One of two species native to the sinkhole world of Utapau, the short stocky Utai have pale, hairless skin and two glassy black eyes which are well adapted to see in the darkness. Their hands have four fingers and their feet have two toes. They are ussually laborers or tamers in the sinkhole cities and caverns of their homeworld. Utai society exists in a simbiotic relationship with that of the tall Pau'ans.
The Utai lived alone along the walls and crevices of the Utapu sinkholes, they domesticated wild beasts and were hardy enough to venture the bottom of the sinkholes grottoes to get water for their aquacultural* projects. But an anomality in the weather conditions forced the Pau'ans underground to live among the Utai, instead of warring they each saw what the other could offer: The pau'ans were able to manage intergalactic affairs and introduced wind power to the Utai, who in return provided water, food and domesticated beasts for labor or transportation.
Unlike the Pau`ans the Utai are more practical and don't involve themselves in diplomatic or govermental matters nor venerate famiy ties. Perhaps being too smart to take part in such messes, they prefer their simple lives.
Galactic coordinates: (78, -405)
System coordinates: (11, 15)
Planet type: temperate/breathable
Planet size: 13 x 13
Total population: 12,440,116 inhabitants
Hireable Population: 999 People
Civilisation level: 1.6600%
Tax level: 5.0000%
Planet income: 75,021 credits
Tax income: 3,751 credits
On the surface, Utapau is largely covered by a desert. This desert, however, is jotted by countless sinkholes, which penetrate the surface of the planet. These sinkholes, which go down for miles, are the most distinguishing characteristic of the planet. Also on the surface are a number of rock formations that jag up from the ground, and a number of small forests and jungles have managed to take root, even around the ice caps. A cave near one of the poles is thought to be cursed by the natives of Utapau, who try to stay away from it.
Underneath the surface of Utapau, a large, planet wide ocean exists, which is the cause of the numerous sinkholes on the surface. Inside this ocean and the sinkholes exists many of the planet’s species.