Liquid-based, shapeshifting lifeform native to the Gamma Quadrant of the Milky Way Galaxy. Their homeworld was, apparently, a rogue planet within the Omarion Nebula (which has since been rendered uninhabitable by the Obsidian Order and the Tal' Shiar in the Battle of the Omarion Nebula). A Changeling's natural state is its liquid form, which it must revert to every 16 hours in order to regenerate. Changelings can, however, take virtually any form , ranging from humanoid aliens to fog to reflective surfaces.
The Founders of the Dominion are Changelings, and make up the majority of the Dominion. Changelings prefer to think of themselves as a drop in the larger ocean. A Changeling, therefore, typically has no sense of individual identity. Being a liquid-based life-form, in order to link with other Changelings they simply revert to this state and the liquid blends together, creating a link between them. The Founders took the name "Changelings" as an act of defiance. Solids (mono-form humanoids) called them "Changelings" as an insult, but they took the name for themselves. Long ago, the Founders sent out 100 infant Changelings in order to gather information and explore, to return later and share what they have learned. The Founders did not expect any to return until the late-27th century. Odo and Laas were among the 100.
Attribute Dice: 12D
DEXTERITY 2D / 4D+2
KNOWLEDGE 3D / 4D
MECHANICAL 2D / 3D
PERCEPTION 2D / 5D
STRENGTH 2D / 3D+2
TECHNICAL 1D / 3D
Changelings can alter their appearance including changing skin color, hair and eye color as well height, but weight stays the same. The most that a Changelings can shift his or her height up to 50%. All changes take a round to complete and the player gains +3D on all disguise rolls for the purposes of using this power.
Once every sixteen hours, must revert to fluid form, much like humans sleep at night--though "sleeps" in a bucket.
The Changelings are considered to be a mythical race of beings, no one is sure that they even exist or where they come from. There are many different names for their race and any of the following are considered to be a correct nomenclature for the race: The Changelings, Shi'ido, Protean, Durlan, Wraiths (Or Dire Wraith) as well as Skrulls and Clawdites. Anyone failing a Perception check will disbelieve in the existence of the Changeling and will further go about making excuses who what they just saw or were told.
Those who discover the true nature of the Changeling in the presence will immediately begin to grow distrustful of them despite the fact that they may or may not have done any thing to rise their ire. This is largely due to the fact that Changelings are secretive about the existence and often times their identity.
Size: 1.5-2.0 meters tall
History in the Kilb-iverse:
This race is shadowed in the mists of time. No one knows for certain how long they've been around or even where they came from. The mutt Squad encountered two shape-shifters in their adventures. One was a Sith trained Dark Jedi that impersonated Kae' Caballa, they never discovered his name nor did they ever catch him. The other was their fellow teammate Tuval, a Changeling that lived amongst the Vulcans for a time taking on their form and their ways.