Real? Heh, no, it doesn't fit to Twilek's...Twileks are usually dancers or acrobats, aren't they? Playing Twilek intelectualist might be kinda strange for other players. Well, Ayla was always my fav Jedi.
The merchants and smugglers and crimelords also had a fairly widespread reputation -- a Twi'lek intellectual is hardly rare. All of that reputation, however, is received as a slap in the face to the ancient, proud, and honorable warrior tradition. Basically, say that to a Twi'lek warrior, you will not live to see the dawn. Or, if you happen to be on the Twi'lek homeworld Ryloth, you will
see the dawn because they will force you onto the day side of the planet, the Brightlands, where you will die a long and painful death of dehydration, heat exhaustion, sun stroke, and a host of other problems connected to being in direct sunlight on a planet that always has the one side facing the sun. Desert doesn't even come close.