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- "No one ever threatens me and lives to tell about it."
- ―Zippa to Lorn Pavan
Zippa was a male Toydarian merchant in the lower levels of Coruscant in the years prior to the rise of Palpatine. He once tried to sell Lorn Pavan a Sith holocron, which he mistakenly believed to be a Jedi Holocron. The two, along with Zippa's Gamorrean bodyguard Bilk and Pavan's protocol droid I-5YQ, met in booth 9, a holobooth suggested for the meeting by the Toydarian. Zippa ended up trying to kill Pavan after he reacted violently to Zippa calling him a "closet Jedi". He took both the Holocron and fifteen thousand Republic credits from Pavan and ran from the booth, leaving Bilk to attempt to deal with the two business partners.