The Witches of Dathomir were near-human Force-sensitives native to the planet Dathomir. Most Dathomiri were descended from the fallen Jedi Knight Allya, who was banished to the planet by the Jedi Council approx. 600 BBY. Many generations after her death, her descendents had divided into female-dominated clans that were named after regional landmarks. Each clan had a unique set of rules regarding Force usage, but all the clans held one rule above all others, the last line of their sacred Book of Law "Never concede to evil".
Physiology and Culture
Dathomiri are a race of near-human force sensitives. They possessed a very similar build to humans with the exception of pointed ears, slightly feline set eyes and skin colors that ranged from light brown to dark grey.
Dathomiri clans lived in a simple village and adhered to a matriarichal society, where men were used only for breeding and slave labour. Women chose their men by capturing them, but if the man was unhappy, the woman had the right to sell him to another clan sister. The only way a man could go free was if he saved the life of a clan sister.
As a warrior-based society, the Dathomiri Witches trained daily in the art of war, and used both their muscles and the Force to aid them in combat. They wore their hair in elaborate braids (sometimes with a helmet decorated with mementos) and lizard skin armour.
The Force was used by the Witches in the form of "spells". There were spells that are called the Night Spells, and excessive use of those could turn a Witch into a Nightsister. If a Nightsister wished to forsake her dark past and return to the clan, she had to have a period of exile for purification purposes before she would be allowed back.
Role in LotJ
Dathomir are extraordinarily isolated and secretive. They do not hate males perse, but only see them as a source of labor and producing children.
Dathomiri can speak Galactic Basic but Dathomiri rarely enter Galactic Space to learn it.
Racial Stat Bonuses
Str Plus: +3 Dex Plus: +2 Wis Plus: +0 Int Plus: +0 Con Plus: +1 Cha Plus: -2 Lck Plus: +0 Hit Pts : 1075 AC Mod : +0
Racial Level Modifiers
combat Modifier: +35 piloting Modifier: -10 engineering Modifier: -30 bounty hunting Modifier: +30 smuggling Modifier: +20 diplomacy Modifier: -25 leadership Modifier: -15 force Modifier: +15 espionage Modifier: +10 slicer Modifier: -5 medical Modifier: +20 science Modifier: -40
- Gethzerion, Dathomiri witch and head of the Nightsisters clan
- Nova Chaser, Former Antarian Ranger turned Dark Jedi turned Ranger again
- Siela Kor'lo, Dathomiri witch and eventual Night Mother of the Shadowed Heights Nightsister Clan