- «Honored hunter, you have bested the worst that the Rryatt Trail can send against you. You are a true warrior and an unparalleled hunter. All of Kashyyyk honors your accomplishments.»
- ―Krepauk, to a spacer, before giving the being the knuckles of the katarn[src]
The knuckles of the katarn was a Wookiee melee weapon made from the claws of a katarn, a savage predator from the planet Kashyyyk. Custom made by Krepauk—the Huntmaster of the Rryatt Trail on Kashyyyk—the knuckles of the katarn was once given to a spacer who had killed a katarn during a hunt shortly after the Battle of Yavin.
The knuckles of the katarn was a Wookiee melee weapon fashioned out of the claws of a katarn, one of the deadliest predators on the Wookiees' homeworld of Kashyyyk. The weapon's handle had a claw at each end and a rod protruding from its center. The rod in turn split off into four separate rods, which also ended in claws. The knuckles of the katarn had a range of four meters and could be wielded with just one hand.
The knuckles of the katarn was a custom-made weapon built by the Wookiee Krepauk, the Huntmaster of the Rryatt Trail on Kashyyyk during the Galactic Civil War. As Huntmaster, it was Krepauk's job to test the hunting skills and honor of the travelers of the trail by giving them a series of hunts. If the travelers proved themselves to be worthy, Krepauk would reward them with different items.
Sometime after the Battle of Yavin, Krepauk tasked a passing spacer with several hunts that the spacer managed to complete, including killing a katarn in the Shadowlands. Impressed by the being's hunting prowess, Krepauk gave the spacer a large amount of credits and a pair of hunting mounts. The Huntmaster also made the being the knuckles of the katarn, which Krepauk crafted from the katarn the spacer had slain.
Behind the scenesEdit
The knuckles of the katarn only appeared in the 2005 Star Wars Galaxies expansion pack Rage of the Wookiees. In the game, the player could receive the knuckles of the katarn for completing Krepauk's series of quests, known as the "Rryatt Trail Trials." Although the player could choose not to complete Krepauk's quests, this article assumes 100 percent game completion. Star Wars Galaxies was shut down on December 15, 2011.
In Rage of the Wookiees, the knuckles dealt additional "cold" damage when used; however, this is "game mechanics" and should not be considered canon.