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Kraug
Kraug
Biographical information
Homeworld

Dragona[1]

Born

c. 1,000,000 BBY,[1] Dragona

Physical description
Species

Dragona[1][2]

Gender

Male[1]

Height

Over 75 meters[2]

Hair color

None

Eye color

Orange (with black irises)

Skin color

Brown

Chronological and political information
Era(s)
Affiliation
"And you call youself death, Shadow of Varl?! Hah! I am fire! I am...death!"
―Kraug's description of himself to Morguss.[src]

Kraug, also known as Kraug the Terrible,[1] Kraug the Mighty,[2] Death,[2], and Fire,[2] was an ancient and massive Dragona that lived prior to and after the Shadow Conflict, of which he took the occupancy of a bounty hunter during. During the conflict, Kraug was captured by the Hutt Grand Council, whom the dragona was convinced by to help defeat the "Shadow of Varl".

Thousands of years later, Kraug came under hire of the Fortiure kajidic, one of the leading clans of the Five Hutt families, and was to help the Hutts, the Rakata, and his cousin, Ant'iok, end the Giranata Civil War. After the final battle, Ant'iok awarded the Hutts, the Great Champra, and the Rakata with a treaty, and awarded Kraug with his blood-rite, Crockal of the Giranat Empire.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

"I was born during the grand age of an ancient species deep in the Outer Rim, a species that is revered for its force-sensitivity!"
―Kraug discussing the age of which he was born in.[src]

Born around 1,000,000 BBY on Dragona,[1] in the great age of the Giranata.[2] Around this time, Kraug learned of his birth-rite, to be the Crockal of the Giranat Empire, but could only be awarded it if he proved his worth towards the Empire, but could not at the time. So, he left Dragona and the Giranata Sector to a life of a high-paid bounty hunter. He later fought in the Rakata Civil War alongside his kin, the Giranata.[3] Kraug had already earned the name "Kraug the Terrible" by the time he attacked Xim the Despot's forces on Varl after being paid heavily by the Hutts; after the attack on Xim's forces, Xim the Despot put out a 25-billion credit bounty on Kraug.[1]

Kraug continued to be known as one of the most successful, richest, and powerful bounty hunters in the galaxy, fighting in conflicts such as: the Great Hyperspace War alongside the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Civil War.[1] However, Kraug disappeared after the Jedi Civil War for over years under unknown circumstances, with some saying that he had grown too old to work anymore or that he died off after living closely to one million years.[1]

Shadow ConflictEdit

Battle of Kor BlujicEdit

CaptureEdit

"What did the Hutts promise you? A part of Agravar's vast wealth and riches? As if it was their's to give. I know that Budhila would love to see me burn, especially after the assaults on Kor Fortiure. But the oldest of the Hutt species know that I am their only hope. But who will pay more, them or the beholder's of the Jewel of Agravar?"
―Kraug to the Great Hutt Champio.[src]

After the Battle of Kor Blujic, the Hutts and the Great Hutt Champio set out to capture and bend the will of Kraug at the Ark of Dragona on Kraug's homeworld in the Dragona system. After recieving a message from Clan-General Konahrik Blujic Yulo, Kraug and several other Dragona traveled to his homeworld in the Outer Rim to destroy the Hutts and the Great Hutt Champio. After reaching the Ark of Dragona, Kraug and his minions waited for the Great Hutt Champio at his "throne".[5]

Once the Great Hutt Champio reached Kraug, the powerful bounty hunter sent his minions, Tucarlk and Hsskap, to defeat the Hutt Cartel recruit. However, in the ensuing duel, Tucarlk was killed and Hsskap was wounded, resulting in an ensuing duel between the recruit and Kraug the Terrible.[5] During the duel, the Great Hutt Champio was forced to hide within the ruins of Dragona, of which during Kraug's hunt, taunted him to come out of hiding. When the duel continued, however, Kraug was defeated and captured with the help of Budhila's droid, Scorpio, a droid of which Kraug remembered battling during a long-forgotten Hutt conflict.[5]

While the Hutts tried to convince Kraug to help them defeat Morguss, the Agravaran and Cult of Varl forces attacked Dragona, angering Kraug greatly. At that moment, Kraug came up with enough strength that he was able to break free of his restraints and looked on with disbelief towards the greaty city of Russkar, where he could hear his fellow dragona roaring as they were being murdered.[2][5] Angered by this betrayal, Kraug gave a huge roar before turning around and asking what he could do to help the Hutts.[2]

Battle of DragonaEdit

Kraug: "You will burn for this betrayal, Miraaka!"
Miraaka: "If I shall burn, then we shall all burn together!"
―Kraug and Miraaka.[src]

Moments after the Agravarans launched an assault on Dragona, Juvard Illip Oggurobb informed the Great Hutt Champio, Kraug, and the others of the large fleet that surrounded the planet, pointing out that it would take a long time before they could aid them in battling the Cult of Varl and Order of Agravar. However, Kraug pledged the service of himself and vast army to the Hutts in destroying Morguss.[6]

Battle of AgravarEdit

"You try to lay destruction upon my planet! You try to lay destruction upon me, Kraug the Mighty! You will...BURN!"
―Kraug to Morguss.[src]

Moments before they battled Morguss, Kraug and the others met at a base on Agravar's moon for a mision briefing. During the briefing, Kraug raised the question of the ancient force-generated shield that protected the entire planet from invading forces and how they would get past it.[7] Oggurobb then explained that if they used a stealth ship to get close enough to the planet before reaching the shield, then the group's most powerful Force-users could use the Force to create a gap big enough to launch a small team of soldiers — with small speeders — through the gap which would allow them to use the speeders to travel to the planet's surface.[7]

After the small team was able to shut down the shield, the Hutt Cartel army was able to land on Agravar freely and began a battle against Morguss. During the battle, Kraug led his army to the Agravaran capital of Agravar City and battled Cultist and Agravaran forces.[8]

Giranata Civil WarEdit

First Battle of GiranatEdit

During the Giranata Civil War, the Hutts and the Rakata sought to make an alliance with the powerful force-sensitive sentient species, the Giranata. So, the Fortiure kajidic and the Hutt Grand Council hired Kraug to help them battle an unknown force that invaded a planet in the Outer Rim.

Personality and traitsEdit

Being a very powerful and ancient dragona, Kraug was said to have been one of the most revered, successful, and richest bounty hunters of the galaxy.[1] The only thing that outmatched his greed was his enormous feeling of protection towards his planet and species, as was shown during the Battle of Dragona.[2][5][6]

Behind the scenesEdit

"Kraug, an ancient and powerful Dragona from the planet of the same name, was said to have been born one million years ago during the first sighting of an ancient and powerful force-sensitive species, which was said to have been his cousins. Revered throughout the entire galaxy as a ruthless bounty hunter, this Dragona became known as "Kraug the Terrible" after he destroyed Xim the Despot's forces on Varl at the command and hire of the Hutts thousands of years ago! His hire from the Hutts and destruction of the Despot's forces eventually led him to become wanted by Xim with 25 billion credits posted for his head. This great and ancient being has been known as the most ruthless, successful, powerful, and richest bounty hunter in the galaxy, fighting in great conflicts like the Great Hyperspace War — at the hire and almost bankrupting the Galactic Republic — and the Jedi Civil War. However, since then, Kraug has not been seen, disappearing into the geat unknown, with some saying that he had became too old to work anymore, with others saying that he died off due to his old age of living for almost one million years! Oh, how wrong they were! With this great revered beast back in the galaxy at large, who is to control him, the great Order of Agravar, you or the Hutts?!"
―The codex description of Kraug the Terrible[src]

Kraug first appeared in Hutts: Shadow of Varl — and subsequently, Star Wars: Hutts: Rise of Morguss — as a giant Dragonan bounty hunter hired by Order of Agravar. He later appeared in the first issue of the renewed Hutts comic book series, and the subsequent New Alliances add-on, as a bounty hunter hired by the Hutts who would not accept payment after he learned that his cousin, Ant'iok, was engaged in a full-scale civil war, and instead fought for his blood-rite, Crockal of the Giranata Empire. From then on, he appeared two more times in the renewed Hutts series, in Hutts: War of the Selkath and Hutts: Dathomir's Rising, and three more times in the Hutts video game.

Kraug is based off the dragon Smaug in The Hobbit film trilogy.

AppearancesEdit

SoucesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Cartel Market Logo Star Wars: Hutts—Codex Entry: "Kraug the Terrible""
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Hutts: Shadow of Varl
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hutts: Giranata Civil War
  4. It can be said that Kraug was allied with the Giranat Empire because of the statement he made about being allied with an empire formed around 1,000,000 BBY by a dragon-like species, which are most likely the Giranata, since they are the only ones fitting the description. Also, Ant'iok awarded Kraug his birth-rite, Crockal of the Giranat Empire, meaning that he was affiliated with the Empire.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Cartel Market Logo Star Wars: Hutts—Cartel Mission: "Capturing Kraug the Terrible" on Dragona
  6. 6.0 6.1 Cartel Market Logo Star Wars: Hutts—Cartel Mission: "Defending Dragona" on Dragona
  7. 7.0 7.1 Cartel Market Logo Star Wars: Hutts—Cartel Mission: "Shutting Down the Shield" on Agravar
  8. Cartel Market Logo Star Wars: Hutts—Cartel Mission: "Shadow of Varl" on Agravar

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