An alien race native to the planet Adari, the Adarians are humanoids
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with unusual cranial structures. Their skulls are elongated and tall, and
have a large hole which goes completely through it. They have no ears or
noses, and their mouth is ringed with sharp, bony ridges instead of
The Adarians make up to the lack of ears with a covering of fine hairs
along their skulls that pick up the vibration of sound waves. A series of
glands near the skin's surface allows them to smell. Their throats can be
distended and filled with air, and the resulting "long call" can be useful
as a communication method or a kind of defensive action.
The Adarians have a rigid caste system which dominates their society, and
the have evolved an advanced technology based on the use of super-cooled
carbon-ice computers. They were able to remain neutral during the Galactic
Civil War by signing a non-agression treaty with the Empire, providing the
Empire with unlimited raw materials in return for their neutrality.