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Kubaz
Homeworld

Kubindi

Average height

1.8 meters

Skin color

Greenish-Black

Distinctions

Snouts

Famous members

Garindan, Rbann, Lorindan

The Kubaz or Kubazian were an insectivorous species native to the planet Kubindi in the Outer Rim Territories. Although relatively new to the Galactic community at the time of the institution of the New Order, the species was already ubiquitous throughout the Republic during the Clone Wars.

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Biology and appearance

A Kubaz.

Their physiology included long snouts for sucking insects out of hives, green-black skin, pointed heads growing with black bristles, and two-toed feet. Additionally, their sensitive eyes had to be covered when on other worlds with yellow or red suns. Kubaz had hand gestures that indicated their intentions. For example, a palm down indicated agreement. During the Galactic Civil War they shared these and other signals with military commanders on both sides. Touching the nose, head, or shoulders could indicate intent, direction, and number.

Many Kubaz abroad were spies sent to other worlds by their respective hives to learn about other worlds' politics, cultures, and cuisine (to the Kubaz, this would be native insects). Their taste for insects sometimes caused problems. Not recognizing insectoid beings as anything other than a food source, Kubaz would sometimes illegally purchase the bodies and body parts of sentient insectoid species. Spying, however, was not the only path Kubaz took, but rather they were a highly educated species that appreciated art, music, and literature. They were social beings that focused on mannerism and refinement and embraced traditions and history of their kind, so placing them under one occupation would not be representative of the species.

The homeworld of Kubindi was plagued by radiation bombardment in the form of solar flares by its blue giant sun, and many wealthy hives moved offworld to Ku'Bakai 6, 8, and 11.

On Kubindi, the Kubaz hives dwelt in underground nests. Each hive was ruled by a queen, after whom the hive is named. All Kubaz within a hive were descendants of the queen.

History

Garindan, a male Kubaz.

Before the discovery of space travel, the Kubaz suffered the intense radiation storms from Ku'Bakai. Living in hives, they maintained a supply of insects to eat. However, shortages and clan raids led to all-out war between the clans. Known as the Hive Wars, the species would have gone extinct except for the discovery of insecticulture, a science which allowed for the insects to be color-coded, identifying which hive they belonged to.

One Kubaz, by the name of Garindan, a member of Hive Zabin, led stormtroopers to C-3PO and R2-D2 while Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker tried to smuggle them off Tatooine. His close relative, Udin, was a bounty hunter, who later captured Luke Skywalker for the Empire, but accidentally turned him over to the Rebel Alliance.

Sadly, Kubindi was amongst the many worlds taken over by the Yuuzhan Vong, although many Kubaz were able to evacuate thanks to the heroic efforts of the Jedi Kyp Durron and his Dozen. They returned to Kubindi after the end of the Yuuzhan Vong War.

Behind the scenes

The Kubaz look very similar to the Mustafarians, leading some to believe that they were one and the same, but that is not the case. However, Revenge of the Sith: The Visual Dictionary depicts a Mustafarian wearing a Kubazian skirt, which may very well point to a relationship between the species (ala the Duros and Neimoidians).

Appearances

  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 47: Demon, Part 1
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (Mentioned only)
  • Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
  • Star Wars: Obi-Wan
  • Star Wars Republic: Darkness
  • Star Wars Republic: The Devaronian Version
  • Star Wars: Zam Wesell
  • Shatterpoint
  • Star Wars Republic 62: No Man's Land
  • "Force Contention"
  • "Twi'light Storm"
  • MedStar I: Battle Surgeons
  • "MedStar: Intermezzo" - Star Wars Insider 83
  • MedStar II: Jedi Healer
  • It Takes a Thief
  • Star Wars Republic: Into the Unknown
  • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight
  • Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows
  • Being Boba Fett
  • Star Wars Dark Times: Blue Harvest, Part 1
  • Deader than a Triton Moon (Mentioned only)
  • Underworld: The Yavin Vassilika
  • Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire (Mentioned only) (First identified as Kubazian)
  • Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire audio drama
  • X-wing Rogue Squadron ½
  • Interlude at Darkknell
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope junior novel
  • We Don't Do Weddings: The Band's Tale
  • Rookies: Rendezvous
  • Star Wars Missions 2: Escape from Thyferra
  • Star Wars Missions 5: The Hunt for Han Solo
  • Star Wars Missions 6: The Search for Grubba the Hutt
  • Star Wars Missions 7: Ithorian Invasion
  • Star Wars Missions 8: Togorian Trap
  • Star Wars Missions 19: Bounty on Bonadan
  • Star Wars: Rebellion
  • Star Wars 27: Return of the Hunter
  • The Star Wars Holiday Special
  • Gambler's World
  • Shadow Stalker
  • Galaxy of Fear: The Brain Spiders
  • Galaxy of Fear: The Doomsday Ship
  • Stop That Jawa!
  • "Tales from Mos Eisley: Light Duty" - Star Wars Galaxy 4
  • Shadows of the Empire: Evolution
  • A Boy and His Monster: The Rancor Keeper's Tale
  • X-wing Rogue Squadron: Battleground: Tatooine
  • X-wing Rogue Squadron 25: The Making of Baron Fel
  • X-wing: Wedge's Gamble
  • Corphelion Interlude
  • The Courtship of Princess Leia
  • The Last Command
  • Dark Empire II
  • Crimson Empire
  • Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood
  • I, Jedi
  • Planet of Twilight (Mentioned only)
  • Specter of the Past
  • Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial
  • Balance Point
  • Star Wars Legacy 38: Tatooine, Part 2
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Non-canon appearances

  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Tag & Bink: Revenge of the Clone Menace
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
  • Junkheap Hero (Ambiguously canonical source)
  • The Emperor's Court
  • Star Wars Infinities: Return of the Jedi

Sources


This article uses material from the "Kubaz" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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