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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

Equani

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
Homeworld: The original home of the Equani was Equanus, a planet in the Nharl System. It was scorched by a solar flare, believed to have been caused when the Republic tested a new superlaser. The only living Equani are those who were off-world at the time.

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.
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