- "Your species is smarter than you appear."
- ―Lok Durd
Biology and appearanceEdit
Lurmen were a sentient, yellow-eyed species that stood about one meter tall on average. Lurmen had two arms and legs with five digits on each hand and foot; each Lurmen also had a tail. Their bodies were entirely covered in brown or gray fur, over which they wore clothes. Some members of the species, such as Wag Too, had the ability to roll into a ball to travel at greater speeds. The Lurmen colonists on Maridun consumed raw Jogan fruit for nutrition.
Society and cultureEdit
- "We will not fight them at all. We would rather die than to kill others."
- ―Tee Watt Kaa
Lurmen communicated using spoken language and were able to speak Galactic Basic. Most Lurmen were pacifistic, such as the Lurmen colony that settled on the uncharted world of Maridun. Tee Watt Kaa, the leader of this colony, believed in expressing non-violence and non-aggressive solutions. The colonists of Maridun led peaceful lives, harvesting giant seedpods to use for shelter and nourishment.
Emigration to MaridunEdit
- "We colonized this system to find solace from your wretched war. We came here to find peace."
- ―Tee Watt Kaa, to Ahsoka Tano
Further into the war, Jedi Generals Aayla Secura and Anakin Skywalker, as well as Skywalker's Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, crash-landed on the planet after their ship was damaged by Separatist forces. Skywalker was badly injured from the wreck, and the group had come under attack by mastiff phalones, so Tano and Secura set off in search of help. Upon coming across the Lurmen village, they requested aid, but Tee Watt Kaa refused to get his people involved, demanding that the Jedi leave.
Tano, desperate for her master's survival, pleaded with Kaa to help Skywalker. Complying to Tano, Kaa sent his son, Wag Too, to heal Skywalker. Kaa, however, demanded that a Jedi stay behind to ensure that Wag Too would not be taken. Agreeing, Secura remained with the Lurmen. When Tano and Wag Too returned to the camp, they found it was under attack by two mastiff phalones. Wag Too, not wanting to harm the animals, tied the creatures up and stopped Tano from killing them. Taking Skywalker to the Lurmen camp, Wag Too began his healing process.
- "I am General Lok Durd of the Separatist Alliance. [...] You are now under the protection of the Separatist Alliance. I congratulate you on your good fortune."
- ―Lok Durd
Soon after the arrival of the Jedi, Separatist general Lok Durd came to the planet and announced the Separatists' occupation. The Lurmen hid the Jedi and their Republic allies, refusing to fight against the Separatists. The Jedi left the village, and Wag Too, against his father's wishes, assigned a Lurmen scout, Tub, to track them and make sure they got off-world.
Durd, who saw the Lurmen's extreme pacifism, decided to use the Lurmen village as a testing grounds for his new experimental weapon. The Republic forces, having witnessed Durd's initial demonstration, warned Kaa of the upcoming onslaught, but the elder refused to use violence, saying he would rather die. As a last resort, the Jedi used shield generators to protect the village, sparing it from the weapon. In response, the Separatist general ordered his army of battle droids to attack, forcing the Jedi to defend the unmoved Lurmen.
The droids eventually overwhelmed the Jedi, compelling Wag Too to rally the Lurmen who didn't truly believe in absolute pacifism. The Lurmen attacked and tied up the droids, leaving them to the Republic forces. The remaining droids left the village, and the Lurmen, led by Kaa, thanked the Jedi.
End of the warEdit
Lurmen in the galaxyEdit
- "You can disallow installations, but then you need to pay some poor programmer to sit around doing stuff a half-blind Lurmen could manage."
- ―Jessa Spanjaf, to her daughter
Lurmen were native to Mygeeto, and the tribe present on Maridun avoided contact with the galactic community. Generally, Lurmen were thought to be unintelligent; however, during the Separatist occupation of Maridun, Lok Durd admitted that the Lurmen were smarter than they appeared. Seventeen years later, during the Age of the Empire, Jessa Spanjaf, a data-security specialist on Lothal, claimed that a programmer's tasks were menial enough for even a half-blind Lurmen to manage.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Lurmen species first appeared in "Jedi Crash," the thirteenth episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The species, designed by Robert E. Barnes, was originally set to appear in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith but was ultimately cut during production.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Jedi Crash" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Defenders of Peace"
- Servants of the Empire: Rebel in the Ranks (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars 31: The Screaming Citadel, Part II (Appears as a zombie)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "The Lost Crystals of Qalydon"
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "A Perilous Rescue" (Appears in hologram)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season One
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Alien Archive
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Jedi Crash"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Defenders of Peace"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1
- ↑ Jat Kaa's Coolers has official backstory elements that, though not directly published for the public, are officially canon details that can be obtained verbally from cast members working the pop-up locations.
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ Servants of the Empire: Rebel in the Ranks
- ↑ The Art of Revenge of the Sith