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Ancient Battle by wraithdt Ancient Battle by wraithdt
This is one of ten pieces I did for the new Star Wars Essential Guide to Warfare. I had a blast working on it and I'm excited that I am able to contribute to the Star Wars universe.

I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the book. Hope you guys enjoy them!

This is a depiction of one of the earliest battles in Star Wars history. The ancient Rakatans storm a Killik hive on Alderaan for the glory of the Infinite Empire while the sentient insectoids fight for their survival.

Copyright of Lucasfilm Ltd.
Published by Del Rey, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

You can get the book here >> [link]
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CoreFour Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Zeonista Featured By Owner Edited May 14, 2015
History repeats itself as always. Some people build something up worth having, and then some other people show up to take it from them.
pete8680 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Who should I root 4?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
delta7Xx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
raktan war? that's like... ancient history.
awesome art though
cpmcpm13 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
good book and great art, well done
DarthMcBob Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
If they have spaceships, why are they hitting each other wih swords and pointy sticks?
soulessone12 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Because at this point on time blaster technology hasn't really started yet and those weapons the rakatan are using are force blades which are a forerunner of the lightsaber
nekrosith Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :)
Taren14 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
I loved this book. One of my favorite information-style books.
apocalipsis666 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
nice image; who will say this was  previous the jedis an siths
DARTHTURDER12 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
TheAsorlinsStrike Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

The Rakatans were not would they could have been. The Taung seem like better Rakatans to me.


Great pic those its really amazing.

Colorfreaky Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol! :D
fire555 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
gotta love dem Rakkattas
SeeKaz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Falken02 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
StarForgeStudios Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Epic! You definitely managed to capture the energy and chaos of a battle in this picture!
Champnova Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
First time see an artwork of Rakata,waesome
dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
JerikEricson Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice you don't see many depictions of the Rakata.
Jowain92 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wonder whatever happened to the Rakatans? After KoToR you don't see them at all...
JediJaras Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
According to Wookieepedia, they eventually died out on their home planet due to a shrinking gene pool and tribal warfare, as it is uninhabited by the events of the first Darth Bane book. The Rakatans that did leave Lehon found residence in the Rakan Archipelago where a few of them rediscovered space flight and began building orbital stations similar to the Star Forge.
solarsky2000 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wasn't it also the Dark Side Of The Force (Starforge to be exact as it ran in Stars and the Dark Side)?

Read it on the Wookiepedia as well :3
BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Two ancient powerhouses, the unstoppable force and the immovable object. This is a story all on its own.
mustafa931 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello.İ am a Star Wars fan and i am planning to make a fan movie about the ''Rise of the İnfinite Empire'' with my friends.İs there any material that you can give to me (such as information about the ships in this picture and other rakatan ships)?
TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Not much is known about the Rakatans. They brutally enslaved every race they came across, including the Humans, Killiks, Wookiees, and a native race on Tatooine whose name has been lost to history. They were not Force-users, but their creations radiated the Dark Side of the Force. They built great ships and stations, such as the Star Forge- with seemingly unlimited power supplies.
QAuZ Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
This work has been featured here [link] :heart: :hug:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
This has been featured here [link]
Makkovar Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I don't think ancient, spacefareing Rakatans would be dressed like this or use simple swords... But still, a great pic!
soundwave3591 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
even the early Jedi and Sith, long after these guys, used swords, if you recall.
Makkovar Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Different civilisation, plus the ancient Rakatans were more advanced.
Or-Else-You-Will-Die Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Rakatans were always awesome!
It's kewl to see some war action at long last, as we could only read about them in books and knights of the old republic.
michalivan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow beautyfully done, it works perfect!
Toblerone-muncher Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Through the smoke, are those Rakata troop carriers? Great work!
Empkin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional
great work
torei Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice nice. :)
TetheredComic Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not too accustomed with the Starwars universe before the film or Clone Wars animation (I am sure my husband is though!) I simply saw the thumbnail while I was browsing and thought it looked awesome at that size, now I see it larger I fell in love with it :)

What an amazing battle scene, I love the angle you have here, not too extreme but enough to reveal all that wonderful detail you have included in this piece! I can really sense the motion in this image...I will most likely be adding a lot of your artwork to my favourites in a minute! Beautiful lighting and I love the details you have done in the explosions and smoke.
Or-Else-You-Will-Die Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is some 30,000 years before the clone wars.
TetheredComic Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, I didn't realise anyone had written stories of that far back! I can't believe how much detail has been put into Star Wars. Thanks for the info! :)
driftas Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
this is amazing !!
ChrisZuron Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
most impressive
isikol Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
RJRobledo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another fantastic piece.
Into the faves it goes!
evolutionlab Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
ouch this is so good
Chris000 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, the Killiks and the Rakata, both once great and terrible forces in the galaxy, but neither are a threat to anybody anymore with the Rakata extinct and Alderaan nothing but dust now! Fantastic work showing the short range melee combat between the Rakata and the Killik footsoldiers, but you open it up nicely in the back as the heavy duty fighting erupts from ships and fighters! You did a great job!
apocalipsis666 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
i think the Killiks survive in the Outer territories
Chris000 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh did they now? Well, they're resilient, aren't they?
Andrewnuva199 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Considering they caused a whole trilogy of novels' worth of conflict (The Dark Nest saga), I'd say they're pretty darn resilient.
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