Togrutas are a humanoid species native to the temperate planet Shili, positioned in the expansion region of the galaxy. All Togruta have colorful markings on their skin, a genetic trait left over from their predatory ancestors. Long, striped, curved, hollow horns spiral upward from their skull, and three darker striped head-tails drape downward, two to the front, falling over their chest, and one thicker one located in back, beginning at the base of their skull. A Togruta's skin is deep red, and their dark eyes and gray lips are embellished by the white markings that adorn their face. Vertical red and white stripes run down their chest and back, all the way to their toes, thus allowing them to blend into the thigh-high turu-grass that Shili is covered in. While hunting, their montrals aid them by providing echolocation abilities and a finely-tuned spatial sense, allowing them to encircle their herbivore prey.
Togrutas are a peaceful, quiet people who are fierce in combat. Loyal to a cause and happy in larger groups, they work well with others and easily fit into teams of mixed cultures. Most do not like to be alone, however, and will tend to follow members of their group around for companionship.
Outsiders unfamiliar with them might mistake Togrutas as being venomous, as they possess prominent incisors that give the impression of a venom-injecting snake. Sociologists believe this mistaken thought results from the fact that Togrutas prefer to eat small, live prey, and when others watching see the animal quietly go through its death throws it is mistaken for venom-induced spasms. It has become common knowledge, though, that Togrutas are not venomous.
The Togruta are a people who pay a great deal of attention to detail, making them excellent and incredibly efficient engineers. They handcraft almost everything produced on their homeworld and keep with their traditions of near-perfection as a result of personal inspection of each and every item produced.
Galactic coordinates: (14, 172)
System coordinates: (12, 12)
Planet type: temperate/breathable
Planet size: 9 x 9
Total population: 60,483,670 inhabitants
Hireable Population: 1,000 People
Civilisation level: 12.2600%
Tax level: 0.0000%
Planet income: 14,154,751 credits
Tax income: 0 credits
Shili is an populous world of turu-grass scrublands and rainforest valleys, with six moons and a single sun. As the homeworld of the Togruta, it was a member of the Old Republic since that government's earliest days. For much of the planet's history its capital city was Corvala, though, decades before that government's demise Korunaan City came to hold the title instead of the ancient citadel.
Shili is home to many dangerous beasts that posed a constant threat to the Togruta throughout much of their early history. Chief among these is the akul, widely acknowledged as Shili's greatest predator. The akul is a fearsome orange-haired beast prized by zoos throughout the galaxy for its immense power and beauty. Albino varieties are especially coveted by stageshows and holovid producers. Many natives show these rare beasts great respect and admiration, though in the wild the albino akul is left to die by its own kind.
In more recent times Shili has known a high level of activity by various governments and mining groups. The latter most interested in the planet's rich mineral deposits. As a result of these off-world investments Shili is now home to a number of industrial cities which have built up around mining outposts.
The Togruta are known throughout much of the galaxy for a repressive culture that strongly discourages individualism; leading many Togruta to emigrate from their homeworld in order to maintain their unique identities. In the time of the Old Republic many such Togruta eventually found their way into the Jedi Order. Although repressive, the culture that the Togruta have established on Shili is artistic, peaceful, elegant, and judges a being by the purity of their heart and mind above all else. These accomplishments have lead others to compare it favorably to the culture of Naboo.