The Heli’quice

Created by Keith A. Kilburn.


The Heli’quice (Hell-la-Kaash)
The Heli’quice are cannibalistic insect race known expansionist views and devouring all those they dominate. They have been nicknamed the 'Harrowers' by the Empire and are considered to be enemies of all sentient races with standing kill on sight orders having been issued after they devoured the last Imperial ambassador that was sent in to negotiate with them. 

Attribute Dice: 12D
Dexterity 2D/3D
Knowledge 2D/4D
Mechanical 1D/3D
Perception 2D/5D
Strength 2D/4D+2
Technical 1D/3D

Move: 10

Physical Appearance and Structure
average size: 3'5"-6'5"
average mass: 180-450lbs
average lifespan: 50 years
reproduction: heterosexual, viviparous
body temperature: 87

Senses
The senses of the Heli’quice are comparable to that of any of the other insectoid Mantid-related races.


Speech
The Heli’quice
have their own native language and they are incapable of speaking basic.

Society and Customs
The Heli’quice have a hive minds, they follow a regional queen who in turn gets her marching orders from an Over-queen, the Heli'quice rely greatly on biological constructs of their own making as they have difficulty processing oxygen rich environments like those that would support human life forms. What technology they do have comes from races that have been 'assimilated' or digested by them and converted to their use in the aftermath.

Special Abilities

The Heli’quice are a hive mind and are force sensitive but think nothing of eating their neighbor, his family as well as any pets they may have. Through the Queen-Mother's assimilation of other races she is able to absorb skills and disseminate them to her drones as she sees fit..

Story Factors:
Outlaw and Kill on Sight:

The Heli’quice have standing orders against them from the Imperials to kill on sight, they have been branded as insurgents and separatists.

Displaced People:
The Heli’quice are a displaced race, with their home world of Helk’laati , having long since been lost to the ravages of the Empire. There are fewer than 50,000,000 Heli’quice left in the universe.

Technologically ignorant:
The Heli’quice are not technology progressed beyond simple slug-throwers and primitive weapons ordinarily, in the last sixty-five years they've done a lot of catching up with the rest of the universe.

History:
The Heli’quice are a insectoid race from the planet Helk'latti on the outer fringes of known space, their encounter with the Imperials is somewhat legendary as they attacked a defeated a large enough Imperial force that Grand Admiral Thrawn was given momentary pause before ordering the complete extermination of the race. Any race that they have encountered simply becomes food for the Heli'quice drones or their queen mother. Imperial forces in the Bakorn system trapped the Heli'quice in the Torajii sector using grav-well generators and an intricately made satellite alarm system which Ferb Korseg turned into an oversized starship garage door opener to allow their refugees a place to live on Torajii giving them acess to the planet and allowing them to come and go from the sector. Once the Heli’quice discovered that someone had the ability to come and go from the sector they began searching for their newly discovered neighbors before the members of the 284th came into conflict with them. Through sheer cunning, sufficently applied violence and the death of an Over-queen Doc Horton used the Force to assume control of the hive mind and strand them on New Helk'latti, it remains to be seen if the Heli’quice will escape their prison planet or not...