Seshayan

Physical Structure: Sesheyans are probably the most alien-looking of the known sapient species. Their large, wedge-shaped heads have eight eyes and large bat-like ears, and their slender, almost hunched bodies sprout great diaphanous wings that can extend as much as six meters in span. Both their wings and the fan-shaped organs at the end of their whipcord tails fold when not in use. Sesheyans have only three digits on their hands (two fingers and an opposable thumb) and have an ungainly walk when on the ground. Their skins are a mottle of green, gray and brown.

Senses: Sesheyan eyesight covers a range just slightly more broad than Human, but is most acute at either extreme, in the farthest red and violet bands, touching on infrared and ultraviolet. Because of their forest-hunter origins, they also have acute hearing. Otherwise their senses are close to Human.

Speech: Sesheyans are capable of learning all Human and similar languages with some effort. Their own normal language includes hoots, trills, clicks and growls that may be difficult for Humans and near-Humans to produce.

Society & Customs: The Sesheyans come from a primitive hunter culture that has been forced into contact with galactic society. Sesheyan psychology still revolves around the hunt; they are patient and observant, seeming a bit detached to outsiders. Their social customs revere life, both predator and prey, and the rhythms and cycles of the natural order. They respect skill and prowess, but are dedicated to never taking more than they need from the environment.

Sesheyans as a whole are unfamiliar with advanced technology. Those few who wander the stars have learned to handle such things, but are still somewhat uncomfortable with anything beyond simple tools and their own skills. They often regard highly-advanced tech as magical and those who use it to be wizards or shamans. Sesheyans prefer primitive melee weapons, such as knives, and will sometimes use primitive ranged weapons such as slings or bows.

Attitudes: The Sesheyans are simultaneously awed by and suspicious of those species who move among the stars. Sesheyan faith in their own dominance of the natural order has been shattered by these aliens from beyond their world, and they are both fascinated and repelled by those who seem to have transcended nature. It will take some time for the Sesheyans to develop deeper opinions.

Seshayan Species Template

Attributes
  • Fitness 2(5)
  • Coordination 3(5)
  • Intellect 2(5)
    • Perception +1
  • Presence 2(5)
    • Empathy -1
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Essence 0(5)
Skills
  • Culture, Seshayan 2(3)
  • Fly 2(3)
  • History, Seshayan 1(2)
  • Planetside Survival (Forest) 2(3)
  • Weapon, Any Melee 1(2)
  • World Knowledge, Seshaya 1(2)
Typical Traits
  • Language: Seshayan (Fluent/Literate) (+4)
  • Blends In: Forest (+1)
  • Excellent Hearing (+2)
  • Flight (+5)
  • Night Vision (+2)
  • Disturbing (-2)
  • Light Sensitive (-2)
  • Primitive (-5)

Seshayan

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