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Aqualish

The Aqualish are amphibious humanoids native to The Mid Rim world of Ando. Three breeds of Aqualish exist- the Aquala (Widely considered the "Baseline" Aqualish), the Quara, and the Ualaq. The three strains are generally similar in appearance and in all their traits, but the Quara and Ualaq have claw-like hands with five digits whereas the Aquala have fins. The Ualaq are set apart by the fact that they have four eyes instead of two.

The Aqualish hold no beings in greater contempt than those who belong to a different subspecies than themselves- Aquala hate the Quara and the Ualaq, the Quara hate the Aquala and Ualaq, and the Ualaq hate the Aquala and the Quara. Each strain views the others as inferior and weak. Since Quara and Ualaq can more easily use Equipment designed for the general galactic population, they are more frequently encountered away from Ando than the Aquala.

Aqualish Characteristics Edit

Personality: The Aqualish admire strength and are openly contemptuous and hostile toward the weak. It is customary and accepted social behavior for an Aqualish to be pushy and belligerent toward people he or she is interacting with for the first time. If the individual does not stand up to them, the Aqualish assumes the other being is weak and continues to bully him or her.

Physical Description: Aqualish are tusked, walrus-faced humanoids with skin ranging in color from dark green or blue to deep russet or black. Members of the Ualaq subspecies have four eyes instead of two. Adult Aqualish stand between 1.8 and 2 meters tall.

Average Height/Weight: A typical Aqualish stands at 1.9 meters tall and weighs 55 kilograms.

Age Groups: Aqualish age at the following stages:

CHILD YOUNG ADULT ADULT MIDDLE AGE OLD VENERABLE
1-11 Years 12-16 Years 17-50 Years 51-69 Years 70-79 Years 80+ Years

Homeworld: Ando, a Mid Rim water planet dotted with swampy islands and rocky outcroppings on which the Quara, Ualaq, and Aquala make their homes.

Languages: Aqualish speak, read, and write both Basic and Aqualish. The Quara, Ualaq, and Aquala have slightly different dialects of Aqualish, but have no trouble understanding one another.

Example Names: Calfta, Bongi, Carn'ar, Gondara, Gunda Mabin, Korai-tae, Po Nudo, Ponda Baba, Undra Lagor, Yada Munda.

Adventurers: Aqualish heroes are typically Scoundrels or Soldiers. Force-using Aqualish are rare.

Aqualish Species Traits Edit

Aqualish share the following Species Traits:

  • Ability Modifiers: Aqualish receive a +2 bonus to their Constitution, but suffer -2 penalties to both Wisdom and Charisma. Aqualish are hardy and fit, but are brash and brutish compared to others.
  • Medium Size: As Medium creatures, Aqualish have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
  • Speed: Aqualish have a base speed of 6 squares.
  • Bonus Feat: Rugged and resilient, Aqualish gain Toughness as a bonus Feat.
  • Breathe Underwater: As amphibious creatures, Aqualish can't drown in water.
  • Expert Swimmer: A Aqualish may choose to reroll any Swim check, but the result of the reroll must be accepted, even if it is worse. In addition, a Aqualish may choose to Take 10 on Swim checks, even when distracted or threatened.
  • Automatic Languages: All Aqualish can speak, read, and write both Aqualish and Basic.

Homebrew Aqualish Subspecies Edit

Homebrew Reference Book: Clone Wars Saga Edition Fan Sourcebook - Bounty Hunters & Mercenaries (Part 1)

You gain an additional benefit, based on your Aqualish subspecies.

  • Aquala: Aquala Aqualish have finned hands, making them the strongest swimmers of all Aqualish. Aquala Aqualish gain a swim speed of 2 squares.
  • Kyuzo: Kyuzo are a subspecies of Aqualish that adapted over time on the world of Phatrong. Known for their incredible athleticism and agility, a Kyuzo Aqualish may choose to reroll any Acrobatics check, but the result of the reroll must be accepted even if it is worse. Acrobatics is always a Trained Skill for Kyuzo Aqualish.
  • Quara: The Quara are the most obstinate of Aqualish, and unfortunately the most commonly encountered in the galaxy. Aqualish can use their Strength modifier instead of their Charisma modifier for Persuasion checks made to Intimidate others.
  • Ualaq: The Ualaq have been mutated by radiation, and have grown an additional pair of eyes. Ualaq Aqualish ignore Concealment (Including Total Concealment) from darkness. However, they cannot perceive colors in total darkness.
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