|Height of average adult||
1.4 to 2 meters
The Rattataki were a Near-Human species characterized by their chalk-white skin and bald heads. Virtually isolated from the rest of the galaxy, the Rattataki developed a violent society on their home planet of Rattatak, which involved extensive gladiatorial combat. Warrior Aidus and criminal Kaliyo Djannis were both Rattataki. Aurra Sing may also have been part Rattataki. The Nightsister and Dark Acolyte named Asajj Ventress was generally thought to be a Rattataki, while in fact she was a similar Zabrak-Human hybrid species called Dathomirian.
The Rattataki were commonly thought to be descendants of a long-lost Republic expedition. While most other inhabitants of Rattatak came from the Unknown Regions, there were a significant number of off-worlder mercenaries who would come to Rattatak from time to time, likely to view or participate in gladiatorial combat, only to be stranded there permanently. The remarkably harsh conditions on the planet nearly drove its population to extinction. For eons, the Rattataki constantly battled amongst themselves and their fellow inhabitants (represented primarily by Humans, Zabraks, Siniteens, Vollick and Weequay) over the planet's limited resources. Despite being nearly completely isolated from the outside galaxy, the Rattataki displayed remarkable initiative and continually created new ways to kill each other.
Shortly after the Great Galactic War broke out, Sith Lord Darth Vich, upon noting the relatively-unknown Rattataki's considerable combat prowess and affinity for battle, captured hundreds of tribes of native Rattatki to forge them into his own personal army. Vich soon recognized that a number of these Rattataki showed sensitivity to the Force, and seeing the potential in this, trained many of these as Sith Acolytes who would answer to him personally. Unsurprisingly, the Rattataki's natural abilities in battle were quickly manifest, and Vich's Army became a force to be reckoned with. This new-found power caused Darth Vich, who was eager for more sway in the Empire, to grow increasingly ambitious. This ultimately resulted in a failed power-grab known as Darth Vich's insurrection, after which most of his Rattataki forces were killed outright or enslaved. However, rumors persisted during the post war period that a small number of Vich's acolytes had defected during the failed insurrection, later being taken in by the Sith for full training.
When many Rattataki warlords including the Siniteen criminal Hal'Sted had gathered an army in the southern hemisphere to challenge Osika Kirske, a powerful Vollick warlord had them killed so they could never be a threat to him. Only one child, who was looked after by Hal'Sted, named Asajj Ventress, escaped.
Rattataki had no major contact with the Republic until a Jedi Knight, Ky Narec, crash-landed. The Jedi soon found young Ventress, discovering her incredible potential to the Force. Together, they united armies and brought peace to the planet. But Kirske and some other warlords feared them and declared a truce to kill them. They only killed Narec, enraging Ventress. In her rage, she captured and/or killed the ones responsible for her master's death.
The Rattataki resembled the Dathomirian species to the extent that one infamous Dathomirian Dark Jedi by the name of Asajj Ventress was incorrectly but commonly referred to as a Rattataki.
RPG D6 Stats
Attribute Dice: 12D
DEXTERITY 2D / 4D
KNOWLEDGE 2D / 4D
MECHANICAL 2D / 4D
PERCEPTION 2D / 4D
STRENGTH 2D / 4D
TECHNICAL 2D / 4D
Strong Minds - All Rattataki are immune to Rattataki mind control, and the difficulties to use the Jedi power Affect Mind or Control Mind against them are one level higher.
Perception - (A) Mind Control - Force-Sensitive Rattataki can control the minds of other sentients in a manner similar to the Force power Control Mind. Difficulties to use this skill are as described for the Force Power by the same name, using a single skill roll at the highest listed difficulty (Control, Sense or Alter). Unlike the Force Power Control Pain, this ability may not be "kept up". As with the use of the Force power Control Mind; use of this ability confers a Dark Side Point.
Violent Culture - Rattataki culture has evolved away from the Galactic society on a harsh world. Rattataki are as violent as their planet, and are well known for their combative skills and gladiatorial flair.
Size: 1.4 to 2 meters
Lifespan: 150 Standard Years