- "Devaronians were among the galaxy’s first species to develop interstellar travel, quickly branching out from their home planet Devaron to the Republic’s founding worlds. Devaronian males are as well-known for their wanderlust as their striking physical appearance; they possess brightly colored–often red–skin, sharp teeth and long cranial horns; these combined attributes often conjure images of deadly, malicious predators and elicit discomfort among non-Devaronians. During the early days of the Sith Empire’s return, Devaronians became targets of prejudice within outlying regions of Republic space, with less-educated citizens confusing the pureblood Sith and Devaronian biological traits. Before widely distributed images of true Sith purebloods put an end to the confusion, a few disreputable Devaronians gleefully took advantage of this change in reputation, only too happy to be feared."
- ―In-game Codex (Species)
Devaronians are a humanoid species from the world of Devaron in the Colonies, a planet of low mountains and deep valleys linked by thousands of rivers. It is believed that they were descended from a race of primates that lived in the mountains of Devaron, and that the horns, which only the male Devaronians have, were a genetic mutation that proved useful in fending off predatory birds. Males Devaronians were often found wandering the galaxy while females run the government and other affairs on their homeworld.
- For information on this subject beyond The Old Republic, see: Devaronian on Wookieepedia