Alien Species

The Critokians were a race of two-meter-tall, arachnid sentients from the Outer Rim planet Critoki, although many dwelt in tribes on the moon Yavin IV. They used large claws to hunt prey on the jungle world, and several of their number eventually departed Yavin 4 and found work as bounty hunters. The Critokians' biological makeup featured a complex nervous system and six holes though which they could both communicate and breathe.

Biology and appearance[]

Critokians were sentient beings, two meters tall, arachnoid yet bipedal, with four limbs. Their fingers were tentacle-like in nature, an arrangement that allowed them to manipulate objects. Members of the species possessed large claws and could both run fast and swim at a rapid pace. Each Critokian had six holes on the forehead that permitted respiration on both land and water, as well as facilitating communication. The upper portion of their main body, or head, housed the complex nervous system. The lower portion contained the Critokian heart, as well as the circulatory and digestive systems. The skin of a Critokian was yellow, although it also featured black coloring at its joints, as well as at the base and tip of the body. Each member of the species had two, red eyes: one on either side, slightly above the point at which the larger limbs joined with the main body.

Society and culture[]

The Critokians hailed from the planet Critoki and lived in tribal societies on the jungle moon Yavin 4. With their large claws, they were able to kill prey. In order to communicate, they used a series of hoots and whistles.


The Critokians evolved on Critoki, a world that became part of the Esstran sector, within the Trans-Hydian reaches of the Outer Rim Territories, sometime between 3,000 and 1,000 BBY. Their homeworld fell within contested space during the Clone Wars of c. 19 BBY, then fell within Warlord Zsinj's territory from 4 ABY until 8 ABY; it then lay within the contested Borderland Regions during the Thrawn campaign before falling within the bounds of Darth Krayt's Sith Empire by 137 ABY.

Critokians in the galaxy[]

Several Critokians found their way off Critoki and Yavin 4 to become skillful bounty hunters. Neither were they an uncommon sight at Sok Brok's Fiftieth Annual Pet Show on Taris, where it was possible for one of the arachnoid Critokians to own a bipedal ornuk as a pet.