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Ryn
Biological classification
Designation

Sentient[1]

Classification

Mammalian[1]

Physical characteristics
Average height

1.4 - 1.8 meters[1]

Skin color

Light purple to dark blue black[1]

Hair color

Light brown to snow white[1]

Eye color
Distinctions

Huge tails, beak-like noses[1]

Average lifespan

Up to 81 standard years[2]

Sociocultural characteristics


Language
Members
"We have a saying, 'In the darkest hole you can always find some light. You just have to open your eyes to see it.'"
Goure to Tahiri Veila[src]

The Ryn were an uncommon humanoid species, with prehensile tails, beak-like noses, long fingers, and white hair. They were known for their musicality and diligent cleanliness.

HistoryEdit

"We're a superstitious folk..."
Droma[src]
Rynshot-SV

A Ryn male

They were a nomadic species native to the Core Worlds. They were spread over the galaxy, their original homeworld forgotten, even to them. They had two theories about their origins: the first being that they were descended from thousands of musicians hired out to a world swept clean of artists, the second that they were the descendants of mercenaries deployed against an Inner Rim threat. The second gained credence due to the fact that the Ryn language contained many military words and phrases, most notably the fact that the words for non-Ryn and civilian were related.

Due to their homelessness, musical talent, natural secrecy, and avoidance of written records, Ryn developed a nomadic culture and a reputation for confidence games, leaving many species prejudiced against them. In some sectors it was legal to enslave or hunt Ryn. Their language was outlawed in many locations, and a large number of Ryn women were used as slave breeding stock.

The largest concentration of Ryn was located in the Corporate Sector due to the fact that it was far from those who would persecute them. Also, a Ryn healer saved the life of a CSA Executive officer. The Ryn claimed to have invented sabacc, originally as a means of divination. They were a very musical people, being able to play their beak-like noses like flutes. They could even call droids with them, by being able to play pitches very precisely.

Droma

Droma, a Ryn

During the Yuuzhan Vong War, a number of Ryn refugees were based on Duro, and later attempted to settle in Senex-Juvex following that world's fall. The Ryn ran an information network that was second to none.

Droma, Han Solo's friend and, for a time, co-pilot was a Ryn.

Behind the scenesEdit

James Luceno, creator of the Ryn, modelled them after the Romany people[3] after seeing a documentary on the Romany's plight throughout history.[4]

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