Xorr The God-Jewel
Xorr The God-Jewel
Personal Info:
Real Name: Xorr
Also Known As: Jewel-Demon, Living God-Jewel, Spawner of Worlds
Place Of Birth: Inaplicable
First Appearance: Thor Vol.1 #214 (1973) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: No known Associates
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Gramos
Grudges: Thor
Creators: Gerry Conway and Sal Buscema.
Xorr possesses immense, incalculable power, on par with a being such as Galactus. It can siphon energy from other large sources of power, such as planets and stars. It cannot survive a nova explosion. Xorr's crystalline composition apparently possesses inherent electromagnetic properties.
Six million years ago, the Xorri race faced extinction. Their sun was on the verge of going nova. When they discovered this fact, they had two centuries to prepare. After reviewing a number of alternatives, they decided they did not want to leave their culture and the planet Xorr behind. The advanced society crafted immense machinery, which at the moment of their sun's explosion covered their planet with an impenetrable shell of nuclear force. The shell proved capable of shielding the planet from the explosion, although the force of the explosion did send the entire planet, shell and all, careening through space. Over the eons, the shield contracted, and its nuclear energies caused the planet to contract with it. Ultimately, the shield crystallized, becoming an immense jewel, less than a thousandth of its former size.
One million years ago, the Jewel smashed into a barren asteroid in the Dark Nebula. The Jewel took mental control of some of the beings who travelled to the asteroid, forcing them to mine the asteroid, to free the entrapped Jewel. These beings established Orion Base as their home. In recent years, the miners were forced to defend Xorr against the Gramosians, who tried to raid its resources. While fighting off the Gramosians, the number of miners dwindled from sixty to three; Kagg, Rothgar,and Quellor served as the last miners of Xorr.