Bothans are furry mammalian anthropoids, about 1.5 meters tall. Hailing from Bothawui and several colonies, Bothans differ in facial appearance and body structure with canine, feline, and equine features. They are known for being master politicians and spies, craving intrigue and subterfuge.
Through numerous conflicts, including the Galactic Civil War, the Bothans remain officially neutral, although their famed Spynet always played each side and commercial interests sought profits.

Bothan culture is guided by the philosophy and principles set forth in the ancient text The Way by Golm Fervse’dra. In this “Bothan Way”, the pursuit of power and influence is paramount. Thus, individual Bothans put their own political and economic success above all other concerns, and as a species, Bothans put their own advancement ahead of other intergalactic interests. The volume of backstabbing, subtle character assassination and political maneuvering in Bothan society is dizzying, and results in many species stereotyping Bothans as untrustworthy.

Immediate Bothan families are organized into large clans, which are the most important social unit in Bothan society; family and clan loyalty are equally important as power accumulation. Clan association is denoted as the last component in a Bothan name. For example, the name Girov Dza’tey would mean Girov was his given name, Dza his family name, and he was of the Atey clan.

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