- "I've been to Nauton IV, where Master Ruati was beheaded by an unknown assassin…"
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi, on Ruati's death
Ruati was a Jedi Master who served the Jedi Order during the last years of the Galactic Republic. In 20 BBY, Ruati was beheaded by an assassin on the planet Nauton IV. Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi investigated his fellow Master's death and came to the conclusion that the Dark Jedi Asajj Ventress—whom Kenobi thought to be dead—was responsible for Ruati's murder.
Behind the scenes
Ruati was first mentioned in Obsession 1, the first issue of the Star Wars: Obsession comic series, written by W. Haden Blackman and released on November 24, 2004 by Dark Horse Comics. In 2008, Ruati received an entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia. Neither defined the character's gender or species or confirmed that Ventress was Ruati's killer.
- Obsession 1 (First mentioned)