|“||Once, the Drengir ssspread across the galaxy feasting on flesh and bone wherever it wasss found. The harvest was abundant. The harvest was plentiful. Others saw our power and reaped alongside usss, working together for the greatest gain. But nothing lasts forever. Sssoon they betrayed us, as was their nature... sssoon they paid the price. Fearing what they could not kill, they plotted against us... they trapped the firsst of us within their totems, forcing her to sleep. And wile the Great Progenitor slept, we slept also beneath the ground. Until travellers stumbled upon the Progenitor... waking her from her ssslumber... waking usss all.||„|
|~ The history of the Drengir.|
The Drengir are the secondary antagonistic faction of the first phase of the Star Wars: The High Republic multimedia project.
The Drengir were a species of sentient, amorphous plant-like carnivores originating from the planet Miluta in Wild Space. They were an enemy to all life, as their only desire was to consume meat and inflict suffering upon their prey. The Drengir were deeply rooted in the dark side of the Force and could corrupt other lifeforms into serving them. Members of the species, as well as those who joined them, belonged to a collective consciousness commanded by the first and greatest of the Drengir—the Great Progenitor.
Prior to the formation of the Galactic Republic, the Drengir conquered worlds and destroyed civilizations. Their initial reign of terror was ended, however, when their allies the Sith betrayed them and sealed the Great Progenitor on a space station created by the Amaxine warriors. The rest of the Drengir were also forced to sleep due to their reliance on the Progenitor, falling into stasis all across the outer regions of the galaxy.
Centuries, if not millennia, later, the Great Progenitor was accidentally awakened by a group of Jedi who became stranded on the Amaxine station and used the Force to remove the seals. The Drengir were, as a result, freed all across the Galactic Frontier. As they had eons before, the Drengir once again attacked and devoured all meat they came across. Over the next year, they fought on numerous battlefronts against members of the Jedi Order.
The Drengir are one of the two main antagonistic forces (alongside the Nihil) of the novel The High Republic: Into the Dark and the comic series The High Republic, the secondary antagonistic faction of the manga series The High Republic: The Edge of Balance, a minor antagonistic force in the novel The High Republic: The Rising Storm and the comic series The High Republic Adventures, and a major antagonistic force in the novel The High Republic: Race to Crashpoint Tower.
- The Drengir were designed by Iain McCaig, a concept artist for the Star Wars prequel trilogy of films who was noticeably responsible for designing Darth Maul.