Trianii have inadvertantly become a major thorn in the side of the Corporate Sector Authority. The Trianii evolved from feline ancestors, with semi-prehensile tails and sleek fur. They have a wide range of coloration. They have excellent balance, eyesight, and hunting instincts. Trianii females are generally stronger, faster and more dexterous than the males, and their society is run by tribunals of females called yu'nar.
Much of their female-dominated society is organized around their religious ways. Dance, art, music, literature, even industry and commerce, revolve around their religious beliefs. In the past, they had numerous competing religions, ranging from fertility cults to large hierarchical orthodoxies. These diverse religions peaceably agreed upon a specific moral code of conduct and beliefs, building a religious coalition that has lasted for thousands of years.
Most Trianii are active in the traditional faith of their family and religious figures are held in great regard. Tuunac, current prefect of the largest Trianii church, has visited several non-Trianii worlds to spread their message of peace.
Trianii are fiercely independent and self-reliant. Never content with what they have, they are driven to explore. They have established colonies in no less than six systems, including Brochiib, Pypin, Ekibo, and Fibuli. Trianii colonies are completely independent civilizations, founded by people seeking a different way of life.
The Trianii controlled their space in peace. Then, the Corporate Sector Authority expanded toward Trianii space. By most reckoning, with tens of thousands of systems to be exploited, the Authority need never have come into conflict with the Trianii. Such thinking ignores greed, the principle upon which the Authority was founded.
The Authority has always appreciated the wisdom of letting others do the hard work, then swooping down to steal the profits. With these worlds already explored and studied, there was the opportunity to use the colonists' work for the Authority's benefit.
The Authority tried to force the Trianii to leave, but the colonists fought back. Eventually, the famed Trianii Rangers, the independent space force of the Trianii people, interceded. Their efforts have slowed the predations of the Authority, but the conflicts have continued. The Authority recently annexed Fibuli, possibly triggering was between the Trianii and the Authority. The Empire has remained apart from this conflict.
Attribute Dice: 12D
Attribute Minimums / Maximums:
DEXTERITY: 2D+1 / 4D
KNOWLEDGE: 2D / 4D
MECHANICAL: 1D+1 / 4D
PERCEPTION: 2D / 4D
STRENGTH: 2D / 4D+2
TECHNICAL: 1D+1 / 4D+2
Size: 1.5 - 2.2 meters
Move: 12 / 14
Source: Alien Encounters p.157-158
Female Physical Superiority:
At the time of character creation only, female Trianii characters may add +1 to both Dexterity and Strength after allocating attribute dice.
At the time of character creation only, all Trianii characters get +2D bonus skill dice to add to Dexterity skills.
+2D to all actions involving climbing, jumping, acrobatics, or other actions requiring balance.
Trianii have limited use of their tails. They have enough control to move light objects (under three kilograms), but the control is not fine enough to move heavier objects or perform fine manipulation (for example, aim a weapon).
The claws of the Trianii inflict STR+1D damage.
Time to use: One round. This is the skill of tumbling jumping and other complex movements. This skill is often used in sports and athletic competitions, or as part of dance. Characters making acrobatics rolls can also reduce falling damage. The difficulty is based on the distance fallen.