- "They're delicious."
- ―Omnino on savrips
The Mantellian Savrips were a species of large, semi-sentient reptiles native to Ord Mantell. They had a hunched-over stature, leathery skin, snake-like heads, and arms long enough to drag the ground.
- "Flashy can bulls-eye a savrip between the eyes five times before the critter even knows it's dead."
- ―Corso Riggs, on his blaster, "Flashy"
A reptilian species of semi-sentient brutes native to the planet Ord Mantell, their sentience was a contentious subject to xenobiologist from the Core Worlds. Often believed to be simply a very cunning non-sentient animal by many Mantellians, the Savrips were technologically primitive, and had their own informal language. Preferring to wear clothing and wielding simple tools and weapons, some Savrips had learned to speak accented Basic. Savrips were naturally inclined to combat, and this, coupled with their unusual language, only fostered the notion that they were unintelligent.
During the colonization of Ord Mantell, sanctioned killings of the Savrip species nearly drove the race to extinction. Many were hunted or exported, and, by the time of the Galactic Empire, few Savrips remained on Ord Mantell, keeping to themselves in the Scraplands. The Warlord Taxer Sundown used the Mantellians' prejudice against the Savrips to blame the murders his organization carried out on them. Savrip meat was also enjoyed by some, such as Baroness Omnino, who, with her son and the aforementioned impostor Jedi Sundown, planned to breed them for food on Ord Mantell in the years up to 37 BBY. However, this plan failed due to the intervention of Qui-Gon Jinn.
Behind the scenesEdit
The species as seen on the dejarik table in A New Hope was originally named "Kalhar monster".
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel
- Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: Last Stand on Ord Mantell
- A Mon Alone
- (As dejarik piece)
- Boba Fett: Maze of Deception (Mentioned only)
- Boba Fett: Pursuit
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Deserter" (As dejarik piece)
- Fire Ring Race (As dejarik piece)
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance) (As dejarik piece)
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope junior novel (As dejarik piece)
- Star Wars: Assault Team (Picture only) (As dejarik piece)
- The Star Wars Holiday Special (Appears in flashback(s)) (As dejarik piece)
- Super Star Wars
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (As dejarik piece)
- (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Star by Star (As dejarik piece) (as "mantellion" savrip)
- The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force (As dejarik piece)
- Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen (As dejarik piece)
- Millennium Falcon (As dejarik piece)
- Legacy 1: Broken, Part 1
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Premiere Limited (Card: Mantellian Savrip)
- "The Unseen Planets of Star Wars"—Star Wars Insider 36
- "Feature Planet: Ord Mantell"—Star Wars Kids 10
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons
- Alien Anthology
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 2 (DEJ 1-2, Dejarik Hologame)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 10 (KEN3–4, Obi-Wan Kenobi)
- Ultimate Adversaries
- (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Special Edition
- "May The Facts Be With You: Part Two: #51-100"—Star Wars Insider 95
- Threats of the Galaxy
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Millennium Falcon Owner's Workshop Manual
- The Art and Making of Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Star Wars: The Old Republic Explorer's Guide
- Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Card Game – Edge of Darkness (Card: Escape from Ord Mantell) (Picture only)
- Mask of the Pirate Queen