Just know the GRYSKS are NOT THE YUUZHAN VONG.
SNOKE is not a Yuuzhan Vong either. Listen to our PODCAST here:
Start your reading about the YUUZHAN VONG in the books here