Rattataki

The pale-skinned Rattataki are made for battle. Centuries of constant warfare have weeded out the weak, shaping the remainder into proud, passionate, and deadly combatants. Even entertainment for this violent species is combat; the gladiator pits of their home planet, Rattatak, are the planet’s most popular amusement, well-known for being the most brutal in the galaxy. Exposed to their species’ competitive culture from birth, Rattataki develop into fearsome warriors.

Rattataki Classes

You can play any type of character as a Rattataki, as species are not restricted to certain Origin Stories or Combat Styles in Star Wars: The Old Republic.

However, you may need to unlock the Rattataki species depending on what class you want to play as.

 ClassFreeSubscribers
Sith Inquisitor No, but can be unlocked Yes
Bounty Hunter No, but can be unlocked Yes
Imperial Agent No, but can be unlocked Yes
Sith Warrior No, but can be unlocked No, but can be unlocked
Jedi Knight No, but can be unlocked No, but can be unlocked
Jedi Consular No, but can be unlocked No, but can be unlocked
Trooper No, but can be unlocked No, but can be unlocked
Smuggler No, but can be unlocked No, but can be unlocked

Free-to-play players will need to unlock Rattataki before they create a Rattataki character.

Subscribers can automatically create a Sith Inquisitor, Bounty Hunter or Imperial Agent as a Rattataki while they are subscribed. Once the character is created, they do not need to remain subscribed to continue playing the created character.

Unlock Option #1: All players can unlock Rattataki for all classes by purchasing the item Legacy Species Unlock: Rattataki from the Cartel Market with Cartel Coins or from the GTN with credits. The Cartel Market sells this unlock for 600 Cartel Coins, the price and availability on the GTN will change day to day and per server, but it is likely very expensive. This unlock is per-server, not account-wide, and requires that you have an existing character of any type on that server who has reached level 10 and created a Legacy.

Unlock Option #2: Subscribers and preferred players who have a Rattataki character can play a Rattataki on a Sith Inquisitor, Bounty Hunter or Imperial Agent and then level them to level 50, which will automatically unlock the Rattataki option for all future characters including the Sith Warrior, Trooper, Smuggler, Jedi Consular and Jedi Knight. This unlock is per-server, not account-wide.

Unlock Option #3: Subscribers can also unlock Rattataki for all Origin Stories by spending 1.5 million credits as part of the Legacy system, after they have reached level 10 (Free-to-play and Preferred can technically too, but they have their credits capped at 1 million credits). This unlock is per-server, not account-wide.

TypeClassDescriptionRoleplay
Jedi KnightA symbol of hope in dark times, the Jedi Knight stands for the legacy of the Jedi Order, protecting the Republic and keeping the peace across the galaxy.A Rattataki Jedi would be fairly uncommon to see, but fair from surprising. The dark history of the Rattataki has proven that Rattataki can be force-sensitive - but many force-sensitive Rattataki would be snatched up on their homeworld by the Sith before the Jedi find them.
Jedi ConsularJedi Consulars channel the power of the Force for strength in combat and wisdom in diplomacy. Jedi Consulars always seek to grow their knowledge.
A Rattataki Jedi would be fairly uncommon to see, but fair from surprising. The dark history of the Rattataki has proven that Rattataki can be force-sensitive - but many force-sensitive Rattataki would be snatched up on their homeworld by the Sith before the Jedi find them.
TrooperTroopers are the embodiment of the Republic military’s highest aspirations – the most advanced fighting force in the galaxy.
While seeing a Rattataki soldier would not be common, it wouldn't be unheard of either. A Rattataki who grew up on Rattatak or in the gladiatorial traditions of the Rattataki would make a fierce fighter.
SmugglerAbove all else, Smugglers make their own destinies. Smugglers require fast reflexes, fast wits and a fast draw with a blaster.
Smugglers are beholden to no traditions, and it would not be surprising to see a Rattataki smuggler.
Sith WarriorAn unstoppable force of darkness, the Sith Warrior is entrusted with the task of destroying the Empire’s enemies and enforcing Sith domination across the galaxy.Shortly after the Empire returned to Republic space, the young Sith Lord Darth Vich took notice of Rattatak and its people. Eager to make a name for himself, he journeyed to the planet and, casting aside 1000 years of anti-alien tradition, recruited a hundred tribes of Rattataki to populate his own personal army. Their prowess in battle made them a dangerous force, and the dozens of Force Sensitive among them became his personal acolytes. With the Rattataki at his command, Darth Vich made a play for power in the Sith Empire that ultimately failed. In the wake of this failure, the Dark Council enslaved or killed all of Rattataki who followed Vich. Rumors about a small group of Rattataki acolytes who helped betray Vich and were fully accepted for Sith training remain unsubstantiated.
Sith InquisitorDark secrets are the lifeblood of the Sith Inquisitor. The Inquisitor experiments with forbidden powers in order to excel and seize authority.Shortly after the Empire returned to Republic space, the young Sith Lord Darth Vich took notice of Rattatak and its people. Eager to make a name for himself, he journeyed to the planet and, casting aside 1000 years of anti-alien tradition, recruited a hundred tribes of Rattataki to populate his own personal army. Their prowess in battle made them a dangerous force, and the dozens of Force Sensitive among them became his personal acolytes. With the Rattataki at his command, Darth Vich made a play for power in the Sith Empire that ultimately failed. In the wake of this failure, the Dark Council enslaved or killed all of Rattataki who followed Vich. Rumors about a small group of Rattataki acolytes who helped betray Vich and were fully accepted for Sith training remain unsubstantiated.
Bounty HunterIt’s never a question if a Bounty Hunter will find you… only when. Both infamous and anonymous at the same time, Bounty Hunters are far more than mercenaries for hire.Bounty Hunters carve their own paths, and it would not be surprising to see a Rattataki Bounty Hunter. The opening of the galaxy to the Rattataki led to adventurous individuals to settle on other worlds, becoming sought after mercenaries, bodyguards and bounty hunters.
Imperial AgentImperial Agents must master the arts of infiltration, seduction and assassination to carry out the most dangerous and sensitive Imperial assignments.While it is uncommon to see an alien in the ranks of Imperial Intelligence, the Minister of Intelligence recognizes the need to take advantage of 'an alien mind'. A prominent Sith named Darth Malgus has seized the opportunity to create a new Empire, one that embraces alien cultures and is strengthened by diversity.

Appearance

Rattataki are very pale with no pigment in their skin, do not have hair, and often have tattoos or jewelry.

Tattoos

Born and bred in a culture of war, Rattataki tattoo harsh, deep black symbols across their white skin and never walk away from a fight.

Unlike Mirialans and Zabraks, there is very little lore related to the meaning of a Rattataki’s tattoos. The only thing they have in common is that they always seem to be a dark purple or black color, standing out in stark contrast against their chalk-white skin.

In addition to Tattoos, in the “Complexion” slider, Rattataki also have some special tattoo-like complexions that other species do not have. You can layer them together with the Tattoo slider.

Jewelry

Much like the Sith Purebloods who can add jewelry to their characters, Rattataki can as well but there is no lore that describes its meaning or history. Rattataki jewelry in the character creator features piercings, nose rings, triangles, and beaded chains, all in a silver metal.

Dark-Side

As Rattataki fall to the dark side, they have the option to turn on Dark Side Corruption, where their eyes turn yellow then orange and their veins become dark and more prominent.

Rattataki Naming

You can choose any name you want for your Rattataki character, you do not have to try and follow any type of conventions, as Rattataki have spread far and wide across the galaxy, with some being given a traditional Rattataki name, while others have been given a name traditional to their home planet, and others take on a code name or nick name.

Unlike some other species, Rattataki do not seem to have any rules or suggestions when it comes to naming. Some take both first and last names, while others stick to a single name. There’s really only one well-known Rattataki name, and that’s Kaliyo Djannis.

Rattataki Name Examples

This a list of names of existing Rattataki in Star Wars to give you some ideas of how to name your own Rattataki.

  • Aidus
  • Amaran
  • Veran Anjek
  • Ashy
  • Blood of Talath
  • Charnagus
  • Gom Danvik
  • Raspyon Degger
  • Kaliyo Djannis
  • Silas Fleetfire
  • Geden
  • Groben
  • Heirad
  • Ivory
  • Big Jan
  • Kantis
  • Karok
  • Kassien
  • Vol Kolla
  • Nandrobarr Korzod
  • Lady of Pain
  • Les Madrin
  • Jor Mesok
  • Mokan
  • Mac Moria
  • Palak-Ti
  • Shenax
  • Jom Shomo
  • Sraja
  • Sulkhaz
  • Jiv Trick-Shot
  • Settar Upredas
  • Trall Venkorr
  • Yjal
  • Zon

Rattataki Name Generator

If you want, you can use a generator to generate a name for your Rattataki. Generators follow a set of rules to try and put together a name for you.

The creator of the Rattataki Fantasy Name Generator used these rules to generate their Rattataki names: “From what I could find, Rattataki names are quite short, usually two syllables. They tend to sound harsh and could be a bit hard to pronounce.”

Here is a list of some names created by the Fantasy Name Generator.

  • Ysosu
  • Xrosa
  • Sjedjip
  • Yzequ
  • Dzaxich
  • Xjipac
  • Tocox
  • Qiseo
  • Koze
  • Proqeo
  • Zaigruc
  • Enipai
  • Oytsaizi
  • Podjegr
  • Eikzeyiv
  • Wrarix
  • Aupeyweu
  • Xruzac
  • Teytoo
  • Eqairih
  • Tsuhov
  • Bzegri
  • Ouzraga
  • Sradji
  • Pumim
  • Kraciy
  • Vitegr
  • Gege
  • Kruci
  • Eipogre

Notable Rattataki

There are not very many notable Rattataki in the Star Wars universe, and most players would struggle to name even three well-known Rattataki. Rattataki are rarely depicted outside of Star Wars: The Old republic, and they are only occasionally mentioned as a species as a whole in a few books and reference books.

Kaliyo DjannisAnarchist
Lady of PainCrime Lord
IvoryCrime Lord
AmaranImperial Slave
Les MadrinWorked for Akaavi Spar
SrajaPrisoner
CharnagusDoctor
AidusWarrior
Silas FleetfireMerchant
HeiradDread Guard
SulkhazDoctor
AshyPilot

Asajj Ventress  is a strange case – at one point in Star Wars lore, she was considered a Rattataki, and was listed as such even in now-defunct databanks and holoarchives. Later this “fact” was changed to better fit a new storyline, and she was then labeled as a similar Zabrak-Human hybrid species called Dathomirian, though she has strong ties to the Rattataki homeworld, Rattatak.

Rattataki Lore

While they are easily recognizable as the “pale species with nose rings”, there’s a bit more to Rattataki lore. Compared to many of the species though, Rattataki current life and society is not very well explored, beyond their “gladiatorial” nature.

Homeworld

The small, red world of Rattatak floats in the far Outer Rim like a drop of blood. The planet is so remote that it remained undiscovered by the Republic, and the native humanoid species evolved without the guidance or influence of other galactic forces. Although the species remained primitive, they quickly learned how to kill one another. Scattered resources on the planet led to struggles for survival, and the Rattataki never bothered with the benefits of barter and trade amongst themselves.
As technology evolved, the Rattataki focused all of their efforts on more brutal methods for murder. War became the norm. Over generations of fighting, most of the cities on the planet were reduced to rubble and huge portions of the planet’s population became victims of mass genocide. The Rattataki never developed weapons of planetary scale, so the bloody world wars raged on for generations. The ceaseless violence prevented the world from developing space travel, and the Rattataki believed they were alone the galaxy — they had no concept of galactic community, and only conquering their neighbors seemed important.

Those that discovered Rattatak were unscrupulous slavers common in the Outer Rim. The wiry Rattataki themselves proved to be an unpopular export – they were simply too difficult to train and too violent to contain. But credits could be made by importing slaves to the war barons, who would pay handsomely for any exotic edge in combat. Mercenary duty was a popular reason to come to Rattatak, though negotiating an end of service often was difficult.

While war continued everywhere else, an enterprising Rattataki from a rare neutral province hatched a lucrative idea. If prospective mercenaries and slave soldiers had to prove themselves in gladiatorial combat, the credits generated from the wagering and the spectacle could be used to buy more soldiers and offworld weapons.

Thus the gladiator pits of Rattatak came to be, and many sprang up in what rare patches of neutral lands could be found on the craggy world. The largest, known as the Cauldron, hosted the best combatants, and war barons and generals would attend, to seek out the soldiers that would win them their wars. Slavers filled the pits with violent candidates — some would purposely price the more successful warriors out of the purchase range of the Rattataki generals, as their gladiators were more profitable from fighting multiple battles than being sold into military service. But it was a rare gladiator indeed who could survive multiple fights.

– StarWars.com Databanks

Rattatak

The drumbeat of war and the rattle of bones are the aural accompaniment to existence on Rattatak, an Unknown Regions world where life spans are short and happiness is fleeting. Rattatak is distinguished by square-walled canyons and dry gullies; its red rocks evoke the hue of spilled blood. The chalk-skinned Rattataki are believed to be the descendants of a forgotten Republic expedition, while the rest of the planet’s population seems to be drawn from hundreds of Unknown Regions worlds. Mercenaries often come to Rattatak and are forced to make it their home when its ruined infrastructure fails to provide offworld passage. Animal life has been hunted nearly into extinction, though a few hungry alpha predators still feed on corpses in the outer wastelands.

Conditions are too harsh on Rattatak to sustain widespread agriculture. The planet’s population has been dying off for centuries. As the grim pace accelerated, a war over resources exploded between Rattatak’s six major federated tribes and countless small syndicates. But the relative backwardness of Rattatak technology restricted their armies to the use of blasters, blades, and bombs. An ebb-and-surge cycle of worldwide wars ground on for gencrations.

A crafty Rattataki arms merchant exploited the planet’s blood-sport culture by building the Cauldron, an immense gladiatorial arena. Inside its stone pit, local champions and offworld challengers battled to the death while wagering profits fed the arms industry. The Cauldron’s notoriety spread among underworld infochants in the Republic, and the hyperroute to Rattatak became a prize traded among shadow kingpins.

– Star Wars: The Essential Atlas

History

Deep in the Outer Rim, the Rattataki species evolved in bleak isolation for thousands of years, clinging to existence in sprawling caverns beneath the planet’s surface. They were driven underground by monstrous beasts they believed were gods and savage storms that made the land nearly uninhabitable. In their subterranean exile, the Rattataki tribes fought amongst themselves incessantly over scarce resources, and many tribes even resorted to cannibalism. The weak and the sick were sacrificed so that the strong might survive and one day claim the surface world.

Eventually, the mighty warlord Rattatak managed to unite his people long enough to drive back the horrible beasts on the planet’s surface and establish mighty fortresses amidst the mountainous terrain. Though his life was lost in the struggle on the surface, Rattatak’s name lived on. The unification of the Rattataki was brief, and tribes settled back into their constant infighting, but at long last they had emerged from their dark exile and contact was made with the greater galaxy. This led many Rattataki to settle on other worlds, becoming sought after mercenaries, bodyguards and bounty hunters.

Shortly after the Empire returned to Republic space, the young Sith Lord Darth Vich took notice of Rattatak and its people. Eager to make a name for himself, he journeyed to the planet and, casting aside 1000 years of anti-alien tradition, recruited a hundred tribes of Rattataki to populate his own personal army. Their prowess in battle made them a dangerous force, and the dozens of Force Sensitive among them became his personal acolytes. With the Rattataki at his command, Darth Vich made a play for power in the Sith Empire that ultimately failed. In the wake of this failure, the Dark Council enslaved or killed all of Rattataki who followed Vich. Rumors about a small group of Rattataki acolytes who helped betray Vich and were fully accepted for Sith training remain unsubstantiated.

– Star Wars: The Old Republic Holonet

Mercenaries

The Rattataki are feared across the galaxy for their well-earned reputation as brutally violent warriors. Hardened by their unforgiving homeworld, the Rattataki have waged war against each other for centuries. Even during times of peace, the Rattataki take to ceremonial gladiatorial combat to settle personal slights and family rivalries.

The Rattataki lived in relative isolation until the beginning of the Great War, when the Sith Lord Vich discovered their rocky and barren homeworld. Vich promised the Rattataki glory in the Great War against the Republic, and recruited an army of Force-sensitive Rattataki to be trained in the ways of the Sith. Before long, Vich had forged a powerful Rattataki army. In a daring power grab, the ambitious Sith Lord rallied these warriors against the Empire. Vich was killed during the insurrection, and many of the Rattataki survivors were enslaved or executed.

After their attempt to overthrow the Empire, the Sith took notice of the fearsome Rattataki, The strongest Rattataki were plucked from slavery and sent to undergo the rigorous trials to become Sith. But other Rattataki resisted the Empire. Some fled their homeworld to live as mercenaries, signing on with criminal outfits or the Hutt Cartel. Others have stayed behind to fight the Empire’s presence on their homeworld—not for freedom or for the Republic, but simply for the glory of the battle.

– Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Opportunity for All

Anyone can claim the title of “bounty hunter”, but the majority of these icy professionals are human. Their ubiquity allows human bounty hunters to go just about anywhere and blend in – but not blending in has its own advantages. Spooked targets make bad choices that can reversal their locations, something upon which Chiss, Rattataki, and Zabrak bounty hunters cheerfully capitalize.

– Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Devotion to the Dark Side

Any being with the capacity for cunning and devotion to the dark side may become an inquisitor after surviving the Sith trials of Korriban. Humans and Sith Purebloods were long the most common to ascend to power. But since aliens and slaves were allowed into the Sith Academy, Twi’leks, Zabraks, and Rattataki have all risen from nothing to become Sith Inquisitors.

– Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Kaliyo Djannis

Multiple contradictory accounts make full background assessment difficult. Subject likely born on Rattatak. Escaped homeworld at a young age. Proceeded to find employment as freelance enforcer and assassin for major criminal syndicates (Exchange, Hutt Cartel) and individual underworld figures (Rholl). Persistent links to Brentaal Four anarchist cells (see Revolutionary Edge Brigade). Minimal activity within Imperial borders. Personality: Kaliyo Djannis prizes her freedom and will lie, murder and blackmail in order to ensure that she is in control of a situation and able to indulge her vices. Known to pursue lengthy vendettas to redress grievances. Possesses a track record of expertly manipulating employers, lovers and associates (agents should not be fooled by attempts at seduction). As with many mercenaries, her loyalty cannot be purchased, but her services can be–if only temporarily. Notes: No known military training, but extremely capable with assault weapons. Has been known to bite when disarmed.

Cursed Family

Life was miserable on Rattatak. Backwards people living in caves, big on tribal blood feuds…. Almost got stoned to death when I was twelve. That’s when I knew I had to get out. Rocks, fist-sized, thrown at me. My dad was from a “cursed family,” which is basically tribal propaganda for “we want your land.” Some great grandfather of mine was a warlord. Conquer a few tribes and you’re “Cannibal-demon of the Summit.” Like I said, stonings. No way I was staying planetside. My family kept their pride, hid the loot. Not that I got anything, or I might’ve stuck around.

Tell you what… I’ll make it easier to live with. I’ve given up teaching you anything, but we ever get someone new? I’ll show them the ancient blood traditions of Rattatak. And maybe how to down a Rodian ale without puking….

– Excerpts from Kaliyo’s companion conversations in SWTOR

Adoption

Adopted by prominent Imperial socialites who named him after his faded-gray skin, Ashy was often shown off as though he were a house pet. In his formative years, however, the Rattataki did not get the joke and took his adopted parents’ grooming very seriously, believing in their desire to have him one day become an Imperial officer. An early attempt to join the military academy on Dromund Kaas forced Ashy to finally see the painful truth. Humiliated, he defected to the Republic, where he has excelled as a weapons specialist.

Ashy takes great pleasure in exacting sweet revenge on the Empire one operation at a time, always making sure to send holorecordings to his disowned family that depict his every triumph as a proud soldier and citizen of the Galactic Republic.

– Ashy Codex in SWTOR

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