"The Mystics are never wrong."

Shanatka-Lo was a female Voss who lived on the planet of the same name well before the Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. A Force-sensitive Mystic, Shanatko-Lo died sometime before 3641 BBY, and her ghost remained within the Shrine of Healing on her homeworld alongside the spirits of fellow Mystics Laeras-Wu and Hanar-Ye to teach Force rituals to other Mystics and healers. Shanatka-Lo and the others taught the Sith Lord Fulminiss a healing ritual at the request of the Mystic Valen-Da, and though Fulminiss corrupted the ritual with the dark side of the Force, the three dead Mystics remained confident in the wisdom of their fellow Mystic.

Biography[edit | edit source]

"Who are you?"
"Ancient Mystics of Voss. Bound to this shrine for eternity. Wisdom endures through us."
―The Hero of Tython and Shanatka-Lo[src]

A Force-sensitive Voss female, Shanatka-Lo was born on the planet Voss. Like all Voss who lived before the planet's discovery during the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, Shanatka-Lo spent her life on her homeworld; as she was Force-sensitive, she became a Mystic who was capable of seeing the future. Shanatka-Lo died[1] well before 3641 BBY,[2] but her spirit remained tied to the Shrine of Healing on Voss along with the spirits of fellow Mystics Hanar-Ye and Laeras-Wu. The three spirits shared their knowledge with visiting Mystics and healers, including the secrets of a healing ritual that could heal the mind of a patient by drawing on the strength of many.[1] In the year 3641 BBY,[2] during the Galactic War between the Republic and the Sith Empire, the Mystic Valen-Da visited the Shrine with the Sith Lord Fulminiss.[1]

Because it was decreed by a Mystic, Shanatka-Lo and the others taught Fulminiss the healing ritual, though the Sith corrupted the ritual with the dark side of the Force so that it tore open the minds of its victims, and they watched as Fulminiss used the ritual against the healers who had accompanied Valen-Da. Valen-Da and Fulminiss then departed the Shrine, though the three ghosts saw Valen-Da leave a holoprojector in the corner of the chamber with a message for the commando Tala-Reh. When the Jedi Knight known as the Hero of Tython arrived at the Shrine in search of Valen-Da not long afterward, Shanatka-Lo and the other two Mystic spirits witnessed the deranged healers attack the Jedi and forced the Knight to kill them in self-defense. The Mystics then appeared to the Jedi, explained what Fulminiss had done with the ritual, and faded away after informing the Knight of Valen-Da's message for Tala-Reh.[1]

Personality and traits[edit | edit source]

Shanatka-Lo possessed the blue eyes and red skin with blue patterns that all female Voss did, and she lacked hair like the rest of her species. As a spirit, Shanatka-Lo appeared as a ghostly yellow apparition, and she retained her belief that the wisdom of the Mystics was infallible even after death.[1]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

As a Force ghost, Shanatka-Lo wore Mystic robes that were white and blue in color.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Shanatka-Lo first appeared in the Jedi Knight-class mission "Bloody Pilgrimage" on the planet Voss in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a video game released by BioWare in 2011.

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "Bloody Pilgrimage" on Voss
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 SWTOR mini.png STAR WARS: The Old Republic - Question ! :) - Page 3 on The Old Republic's official website (backup link) places Star Wars: The Old Republic about ten to twelve years after the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant, which is dated to 3653 BBY by Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia. The Old Republic—The Lost Suns 2 takes place ten years after the treaty, one week after the mission to Nar Shaddaa, and around the time of the SpecForce Incident. Since the mission and the incident are respectively part of Act I of the Jedi Knight and Republic Trooper's storylines, and the Trooper's Act I occurs concurrent to Act I of the Smuggler storyline, the general events of Act I for all classes can be assumed to occur in 3643 BBY. The Prologue for each class immediately precedes Act I, and Act III for all classes begins with the start of the Galactic War, which Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia places around 3640 BBY. Assuming that in-universe chronology of the Star Wars: The Old Republic events roughly aligns with the release of story content in real-life as with SWTOR mini.png Forums: Dear Story Team, What Year Are We Currently In? on The Old Republic's official website (backup link), the Act III Epilogue must take place near the end of 3640 BBY since it was the chronologically latest story of the The Old Republic base game, which was released toward the end of 2011. Therefore, assuming that The Old Republic takes place over the course of three years per the former of the two aforementioned swtor.com posts, Act I takes place near the end of 3643 BBY.
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