Campaign of the Month: January 2012
Star Trek Late Night
Long ago, the Ubese were a peaceful species, content in the paradise of their garden planets. This changes when they encounter Old Republic scouts who seduce them with the power and might of advanced technology. Obsessed by these wonders, the Ubses devote their resources to the development of these technologies. As they succeed, they become worried about aggression from rival systems, so they develop weapon technology, dipping into dangerous devices banned throughout the galaxy. Fearing these weapons in the hands of a decidedly unstable population, the Old Republic makes a preemptive strike against the Ubese to destroy weapons facilities and halt their aggression. The attacks inadvertently detonate those same weapons, resulting in a widespread contamination of all Ubese worlds and the near extinction of the Ubese race.
The only survivors are those on Uba IV, who struggle to subsist in the ashes of their civilization. The attacks, coupled with the Old Republic’s unwillingness to assist the beleaguered people, breed resentment and hatred toward the rest of the galaxy. After thousands of years, the Ubese nurse their animosity until the recover enough to begin again. The Ubses slowly emerge from their world, selling their services as mercenaries and bounty hunters, gaining a name for themselves as merciless warriors who are not above any tactic as long as they get the job done.
Personality: Ubese are aggressive and warlike. They blame all outsiders for the loss of their civilization, so resentment and disgust consume Ubese. They reserve their hate for the Jedi in particular, seeing them as responsible for their loss.
Physical Description: The Ubese are a species of graceful near-Humans; they are uniformly slender and frail. Acclimation to their toxic atmospheres prevents Ubese from breathing the air of other planets, so they are forced to wear body suits and breathing apparatuses. Beneath this equipment, Ubses are hairless, with pleasant features, fair skin, and bright green or blue eyes. They have exotic features with narrow faces and overlarge eyes set above high cheekbones.
The Ubese cannot produce sounds above a harsh whisper, so they rely on voice modulators to communicate. Among their own kind, they use a complex language of hand signals, allowing them to exchange information and ideas in silence.
Homeworld: The Ubese hail from Uba IV, the only living planet in a remote section of the Mid Rim Territories.
Language: Ubese speak Basic and Ubese. They also use a special language of hand signals and gestures called Ubeninal.
Example Names: Boushh, Dazaks, Kabrak, Norouhj, Savax, Torhhks
Adventurers: Ubese adventurers are uncommon at best, considering the obstacles they must overcome to survive and their reliance on technology to survive off-world. Those that manage to make it work are mercenaries and bounty hunters, scouts and soldiers who hire themselves out to anyone who meets their price. Even though they are no strangers to the Force, no Ubese are known to have become Jedi.
- Fitness 2(5)
- Vitality -1
- Coordination 2(5)
- Dexterity +1
- Reaction +1
- Intellect 2(5)
- Presence 2(5)
- Psi 0(5)
- Force 0(5)
- Essence 0(5)
- Culture: Ubese 2(3)
- History: Ubese 1(2)
- World Knowledge: Uba III/Uba IV 1(2)
- Craft: Any 1(2)
- Personal Equipment: Environmental Suit 1(2)
- Planetary Survival 2(3)
- Choose One of:
- Armorer: Any 1(2)
- Engineering: Material (Environmental Suit) 1(2)
- Language: Ubese (Fluent/R/W) (+4)
- Language: Ubeninal (Fluent) (+3)
- Ubese have their own language (Ubese); however, their vocal cords do not produce speech above a rasping whisper sound, so they use a highly refined form of sigh language (Uneninal) when communicating with other Ubese.
- Language: Galactic Basic (Accented/R/W) (+3)
- Medical Problem: Environmental Adaptation (-2)
- Ubese cannot tolerate the atmospheres of other worlds and must rely on breath masks to survive. Without a breath mask, an Ubese begins to suffocate.
- Medical Remedy: Environmental Suit (+2)
- When not on their homeworld, Ubese wear environmental suits to stave off the hazards found on other planets as well as to hide their appearance. The suit also includes a voice modulator to emulate the voice of a male or female or to mask the Ubese’s gender.
- Intolerant: Non-Ubese (-3)
This rugged suit is designed to protect its wearer from weapons and radiation poisoning. Each suit is customized to serve the needs of its original Ubese owner; for instance, some suits incorporate hidden weapons, while others come equipped with jetpacks.
An Ubese environmental suit resembles an armored flight suit, with the added benefit of providing resistance against radiation. The suit’s helmet nullifies the harmful effects of flash canisters, provides protection against stun effects, and includes a voice modulator that can be adjusted to emulate a male, female, or digitally distorted ‘genderless’ voice.
Any Ubese environmental suit typically conceals the gender of the wearer due to the way it is constructed.