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Rancor

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Species: Rancor
Planet of Origin: Dathomir

DEXTERITY 4D
PERCEPTION 1D

Search: Tracking: 3D
STRENGTH 7D

Special Abilities:
Claws: STR+3D damage
Teeth: STR+5D damage
Armor: +3D against physical and energy attacks
Bonding: Rancors bond with the first human they see. Trainers would place blinders on the creature until it became time to bond with it.
Ridable: Bonded humans could ride a Rancor with ease.

Move: 20
Size: 5 meters tall

Background: Standing around five meters tall, with their long arms, immense jaws, and armored hides that could withstand blaster fire, they were formidable predators. A subspecies known as the jungle rancor populated the planet Felucia. Rage rancors were taller and had an even nastier temperament than an average rancor. Shadow rancors were notorious for their penchant for destruction, gaining their name from their black skin. The proper term for a group of rancors in Galactic Basic Standard was a crash of rancors.

Rancors responded to a social hierarchy where an alpha was dominant over other rancors unless defeated. Despite their extremely intimidating appearance, the creatures were inherently benign and were even domesticated by the Witches of Dathomir, but could be provoked over time into a violent nature. The dirty teeth of the rancor were cleaned by birds. Rancors would eat anything that they were capable of getting their hands on.

Rancors were often bred for fighting. However, when domesticated, they could be very loving to their owners. In approximately 9 ABY, the Hutts known as The Twins presented a rancor to Daimyo Boba Fett on Tatooine as tribute and an apology for sending the Wookiee gladiator Black Krrsantan to assassinate Fett. The rancor was equipped with blinders, which its keeper explained was because a rancor would “imprint” on the first human it saw. Boba removed the rancor’s blinders and began to bond with his new creature, asking the rancor keeper to teach him to ride the rancor as the Witches of Dathomir had.

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