"The Lellish natives have become advertising professionals, deriving a good income from upper-echelon public servants like myself."
―Wilek Nereus' notes[1]

The Lellish were the native sentient species of the planet Alk'Lellish III in the Expansion Region. Many Lellish became advertising professionals, a business in which they earned a sizable profit by promoting the hunting of a native predator known as the ketrann to offworld public servants. Wilek Nereus, later to become governor of Bakura, had dealings with the Lellish during a successful ketrann hunt.


Alk'lellish III, the homeworld of the Lellish

The Lellish were a sentient species native to the planet Alk'Lellish III,[1] located in the Sumitra sector of the Expansion Region.[2] The planet was home to the saber-toothed ketrann, a solitary hunter that attacked the migrating herds of metarshi. The four white saber-fangs of the ketrann were popular among game hunters, a fact that the Lellish exploited to commercial advantage. Many Lellish became professional advertisers and lured offworlders to the planet to hunt the predators for a fee; in particular, they attracted public servants from the upper-echelons of society.[1]

During the administration of the Galactic Empire, the Lellish gave a share of their profits to the local Moff in exchange for the right to limit the number of hunters permitted to kill full-grown ketrann each season. One Imperial civil servant who had dealings with the Lellish was Wilek Nereus, who eventually attained the position of Imperial governor of Bakura. Nereus gained a dental specimen of the four-toothed ketrann for his personal collection, and he later included his experience on Alk'lellish in the notes for his personal memoirs.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Lellish were mentioned in The Truce at Bakura Sourcebook, a West End Games sourcebook published in 1996. They were created by Kathy Tyers, who also wrote the novel The Truce at Bakura, for which the sourcebook was written to complement.


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