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Vratix
Homeworld

Thyferra

Language

Vratix language

Average height

1.5 to 2 meters

Skin color

Greenish-Gray

Hair color

None

Eye color

Black

Distinctions

Two pairs of arms, insectoid

Famous members

Qlaern Hirf, Zalk't, Plurra, Seeqov Thranx, Xeshen Kra, Yopaxtul, Spraug

The Vratix, also known as Thyferrans, were native to the planet of Thyferra. They were a hermaphroditic species who invented bacta. They were led by a Canir, their elected ruler.

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Biology and appearance

A Vratix with containers of Bacta.

Vratix were an insectoid species with large compound eyes, long thin necks, and six limbs sprouting from a cylindrical thorax. They had two arms that were triple-jointed which extended from their shoulders. Small thin hairs covered their bodies and changed color to express emotion. Vratix excreted denin, a chemical that altered the color of their skin to reflect their mood, and was connected to their speech patterns of clicks also known as Vratix. Despite this, they could communicate with other beings via Basic when regarding trade. They were also slightly telepathic, capable of sending thoughts with other Vratix that they related to.

Vratix were a logical and straightforward species that had trouble grasping abstract concepts like art and music. However, they could solve a complex problem by examining every detail and angle. Culture was centered around the hive mentality. They generally referred to themselves as the plural we rather than I, and usually under their hive name. It should also be noted that the Vratix are generally a sociable species; they prefer all information to be delivered personally.

The Vratix also keep Knytix, a smaller insectoid species, as pets and for the creation of dwellings (their saliva is used to make a mud-like paste that is then dried to make bricks). The Vratix also eat the Knytix on certain occasions, when the owner of the Knytix offers his pet to another Vratix as a sign of high respect.

History

Vratix.

Vratix used bacta for thousands of years, and were not hesitant to share their secret with the galaxy at large. During the Galactic Republic a thriving business evolved around the sale and distribution of bacta.

During the New Order, Palpatine eliminated all but two bacta producers, the Zaltin and Xucphra factions. These two cartels would be the Galactic Empire's bacta supply. During this time some Vratix resorted to terrorism to beat out competition in the bacta market.

With the help of Rogue Squadron and the Vratix resistance group, the Ashern ("Black Claw", in the native language), the Vratix liberated their world from the cartels and asked the New Republic for admission as a member world.

During the Yuuzhan Vong War, the Verachen sect of Vratix controlled bacta production, supplying the vitally needed bacta.

During the Swarm War, the Vratix became Joiners to the Killiks and led a revolt on the bacta cartels on Thyferra, bringing production of the healing liquid to a halt and causing a major blow to the forces of the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances.

A famous Vratix was Yopaxtul, who won the "six-legged being" category at the Mobquet Presents: Fastest Land Beings event held on Teyr in 22 BBY. It won the 100-meter race in a record breaking 6.132 seconds.

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Sources

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