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"ROOOAAARRR! *grunt*"
―A roggwart roar — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

Roggwarts were large, predatory beasts with curved horns, long tails, and thick skin from the planet Mustafar. During the Clone Wars, General Grievous kept a roggwart named "Gor" as a pet.

Biology and appearance[]

Roggwarts are large, predatory, non-sentient beasts standing 4 meters tall, armed with long claws and two horns that curve forwards, sharp[4] flesh-tearing fangs, powerful leg muscles, and a tail that could impale attackers.[5] While their tough muscular bodies can shrug off blaster shots and even some lightsaber wounds.[4]

Behavior[]

The creatures have an aggressive nature, and only those taken from the most of a young age are able to be trained as pets or guardians.[4]

History[]

"Give a warm Nar Shaddaa welcome to the last of his kind.... Kongo the Disemboweler!"
―The announcer in the match between Kongo, a roggwart, and Luke Skywalker[src]

Roggwarts were native to the Outer Rim planet[6] Mustafar.[3] The roggwarts was taken as trophies by the warlords of Kaleesh from the Bitthævrian homeworld of Guiteica.[4] During the Clone Wars, General Grievous kept a pet roggwart named Gor[2] as a guard[5] in his castle on the third moon of Vassek. Gor was roughly the size of a rancor and had been enhanced by EV-A4-D with cybernetics[2] including mechanical arms attached to the creature's back.[5] Gor was released to attack the Nautolan Jedi Master Kit Fisto, the Mon Calamari Jedi Knight Nahdar Vebb, and Clone Commander Fil. In the end, the roggwart proved to be no match for Master Fisto, who used his lightsaber to kill the beast.[2]

On Nar Shaddaa, Grakkus the Hutt ran arena fighting at his palace that, sometime after the Battle of Yavin, featured Kongo the Disembowler.[7]

Crokind Shand of Kanjiklub used a heavy bore rifle with a reinforced-galven circuit barrel and a roggwart bone rifle butt.[8]


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