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Creatures

Ronto

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Species: Ronto
Planet of Origin: Tatooine

DEXTERITY 2D
Running 3D
PERCEPTION 3D
STRENGTH 5D

Stamina 6D

Special abilities:
Heat endurance: Rontos are highly adaptable to desert conditions but need water to survive.
Sense of smell: Rontos have a keen sense of smell. They add +1D to any Percpetion roll involving smell.
Skittish: Rontos are easily upset by any machines that move significantly faster than they do. Add +3D to their orneriness when around fast-moving vehicles.

Move: 10
Size: 4.25 metres tall
Orneriness: 1D

Background: The ronto was a massive saurian with an imposing size and appearance. It had a beak-like mouth, small eyes, and pointed ears. Despite its poor eyesight, it had excellent hearing and a superb sense of smell. Rontos were well-adapted to desert environments like their native planet, Tatooine, but they needed significant water to survive. Their skin helped them shed heat, and the flap-like folds framing their faces helped to protect their eyes during sandstorms. Due to their incredible strength and hardiness, they were often used as mounts.

Rontos were large creatures with an imposing appearance but were easily frightened and skittish. They were tamed by Jawas and used as beasts of burden to transport goods to and from trading posts. Despite their size and strength, they were gentle and loyal to their masters.

Rontos were the preferred pack animals of Jawas on Tatooine. They were used as mounts and cargo carriers for their routine trips between settlements. The locals in Mos Espa and Mos Eisley often rode them. Still, on one occasion during Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s visit to Mos Eisley, a ronto was startled by a reckless rider, causing it to rear up and unseat its Jawa passengers, leaving one hanging from the reins.

On Nar Shaddaa, Grakkus the Hutt kept a menagerie of beasts in his palace and had a ronto among his caged creatures at the time of Luke Skywalker’s encounter with the crime lord during the Galactic Civil War.

During the early months of the New Republic, Cobb Vanth and Issa-Or owned two unruly rontos that required a beastmaster’s help. They offered the job to Malakili after saving the former rancor tamer from the Red Key Raiders. Malakili accepted the offer in exchange for payment and a homestead in Freetown.

During the war between the First Order and the Resistance, Ronto Roasters in Black Spire Outpost on Batuu served Ronto Wraps and Ronto Morning Wraps made with ronto meat.

The term “pronto-ronto” was an adverb that meant promptly or quickly.

Appearances: Episode I The Phantom Menace

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