Draconian

The Draconian Empire is vast spacefaring feudal civilization of reptilian humanoids, centered on the planet Draconia, with a society stratifed along class and gender lines (for example, females were not permitted to speak in the presence of the Emperor at one time) that was bound by a strong code of honour.

The UFP’s first contact with the Draconian Empire was in the year 2290. The ship sent by the Draconians for the peace mission was a battlecruiser, as befitted a noble of Draconia, although (as agreed) its missile banks were empty and it was otherwise unarmed. However, both Draconian and UFP ships were caught in a neutron storm, damaging the UFP ship and destroying the Draconian ship’s communications systems. As a result, the Draconian ship was unable to respond to the Earth ship’s signals. The commander of the UFP ship saw what he perceived to be a battlecruiser bearing down on his crippled vessel and gave the order to attack, destroying the battlecruiser and triggering off a brief but bloody war in which millions of lives were lost. An uneasy peace was negotiated in the end, leading to two decades of cold war and the carving out of a frontier between the two empires.

In 2340, several incidents involving attacks on cargo freighters along their respective borders nearly led to the war turning hot once more, with both sides accusing the other of piracy and violating the frontier. These attacks turned out to be the work of the Orions and the two Empires joined forces to deal with the pirates.

Draconian Species Template
Attributes
  • Fitness 2(5)
  • Coordination 2(5)
    • Dexterity (+1)
  • Intellect 2(5)
    • Logic -1
  • Presence 2(5)
    • Empathy -1
    • Will Power (+1)
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Essence 0(5)
Skills
  • Culture: Draconian 2(3)
  • History: Draconian 1(2)
  • World Knowledge: Draconia 1(2)
  • Artistic Expression 1(2)
  • Athletics 2(3)
  • Science, Any 1(2)
Typical Traits
  • Language: Draconian (Fluent/R/W) (+4)
  • Code of Honor (Draconan) (-3)
  • Rapid Healing (+2)

Draconian

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