The Porporites were a race of cetaceans native to the planet Porpor. They were discovered by the Old Republic just after the Great Hyperspace War. However, they quickly became addicted to ryll spice, which drove them into homicidal rages. Many races who feared attacks from the Porporites hired the Ganks to eliminate the strange beings. The elimination of the Porporites sparked the rampage known as the Gank Massacres, and was accomplished in a relatively short time.