Campaign of the Month: January 2012
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The Kubaz are an intellectual species that places great importance on tact and decorum. Kubaz value art, music, and other forms of sophisticated entertainment, and they place great emphasis on traditions and the safekeeping of family. Off their homeworld, their love of decorum is often frustrated by the fact that they feed almost exclusively on insects. They do not recognize insectoid beings – including sapient insectoids – as anything but food sources.
Kubaz are rarely encountered away from their homeworld, since they have not developed interstellar space travel and must rely on other species to transport them. The Republic discouraged the Kubaz from developing hyperdrive technology until they learned to recognize the rights of sapient insectoids. The Empire maintained this policy, but the Kubaz grew increasingly eager to extend their knowledge of the galaxy during the Rebellion era and committed greater resources toward developing or acquiring hyperdrive technology. Meanwhile, the Empire used its vast intelligence resources to thwart the Kubaz society’s development efforts as part of its strategy to isolate alien species from Humans. Through propaganda, the Empire convinced the Kubaz that the Rebels were sabotaging their scientific efforts, leading many Kubaz to regard the Empire as their friend and ally.
Kubaz are social beings who like to know everything that’s happening around them. They are honest, forthright, persistent, and tenacious in their dealings with other species, sometimes to a fault. Due to their interest in art and information gathering, Kubaz occasionally become embroiled in shady operations such as art smuggling and spying. Like their mistreatment of insectoid beings, the Kubaz do not view such pursuits as unlawful or immoral.
The Kubaz have rough-textured green-black skin and bristly hair that grows from the top of their heads. Their eyes are very sensitive to red wavelengths of light; when away from their homeworld, they must wear protective lenses. The most striking feature of a Kubaz’s face is its short, prehensile trunk. Adult Kubaz stand between 1.7 and 2.0 meters tall.
Kubindi, a planet in the Ku’Bakai system, located in the Outer Rim.
Kubaz speak and read Kubazi, but they learn other languages quickly. When they speak Basic, they do so with a curious nasal sound.
Garindan, Lorindan, Shuzz, Tavvar Va’ran, Thwim, Totolaya, Zubindi Ebsuk
- Fitness 2(5)
- Strength -1
- Coordination 3(5)
- Dexterity +1
- Intellect 3(5)
- Perception +1
- Presence 3(5)
- Psi 0(5)
- Force 0(5)
- Essence 0(5)
- Charm 1(2)
- Culture, Kubaz 2(3)
- History, Kubaz 1(2)
- Streetwise 2(3)
- Surveillance 1(2)
- World Knowledge, Kubindi 1(2)
- Language: Kubazi (Fluent/Literate) (+4)
- Guileful (+1)
- Medical Remedy: Protective Eye Goggles (+3)
- Dismissive: Insectoid Races (-2)
- Light Sensitivity (-4)
- Specialized Diet: Insects (-1)