Alien Species

Khowagongs are large, semi-sapient aquatic creatures, not unlike a Terran sea slug crossed with a dugong. They inhabit an ocean world named Tamarinde (Phoebus Prefecture, Solar Dominion).[1]


Khowagongs can weigh up to 500 kg (1100 lb), with a length of about 5–6 m (16–20 ft). They live in large colonies around large islands of floating vegetation, and possess a complex social structure. They communicate through pheromones, photophores and undulating wingfin movements. Not much else is known about them.

The Eden Institute of Xenoscience has classified them as semi-sapient, and since the approval of the Imperial Provolution Board, efforts are underway to provolve them to sapience. Trained xenologists are being recruited to help adapt them to galactic civilization, but not traumatize them in the process.


  1. Khowagong at Encyclopedia Galactica.