The Hutt Gambit
The Shistavanens originated on the planet Uvena Prime in the Uvena system. In addition to natural evolution, the Shistavanen species was shaped by unknown genetic engineers. Like many lupine species, Shistavanens have pronounced muzzles, sharp claws, long pointed teeth, and pointed ears set on top of their heads. Shistavanens also possess large glowing eyes, and can run at high speeds for long periods without getting tired, alternately using two or four limbs. As predators, they possess keen senses of hearing and smell, and excellent night vision.
As a species, the Shistavanens are isolationists. This is evident by the species colonizing all the unpopulated worlds in the Uvena system to prevent them from being settled by non-Shistavanens, their restrictive trade laws, and from the fact that they do not often mix with other species. Most of their society uses technology similar to the rest of the galaxy, though some parts of Uvena Prime use slightly less sophisticated technology.
A minority of Shistavanens are more outgoing, and travel the galaxy’s hyperlanes. Even these Shistavanens usually remain by themselves or with other Shistavanens. Due to their natural predatory instincts, Shistavanens commonly find employment as scouts, mercenaries and bounty hunters. Many other species react badly to Shistavanens, since their isolationist culture make them an unfamiliar sight, and their predatory appearance put other species on edge.