Name: Wol Cabasshite
Average length: 0.8 meters; 1.2 meters with tongue fully extended
Skin color: Grayish pink
Hair color: None
Eye color: Orange
Distinctions: Sedentary, long tongue, separate brain for digestive tasks, pressurized interior
Homeworld: Wol Cabassh
Diet: High-plasma diet
Language: Wol Cabasshite language
Attribute Dice: 12D
Resistance to Damage: Due to the makeup of their bodies, Wol Cabasshites are very difficult to harm, gaining a +4D to resist physical damage, and any damage from heat or pressure, however Blasters and other Energy weapons effect them normally.
Resistance to toxins and poisons; Except for Brainworm Rot Type A, an airborne virus, Wol Cabasshites are extremely resistant to all toxins and poisons, gaining a +4D bonus to resist them.
No Respiratory System: Wol Cabasshites have no respiratory system, and can survive in the Vacuum of space, or deep in the oceans without any penalty.
Magnetic Communication: Without devices, Wol Cabasshites communicate through magnetic fields, which is almost impossible to detect.
Thinkers: While devices can be made that enabled or enhanced the Wol Cabasshite's locomotion, communication, and defense, however most were content with either simply eating or contemplating the nature of the universe.
Description: Wol Cabasshites were sentients originating on Wol Cabassh. Evolving from a non-sentient parasitic species, the Wol Cabasshites could survive in vacuum due to their genetic makeup, making them widespread across the galaxy by the Imperial Period. Their culture was built entirely on philosophy, rather than technology, and for communication they were able to exude a magnetic field wherein they "sang" to one another. This led to confusion amongst the other sentients of the galaxy, and the Wol Cabasshites soon came to be regarded as "bizarre".
Their texts would be studied by the intellectual elite of the galaxy, and apparatuses were invented to allow Wol Cabasshites to properly interact with other sentients, but the dual-brained sentients instead preferred to simply eat and muse about the nature of the universe. Several Wol Cabasshites rose to prominence in galactic history, the most famous being Jedi Master Omo Bouri.
Biology and appearance
Measuring approximately 0.8 meters long in standard configuration, Wol Cabasshites were small, hardy creatures that could survive in both vacuum and atmosphere due to the fact that they lacked a respiratory system. Their internal organs were contained within a naturally-pressurized chamber, which was also resistant to extreme temperatures. Most of their body was made up of a large stomach; Wol Cabasshites also possessed two brains, one for digestive purposes and the other to govern cognitive functions.
Wol Cabasshites had high-plasma diets, and as a result, had a highly metallic content level in their blood. They extracted metals and nutrients from everything and anything they came into contact with. There were no known substances considered toxic to Wol Cabasshites, but they were especially susceptible to Brainworm Rot Type A, an airborne virus that afflicted their cognitive abilities. Wol Cabasshites reproduced by expelling their stomach linings, which became pupal Cabasshite. Adults were also able to exchange genetic material by grooming each others' tongues; in these instances, the offspring would feature isolated genetic properties of their "parents."
Using internal muscles, Wol Cabasshites could radiate a magnetic field with a twenty-five meter range. This field was used for communication between Wol Cabasshites, as they would use phonemic pulses of energy with syntactic contours within radius. The communication often came in the form of singing, but when it came to communicating with other species, the Wol Cabasshite would have to be in direct contact with said sentient. This was often unsettling to foreign sentients.
Society and culture
The Wol Cabasshites, unlike contemporary cultures of the galaxy, did not build their civilization on technology but rather philosophy. They recorded several texts, which were a cause of curiosity in other sentients. Magnetic singing was one of the most important aspects of Wol Cabasshite culture, as it was their primary form of communication. Sentients developed apparatuses that enabled or enhanced the Wol Cabasshite's locomotion, communication, and defense, but most were content with either simply eating or contemplating the nature of the universe.
The Wol Cabasshites first evolved from parasites, and after millennia of spacefaring along with their non-sentient plasma leech cousins, they found themselves widespread across the galaxy. The musings of their culture soon became an object of interest for the self-styled intellectual elite of the galaxy, but the Wol Cabasshites at large were a largely misunderstood race, with their texts being regarded as "bizarre." The ability held by select Wol Cabasshite to communicate with other sentients upon contact caused great speculation, as the ordeal was said to be uncomfortable by the non-Wol Cabasshite. Rumors abounded that the Wol Cabasshite could control the brains of other sentients.
Due to the fact that Wol Cabasshites were largely indecipherable by other cultures, several different communication devices were developed by non-Wol Cabasshites. These went largely ignored by the Wol Cabasshites, however.
When Wol Cabasshites were afflicted by Brainworm Rot Type A, it was considered difficult to diagnose simply due to the nature of Wol Cabasshite anatomy, and the lack of familiarity amongst other sentients. In 22 BBY, Wol Cabasshites and Anomids on Coruscant were severely affected by an outbreak of Brainworm Rot Type A in the Manarai Heights region, though the Coruscanti officials were able to contain it. In 1 ABY, a thriving batch of Brainworm Rot Type B was discovered in a ronto lair on Tatooine. Fearing that it would evolve to Type A and wipe out Tatooine's Wol Cabasshite populace, Ambassador Lurll hired a spacer to clean out the lair and quarantine the virus.
Wol Cabasshites in the galaxy
One of the most famed Wol Cabasshites was Omo Bouri, the Jedi Master who taught future Jedi Council member Saesee Tiin and orchestrated the Treaty of Trammis in 124 BBY. Tiin, a natural telepath, found it difficult to communicate with Bouri, as he found the Wol Cabasshite method of communication to be highly alien. Tiin would reflect upon this as being a refreshing experience for someone who could instantly read the mind of most sentients.
In 1 ABY, Wol Cabasshite ambassador Lurll hired hunters to kill several batches of creatures known to be carrying Brainworm Rot Type B on Tatooine.
During the Imperial Period, the Wol Cabasshite Ghoel took up residence in Jabba's Palace on Tatooine. No one suspected his intelligence, as he was immobile. He would often try to lick passers by, presumably to communicate with them.