Xelatian

Xelatians are a sapient cephalopoid species native to the aquatic planet Xelata. Their body is 1.2m in length and possesses four meter-long manipulatory tentacles. They have no means of locomotion on land, so they wear antigravity harnesses to get around. Xelatians are mute and communicate with each other by a combination of telepathy and bioluminescence, but are capable of understanding spoken languages. Their skins are not well suited to life in the open air, and must immerse themselves in water every 7 hours to avoid drying out. They wear a UV luminescent visor over their one large eye-spot and are rarely seen without a cloak which serves both to simulate a generally humaniform appearance and to retain moisture on their skin. What appears to be a mop of unruly greenish hair is actually a swatch of native seaweed worn over the breathing slits, moistening the air and masking ‘dry’ scents.

Xelatian Species Template
Attributes
  • Fitness 1(5)
  • Intellect 2(5)
  • Coordination 3(5)
  • Presence 2(5)
  • Psi 2(5)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Essence 0(5)
Skills
  • Athletics (Swimming) 2(3)
  • Culture, Xelatian 2(3)
  • History, Xelatian 1(2)
  • Science, Any 1(2)
  • World Knowledge, Xelata 1(2)
  • Projective Telepathy 2
Typical Traits
  • Language: Xelatian (Fluent/Literate) (+4)
  • Language Ability (+2)
  • Medical Remedy: Antigrav Harness (+2)
  • Medical Problem: Must immerse in water every 7 hours (-1)
  • Physical Impairment: Mute (-1)
  • Physical Impairment: No Legs (-2)
  • Poor Sight (-2)
Notes

Xelatians appeared in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in the Federation Council Chamber. This write-up is a conversion of the FASA statistics published in the Star Trek IV Sourcebook.

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