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Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Unknown Regions

Widely recognized as a slave species of the Hutts, the Nikto have served their masters since before the founding of the Old Republic, proving to be cunning warriors in the Hutts' battle with the legendary conqueror Xim the Despot. Wherever the Hutts are, the Nikto are never far behind. Because of their homeworld's radioactive atmosphere, the Nikto have five distinct subspecies, each adapted to a specific type of terrain (See Nikto Survival Feat).

Nikto Characteristics Edit

Nikto

Personality: Although lacking in personal charisma, Nikto posses a single-minded tenacity that makes them excellent followers. Eons of enslavement by the Hutts have left them more comfortable with taking orders from their masters than with thinking on their feet.

Physical Description: Tough, leathery skin and a lack of extensive facial muscles limit the range of Nikto facial expression. Their deep black eyes further enhance their reptilian appearance. A Nikto's subspecies can be determined by his or her skin tone and the presence of small spikes or horns.

Average Height/Weight: A typical Nikto stands at 1.8 meters tall and weighs 60 kilograms.

Age Groups: Nikto age at the following stages:

CHILD YOUNG ADULT ADULT MIDDLE AGE OLD VENERABLE
1-10 Years 11-15 Years 16-35 Years 36-54 Years 55-64 Years 65+ Years
Homeworld: Kintan, a radioactive planet located within Hutt Space in The Outer Rim.

Languages: All Nikto learn to read, speak, and write their own Nikto language along with either Basic or Huttese.

Example Names: Bok, Fi-Ek Sirch, Giran, Klaatu, Ma'kis'shaalas, Nysad, Wooof.

Adventurers: Nikto have the tenacity to pursue any career, but their status as a slave species to the Hutts forces them into roles as guards and Soldiers.

Nikto Species Traits Edit

Nikto share the following Species Traits:

  • Ability Modifiers: All Nikto receive a +2 bonus to their Strength, but suffer -2 penalties to both their Intelligence and Charisma. Nikto are tough and hardened, but their subservient status stunts their willpower and creativity.
  • Medium Size: As Medium creatures, Nikto have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
  • Speed: Nikto have a base speed of 6 squares.
  • Great Fortitude: Nikto gain a +2 Species bonus to their Fortitude Defense, having evolved to survive the harsh environment of their homeworld.
  • Natural Armor: A Nikto's tough hide provides a +2 Natural Armor bonus to their Reflex Defense. A Natural Armor bonus stacks with an Armor bonus.
  • Survival Instinct: A Nikto can choose to reroll any Survival check, but the result of the reroll must be accepted, even if it is worse.
  • Automatic Languages: All Nikto can speak, read, and write Nikto, as well as either Basic or Huttese (Chosen at Character Creation).
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