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Homeworld Nam Chorios
Average length 5 millimeters
Distinctions Life-energy draining parasites, non-sentient early in lifespan
Drochs were parasitic insects that burrowed under beings' skin and drank their life energies and intelligence. Their feeding was the source of Death Seed plague.
1. Biology and appearance 生态特征
Though they began life as non-sentient creatures, Droch could gain true sentience after draining enough intelligence from a host. Drochs could mimic the host's electrochemical fields and tissue composition, allowing them to avoid detection by essentially becoming part of the host while drawing life from them. Drochs grew and became more intelligent with each host they killed and larger drochs could absorb life through smaller ones, without having to take a host directly. When exposed to light, they were sluggish and infertile. However, once in darkness, they moved quickly and reproduced at alarming rate.
2. History 历史
In 702 BBY the Grissmath Dynasty founded a penal colony on Nam Chorios in Meridian Sector and seeded the world with drochs in the hopes that a Death Seed outbreak would wipe out the prisoners. However, sunlight fragmented through the sentient Spook crystals found on Nam Chorios weakened the electrochemical bonds of the drochs. Smaller ones were killed outright by the light, larger ones proved unable to harm their hosts and were harmlessly absorbed by the body as nutrients. A plague never broke out and drochs were only able to grow in the dark.
雅文战役前702年，格里斯马思王朝（Grissmath Dynasty）在默里迪恩星区（Meridian Sector）的纳姆乔里奥斯星（Nam Chorios）建立了囚犯流放地，并在当地播撒瘴疴虫，希望造成死种瘟疫爆发，消灭所有的犯人。然而，纳姆乔里奥斯星上具有智慧的“幽灵水晶”（Spook crystals）散射阳光，削弱了瘴疴虫种群间的电化学联系。小瘴疴虫被光线直接杀死，较大的瘴疴虫失去了伤害宿主的能力，反而被身体吸收，成为无害的养料。瘟疫始终没有爆发，瘴疴虫只能生活在黑暗的角落里。
In 1 ABY, research conducted by the Imperial Department for Epidemic Prevention revealed that vermin on Tatooine were possibly carrying droch eggs. These suspected creatures were all destroyed.
雅文战役后1年，帝国传染病病防治部（Department for Epidemic Prevention）进行的研究表明，塔图因星的有害动物可能带有瘴疴虫卵。这些受到怀疑的生物被全部消灭。
By 13 ABY, one Droch, Dzym, grew to the size and shape of a Human and prepared the drochs for invasion. Dzym could control the other drochs allowing him to start and stop a plague at will. He conspired with Seti Ashgad to start a plague throughout Meridian Sector.
The life energy in drochs could be released by eating them, and if eaten in large quantities this could help prolong the eaters life. Hutts ate droch as appetizers. Zubindi Ebsuk was a notable provider of droch foods.
3. Behind the scenes 幕后花絮
The Drochs seem to be inspired by Vampires[source?], as they share many traits with them. It should also be noted that author Barbara Hambly had written several vampire stories prior to Planet of Twilight.