Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Jedi Academy Training Manual
Storm Beasts are hulking monstrosities that roam the surface of Malachor V. Savage reptilian predators that stand about 2 meters tall, they possess vicious demeanors and abilities that have been augmented by The Dark Side of The Force.
Storm Beasts are possibly the only native species of Malachor V to survive after The Dark Wars, since they are the only species found living on the world's surface. Their existence on Malachor V stretches back as far as recorded history and beyond, though not much information is known about the planet before the war. Many historians believe that the Storm Beasts lived as natural creatures near the top of their food chain until the Trayus Academy was built by the group known as the Sith Triumvirate. While the Sith who inhabited the academy conducted their sinister experiments, the energies they used affected the creatures around them, warping them into menacing beasts.
The Storm Beasts, along with the other creatures in their ecosystem, continued to be immersed in the dark power well after The Sith withdrew from Malachor V. Over time, the Storm Beasts eradicated competing predators, leaving themselves as sole masters of their world.
Storm Beast Encounters Edit
Around the time of The Jedi Civil War and especially after the use of The Mass Shadow Generator by Bao-Dur and The Exile, Storm Beasts remain one of the last surviving species on the planet Malachor V. With fewer creatures available for them to sustain themselves, the population of Storm Beasts has dwindled significantly. Those that remain harry visitors to the world.
Storm Beasts tend to be solitary creatures except during mating seasons. Outside of that timeframe, banding more than one together usually results in the beasts fighting each other until only one remains alive.
Storm Beast Statistics (CL 7) Edit
Medium Beast 8
Hit Points: 76, Damage Threshold: 14
Speed: 6 Squares
Melee: Claw (2) +10* (1d4+14)
Melee: Claw (2) +10* (2d4+14) with Mighty Swing
Species Traits: Sonic Blast
*Includes 3 points of Power Attack
Base Stats Edit
Sonic Blast: As a Standard Action, a Storm Beast can emit a 6-Square Cone of destructive sonic energy originating at a point adjacent to it. It makes an attack roll against the Fortitude Defense of every creature in the Cone, dealing full damage on a hit and half damage on a miss. This is an Area Effect.