Type: Abominor (The Great Heep)
Manufacturer: Civilization of the Abominor
Degree: Fourth-degree droid
Height: 6.7 meters
Gender: Masculine programming
Sensor color: Yellow
Plating color: Gray, brown and red
Droid Programming/Repair 4D, Mining 5D
Drive engine pistons
Grinder blades (in mouth): Str+3D damage
Heavy grasping arms: Str+2D damage
Magnetic grapple: 100m Range, Str+1D to grapple opponents and pull them close.
Power-drain socket (in mouth): Drains power from other droids to keep the Abominor active.
Size: 10 meters
Description: The Great Heep was a large, masculine-programmed droid who operated an enormous fuel ore processing plant on the planet Biitu in the early days of the Galactic Empire. The Heep was an Abominor, a member of an extra-galactic species of advanced, self-constructing droids, which enslaved organic life on thousands of worlds before they were driven from their galaxy. The Heep was powered by an internal furnace that required a near-constant supply of fuel and further recharged himself by draining power from astromech droids. In 15 BBY, the Heep formed an alliance with Admiral Terrinald Screed of the Galactic Empire to mine fuel ore on Biitu, enslaving the native population and constructing a "moisture eater" that drained all moisture from the atmosphere to ensure optimum conditions. When the moisture eater was destroyed by the merchant Mungo Baobab and his droids, C-3PO and R2-D2, the stored water was released in a storm that extinguished the Heep's furnace and deactivated the droid.
The Abominor were an extra-galactic droid society from the Yuuzhan Vong galaxy.
Abominors were immense droids which were composed of tubing as well as assorted parts from other droids; for example, one side of the only known member of the speciesâ€”the Great Heepâ€”was filled with various bouncing pistons beating in an appalling, terrible rhythm, and one arm chopped off at the elbow. Grinding blades filled its mouth, with tiny mechanical robots living in its hull like worms living in a mammal's stomach, feeding off its excess. Their culture was based on asymmetry and chaos which conflicted with that of the symmetrical Silentium, another sentient droid species. Some Abominor even grew until they were planet-sized monstrosities.
An Abominor had massive boilers filled with fuel which often relied on moisture drained away from a planet's life forms to cool its immense internal machinery. However, this process often plunged the planet into a drought or famine and caused great hardship for the inhabitants. Abominors also kept organic slaves and used them to fill their massive boilers.
The Great Heep was known to have a droid harem which kept smaller, unassuming droids in luxury, treating them to oil baths and other droid pleasantries before their eventual demise, where it would consume them to add to its own structure.
The Abominors and the Silentium fought a massive war, until their very galaxy became devastated by the conflict. The Abominor even came close to subduing the Yuuzhan Vong species. Eventually the organics of the galaxy, who had been ignored by the machines, rose up and waged war on both races. Both droid civilizations were forced to flee into the Unknown Regions of another galaxy where they reestablished their civilizations though they kept out of the affairs of that galaxy most of the time.
However, an agent of the Abominor known as the Great Heep entered the known galaxy, although it ended up deactivated under unknown circumstances. Its body was then discovered and then placed into the Braltzamir Museum of Antiquated Machinery as an exhibit. Nearly 300 years later, the admiral of the then newly-formed Galactic Empire's starfleet, Terrinald Screed, arranged for a team of brilliant students from the Imperial Engineers Academy revive the Abominor agent, to which it eventually formed an alliance with the Galactic Empire in 15 BBY and was planted on Biitu where it immediately began stripping the planet of its natural resources.
Adventurer Mungo Baobab, while on Biitu, discovered that the Heep was siphoning moisture away from the planet's farmlands. Seeing the native Biituians plunged into the ensuing drought, Baobab destroyed the machine with the help of his droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO. The Imperial ravaging of Biitu had ended.
Sometime after its defeat, the Great Heep was found by a relative of Mungo's, Ebenn Q3 Baobab. Using the clout and wealth attached to his person, Baobab restored the droid and placed it on display at the Baobab Museum of Science. Researchers studying the droid, speculated that as many as 18 such Abominors had infiltrated the galaxy, including the being that made up the junkyard world of Ronyards. This revelation drove one of the researchers, Cantebarius H. Broom, mad with paranoia. He began dismantling every droid he came across, believing all mechanical life forms were after him.
Their earlier actions in the Silentium-Abominor War were also indirectly responsible for the Yuuzhan Vong War, as the Vong's desperation in using organics to drive out both the Silentium and Abominor species led them to eventually become conquerors. Similarly, their technophobia had its roots from the same conflict.