Biology and appearanceEdit
A bipedal insectoid sentient species with green skin, Verpine had a pair of digitigrade legs that terminated in two-toed feet and a pair of saw-blade arms that ended in three-fingered hands. Their heads sat atop a long neck and featured a pair of antenna, two black eyes, and mouthparts.
Society and cultureEdit
The Verpine were a hive-based species. Instead of singing, they rubbed their legs together to produce choral arrangements and communicated by chattering. Verpine displayed affection by rubbing their mouthparts together.
Verpine in the galaxyEdit
Based on Roche, a planet located in the galaxy's Mid Rim, the Verpine Roche Hive manufactured the 8D-series smelter droid. Verpine shipwrights crafted designs that engineer Quarrie aimed to improve upon in his designing of the Prototype B6.
By the year 4 BBY,[source?] a Verpine known as Effor worked at an gladiatorial arena. A Verpine was present in Weacoe city on the planet Wecacoe sometime before the Battle of Scarif. In 5 ABY, a pair of Verpine New Republic advisors were loudly arguing at a table at Izzik's, a restaurant located in Nakadia's planetary capital of Quarrow, prior to the first convening of the Galactic Senate at the Quarrow Senate house. They were later leaning over a different table, lustily rubbing their mouthparts together.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Verpine were first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook, a young readers book written by Daniel Wallace and released on February 3, 2015. They were originally created for Star Wars 7: New Planets, New Perils!, the seventh issue of Marvel Comics' earlier Legends Star Wars comic series, which was first published on October 11, 1977.
- "Always Bet on Chop"—Star Wars Rebels Magazine (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Rogue One – Cassian & K-2SO Special 1
- Aftermath: Empire's End
- Forces of Destiny: The Rey Chronicles (Mentioned only)
- Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook (First mentioned)
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Rey's Survival Guide
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 "Always Bet on Chop"—Star Wars Rebels Magazine
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Aftermath: Empire's End
- ↑ Rey's Survival Guide
- ↑ Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
- ↑ Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections
- ↑ Star Wars: Rogue One – Cassian & K-2SO Special 1
- ↑ Star Wars 7: New Planets, New Perils!