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"Presenting Borbig Drob the Houk! Nine-time champion of the Stormblade Bloodfest!"
―An introduction for the Houk gladitor Borbig Drob[1]

Houks were a sentient species of hulking humanoids that had massive forearms and were capable of building heavy musculature.

Biology and appearance[]

The Houk were a sentient, humanoid species distinguished by their muscular bulk, and large arms[1] that ended in four-fingered hands.[2] They had tiny eyes set deep in their thick, bone-ridged skull.[3]

Houks in the galaxy[]

Borbig Drob

Owing to their powerful builds, Houk prisoners were found in large numbers in the spice mines of Kessel.[4]

Some found employment as gladiators. During the early years of the Galactic Empire's reign, Borbig Drob earned the title of champion at the Stormblade Bloodfest on nine occasions, before fighting at the Gladiator Night event on the planet Lothal. There he fought against the Feeorin gladiator Warjak before being defeated by the Trandoshan bounty hunter Bossk.[1] At some point during the Galactic Civil War, another Houk fought alongside a Red Nikto and a Trandoshan. Although they had a single opponent, the Wookiee known as Krrsantan, the Houk and his fighting partners were all killed in the pit.[5]

Around 5 ABY,[6] the Houk siblings Jorgatha and Gorgeous Su served in the New Republic's 61st Mobile Infantry on the planet Troithe.[7]

Behind the scenes[]

The Houk were first created for the Star Wars Legends novel Han Solo and the Lost Legacy, which was written by Brian Daley and released in 1980.[8] Though Daley's novel is now part of the Star Wars Legends continuity rather than the current canon,[9] the Houk species was canonized in the 2014 junior novel Ezra's Gamble by Ryder Windham.[1]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Ezra's Gamble
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Rebel Journal by Ezra Bridger
  3. Star Wars: Uprising
  4. Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide
  5. Doctor Aphra Annual 1
  6. StarWars.com In Shadow Fall, the Dark Secrets of Alphabet Squadron Revealed on StarWars.com (backup link) establishes that Shadow Fall takes place approximately half a year after the Battle of Endor. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know establishes that a standard year was 365 days long, while the sixty-first issue of Star Wars: Build the Millenium Falcon sets the length of a standard month at thirty-five days, with half a year therefore being equal to approximately five months. Furthermore, Before the Awakening states that Kes Dameron and Shara Bey moved to Yavin 4 around six months after the Battle of Endor, with Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dating the move to 5 ABY. Therefore, Shadow Fall must also be set around that year.
  7. Shadow Fall
  8. Han Solo and the Lost Legacy
  9. StarWars.com The Legendary Star Wars Expanded Universe Turns a New Page on StarWars.com (backup link)
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