Wookiees are tall (over two meters), fur covered, bipedal beings of high intelligence and a long life span. Their vaguely dog-like faces are highly expressive with piercing blue eyes. However, when a Wookiee smiles, many beings are prone to run, as they display huge canine teeth and a fierce expression.
Wookiees hail from Kashyyyk, a jungle planet famous for it's giant, multi-level rain forests. Wookiees live in arboreal cities where life is relatively safe. Lower in the canopy, life becomes increaingly dangerous, to the point where Wookiees must even watch their step at the lowest levels.
Wookiee cities are remarkably complex, and the Wookiees' technological abilities is well known. The handle all weapons with a natural skill and deadly effectiveness, and adept at repairs.
The Wookiee weapon of choice, however, is the bowcaster — a combination of ancient craftsmanship and modern weapons technology. The bowcaster is a hand-made crossbowlike device that fires a high-energy explosive projectile. Few beings can operate a bowcaster as it takes the famed strength of a Wookiee to operate one.
Wookiees are among the strongest beings in the known galaxy. When angered, Wookiees have been known to tear their enemies literally limb from limb.
And Wookiees have short tempers.
On the other hand, Wookiees are intensely loyal and can form life bonds with others, even non-Wookiees. For instance, Wookiees often see their closest friends and collegues as "honor families," and their loyalty to an honor family is without equal. If you should find yourself in the unique position of having saved a Wookiee's life, you'll find yourself with a Wookiee companion who will gladly sacrifice his or her life for you. Such a "life bond" will last until the Wookiee decides the debt has been repaid, and sometimes even beyond that.
Wookiee, though immensely strong, cannot defeat a whole battalion of Stormtroopers, and many Wookiees have been enslaved. One well-known Wookiee is known as Chewbacca. Having formed a life-bond with the notorious smuggler Han Solo, Chewbacca is now a wanted criminal of the Empire as well.
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