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"Verpine choral arrangements. They don't sing, they just rub their legs together!"
Sabine Wren, in her personal journal[src]

The Verpine were an insectoid sentient species that controlled Roche Hive, a droid manufacturer based on the planet Roche. Effor was a member of the Verpine species.

Biology and appearanceEdit

A bipedal insectoid sentient species with green skin,[2] Verpine[1] had a pair of digitigrade legs that terminated in two-toed feet and a pair of[2] saw-blade[4] arms that ended in three-fingered hands.[2] Their heads sat atop a long neck and featured a pair of antenna, two black eyes,[2] and mouthparts.[4]

Society and cultureEdit

Verpine on Wecacoe

A Verpine in Weacoe city

The Verpine were a hive-based species.[3] Instead of singing, they rubbed their legs together to produce choral arrangements[1] and communicated by chattering. Verpine displayed affection by rubbing their mouthparts together.[4]

They were the namesake of the cruciform Verpine ratchet.[5]

Verpine in the galaxyEdit

Based on Roche,[3] a planet located in the galaxy's Mid Rim,[6] the Verpine Roche Hive manufactured the 8D-series smelter droid.[3] Verpine shipwrights crafted designs that engineer Quarrie aimed to improve upon in his designing of the Prototype B6.[7]

By the year 4 BBY,[8] a Verpine known as Effor worked at an gladiatorial arena.[2] A Verpine was present in Weacoe city on the planet Wecacoe sometime before the Battle of Scarif.[9] In 5 ABY, a pair of Verpine New Republic advisors were loudly arguing at a table at Izzik's, a restaurant located in Nakadia's planetary capital of Quarrow, prior to the first convening of the Galactic Senate at the Quarrow Senate house. They were later leaning over a different table, lustily rubbing their mouthparts together.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Verpine were first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook, a young readers book written by Daniel Wallace[1] and released on February 3, 2015.[10] They were originally created for Star Wars 7: New Planets, New Perils!, the seventh issue of Marvel Comics' earlier Legends Star Wars comic series,[11] which was first published on October 11, 1977.[12]



Notes and referencesEdit

Wookieepedia has 23 images related to Verpine.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 SWRM "Always Bet on Chop"—Star Wars Rebels Magazine
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Aftermath: Empire's End
  5. Rey's Survival Guide
  6. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
  7. Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections
  8. The events of this article take place in or between "Empire Day," which marks the beginning of the fourth year before the Battle of Yavin; and "A Princess on Lothal," which is the first known episode to take place in the third year before the Battle of Yavin. As such, we can deduce that this event takes place in the fourth year before the Battle of Yavin. For more information, see Wookieepedia's Timeline of Star Wars Rebels Events.
  9. Star Wars: Rogue One – Cassian & K-2SO Special 1
  10. Amazon favicon Star Wars Rebels: Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook on (backup link)
  11. Star Wars 7: New Planets, New Perils!
  12. MarvelLogo Star Wars (1977) #7 on Marvel Comics' official website (backup link)
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