The Mrlssi are a race of avians, first encountered by the Old Republic some 7,000 years before the Battle of Yavin, native to the planet Mrlsst. They are short in stature, and walk upright. They have large, black eyes, blunt noses, and beautifully-colored feathers. However, they are not born with coloration to their feathers. Babies are born with dusky-brown plumage which develop color with age. They pride themselves on their plumage, and bright, full plumage is often regarded as idyllic. They are also a technologically advanced race, as demonstrated in the creation of the Phantom cloaking device. However, this advance also brings out the Mrlssi deviousness. They have shown themselves to be manipulative and conniving in their dealing with Wedge Antilles and Rogue Squadron a few years after the Battle of Endor.