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"These creatures are little more than animals. You can't lie to an animal! They can't be trusted."
―A gravely mistaken Chairman Chi Cho on the Talz[src]

The Talz were a sentient species native to the planet Orto Plutonia, on which they remained undiscovered until the Clone Wars. Their discovery caused a brief war between a Talz village, and the Pantoran Assembly, due to Chairman Chi Cho of Pantora believing they were a hostile force. After the death of Cho, Senator Riyo Chuchi of Pandora talked with, and ended the war with, the Chieftain of the viliage, Thi-Sen. After this the Talz were officially recognized a free and equal people, and were allowed to live peacefully on their homeplanet.

Biology and appearanceEdit

Talz were large bipeds covered in thick, shaggy white fur with sharp talons capping their five-fingered hands. They possessed four black eyes (the small ones were used for day vision, and the larger ones for night vision) and a small proboscis for feeding and communicating.[7]

Society and cultureEdit

"Steady Anakin, they're only curious. Let's not provoke them as the droids and our troops must have done"
―Obi-Wan Kenobi[src]

The Talz were a primitive civilization that used few tools[7] and lived a simple life in a harsh environment.[3] They organized themselves in tribes led by chieftains,[1] and used the native narglatches as mounts and protection.[3] They had a language of their own, called Talzzi,[4] but were unable to speak Galactic Basic.[1]

HistoryEdit

"They only want to be left alone. The droids attacked them, and I'm afraid our outpost got caught in the middle"
―Obi-Wan Kenobi[src]

The Talz hailed from Orto Plutonia, a frigid planet located in the Pantora system.[8] During the Clone Wars, both the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems attempted to establish outposts on Orto Plutonia, only to be wiped out by the natives.[3] After the attack on the Republic base, Jedi Generals Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker arrived with a detachment of Clone troopers, which included Skywalker's Clone Captain, Rex. The Jedi and clones were also joined by the droids C-3PO and R2-D2, and representatives of the planet Pantora, which was in the same system. These representatives were Chairman Chi Cho, Senator Riyo Chuchi, and two Pantoran guards. Cho believed that whoever had attacked the Republic were an aggressive force, and waged war on the Talz who had attacked: Chieftain Thi-Sen and hisTalz tribe. The ensuing battle caused heavy casualties on both sides, including the majority of Rex's men, minus Rex himself and a few other clones. The two Pantoran guards were also killed, and Cho was badly injured. He ordered Chuchi to destroy the Talz, but she refused, as his actions had been seen as "out of order" by the Pantoran Assembly. After hearing this Cho's said that he had died for his people, and died from his injuries.[1]

Chuchi approached Thi-sen, and brought C-3PO as a translator. Chuchi explained that to die for ones people was a great sacrifice, but to live for them was a greater sacrifice. She said she would live for her pople, and Thi-sen said he would do the same. The two groups departed as equals, and the Talze were recognized as the sovereign people of Orto Plutonia.[1]

Talz in the galaxyEdit

By the time of the Clone Wars, the Talz were not advanced enough to master space travel.[1] During the Galactic Civil War, however, some Talz could be found on planets such as Tatooine,[2] Espirion,[9] and Son-tuul.[10] At least one Talz was present at Chalmun's Cantina when Obi-Wan Kenobi saved Luke Skywalker from Cornelius Evazan and Ponda Baba by cutting off the latter’s arm.[2]

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