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{{Quote|The rakghouls began as creations of Karness Muur's Sith magic, but scratches or bites spread the plague—even to Force users like you.|[[Celeste Morne]] to [[Cade Skywalker]]|Star Wars: Legacy: Vector}}
 
{{Quote|The rakghouls began as creations of Karness Muur's Sith magic, but scratches or bites spread the plague—even to Force users like you.|[[Celeste Morne]] to [[Cade Skywalker]]|Star Wars: Legacy: Vector}}
 
[[File:Muur Talisman.png|thumb|left|220px|The Muur Talisman, the origin of the rakghoul]]
 
[[File:Muur Talisman.png|thumb|left|220px|The Muur Talisman, the origin of the rakghoul]]
In the wake of the [[Hundred-Year Darkness/Legends|Hundred-Year Darkness]], waged between the [[Jedi Order/Legends|Jedi Order]] and the [[Dark Jedi/Legends|Dark Jedi]] who sought to use [[The Force/Legends|the Force]] to alter and create life, and the [[Jedi/Legends|Jedi's]] victory in the war's [[Battle of Corbos|final battle]] on [[Corbos]], the remaining Dark Jedi were taken into custody by [[Galactic Republic/Legends|Galactic Republic]] forces. These [[darksider]]s were stripped of their weapons and [[Armor/Legends|armor]], and herded into unarmed [[Transport/Legends|transports]] that took them off-[[Planet/Legends|world]] and into the then unknown regions of [[The galaxy/Legends|the galaxy]]. These "[[Exiles]]", as they came to be known, landed on the primitive world of [[Korriban]], [[Homeworld/Legends|home]] of the equally primitive [[Sith (species)|Sith]] [[Species/Legends|species]]; the former Jedi used their [[Force power/Legends|Force powers]] to amaze the Sith, who in turn elevated these outsiders to [[God/Legends|god]]-like status. Among this generation of the first "[[Sith Lord/Legends|Lords of the Sith]]" was [[Karness Muur]]. Like many [[Sith/Legends|Sith]], Muur desired a way to cheat the inevitability of [[Death/Legends|death]], and thus [[Sith alchemy/Legends|forged]] a [[Sith artifact/Legends|Sith talisman]] that he poured his mind and [[Soul|spirit]] into, the [[Muur Talisman]].<ref name="LegacyVector" /> But Muur's [[Sith amulet|amulet]] had a second purpose: the talisman could use Muur's [[Sith magic]] to transform any nearby [[Sentience/Legends|sentient]] into a mindless rakghoul, subservient to Muur's will and with which Muur intended to form an infinitely expanding [[Army/Legends|army]] that would allow him to conquer the galaxy.<ref name="KotORVector" /> There were exceptions, however, as both [[Force-sensitive/Legends|Force-sensitive]] beings and beings from a number of certain [[Alien/Legends|non]]-[[Human/Legends|Human]] species proved immune to the talisman's effects.<ref name="DarkTimesVector">''[[Star Wars: Dark Times: Vector]]''</ref> To combat this flaw, Muur [[Sith alchemist/Legends|engineered]] the "[[rakghoul plague]]", a [[virus]]-like disease that could be spread from a rakghoul's [[Tooth/Legends|bite]] or a scratch from its [[Claw (anatomy)/Legends|claws]]. The infected victim would then slowly [[Mutant|mutate]] into a rakghoul within a [[Time/Legends|timeframe]] spanning mere [[Standard hour/Legends|hours]].<ref name="LegacyVector" />
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In the wake of the [[Hundred-Year Darkness/Legends|Hundred-Year Darkness]], waged between the [[Jedi Order/Legends|Jedi Order]] and the [[Dark Jedi/Legends|Dark Jedi]] who sought to use [[The Force/Legends|the Force]] to alter and create life, and the [[Jedi/Legends|Jedi's]] victory in the war's [[Battle of Corbos|final battle]] on [[Corbos]], the remaining Dark Jedi were taken into custody by [[Galactic Republic/Legends|Galactic Republic]] forces. These [[darksider]]s were stripped of their weapons and [[Armor/Legends|armor]], and herded into unarmed [[Transport/Legends|transports]] that took them off-[[Planet/Legends|world]] and into the then unknown regions of [[The galaxy/Legends|the galaxy]]. These "[[Exiles]]", as they came to be known, landed on the primitive world of [[Korriban]], [[Homeworld/Legends|home]] of the equally primitive [[Sith (species)|Sith]] [[Species/Legends|species]]; the former Jedi used their [[Force power/Legends|Force powers]] to amaze the Sith, who in turn elevated these outsiders to [[God/Legends|god]]-like status. Among this generation of the first "[[Sith Lord/Legends|Lords of the Sith]]" was [[Karness Muur]]. Like many [[Sith/Legends|Sith]], Muur desired a way to cheat the inevitability of [[Death/Legends|death]], and thus [[Sith alchemy/Legends|forged]] a [[Sith artifact/Legends|Sith talisman]] that he poured his mind and [[Soul|spirit]] into, the [[Muur Talisman]].<ref name="LegacyVector" /> But Muur's [[Sith amulet|amulet]] had a second purpose: the talisman could use Muur's [[Sith magic]] to transform any nearby [[Sentience/Legends|sentient]] into a mindless rakghoul, subservient to Muur's will and with which Muur intended to form an infinitely expanding [[Army/Legends|army]] that would allow him to conquer the galaxy.<ref name="KotORVector" /> There were exceptions, however, as both [[Force-sensitive/Legends|Force-sensitive]] beings and beings from a number of certain [[Alien/Legends|non]]-[[Human/Legends|Human]] species proved immune to the talisman's effects.<ref name="DarkTimesVector">''[[Star Wars: Dark Times: Vector]]''</ref> To combat this flaw, Muur [[Sith alchemist|engineered]] the "[[rakghoul plague]]", a [[virus]]-like disease that could be spread from a rakghoul's [[Tooth/Legends|bite]] or a scratch from its [[Claw (anatomy)/Legends|claws]]. The infected victim would then slowly [[Mutant|mutate]] into a rakghoul within a [[Time/Legends|timeframe]] spanning mere [[Standard hour/Legends|hours]].<ref name="LegacyVector" />
   
 
Muur's jealous Sith rivals would lead to his body's physical death,<ref name="LegacyVector" /> though his [[Force ghost|spirit]] lived on with the talisman that over time, came to reside in the [[Undercity]] of the [[Outer Rim Territories/Legends|Outer Rim]] world of [[Taris/Legends|Taris]], after its most recent owner had been crushed in a cave-in. [[Standard year/Legends|Years]] passed as the rakghoul plague spread among the Undercity's [[Outcasts (Taris)|Outcasts]], transforming an untold number into mindless rakghouls that roamed the streets attacking any they came across.<ref name="KotORVector" />
 
Muur's jealous Sith rivals would lead to his body's physical death,<ref name="LegacyVector" /> though his [[Force ghost|spirit]] lived on with the talisman that over time, came to reside in the [[Undercity]] of the [[Outer Rim Territories/Legends|Outer Rim]] world of [[Taris/Legends|Taris]], after its most recent owner had been crushed in a cave-in. [[Standard year/Legends|Years]] passed as the rakghoul plague spread among the Undercity's [[Outcasts (Taris)|Outcasts]], transforming an untold number into mindless rakghouls that roamed the streets attacking any they came across.<ref name="KotORVector" />
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