Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Galaxy at War

The Taung are warriors first and foremost, having battled the native Human nations for control of Coruscant before being driven off and forced to flee to the Outer Rim world of Roon, where they remain for millennia until the legendary Mandalore the First leads them to conquer another world. Taung rename both the world and themselves in his honor, becoming The Mandalorians. With a clan-based nomadic culture, Taung view battle and war as both a source of personal honor and a way to show pride in their community. Veterans of successful battles are held in high regard, to such an extent that they are the de facto leaders of their communities. Only the leader of all The Mandalorians, known simply as Mandalore, holds greater sway with the clans.

Taung Characteristics[edit | edit source]

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Personality: Warlike by nature, Taung are pragmatic and ruthless. But by the same token, they are also extraordinarily loyal to their clan, which serves the same function that a biological family serves for other Species.

Physical Description: Taung have gray skin and generally appear similar to Humans, except for their faces, which strongly resemble the armored visor of a Mandalorian helmet.

Average Height/Weight: A typical Taung stands at 2.0 meters tall and weighs 95 kilograms.

Age Groups: Taung age at the following stages:

CHILD YOUNG ADULT ADULT MIDDLE AGE OLD VENERABLE
1-6 Years 7-12 Years 13-45 Years 46-64 Years 65-84 Years 85+ Years

Homeworld: Coruscant, but later Mandalore is adopted as their homeworld.

Languages: Mando'a, a language with a sentence structure similar to Basic, with most of the differences stemming from frequent word merging and an emphasis on ease of pronunciation.

Example Names: A pragmatic Species, Taung have names that describe traits, such as Atin ("Persistent"), Kot ("Strength"), and Tor ("Justice").

Adventurers: Taung are nomads, frequently traveling the stars in search of worthy opponents against whom they can test their prowess. Wandering Taung find work with mercenary companies, where their martial upbringing makes them incredibly valuable. History records no occurrences of a Taung displaying Force abilities.

Taung Species Traits[edit | edit source]

Taung share the following Species Traits:

  • Ability Modifiers: All Taung receive a +2 bonus to their Constitution, but suffer a -2 penalty to their Charisma. Taung are physically resilient, able to endure when others would give up.
  • Medium Size: As Medium creatures, Taung have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
  • Speed: Taung have a base speed of 6 squares.
  • Armor Training: Taung characters increase the Maximum Dexterity bonus from worn Armor by 1.
  • Superior Defenses: Because they constantly test themselves both physically and mentally in combat well before reaching adulthood, Taung gain a +1 Species bonus to all their Defenses.
  • Warrior Culture: Taung can reroll any Knowledge (Tactics) check, but the result of the reroll must be accepted, even if it is worse.
  • Automatic Languages: All Taung can speak, read, and write both Basic and Mando'a.
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