People of Chulak

From The Stargate Omnipedia


The people of Chulak, Teal'c's homeworld, are Jaffa – enslaved servants of the Goa'uld. Among the population are also a number of priests who administer other needs, most notably implantation of larval Goa'uld symbiotes into young Jaffa who have come of age.

The Chulak culture has been forcibly maintained at a minimal progressive level under the heel of the occupying Goa'uld, who have thrones of luxury on the world. The general population exists parallel to an archaic period of Earth, with little to no industrialization.

In certain outlying sectors of the populated areas lie pockets of communities who have been outcast from the Chulak hierarchy, but have avoided destruction. These outcasts live in constant fear in impoverished, makeshift villages, and when a Jaffa or other aggressors are near they run in fear. The priests seem to be the only ones who minister to these outcasts.

Searching for his infant son, Apophis once attacked Chulak and killed countless Jaffa. But with the destruction of Apophis the people of Chulak possess a ray of hope. If only to remove the necessity of symbiotes, which are continually growing scarce, they could be freed forever. Alas, that day is still on the horizon, and the Chulak people need every hand of sympathy. Yet they are a proud people, and only a minority agrees with Teal'c and Bra'tac's belief that the Goa'uld are false gods.


FIRST APPEARED - Children of the Gods


Children of the Gods - The team follows Apophis to Chulak, where Teal'c defies his god and joins them. The planet is a Goa'uld stronghold, apparently Apophis's primary source for his Jaffa warriors.
Bloodlines - Teal'c and SG-1 return to Chulak to try and stop his son from being implanted with a larval Goa'uld. Jackson and Carter steal a symbiote and destroy a religious temple populated by Goa'uld larva.
Family - When Apophis brainwashes Teal'c's son, SG-1 returns to Chulak to bring him back -- but find that the world and the family Teal'c left behind does not support his actions.
Into the Fire - Teal'c leaves the SGC and attempts to raise an army against the Goa'uld on Chulak, but meets with little success among the loyal Jaffa.
Maternal Instinct - Bra'tac flees Chulak with a dying pupil, informing the team that Apophis has invaded the planet and wiped out many who once worshipped him.
The Serpent's Venom - Teal'c visits Chulak to meet with fellow resistance leaders, but is betrayed into the hands of Heru'ur.
Threshold - Teal'c recalls his former life in the service of Apophis, when Bra'tac trained him to be a skilled warrior -- and a wise servant of the evil Goa'uld. Despite his wife's protests, Teal'c learns that the Goa'uld are not gods.