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Tusken Raiders

Sand People

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Description

Fearsome desert savages inhabiting the rocky Jundland Wastes, Tusken Raiders are the foremost reason Tatooine colonists do not wander far from their isolated communities. Extremely territorial and xenophobic, Tusken Raiders will attack with very little provocation. They show no allegiance to even their native world-mates, as these nomads have attacked Jawa scouting parties on occasion. They have even gathered numbers large enough to attack the outskirts of smaller towns like Anchorhead.

Covered from head-to-foot in tattered rags and robes, Tusken Raiders -- or Sand People as they are also known -- brandish a deadly bladed club known as a gaderffii. They also carry projectile rifles with which to shoot at passing vehicles. The male of the species tend to be the aggressors. Females can be distinguished by their elaborate jeweled masks with eyeslits and torso-covering sand-shrouds. Tusken children wear unisex cowls and simple cloaks.

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Homeworld
Tatooine
Weapon
Gaderffii stick
Vehicle
Bantha

Relationships

Tatooine

Tatooine

The harsh climate of Tatooine has led to the rise of life-forms that tenaciously hold onto territory. The fierce Tusken Raiders have evolved to survive in the unforgiving desert extremes of the planet.

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Shmi Skywalker Lars

Shmi Skywalker

Shmi Skywalker was abducted by a hunting party of Tusken Raiders while she was collecting mushrooms from the base of moisture vaporators on the outer edges of the Lars Homestead. The brutal Tuskens tortured Shmi in their nomadic tents for a month.

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Anakin Skywalker

Anakin Skywalker

Anakin Skywalker tracked down the hunting party of Tusken Raiders and slipped into their tents to free his mother. Tragically, she died just as Anakin freed her, launching Anakin into a tempestuous fury. Skywalker slaughtered the entire Tusken village -- including men, women and children.

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Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker

When Luke was still a farm boy on Tatooine, he ventured into the Jundland Wastes looking for his errant little droid, R2-D2. His trespassing into Tusken territory drew the attention of a Sand People hunting party, and Luke was assaulted by a burly Tusken chief who knocked Skywalker unconscious.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi

While living in the desert for years, Obi-Wan came to understand the actions of the inscrutable Tusken Raiders. He observed that they were easily frightened -- though only momentarily. To scare off the Sand People, Obi-Wan could mimic the wailing cry of a dangerous predator, a sound enhanced by the echoing canyons of the Jundland Wastes.

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