Basilisk was a Core world in the Arrowhead of the Slice, near Coruscant.
Basilisk was home to the Basiliskans, an intelligent lizard species. They were the creators of the Basilisk war droids, that were rumored to be modeled after themselves. During their war with the Mandalorians around the year 4017 BBY, the Basiliskans chemically poisoned their own planet, in a last effort to defeat their conquerors. Despite receiving Jedi and Republic reinforcements under Sidrona Diath at the Battle of Basilisk, the Mandalorians conquered the planet and enslaved the remaining Basiliskans.
After the war, the Mandalorians found a new use for the Basiliskans. With their tough hides and claws, with which they could be trained, and their intelligence, the Mandalorians used them as weapons for aerial and ground fighting during later wars. Because of this the Basiliskans degenerated and became nothing more than beasts. As such, they were re-named the Lagartoz War Dragons.
During the Jedi Civil War there was another battle over the planet. The planet was once more fought over during the Clone Wars.
The New Republic captured the planet at some point after the Battle of Endor.
Behind the scenesEdit
The PC video game Star Wars: Rebellion mistakenly places Basilisk in the Moddell sector.