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Shistavanen
Homeworld

Uvena Prime

Language
Average height

1.8 meters

Distinctions
  • Lupine appearance
  • Enhanced senses
  • Increased speed
  • Increased strength
  • Healing ability
Famous members

The Shistavanens, colloquially nicknamed “wolfmen” for their lupine appearance, were a biped species from the planets of the Uvena system, such as Uvena Prime and Uvena III.

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Biology

Like most canine-based species, Shistavanens had pronounced muzzles, sharp claws, long pointed teeth, and pointed ears set on top of their heads. Shistavanens also possessed large glowing eyes, and could also run at high speed for long periods without getting tired, alternately using two or four legs. As expected for a species of hunters, they had a keen sense of hearing, keen sense of smell, and excellent night vision. Shistavanens were possessed of a healing ability which allowed them to recover from moderate wounds quickly, and larger wounds within a matter of days.

Common Shistavanen names

  • Shaalir Rech
  • Sirul Rosk

Culture and History

"Good, I'm ready for food, fresh food… wet food."
Hovrak

The Shistavanens originated on the planet Uvena Prime in the Uvena system. In addition to natural evolution, the Shistavanen species was shaped by unknown genetic engineers.

Lak Sivrak, a Shistavanen scout.

As a species, the Shistavanens were isolationists. This was evident by the species colonizing all the unpopulated worlds in the Uvena system to prevent them from being settled by non-Shistavanen settlers, their restrictive trade laws (which were unapologetic in how they favored their own kind over off-world traders), and from the fact that they did not mix with non-Shistavanens much. Most of their society used technology similar to the rest of the galaxy, though some parts of Uvena Prime used slightly less sophisticated technology.

A minority of Shistavanens were more outgoing, and traveled the galaxy's hyperlanes. Even these Shistavanens usually remained by themselves or with other Shistavanens. Due to their natural predatory instincts, keen sense of hearing, excellent eyesight and sharp sense of smell, Shistavanens found common employment as scouts, mercenaries and bounty hunters. Many non-Shistavanens reacted badly to Shistavanens, since their isolationist culture made them an unfamiliar sight, and their predatory appearance put many other species on edge.

During Emperor Palpatine's reign, despite the New Order's xenophobia towards non-Humans, Imperial agents regularly employed Shistavanen scouts to track down criminals, rebels and other persons of interest.

Famous Shistavanen

Voolvif Monn, a Shistavanen Jedi Master.

Appearances

  • Star Wars Republic: Darkness
  • Star Wars Republic: The Devaronian Version
  • Star Wars Republic 49: Sacrifice
  • Star Wars Republic 50: The Defense of Kamino
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 20"
  • Medstar I: Battle Surgeons (Mentioned only)
  • MedStar II: Jedi Healer (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 22"
  •  "Life Below" - Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 9
  • Star Wars Republic 78: Loyalties
  • "Belly of the Beaast"
  • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight
  • Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows
  • Star Wars Droids: The Protocol Offensive
  • Death Star (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (First appearance)
  • Super Star Wars
  • Galaxy of Fear: Eaten Alive
  • "Tales from Mos Eisley: Light Duty" - Star Wars Galaxy 4
  • Star Wars: Rebellion (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars 50: The Crimson Forever
  • One Last Night in the Mos Eisley Cantina: The Tale of the Wolfman and the Lamproid
  • X-wing: Rogue Squadron
  • X-wing: Wedge's Gamble
  • X-wing: The Krytos Trap
  • X-wing: The Bacta War
  • I, Jedi
  • Young Jedi Knights: Diversity Alliance
  • Young Jedi Knights: Jedi Bounty
  • Star Wars 85: The Hero
  • Star Wars 89: I'll See You in the Throne Room
  • Millennium Falcon
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Non canonical appearances

Sources

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Notes and references


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

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