Mustafarians were a sentient species that were native to the volcanic Outer Rim world of Mustafar. There existed two subspecies: the taller, thinner northern subspecies, and a smaller, stockier southern subspecies.
Biology and appearanceEdit
Mustafarians' bodies were noted to be hardy, and well adapted to survive their homeworld's extreme temperatures. Despite this, each subspecies had distinct roles in society as well as differing physical attributes, with northern Mustafarians' being of a taller build and reaching heights of roughly 2.3 meters, while the shorter and stronger southern Mustafarians' often reached heights of 1.5 meters and handled most of the heavy labor.
Society and cultureEdit
Mustafarians lived in underground caves created by the planet's native lava fleas as they ate through the planet's crust. Living mostly in underground buildings designed in the shape of kahel cave fungus, most of their species only ventured to the surface in order to mine the valuable minerals from the lava flows, or for a coming-of-age ritual in which a young Mustafarian must saddle up on a lava flea and leap over a raging lava stream without any protective clothing.
Mustafarians' often fashioned armor from the heat-resistant shells of lava fleas, and spoke an insectoid, buzzing Mustafarian language. Floating on heat-shielded craft, many Mustafarians' on the surface wore this protective armor in order to scoop minerals into giant cauldrons, which could be carried away by DLC-13 mining droids.
Many Mustafarians' mined their planet's valuable resources on the behalf of the Techno Union, of which the planets minerals were located in its deadly lava flows. As a result, many joined the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars, with many being slaughtered by Darth Vader during his mission to eliminate the Separatist Council.
- Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings
- Dark Disciple (First identified as Mustafarian)
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (First appearance)