- "We're a superstitious folk..."
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 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.
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. Ultimately the Ryn's actions would result in their reputation improving amongst the Galactic Community.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Darth Plagueis
- (Mentioned only)
- The Clone Wars: No Prisoners
- Republic Commando: True Colors (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Purge: The Tyrant's Fist
- (Form assumed by Clawdite)
- Rebel Force: Hostage
- Rebel Force: Renegade
- The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial (First appearance)
- The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse
- The New Jedi Order: Balance Point
- The New Jedi Order: Star by Star (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic I: Remnant
- The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic II: Refugee
- The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic III: Reunion
- The New Jedi Order: The Final Prophecy
- The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force
- Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice (Mentioned only)
- Legacy of the Force: Revelation (Mentioned only)
- Millennium Falcon
- Fate of the Jedi: Allies (Mentioned only)
- Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse
- Legacy 23: Loyalties, Part 1
- (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order Sourcebook
- The Essential Guide to Alien Species
- The New Essential Guide to Alien Species
- The New Essential Guide to Characters
- The New Essential Chronology
- Ultimate Alien Anthology
- Scum and Villainy
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
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