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"The Ximpi have heard your signal, yes, we have. You do great things. Great, great things."
―The Ximpi Kanrii, to the Jedi Keeve Trennis[src]

The Ximpi were a sentient species of small, winged humanoids with gray skin, broad heads and pointed ears. A number of Ximpi were in the employ of the crime lord Papa Toren. Those individuals would translate Toren's otherwise unintelligible mumbles to his discussion partners and, if necessary, protect him from harm.


The Ximpi[2] were a species of small, winged humanoids with gray skin, broad heads and pointed ears. They could converse in Galactic Basic and the alien crime lord Papa Toren's language.[1]


The diminutive Ximpi were native to the Galactic Frontier planet of Shuraden and had some understanding of the workings of the greater High Republic, including the mysterious Jedi Order.[2] Around the year 232 BBY,[3] the Ximpi Kanrii encountered two Jedi, Keeve Trennis and her Master Sskeer, as they trained on the planet. Although the small Ximpi did not know whether the planet actually had a place within the Republic, Kanrii still believed that the Jedi had come to protect them.[2]

Ximpi in the galaxy

At least two Ximpi served the crime lord Toren during the Imperial Era[1] and the New Republic Era.[4] One of these Ximpi was killed when the gravity shield at Megalox prison collapsed, causing him to crash to the ground.[5]

Behind the scenes

Rough sketch of Agent Terex facing an "elf," drawn by Phil Noto

The Ximpi first appeared along with Papa Toren in the first issue of the Marvel comic book miniseries Star Wars: Lando, which was written by Charles Soule and illustrated by Alex Maleev. Although no name for the species was presented in the comic,[1] Soule later revealed that he called the creatures "elves" in his scripts.[6] It would not be until 2020 that the Ximpi received their official name, which was mentioned in a preview for the 2021 comic book The High Republic 1.[2]


Notes and references

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Lando 1
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The High Republic 1
  3. StarWars.com Lucasfilm to Launch Star Wars: The High Republic Publishing Campaign in 2020 on StarWars.com (backup link) states that the events of Star Wars: The High Republic, which include the events of The High Republic 1, take place about two-hundred years before the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace to 32 BBY, it can be deduced that the events of The High Republic 1 take place around 232 BBY.
  4. Poe Dameron 5
  5. Poe Dameron 6
  6. TwitterLogo.svg Charles Soule (@CharlesSoule) on Twitter: "Debuted in my Lando series w/@alexmaleev! I was jazzed I got them into Poe. In scripts I just call them his "elves."" (screenshot)
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