- "There's an ocean planet… home to Nautolans. Glee Anselm?"
- ―Mace Windu
The Nautolans were a humanoid species from the planet Glee Anselm. They were amphibious, and adapted to survive in harsh environments. Nautolan society was largely peaceful, but they were at odds with the Anselmi, a related species also native to their home planet.
Biology and appearanceEdit
Nautolans were amphibious, capable of breathing both air and water. They were known to be capable of surviving in extreme environments. Their most notable features were the long, chemical-sensing tendrils that grew from their heads, and their large, dark eyes. Their skin could be green, blue, gray, purple, orange, or yellow.
Society and cultureEdit
The Nautolans were known as a peaceful race, and disliked unnecessary violence. However, when forced to fight, they were skilled warriors. They had great respect for what they called the “ocean spirit,” which they believed existed to maintain the balance of nature on Glee Anselm. Nautolan society was prosperous, and they were generous in sharing their resources with others.
Nautolans lived underwater on their home planet of Glee Anselm. The first members of their species lived simply in caves, but over thousands of years, their society spread to encompass large areas of the ocean floor. At first, the Nautolans coexisted peacefully with their neighbors, the Anselmi, but after some time the Anselmi grew jealous of the Nautolans and began to threaten them and encroach upon their territory. In response to this, the Queen of the Nautolans warned the Anselmi that their actions would anger the spirit of the ocean. The Anselmi recognized that continuing to threaten the Nautolans could lead to war, and so they moved out of Glee Anselm’s ocean and onto a large landmass.
The Nautolans continued to send ambassadors to the Anselmi, warning them against upsetting the balance of nature, but their representatives were consistently sent away. Eventually, the Anselmi’s desire to expand led them to build massive dams to hold back the ocean itself. According to Nautolan legend, this angered the ocean spirit so much that it brought down a storm to destroy the Anselmi empire and submerge it beneath the water. The Nautolans mourned that the Anselmi had not listened to their warnings, and continued to live peacefully, keeping in mind the importance of the natural balance.
During and after the era of the Galactic Republic, Nautolans could be found in many places in the galaxy. By this time, the land-dwelling Anselmi were very hostile towards the Nautolans, referring to them as “gill heads” and swearing that one day they would dominate them.
Nautolans in the galaxyEdit
During the time of the Galactic Republic, a number of Nautolans were members of the Jedi Order, including the Jedi Master Kit Fisto, the Padawan Knox, and the youngling Zatt. Nakano Lash was a prominent Nautolan bounty hunter, working alongside the likes of Boba Fett and Bossk. Fong Do was a male Nautolan bounty hunter who was close friends with Castas. A Nautolan fought alongside Cassian Jeron Andor in the Rebel Alliance, and a Nautolan named Daz Crano piloted a T-70 X-wing starfighter for the Resistance during their war against the First Order.
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Tales from Wild Space: Family Affair, Part 1"—Star Wars Adventures 10
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Monster"
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Darth Vader 9
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Children of the Force"
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Darth Vader 11
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Gathering"
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Bounty Hunters 2
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 "Ghosts of Kashyyyk, Part 1"—Star Wars Adventures 27
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lethal Trackdown"
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 Bounty Hunters 1
- ↑ Star Wars Resistance – "Secrets and Holograms"
- ↑ "The Second Chance"—Star Wars Rebels Magazine
- ↑ "All Creatures Great and Small"—Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens: Volume I
- ↑ Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
- ↑ Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu 1
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 "Vengeful Waves"—Myths & Fables
- ↑ Choose Your Destiny: An Obi-Wan & Anakin Adventure
- ↑ "Tales from Wild Space: Adventures in Wookiee-Sitting"—Star Wars Adventures 3