Homebrew Reference Book: Clone Wars Saga Edition Fan Sourcebook - Species
The Equani are a very large Species evolved from predators on their homeworld of Equanus. Though most Equani appear incredibly large and fierce, they tend to be gentle-souled beings more interested in high culture. As a species, they are incredibly adept at sensing emotions, and many put this ability to work in various fields such as psychology. Unfortunately, just before the Clone Wars, a mysterious solar flare incinerated all life on Equanus, leaving the Species represented by only the few thousand Equani that were off-world at the time. The Species’ extinction is considered imminent, and in the wake of the Clone Wars’ eruption, many theories have surfaced regarding the destruction of the empathic Species; ranging from Republic super-laser weapon tests to a number of other conspiracy theories.
Equani Characteristics Edit
Personality: Equani are usually reserved, compassionate and understanding toward others. They are excellent listeners and well known for dispensing good advice, traits that make them excellent minders, or psychologists.
Physical Description: Equani, while only around two meters tall, are incredibly large-bodied. Their bulk is covered in short-pale fur ranging from browns to blondes and grays. Their eyes are very large, and always match the color of their fur. Their mouths are also large, filled with double-rows of sharp teeth. Their hands end in four fingers with small claws.
Average Height/Weight: A typical Equani stands at 2 meters tall and weighs about 100 kilograms.
Age Groups: Equanis age at the following stages:
|CHILD||YOUNG ADULT||ADULT||MIDDLE AGE||OLD||VENERABLE|
|1-12 Years||13-18 Years||19-37 Years||38-55 Years||56-84 Years||85+ Years|
Languages: Equani speak and read Basic. Equani voices are low and smooth, considered very calming.
Example Names: Klo Merit, Roni Kath, Tuan Ko.
Adventurers: Equani encountered off-world are almost always Nobles or Scoundrels, often working in some capacity where their empathic abilities prove invaluable. While there is not a strong tradition of Equani Jedi, all Equani are incredibly empathic and open to The Force.
Equani Species Traits Edit
Equani share the following Species Traits:
- Ability Modifiers: All Equani receive a +2 bonus to their Charisma. Equani can easily see what effect their words have on those around them, giving them exceptional people skills.
- Medium Size: As Medium creatures, Equanis have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
- Speed: Equanis have a base speed of 6 squares.
- Empathic: Equani are naturally empathic. As a Free Action, an Equani may make a Perception check opposed by a target’s Will Defense. If successful, the Equani may discover the target’s general emotional state, which provides a +5 Species bonus to all Persuasion checks made against the target for the duration of the encounter. The target cannot detect this check.
- Automatic Languages: All Equani can speak, read, and write Basic.