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"Your species is smarter than you appear."
―Lok Durd[src]

Lurmen were a diminutive, pacifistic species from the Outer Rim planet Mygeeto. At least one settlement of Lurmen was present on the planet Maridun at the time of the Clone Wars.

Biology and appearance[]

A Lurmen

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.[1] The Lurmen colonists on Maridun consumed raw jogan fruit for nutrition.[4] Their natural habitat was plains and grasslands.[6] At least one Lurmen was Force-sensitive.[7]

Society and culture[]

"We will not fight them at all. We would rather die than to kill others."
―Tee Watt Kaa[src]

Lurmen on Maridun

Lurmen communicated using spoken language and were able to speak Galactic Basic Standard. 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.[3]

History[]

Emigration to Maridun[]

"We colonized this system to find solace from your wretched war. We came here to find peace."
―Tee Watt Kaa, to Ahsoka Tano[src]

During the Clone Wars, a group of peace-seeking Lurmen immigrants[6] led by Tee Watt Kaa landed on Maridun, an uncharted world, in order to avoid the violence and bloodshed.[3]

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.[1]

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.[1]

Separatist battle[]

"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 — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

Lok Durd commanding his droid forces on Maridun.

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.[4]

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.[4]

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.[4]

End of the war[]

Mygeeto, during the Outer Rim Sieges

The Clone Wars spread to the Lurmen homeworld, Mygeeto;[5] in the final days of the war, a battle was fought on its frigid terrain.[8] Sometime later, the Lurmen were enslaved.[9]

Lurmen in the galaxy[]

"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[src]

Lurmen were native to Mygeeto.[4] During the High Republic Era, Lurmen Jedi Master Giktoo Nelmo was highly respected for her considerable Force powers.[7] The tribe present on Maridun during the Clone Wars 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.[4] 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.[10]

During the Imperial Era, a Lurmen was part of the Queen of Ktath'atn's menagerie of aliens who had been implanted with Abersyn symbiotes.[11] During the New Republic era, a Lurmen appeared in a Resistance propaganda poster called Defenders, which called on recruits to protect those who couldn't defend themselves.[12]

One Lurmen male, Jat Kaa, owned a company that sold various beverages at Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu sometime during the war between the Resistance and the First Order.[13]

Behind the scenes[]

The Lurmen species first appeared in "Jedi Crash," the thirteenth episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The species, designed by Robert E. Barnes,[14] was originally set to appear in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith but was ultimately cut during production.[15]

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