Star Wars: Shades of Good and Evil
Strills were a species of highly intelligent, carnivorous mammals native to the planet of Mandalore in the Outer Rim. The one-meter-long, six-legged creatures, with their loose folds of leathery skin, were generally considered physically unattractive by many beings, and their uniquely pungent odor was off-putting to most male humanoids. However, a number of Mandalorians took to keeping strills—or striile in Mando’a—as pets, making use of their naturally ferocious predatory instincts as hunting animals, and the long-lived creatures often became life-long companions of their Mandalorian masters. One such strill by the name of Lord Mirdalan was the constant partner of the Mandalorian soldier Walon Vau, and the two were nearly inseparable until the time of Vau’s death, whereupon the affectionately nicknamed “Mird” was entrusted to close friend Jaing Skirata for care. Both doted upon the creature, and in return, enjoyed fierce loyalty from the strill. Strills also behaved in a maternal fashion in the presence of a pregnant female or infant, a trait owed to their hermaphroditic characteristics, and one which manifested in an innate protectiveness toward the female or youngling, and an instinct to construct a nest.