Kubaz have humanoid bodies and limbs with four broad, stubby fingers on each hand and two large toes on each foot. The most striking feature of the Kubaz face is the short prehensile trunk that serves as a nose. Kubaz have rough-textured greenish-black skins, and bristly hair grows from the tops of their heads. Kubaz eyes are extremely large and sensitive to the red wavelengths of light, so they wear protective lenses in most foreign environments.
Kubaz are cultured beings who place a high value on traditional values, art, music, and other forms of sophisticated entertainment although insect banquets are their favorite. Although they will not be insulted in a guest does not join them for an insect feast, they will certainly conclude that he lacks culture.
Kubaz are natives of Kubindi, a large world circling the blue giant Ku'Bakai. This star is known for its magnificent solar flares, which have made Kubindi into an arid world given to unpredictable storms and oscillating weather patterns. The herbivorous forerunners of the Kubaz started eating insects after a powerful solar flare burned Kubindi's life away. To increase the variety of their meals, families began to exchange insect hives, and a planetary trading community soon developed.
The development of trade led to more technological advances, and Kubaz society became increasingly complex. They developed rapid transport methods, computer technology for keeping track of accounts, and, eventually, space travel.
Kubaz family members usually live in close proximity to each other, and Kubaz social policies are primarily determined by the desires of the larger trading families.
Although Kubaz are not common sights in galactic spaceports, they have been in contact with the Empire for many years, and have become a cultured element of Imperial society, famous in some circles for the exotic cuisine of their homeworld.
The Kubaz are extremely civilized, and consider tact and decorum to be among the most important aspects of life. Kubaz may have any available skills, although Kubaz who have not explored the galaxy will not have much skill with space travel or droids.
Movie Reference: The alien informant on Tatooine who helped the Imperial stormtroopers on the search for the droids in the first movie (SW:ANH) was a Kubaz.