Subspecies: Nydak Alpha
Skin color: Blue, Light brown
Eye color: Black
Habitat: Cliffs and caves
Claws: Nydaks have razor sharp claws which can rend through armour and flesh, doing Str+2 damage, and allow them to climb the rough mountainous terrain where they live, giving a bonus +2D to climbing skill.
Spikes on arms and back: The back and arms of a Nydak are covered with armoured spikes, which give them a bonus +1D to resist Physical Damage, and +2 to resist Energy Damage.
Tusks: Two large tusks aside their mouths, allow Nydaks to charge and gore opponenets, doing Str+1D damage.
Description: Nydaks were a predatory species from the planet Dathomir. Carnivorous and highly aggressive, nydaks could easily traverse the terrain of Dathomir using their powerful arms. The many lesser nydaks were dominated by the Nydak Alpha, which was larger and stronger than normal members of its species.
Biology and appearance
The nydak was a species of semi-bipedal apex predators from the planet Dathomir. Members of the species had grey skin covered in spikes, and two large tusks on either side of their mouth. Their powerful forearms allowed them to climb and traverse across rough terrain.
On Dathomir, nydaks were considered an apex predator. Highly aggressive, they would often use their agility to ambush their prey. The species had no natural predators other than the chirodactyl Gorgara.
Nydaks were a solitary species, and would rarely be found in packs after adolescence.
In legends, the species was known as the "scourge of Dathomir," and was greatly feared by the Nightbrothers. However, according to some legends, several Nightsisters kept them as familiars.
In 14 BBY, Cal Kestis encountered several nydaks while visiting Dathomir. One of them was being kept in a pit, where Nightbrothers were thrown as an example to be killed and eaten by the beast.