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Abyssin
Homeworld

Byss[1]

Language

Abyssin language[2]

Average height

1.7 - 2.1 meters[1]

Skin color

Greenish-tan[1]

Hair color

Brown, white[1]

Distinctions

Single eye, regenerative abilities[1]

Average lifespan

300 years

Famous members

Myo, Quarmall, Sadie, Vomak

Abyssin were a people who were often described as "primitive and violent", and were often hired as petty thugs. They inhabited the arid desert planet Byss, where they lived as nomadic herders. At about two meters tall, the hulking, humanoid Abyssin had long limbs and a single large eye that dominated their greenish-tan foreheads.

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Society and culture[1]

Abyssin could heal quickly and regenerate any body part, which some believe contributed to an especially violent racial culture. Their fast regeneration is believed to have been an adaptation to prevent fluid loss from bleeding. Because of their regenerative abilities, Abyssin could live up to 300 standard years. Elderly Abyssin lost these regenerative abilities, and either voluntarily exiled themselves to die in the desert or were ritually killed by their tribe.

When two Abyssin tribes met, they would interact peacefully through trading only if both groups had plentiful water and food supplies. Otherwise, they began a "Blooding", a brawl which ended only when one tribe's warriors were all killed, captured, or incapacitated. Warriors who survived a Blooding were usually allowed to join the winning tribe once they finished regeneration. This tradition led to some violent incidents when spacers tried to trade with Abyssin tribes with scarce water resources, especially since the Abyssins assumed the alien traders could regenerate as quickly as they did.

Abyssin in the galaxy

Abyssin were uncommon in the greater galaxy. Those who were found off Byss were often slaves or mercenaries. Abyssin were sometimes referred to as "monocs", "cyclops", or "One-Eye". The Abyssin generally found these terms insulting, and would often react violently to them.[1]

A number of Abyssin lived on Phaeda[3] and Dubrava[4].

Common Abyssin names[2]

  • Anami
  • Easym
  • Mador
  • Polcyc

Appearances

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  • Jedi vs. Sith
  • Darth Maul: Saboteur
  • Episode I: The Phantom Menace ½
  • Star Wars Republic: Darkness
  •  Brawl at Regional Dejarik TournamentHoloNet News Vol. 531 51
  •  Arconan Smuggling Cartel DismantledHoloNet News Vol. 531 55
  • Spy Girls
  • Star Wars Republic: Show of Force
  • MedStar II: Jedi Healer (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: General Grievous
  • Evasive Action: Recruitment
  • Evasive Action: Prey
  • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Mentioned only)
  • The Last of the Jedi: The Desperate Mission
  • A Hunter's Fate: Greedo's Tale webstrip (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Therefore I Am: The Tale of IG-88
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (First appearance)
  • Play It Again, Figrin D'an: The Tale of Muftak and Kabe
  • Star Wars: Rebellion (Mentioned only)
  • Vader's Quest
  • The Star Wars Holiday Special
  • Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
  • Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand
  • The Last Command comic
  • Crimson Empire
  • Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood
  • Children of the Jedi
  • Young Jedi Knights: Shadow Academy
  • Young Jedi Knights: Jedi Bounty
  • Young Jedi Knights: Diversity Alliance (Mentioned only)

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ultimate Alien Anthology
  3. Crimson Empire
  4. Vader's Quest

External links

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