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  1. freak-pudding

    freak-pudding Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 29, 2002
    Have you recently been writing a story that seems to deal exclusively with Humans? Getting tired of the same old aliens of the movies? Well, look here for inspiration!

    This thread is for writers who've come up with an alien species all their own that they really like & are willing to share. Of course, if you use one of the species listed here, it would be nice for you to advertise this thread for a while... :D

    Okay, here's the form:

    Type of Species: (Sentient, Beast of Burden, Wildlife, or Pet, etc.?)
    Name of Species:
    Meaning of Name:(Optional)
    Origin: (Where did they come from?)
    Government System: (if any)
    Are They Extinct?: (yes or no & if yes, then put when)
    Physical Description:
    Mental Description: (Force-sensitive? Telepathic? Slower than normal? Extremely intelligent?)
    Special Powers: (Any strange, different powers they possess?)

    Thanks for contributing!
  2. Lady_Moonbeam

    Lady_Moonbeam Jedi Youngling star 3

    Aug 4, 2002
    Name of Species: K'marans

    Homeworld(s): Kselaeumara (K'mara)

    Government System: monarchy, and then a complex caste system

    Are They Extinct?: no

    Physical Description: humanoid, with very dark complexions and hair (ranging from Hawaiian or Vietnamese to African)

    Mental Description: cultural disdain for the Jedi, devoted to music, generally foolish and obsessed with being as frivolous as possible (again, cultural), naturally liguistic

    FELICIA_ZEZILI Jedi Youngling star 3

    Aug 5, 2001
    Name of Species: Chattan
    Meaning of Name: Clan of the cats
    Homeworld: Chattan
    Origin: (I'm not really clear what you mean by this)
    Government System:They have classes: Surfs, Lords ect...
    Are They Extinct?:No
    Physical Description: Short, sleek fur covers their entire body and the color of the fur indicates of clan they belong to. They have long pointed ears that arch back to behind their head and big narrow eyes.
    Mental Description: They can be force sensative but it is very rare. They are good with numbers. They can be easily irritated and when they become stressed they shed.

    This species appears in my fic [link=]Lost in the Darkness II: when I was Cruel[/link].
  4. freak-pudding

    freak-pudding Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 29, 2002
    Type of Species: Sentient Beings
    Name of Species: The Viylians (aka The Hybrids)
    Meaning of Name: The Force-Winged
    Homeworld(s): None; scattered throughout the galaxy, but the bulk have settled on Sorla, a planet in the Melida/Daan system.
    Origin: They were genetically engineered from human embryos centuries before the Prequel Trilogies. Originally, the Scolsichaz, an extremely fascist group of Humans, designed the hybrids to be a perfect army. Unfortuneately, the hybrids had too much free will and the Scolsichaz (SS for short) launched a campaign of killing. They almost succeeded in a genocide of the entire species, but Jedi Masters Qui-Gon Jinn & Tahl and Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi saved them. A few hundred escaped and went to Sorla where they number in the low hundred thousands.
    Government System: The Viylians are classified into clans by their wing color. When a female of the red-winged clan marries to a male of the blue-winged clan, the female's wing color unexplainably changes to blue. The leaders of the government are the matriarch and patriarch of the rainbow-colored clan. Then, the matriarch & patriarch of the major color clans serves as the King & Queen's advisors.
    Are They Extinct?: no
    Physical Description: Viylians are remarkably humaniod in many ways. They do have a bit of a greenish or bluish tone to their skin, but they can blend easily with a Human crowd. On their back are two neat, perfect sets of wings. The wings themselves are very insect-like, almost like dragonfly wings, with little veins criss-crossing their translucent surface. Their eye color is relatively the same as Humans, but they have the whole range of colors, including orange, red, & yellow.
    Mental Description: All Viylians can sense the Force (they call it the "Energy"), but very few can manipulate it. They are very perceptive & learn twice as fast as Humans.
    Special Powers: If they summon the Force to themselves, the Viylians can cry blood and brign back the dead. However, this is a very, very rare gift. Other than that, their only other power is the ability to fight.
    Other: The Viylians are very good friends with the Jedi, since the Jedi saved them. However, they hold a grudge against the Republic & the Senate especially for refusing to do anything about the genocide started by the SS, and, when the Senate finally did something, they didn't send enough support to pull it off. Subsequently, they have rejected every offer by the Senate to join the Republic, preferring their free life on the Outer Rim.
  5. Arldetta

    Arldetta Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 19, 2002
    This is a very good Idea Padawan!!! :D I think this could be very helpful to someone who might not want to think up a new species and is not happy with what we originally had from Authorized Fanfic. ;) Anyway, here goes:

    Name of Species: Feuera
    Meaning of Name:
    Homeworld(s): Fuogo, in the Firrerre System
    Origin: Genetic Cousins to the Firrerreo.
    Government System: Democratic (at this point, liable to change ;) ) Although segmented into clans.
    Are They Extinct?: No
    Physical Description: Humanoid. Bi-coloured hair. Colour changing eyes depending on mood.
    Mental Description: Average Human Mental Capasity and Rationale. Some born Force-Sensative/Telepathic.
    Special Powers: No significant special powers
    Other information: Multiple births occur fequently. Twins always have strong mental link, in some cases it is as if the two share one single mind. Capable of seeing through the other. Their culture strongly believes in 'naming.' Most people are given names from parents that are 'common' names. It is when two people "soul-give" that another name is given to another. This 'soul-name' is similar to a bond of marriage, signifying that once a name is bestowed the giver is bound to that person for the rest of their life. ALso, no one else is permitted to use the 'soul-name' except for by the person who gave it. (I hope that made some sense. It's late and I've had a long day. If it is confusing let me know and I'll try to correct it. :) )


    Name of Species: Koyn
    Meaning of Name: ?
    Homeworld(s): Nehgari (near Togoria)
    Origin: Evolved Cat-like Race
    Government System: Caste System/Tribes
    Are They Extinct?: No
    Physical Description: More humanoid than feline. Few features are cat like. Mostly hands, legs and nose portion of face. Along with 'canine teeth.' However their face is slender and long like a human's not so round.
    Mental Description: Rather intelligent. Some can be Force Sensative.
    Special Powers: None that I know of yet.


    Name of Species: Jzenjzihn
    Meaning of Name: ?
    Homeworld(s): TBD
    Origin: TBD
    Government System: none really. Family Packs.
    Are They Extinct?: Almost, they are being hunted by another race on their planet(TBD)
    Physical Description: Bipedal/Humanoid Peach-like fuzz covering entire body. Mostly a handsome race.
    Mental Description: Average Intelligence (Possibility of Force-Sensativity but very, very, very rare)
    Special Powers: None that I know of.
    Other Information: Thier Jestation is only 6 months. One woman can have up to 6 children in one litter, although it is not done very often. Mostly a litter of 3 or 4 at a time. Can only begin reproducing after the age of 30 cycles. Able to produce a litter once every 2 years.

    As I develop the different species a little more, I will update them here. ;) Once again, great idea, Padawan :D

  6. Ty-gon Jinn

    Ty-gon Jinn Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 12, 2000
    Name of Species: Nevs pl. Nevsians
    Homeworld(s): Spread through the galaxy
    Origin: Unknown
    Government System: Abiding by the government of whichever planet they occupy.
    Are They Extinct?: No
    Physical Description: Tall humanoids with six small sets of wings on their backs and a stripe in their hair, forming a gold ring around the head.
    Mental Description: Average Intelligence; possibly Force-sensitive but not necessary.
  7. Ty-gon Jinn

    Ty-gon Jinn Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 12, 2000
    By the way, can we include non-sentient species, such as beasts of burden and the like?
  8. Aanix_Durray

    Aanix_Durray Jedi Padawan star 4

    Dec 29, 2001
    Name of Species: Dyosen
    Homeworld: Ohage
    Origin: Do to their humanoid nature and lack of physical evidence as to their evolution on Ohage, coupled with a distinct cultural system and relativly small population leads anthropologists to conclude that the group did not originate on Ohage, but came to the world sometime several thousand years ago, perhaps by means of colinization or a crashed ship.
    Are they extict?: No
    Physical Description: Humanoid, usually long-limbed and lanky, with wide varieties of skin, eye, and hair color as well as facial structure.
    Mental Description: Do to their unique age/maturity-grade system of individual social growth, education of younger members is self-paced, making knowledge accessible to each member. This dynamic facilitates learning and leads to a population with a high intelligence quotient.
    Special Powers: None.

    This group is an original anthropological study and isn't to be used in a fanfic story as of yet. Some of their more unique features are displayed in their social organization, so they probably don't seem to unique without the explanation of that.


    AERYN_SUN Jedi Knight star 5

    Apr 1, 2001
    Name of Species: Astrans
    Homeworld: Astrus
    Origin: Astrus is supposed to be a core world in the Hapes cluster, and the Royal family themselves are related to the Prince Isolder. Prince Xon is Isolder's cousin, and Xon's daughter's name is Astra. They have a royal family like Hapes but their family is only secondary to the throne. Princess Astra, like her cousin Tenel Ka is a Jedi Princess but more elegeant and shy than Tenel and less of a warrior.
    Are they extict?: No
    Physical Description: Humanoid.
    Mental Description: N/A
    Special Powers: None.
  10. Hydralisk

    Hydralisk Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jun 29, 2000
    Name of Species: Septra
    Meaning of Name: Good question. On a related note, all male Septra names end in 'yar' and all female Septra names end in 'ya', which mean 'serpent' and 'little serpent', respectively.
    Homeworld(s): Septera
    Origin: Near humans that evolved on the beautiful world of Septera, the Septra developed small fangs and deadly venom as a defense against predators. An advanced larynx allows them to make a wide variety of vocalizations.
    Government System: Democracy
    Are They Extinct?: Extinct? No, but almost unheard of off Septera.
    Physical Description: Externally identical to humans in every way, and almost identical internally as well, the only difference being their small, barely noticable 'fangs', which are actually specialized canines. Septra fangs, even on close inspection, appear to be little more then human canines, only more pointed, however, they are far sharper than they look.
    Mental Description: Generally quite intelligent and genial. All Septra have a craving, like hunger, for physical contact, a holdover from a now forgotten system of complex, intimate social habits.
    Special Powers: Not really a 'power', but the ability to envenomate other creatures by biting them or by putting their venom filled saliva in contact with an opponent's skin. These sharp, pointed canines have lead to widespread myths that Septra feed by sucking the blood of other creatures, much like the creatures of many folk tales, but this is untrue. As with Barabels, Septra greatly respect Jedi. The most important Septra holiday, Jedia, celebrates the first arrival of the Jedi on Septera.

    Name of Species: Drungi AKA 'Dread Mercenaries'
    Meaning of Name: Unknown
    Homeworld(s): Drung
    Origin: A warlike species of humanoids, rarely seen not swathed in black hoods and veils. Ferocious fighters, the Drungi imploy archaic weaponry and will take up arms for anybody, againt anybody, for the right price.
    Government System: Unknown
    Are They Extinct?: No
    Physical Description: What has been seen of the Drungi indicates that they are mottled blue in color, roughly human in features.
    Mental Description: Not to be underestimated simply because they slash first and ask questions never, the Drungi can plan and execute expert ambushes, even able to catch a jedi by surprise.
    Special Powers: Rather strong, astonishing jumpers.

    Name of Species: Vaka
    Meaning of Name: Unknown
    Homeworld(s): Unknown
    Origin: Mysterious saurians from the Unknown Regions, very little is known about the Vaka's origins, culture, or home, assuming they have one.
    Government System: Unknown
    Are They Extinct?: No
    Physical Description: Tall, muscular saurians with powerful jaws, large teeth, and small, but sharp, black eyes. Grayish green in color with pronounced ridges over their eyes, the Vaka are always seen wearing full armor of a dark bronze color. Each suit of armor is unique, and covers the entire body from head to clawed feet.
    Mental Description: Highly intelligent and advanced, the Vaka enjoy simply watching galactic events.
    Special Powers: It is possible that Vaka also have inherent Force powers.
  11. freak-pudding

    freak-pudding Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 29, 2002
    Ty-Gon Jinn: Sure, why not. Just let me make an edit?

    btw, I'm surprised this is still alive!
  12. corellian_chic242

    corellian_chic242 Jedi Knight star 6

    Feb 17, 2003
    wow, hydralisk! the septra species is really cool! you wouldn't mind if i use it in a fic in the future, would you?
  13. Hydralisk

    Hydralisk Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jun 29, 2000
    Sure, CC. Feel free to use the Septra. If you want more specs on the Septra or Septera, just say so.

    Thought I should add this. A major issue and plot point I have to deal with as a result of the Septra venom thing is the fact that they can't kiss. I find that it makes for a very interesting relationship between two of my characters.
  14. corellian_chic242

    corellian_chic242 Jedi Knight star 6

    Feb 17, 2003
    yes, i you wouldn't mind, i would like some extra info. thanx! :D
  15. Hydralisk

    Hydralisk Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jun 29, 2000
    Hey CC, some basic points on Septra:

    -Septra are externally indistinguishable from humans and on average stand about 1.8 meters tall.

    -Septra cannot make oral contact with another living creature without risk of killing said creature.

    -The Septra craving for physical contact is like hunger, it can be only be shrugged off for so long before it becomes overwhelming. Septra furniture is upholstered in synthskin, which allows Septra to go about their daily lives comfortably.

    -Septra skin and eye colors run the same spectrum as humans. Hair, however, does not. Fair haired Septra went exticnt ages ago.

    -Septra have a weak immune system, and as a result get ill easily off their homeworld.

    -Female Septra purr upon recieving physical contact.

    -Septra have an advanced larynx which allows them to speak almost any language with ease. They can also make a variety clicks, whistles, purrs, trills, growls, and hisses.

    -Septra believe in the well being others first and themselves second.

    Hope that's a good start. :)
  16. corellian_chic242

    corellian_chic242 Jedi Knight star 6

    Feb 17, 2003
    yes, thank you!

    i have one question:

    how fast does the venom work? is it a nerve toxin or something else?
  17. Hydralisk

    Hydralisk Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jun 29, 2000
    Septra venom is a neurotoxin and, like a cobra's, it stuns the nervous system and stops the breathing of any envenomated creatures. There may or may not be recognized SW species that are immune, but I've never explored that (though naturally armored species like Colicoids or Barabels are immune due to their protection). Septra are not immune to the venom of other Septra, but their own venom won't absorb through their own skin. This means that every Septra's venom is a tiny bit unique, making the production of generic antivenom a tricky (and as yet unsuccessful) matter. For a Septra to envenomate themself, they would need to sink their fangs into their own flesh.

    The time it takes for Septra venom to kill varies. A drop or two of venom filled saliva absorbed through the skin would take as long as three to four hours to kill, a very slow and painful death. A direct bite to a central vein or artery (the wrist or juggular) could kill in a matter of seconds or minutes. Septra venom glands are very small, located in the neck, and venom passes in tiny drops through microscopic holes in the specialized canines.

    Wow, an interest in zoology really helps in this, doesn't it? :)
  18. corellian_chic242

    corellian_chic242 Jedi Knight star 6

    Feb 17, 2003
    yes, it does help! i'm glad i pay some attention in science!

    another question:

    since septra are not immune to the venom of other septra, they cannot kiss with out killing each other, correct?
  19. Hydralisk

    Hydralisk Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jun 29, 2000
    Correct. Kissing is 100% off limits to Septra. However, I do have two Septra, Kartyar and Lyssya, that kind of lost it after their sister Leithya became a Jedi (only the second Septra Jedi in histroy), and went on to become assassins for the Hutts. Lyssya often uses the simple act of kissing to kill her marks.

    I also thought I should point out (I touched upon it above) that even though the Septra respect and honor Jedi, actual Force-sensitive Septra are even more unheard of than the Septra themselves (only two so far). In fact, this may be why Jedi are so fascinating to the Septra...
  20. corellian_chic242

    corellian_chic242 Jedi Knight star 6

    Feb 17, 2003
    ooh, i applaud lyssya! very nice strategy!

    thanx for all of the info so far, hydralisk. if i have any other questions, i will pm you.

    till we meet again...
  21. Ty-gon Jinn

    Ty-gon Jinn Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 12, 2000
    Type of Species: Beast of Burden
    Name of Species: Rhodurim pl. Rhodura
    Meaning of Name: For a long time, it has simply been the beast's name, but originally, the word was "Racuna," coming from the word "Yrch'una," dragon.
    Homeworld(s): Y'tarri, Haspri, and their moons
    Origin: Tol Yltar, oceanic second moon of Y'tarri
    Government System: None- they are domesticated wildlife
    Are They Extinct?: Their original form is extinct, but they live on... originally, they were fire-breathing wild animals who terrorized the people of the Y'tarri system until one of the people of Tol Ildar, the mountainous nearer moon of Y'tarri, managed to create a sound wave that disengaged the sparking mechanism of their biology. The surviving lizards adapted to their life as beasts of burden on the moons of the Y'tarri colony Haspri.
    Physical Description: Long reptiles with beaded skin and whiplike tails; coloration varies between subspecies. Their heads are broad but atop a long, serpentine neck. The neck has a line of longer, spikelike scales that form a sort of "Mane." They have three-toed feet with long, narrow toes.
    Mental Description: They are quite intelligent for beasts of burden, though they allow themselves to be completely dominated as subservient creatures.
    Special Powers: The rhodura are of a unique biology that allows their hips to assume various positions. In earth terms, they can scamper in a reptilian form like an iguana, swivel their legs completely around and stand tall like a horse, or a combination of the two leaving them on their hind legs, like a velociraptor. Like the velociraptors of "Jurassic Park," they are tremendous jumpers, and like basilisk lizards, they are fast enough runners to manipulate surface tension and run across the surface of water. In my fic, one individual rhodurim outran a speederbike.
    Other Information: Though it hasn't been proven, there is a wide belief that there are still wild rhodura on Tol Yltar, and that if the sound wave that first extinguished the flame could be analyzed, the rhodura could become dragons again. Though they are seemingly unconquerable, they do know fear of other species. Not only are they subservient to men, but they scare easily at the sound of a krayt dragon. Through a mild, animalistic connection with the Force, they are able to determine that, unlike themselves, krayts are venomous.
  22. freak-pudding

    freak-pudding Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 29, 2002
    yeah, sorry guys, but maybe we should keep those discussions to PMs? just to keep the thread from getting too cluttered...
  23. Jedi_Jayman

    Jedi_Jayman Jedi Youngling

    Feb 21, 2003


    Menufainen, Manorsiean for Mild Enough, Hovering under fallen ash, In need, Error of nothing




    Short and fat to Tall and Skinny, They always look very strange but in there own little way. You can only tell there Manor by the way they talk or by a Chin Flap, if they even have one.

    Dumb, Fast, Great at dealing, Easily nervous.


    The planet Manork held a small city called Manarsh, The rest was forest, Jungle, & Swamp. In the middle of that city was the planet squar, lush with life of flora and tree. This squar had walkways leading to three allies.
    The front foreword one had an alley filled with the homeless, the right Alley held residents, and the left had the market place.

    The Market place was the place. Any thing and any one came there. Any thing and every thing was sold from candy, foods to Metal, cloths.

    People would be free to set up tables to sell any thing they wanted. Even illegal merchandise such as Death Sticks, Sweat Pills to Weapons, Uniforms badges.

    The planet Manork is 40 Parsecs from Tatooien. Tusken mothers even come to shop at The Market Place, Which can be hard to do at times.

    The High Mayor of Manork was Higgo Ofman, Ofman had an assistant named Canida Kel Cullis.
    Higgo had a belly that seemed to be made of gel. He had three sensing, Blubbery like substances attached to his head, also a rarely large Chin Flap.

    M E N U F A I R S L D O G H V T K P B Y C W
  24. freak-pudding

    freak-pudding Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 29, 2002
  25. HaiGan

    HaiGan Jedi Padawan star 4

    Nov 7, 2000
    I'm not bored, but just to be different...

    Type of Species: Pet/working animal
    Name of Species: Znakken (singular Znakke, thank you Jane Jinn :) )
    Homeworld(s): Nobody knows any more. Darn things get everywhere.
    Origin: A small, fairly intelligent omniverous/insectiverous hunter that is readily tamed and trained, which has been adopted on several spacecraft as a means of vermin control (it can fit down wiring ducts and ventilation systems) and has consequently become widespread across the Galaxy.
    Government System: N/A
    Are They Extinct?: no
    Physical Description: Not quite a ferret, not quite a rat, often thought of as a rodent. Usually a foot long, not including the six-to-eight-inch tail. Thin, flexible body with short sleek fur, tail thinly-furred. Comes in several fancy colours, but working animals are usually sandy red-brown with paler mottling. Flexible nose with a fringe of sensitive whiskers, no visible ears (they have highly refined senses of smell and touch, and it is also thought that they 'hear' through their whiskers). Their large, light-sensitive eyes have several lids for protection in bright light and dusty places. The outer lids are armoured, and they fight with their eyes closed. They have retractile claws. The sounds they make are pitched too high for Human hearing to detect them.
    Mental Description: Animal. Reasonably bright and sociable (equivalent to a trainable cat or a slightly aloof dog). Naturally aggressive but readily tamed if treated gently and with patience.
    Special Powers: Nope.
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