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Revan met him when out of curiosity he opened the prison, against the warnings of Lurze Kesh. He was puzzled about the occupant's nature and unknown species (He must have been the first Rakata he ever met after his amnesia), as well as why he could understand his language but his curiosity had to wait.
According to statements he made to Revan, he had been imprisoned for thousands and thousands of years; so long, in fact, that he had forgotten his own name and species, although he said he was "sure that he knew it a thousand years ago".
The prisoner knew how to perform a ritual that could release another from the Rakatan Prison. He made a deal with Revan, the most recent to enter the endless void. If Revan could defeat him in a game of riddles, he would be free. However, if Revan lost, the prisoner would get out and inhabit Revan's body, dooming him to an eternity in the box. After a few riddles, Revan managed to stump him. The prisoner stayed inside and reluctantly proceeded to release Revan, helping the hero along with his quest for the Star Forge.
Behind the scenesEdit
The riddle game seems to be inspired from the portion of The Hobbit by Tolkien. Bilbo Baggins and Gollum fought with riddles in order to negotiate his exit from the caves. Also, the idea that the prisoner had forgotten his species and even his own name is similar to Gollum, who is also so old he cannot remember his name. Some of the riddles of the 'game' between the Rakata and Revan, indeed were first seen in The Hobbit. One such riddle is "What has roots as nobody sees, is taller than trees, up, up it goes, and yet never grows"
The Rakatan Warrior is poor with numbers, one of the later riddles the player has the chance to ask is in fact a simple logic trick involving a large amount of unnecessary numbers, which causes the Rakatan Warrior to panic and miss the entire point of the question.