TWI'LEK TWI'LEKS TWILEK
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Twi'lek is ther species name of the humanoid aliens with twin head
tentacles. They come from the planet Ryloth, located in a system in the
The Twi'lek language combines verbal components with subtle head-tail
movements. With the meanings provided by the head-tail movements, Twi'leks
can carry on private conversations in the midst of other
Twi'leks live in vast city complexes located on the planets dark side. Each
complex is autonomous, governed by a head clan of five Twi'leks who
jointly oversee production, trade, and other daily
As the technology level of Ryloth does not support spacefaring
capabilities, the Twi'leks must depend on neighboring systems (such as
Tatooine), pirates, smugglers, and merchants for their contact with the
rest of the galaxy.
They attract these ships with their chief export, ryll, which has
legitimate medicinal uses, but it is also a popular and dangerously
addictive recreational substance used in the Corporate Sector.
One hazard the Twi'leks face on a regular basis is slavers, who come to
their world to fill their ships with Twi'lek slaves.