The Kig-yar are an avian species which serve the Covenant as mercenaries, and later the Covenant Loyalists. Humans have termed these creatures Jackals, as they are known for their swiftness, viciousness and dexterity.

Personality: Jackals have little status in the Covenant hierarchy, and are subservient to all but the Grunts. Although they technically stand as equals with the Grunts, the reality is that Jackals are usually in an elevated position. While the other races consider the Grunts beneath notice, the Jackals are often purposefully cruel to them in order to assure themselves of their own superiority.

Physical Description: Kig-yar stand 1.8m tall on average, and are vaguely avian in appearance, with feather-like quills on their heads and arms on males and calloused plates on females for protection from males during mating, and bird-like feet with talons.

Homeworld: Eayn is the Jackal homeworld and a satellite of the planet Chu’ot. Its primary moon is Y’Deio. The gravity is about 0.875 G, with an Earth-like atmosphere and environment.

Language: Kig-yar

Example Names: Chur’R-Yar, Zhar, Bok, Jak

Adventurers: Kig-yar have a long pre-Covenant history of conflict and specifically, piracy. Kig-yar may be found as mercenaries, pirates, bodyguards, thugs, etc.

Kig-Yar Species Template
  • Fitness 2(5)
  • Coordination 3(5)
  • Intellect 2(5)
    • Perception +1
  • Presence 2(5)
    • Empathy -2
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Essence 0(5)
  • Culture, Covenant 2(3)
  • History, Covenant 1(2)
  • Weapon, Any Melee 2(3)
  • World Knowledge, Eayn 1(2)
Typical Traits
  • Language: Kig-Yar (Fluent/Literate) (+4)
  • Language: Covenant Standard (Accented/Literate) (+3)
  • Combat Reflexes (+2)
  • Excellent Sight (+2)
  • Natural Weapon, Bite 1+1d (+2)
  • Natural Weapon, Talon 1 (+1)
  • Night Vision (+2)


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