- "I am death itself, child. Come embrace the darkness!"
Grathan was a male Human Sith Lord who served the reconstituted Sith Empire during the Cold War against the Galactic Republic. He rebelled against the Dark Council and organized a private base of operations in Dromund Kaas, though his ambition eventually suffered a crippling blow by Darth Baras's apprentice.
- "Grathan's trouble, see. Big trouble. Mad scientist type. Likes weapons. Cyborgs. Droids. Ergonomic chairs."
Some time into the Cold War, Grathan went rogue and declared himself the thirteenth Dark Council member, with his own power base and sphere of influence within the Sith hierarchy. Although his claim had not been widely recognized, he controlled a substantial private army on Dromund Kaas. The Dark Council authorized all-out warfare against Grathan and anyone who supported him.
After being driven from the Citadel, Lord Grathan holed up in his estate outside Kaas City. His forces there were made up of apprentices, loyal Imperial troops and cybernetic supersoldiers he developed in his secret weapons labs. His cadre of elite scientists — some volunteers, others kidnapped and forced into service — developed a seemingly endless number of war droids, reducing attrition in Grathan's army to near zero. Vereta Fraabaal was one of his apprentices.
Willing to show Grathan he was not untouchable as he thought, Darth Baras commanded his apprentice to invade his estate and assassinate his son. Grathan's wife tried to bargain her son's life for her husband's, but Baras' apprentice eventually slew both mother and son.
Behind the scenesEdit
Lord Grathan first appeared in the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic, as an enemy during the Sith Warrior storyline on Dromund Kaas. According to conversation files, Grathan's name was originally "Lord Rathari", and his wife and son were Cellvanta Rathari and Beelzlit Rathari respectively. However, the name "Rathari" was later used on a Sith Lord on Nar Shaddaa instead of him. Lord Grathan's fate is upon player's choice. Players can choose to kill his wife and son (Dark side decision) or spare their lives and kill Lord Grathan himself, letting his son take his place secretly (Light side decision).
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)