Re: Storn's Art & Characters thread.
The Falleen are a scaled, cold-blooded, reptilian humanoid species with pigmentation that varies with mood, known to be as long lived as the Hutts (the Falleen have an average lifespan of 250 Standard Years) who inhabit and originate from the planet Falleen. They are capable of exuding pheromones that make all but the most determined of humanoids of opposite sex become strongly attracted to them, in addition to their intrinsic beauty and symmetry. They also possess considerable physical prowess and the ability to hold their breath for prolonged periods, both thanks to their reptilian heritage. The most well known Falleen is Prince Xizor, the head of the criminal organization Black Sun during the late Empire.
Their reserve, and cultural snobbery, has led to the Falleen adopting an isolationist stance, protecting their feudal social structures and culture; their natural secretive tendencies were only reinforced by a tragic accident: -6 ABY, an Imperial bioweapons laboratory located in a major Falleen city, which was a personal project of Darth Vader, suffered a leak of an advanced, highly virulent, flesh-eating microorganism into the city- to stop the plague from spreading, Darth Vader commanded that Order Base-Delta-Zero be executed on the city and its environs, or in other words, massive orbital bombardment meant to destroy all vectors for the organism, and the micro-organism itself. This led to the death of 200,000 Falleen, among which were all of Xizor's relatives (a probable explanation for his vendetta against Darth Vader).
Sadly I knew all this before going to Wikipdia.