This came up as a question in a trivia quiz.

"Enter the name of an intelligent race, which is housed in a human hand, can live many thousands of years and tell me what is her talent?"

Well that's a question. Personally I couldn't find the correct answer.

What Star Wars race does this question refer to?

  • Well i can't add anything more because that's the quiz question ^^. Thats whole question from quiz there isnt any more info.
    – Hussar
    Oct 21, 2014 at 21:57
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    The Croke, from the Lando Calrissian novels by L. Neil Smith. Their talent is illusion and shapeshifting. Oct 21, 2014 at 23:03
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    Meta discussion: meta.scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/5159/… Oct 22, 2014 at 2:58
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    @Hussar, do you already know the answer? I've never Heard something like that from Star Wars. Oct 22, 2014 at 3:29
  • Only if it was a question of Star Trek..
    – user931
    Oct 22, 2014 at 4:23

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Per @GreentstoneWalker's comment, I believe this may be an allusion to The Croke, mentioned in various Lando Calrissian novels by L.Neil Smith.

The question seems to have been paraphrased from their Wookieepedia articles which reads...

The Croke were a species of sentient, multi-legged beings who were extremely long lived; one individual enjoyed a lifespan of more than 20,000 years. In their natural form, the species resembled bristly-legged snails that were diminutive enough to be held in a Human hand. However, Croke were naturally skilled in illusion casting, a Force ability that allowed them to appear in larger guises.

The answer to the question would therefore be "The Croke / Force Illusion".

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    Phew, bit beyond your average pub quiz... Oct 22, 2014 at 9:12
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    @Richard: Your spare time is apparently unlimited, as you always track down these hard-to-research question that most of us shrug our shoulders at. Oct 22, 2014 at 9:33
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    @Izkata: I know Greenstone Walker answered this in a comment. But how could I pass up a chance to mock Richard? My ego requires me to believe that only by having no life whatsoever could anyone possibly answer more of these questions than me. Oct 22, 2014 at 12:38
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    @Richard unlimited internet access... no definable targets... You work for the government don't you. Oct 22, 2014 at 18:47
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    @anotherguest - Me work in edukayshun.
    – Valorum
    Oct 22, 2014 at 18:53

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