- "Does Zorneth have any thookahs with meat on their bones?"
- ―A Krozurbian merchant to C-3PO
The merchant was present at market when he met with the Ithorian scientist Zorneth and his protocol droid C-3PO. The merchant negotiated with Zorneth through C-3PO to purchace Zorneth's herd of thookahs, noting that although their coats looked good, they were scrawny. Zorneth, a vegetarian, countered that his thookahs were for shearing and not consumption. Before their negotiations could continue, "Smiley," an individual under Zorneth's care who had been rendered permanently euphoric and pacifistic by the effects of savorium herb, was nearly kidnapped by Targonnian agents. Once "Smiley" was rescued, Zorneth decided to sell his thookah herd at a loss and depart immediately.
Unbeknownst to the merchant, these thookahs had been fed with savorium, and their meat possessed the same euphoric effect as the herb itself. These thookahs were butchered and made into steaks that were fed to the Krozurbian War Council, who brought an end to two centuries of war as a result.
Personality and traitsEdit
The merchant, like all Krozurbians, was a green-skinned being, and unlike several fellow Krozurbians on the War Council, the merchant had red eyes. The merchant was an aggressive negotiator, promptly finding fault with Zorneth's thookahs and ultimately forcing the scientist to sell the herd at a loss in order for him to close the deal.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Krozurbian merchant was created by Jan Strnad for his comic book Star Wars Droids: Season of Revolt 1, published by Dark Horse Comics in 1995. The being was illustrated by Bill Hughes. Other members of the merchant's species were depicted in a flashback panel in issue 4, where their name, "Krozurbians," as well as the outcome of the merchant's purchase from Zorneth was established.
- Star Wars Droids: Season of Revolt 1 (First appearance)