Ryan Kaufman was a sentient individual who was a translator of the Kaminoan language to Basic. Kaufman translated a Kaminoan myth of the magical and powerful god-beast Protas, and both his defeat and death due to a pod of the cetacean aiwha. The tale served to explain why the aiwha were accorded respect by all creatures in the oceans of the planet Kamino.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- "Translated from the Kaminoan by Ryan Kaufman"
- ―Opening of The Tale of the Aiwha Pod
The real-life author Ryan Kaufman wrote the short story The Tale of the Aiwha Pod, which was published in the official game guide for the video game Star Wars: Republic Commando in 2005. The story was written from an in-universe perspective, and opened with the words "Translated from the Kaminoan by Ryan Kaufman," which placed the author's namesake in the Star Wars universe.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- The Tale of the Aiwha Pod (First mentioned)