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Predor Dol'kar: The Spiteful One - Rakata by Silfae Predor Dol'kar: The Spiteful One - Rakata by Silfae
Not a roleplaying character this time, so I'm making the background right now.

For those who don't know, Rakata are the Star Wars Protheans, with the difference that they actually did all those things the protheans were belived to have done, but were Reaper's (or Creator Race's) work instead (big space stations, hyperspace travel, indiscriminate annihilation of worlds, geological archives).
Ruling the Galaxy from 35.000 to 25.200 years before A New Hope, Rakata are one of the most vicious and violent species in the Star Wars EU, even more than most of the Sith: they uplifted, experimented on and destroyed entire species, terraformed planets and used star sistems as their little playthings. They got extinct when a genetic mutation in their evolution made them incapable of perceiving the Force anymore; since their technology depended on it, they found themself suddently into a new Stone Age and their Infinite Empire collapsed.

There aren't many images of rakata and their face is difficult to compose, so I had to go recoloring what little concept I found, remaining at a lower level of detail.
The armor is a readaptation of a wallpaper of King Leoric, from Diablo III.

About the pc itself: Dol'kar is a Predor, the dominant cast in the rakatan society; he lived during the last years of the Infinite Empire, desperately trying to prevent his society to fall, fighting the slave races' various uprisings and looking for a way to cure the Force plague. He's aggressive, short-tempered and ruthless, affected by paranoid delusions about a plot inside his own race to spread the disease.

If you liked the image, you could find more about the character here: [link]

An image of a Rakata Priest here: [link]

An image of a Rakata Warlady here: [link]
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Revan60 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
I always want to see a fight against Rakata and Yuuzhan Vong, who will win
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Silfae Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tricky one. Hm, Yuuzhan Vong are absent in the Force and unaffected to most of its powers, while Rakata society and technology is based upon the use of the Force.
Phisically they have small differences in strength and agility, I think; so it all boils down to the capability of the Rakatan duelist to find powers which affect the Vong (like some version of the Sith Lightning and the Force Net) to get the upper hand. I'm unsure, I'd say it depends on secondary values, they're mostly even in a one-to-one fight.

On the other hand, I'd say the Vong as a species stand little chance against the Rakata: they're vicious and fanatics, but so are the Rakata, they can terraform planets, but so can Rakata, but they are a more primitive society, while Rakata at their peak are highly advanced. Even if a Vong army infected a planet, the Infinite Empire could blow up the entire star system.
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Imposing indeed :thumbsup:
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Silfae Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, glad you liked it.
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axem-ranger-black Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
quite possibly the most epic image of a rakata ever nice to see they have another fan~
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Silfae Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I appreciate it. If you liked it there is another one already submitted, a third about to come and the first two chapter of a rakata fanfiction, all links above in the description.
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chimpinx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good work, love the strong colors and the contrast you create with them.
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Silfae Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. If you liked it you may also want to see the other rakata image, the style is almost the same for those two.
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Kassis Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Really great.
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Silfae Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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