1.7 to 2.2 meters
Reddish-Brown, Dark Yellow
Thick skin, infrared vision, quills on elbows and knees
The Bitthævrians were tall creatures with a muscled body. They had a leather-like skin protecting them from physical damage. The color of that hide was typically sandy pink or a rusty brown, but variations were wide, including tan-colored Bitthævrians living in equatorial areas and dark brown- or black-colored Bitthævrians living in the north.
A Bitthævrian also featured one row of six sharp fangs embedded in the flesh, which can be used in personal combat.
The knees and elbows of Bitthævrians were covered with sharp quills used in personal combat as piercing weapons. The quills were not particularly hard, and they were often broken or lost, but they were constantly replaced. As the Bitthævrian aged, those quills became more resilient and larger.
Bitthævrian culture was based on personal combat and fighting readiness. The status of a Bitthævrian was based on his or her personal skill as a fighter, with the greatest warrior becoming the leader of their people.
The leader was absolutely respected. People dishonoring a leader would be chased by Bitthævrians even if they leave Guiteica. Being highly isolationist, Bitthævrians tended to leave only to pursue the most serious offenders.
The personal weapon of a Bitthævrian was commonly the dematoil, a customized morningstar with Bitthævrian joint quills attached to the ball. Every time a Bitthævrian is defeated by another in personal combat, the winner was allowed to take the loser's biggest quill from his arm and attach it to his dematoil.
Bitthævrian naming convention was atypical, with a Bitthævrian having three or four names.
The second name is the family name, which was inherited from the mother's maternal surname.
A male Bitthævrian adopted a third name when married: His wife's surname.
The fourth name (third in females and single males) was the Bitthævrian's personal name, used normally only as a form of familiar address, by friends, family, and cohorts.
At least five decades before the Battle of Yavin, the Bitthævrians started a war in protest of Republic interference in the Kadok Regions. Right from the start the Republic played-up the threat posed by the Bitthævrians in order to gain allies to bolster it's increasingly small armed forces.
The Bitthævrians have since hated the Republic as a whole, despising their values and methods; although they are also unhappy with the corrupt and evil Galactic Empire, they considered it to be the lesser of two evils.
Bitthævrians also have felt hatred towards any Force-user, due to the Jedi implication in their defeat, and towards Bothans because the Bothan tendency to mislead, lie and avoid direct conflict is anathema to the Bitthævrian beliefs.
The Bitthævrian planetary defense force, the Guiteica Militia, was rebuilt around 2 ABY, led by Colonel Quaal Tavier Catharius of the m'Yalfor'ac Order as a continental army in l'Quart'a with support from the other fifteen continents of Guiteica. The m'Yalfor'ac Order considered that the Rebel Alliance, as official heir of the Old Republic, was an inherited enemy. However, the use of obsolete equipment and their isolationist tendencies made them a little enemy for the Rebel Alliance, making them more of a headache to Moff Rhain Towith of Kadok Regions.
Vulca Minerals tried to perform yttrium mining activities in Guiteica, but the pushy attitude of Vulca officers led to a more aggressive attitude from the m'Yalfor'ac Order. The crisis was witnessed by Vulca officer and later Rebel lieutenant Ayla Shar. Since that crisis, Kadok Resources, a Bitthævrian-controlled operation, managed all of Guiteica's exports.
Alliance Intelligence Reports refers to the Dematoil as a "custom designed morningstar", even though the correct term is "morning star". It should also be noted that Dematoils are more similar to flails than to morning stars.