Vegaram (Squats)

The worlds at the galactic core are rich in rare and unique minerals, but in terms of life are unsuited for life. Most have gravity two or three times that of Earth.  This is where you'll find the Vegaram, commonly known as Squats by those in the Empire. Originally human colonists in the early day of exploration, they evolved to suit their environment, becoming tougher, more resilient and physically shorter.