Yetani

Created by Glenn Moss.


Yetani
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.

Yetani
Attribute Dice: 12D
Dexterity 2D/4D
Knowledge 2D/3D
Mechanical 2D/3D
Perception 2D/4D
Strength 2D/6D
Technical 2D/3D

Move: 10

Physical Appearance and Structure
average size: 6'6"-8'0"
average mass: 350-550lbs
average lifespan: 250 years
reproduction: heterosexual, viviparous
body temperature: 85

Senses
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 prey.

Speech
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.

Special Abilities

Climbing Claws:
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.

Berserker Rage:
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 Point.

Story Factors:
Honor:

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 Wookie code.

Language:
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.

Enslaved:
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.

Reputation:
Yetani are widely regarded as fierce savages with short tempers. Most people will go out of their way not to enrage a Yetani.