X: 403, Y: 251
- This lore is found in Lost Isle normal mode.
The origins of the rakghoul plague are shrouded in mystery–a biochemical accident, perhaps, or a terrible Sith creation–but the plague itself has been relatively stable for centuries, affecting only humanoid species and a handful of animals confined to Taris. Tarisian biologists have suggested that the planet’s bombardment kept the plague’s development in check by reducing the planet’s industrial pollution and the number of indigenous species. Removed from that limiting environment and prodded along by the twisted expertise of Doctor Sannus Lorrick, an entirely new strain of the rakghoul plague has developed. A huge variety of non-humanoid creatures are now susceptible to infection, and humanoids who acquire the disease no longer lose their full intelligence–just their free will, becoming slaves to Lorrick’s every command.