Home Planet: Rakata Prime
Attribute Dice: 12D
Force Blind: For reasons unknown, they have lost their connection to the Force. Rakata characters can’t be Force Sensitive, though they can still gain Dark Side Points and be affected by Force Powers.
Rage: Once per day, a Rakata can fly into a rage, gaining a +1D bonus to melee attacks and damage, but cannot use skills that require patience and concentration. A fit of rage lasts for a number of rounds equal to 5+ the character’s number of full Strength dice. At the end of its rage, the character is tired, suffering a -1
penalty to all actions until he rests for at least 10 minutes.
Size: 2 meters tall on average
Background: The Rakata (also known as the Builders) were a humanoid species with distinctive amphibian features. They were a technologically advanced race that developed early in galactic history, even developing some early hyperdrive technology. Long-term use of the dark side of the Force corrupted their society and turned them into a race of merciless warriors. The Rakata used their potent Force-powered technologies to conquer and enslave every other species they came across throughout their known galaxy. During the reign of their Infinite Empire, they were characterized by their cruelty, savagery, and arrogance. They were known to strip entire planets of their resources, terraform worlds to fit their own shifting needs; to kill entire slave workforces; and to eat and defile the bodies of slain enemies and even members of their own species.
In appearance, Rakata were smooth skinned amphibian-like humanoids that had tall craniums along with eyes that protruded from each side of their heads on short stalks. These bipedal beings had three digit hands that were tipped with claws for digging through packed dirt. As a species, they were uniformly lean and close to the same height. Outsiders had some difficulty in distinguishing between individual Rakata although females tended to have a more slender build. The dentition of Rakata, consisting of a multitude of sharp teeth, reflected the carnivorous habits of the members of this species, even known for eating members of sentient species, including other Rakata.
Skin tones amongst their kind tended to be gray or gray-brown. Almost all Rakata had gray or reddish-gray skin, though this was a trait of the dominant lineage of those that survived the ancient plague that thinned their numbers. Among the more rare specimens were the near extinct breeds which included the blue skinned Droot, red striped Ikalik, and black Bukesek. The Rakata were originally a Force-sensitive species, though they became blind to the Force as a result of a plague that afflicted their race.