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- "Thank you rescuers, our good-byes are completed. Release us and take your friend back to the comfortable living your species enjoys. If your battle against those who poisoned us permits it, we would like to see you again."
- ―A telepathic communication to the rebels that rescued the Ssither from Jatee
Biology and appearanceEdit
Ssither were slender hairless beings with a muscular humanoid body and a serpentine torso that tapered into a long thin tail. They can rise up on their tail to reach a height of up to 2.5 meters for a mature male. They have golden orb-like eyes with no irises.
Although they were capable of verbal communication they could also communicate telepathically. They could selectively broadcast or receive thoughts and emotions from one another and non-telepaths. As Dr. Hegerty and a group of Rebels left Butler's Cove after delivering the Ssither on their new colony they could feel the mental link with the Ssither deminish and disappear.
Culture and historyEdit
The Ssither were native to the planet Jatee in the Demophon system where they lived in caverns and tunnels that generations had carved. It has been suggested that they once lived on the surface and were forced underground after some catastrophic environmental disaster. They did not construct any cities and were content to roam in small family groups without any territorial conflicts.
The Ssither were discovered by an Imperial Species Identification Bureau field agent, Soron Hegerty, during the Galactic Civil War. Hegerty, disillusioned by the attitude of the Empire, deserted her post, stole the vessel used to transport rutgar-4 from the mines into orbit, and started to lead a group of Ssither in raids against the Imperial mining facility. In reality some Imperials had already discovered the existence of the Ssither before Hegerty's arrival and some had been put to work in Jatee's mines before an explosion that resulted in the deaths of a number of humans convinced the authorities to fully automate the operation. The information on the existence of the Ssither was never relayed to Demophon.
Before the Demophon Star went Supernova, late in the Galactic Civil War, Dr. Hegerty and a group of rebel agents rescued a number of the Ssither from their doomed homeworld. There was not enough room in the stolen Imperial ship, The Hard Shell, for all the Ssither so they were forced to select the youngest and strongest to ensure the species survival. The rebels deposited the Ssither on the uninhabited world of Butler's Cove.
- (First appearance)
- The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic III: Reunion (Mentioned only)