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Altora was a planet located within the Outer Rim Territories. The world's warm southern savannahs were home to the altagak, a species of deadly quadrupedal predator. Altagaks preyed upon Altora's native herd animals, damaging the planet's ranch farm–based economy.

DescriptionEdit

Altora was a planet[2] located within the Altora system of the Outer Rim Territories' Dalonbian sector.[1] It orbited a single sun, and the planet's southern regions had a warm climate. Those areas featured plains and savannahs covered in tall grasses.[2]

Altagak

The altagak, Altora's alpha predator species

Altora's southern grasslands were home to altagaks, stealthy and fast predatory reptilian quadrupeds referred to by the planet's natives as "high speed death on four legs." Other than the altagak, which was one of the few predatory species on Altora, the fauna of the planet's grasslands included a variety of large herd animals. Altagaks would frequently hunt the pack creatures for food, but shortages of game sometimes forced the predators to attack warm-blooded Humanoids instead.[2]

InhabitantsEdit

Altora had a fragile economy supported by ranch farming, although it was threatened by altagak attacks on herd animals. The long average lifespan and alpha predator status of the former creatures caused the local ranchers to place large bounties on altagak hides.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Altora was first mentioned in the 1994 West End Games sourcebook Creatures of the Galaxy, which served as a supplement to Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game.[2] The 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed the Altora system, and therefore the planet Altora, within grid square L-3.[3]

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