An old and successful race, the Muun have spent a great deal of their history ranked amongst some of the most financially successful cultures in existence. Hailing from the world of Muunilinst, the richness of their world has been regarded by many as the impetus towards competition and greed which characterises the species.
Typically taller than the average human, the average Muun sticks out in a crowd of other species. Gaunt to the point of looking unhealthy to most humanoids, their long and spindly limbs, while matching the proportions of their elongated skulls, lend them an emaciated, severe appearance. Hairless and pale as much from genetics as from a racial aversion to the outdoors, the Muun focus their impressive intellects on matters of economics and mathematics, even the youngest being able to solve complex equations without the aid of computers.
Governed by a strict, caste based meritocracy, the upper crust of Muun society is made up of those directly concerned with economics; be they lawyers, financiers, or diplomats arranging large trade agreements. Lower caste Muuns typically work in more menial but related positions, and strive to improve their family's standing by ensuring that their children do well on the tests administered via the education system. Those shown to be worthy of such an elevation in caste by the tests soon find themselves spirited away into high society, their low-born families proud of their success and often benefiting financially from the new status of their child.
So much of Muun society is centred around the acquisition and exercise of wealth that even their language has come to embody the simple positive and negatives of ledgers and balances. Almost exclusively composed of "um" and "eh" sounds, uttered in varying combinations of pitch and tone, their predominately binary language is largely devoid of imprecision. A language of economics and absolutes, the Muun often find themselves resorting to foreign, and less precise tongues when needing to discuss a matter that fails to fall neatly into one category or another. While naturally nasal sounding, due to the smallness of the Muun mouth and nose, even when speaking another language the harsh voices of most Muun are strangely melodic.
Seemingly at odds with this absolute precision of language however, is the Muun tendency towards amorality in their business dealings. Originally founding the InterGalactic Banking Clan during the early days of the Old Republic, the Muun have worked as backers of standardised galactic currencies and have funded colonies, profitable enterprises, and even entire wars when it fit their plans. Willing to play both sides of a conflict off each other and lining their pockets all the time, the Muun have developed a reputation of being ruthless, yet almost honest in their ethical indifference. Those used to dealing with the race retain several teams of lawyers to assemble contracts, as the Muun tend to keep to the letter of the law rather than the original intent, and have no qualms against ruthlessly exploiting other races.