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"Verpine choral arrangements. They don't sing, they just rub their legs together!"
Sabine Wren, in her personal journal[src]

The Verpine were an insectoid sentient species that controlled Roche Hive, a droid manufacturer. Effor was a member of the Verpine species.

Biology and appearance[edit | edit source]

A bipedal insectoid sentient species with green skin,[2] Verpine[1] had a pair of digitigrade legs that terminated in two-toed feet and a pair of[2] saw-blade[5] arms that ended in three-fingered hands. Their heads sat atop a long neck and featured a pair of antenna, two black eyes,[2] and mouthparts.[5]

Society and culture[edit | edit source]

A Verpine in Weacoe city

The Verpine were a hive-based species.[3] Instead of singing, they rubbed their legs together to produce choral arrangements[1] and communicated by chattering. Verpine displayed affection by rubbing their mouthparts together.[5]

They were the namesake of the cruciform Verpine ratchet.[6]

Verpine in the galaxy[edit | edit source]

Based on Roche[source?] in the galaxy's Mid Rim,[7] the Verpine Roche Hive manufactured the 8D-series smelter droid.[3] Verpine shipwrights crafted designs that engineer Quarrie aimed to improve upon in his designing of the Prototype B6.[8]

By the year 4 BBY,[source?] a Verpine known as Effor worked at a gladiatorial arena.[2] A Verpine was present in Weacoe city on the planet Wecacoe sometime before the Battle of Scarif.[9] 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.[5]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The Verpine were first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook, a young readers book written by Daniel Wallace[1] and released on February 3, 2015.[10] They were originally created for Star Wars 7: New Planets, New Perils!, the seventh issue of Marvel Comics' earlier Legends Star Wars comic series,[11] which was first published on October 11, 1977.[12]

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