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Average Height1.22 meters (about 4 feet)
Skin colorPale
Hair colorNone
DistinctionsBeady eyes, oblong heads
Known MembersList of known Utai

Appearance and biology

One of two species native to the sinkhole world of Utapau, the short stocky Utai have pale, pink, hairless skin and two glassy black eyes which are well adapted to see in the darkness. Their hands have four fingers and their feet have two toes. They are ussually laborers or tamers in the sinkhole cities and caverns of their homeworld. Utai society exists in a simbiotic relationship with that of the tall Pau'ans. Compared to the lengthy lifespan of the Pau'an race (around 700 years), a Utai's lifespan is quite short; though there is no source telling how long their lifespan is. Their comparatively short lifespans have earned Utai the nickname, "Shorts."

Utai wear practical clothing that is usually colored a dark, faded green, or other camouflage colors. Their shirts are cropped and long-sleeved, and seem to be made of a tough, leather-like material.

Society and culture

The Utai lived alone along the walls and crevices of the Utapu sinkholes once. They domesticated wild beasts and were hardy enough to travel to the bottom of the sinkholes to get water for their aquacultural projects. Then an anomality in the weather conditions forced the Pau'ans underground to live among the Utai. Instead of warring, they each saw what the other could offer: The pau'ans were able to manage intergalactic affairs and introduced wind power to the Utai, who in return provided water, food and domesticated beasts for labor or transportation.

Unlike the Pau`ans the Utai are more practical and don't involve themselves in diplomatic or govermental matters nor venerate family ties. Perhaps being too smart to take part in such messes, they prefer their simple lives.