Kaylah Taprish was a female scientist who lived on the planet Makeb more than a hundred years after the Mandalorian Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Mandalorian warrior culture. Taprish took a liking to the native and nearly-extinct vrake, the distinctive head crest and pattern of which reminded her of her favorite uncle, and spent five years studying and crossbreeding them. Taprish then released a dozen new colonies into the wild, restoring their population, though the vrakes soon became fiercely territorial.
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Kaylah Taprish was first mentioned in the Codex entry for the vrake in Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel, a 2013 Digital Expansion released for the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic.