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Chagrian
Homeworld

Champala[1]

Language

Chagri language[1]

Average height

1.9 meters[1]

Skin color

Blue[1]

Distinctions
  • Horns
  • Lethorns
  • Lack of taste-buds
  • Black forked tongues
Average lifespan

Up to 76 standard years old[1]

Famous members

Chagrians were a species of amphibious humanoids native to the water planet of Champala.

Contents

Biology and appearance

The average Chagrian stood taller than a Human with blue skin ranging in tone from light blue to indigo. They were distinguished by two fleshy growths protruding from the sides of their heads, which they called lethorns. Males also sported two horns growing from the top of their skulls. These were once used in underwater duels to attract a mate, and were seen as a sign of the males' strength and virility. Females lacked the superior cranial horns, but had more pronounced and longer posterior head plates. These could reach halfway down their back.[2] Chagrians also had very long black forked tongues. Chagrians were truly amphibious, retaining their ability to breathe underwater while also able to function without difficulty in air. They also possessed acute low-light vision.

Because of frequent exposure to Champala's oceans, Chagrians lost their sense of taste by adulthood. As a result they regarded eating as an unfortunate nuisance rather than something to be looked forward to and enjoyed. As they had little interest in eating Chagrians consumed nutritional substances to replace meals. They carried sensors designed to scan for maximum nutritional value when forced to eat actual food.[1]

A male Chagrian

Chagrians had a natural resistance to radiation. This dated back to a period of solar instability coinciding with the early evolution of life on Champala. The entire star system was bombarded with intense radiation, and only those lifeforms most able to withstand the bombardment survived.

Society and culture

Chagrians were born as tadpoles in clutches of three or more, and raised in tubs of water in a family's private home. During this time, their arms, legs, and air-breathing lungs were developed.

As a species, Chagrians were generally peaceful and law-abiding to the point of becoming stoic and obstinate. There was no sense of greed and Chagrians were only motivated by basic desires such as food, shelter, and health-care. Champalan government ensured that every citizen was cared and provided for, so the standard of living for the poorest Chagrian was high compared to the members of other species.[1]

Education was valued in Chagrian society and many Chagrians would travel off-world for advanced university studies. Most Champala-based Chagrians did not speak Basic, however those who travel off-world learned it quickly.

Many Chagrians believed the god-king Aram Acheron would one day burst forth from Logue Rock and lead his faithful to victory over their enemies.

History

Civilization on Champala originated in long strips of coastline, where sea levels fluctuated wildly with the tides. Buildings in these ancient cities were entirely submerged at high tide, and Chagrians swam between them. Some multi-story buildings were not equipped with staircases or elevators at all; inhabitants simply waited until high tide, then swam to higher floors. Once the Chagrians made contact with other species, they constructed starports and trade cities on high plateaus accessible by aircar.[1]

During the Galactic Civil War, many Chagrians were moved to join the Rebel Alliance. They applied their aquatic expertise to the liberation of Imperial-dominated water worlds and played a major role in liberating Mon Calamari.

Champala was one of the first planets to join the Alliance of Free Planets, and later the New Republic, and remained a staunch supporter.

Behind the scenes

In Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 1: Commencement, Part 1, there is what appears to be a red skinned Chagrian.

Appearances

  • Knights of the Old Republic: Commencement
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Nights of Anger (Appears in hologram)
  • Star Wars The Old Republic Threat of Peace Act 1: Treaty of Coruscant
  • Timeline 6: Onslaught of the Sith Empire (Appears in hologram)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Cloak of Deception
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace comic
  • The Bounty Hunters: Aurra Sing
  • Jedi Quest: The School of Fear
  • Star Wars Republic 48: Honor and Duty, Part 3
  •  Palpatine Sets Army Vote DateHoloNet News Vol. 531 46
  •  Dooku Bounty Posting Still A MysteryHoloNet News Vol. 531 46
  •  Shots Fired in Andoan SpaceHoloNet News Vol. 531 50
  •  Rodian Senator Uncovers Loyalist-Separatist TiesHoloNet News Vol. 531 54
  •  Senator Farr Named to Loyalist CommitteeHoloNet News Vol. 531 55
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones comic
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones junior novel
  • The Package
  • Republic HoloNet News Core Edition 14:7:02
  • Star Wars Republic 61: Dead Ends
  • Star Wars Republic 62: No Man's Land (Cover only)
  • Star Wars Republic 63: Striking from the Shadows
  • Star Wars Republic 64: Bloodlines
  • Jedi: Yoda
  • Republic HoloNet News Core Edition 15:3:02
  • Jedi Trial
  • Yoda: Dark Rendezvous
  • Star Wars: Obsession
  • "Decision: Cularin"
  •  "Life Below" - Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 9
  • Reversal of Fortune
  • Labyrinth of Evil
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith comic
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith junior novel
  • Star Wars Dark Times: The Path to Nowhere
  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
  • Star Wars Dark Times 13: Blue Harvest, Part 1
  • Star Wars Dark Times 14: Blue Harvest, Part 2
  • Star Wars Dark Times 15: Blue Harvest, Part 3
  • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Mentioned only)
  • The Last of the Jedi: A Tangled Web
  • Death Star
  • Star Wars Rebellion: The Ahakista Gambit
  • Crosscurrent
  • Star Wars Legacy 8: Allies
  • Star Wars Legacy: Broken
  • Star Wars Legacy: Claws of the Dragon
  • Star Wars Legacy 22: The Wrath of the Dragon
  • Star Wars Legacy 27: Into the Core
  • Star Wars Legacy 30: Vector, Part 11
  • Star Wars Legacy 31: Vector, Part 12
  • Star Wars Legacy: Storms
  • Star Wars Legacy 38: Tatooine, Part 2
  • Star Wars Legacy 40: Tatooine, Part 4

Sources

Saarai, a female Chagrian.

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Legacy Era Campaign Guide
  2. Star Wars Legacy 34: Storms, Part 1
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