Gorgs, known as chubas in Huttese, were small precocious amphibians that could be found on several planets, from the swamps of Naboo to the deserts of Tatooine (the latter being their original native planet). They were popularly favored as food by many humanoid species (including on Tatooine), either dried, fricasseed, or roasted in manak leaves. In Huttese, "hot chubas" were called "hotsa chuba."
Biology and appearance[edit | edit source]
There were many species of gorgs, including long-tailed, three-eyed, and four-eyed varieties. Different types of gorgs were eventually introduced to the populations of Naboo and its moon of Rori, where they evolved to become large, flesh-eating creatures. Gorgs were also known to be mutated by bio-engineers. One such mutation resulted in the successful growth of a chubafly. The chubafly was essentially a colorful gorg, but with wings that made it capable of flying.
Sometimes, during times of great drought on their native world of Tatooine, gorgs hibernate in burrows, encasing themselves in a cocoon of hardened saliva. Occasionally, these burrows that gorgs use for general shelter and hibernating could be within profogg "towns".
Natural predators include worrts, which the gorgs themselves are somewhat similar to, but smaller and more ambulatory.
Gorgs in the Galaxy[edit | edit source]
Gorg eggs were edible and were used, poached, as an ingredient in "Hungry Hutt" breakfast sandwiches on Nar Shaddaa and Coruscant in Dex's Diner. Gorgs on Tatooine could be found in three places: profogg burrows, encased in their hardened saliva cocoons; sewers, where harvesters bred them illegally; and gorgmonger farms.
Gorgmongers, such as Tatooine's Gragra the female Swokes Swokes, would root a gorg pod in an amniotic-like fluid and feed it a variety of things, including funnel flowers, razor moss—or even raw sewage. Soon, the specimen would lay eggs, which would then hatch into tadpoles after several days. The gorgmonger would then separate these hatchlings from the adult (as adult gorgs will devour their young) and raise them to maturity. Only then could the amphibians be sold in the bazaar or marketplace.
History[edit | edit source]
In 32 BBY—just out of curiosity—the Gungan Jar Jar Binks fetched a gorg with his tongue from Gragra's booth at the market of Mos Espa on Tatooine, and was told he would have to pay seven wupiupi for it. Shocked at the cost, Binks spat the gorg out, inadvertently ruining Sebulba's meal in the process and nearly being beaten to a pulp by an enraged Sebulba until Anakin Skywalker broke up the fight.
In 1 ABY, Byxle Pedette, the chef and owner of the Tasty Dried Critters franchise, employed spacers to deliver gorgs. Yet the gorgs would often be delivered alive, much to the shock of the customer.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Episode I toy line
- Star Wars: Episode I Insider's Guide
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Tatooine Limited (Card: Gragra)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Tatooine Limited (Card: Losing Track) (As expletive)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Tatooine Limited (Card: Ni Chuba Na!)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 131 (FOO7, Galactic Food and Drink)
- The Wildlife of Star Wars: A Field Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Quick Reference Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience: Prima Official Game Guide
- Ando: Planet of the Walrus Men
- Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels
- Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption Expansion: Prima Official Game Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Galaxy of Intrigue
- (as Chupa)
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Gragra)
- Star Wars: What Makes a Monster?