Star Wars: Empire Eclipsed
The Kari are medium sized sentient insectoids covered with a chitinous exoskeleton. They are the only sentient race indigenous to Karideph. They are bipedal and walk on two powerful legs and possessed two gangling ‘arm’ appendages used to manipulate their environment as well as objects. Their homeworld’s surface is dominated by massive city-like structures which forced a majority of the Kari to live in an underground system of tunnels.
A Kari family is called a Hatch, which is made up of 20 to 30 Kari individuals. Despite being an insectoid species, the Kari do not posses a hive-like society and most Kari have individual personalities. However the Kari do have a highly hierarchical organization, with most individuals being born into a “worker” caste and relatively few born into the feudal “ruler” caste. The Kari also possessed a unique way of transmitting knowledge orally through song. This resulted in a Bard caste being produced among the Kari, with each Hatch possessing at least one singer who would preserve the history of the Hatch and ‘sing’ it to other Hatches.