The Korunnai (singular, Korun) were a Human race from the planet Haruun Kal. They were a nomadic "tribe" of uplanders (which was the rough translation of "Korunnai" into Basic). The Korunnai were dark skinned Humans and were born into clans or extended families called Ghôsh. For example, Mace Windu and Kar Vastor were both part of the same group, and thus Dôshalo, clan-brothers, to each other. They fought against the Balawai (downfolk) in the Summertime War and were insultingly called Kornos by these enemies.
It is believed that a Jedi craft crashed on the planet during the Sith War, and the Korun were descendants of Jedi. In addition, the Korunnai also had a higher tolerance to poisons, due to living near the toxic cloudsea that covered the lowlands of the planet. Their term for the Force was the Pelekotan.
The Korunnai spoke Korunnal, and organized themselves into tribes with many similarities to a family unit. These tribes were known as Ghôsh, one of the most prominent being Ghôsh Windu, the tribe of Kar Vastor and Mace Windu. The Korunnai version of a shrug was to tilt the head a centimeter to the right. Their phrase for nonsense was 'tusker poop'.
Shortly after the establishment of the Galactic Empire, an Imperial fleet bombarded Haruun Kal; by 40 ABY it was unknown if any Korunnai still lived. However, in 5 ABY at least three Korunnai still existed-Nick Rostu, Lorz Geptun, and Kar Vastor.
Korunnai measured distance not in length, but in transit time.
Their culture was based on four pillars—Honor, Duty, Family, Herd. They are in order from least important to most important. The first pillar is Honor, which meant obligation to yourself and act with integrity. Speaking the truth is important for the first pillar, as well as fighting with no fear, and love without reservation. Greater than the first is the second pillar, Duty, which meant obligation to others. The second pillar suggested that one must do his or her own job and work hard. Obey the elders. Stand by your Ghôsh. Greater still is the third pillar, which surrounded one's family. In detail, the third pillar mentioned that one must care for his or her parents with love. Not only that but teach your children and defend your family's blood. Greatest of all is the fourth pillar, Herd, for it is on the grasser herds that the life of the ghôsh depends. Ghôsh families are more important than duty; duty outweighs your honor, but nothing is more important than your herd. If the well-being of the herd requires the sacrifice of one's honor, then that person must sacrifice it. If it requires a person to shirk his or her duty, then so be it.
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