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Taug Molou was a Master Shaper of the Yuuzhan Vong. He created the Vagh Rodiek, taking captured Rodians and rebuilding them from a cellular level. While this conflicted with the protocols of the Shaper caste, the Vagh Rodiek's effectiveness in combat caused this heresy to be overlooked. This could imply that he had Supreme Overlord Shimrra's support, and that the Vagh Rodiek was part of the supposed Eighth cortex.