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Gorax
Designation

Semi-sentient

Planet of origin

Homeworld unknown, colony on Endor

Height of average adult

6 to 30 meters

The Gorax were a species of behemoths found on the forest moon of Endor who frequently preyed on the Ewoks.

Contents

Biology and culture

A gorax with pet boar-wolves

It was unknown if the Gorax were actually native to Endor, although Lyrre T'enna seemed to favor this theory, believing that the gravitic pull of the planet Endor on its moon allowed for native species to grow to incredible sizes. Other scientists believed the Gorax originated on the homeworld of the Phlogs, another gigantic species found on the moon, and that both the Gorax and Phlogs were introduced to the moon by the crashed slave caravel Sickly Tremor.

Humanoid in appearance, adult Gorax were usually over six meters tall. Some specimens were recorded that were up to 30 meters in height. Their bodies were covered in thick, matted fur, which was black, brown, or sometimes gray in color. Their hairless faces were dominated by protruding lower jaws and heavy brows. Inexplicably, some Gorax had hoof-like feet, while others had long toes, and either a long, narrow heel, or a backward pointing fourth toe. Though they were omnivorous, their pointed teeth were well adapted to eating meat. They had wide, long, and pointed ears that were highly sensitive to noises made by small animals. Though their hearing was strong, their eyesight was weak. Bright light pained them, making them nocturnal hunters.

A Gorax attacks a Force-sensitive.

Powerful but primitive, Gorax had only recently developed sentience, and their technology was crude even in comparison to the Ewoks. They were limited to simple items such as clubs, stone axes, animal-skin clothing, and the like. They communicated by making grumbling noises. Gorax were solitary creatures, but they did domesticate boar-wolves (usually by killing a mother boar-wolf and stealing a newborn pup). They also made raids on Ewok villages, where they smashed through walls to capture Ewoks. Gorax took Ewoks both for food and to be kept in a hanging cage in a Gorax lair as pets. Luckily for the Ewoks, Gorax were not a common species.

Gorax in the galaxy

One particular Gorax dwelled on high crags beyond the Desert of Salma, which was far from the Endor forests. His home was a rearing spider-infested cavern built beneath a mountain fortress. It is unclear who built the fortress, if it was not built by the Gorax himself. This Gorax kidnapped two Humans who had crash-landed on Endor, Catarine and Jeremitt Towani. Their children, Mace and Cindel, rescued them with the help of a group of Ewoks from Bright Tree Village (including Deej Warrick and his sons Wicket, Willy, and Weechee Warrick). During the rescue mission, the Towani children and the Ewok warriors killed the giant by making him fall into one of the many chasms in his fortress.

A Gorax head could be found in the trophy room of Imperial Captain Ozzik Sturn on Kashyyyk.

Behind the scenes

Gorax concept art by Ralph McQuarrie.

To date, no official source has revealed the actor who portrayed the Gorax in Caravan of Courage.

Gorax share basic similarities with the Bobog, the Grudakk, and the Red Nebula temple guardian, notably their large stature, but it is unknown if any of them share genetic ancestry.

Appearances

  • Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game (As a taxidermy bust)
  • Star Wars: Empire at War (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Galaxies
  • Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (First appearance)
  • X-wing: Rogue Leader
  • Marooned
  • Dark Apprentice
  • Dark Nest III: The Swarm War (Mentioned only)

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SWG Wiki

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From SWG Wiki

The mighty Gorax
Gorax spawn area

Game Information

The Gorax is a huge bipedal primate that makes its home on the northeastern plateau of Endor. Characters who kill a Gorax will receive a Badge in their bio.

To find a Gorax go to one of the following waypoints:

/way endor 4900 4526 
/way endor 5223 4409 
/way endor 5202 3985

To understand how this works, you need to know a little about how the spawns are decided in that area. There are three different types of spawn in the area, Non-Elite, Elite and Boss.

The Non-Elite spawn is usually made of Ewok like and Marauders, the Elite spawn is made of Black Suns so a very good place to loot Jetpack Bases and the Boss spawn is always a Gorax.

The best way to camp that spawn is to activate two of the waypoints and run between them killing everything that moves. Once you kill the Non-Elite spawn, a few Elites will spawn there a minute or two later, kill them and then again after a minute or two, a Boss will spawn, always the Gorax.

Basics

  • Natural Level: 88 (HAM 128770)
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: No
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Tamable: No
  • Mountable: No
  • Difficulty: Boss

Attacks

  • Melee

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Star Wars Lore

Humanoid in body plan, adult Goraxes were usually over six meters tall. Some specimens were recorded that were up to 30 meters in height. Their bodies were covered in thick, matted fur, which was black, brown, or sometimes gray in color. Their hairless faces were dominated by potruding lower jaws and heavy brows. Though they were omnivorous, their pointed teeth were well adapted to eating meat. They had enormous, pointed ears that were highly sensitive to noises made by small animals. Though their hearing was strong, their eyesight was weak. Bright light pained them, making them nocturnal hunters.

Powerful but primitive, Goraxes had only recently developed sentience, and their technology was crude even in comparison to the Ewoks. They were limited to simple items such as clubs, stone axes, animal-skin clothing, and the like. They communicated by making grumbling noises. Goraxes were solitary creatures, but they did domesticate boar-wolves (usually by killing a mother boar-wolf and stealing a newborn pup). They also made raids on Ewok villages, where they smashed through walls to capture Ewoks. Goraxes took Ewoks both for food and to be kept in a hanging cage in a Gorax lair as pets. Luckily for the Ewoks, Goraxes were not a common species.

One particular Gorax dwelled on high crags beyond the Desert of Salma, which was far from the Endor forests. His home was a rearing spider-infested cavern built beneath a mountain fortress. It is unclear who built the fortress, if it was not built by the Gorax himself. This Gorax kidnapped two Humans who had crash-landed on Endor, Catarine and Jeremitt Towani. Their children, Mace and Cindel, rescued them with the help of a group of Ewoks from Bright Tree Village (including Deej Warrick and his sons Wicket, Willy, and Weechee Warrick). During the rescue mission, the Towani children and the Ewok warriors killed the giant by making him fall into one of the many chasms in his fortress.

Sources

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This article uses material from the "Gorax" article on the SWG Wiki wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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