The sentient Selonians resembled otters.

An otter was a type of creature. One species of otter, the Klepthian rock otter,[1] was native to[2] the Klepthia system in the Expansion Region's Tynna sector.[3] When the rock otters fed on basalt clams, the former chewed intensely on the shells of the latter.[1]

Otters resembled the Tynnans,[4] a bipedal,[5] aquatic,[6] sentient species native to the planet Tynna,[4] also located in the Tynna sector.[3] The Selonians,[7] fur-coated sentients inhabiting the[6] Core Worlds[8] planet Selonia,[6] and the flying bulfusi creature of the Core planet Corulag both also resembled otters.[9] In addition, the Sessehshellah, furred sentients from the planet Shaymore[10] in the Expansion Region's Immerian Outback sector,[11] had the physical features of giant river otters.[10]

Behind the scenes[]

Otters were first mentioned in "Rings of Bright Water," a roleplaying game adventure seed included in the 1987 first edition rulebook of West End Games' Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game. The adventure idea was authored by Ken Rolston.[10] In the real world, otters are furred aquatic mammals which eat fish and clams.[12]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
  2. The Essential Atlas and Galactic Cartography: Official Discussion on the Jedi Council Forums (Literature board; posted by jasonfry on December 11, 2007, 7:59am; accessed March 6, 2016) "I wouldn't get your hopes up re alien homeworlds, beyond simple stuff like the Planetnamian species getting a Planetnamia on the map or things Dan and I can account for with a relatively quick reference." (backup link) Jason Fry, co-author of The Essential Atlas, stated his intention to create homeworlds for numerous species based on context implied from their names. This article treats the Klepthia system as the location of one such homeworld with regard to the Klepthian rock otter species.
  3. 3.0 3.1 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 271 ("Tynna")
  5. The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons
  7. Boba Fett: Hunted
  8. The Essential Atlas
  9. Coruscant and the Core Worlds
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 WEG icon2.jpg "Rings of Bright Water" – Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game
  11. StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) — Based on corresponding data for Shaymore system
  12. Otters, facts and information. National Geographic. National Geographic Partners, LLC. Archived from the original on April 15, 2020.

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