- "The Kelrodoans may not have sophisticated technology. They may have primitive customs. But they deserve to contribute to the Empire while enjoying its security—and that's what we're bringing them."
- ―Shea Hublin
The Kelrodoans were a sentient species native to the planet Kelrodo-Ai. During the Western Reaches Operation in 17 ABY, the forces of the Galactic Empire attacked Kelrodo-Ai and several Kelrodoans, including the warrior chieftain Fara, were assigned to act as grooms for the pilots of the Empire's Sword Squadron.