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Togruta


The Togruta were a carnivorous humanoid species from the planet Shili. The species exhibited head-tails which were similar to those of Twi'leks. Togruta were also distinguished by montrals, large hollow horn-like projections from the top of their heads, that gave the species a form of passive echolocation. In order to protect themselves from dangerous predators, and to hunt their own prey, Togruta banded together in tribes and relied on their natural pigmentation to disrupt and confuse slow-witted beasts. Togruta worked well in large groups, and individualism was seen as abnormal within their culture, although it was also a necessary quality in leaders.



Biology and appearance


Togruta had rusty skin tones ranging in hue from blue to red to green, with white pigmentation on their faces[3], and greyish lips. While not all have this feature, white stripes also adorned various parts of their bodies, including their chests, legs, backs, arms, lekku (head-tails), and montrals. The pattern of stripes varied from individual to individual. This red and white pattern was a phenotype left over from their ancestor's camouflage that helped them to blend in with their natural surroundings, especially the red-and-white turu-grass which dominated Shili's scrublands.

Their heads bore two montrals, with three, and on rare occasions, four[5][6] head-tails, whose stripes were darker than those of the montrals. Togruta had the ability to sense the proximity and movement of physical objects around them by means of their hollow montrals, which detected space ultrasonically. Young Togrutas' montrals and posterior head-tail did not fully grow until adolescence, when their montrals become curved and their third head-tail grew to the length of their two main head-tails.

As predators, Togruta had sharp canine teeth, which they used to painlessly kill thimiars, their primary prey, causing the creatures' post-mortem death spasms. This gave outsiders the false impression that Togruta were venomous. However, Togrutas did nothing to dispel this misconception and even took advantage of the intimidating presence it gave them.





Culture


Togruta had a strong sense of unity and togetherness. On their native homeworld of Shili, they relied on each other and would band together to take a stand against the massive monsters that hunted them, such as the akul. It is said that the creatures of Shili most often attacked in groups, which was even more reason for the native Togruta to work together.

Togruta were known for their habit of not wearing shoes; they believed that the land was spiritually connected to them, and wearing shoes cut themselves from a bond with the land. In the pack, every able Togruta was expected to contribute his or her own share, as any food attained was distributed equally.

Togruta were also known for their belief that those who could not keep up should be left to fend for themselves, because that is nature's way. Other sentient species found this particular belief quite barbaric. As hunters, the Togruta showed off the pelts and teeth of their game as a sign of pride and maturation. Special pride was taken in the teeth of akul that a Togruta had taken down as an individual. These teeth often were made into jewelry such as an akul-tooth headdress or a necklace, which also incorporated metals, stones, and pearls found on Shili. Other Togruta, such as Shaak Ti, wore the Togruta sash with their Jedi apparel. Togruta spoke the Togruti language, which had a few elements of Basic.





Personality


Togruta were tranquil and silent, though when the situation called for it they were true warriors. Their fidelity to their beliefs was legendary, as was their happiness within large groups. Togruta, not surprisingly, excelled at teamwork and the ability to associate with different cultures. To an extent, Togruta had an aversion to isolation and made efforts to have friends around for companionship.





History



The Togruta were discovered by 25,000 BBY. At some point in their history they established a major pacifist colony on the planet Kiros. During the Old Republic era, the species orchestrated the Togruta Uprising, an event later pacified by Grand Moff Kilran. Togruta as a whole possessed a special affinity for the Force, though they had slightly less than the normal number of midi-chlorians. It was believed that this affinity was produced from their heightened spatial awareness imparted by their montrals and their role as hunters. Their sense of spiritual connection with the land also heightened their connection with the environment, thus leading to a greater ability to feel the Force. The species had contributed members to the Jedi Order practically since its beginning. A majority of

the Togruta species within the Jedi Order were females, though males were not unheard of.



language

Togruti and ofcouse galactic Basic.




Notable Torguta



"…and Shaak Ti's the most cunning Jedi I've met. She's even taught me a few tricks."

―Obi-Wan Kenobi.


jedi master Shaak Ti : jedi council member before and during the clone wars and date of death is not known since the de canoned the force unleashed and the deleted scene in revenge of the sith so yeah not sure if she is dead by the time of new hope since she would be around 90-92. and one of my two favorite torguta.



"The Republic stands on the brink of annihilation. We must all make sacrifices to save our people."

―Bela Kiwiiks.


jedi master Bela Kiwiiks: council member after the sacking.




"You betrayed every principle the Jedi Order pretends to stand for."

―Darth Baras.


jedi master Dar'Nala: had Bela kiwiiks spot before she died shortly after the treaty of Coruscant.





"I'm the new Padawan learner. I'm Ahsoka Tano."

―Tano introduces herself.


padawan Ahsoka Tano: Ahsoka tano was padawan to the chosen one Anakin Skywalker.




"My, you do dance with the dark side, don't you?"

―Lucien Draay.


Raana Tey: Raana Tey was a Togruta female and one of the five Jedi Masters implicated in the Padawan Massacre of Taris. Tey maintained a reputation among the Jedi Order as being intense and untamed due to her individualism in combat, in no small part caused by her Togruta background. However, Tey was a victim of nightmares and headaches as a result of her natural Force sensitivity. Only after coming under the tutelage of Jedi Master Krynda Draay was she able to cope with these terrors. and my personal favorite torguta.




"Passion, peace. Strength, knowledge. Power, serenity. Victory, harmony. Freedom, the Force."

―Ashara Zavros


Ashara Zavros: Ashara Zavros was a female Togruta Jedi Padawan who served the Jedi Order until she joined Kallig and the Sith Empire during the Cold War. During her training, she aided the Sith Lord Kallig, the future Darth Nox, in the Dark Lord's plans to become stronger, which resulted in the deaths of her masters. Thus, she felt forced to join the Sith Lord, as she could not return to the Jedi Order after what she had done.




"A Sith after my own heart. I was a Jedi once, full of spit and fire. For peace, of course."

―Kalatosh Zavros.


Kalatosh Zavros: Kalatosh Zavros was a male Togruta Jedi Master who served the Jedi Order until he later fell to the dark side and served in Darth Revan and Darth Malak's Sith Empire.

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