The Andalese were a sentient species of bipedal humanoids known in the wider galaxy by 17 ABY. Largely resembling Humans in appearance, their distinguishing features included small, pointed horns on the head and symbiosis grafts on the body. New Republic General Han Solo suspected Enara, a female Fallanassi adept active during the Black Fleet Crisis, to be an Andalese.
Biology and appearance
The Andalese were a sentient species that had a basic humanoid appearance, with two arms and two legs that provided an upright, bipedal posture. They grew hair on their heads, on which they also had small, pointed horns that could be concealed by the hair, outward facing ears kin to that of other mammalian creatures as well as both males and females sporting long hairless prehensile tails. Another Andalese physical trait was the application of symbiosis grafts to their bodies. As they otherwise resembled Humans, the Andalese could pass for members of that species if they dressed in reasonably loose clothes and hid their horns. Nevertheless, they were distinct enough that, even when not flaunting their identity, they could be recognized by other features or mannerisms. The species has two sexs, male and female.
Society and culture
The Andalese were known to the greater galactic community by 17 ABY. That year, the Human New Republic General Han Solo was held captive aboard the Executor-class Star Dreadnought Pride of Yevetha during the Black Fleet Crisis, a confrontation between the Yevethan government and the New Republic. Among other prisoners onboard was Enara—a member of the all-female Fallanassi order devoted to an aspect of the Force that they called the White Current—whom Solo believed to be possibly Andalese, despite her appearance indicating she was a baseline Human.
Behind the scenes
The Andalese species was mentioned in Tyrant's Test, the 1997 third book of The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy by Michael P. Kube-McDowell. Although indicating that an Andalese could pass for a Human, the novel does not establish whether they are a near-Human species that shares common biological ancestry with baseline Humans or whether they have developed similar physical characteristics independently.
- Tyrant's Test (First mentioned)
Notes and references
- Tyrant's Test
- In Tyrant's Test, Han Solo suspects that Enara might be Andalese; since he is not surprised that she speaks Galactic Basic, it can be concluded that knowing Basic was not uncommon among the species.
- Both The New Essential Chronology and The Essential Reader's Companion place the events of The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy to 16–17 ABY. Since Tyrant's Test, in which the Andalese are mentioned, is the last book of the trilogy, this article assumes that the events depicted in it take place in 17 ABY.
- Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force, pp. 201–202
- The Unknown Regions, p. 17