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Weequay
Homeworld

Sriluur[1]

Language

Sriluurian[2]

Average height

1.7 meters[3]

Skin color

Tan to dark brown[1]

Distinctions

Pheromone communication

Average lifespan

Up to 90 standard years old[1]

Famous members
"They are devious and deceitful and most importantly, stupid."
Dooku

Weequays were a race of humanoids who came from the Outer Rim planet of Sriluur, near Hutt Space. Their home was a harsh desert planet, leading to the species' tanned skin tone and rough, sandy, wrinkled skin. Their eyes were dark and slightly recessed into their skull.

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Biology and appearance

Weequays were humanoids with thick, leathery skin that ranged in color from tan to dark brown. Their faces were lipless, with a frill along each of their jowls.[1]

Society and culure

A Weequay on Tatooine

Weequays had the ability to communicate with members of their own clan through smell by exuding complex pheromones. This pheromonal language could not be understood by any other species, or even by Weequays of another clan. Only Jedi senses could even tell that two Weequay were communicating. Since each Weequay's pheromones were unique, Weequay had no need for a name within their clan. As a result, speech was only a secondary form of communication for Weequay, and they seldom spoke a whole sentence, resulting in Humans mistakenly believing the species to be unintelligent.

Only Weequay who had to live among other clans, or among non-Weequay, took a personal name. Even then, some were simply referred to as "Weequay". In Weequay culture, individual identity was much less important than the clan. As long as the clan survived, a single Weequay was expendable. This resulted in a sometimes brutal culture.

Male Weequay often tied their hair into long braids. Traditionally, they would grow one "seclusion braid" for each Sriluurian year spent away from their homeworld as a tribute to their home. When they returned, they shaved their braids. Weequays serving the Hutt clans were often very close to their homeworld, and would only have one or two braids. Female Weequay were usually bald, and did not follow this tradition.

Weequay religion was complex, with many deities. Among them were the moon-god Quay and the thunder god Am-Shak. Quay was their chief god: indeed, "Weequay" translated to "Follower of Quay". Zealous Weequays performed ritual sacrifices in Quay's honor, at times resorting to murder, earning their culture a violent reputation. Each of their cities was centered around a shrine of black, polished stone, known as a thal, where the Weequay made offerings of food and valuables. Their religious code prohibited building thal off Sriluur, so off-world devotees were obligated to substitute animal sacrifices (usually large animals like banthas).

The Weequays shared their homeworld with Houk colonists, though not enthusiastically. The two societies went to war on Sriluur in 10 BBY. The conflict ended after a decade, leaving many unemployed Weequay soldiers to find work as mercenaries and bounty hunters. This war also gave certain Weequay companies a good reputation throughout the galaxy as manufacturers of force pikes and other melee weapons.

Weequays in the galaxy

Close-up of the wrinkled face of a Weequay.

Weequays were widely used throughout the galaxy as mercenaries or criminal henchmen. They played this role in their earliest recorded contact with the outside galaxy, when they joined Vodran, Klatooinian, and Nikto mercenaries in the pay of the Hutts to battle Xim the Despot's forces at the Third Battle of Vontor during the Hutt-Xim conflict. Unlike the other races hired by the Hutts, the Weequay did not sign the Treaty of Vontor, and remained independent of the Hutts. They were used extensively as foot soldiers by the Hutt Cartel and Black Sun. Jabba Desilijic Tiure also employed several Weequay mercenaries, including Ak-Buz, the captain of the sail barge Khetanna, and Ak-rev, one of Jabba's bodyguards and an occasional drummer with the Max Rebo Band.

Hondo Ohnaka, a Weequay pirate.

Weequay were occasionally hired as bodyguards in Hutt syndicates when they chose to make their lives in the galaxy. They generally went offworld as part of small groups, usually from the same clan. Their role in the galaxy was usually minor, as their mean-spirited temperaments left them ill-suited for more grand ventures, while their suspicious and xenophobic nature prevented them from carving permanent settlements on strange worlds.

Many Weequays displayed Force-sensitivity and became members of the Jedi Order. During the Clone Wars Weequay Jedi Knight Que-Mars Redath-Gom fought and died in the Battle of Geonosis, Jedi Master Kossex fough and died in the First Battle of Kamino and Jedi Master Tyr met his fate during the Battle of Thustra. A prominent and respected Jedi Master Sora Bulq betrayed the Jedi Order and became one of Count Dooku's Dark Acolytes, while another Jedi General named Sev was killed during Order 66.

During the Clone Wars, Hondo Ohnaka led a Weequay pirate gang that captured Count Dooku on Florrum and then held him for ransom. Ohnaka's right hand man, Turk Falso betrayed him to obtain the ransom put on Dooku's head. During the conflict Weequays Gar-Ul and his brother Guta-Nay served as lieutenants of the Mandalorian named Ghez Hokan.

Later, during the Second Imperial Civil War a Weequay officer Jhoram Bey served in the Galactic Alliance Core Fleet as Rogue Leader of the famed Rogue Squadron.

Behind the scenes

Weequay is an altered form of Queequeg, the name of a character from the 1851 novel Moby-Dick.

In the Clone Wars animated series, Weequay are given English and New Zealand accents, although in other sources they are given their own unique sound.

Appearances

  • Tales of the Jedi: The Saga of Nomi Sunrider
  • Tales of the Jedi (audio)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • Star Wars Republic: Prelude to Rebellion
  • Darth Maul: Saboteur
  • Cloak of Deception
  • Star Wars: Darth Maul 2
  • Star Wars: Darth Maul 3
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Republic: Outlander
  • Star Wars Republic: Twilight
  • Star Wars Republic: Darkness
  • Star Wars Republic: Rite of Passage
  •  15 Dead in Houk / Weequay Brawl at EastportHoloNet News Vol. 531 46
  •  Weequay/Houk Arraignment End in ViolenceHoloNet News Vol. 531 49
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones / comic
  • "Elusion Illusion" - Star Wars Insider 66
  • Star Wars Republic 50: The Defense of Kamino
  • Republic Commando: Hard Contact
  • Jedi: Mace Windu
  • Star Wars Republic 54: Double Blind
  • Republic Commando: Triple Zero (Mentioned only)
  • "Rather Darkness Visible" - Star Wars Tales 19
  • Jedi: Yoda
  • Star Wars Republic: Show of Force
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars film / novel
  • The Clone Wars: No Prisoners (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Dooku Captured"
  • The Clone Wars: Switch
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Gungan General"
  • The Clone Wars: Invitation Only
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hostage Crisis"
  • The Clone Wars: Hunting the Hunters (Part 1)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Grievous Intrigue"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lightsaber Lost"
  • Star Wars Republic: Trackdown
  • Star Wars Republic: The Siege of Saleucami
  • Labyrinth of Evil
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight
  • Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows (Mentioned only)
  •  "The Order of Outcasts" - Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 5
  • Star Wars: Droids Special
  • Jabba the Hutt: The Gaar Suppoon Hit
  • Jabba the Hutt: The Hunger of Princess Nampi
  • Jabba the Hutt: The Dynasty Trap
  • Jabba the Hutt: Betrayal
  • The Force Unleashed novel (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  • A Hunter's Fate: Greedo's Tale
  • Death Star (Mentioned only)
  • Underworld: The Yavin Vassilika
  • Rookies: Rendezvous
  • Perfect Evil
  • Star Wars Missions 11: Bounty Hunters vs. Battle Droids
  • Star Wars Missions 15: Voyage to the Underworld
  • Star Wars Empire 23: The Bravery of Being Out of Range
  • Galaxy of Fear: Ghost of the Jedi
  • "Day of the Sepulchral Night" - Star Wars Adventure Journal 13
  • Star Wars Rebellion 0: Crossroads
  • "Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the Sarlacc" - Star Wars Tales 6
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi novel (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • And the Band Played On: The Band's Tale
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 2: The Emperor Commands
  • Shadows of the Empire: Evolution
  • "Three Against the Galaxy" - Star Wars Tales 3
  • X-wing Rogue Squadron: Family Ties
  • Tatooine Ghost
  • Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood
  • I, Jedi
  • Darksaber
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Star Wars: Union
  • Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial
  • Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse
  • Star by Star
  • The Unifying Force
  • Sacrifice
  • Star Wars Legacy: Indomitable
  • Star Wars Legacy 22: The Wrath of the Dragon
  • Star Wars Legacy 36: Renegade
  • Star Wars Legacy 41: Rogue's End
  • Star Wars Legacy 42: Divided Loyalties
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Non-canon appearances

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Sources

A Weequay hunter.

Notes and references

External links

See also


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SWG Wiki

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From SWG Wiki

Table of contents

Game Info

A Weequay

Unnamed NPCs

  • Weequay Captain
  • Weequay Champion
  • Weequay Soldier
  • Weequay Zealot
  • Weequay Thug

NPC Vendor

The Weequay race can be chosen as a vendor race by a trader with the Hiring II skill.

Star Wars Lore

From the Movies

Often quiet and enigmatic, Weequays can be found throughout the galaxy, from the lower levels of Coruscant to the distant desert flats of Tatooine. They are a humanoid species with coarse, leathery skin and bald heads. By tradition, a Weequay wears a braided topknot on one side of his or her head.

From the Expanded Universe

Hailing from the arid world of Sriluur on the remote Sisar Run, Weequays are a laconic people deeply rooted in ancient traditions. Much of their culture is structured around the reverence of a pantheon of gods, one of the foremost being Quay, the God of the Moon. The Weequays keep a wide array of trinkets and totems to facilitate communication with their gods. Swindling off-worlder entrepreneurs have taken advantage of this cultural trait, and infested Sriluur with countless useless baubles said to divine the intentions of the dieties.

Weequay society is clan based, and a Weequay's identity defers to a clan. Often, individuality is so secondary that Weequays do not take proper names, unless leaving Sriluur or dealing with off-worlders. Weequays do not need names to identify one another, as their pheromonic methods of communication can convey a great deal of information without words.

Though some may view their ways as quaint and primitive, Weequays have built large cities on Sriluur, such as Dnalvec. These cities enjoy much trade from the busy Sisar Run. Most Weequay cities are built around a thal, a religious shrine to which devoted followers leave offerings of foods or valuables.

Weequay expatriates, prohibited against building thals by strict religious code, instead make offerings through animal sacrifices. The Weequay enforcers employed by Jabba the Hutt were responsible for a bizarre series of bantha mutilations. Because of the increasing anger of the Sand People, Jabba was forced to stop the Weequays from carrying out this grisly practice. Ever cautious, Jabba's henchmen killed a moisture farmer, and placed his corpse near the dead banthas, making it appear that humans were responsible.

The close proximity of Sriluur to Hutt Space means that many Weequays are employed or enslaved by Hutt crime lords as bodyguards or enforcers. Such underworld careers have led to Weequays being found throughout the galaxy. Weequay expatriates are easily identified by their topknots. Custom dictates that a Weequay grows a braid for each Sriluurian year off planet. Upon returning to Sriluur, a Weequay shaves off the braids.

Source: Star Wars Databank


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