The Sanyassans were a humanoid race of beings native to the planet Sanyassa IV, located in the Moddell Sector of the galaxy. They were known as scavengers, and would readily attack any being who crossed their path. Tall and well-muscled, Sanyassans resembled walking skeletons, with lanky hair and greenish skin. Their history contained several eras of advanced thinking and technology, which were eventually wiped out by the current "might makes right" kleptocracy. The Sanyassan preferred to prey upon the Ewoks of the Forest Moon of Endor, hoping to eventually exterminated the small bipeds. A subspecies of Sanyassan, known as the Marauders, evolved on the Forest Moon of Endor after their ship crash-landed there.