"I learned to hunt with bassa hounds. I learned to ride fathiers in competition. I hated all of it."
―Lorica Demaris[src]

The bassa hound was a type of heavy-hoofed, non-sentient species that could be trained to assist in hunting activities. During the reign of the Galactic Empire, Harra, a Hutt who resided on the planet Vodran, had at least one bassa hound in her personal zoo. When the Empire arrived on Vodran, Harra abandoned her stronghold, and her animals were set loose.[1]

During the time of the New Republic, a Zeltron named Lorica Demaris attended an expensive school on the planet Kergans, where she learned to hunt with bassa hounds and competitively ride fathiers. Demaris hated both activities.[1] Less than a year before the First Order's attack on Tuanul in 34 ABY,[2] Mattis Banz, a member of the Resistance against the First Order, embarked on a mission to Vodran. While on Vodran, Banz had a brief, dangerous encounter with Harra the Hutt's former creatures, including a bassa hound, as they stampeded away from a pack of rancors.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Bassa hounds first appeared in Join the Resistance, a junior novel written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, published by Disney–Lucasfilm Press,[1] and released on March 7, 2017.[3]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Join the Resistance
  2. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the attack on Tuanul to 34 ABY, and Before the Awakening establishes that Poe Dameron joined the Resistance less than a year prior. Since Dameron is a Resistance member in Join the Resistance, it can be deduced that the mission to Vodran occurred less than a year before the attack on Tuanul.
  3. Disney.com Join the Resistance on Disney.com (backup link)
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