Rodian

Rodians hail from the Tyrius star system in the Mid Rim, their homeworld humid and choked with heavy rain forests teeming with dangerous life forms. In this hostile environment, the Rodians evolved into brutal hunters and killers to survive. As a result, Rodian culture centers on the concept of ‘the hunt’. Their art glorifies violence and the act of stalking prey; the more intelligent and dangerous a hunter’s prey, the more honorable the hunt. Rodians have numerous annual festivals that exist solely to honor such activities.

Since joining the rest of the galaxy’s space-faring species, the Rodians have come to view bounty hunting as the most honorable profession in existence, and many have found great success in this field.

Personality: Rodians tend to be violent, tenacious, and dedicated.

Physical Description: Humanoid, with multifaceted eyes, a tapered snout, and deep green skin, the average Rodian stands 1.6 meters tall.

Homeworld: The industrial world of Rodia

Languages: Rodians speak, read, and write Rodese and Basic, but many learn to speak Huttese as well

Example Names: Andoorni, Beedo, Chido, Doda, Greedo, Greeata, Kelko, Navik, Neela, Neesh, Wald

Adventurers: Rodian adventurers leave their homeworld to improve their skills, hoping to one day return and claim the title of Hunt Master. To this end, they take on roles that allow them to flex their hunting skills and increase their battle prowess, most commonly working as bounty hunters or mercenaries.

Rodian Species Template
Attributes
  • Fitness 2(5)
  • Coordination 3(6)
  • Intellect 2(5)
    • Perception +1
  • Presence 2(5)
    • Empathy -1
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Essence 0(5)
Skills
  • Culture: Rodian 2(3)
  • History: Rodian 1(2)
  • World Knowledge: Rodia 1(2)
  • Planetary Survival 1(2)
  • Tracking 2(3)
Typical Traits
  • Language: Rodese (Fluent/R/W) (+4)
  • Languange: Galactic Basic (Accented/R/W) (Can’t Speak) (+2)
  • Combat Reflexes (+2)

Cultural Item: Rodian Cryogen Whip

This simple coiled whip has an outer coating of flexible metal panels. The core of the whip circulates super-cooled chemicals that chill the outer panels. As the tip of the lash strikes a creature or object, the extreme cold of the metal panel causes a near-explosive chemical reaction that generates a stunningly cold blast and a loud crack.

Cultural Item: Rodian Longrifle

Native Rodians have built lightweight unting rifles for thousands of years to aid them in the hunt. In ancient times, these ‘longrifles’ were simple projectile weapons, slugthrowers crafted with extended rifle barrels that increased their range and accuracy. In modern times, Rodian weaponsmiths still make longrifles using time-honored techniques but power the weapons with more readily available blaster energy. A well-made longrifle is as much a piece of art as a deadly weapon. The long wooden stock bears abstract carvings meant to bring luck to the hunter, and the metal barrel is often covered with etchings depicting legendary Rodian epics.

Rodian longrifles require special training to use properly. They use normal blaster power packs, but each power pack only provides 25 shots before burning out. Longrifles are designed to kill or injure prey, and have no stun setting.

Rodian

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