The Roekaar were founded by Akksul, a charismatic angara who once studied with the Moshae. After his year-long imprisonment in a forced-labor kett camp, Akksul was embittered against the Resistance and alien life. He recruited young angara and disaffected Resistance members into an independant force named after fearsome soldiers from angaran mythology: the Roekaar.
The arrival of the Nexus provoked the Roekaar past breaking point and they are now engaged in full-fledged guerilla operations against all non-angaran inhabitants of the cluster. The Resistance officially disavows the Roekaar, but there is no organized opposition to them.
A Roekaar cell on Kadara began committing serial killings against the local Milky Way species living there. If Pathfinder Ryder chooses to help Reyes Vidal investigate the murders, the Roekaar cell is eliminated.
The Roekaar attempted to assault the Initiative's Prodromos outpost on Eos. However, Ryder is able to intercept the landing beacon and moved it to Site One and Two, where they eliminated the Roekaar strike teams, which served to enrage Akksul.
Akksul later planned a major operation on Havarl, involving banishing angara scientists from the Forge, intending to destroy it with stolen Initiative explosives to frame the Initiative. When Ryder and Jaal disarm the explosives, Akksul makes a grandstanding in front of his followers, attempting to goad Ryder into making him a martyr. In response, Jaal informed them of Ryder's deeds in the name of their people and decried Akksul as a madman. When Akksul declares Jaal a traitor and draws a gun on him, Ryder can kill Akksul, resulting in Roekaar activity throughout Heleus to intensify, or abstain, resulting in Jaal's face being scarred and most of Akksul's followers disbanding.
Roekaar units include: