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Lutrillians were a sentient species of humanoids that were distinguished by their broad faces, fuzzy jowls, and wide-set eyes. At some point during the Clone Wars, there were at least eight Lutrillian detainees in the Republic Judiciary Central Detention Center on Coruscant. Shortly before the Battle of Yavin, two Lutrillians attended the cantina of Mos Eisley the day Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker met Han Solo and Chewbacca.

Biology and appearanceEdit

Lutrillian prisoner (that's Hardeen)

A Lutrillian

Lutrillians stood out for their broad faces with wide-set eyes. Furthermore they had fuzzy jowls and long spiked ears that pricked up. A Lutrillian's nose had a distinctive line that went vertically through the middle and through their top lip. Their skin was usually ruddy colored[2] but it wasn't unseen for Lutrillians to have white[1] or brown skin as well.[3]

HistoryEdit

Clone WarsEdit

Maysano mug shot

Maysano's wanted file on Tera Sinube's datapad

During the Clone Wars, the Lutrillian Maysano was a criminal wanted for murder. In the Jedi Temple, Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano and Jedi Master Tera Sinube searched through a datapad for a criminal who had stolen Tano's lightsaber. Among the criminals on the list was Maysano, who was reported as last seen on Rodia.[1]

At least eight Lutrillians were in the Republic Judiciary Central Detention Center, where Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi was on a mission, impersonating the bounty hunter Rako Hardeen. Hardeen publicly had a name for killing Kenobi in order to get close to a Phindian prisoner named Moralo Eval. In the mess hall, Kenobi stood in a line to get his food with three other Lutrillians. As he walked for a table, a Trandoshan prisoner was quick to point him out as the one who killed Kenobi to a Lutrillian. The Lutrillian already knew his cover name and when the Trandoshan said he didn't look so tough, he reminded him that he had killed a Jedi.[2]

Unidentified Lutrillian

A Lutrillian Prisoner

Almost immediately after Kenobi sat down and tasted his food, a Karkarodon approached him with a Lutrillian by his side. The fish-like creature began to bully Kenobi until the man stabbed his hand with a fork. The Lutrillian looked in shock as his friend cried out in pain and after Kenobi let him go, he attempted to say something before turning around to help the injured Karkarodon.[2]

Later on, Kenobi was in the mess hall again and as he walked to a table, Boba Fett confronted him over a bounty Hardeen stole from him. Kenobi tried to make him leave but he hit Fett's food on the floor. A Lutrillian shouted at them, prompting "Hardeen" to kill Fett telling him it would be just "just like the Jedi". It caused a few of the prisoners to shout cheers before Fett attacked Kenobi and a fight broke out. Kenobi quickly got Fett into an arm lock when two prison guards surrounded him, telling him that the fight was over. However, Fett's Trandoshan friend, Bossk knocked out the two clones and threw Kenobi across a table. Four clones attacked Bossk but he took out two of them and Fett and a Lutrillian took the other two.[2]

Lutrillian prisoner (blaster rifle)

A Lutrillian obtained a stun blaster during the riot in the mess hall

The prisoners began attacking the other guards and another Lutrillian quickly knocked another guard unconscious with one punch. During the riot, guards up at the top began stunning prisoners and a Lutrillian, who was taking down a guard, obtained a stun blaster and after stunning two guards around him, he stunned two more up at the top. Four guards came through the main entrance of the room and the same Lutrillian ran for them before getting stunned. The other prisoners took out the guards before running out of the room. As the prisoners tried to escape, a Lutrillian was running down a hallway with a Trandoshan and a Rodian. A guard confronted them after chasing another prisoner and the Trandonshan attacked him. As the turned the hallway, the Lutrillian was stunned by another guard who stunned the Rodian as well before he and another guard ran to stun more prisoners.[2]

Imperial EraEdit

During the Imperial Era, a Lutrillian named Pomi Harchmak was a heavy equipment inventory operations handler at Pryce Mining, a mining company on Lothal. She attended a party held by the company where she had to leave the room to use the refresher due to her digestive problems. Pryce Mining suffered a financial dip at that time and two weeks later, Governor Ryder Azadi framed Arihnda Pryce's mother, Elainye Pryce, for embezzlement. Arihnda and Senator Domus Renking looked through security footage and saw how Harchmak had left the party three times. Arihnda used this to put the blame of embezzlement on Harchmak, despite there being the company's financial records having detected no signs of unusual transactions. This got Elainye freed but the Pryce family lost their mine to Renking who relocated them to Coruscant and Batonn.[6]

A Lutrillian warehouse manager hid criminals from the Gray Syndicate in his warehouse. One of them was Holshef, a poet who the Galactic Empire wanted for his expressions against them. Following an Imperial assault on the Gray Syndicate and killed their leader,Yahenna Laxo, Merei Spanjaf sought out and paid the Lutrillian to keep Holshef safe for a week. After that week the Empire was cracking down further and Spanjaf paid the Lutrillian again to keep Holshef for ten more days. The Lutrillian agreed but told her this was the limit he was willing to do.[7]

Secon Daree RA

Secon Daree was a rebel pilot

A Lutrillian named Secon Daree[5] was a part of the Alliance to Restore the Republic by 1 BBY. He was a Rebel pilot in Phoenix Squadron, a starfighter squadron led by Hera Syndulla. They were mobilized for an attack on Lothal after rebels on the planet gave them intelligence of the continuously advancing TIE Defender project. The squadron consisted of a complement of X-wings and Y-wings and despite a few losses, they managed to break through the blockade over the planet and make for the TIE Defender factory. However as they entered atmosphere, the squadron was met by a swarm of TIE fighters and they were all shot down. Daree survived along with Syndulla and Mart Mattin. Grand Admiral Thrawn sent his Noghri assassin, Rukh, to capture the survivors and Daree and Syndulla were both captured.[3]

In 0 BBY two Lutrillians were at Chalmun's Cantina on Tatooine when Luke Skywalker met Han Solo.[8] A short while later, Skywalker entered a cantina on Nar Shaddaa where a Lutrillian and the other residents were quick to notice him. They attacked Skywalker and after he revealed his lightsaber, a criminal stole it and the entire residency made chase for it.[9] Another Lutrillian was at a gambling table when Skywalker and Solo bet and lost the money they were meant to buy supplies with.[10] A Lutrillian was in Cloud City when the Baron Administrator, Lando Calrissian, told the people to get out before the Galactic Empire fully occupied the place. The Lutrillian was seen running down a hallway with others past Calrissian and Leia Organa.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

Mos Eisley BTS group shot

Two Lutrillian costumes were produced for A New Hope

The Lutrillians first to appeared in the background of the cantina scene of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, released in 1977. Stuart Freeborn designed the characters from costume sketches by John Mollo[11] and they were featured more in an early cut of the sequence where one of them spoke to an Insectoid alien.[12]

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