The Stellans were a sentient species native to the Outer Rim planet Stellan. They were a peaceful race, and maintained that tranquility by abandoning children that they identified as too aggressive. Those children, such as Jeigh Esse, were launched into space. Esse herself was discovered by Rodians and followed in their trade as a bounty hunter.
Biology and appearanceEdit
The Stellans were a sentient species humanoid in form. Their face was dominated by a large mouth, filled with white, square teeth. Two black protrusions extended from their jaws, curving to a point. They had black, pupil-less eyes, which appeared as two narrow wedges, and stood out in stark contrast to their white skin pigmentation. The Stellan Jeigh Esse had three black shapes growing from the top of her head; one on each side by her small ears, and one on the very top of her head. The Stellans had four-fingered hands and an opposable thumb, with which they could manipulate items.
Society and cultureEdit
The Stellans had a largely peaceful civilization, and rejected any members of the species that were overly aggressive. Those children were identified early on in their development, and the Stellans launched the infants into space, at the mercy of whoever might stumble across the abandoned children.
The Stellans evolved on the planet Stellan, located in the north-western corner of the Hunnoverrs sector of the Outer Rim Territories. One Stellan child that was identified as being too aggressive was Jeigh Esse. She was launched into space and discovered by a group of Rodians—the traditional Rodian homeworld of Rodia being only two sectors galactic west. They raised her as one of their own, instructing her in their craft as bounty hunters. Esse became a lethal hunter. Among her diverse weaponry was a polarizer that she adapted from a BlasTech EG-7 blaster.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Stellans were created by Chris Cowdrill, a fifteen-year-old at the time, as part of his entry in the Design an Alien contest held in the Star Wars Galaxy Magazines in 1995. Cowdrill gained second place in the under-16 category, and his entry was published in Star Wars Galaxy 7 in 1996. Leland Chee, Keeper of the Holocron, has since stated that the published "Design an Alien" entries are considered canon. The Essential Atlas acknowledged the Stellans by including their homeworld in its appendix.