The Yetani are a race of Wookie like creatures that reside on the planet
Greea. Much like their Wookie cousins the Yetani are technologically adept yet
live in a rustic setting. The main difference between the races seem to be that
the Wookies come from a arboreal planet and live in trees while the Yetani come
from a bitterly cold, glacier planet where they live in geothermal heated caves.
Attribute Dice: 12D
Physical Appearance and Structure
average size: 6'6"-8'0"
average mass: 350-550lbs
average lifespan: 250 years
reproduction: heterosexual, viviparous
body temperature: 85
The Yetani are hunters and gather their food much in the same way that
Wookies do, by using their keen senses and foraging in the woods / jungles for
The Yetani voice box is incapable of producing basic, their language consists
mostly of growls, howls and grunts much like their Wookie cousins.
Society and Customs
The Yetani are a very tribal people, they have close knit families and
gatherings. They worship the Force as 'The Great Life Spirit.
Yetani have retractable climbing claws which are used for climbing only. They
add +2D to their climbing skill while using the skills. Any Yetani who
intentionally uses his claws in hand-to-hand combat is automatically considered
dishonorable by other members of his species, possibly to be hunted down -
regardless of the circumstances.
If a Yetani becomes enraged (the character must believe himself or those to whom
he has pledged a life debt to be in immediate, deadly danger) the character gets
a +2D bonus to Strength for the purposes of causing damage while brawling (the
character's brawling skill is not increased). The character also suffers a -2D
penalty to all non-Strength attribute and skill checks (minimum 1D). When trying
to calm down from a berserker rage while enemies are still present, the Yetani
must make a Moderate Perception total. The Yetani rolls a minimum of 1D for the
check (therefore, while most Yetani are enraged, they will normally have to
roll a 6 with their Wild Die to be able to calm down). Please note that this
penalty applies to enemies.
After all enemies have been eliminated, the character must only make an Easy
Perception total (with no penalty) to calm down.
Yetani player characters must be careful when using Force Points while in
berserker rage. Since the rage is clearly based on anger and aggression, using
Force Points will almost always lead to the character getting a Dark Side Point.
The use of the Force Point must be wholly justified not to incur a Dark Side
The Yetani, like the Wookies, are honor-based bound. They are fierce warriors
with a great deal of pride and they can be rage-driven, cruel, and unfair - but
they have a code of honor. They do not betray their species - individually or as
a whole. They do not betray their friends or desert them. They may break the
"law," but never their code. The Yetani Code of Honor is as stringent as the
Like Wookies, the Yetani cannot speak Basic, but they all understand it. Nearly
always, they have a close friend who they travel with who can interpret for
them...though a Yetani's intent is seldom misunderstood.
Even after the defeat of the Empire, almost all Yetani were enslaved by the
Empire, and there was a substantial bounty for the capture of "free" Yetani.
Yetani are widely regarded as fierce savages with short tempers. Most people
will go out of their way not to enrage a Yetani.