From the dry, rocky world of Ryloth, Twi’leks have made a place for themselves along the galactic rim. These tall, thin humanoids include a variety of distinct sub-races, but are all instantly recognizable by the tentacular ‘head-tails’ (called lekku) that protrude from the backs of their heads.

Sly, calculating beings, Twi’leks prefer to avoid trouble and stick to the shadows until an opportunity to act without undue danger to themselves presents itself. Their entrepreneurial spirit frequently leads them to positions of influence, and Twi’lek corporate executives and ambassadors are no less common than unscrupulous Twi’lek freighter captains and crime lords.

Personality: Twi’leks are calculating, pragmatic, and charismatic people. Generally, they try to avoid being swept up in open conflict, preferring instead to duck into the shadows where they can observe, plan, and prepare to profit from the outcome.

Physical Description: Humanoids with long head-tails, the average Twi’lek stands between 1.6 and 2 meters tall. Skin tones include white, green, blue, red, and orange, among others.

Homeworld: Twi’leks come from the planet Ryloth

Languages: Twi’leks speak, read, and write Ryl and Basic. They can also communicate with one another using their lekku (a form of sign language). Some also learn Huttese.

Example Names: Bib Fortuna, Deel Surool, Firith Olan, Koyi Komad, Lyn Me, Oola, Tott Doneeta

Adventurers: Twi’lek adventurers generally prefer to work behind the scenes, letting others stand in the full light of day. Many wind up in business (whether legal or illegal), performing as entertainers, or even serving as diplomats.

Twi’lek Species Template
  • Fitness 2(5)
  • Coordination 2(5)
    • Dexterity +1
  • Intellect 2(5)
  • Presence 2(5)
    • Empathy +1
    • Willpower -1
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Essence 0(5)
  • Culture: Twi’lek 2(3)
  • History: Twi’lek 1(2)
  • World Knowledge: Ryloth 1(2)
  • Craft: Any 1(2)
  • Diplomacy 2(3)
Typical Traits
  • Language: Ryl (Fluent/R/W) (+4)
  • Language: Galactic Basic (Accented/R/W) (+3)
  • Language: Lekku (Fluent) (+3)
    • In addition to their native spoken language and Basic, all Twi’leks know a head-tail language called Lekku. This silent, gesture language requires the use of a Twi’leks head-tails and cannot be effectively ‘spoken’ by other species.
  • Excellent Metabolism (+1)
  • Night Vision (+2)


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