The Soomans were a sentient species of red insectoids indigenous to the planet Sooma, located in the Outer Rim Territories.
They were ruled by King Zornog. When General Sludd tried to usurp the throne of nearby Alzar, he tricked Alzarian heir Prince Plooz into running away to Sooma on a freighter; Plooz was later rescued by C-3PO and R2-D2.
Ten months after the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY, many of them were killed in the Stenax Massacres, when the Stenax invaded using stolen Imperial technology.
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