Embra was a compassionate Hutt who could often be found at Jabba's Palace on Tatooine, with fellow Hutts Jabba and Malta. He was known for wearing a nose ring through both nostrils. Embra based his operations on the jungle planet Mazhar.
Because of his kinder disposition that was not often seen in Hutts, he had a strong loyalty amongst his subjects. At some point before the Battle of Yavin, Embra, along with Jabba and Malta, organized a hunt for the Yavin Vassilika. For his three contractors, Embra chose the bounty hunters 4-LOM, Zuckuss, and Sardu Sallowe.
During the Yuuzhan Vong War, after narrowly escaping a death sentence by the invaders, Embra led a resistance group against the Yuuzhan Vong known as the Sisar Runners. Near the end of the war, he aided the Galactic Alliance.
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