Niiriit Esh
Niiriit Esh
Biographical Information
Died28 ABY, Coruscant
Physical Description
SpeciesYuuzhan Vong
Eye colorDark
Chronological and Political Information
EraNew Jedi Order Era
  • Yuuzhan Vong Empire
  • Shamed Ones

  • Niiriit Esh, crèche-sister to Shoon-mi Esh, was a female Yuuzhan Vong Shamed One living in the dark underbelly of Yuuzhan'tar, the former capital of the New Galactic Republic. A former Warrior, Niiriit was shamed in a defeat during one of the battles of the Yuuzhan Vong War, but her spirit was not defeated. She was part of one of the many, independent Shamed One groups, and revered the Jedi Knights as the future saviors of her people. When Nom Anor was brought to her group she was initially suspicious of him, but after a while, she realized the benefits he could bring them. She also began to enjoy his company, and Niiriit was the only one among the Shamed Ones that Nom Anor appeared to have any respect for. Niiriit sacrificed herself for Nom Anor and the others of her group when attacked by warriors during the quiet of night. Her death scream almost made Nom Anor stay and fight—but only for a moment.


    A female Yuuzhan Vong, Niiriit Esh was a proud warrior of the Yuuzhan Vong Empire. However, during the Yuuzhan Vong War, it was a defeat to a humiliated and Esh was forced to hide in the lower levels of Yuuzhan'tar, formerly Coruscant. She was part of a group of humiliated that worshiped the Jedi and hoped of them salvation. Other members of her group were for example Kunra or Vuurok I'pan. Someday Nom Anor joined the group, who was on the run after his renewed failure. Niiriit recognized the former executor and this was the confidence with which she spoke to him, surprised and was about to kill them. But Anor decided to join the group in order to gain an advantage for themselves.

    Her brother Shoon-mi, who was also a Shamed Ones, Niiriit had not making good contact more because they could not understand that he still served the old gods and worked for them. They wanted him to their faith joins the Jedi, which this did not. Niiriit and Nom developed in the time they spent together in the hiding place of the humiliated, stronger feelings for each other. Kunra, who also harbored an interest in Niiriit, saw with disgust. One night it came so far that Niiriit crept room in Nom Anors. However, this she held for an enemy intruder and pulled a gun. Before he realized that it was Niiriit, it was already too late and the frightened Ashamed had run. A little later, the camp of the humiliated of warriors of the Yuuzhan Vong was raided. These were the origin of numerous thefts in recent times and wanted to eradicate these. Niiriit turned the attackers and was killed. Nom Anor and Kunra fled and only heard Niiriits death cry.