In appearance, Hssiss looked nothing more than particularly vicious reptiles, about three meters in length, with a green, scaly hide. In addition to those three meters, they had a meter long tail, covered in rows of spikes which stretched up past their backs and onto their necks. When in the lakes on Ambria, they hunted in pairs, grasping their prey with their strong jaws and sinking dozens of teeth into the unfortunate animal's body, while the other Hssiss sunk its jagged claws into it.
Dark lizards were a species of hssiss.
As creatures of the Force, they had a limited ability to mask their presence. Hssiss were drawn to suffering and carnage. After the Jedi Civil War and the devastation of the planet Korriban, they fed upon all the corpses left behind from the war, while the angry phantoms of the Sith—too weak to influence the sentient—took these hssiss as thralls to their will, fending off all intruders who landed on the planet.
They were found on many planets throughout the galaxy, including Korriban, Ambria, Mimban and Vjun. Their prevalence was probably the result of being brought with Sith armies in their many wars. Many scientists believed the hssiss originated from the planet Stenness.
The Jedi philosopher Tionne Solusar once met with a hssiss on the planet Ambria. She killed it by removing its head with her lightsaber, but did not escape unscathed. The hssiss had slashed her with its claws, and only a Jedi healing trance proved able to remove the venom. This led her to believe that the poison was spawned from the dark side of the Force.
Behind the Scenes
Strangley when using Force Vision to see the Force alignment Hssiss are colored blue for a lightsider rather than red.
Info from Wookieepedia, a great database.
I didn´t even knew that these creatures existed, kinda of crashed in them by chance, when I was looking for something else. This is just one great thing that happens a lot with Star Wars stuff, you are looking for a specific thing, but you end up looking at other completely different :)
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