Burial Grounds (6)Full unit name: Burial Grounds
Last updated: 13.06.2024 22:29:41
Version: 8.02.002.2024.01.13
Basic info
First appearance: The Old Republic
The Old Republic
(VIDEO GAME)
Relations: Taris
Taris
Planet
Events: Taris Resettlement Initiative
Taris Resettlement Initiative
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
Known Facts (3)
  • Characters interacted with each other (dialog)
    Dialog transcript
    Cera
    Did you notice anything about the number of rakghouls in that pipe? I think it's more than most places, right?
    Garthe
    Oh, not that nonsense again....
    Voidhound
    You sound like there's something more on your mind.
    Cera
    Okay, this'll sound crazy - but there's more rakghouls at our grave sites than any of the Republic target zones.
    Garthe
    They're just drawn to the noise and the smell of flesh.
    Cera
    We're not any noisier or... fleshier than a platoon of soldiers. I think they're protecting their ancestors.
    Hero of Tython
    Ancestors?
    Cera
    I'm not saying they discuss it over tea, but I think something is driving them to defend these grave sites. They were human once, you know. The first ones, anyway. It's a disease that turned them into monsters. And we still don't understand how it works. All we know about rakghouls right now is they have a disease that can turn people into monsters, and they've taken over all of Taris. But if my theory is correct, it'll be our first insight into how they think. This could be a first step toward taking the planet back from them.
    Meteor
    Understanding your enemy is the key to defeating him.
    Cera
    Exactly. Right now, rakghouls are like something out of a nightmare. We never know when or where they'll attack.
    Hero of Tython
    Only if we look through their eyes can we understand what they see.
    Cera
    I kind of hope they're really the beasts they seem. Imagine if there's still a sentient person, trapped inside....
    Voidhound
    Can you prove it?
    Cera
    The salvage team can't get to the main bombardment sites...
    Garthe
    You're not sending them to the bombardment site, are you? That place is so thick with rakghouls you can see them from orbit!
    Cera
    Don't you interfere! We know what you think of the people of Taris. I'm right about this. Why else would they be so determined to guard the bombardment sites? Why so many rakghouls at the bombardment sites unless they're staying near their human ancestors?
    Garthe
    I told you no one cares about your crackpot theories, Cera. Stick to counting bones. Let someone else do the science.
    Cera
    Shut up and wait to be arrested.
    Really. I think I can prove it... If you could get samples from both the rakghouls and the skeletons at one of the main sites, we could see if they're related.
    Meteor
    Do you have details? What exactly are we talking about?
    Cera
    There probably isn't a way to get a rakghoul to volunteer a genetic sample, so, um, I guess you'll be killing them. Then we'll compare their blood samples with genetic material from corpses in the same area.
    Voidhound
    By tomorrow, you should be able to answer this question once and for all.
    Garthe
    The bombardment site is chock-full of salvage no one's ever managed to get to-
    Cera
    You never change, do you? Those are important archaeological artifacts, not some kind of... pirate treasure.
    Garthe
    This is ridiculous. Are you really going to take up more of their time with your crazy theories?
    Cera
    Let them decide if it's worth it. Please don't let Garthe discourage you. This is important. And I don't think there's anyone else on this planet willing to brave those rakghouls to find out. I'll be waiting to hear what you find.
  • Meteor, Aric Jorgan, Voidhound, Corso Riggs, Barsen'thor, Qyzen Fess, Hero of Tython, Kira Carsen, T7-O1, Cera, Garthe
  • Republic Operatives killed a number of Rakghoul
  • Characters interacted with each other (dialog)
    Dialog transcript
    Cera
    The Republic sent a unit to retrieve our team's bodies. They said to thank you for your help.
    Garthe
    You're not going to ask if they went after your pet project?
    Cera
    Why do you always try to ruin everything? Do Sullustan moms not hug their children or something? Um... did you get to the bombardment site? I don't see a scratch on you.
    Voidhound
    The rakghouls didn't want to give up their blood, but we convinced them.
    Cera
    I'm sure you can be quite... persuasive.
    Garthe
    Aw, is that hero worship I see there?
    Cera
    Just let me see the samples. I've got a portable scanner that can give us preliminary results right.... Now. That's amazing. There's over a fifty percent correlation. Genetic drift usually means a much less marked connection even in a normal population after so many years.
    Meteor
    What does that mean? They really are defending their ancestors, then?
    Garthe
    It means we just made one of the most important discoveries in Tarisian history.
    Meteor
    Does that give us any insight into how to defeat them?
    Cera
    If we know they defend a territory, then we know where to avoid... or even how to draw them out.
    Garthe
    But consider what you're saying! This means rakghouls have remnants of sentience. We can't kill them.
    Hero of Tython
    They cling so desperately to their lost humanity.
    Cera
    It could just be geography, remaining close to their initial infection site. We'll need a xenobiologist out to study this--
    Garthe
    Don't just dismiss it now! This is an incredible find!
    Cera
    What? Where's the cynical disbelief?
    Garthe
    You can't dispute the numbers, Cera. You're right. This is amazing. If rakghouls have enough rationality to remember people and places that matter to them, we can't keep treating them like mindless animals.
    Barsen'thor
    If they can think, maybe someday we can make peace with them.
    Garthe
    Exactly. We need to cancel our operations in these grave sites. We can't keep antagonizing them.
    Cera
    But if we know they come to the defense of certain territories, we can bait them, draw them out so the Republic can send in troops to exterminate them.
    Garthe
    No! If they're sentient, we can't just keep murdering them.
    Cera
    I'll contact the Reconstruction Authority. Do you have an opinion on this?
    Barsen'thor
    If there's any way to coexist peacefully with the rakghouls, we should take it.
    Cera
    I- I guess it's a virtue to forgive, right? At least this way, maybe we can avoid those kinds of attacks in the future. I'll give the Republic your recommendation. Thank you again for all your help.
  • Meteor, Aric Jorgan, Voidhound, Corso Riggs, Barsen'thor, Qyzen Fess, Hero of Tython, Kira Carsen, T7-O1, Cera, Garthe
Summary
This event took place during the Taris Resettlement Initiative
Taris Resettlement Initiative
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
on the planet Taris
Taris
Planet
.
After operatives
Republic Operatives
Organization
Temporary Unions
confirmed the death
The Corpse Counters
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
of several archaeologists
Archaeologist
Miscellaneous
Roles
at the hands of rakghouls
Rakghoul
Creature
Non-sentient
, Cera
Cera
(Human)
Character
Minor Characters (TOR)
asked for their help in one more matter. She noticed that there were more rakghouls at the the graves sites they discovered than in any of the Republic
Galactic Republic
Organization
Galaxy-Wide Organizations
's target zones. Since rakghouls were once human and disease turned them into monsters, Cera thought they were protecting the graves of their ancestors. Despite Garthe
Garthe
(Sullustan)
Character
Minor Characters (TOR)
's objections, she asked operatives to take samples from both rakghouls and skeletons at one of the main bombardment sites around the ruins of the Dynamet Hospital to see if they were related.
While fighting off rakghouls, including unusually large specimens, the operatives collected blood samples from the rakghouls they killed, as well as genetic material from human skeletons around the ruins of Dynamet Hospital, and returned them to Cera.
After analyzing the samples with a portable scanner, Cera declared that there was over a fifty percent correlation, proving that the rakghouls were indeed related to the remains at the grave sites they protected. Cera saw this as an opportunity to lure out the rakghouls so that the Republic could send troops to exterminate them. But Garthe, who had changed his heart and was sure that the samples meant that the rakghouls had some remnants of sentience, voted against killing them. Before contacting the Reconstruction Authority
Taris Resettlement Authority
Organization
Planetary and Sector
, Cera asked the operatives for their opinion, and they concluded that if there was any way to coexist peacefully with the rakghouls, the Republic should take it.

See also
UH
Related organizations
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Havoc SquadStructureCharactersLieutenant Meteor (Commander)Sergeant Aric JorganSentient speciesCatharSergeant Aric JorganRanksLieutenantMeteorSergeantAric JorganRolesCommanderLieutenant MeteorWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsRepublic Sniper RifleAric JorganArmorHavoc Squad ArmorAric Jorgan
Galactic RepublicStructureCharactersCera (Archaeologist)Garthe (Archaeologist)Sentient speciesSullustanGarthe (Archaeologist)RolesArchaeologistCeraGarthe
Jedi OrderStructureCharactersJedi Knight Barsen'thor (Jedi Consular)Jedi Knight Hero of TythonJedi Padawan Kira CarsenRanksJedi KnightBarsen'thorHero of TythonJedi PadawanKira CarsenRolesJedi ConsularJedi Knight Barsen'thorWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsL1 Jedi Dual LightsaberKira Carsen
SmugglerStructureCharactersVoidhound
Republic OperativesStructureCharactersMeteorAric JorganVoidhoundCorso RiggsBarsen'thorQyzen FessHero of TythonKira CarsenT7-O1DroidsT7-series Astromech DroidT7-O1Sentient speciesCatharAric JorganTrandoshanQyzen FessWeapons and EquipmentWeaponsRepublic Sniper RifleAric JorganL4 ElectrobladeQyzen FessL1 Jedi Dual LightsaberKira Carsen
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Full unit name: Burial Grounds Last updated: 13.06.2024 22:29:41