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This article is about the Houk. You may be looking for the Yam'rii, also known as the Huk, or the Huhk stage in the Lahsbee/Huhk lifecycle.
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Houk
Biological classification
Races

None known

Physical characteristics
Average height

2.0 – 2.6 meters

Skin color

Deep violet to dark blue, or yellowish to light brown

Distinctions

Thick skull, large stature, great physical strength

Sociocultural characteristics
Homeworld

Lijuter

Language

Houkese

Members


The Houk were a people with a reputation for raw strength and short tempers. They were very powerful due to their large bulk of pure muscle. They were among the largest and strongest humanoid sentients, rivaled only by species such as the Wookiees for physical power.

HistoryEdit

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A Houk bounty hunter

The Houk came from the planet Lijuter in the Reibrin system, though they spread out to colonize several nearby systems after being contacted by Vaathkree traders. All Houk colonies had their own societies and systems of government, though they all answered to the Lijuter Congress which administered their homeworld. By the Imperial era, they had thirty-one offworld colonies, mostly in the Ansuroer Sector. One of their colonies was in the Lesser Cueva Expanse on the Weequay homeworld of Sriluur. The presence of these two belligerent species on the same world led to a fierce rivalry, culminating in a civil war which began in 10 BBY and lasted for nearly a decade.

Though their tempers were not as explosive as those of Wookiees, Houk were known for their tendency to solve problems violently. In politics, they would often wage war without formal declarations, negotiate in bad faith, and ignore treaties. Though this preference for violence tended to cause the Houk problems in dealing with other societies, it often got them what they wanted. Surprisingly though, in personal combat, Houk preferred to use stealth rather than direct confrontation. This gave them a reputation for deceit and cowardice. It should be noted, however, that just as each Houk colony had a different culture and government, Houk individuals had varied personalities. Though all Houk came from a culture with high levels of corruption and violence, many Houk were hard workers who had learned to get along with other sentients.

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A Houk gladiator fights The future Mandalore the Lesser on Geonosis during the Great Galactic War

The Houk produced little technology of their own, though they adapted themselves to the standard technology of the rest of the galaxy, including hyperdrive-equipped starships and modern weapons such as neuronic whips (a weapon many Houk particularly enjoyed using.)

The Galactic Empire abducted many Houk for experimentation, intending to use their physical strength as part of a program to create a "perfect slave." Those Houk who were kidnapped by Imperial science teams were never heard from again.

One of the most famous Houk was Anchor Blue, a fierce gladiator who fought in The Cauldron on Rattatak. Other members of the Houk species included cantina owner Gorb Drig and criminals Lun Rask and Egome Fass.

Gundark, the infamous arms dealer, was suspected to be a Houk by CorSec.

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SourcesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Mission: "Cantina Contusions" on Coruscant
  2. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Mission: [Heroic] "Republic's Most Wanted" on Coruscant

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