Gelflings

Created by Gary Gygax.


Gelflings
Native to the planet Gygaxia the Gelfling race is somewhat human in appearance the only difference tends to be that they are shorter than most adult humans and that they have slightly pointed ears. The Gelflings have a longer lifespan than their human counterparts as they can live to be 200 years old, there is no chance for interbreeding between the two races as their genetic makeup are completely different. (Despite rumors otherwise...) The Gelflings tended to be something of a closed society and didn't mingle very often with off worlders, this led to their problems with the Empire. Due to their long lived nature and dedication to hard work the race was enslaved by the Empire and their home world was left decimated in the wake of their being rounded up. It was thought for a long time that the race was extinct, with Dinnen Baerne being the last of his kind. This turned out not to be the case as he discovered the slave pits where his people were being held and was able to free them. They have re-colonized their home world and are trying to rebuild their lives.

Gelflings
Attribute Dice: 12D
Dexterity 2D/4D+2
Knowledge 1D/3D
Mechanical 1D/3D
Perception 2D/4D
Strength 1D/4D
Technical 1D/3D

Move 10

Physical Appearance and Structure
average size: 5'0"-5'5"
average mass: 80-120lbs
average lifespan: 200 years
reproduction: heterosexual, viviparous
body temperature: 85

Senses
Gelflings have human level range senses and somewhat better night sight than a normal human does. Beyond that their senses are completely normal.

Speech
Gelflings have a variety of racial sub-languages that they speak inter-continental, they can speak basic and tend to do so with off worlders, leaving their language as something private and all their own.

Society and Customs
The Gelflings are known for their 'skill' with Bows, Swords and bo-staves. They are a closed, but close knit society. They tend to keep to themselves and tend towards slightly xenophobic attitudes when it comes to intermingling with other races. Their use of standard galactic technology has only come about in the last 200 years and they are still adapting to its use.

Special Abilities
The Gelflings get an additional +1D to Melee Combat and Melee Parry skills for every Die they place in that skill.

Story Factors:
Enslaved:

The Gelflings are a former slave race and will go to great lengths to combat this type of behavior.

Xenophobic:
The Gelflings are something of a closed race and tend not to interact to much with outside races especially in light of the problems that they've had with being enslaved.