T'sa

Physical Structure: T’sa are small, lithe reptilian beings with wiry musculature and impressive crests rising from the back of their skulls. They are covered in scales of varying sizes, largest on their backs. They come in a variety of colors, including brown, green and dark red. They have only two large toes on their feet, but have three fingers and an opposable thumb on each hand. Their slender tails often lash about behind them.

Senses: T’sa vision, hearing, smell and taste are very close to human levels. Because of their scaly skin, T’sa are less sensitive to touch than many other sapients.

Speech: T’sa are capable of learning human languages and similar tongues, though they speak with a distinctive ‘accent’. Their native language includes growls and hisses which Humans and other sapients may find difficult to properly reproduce.

Society & Customs: The T’sa are incredibly social creatures. They are naturally gregarious and cheerful as well as insatiably curious. T’sa are quick to make friends and greatly prefer social groupings to solitude and teams to individual efforts.

Because of their driving curiosity and technological aptitude, T’sa interstellar society is quite advanced despite the relatively short time they have had the capacity to reach other stars. Given time, they could easily surpass other sapient species and leave them behind, but the social nature of the T’sa leads them to share their discoveries so that their friends can stay with them.

The always-moving T’sa are known for getting into trouble, not out of some perverse desire for difficulty, but because they obey their inborn imperative to find things out. They often rely on friends to hold cooler heads and keep them out of hot water. This is a display of trust by the T’sa toward those they call friends and allies.

Attitudes: The T’sa are not generally a violent species, preferring interaction and diplomacy to win over others. Though they seem naive to some, the T’sa never give up hope in any situation. They welcome contact from sapients of any species, though they do tend to prefer relations with the less violence-prone.

Because of their dislike of being alone, the T’sa will readily form friends with almost anyone who will put up with their fidgeting and rapid-fire stream of talk. The T’sa are not naive, though their childlike energy may make them seem so; they will recognize a bad person as such. They just like being around others so much that they’ll give almost anyone a chance. As friends and allies they are enthusiastic and loyal, dedicated to preserving their social groupings.

Their uncanny knack with mechanical systems means T’sa will often seek a mechanical approach to a problem, rather than force or diplomacy. Obviously, if a situation has no mechanical solution, the T’sa will resort to other methods, but if a way can be found to apply technology to a problem, the T’sa will find it.

T’sa Species Template

Attributes
  • Fitness 2(5)
  • Coordination 2(5)
    • Dexterity +1
  • Intellect 2(5)
    • Logic +1
  • Presence 2(5)
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Essence 0(5)
Skills
  • Culture, T’sa 2(3)
  • Diplomacy 1(2)
  • Engineering, Systems (Jury Rigging) 2(3)
  • History, T’sa 1(2)
  • World Knowledge, T’sa 1(2)
Typical Traits
  • Language: T’sa (Fluent/Literate) (+4)
  • Engineering Aptitude (+3)
  • Excellent Chemoreception (+1)
  • High Metabolism (+1)
  • Natural Armor 5 (+2)
  • Night Vision (+2)
  • Swift (+2)
  • Inconvenient Size: Small (-1)
  • Inquisitive (-2)
  • Poor Sense: Sight (-1)
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