Biology and appearanceEdit
Although the Kabieroun body is roughly humanoid—with two arms, two legs, and a head—the frame is much bulkier and the torso much thicker than that of the typical Human. This overlarge frame makes the Kabierouns an imposing sight to smaller species, giving the sapients an intimidating appearance that is bolstered by the great strength provided by rippling muscles visible in the chest, arms, and neck. While the upper arm is thin, the lower arm is bulky, with a bulge of flesh toward its underside. Scales cover the shoulders and arms, and the skin of at least some Kabierouns is green, its color darkening while blushing. Each hand features five long, suction-cup-tipped fingers — two of them thumbs — and each foot features at least two digits. A bulge grows from the small of the back, and a thin layer of white hair covers the Kabieroun body. Kabierouns have two sexes, male and female.
The Kabieroun neck is long and arched, swooping up, forward, then down before jutting forward horizontally from its midpoint. Although the back of the neck is rounded, the underside is flat until the midpoint, when it is rounded and wrinkled. The enormous head is characterized by a cleft skull that extends downward as a cylinder; this is flanked by two large, flat, pointed ears. The Kabieroun face hangs downward from the lowest point of the head, surrounded by waves of wrinkles. The visage itself consists of two large, black eyes, a thin, fingerlike proboscis with two nostrils, and a triangular mouth with a red tongue, which remains hidden behind the rest of the snout when seen from the front. Kabieroun lips are pliable enough to allow the species to smile and make other expressions.
Society and cultureEdit
Kabierouns can manipulate galactic-standard technology and even sit in chairs designed for beings with different physiologies. They can speak Basic, although some members speak that language with a strong accent. One Kabieroun who had integrated into the galactic community, Detien Kaileel, wore a form-fitting, sleeveless jumpsuit and sported an earring in his left ear.
Kabierouns express emotions in ways similar to Humans; Detien Kaileel, for instance, pulled on his earring when embarrassed, smiled when content, shook his head when incredulous, and trembled when nervous. Kaileel also expressed emotions of annoyance, gentleness, suspicion, and discontent.
The Kabieroun homeworld was the planet Kabieroun. It was located in the Nijune sector, part of the New Territories of the Outer Rim. After the rise of the New Order, the Kabieroun homeworld was seized by the Galactic Empire, and much of the planet's populace was enslaved. Years later, during the Thrawn campaign, the planet fell within neutral territory, neither part of the Imperial Remnant nor the New Republic. From 10 to 11 ABY, the Kabierouns' home planet fell within Imperial Remnant territory.
Kabierouns in the galaxyEdit
Those Kabierouns who left their homeworld for the greater galaxy during the reign of Emperor Palpatine faced discrimination. Detien Kaileel was among those members of his species to emigrate before the institution of the Empire and before the enslavement of his people. He entered the Balaidas Academy to study police science, one of the last non-Humans to do so before the institution closed admissions to non-Humans under the rule of the New Order. After graduating with honors, Kaileel served as a member of the Mid-Rim Sentinel Agency for over 20 years, leaving the organization after being wounded while pursuing a crime lord. The Kabieroun then took what he considered to be a safer position as head of security on the luxury liner Kuari Princess. Kaileel grew increasingly concerned about what he perceived to be the misdeeds of the Galactic Empire. The security officer eventually began to use his security clearance to smuggle guns to Rebel Alliance operatives on the planet Mantooine, part of the Kuari Princess's route. At some point in the years leading up to the Battle of Endor, his efforts came to the attention of the Imperial Security Bureau, and the Human agent Adion Lang was dispatched to the Princess to arrest the Kabieroun. Despite the intervention of Kaileel's friends, Celia Durasha and Dap Nechel, a firefight broke out between Kaileel and Lang, and the Kabieroun was shot and killed.