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Where in the Universe are the Rattataki?
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Jerrod Owex
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject: Where in the Universe are the Rattataki? Reply with quote

So I have been looking into Ventress and Ahsoka for something I might do in a Star Wars Rewrite Campaign(I know, I have commited the most evil of crimes Twisted Evil) I have been working on for a few years now and found out that 1) Ventress's species is no longer Rattataki(Canon or Legends), she is Dathomirian as Rattataki no longer exist in Canon.

This has to make all those people who swear to the Heavens that Disney recognizes SWTOR as canon really mad, no one likes to be wrong! Razz

This leaves so many questions in my head about what I should do with my campaign now. BLAST YOU DISNEY!!!
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, apart from the Rattataki having little to no head hair, I see no problem in keeping the Rattataki like they are. As a species, they're still somewhat Force sensitive, they're still quite violent (one can see why Asajj like them), and as a near-Human species theorized to descend from some colony or other, they might be 'cousins' to the Zabrak - perhaps their theorized origin as a lost Republic expedition might turn out to be a Zabrak Republic expedition.

"As one of the earliest spacefaring species in the galaxy, the Zabrak played a major role in galactic affairs. Like the early Humans, the Zabrak established many colonies outside their home system early in their history, such as on the planet Iridia. The Elomin species was believed by some xenoarchaeologists to be descended from Zabrak colonists who settled Elom in the distant past. By the time the Zabrak encountered the Republic, they had a total of eight colonies in five systems."
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Technically, Rattataki are still canon...kind of

In the Clone Wars Cartoon flashback of Ventress' past, she was raised on Rattatak by the bounty hunter Hal'Sted and then, after his death, by Jedi Master Ky Narec.

While we don't actually see any Rattataki on screen, their planet IS seen, so you could extrapolate that whatever natives are there, are Rattataki, even if Ventress isn't one anymore.

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps there's a relationship Ratataki:Dathomiri::Iridonians:Zabrak? IOW, Ratataki are a specific colonial offshoot of the Dathomiri?
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrNexx wrote:
Perhaps there's a relationship Ratataki:Dathomiri::Iridonians:Zabrak? IOW, Ratataki are a specific colonial offshoot of the Dathomiri?


But the dathomiri are human. The Rakata from all i have seen are almost Mon-cal like, but with more bulbous heads and their eyes on stalks coming from the head's sides..
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rattataki, not Rakata.

So, basically this: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Rattataki

Not this: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Rakata

Nor this: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ranat
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What Zarn said. Very Happy

I did the same thing. Because, along with only having 9 planets, Star Wars also only has like, 10 syllables. Wink

(An aside: Years ago, I was into a game called Fading Suns... heavily Dune influenced, if you're not familiar. A major portion of the game involves the various noble houses.... Hawkwood, Decados, Li-Halan, al-Malik, and Hazat. At one point, I was chatting with one of the developers, and he mentioned that, initially, he had all five laid out, but only names for Hawkwood and Decados... the others were just described by characteristics. Someone else named the other three, and he just refered to them as the LaMaHa houses, because that was the only syllables they bothered with)
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zarn wrote:
Rattataki, not Rakata.

So, basically this: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Rattataki

Not this: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Rakata

Nor this: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ranat


Ah.. Thought you were on about the ancient race, the Rakata..
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zarn wrote:
Rattataki, not Rakata.

So, basically this: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Rattataki

Not this: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Rakata

Nor this: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ranat


And also not this: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Siniteen, which is what you get when you clik on the canon tab of the Rattataki.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xain Arke wrote:
...While we don't actually see any Rattataki on screen...


The guy with the big brain for a head is a Siniteen, which are apparently also called Rattataki according to canon.

Also think I will just ignore Canon in most instances for my campaign since it's quite the rewrite and many things will need to be addressed, as I have found out the hard way lol.
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