Planet: Corellia Where can be located: Corellian Central Plains -Riverlands Lair size: Unknown Pack size: No packs, they are solitary hunters Tamable: Yes Creature Level: 51 Ecological Status: Endangered
One of the most mysterious creatures in the galaxy is the Great Plains Stalkers
which has earned the reputation as being the King of the Corellian Plains.
Their speed combined with ferocity make them feared by all those passing
through Corellia. Tales have been told of these creatures running alongside
even the fastest speeder and dismounting its rider to feast upon.
Despite the common perception of these creatures, few have ever encountered
them in the wild as they are solitary hunters who reportedly do most of their
hunting in the most isolated parts of the Corellian plains. The first
indication that they are in the area is a loud roar that sounds almost
identical to Razor Cats or Greater Sludge Panthers. Further the hide of this
creature is very adaptable to its surroundings and can blend with almost any
scenery making them very difficult to spot. This hunter can attest that there
have been times where I have practically walked directly in front of one of the
deadly Beasts without seeing it. It also contributes to their mythology of
being a creature that attacks its prey coming seemingly from out of nowhere.
Its ability as a Stalker makes it a truly one of the most dangerous creatures
in the galaxy.
The speed of this creature is one of its most unique features as they have been
seen running stride for stride with speeders. This speed allows them to
successfully keep up and kill virtually any creature in the Corellian plains.
The diet of the Great Plains Stalker includes Krahbu, Spats, Sharnaff, and
Gronda. In addition this creature is very territorial attacking anything that
crosses its path including Dire Cats, Wrix, Razor Cat, and even other Plains
Great Plains Stalkers are solitary hunters and do not tolerate other predators
hunting in their territory. I have seen Great Plains Stalker maul a Grand Wrix
with no difficulty. Great Plains Stalkers will even attack other Plains Stalker
that they encounter with the attack always resulting in death for one of them.
Even the victorious Great Plains Stalker may still die from its wounds during
such a conflict as many plains stalkers can be seen in the wild with large
scars and bite marks from previous attacks.
This is why this creature is so dangerous to humanoid creatures as they view
any creature to violate their domain as a trespasser and will attack. Corsec
has reported that many missing person cases are believed to be caused by Great
Plain Stalker attacks. The result of such attacks is an outrage toward the
beasts where hunting teams are hired to go out and hunt down as many as they
can find. However most hunters return empty handed from searching for Great
Plains Stalkers and the degree of difficulty in tracking and killing has
created a mythical essence around the beast. A hunter returning with a Great
Plains Stalker is praised very highly and imperials likewise have taken a keen
interest in hunting the rare Beast.
Another interesting fact about this creature is that despite its ferocity is
tamable. The only chance for taming such a beast is to capture one that is very
young and bring it back to civilization. The taming of such a creature can only
be attempted by the most skilled and talented Creature Handler because when
grown the Great Plains Stalker can easily kill the handler with its sharp claws
or bone crushing jaws. This pet is particularly prized because of its
dedication that has been shown to its master where the Great Plains Stalker
will fight to the death if commanded too. Its great speed also makes it ideal
for hunting as it can track down and incapacitate most creatures in the galaxy.
In my opinion it is the colonists who keep building cities inside what were
once Great Plains Stalker hunting grounds that made this an endangered species.
One such group is the cult of Lord Nyax who built their fortress right dab in
the middle of central Corellia. Human encroachment has decimated there hunting
grounds making human contact inevitable. An attempt must be made to preserve
sections of the corellian planes so the Great Plains Stalkers can freely hunt
In response to this, creature handlers such as myself have searched the plains
in an attempt to tame a baby to preserve this creature from extinction. Since
only male Great Plains Stalkers have been identified in the wild and since no
one can find an actual lair the search for a baby is extremely difficult. There
have been theories that the Great Plains Stalkers do not have female
counterparts and reproduce by mating with Crimson Razor Cats. However there
could be a cave or an area on some other part of Corellia where a Great Plains
Stalker female hunts in her own hunting ground.
As to how ferocious the cat is compared to others in the galaxy it has no equal
and even the legendary Gurreck from Endor can be easily defeated. Most handlers
would never dare duel such a pet in a tournament as they are too valuable to
risk. Handlers who have found a Great Plains Stalker will often clone this
prized pet to insure if anything does happen another can be made. This pet is
often seen in many ceremonial functions such as in parades or in galactic zoos
where the Great Plains Stalker can live out its days in peace.
Habitat: The Great Plains Stalker hunts and presumably lives in the Riverlands
of central Corellia. This creature is very nomadic and is believed to be the
primary reason these beasts have no permanent lairs. It is this Creature
Handlers belief that when the Stalker is at rest it chooses to stay close to
water. From tracking this creature I have found areas next to the riverbank
where the damp ground has been dug into by an obviously large creature. I
believe that because the plains stalker uses so much energy in moving
throughout the Riverlands to cool down.
Pack size: The Great Plains Stalkers are solitary hunters and do not hunt in
packs like their cat cousins Crimson Razor Cats. Because of their ferocity this
creature is prone to violently attack anything that crosses its path. This
leads to violent contests between other cats that also hunt in the Riverlands
including other Great Plains Stalkers. This has given this beast the
distinction of being the king of the Corellian Plains and recognized by all as
the most dangerous predator in Corellia.
It is believed that all cats created in the Corellian system have descended from the Mire Marauder.
The Mire Marauder was once thought to be extinct but recent discoveries have
shown this cat to be alive and well but not tamable. Due to biological
similarities the Plains Stalkers are structurally similar to the panthers of
Talus. The hide similarities are very comparable with just differences in
colorization that relates to their planet.
Taming Techniques: One of the most difficult creatures to find it is also one
of the most difficult creatures to successfully tame and raise. The Plains
Stalker�s ferocity is no less potent in its offspring where this handler can
attest to their feisty tendencies. The first day I allowed my stalker to
venture outside our compound it immediately attacked the first thing that
crossed its path. Fortunately was just one of the large butterflies that roam
Corellia but was a valuable lesson.
With my first Plains Stalker I took the risk of introducing him to my Greater
Sludge Panther. This was risky because was unsure of how they would respond to
each other and knew that despite the stalkers abilities the sludge panther at
this point would have no difficulty killing the young stalker. I did this
hoping that the Stalker would adapt some of the Greater Sludge Panthers more
docile traits and thus become a better hunting pet.
At first they stayed away from each other not paying each other much attention
to each others presence. I kept them under constant surveillance and did not
allow them to leave their enclosed area. Soon however I began to notice the two
cats began to become more comfortable with each other and over time were no
longer strangers. Soon my Sludge Panther adopted the Stalker and taught it how
to hunt and stay alive. My next step was to take both out hunting where through
example by the Panther and the gradual acceptance of my commands the Stalker by
the time it had become an adult is now one of my most trusted companions. Also
the Stalker developed a very strong sense of protectiveness and a pet I know
will fight to the death.
Then I was fortunate enough to tame a 2nd Great Plains Stalker and once strong
enough put under the tender care of my first stalker. At first I was not sure
what to expect as Stalkers in the wild are very territorial killing any other
that crosses its path. However due to its relationship with my Greater Sludge
Panther is became a very attentive parent who protected the baby stalker the
same way it would protect me.
With these techniques I have successfully tamed and raised 2 Great Plains
When taming in the wild it is important to note that the ferocity of this
creature is not to be underestimated. Always stay 70 meters away from any
potential spawn as they have a tendency to attack anything that crosses its
path. With the cats I have noticed the third spawn in both spawn cases produced
a baby and have noticed the same cycle with other stalkers such as Swamp
Stalkers or Gurrecks.
Make sure you not only disarm but I always arm with a
weapon u cant use properly so not to cause any unnecessary damage if baby
aggros. Store pet and mask scent before starting to close in to tame. Some
hunters chose to creep up on their tames but I run to the target because want
to waste no time in attempting. If the stalker is to aggro on anything I would
rather it be me than anything else and don�t want to take the chance that is
would agro on a near by creature.
If by chance it does aggro run directly away
from creature but keeping it close enough so can easily turn and go back to
tame. Upon taming always store directly to datapad to prevent possible newly
tamed baby to aggro on any creature nearby.