Campaign of the Month: January 2012
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Nautolans are one of the sentient species native to the planet Glee Anselm. Their language, Nautila, evolved underwater and is heavily tied to pheromones. Out of water, Nautila loses much of its meaning. As a result, Nautolans learn another language, typically either Basic or Anselmian, the language of the Anselmi people, who are native to Glee Anselm’s land masses.
Even though they are aquatic, Nautolans have little difficulty living in climates that would be uncomfortable for other amphibians. They are a hardy species, due in part to the extra cartilage that supports their skeletal structures. Given their aquatic origins, they are excellent swimmers.
Personality: Nautolans are loyal and steadfast companions. They wear their moods on their proverbial sleeves, expressing both joy and despair with equal zeal. Though polite and civilized under most circumstances, Nautolans tend to reflect the moods of others around them. The tendrils on their heads sense the pheromones released by others. This can inadvertently affect a Nautolan’s disposition – for better or worse. Despite their peaceful nature, Nautolans are not above defending themselves.
Physical Description: Nautolans have thick green skin that is covered in dark, mottled spots. Their large, black eyes allow them to see well in dim light. Each Nautolan’s head is crowned by long tentacle-like tendrils, which the Nautolans decorate with leather bands, metal rings, or beaded ties.
Homeworld: Glee Anselm
Example Names: Hiskar Dorset, Kit Fisto, Ploss Niklos, Renko Losa, Rin Mako, Setel Yast
Adventurers: Nautolans crave adventure and are as likely to be nobles or scoundrels as they are to be scouts or soldiers. There have also been several notable Nautolan Jedi.
- Fitness 2(5)
- Vitality +1
- Coordination 2(5)
- Intellect 2(5)
- Logic -1
- Presence 2(5)
- Empathy +1
- Psi 0(5)
- Force 0(5)
- Essence 0(5)
- Culture: Nautolan 2(3)
- History: Nautolan 1(2)
- World Knowledge: Glee Anselm 1(2)
- Athletics (Swimming) 2(3)
- Craft: Any 1(2)
- Language: Nautila (Fluent/R/W) (+4)
Nautolans speak and read Nautila, but their language is pronounceable only underwater. On land, Nautila loses a great deal of detail, which most Nautolans find annoying. When out of water, Nautolans tend to speak Anselmian – learned from their non-amphibious neighbors, the Anselmi – or Galactic Basic, which serves them well enough when they travel throughout the galaxy.
- Language: Galactic Basic (Fluent/R/W) (+4)
- Amphibious (+2)
- Gills (+2)
- Night Vision (+2)
- Pheromonal Sensor (+0)
- Nautolans use their tendrils to sense others’ mood. They gain an additional die on all Empathy-based tests while in the water; the bonus is lost when out of water.