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Ithorian



Ithorian


Ithorians. Four throats. Quite powerful. -Shaak Ti, Clone Wars


Home Planet: Ithor
Languages: Ithorian, Basic
Sociology: Herd
Avg Height: 2.0 to 2.3 meters

Ithorians are a species of humanoids with large, domed heads atop sharply curving necks, commonly referred to as "Hammerheads." The head of an Ithorian looks like it's been stretched and bent like a ladle. Ithorians have two mouths and glossy, brown flesh. The speaking voice of an Ithorian comes out with a weird stereo effect, and this biological phenomenon made their speech hard to understand. They have wide, flat feet designed to help them keep their balance.

Culture
In general, they are devoted environmentalists, staunch herbivores, and complete pacifists. Many have become galactic traders who peacefully travel the stars in giant herd ships. They will only resort to violence if threatened. Because of their mild demeanor, most Ithorians avoid the Galactic Civil War, although a few have joined the Rebel Alliance.

Ithorians are natives of the planet Ithor, a lush world with sprawling rain forests. The Ithorians worship Mother Jungle and long ago vowed never to desecrate their planet. Once they discovered repulsorlift technology, the Ithorians built expansive "herd cities" floating in the skies above their homeworld. The species migrated to these platforms, ensuring that Ithor would remain pristine forever.

The people of Ithor practice a communal form of government. Each herd is autonomous and self-supporting. Once every Ithorian season (about five standard years), the herds gather for "the Meet." A grand site above the surface of their green world, the herd ships would join each other in a festival and regal ceremony.

Ithorians are gentle and peace-loving, devoting much time to contemplating their ecology, and respecting all living things. Ithorians are curious and gregarious, and many have found their way to the stars. Their floating "herd" cities also have space-worthy counterparts, traveling the space-lanes like huge caravans. Each Ithorian herd-ship has a complex life-support system that replicates the environment of Ithor, complete with jungles, wildlife, and even weather patterns.

Abroad, Ithorians have integrated well with the intergalactic community. Their own language is incredibly beautiful, yet difficult to learn, as the Ithorians have twin mouths on opposite sides of their necks. Fortunately, they can speak Basic, albeit with a strange accent.

Ithor
Homeworld of the Ithorians and fourth world in the Ottega System (sometimes called the Ithorian System), Ithor was a world blockaded by the Empire during Palpatine's reign. When the Ithorians gave the Empire certain agricultural and cloning information, the Empire left them alone. Now, it is a tourist destination. The natives prefer to leave their environment as natural as possible, and have constructed huge, floating cities. It is located in the Ottega Sector in the Lesser Plooriod Cluster, in the Calaron Sector, and has many natural satellites. In what became known as the Battle of Ithor, all life on the planet was destroyed by a bacteria-filled bioweapon constructed by the Yuuzhan Vong. After Shedao Shai was killed on the planet's surface, Deign Lian unleashed the bacteria, which consumed all plant and animal life on Ithor's surface. The attack was meant to destroy the bafforr trees specifically, but the Yuuzhan Vong didn't care about any collateral damage. Adding insult to injury, the destruction of the Legacy of Torment by New Republic warships left the Yuuzhan Vong grand cruiser without drive systems. It crashed into the surface of Ithor, igniting the bacteria-filled slime and creating a series of planet-sweeping fires. Ithor burned like a star for several days before dying out, hanging in space like a dead cinder. Because of his part in Shedao Shai's death, Corran Horn was quickly targeted by the news agencies as "the man who destroyed Ithor."

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