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Feltipern Trevagg was a corrupt Gotal tax collector who operated in the Mos Eisley district of the planet Tatooine. In 0 BBY, he was attempting to romance the H'nemthe female M'iiyoom Onith in Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina when a group including the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi entered the establishment. After Kenobi used his lightsaber, Trevagg reported the presence of a Jedi to the Galactic Empire.



Feltipern Trevagg attempted to romance M'iiyoom Onith at Chalmun's Cantina.

Feltipern Trevagg was a corrupt Gotal tax collector[1] who mostly operated in the Mos Eisley district of the planet Tatooine.[2] In 0 BBY,[4] he[2] spent time in Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina in Mos Eisley, sitting in a booth in the back rooms of the cantina with the H'nemthe female M'iiyoom Onith and the Givin smuggler Elis Helrot.[1] Not realizing what was at stake, the Gotal attempted to romance Onith,[1] and the pair laughed together as Onith spoke in H'nemthe.[5]

He had his arm around the H'nemthe's shoulder when the local moisture farmer Luke Skywalker, the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO entered the cantina.[3] Trevagg was still sat with Onith and Helrot when Kenobi and Skywalker got into an altercation with the criminals Doctor Cornelius Evazan and Ponda Baba at the cantina's bar.[1] Kenobi used his lightsaber during the fight,[3] and Trevagg then contacted allies he had in the Galactic Empire to alert them to the presence of a Jedi.[2] Having also been alerted by the spy Garindan ezz Zavor[6] and the human Garouf Lafoe,[1] the Imperials attempted to capture Kenobi and the others but were unable to prevent them from escaping the planet.[3]

Personality and traits[]

Trevagg was a master of many trades, although he had average intelligence and speed and below average strength, fighting ability, and diplomatic skills. He was not Force-sensitive[2] and had orange eyes, brown fur, and brown skin.[3]


While at the cantina, Trevagg wore a tan tunic over a brown shirt.[3]

Behind the scenes[]


The Gotal mask was made by Laine Liska.

Feltipern Trevagg was portrayed uncredited[3] by Penny McCarthy[7] in the original trilogy film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope,[3] which was released on May 25, 1977.[8] The character was designed by conceptual artist Ron Cobb, who identified it as a "high tundra creature" in biological notes he added to the margins of his sketches, and so the character became known as "High Tundra" on set. Makeup artist Laine Liska crafted the character's hands and mask,[9] with the hands being modified with fur from a pair that costume designer Rick Baker had originally created for the 1974 horror film It's Alive.[10]

Both hands and mask were also used for the Gotal cantina patrons[11] Hennet Kayn[12] and Cobb Sonbepol,[13] with all three characters being used in a series of supplemental shots filmed for the cantina sequence on a sound stage in Dovington's Hollywood studio between January 2425, 1977. The cantina patron Myo also used the same design of hands, but without the fur.[11]

In the current Star Wars canon, Trevagg was first identified on a card released on the Star Wars: Card Trader app[14] on September 24, 2015.[15] The character's name originated in the Star Wars Legends continuity, where it was first used in "Nightlily: The Lovers' Tale," a story written by Barbara Hambly and published in the 1995 anthology Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina.[16] There were originally plans to have the character named "Dratun," but that name was ultimately used for a Gotal seen in the 1978 television feature The Star Wars Holiday Special instead.[9]


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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Star Wars: Complete Locations
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Topps logo 2018 Topps Star Wars Galactic Files (Card: Feltipern Trevagg—Cantina Patron) (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  4. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope to 0 BBY.
  5. StarWarsKids Every Language in Star Wars Movies | Star Wars By the Numbers on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (content now obsolete; backup link)
  6. "The Secrets of Long Snoot" — From a Certain Point of View
  7. Message from Tom SpinaTom Spina has confirmed Phil Tippett and Penny McCarthy portrayed M'iiyoom Onith and Feltipern Trevagg, respectively.
  8. Star Wars Year By Year: A Visual History, New Edition
  9. 9.0 9.1 StarWars Cantina Roll-Call: Shedding Light on Some Alien Aliases - Friendly Neighborhood Cullatran on StarWars.com (article) (content now obsolete; backup link)
  10. StarWars SWCA: Secrets of the Mos Eisley Cantina Panel Liveblog on StarWars.com (backup link) shows that the claws used in the Hennet Kayn costume were originally from a set of props all made by Rick Baker for the film It's Alive, identifiable by the distinctive monster baby prop as seen in the following image: IMDb favicon Rick Baker in It's Alive (1974) at the Internet Movie Database (backup link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film
  12. StarWars SWCC 2019: 6 Surprises from Inside the Mos Eisley Cantina on StarWars.com (backup link)
  13. TwitterLogo Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) on Twitter: "Two newly named cantina denizens courtesy of the panel @TomSpinaDesigns and I just wrapped. #SWCO" (content now obsolete; screenshot)
  14. ToppsDigitalLogo Star Wars: Card Trader (Card: Feltipern Trevagg - Locations - Mos Eisley)
  15. Mos Eisley - Feltipern Trevagg by The Senate on www.toppsapps.com (September 24, 2015) (content now obsolete; archived from the original on November 8, 2020)
  16. "Nightlily: The Lovers' Tale" — Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina