Filvians are intelligent quadrupeds that evolved in the stark deserts of Filve. While they can survive the harsh conditions of the desert, they prefer the cooler temperatures found in the extreme regions of their world and on other planets. Their front two legs have dexterous three-toed feet, which they also use for tool manipulation (a Filvian can walk on two legs, but they are much slower when forced to move in this manner). They have a large water and fat-storage hump along their backs, as well as several smaller body glands that serve the same function and give their bodies a distinctive "bumpy" appearance. They have a covering of short, fine hair, which ranges from light brown to yellow or white in color.
Filvians are efficient survivors, capable of going as long as 30 standard days without food or water. They enjoy contact with other species and it is this desire to mingle with others that inspired the Filvians to construct an Imperial-class starport on their planet.
Once a primitive people, the Filvians have learned - and in some cases mastered - modern technology; computers in particcular. Filvian computer operators and repair techs are highly respected in their field, and many of the galaxy's most popular computer systems had Filvian programmers.
Filvians are good-natured, with a fondness for communication. They are eager to learn about others and make every effort to understand the perspectives of others. The Filvian government has made valiant efforts to placate the Empire, but it representatives would prefer to see the Old Republic return to power.
Attribute Dice: 10D
Attribute Minimums / Maximums:
DEXTERITY: 1D / 3D
KNOWLEDGE: 1D / 4D
MECHANICAL: 1D+1 / 4D+2
PERCEPTION: 1D / 3D
STRENGTH: 1D+2 / 4D
TECHNICAL: 2D / 5D+1
Size: 1.2 - 1.9 meters tall
Move: 8 / 10
Home world: Filve
As desert creatures, Filvians have great stamina. They automatically have +2D in stamina and survival: desert and can advance both skills at half the normal Character Point cost until they reach 8D, at which point they progress at a normal rate.
At the time of character creation only, the character receives 2D for every 1D placed in any Technical skills.
Filvians are attracted to new technology and unfamiliar machinery. When encountering new mechanical devices, Filvians must make a Moderate willpower roll (at a -1D penalty) or they will be unable to prevent themselves from examining the device.
Fear of the Empire:
Filvians are fearful of the Empire because of its prejudice against aliens.