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This is a list of lists of various sentient civilizations, species, races and cultures.

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By form

  • humanoid races and cultures
  • non-humanoid races and cultures

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Guild Wars

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The GuildWiki Bestiary Index

The goal of the GuildWiki Bestiary Index is to collect as much information as possible on all of the various creatures one might face in the game, and organize them by species and in some cases political affiliations too.

Image:QuestIconThumb.png To see the current state of the Bestiary take a look at Category:Bestiary.

Species

In Guild Wars, a species (or "type of creature") is a group of creature types that usually share a similar look, similar behaviour and often a part of their name, for example Carrion Devourers and Whiptail Devourers both belong to the species Devourer. One exception is animal companions, where Black Widows, Striders, Warthogs, and other different charmable animals are considered "creatures of the same type".

Creatures of the same species usually drop the same Crafting materials and similar Collectable Drops or Salvage Items. For example Devourers all drop Chitin Fragments as material and "Carapaces" of some kind.

Sometimes certain professions are predominant among a species, for example Devourers are mostly Rangers and Necromancers. This is true of the less developed species and monsters. For more developed species, however, (like Charr or Centaur) they tend to cover the full gamut of professions.

Certain weapon upgrades "of <species>-slaying" provide bonuses when fighting against all creatures of the species, for example a "Sword Pommel of Dwarfslaying" will provide increased damage and/or armor against Dwarves.

Some species have sub-species, such as distinct tribes or prides. For example Tengu can be split into Caromi Tengu, Avicara and Quetzal.

Political Affiliations

Political affiliations may be guilds, nations, clans, or merely individuals banded together for a common cause. Some of the more martial affiliations wear emblems or badges to mark themselves, which can appear as Collectable Drops. Their ranks tend to run the full gamut of professions.

Political affiliations need not be consisted of creatures of the same species. Different species may willingly band together, be enslaved by one another, or be created to act as servants of another.

Examples of this are:

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ST Expanded

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The Star Trek Expanded Universe Database is for fanon and related content. See Memory-Alpha.org for the canon Star Trek wiki.

This section logs information on different species and lifeforms. Click on a life form for more information.

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Humanoids

Humanoid life forms are very much like humans in their general appearance, although their anatomy may vary.

Non-humanoids

These life forms are completely alien compared to humanoids.

Other species

Species that do no fit into the categories above such as non-coporeal lifeforms

The following species have an unknown designation.

Mirror universe

Ancient species

These life forms are few in number or believed to be extinct.

External link

Species and cultures article at Memory Alpha, the canon Star Trek wiki.


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Starwars

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A group of sentient species
"In our efforts, we have learned that life is not rare. Rather, given a chance, life will occur. It is tenacious, aggressive—it seems to crave existence."
Tem Eliss, Sentientologist

Species were unique lifeforms. They were generally divided into three classifications based on their level of sentience: sentient, semi-sentient, and non-sentient. There were over 20 million sentient species known to the galaxy.[1][2] Sentient species were sometimes erroneously referred to as races, which more accurately referred to groups or subspecies within a species.[3]

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Lifeforms[4]

A group of sentients
"There were green creatures with horns, brown creatures with flat-crooked heads, silver things with red things sticking out of blue things, big furry things, little furry things, creatures with big fish eyes, creatures with no eyes, and creatures with things that I couldn't even begin to describe."
Grael describes a wealth of sentient species to Ponto

The five characteristics of lifeforms were organization (a distinct form and appearance), irritability (the ability to respond to external stimuli), metabolism (the ability to convert energy to stay alive), reproduction (the ability to create new lifeforms), and adaptation (the ability to change as their environments change).[5]

The predominant form of sentient life in the galaxy was carbon-based lifeforms. However, other forms of sentient life did exist, such as silicon-based or energy-based lifeforms.[4] Reports from remote parts of the galaxy even mentioned giant clouds of interstellar gas which had evolved a form of intelligence based on internal force-fields.[6] Across all species, the majority were oxygen breathers,[4] although a number breathed other substances such as ammonia, cyanogen, methane,[7] methanogen,[8] helium and Dorin gas.[9] Despite these differences, most species were easily classified into a number of distinct categories:

Another group of sentients

Mammalian sentient species were warm-blooded vertebrates, who nourished young through secretions from mammary glands. Most mammals were covered in hair. Some of the most prominent species in the galaxy were mammals, such as the Humans and their numerous offshoots, and the Duros. Other notable forms were Wookiees, Bothans and Sullustans.

Reptilian sentient species were cold-blooded vertebrates, typically covered in scales or bony plates. They typically evolved from species such as lizards, snakes and crocodiles. Most reptiles were land based, and lay eggs to reproduce. Reptilian sentient species were also very common in the galaxy, and notable examples included the Rodians, Barabels and Trandoshans. They also came in less humanoid forms, such as the Slith and Ssi-Ruu.

Plant sentient species synthesized energy from water, nutrients and sunlight. As such were usually immobile, although some species were able to move to seek better soil, light or nutrients. The Neti and Ergesh were two examples of this form of life.

Insect sentient species were arthropods, with defined body segments; most commonly head, thorax and abdomen. Many had hard exoskeletons, wings, and could have any number of segmented legs.[10] Some insectoid species evolved into different forms, such as humanoid insect species. Common examples of this form of life were the Verpine, Fefze, Killik, Bartokk and Geonosians.

A group of sentients

Hard invertebrates had hard outer bodies with no internal skeleton. These often included crustaceans, and some flying creatures. While this classification also included insectoid species, they were grouped separately. Examples of hard invertebrate sentient species included the Sauvax, the Aganof and the Tarc.

Soft invertebrates were descended from soft-bodied species with no bones, such as octopi, slugs and worms. Sentient species of this origin took many diverse forms, such as the Iyra, Hutt and Ee.

Avian sentient species were warm-blooded, feathered and winged creatures. They typically had light bones and strong muscles, needed to enable flight. However, many sentient avian species had lost the ability to fly. Examples of this kind included the Vor, Mrlssi, Quor'sav, Rishii and the Tikiarri.

Aquatic sentient species were those descended from marine life. These lifeforms often fit into other categories, but were classified together. Aquatic lifeforms included those that could breathe water, air, or both. These include the Mon Calamari, Selkath, Nautolan, Quarren, Herglic, and Gungan.

Craniopod sentient species included the Bith.[11]

Despite these broad categories, some lifeforms were so truly alien they did not fit easily into any of the common categories. These were categorized as exotic sentient species, and included the Celegians, the Filar-Nitzan and the Pulra.

The study of sentient species

Many institutions in the galaxy focused on the study of sentient species. The most notable were the University of Coruscant.[12] and the University of Sanbra. Those scientists and anthropologists that studied sentient species were known as sentientologists.[3]

One of the major works on sentientology, Obo Rin's Catalog of Intelligent Life in the Galaxy, was commissioned by Lord Vader, and was carried out under the auspices of Major Vontenn, Liaison Officer of Sentiology Studies. While it contained much information, it was also a conduit for Imperial propaganda, and as such, had a tendency to depict some species as less developed than was actually the case.[3] Rin's credentials as a scientist were also questionable.[13]

Another major work on sentientology was The University of Sanbra Guide to Intelligent Life by the Iyra Tem Eliss. Rather than a scientific study, it was designed to facilitate first contact with species, providing "guidelines as to common cultural interests, goals, fears and drives." However, it departed from Imperial doctrine on a number of points. The Empire tried to apprehend its author shortly before publication, but the academic escaped and released his research through underground networks and NewsNets.[14]

The Shi'ido researcher Mammon Hoole wrote the acclaimed The Essential Guide to Alien Species. He was able to gain unique insights into species by infiltrating using his shapeshifting abilities.[12] Other documents that detailed sentient species included the Universal Encyclopedia.[6]

Behind the scenes

Species in the Star Wars universe generally have a large compatibility to real-world classification systems. However, these are not always strictly adhered to. For instance, according to The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels, the Colossus wasps "follow the standard insect physiognomy, with a head, thorax and abdomen,"[15] which corresponds with the real-world physiognomy of insects;[16] however, the Sic-Six, which also have these three body segments but eight legs, are classified as arachnids,[17] which in the real world have only two body segments.[18] Star Wars also has numerous examples of species sharing characteristics from different classifications, such as the Quor'sav species. They have a combination of monotreme—mammals that lay eggs—and avian characteristics.[19]

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Notes and references

  1. Tales of the Bounty Hunters, p301.
  2. The Last One Standing
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Alien Encounters
  5. Galaxy Guide 8: Scouts
  6. 6.0 6.1 Star Wars Official Poster Monthly 16
  7. Ultimate Alien Anthology
  8. Shield of Lies
  9. The New Essential Guide to Characters
  10. Note: This differs from earth classifications, where insects can only have six legs.
  11.  Bith in the Databank
  12. 12.0 12.1 The Essential Guide to Alien Species
  13. Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races, first edition
  14. Galaxy Guide 12: Aliens — Enemies and Allies
  15. The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels, 88.
  16. Insect on Dictionary.com
  17. Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Species
  18. Arachnid on Dictionary.com
  19. Star Wars Customizable Card GamePremiere Limited (Card: Kal'Falnl C'ndros)

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SWG Wiki

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From SWG Wiki

The Star Wars galaxy is inhabited by many species of sentient and intelligent beings.

Playable Species

These are species that are available to players.

NPC Only Species

These species are found in the game, but are not currently playable.


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

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