- "You can do us both the most good by remaining king. By ruling your people with compassion, with justice…and with a strong bond to the Rebel Alliance."
- ―Luke Skywalker
Elglih was an aging male Serp who lived on the planet Serphidi with his wife during the Galactic Civil War. He eventually became the ruler of the planet, after the death of the vicious monarch, King S'Shah.
Elglih lived with his wife in a meager hut in the forest regions of Serphidi known as Harmony Glade. Once, he was a proud and able-bodied member of his species, but like many others, he was forced to watch his society fall under the boot heels of a monarch known as S'Shah.
Three years after the Battle of Yavin, Elglih was hunting through the marshlands near his home when a hideous carnivorous plant attacked him. Elglih would have been consumed had it not been for the timely arrival of a Rebel Alliance officer named Luke Skywalker. Skywalker saved the old Serp from the creature and safely returned him to his home.
Over dinner, Elglih told Luke the history of his people and how they came to be under S’Shah’s rule. He further announced that he was going to challenge the monarch to face him in an event known as a Doom-Joust. The only way that S'Shah could be replaced as king, was if he were defeated at this particular sporting event. He asked Luke to act as his squire. Luke's ego had grown sizable enough by this point that he disliked the idea of being referred to as a squire, but he agreed to help Elglih regardless. As fate would have it, Elglih proved too old and infirm to compete in the event. Luke acted as his second and killed King S'Shah. By rite of combat, the crown of Serphidi was bequeathed to Luke Skywalker. Luke, in turn, passed the position to Elglih crowning him as the new monarch. Elglih pledged his loyalty to the Rebel Alliance and vowed to do everything within his power to keep Imperial influences off Serphidi.
Personality and traitsEdit
Like all members of his species, Elglih had reptilian features with red scales running across the length of his body. Although Serps traditionally did not grow their hair out, Elglih kept a long, white beard. He wore a simple, purple tunic and walked with a cane.
Serps were a carnivorous species and had developed a taste for Human flesh. Elglih however, did not seem to share these dietary appetites, preferring a hot bowl of porridge instead.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Star Wars 64: Serphidian Eyes (First appearance)