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The Nightbrothers were a group of male Zabrak Dathomirians who resided on the remote planet of Dathomir, located in the Outer Rim Territories of the galaxy. Forming a subgroup among the Dathomirian species, the Nightbrothers were known for their affiliation with the Nightsisters, an order of powerful female witches proficient in the use of the dark side of The Force. The Nightbrothers' society was matriarchal in nature, with the Nightsisters dominating their male counterparts and exerting significant control over Brother communities.

The Nightbrothers were fierce and agile warriors, skilled in various combat styles and techniques. Their skin boasted various shades of red, and they exhibited prominent facial and body tattoos that often signified rank and achievements within their society. The Nightbrothers typically practiced a martial art known as Teräs Käsi, an unarmed combat style designed to counteract the abilities of Jedi or other Force-sensitive beings.

The Nightbrothers resided in a village located near the Nightsisters' settlements on Dathomir. The village was built on the planet's inhospitable terrain, consisting of sharp canyons and towering cliffs. Although they mainly served the Nightsisters, the Nightbrothers maintained a unique culture of their own, with specific customs and rituals that differed from the Nightsisters' practices. The Nightbrothers were known to adorn themselves with various bone and tooth talismans, displaying them proudly as symbols of their prowess in battle.

Immersion in the dark side of the Force was prevalent within the Nightbrothers Community, as their strict adherence to Nightsister teachings made them powerful Force-wielders. Although not all Nightbrothers were born with an inherent connection to the Force, some exhibited a stronger connection than others and were often singled out for special training and instruction under the Nightsisters' tutelage. The Nightbrothers who forged a strong bond with the Force displayed enhanced physical strength, dexterity, and agility, as well as the ability to summon powerful energies from the dark side.

Some of the most notable Nightbrothers included Darth Maul, a Sith Lord who initially served as the apprentice to Darth Sidious and later went on to establish his own criminal Empire; Savage Opress, a formidable warrior who served as an apprentice to both Maul and the Dark Lord of the Sith Count Dooku; and Feral, Opress's brother who also received training from the Nightsisters. These characters played significant roles within the Star Wars universe, featuring prominently in various plotlines throughout the franchise's films, animated series, and expanded universe.

The Nightbrothers' presence in the Star Wars universe was first established in the 1994 novel "The Courtship of Princess Leia" by Dave Wolverton. Ever since then, they have been featured in numerous other Star Wars media, including the animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and the comic series "Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir." The Nightbrothers remain a fascinating and ominous part of the expansive Star Wars mythos, their distinct culture and connection to the dark side of the Force presenting endless opportunities for storytelling and exploration within the galaxy far, far away.

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