The Advozsec were an alien race characterized by their short stature, large black eyes, and enlarged cranium; and were native to the planet Riflor. Their skulls were punctuated by a short, thick horn which protruded from the center of their forehead. Their ears were short and pointed, and grew close to the skull.
Despite the inhospitable nature of Riflor's environment, the Advozsec managed to evolve and grow as a species and as a civilization. Their large eyes allowed them to see in the murky light. Riflor's constant tectonic activity instilled a sense of skepticism and pessimism, as the Advozsec cities were continually being rebuilt after natural disasters. A herbivorous race, the Advozsec were known to become violently ill should they consume any form of animal protein. Their technology mirrored that found in much of the galaxy, although they tended to build it on a smaller, more transportable scale. The basic tenet of Advozsec society was simple: plan for the worst, control all possible variables, and survive.
The Advozsec first made contact with the Old Republic some 10,000 years before the Battle of Yavin, after their first attempts at hyperspace travel brought them to the attention of explorers. Millennia later, Riflor was destroyed by a Yuuzhan Vong bio-virus that killed the planet's plant life. This left millions of Advozsec to starve to death. Only those Advozsec who were offworld at the time, as well as the Bomminde family of Tejrivozs, managed to survive.