Twi'lek is ther species name of the humanoid aliens with twin head tentacles.
They come from the planet Ryloth, located in a system in the Outer Rim. The
Twi'lek language combines verbal components with subtle head-tail movements.
With the meanings provided by the head-tail movements, Twi'leks can carry on
private conversations in the midst of other species. Twi'leks live in vast city
complexes located on the planets dark side. Each complex is autonomous,
goverened by a head clan of five Twi'leks who jointly oversee production,
trade, and other daily endeavours. As the technology level of Ryloth does not
support spacefaring capabilities, the Twi'leks must depend on neighboring
systems (such as Tatooine), pirates, smugglers, and merchants for their contact
with the rest of the galaxy. They attract these ships with their chief export,
ryll. The mineral ryll has legitimate medicinal uses, but it is also a popular
and dangerously addictive recreational substance used in the Corporate Sector.
One hazard the Twi'leks face on a regular basis is slavers, who come to their
world to fill their ships with Twi'lek slaves.

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