The Krath were an ancient group who conquered the Empress Teta system during a military coup thousands of years before the New Republic Era. They were some of the earliest to use the carbon-freezing of individuals as a form of trophy, something that would be mimicked by gangsters, bounty hunters, and the Galactic Empire. According to the quasi-historical Qel-Droma Epics, the Krath were a dark side cult formed by the descendants of Empress Teta.
According to the quasi-historical Qel-Droma Epics, the cult was formed by corrupt noble descendants of Empress Teta, empowered by Sith artifacts, and was led by Satal Keto at some point. After taking over the Empress Teta system during a military coup, they launched a bloody crusade from their command center in the Iron Citadel against the Jedi Order. They slaughtered thousands of Jedi, including Ulic Qel-Droma's Jedi Master. Following his Master's death, Qel-Droma volunteered to infiltrate the Krath, but was corrupted by the dark side, taking over the cult alongside the fallen Jedi Exar Kun, forming a new Sith Empire with Empress Teta as it's stronghold. Qel-Droma was eventually redeemed after being cut off from the Force.
Behind the scenes
The Krath were first canonically mentioned in the 2018 reference book Star Wars: Scum and Villainy: Case Files on the Galaxy's Most Notorious. In Legends, they were a Sith-aligned cult that briefly ruled the Empress Teta system, founded by renegade imperial family members Satal and Aleema Keto.
- Nexus of Power (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: Scum and Villainy: Case Files on the Galaxy's Most Notorious