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"Here, try some. It's only a little—it can't hurt you."
―Sinthia Pulchatt[src]

The Kibnon were a green insectoid sentient species distantly related to the Verpine. With six limbs and two bulbous eyes on stalks, they had an exotic appearance to many species. During the Galactic Civil War, the Kibnon Sinthia Pulchatt operated as a spice merchant on Tatooine, while other Kibnon were found on the planets Tresidiss and Ando.

Biology and appearanceEdit

The Kibnon were an insectoid sentient species that were distant relatives of the Verpine. They had a slender thorax and abdomen, and four legs, which provided stability. In addition to these limbs, the Kibnon also had two arms, which were typically held close to their bodies. They were green in coloration, and could grow to a height of 2.8 meters, as demonstrated by the Kibnon Sinthia Pulchatt.[1]

The Kibnon had roughly triangular heads, with two bulbous, stalk-mounted eyes projecting from the top surface. A thin antenna grew from each side of their heads, which could point either up[1] or down.[2] Two small mandibles grew by their mouths. The combination of these features made the Kibnon appear exotic to many other species.[1]

Kibnon in the galaxyEdit

Kibnon

A Kibnon on Tresidiss

During the Galactic Civil War, the Kibnon Sinthia Pulchatt operated as a spice merchant on the planet Tatooine,[1] located in the Arkanis sector of the Outer Rim Territories.[3] Groomed for the occupation from a young age, Pulchatt operated out of the Mos Eisley settlement, serving as a liaison between her boss and Jabba Desilijic Tiure, a local Hutt crime lord. She was a regular at Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina, often looking for new spice customers.[1]

During this period, another Kibnon visited Tresidiss, an Outer Rim planet notorious for its Herglic-operated gambling halls and casinos. This Kibnon was accompanied by a diminutive stalk-eyed alien.[2] Kibnon were also among the numerous species—including Wookiees, Givins, and Devaronians—that Doctor Cornelius Evazan experimented on while on the planet Ando. Evazan sought to discover a way to become immortal using a mind-transference machine, but his experiments were thwarted when one of his patients attempted to assassinate him using a thermal detonator.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Kibnon were first described in the West End Games sourcebook Galaxy Guide 7: Mos Eisley, published in 1993. They were illustrated by Mike Vilardi, who also inserted them into the background of another of his illustrations in Galaxy Guide 11: Criminal Organizations, published in 1994. The Kibnon were also mentioned in Doctor Death: The Tale of Dr. Evazan and Ponda Baba, a short story written by Kenneth C. Flint for the Bantam Spectra anthology Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina, published in 1995.

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