Native to the planet Vanost located in the Outer Rim, the tarlok is a fearsome creature whose only apparent reason to exist is to eat. Every known creature tries to avoid it at all costs.

The tarlok is a large, light-brown beast with strong, muscular legs and has thick plates of natural armor along its back from the front of its head to the end of its tail. The area around its eyes appears to be dark brown, while its eyes are a reddish-yellow color.

The tarlok is a solitary creature, much to the relief of the rest of existence. In rare instances, though, mated pairs can share the same territory. A single tarlok is known to cover an area up to 80 square kilometers due to its voracious appetite. Other predators may share the same area as the tarlok, but rarely do so for fear of being eaten. The tarlok does not have a lair of sorts, preferring to wander its chosen territory and rest where it can.

Tarloks are not picky when it comes to their food. They will consume anything, from plants and animals to metals. After it has eaten everything in its chosen territory, a tarlok moves on to another location to live. The only thing that determines an area to be suitable is the availability of food, so they are not above moving within close proximity of civilization.

In combat, a tarlok prefers to attack the easiest or closest target first. The size or number of its opponents mean nothing to it.

Name: Tarlok
Predator 9
Initiative: +0
Defense: 20 (-2 size, +12 natural)
Speed: 12m
VP/WP: 94/48
Attack Bonuses: +15 melee (2d8+8, bite) or +10 melee (2d6+4, 2 claws)
Special Qualities: Leap, scent, tremorsense
Saving Throws - Fort: +13 Ref: +6 Will: +4
Size: H
Face/Reach: 4 m by 6 m/4 m
Str: 27 Dex: 10 Con: 24 Int: 2 Wis: 13 Cha: 6
Challenge Code: E

Skills: Jump +12, Listen +6

Feats: Cleave, Improved Bantha Attack, Multiattack, Power Attack

Special Qualities: Tremorsense - Tarloks can automatically sense the location of
  anything within 20 meters that is in contact with the ground.