The Weequay are a race of humanoid aliens which are characterized by the topknot of hair which sprouts from their heads. The number of braids one has seems to indicate rank, although many xenosociologists claim the number of strands is meant to indicate the number of Sriluur years a Weequay has been away from his homeworld. Weequay have gnarled, coarse skin which allows them to blend in with, and survive in, the deserts of their native planet, Sriluur.
Among other Weequay, they have the ability to communicate using pheromonal discharges, but they only seem to work within individual Weequay clans. To other races, they are simply smelly beings. In general, Weequay do not have individual names. They are a quiet, dangerously violent race by nature, and have often found employment as soldiers, guards and mercenaries for the Hutts.
The Weequay people have lived on Sriluur with the Houk people for many years, but the racial tensions between the two races have erupted several times into all-out war. The Weequay prefer to remain low on the technological scale, and worship the moon which orbits Sriluur and its god, Quay. The name 'Weequay' means 'follower of Quay.' The Weequay appease their god by sacrificing a large beast after battling it. The beast most often sacrificed is the bantha. One of the most interesting things about the Weequay is their written language, which is formed from stones woven into long braids of hair to create symbols and characters.
Galactic coordinates: (370, 127)
System coordinates: (10, 15)
Planet type: hot/breathable
Planet size: 10 x 10
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Total population: 14,074,591 inhabitants
Hireable Population: 1,000 People
Civilisation level: 3.8800%
Tax level: 0.0000%
Planet income: 2,635,259 credits
Tax income: 0 credits
One of the last planets along the Sisar Run to be colonised, Sriluur was ignored largely due to its unforgiving environment. When the Huok, a notoriously hardy species, finally undertook a colonisation drive, they were met with fierce resistance from the native Weequay tribes.
Although "civilised" by the autocratic rule of the Huok, the Weequay maintain a fiery nationalist fervour for their homeworld, which they believe is granted divine protection -- thanks to its proximity to their god "Quay", a close-orbiting moon. Religious doctrine forbids any Weequay from leaving the planet without special dispensation from a shaman, and even those lucky enough to be granted such a privilege are bound by oath to return to the Sriluur temples as often as possible.
In recent years, powerful Hutt magnates from across the galaxy have aided Sriluurian movements, largely out of appreciation for the Weequay's noble sacrifices in the historic Third Battle of Vontor. While meant to empower the local populations, and offer help finding off-world employment, the Hutt influence has also left critics decrying the increase in criminal activity.