Whorm Loathsom was a male Kerkoiden who hailed from the planet of Kerkoidia and served as the general of the Retail Caucus's military forces in the Confederacy of Independent Systems. An accomplished commander, his numerous victories led him to infamy throughout the Core Worlds. In 22 BBY, Loathsom captured the planet of Christophsis, and the Galactic Republic dispatched Jedi-led clone trooper forces to liberate the planet. After several days of fighting, Loathsom was forced to retreat, but he soon launched a counterattack, advancing his battle droid troops behind a deflector shield that rendered the Republic's artillery useless.

High Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi pretended to surrender to the Kerkoiden in order to gain time for Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, to eliminate the shield generator. Loathsom eventually lost patience with discussing Kenobi's "terms of surrender" and threatened to kill the Jedi, but after Skywalker and Tano destroyed the generator, the Kerkoiden himself was captured. The Republic forces eradicated the Confederate droids, leaving Loathsom shamed with his defeat.

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