Nikto

Widely recognized as a slave species of the Hutts, the Nikto have served their masters since before the founding of the Old Republic, proving to be cunning warriors in the Hutts’ battle with the legendary conqueror Xim the Despot. Wherever the Hutts are, the Nikto are never far behind. Because of their homeworld’s radioactive atmosphere, the Nikto have five distinct subspecies, each adapted to a specific type of terrain.

Personality: Although lacking in personal charisma, Nikto possess a single-minded tenacity that makes them excellent followers. Eons of enslavement by the Hutts have left them more comfortable with taking orders from their masters than with thinking on their feet.

Physical Description: Tough, leathery skin and a lack of extensive facial muscles limit the range of Nikto facial expression. Their deep black eyes further enhance their reptilian appearance. A Nikto’s subspecies can be determined by his or her skin tone and the presence of small spikes or horns.

Homeworld: Kintan, a radioactive planet located within Hutt space in the Outer Rim Territories

Languages: All Nikto learn to read, speak, and write their own Nikto language along with either Basic or Huttese

Example Names: Bok, Fi-Ek Sirch, Giran , Klaatu, Ma’kis’shaalas, Nysad, Wooof

Adventurers: Nikto have the tenacity to pursue any career, but their status as a slave species to the Hutts forces them into roles as guards and soldiers.

Esral’sa’Nikto (Mountain Nikto) Species Template

The blue-gray mountain Nikto have nose flaps through which they filter grit, dust, or dangerous fumes. Fins protrude from their cheeks and serve as their primary heaing organs. These fins also aid in temperature control, cooling the Nikto in the summer and flattening against the head to warm the Nikto in winter. Symmetricla neck cavities serve a similar purpose. The claws of a mountain Nikto are short and blunt, more suited to climbing rocks than trees.

Attributes
  • Fitness 3(5)
    • Strength +1
  • Coordination 2(5)
  • Intellect 2(5)
    • Logic -1
  • Presence 2(5)
    • Empathy -1
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(3)
  • Essence 0(5)
Skills
  • Culture: Nikto 2(3)
  • History: Nikto 1(2)
  • World Knowledge: Kintan 1(2)
  • Athletics (Climbing) 2(3)
  • Planetary Survival (Mountains) 2(3)
Typical Traits
  • Language: Nikto (Fluent/R/W) (+4)
  • Natural Armor 2 (+1)
  • Natural Weapons: Claws (+1)
  • Talent: Athletics (Climbing) (+2)
Gluss’sa’Nikto (Pale Nikto) Species Template

The pale Nikto range in color from white to gray, which helps them survive on the bleached rocky shores of the Gluss’elta Archipelago on Kintan. The pale Nikto have a ridge of small horns surrounding the eyes, as well as small fins similar to the large fins of the mountain Nikto. Pale Nikto make excellent sailors.

Attributes
  • Fitness 3(5)
    • Strength +1
    • Vitality +1
  • Coordination 2(5)
  • Intellect 2(5)
    • Logic -1
  • Presence 2(5)
    • Empathy -1
    • Willpower -1
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(3)
  • Essence 0(5)
Skills
  • Culture: Nikto 2(3)
  • History: Nikto 1(2)
  • World Knowledge: Kintan 1(2)
  • Athletics (Swimming) 2(3)
  • Craft: Any 2(3)
Typical Traits
  • Language: Nikto (Fluent/R/W) (+4)
  • Hold Breath (+1)
    • A pale Nikto can hold his breath for a number of rounds equal to 50 times his Vitality score before needing to make checks against drowning.
  • Natural Armor 2 (+1)
  • Talent: Athletics (Swimming) (+2)
Kadas’sa’Nikto (Green Nikto) Species Template

The Kadas’sa’Nikto are more commonly called green Nikto. They have scaly green hides, prominent brow ridges, and small horns surrounding the eyes. They lack the nose flap present in other races – evolving in the trees of Kintan’s dangerous forests alleviated the need to filter dust, while increasing the importance of the olfactory sense for hunting and survival. The green Nikto have visible, sensitive noses and claws suited for tree climbing.

Attributes
  • Fitness 3(5)
    • Strength +1
  • Coordination 2(5)
  • Intellect 2(5)
    • Logic -1
    • Perception +1
  • Presence 2(5)
    • Empathy -1
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(3)
  • Essence 0(5)
Skills
  • Culture: Nikto 2(3)
  • History: Nikto 1(2)
  • World Knowledge: Kintan 1(2)
  • Athletics (Climbing) 2(3)
  • Planetary Survival (Woodlands) 2(3)
Typical Traits
  • Language: Nikto (Fluent/R/W) (+4)
  • Excellent Chemoreception (+2)
  • Natural Armor 2 (+1)
Kajain’sa’Nikto (Red Nikto) Species Template

The Red Nikto are the most common Nikto subspecies. They have crimson skin and are at home in scorching deserts. Small horns jut from their brow and chin, while their nasal passages are protected by a thin permeable ‘nose flap’ that keeps out dust and desert grit. They gain extra oxygen and conserve moisture with the breathing tubes on their necks. Red Nikto can survive for up to a week without water.

Attributes
  • Fitness 3(5)
    • Strength +1
    • Vitality +1
  • Coordination 2(5)
  • Intellect 2(5)
    • Logic -1
  • Presence 2(5)
    • Empathy -1
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(3)
  • Essence 0(5)
Skills
  • Culture: Nikto 2(3)
  • History: Nikto 1(2)
  • World Knowledge: Kintan 1(2)
  • Athletics 1(2)
  • Craft: Any 1(2)
  • Planetary Survival (Desert) 2(3)
Typical Traits
  • Language: Nikto (Fluent/R/W) (+4)
  • Desert Dweller (+2)
    • Red Nikto can survive for up to a week before needing to make survival checks against thirst. They also receive an additional die on all Planetary Survival (Desert) tests.
  • Natural Armor 2 (+1)
M’shento’su’Nikto (Southern Nikto) Species Template

The southern Nikto have white, yellow, or orange skin. They lack the facial horns, ridges, and fins common to other Nikto subspecies. Instead, southern Nikto have evolved long, prominent breathing tubes on the backs of their heads. These tubes allow them to sense ultrasonic vibrations. Force adepts are more common among the southern Nikto than any other Nikto subspecies.

Attributes
  • Fitness 2(5)
  • Coordination 2(5)
    • Dexterity +1
  • Intellect 2(5)
    • Logic -1
    • Perception +1
  • Presence 2(5)
    • Empathy -1
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Essence 0(5)
Skills
  • Culture: Nikto 2(3)
  • History: Nikto 1(2)
  • World Knowledge: Kintan 1(2)
  • Athletics 2(3)
  • Craft: Any 2(3)
Typical Traits
  • Language: Nikto (Fluent/R/W) (+4)
  • Excellent Hearing (+2)
  • Natural Armor 2 (+1)

Cultural Item: Das’skar Hunting Mask

This mask, specifically created by the Hutts for their loyal Kadas’sa’Nikto hunters and bounty hunters, comes in two parts: an upper half that covers the eyes, nose, and temples, and a lower half that covers the wearer’s jaw and cheekbones. The two halves of the mask fit together perfectly, and either or both can be worn. The mask’s design usually incorporates aspects of some predatory beast, like horny ridges and teeth, adding to the wearer’s fierce appearance.

Although the das’skar mask was designed for Kadas’sa’Nikto hunters, with a shape that conforms to the facial structure of this particular Nikto subspecies, any similar-sized humanoid species can don the mask.

The upper half of the mask incorporates special light-enhancing lenses that give the wearer low-light vision. The lower half of the mask includes sensors that enhance the wearer’s ability to locate creatures by scent, providing a +2 bonus to track prey. Only wearers that have Excellent Chemoreception benefit from these sensors.

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