Thanagarians

Created by Gardner Fox.


Thanagarians
Orbiting the Polaris sun in the Umbral sector of the known universe, Thanagar is populated by a winged humanoid race which evolved and developed a highly technological civilization in which war has been rare and crime virtually unknown since the planet’s early years. Having exhausted all challenges at home, the Thanagarians turned their attention to the stars, developing sophisticated space flight embarking on a concerted program of interstellar exploration. What they found was a lot of races that were less advanced than them and rather than trying to live in peace and harmony with these races the Thanagarians took to Imperialism. They declared numerous planets as protectorates of Thanagar and strip mined those planets of natural resources and life forms transporting them back to Thanagar for both pleasure and profit to work as slaves in the ghettos in the ‘under cities’. The slaves and alien off worlders in the ghettos suffer through the worst treatment having to deal with filth, disease and poverty.

After the beginning of the clone wars, the Thanagarians, who had sided with Palpatine, found themselves on the outs when he turned his attention to their planet. The masters became no better than the slaves and the Thanagarians finally learned what it was like to be enslaved. After the battle of Endor Paren Hol rallied the Thanagarians and reformed their government. He established the elite Wingmen, a specialized branch of the military. The Thanagarians have made strives to distance themselves from the atrocities they committed during their years of Imperialism.

It should be noted that the Thanagarians are also known as 'the Aeon', the difference in name comes from the Empire who changed their name when they enslaved the race. ‘Aeon’ is generally thought of as a derogatory slang by the Thanagarians.

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

Move-10 walking, 12-16 Flying.

Physical Appearance and Structure
average size: 5'0"-6'0"
average mass: 80-150 lbs
average lifespan: 110 years
reproduction: heterosexual, viviparous
body temperature: 96

Senses
The Thanagarians senses are all within the human range with the exception of their eyesight which is much better than average humans.

Speech
Thanagarians can speak basic although they prefer their own native tongue.

Society and Customs
Thanagarians are beings of few words and great action. They tend to be brutal and destructive when engaged in a war against their designated foes.

Special Abilities:
Winged Flight:

The Thanagarians can fly by means of natural wings which span sixteen feet from wingtip to wingtip. Fully feathered like a birds, the wings have a very flexible skeletal structure, enabling them to compress them to the back of their torso and legs with only the slightest bulge visible under a large cloak They can reach heights of 10,000 feet with little effort and have a normal cruising speed averages around 70 miles per hour (112 kph), though they are capable of diving swoops that reach up to 180 miles per hour (290 kph). In game terms their movement in the air can be as low as a 12 and as high as a 16.

Enhanced Sight:
+2D to all medium and long range sight rolls.

Aerial Adaptation:
The Thanagarians entire anatomy is naturally adapted to flying. Their bones are hollow like birds, making them weigh far less than usual for a human of their build. Their bodies are virtually devoid of fat and possesses greater proportionate muscle mass than an ordinary human does. Their eyes are specially adapted to withstand high-speed winds which would hurt the average human eye. They possess a special membrane in their respiratory system enabling them to extract oxygen from the air at high velocities or altitudes.

Story Factors:
Reputation:

Thanagarians are fierce warriors and will back their threats of violence with action at the drop of a hat. Once they engage in war nothing short of a total surrender will get them to stop.

Unique Status:
The Thanagarians have been both slave masters and slaves and as such have a unique status in that they hate slavery and for the most part will fight against it and that they aren't very trusted by other races who just naturally assume that the Thanagarians are there to enslave them.