The blurrgs were a two-legged reptilian species that lived on the plains of the forest moon of Endor, as well as the planet Ryloth. They were used by the Sanyassan Marauders living on that moon to do their heavy labor. The Sanyassans originally used them as attack creatures, but they were too calm and slow while carrying cargo, so they used them as beasts of burden instead. They controlled them with spiked chain bridles, riding on their backs with stiff saddles.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
The blurrg's huge mouth could chew through almost anything edible, which made it perfect for clearing savanna grass, weeds, and saplings. Blurrgs were strong, fast, but stupid—so much so that they walked right into small trees, knocking them down. The egg-laying creatures usually produced 5 or 6 babies at a time. In their early years, babies stayed very close to their mothers for protection from Boar-wolves. Blurrgs communicated through a series of roars. They were also vicious when driven to a fury, and reputedly noisy when agitated.
History[edit | edit source]
During the Clone Wars, clone troopers mounted on blurrgs were used as heavy cavalry on various worlds. Twi'leks somehow acquired dozens of blurrgs, and used them as beasts of burden and as riding mounts against Confederacy of Independent Systems forces during the Battle of Ryloth. There was also a location on the forest moon of Endor named Blurrg's Isle, which seemed to be the home of a significant population of blurrgs. During the time of the Mission to Zygerria, some blurrgs were sold in the markets of Zygerria.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Galactic Strongholds
- Star Wars: Republic Commando (Cut content)
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
- The Clone Wars: The Ballad of Cham Syndulla (In flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Supply Lines"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Liberty on Ryloth"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Slaves of the Republic"
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Non-canonical appearance) (PSP & Nintendo DS versions only)
- The Force Unleashed novel (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game (Appears as a trophy head)
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
- Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (First appearance)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- The Illustrated Star Wars Universe
- The Wildlife of Star Wars: A Field Guide
- Endor and the Moddell Sector"—Star Wars Gamer 9 "
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 10 (END4, The Forest Moon of Endor)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 109 (END15, Endor Wildlife)
- Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience: Prima Official Game Guide
- Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 5
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season One
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia
- "50 Great Reasons to Rewatch Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Three"—Star Wars Insider 125
- Star Wars: Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide