Aliens of Farscape
Delvians are tall humanoids from the peaceful world of Delvia. Their blue skin is covered in fine scales and white lines that form a mottled pattern. Most are hairless, though a few females can grow silver-white, hair on their scalps and some decorate their skin with glitter and paints. The average life span of a Delvian is somewhere around 1,600 years, and can go as high as 2,000. Delvians were famous their skills as healers, scholars and diplomats. Their society pursued spiritual and intellectual goals, ruled by a democratic religious council that elected its members once every four cycles. This time of peace came to and end when, at the end of their term, an extreme conservative faction refused to give up their power. They called in the galactic Empire to keep order and round up all the liberals and intellectuals. It is believed that the Empire may well have caused this split in factions through undercover ISB agents and DESTAB.
Despite the murder of their leader, Pa'u Bitaal, by his
wife, the conservatives and the Empire have retained power on Delvia and
have turned the beautiful, idyllic world into an oppressive, military and
religious regime. The religious life on Delvia revolves around The Seek, a
mystical path through which its followers attempt to seek unity and
understanding with the Universe. The priests, known as Pa'u, study their
entire lives to learn how to touch the forces that flow hidden in the
cosmos, just beyond the realm of normal senses. Followers of the Seek are
distinguished by Levels that represent their progress in becoming one with
the Universe. (It is unknown how many levels exist, but it is known that 8
is considered a little above average, and that 10 is considered quite
strong.) Because of the length of the Delvian life span, most attempt the
Seek at one point in their lives. The priests, both male and female are
hardly celibate. Indeed they often engage in a ritual called the Unity, a
psychic melding of two minds to share thoughts, memories and sensations.
The greatest danger faced by one who undertakes the Seek, is that they
must be completely honest within themselves, constantly facing their own
dark instincts. If they were to give into these hidden selves, or attempt
to progress up the levels of the Seek to quickly without coming to terms
with them, the Delvian priest soon becomes insane. Many factions and
schools of the Seek exist on Delvia and before the arrival of the Empire
they existed in peace. Since the arrival of Imperial forces many have
tried to escape Delvia, scattering themselves across the galaxy. Delvia
itself is a world the Emperor considers dangerous. Travel to the system is
strictly regulated. The Emperor fears that Delvia could spawn new Jedi.
Dexterity: 2D / 3D+2
Knowledge: 2D / 4D+2
Mechanical: 1D / 3D
Perception: 2D / 5D
Strength: 1D / 4D
Technical: 2D / 4D
Hynerians are a small, aquatic race native to the water world of Hyneria. Standing less than three feet high, they have round bodies, large heads and short limbs. They are an amphibious race, possessing both lungs and primitive gills in the base of their necks. Their long rectangular heads have two small eyes, and nose, and is dominated by a wide, frog like mouth for scooping up large amounts of food. Their main sensory organ is actually a row of fine hairs over their eyes, and on their upper lips, making them appear as if they have one extremely bush eyebrows and a moustache. This organ, is used to navigate in the tight underwater tunnels that serve as the Hynerian's home. They can live for well over three hundred years. The Hynerians, over 6 billion of them, are ruled by a hereditary monarch called a Dominar. Two hundred cycles ago the brother of the then current Dominar overthrew him and called in the Mandalorian Commando’s to take the deposed monarch into custody and aid him in subduing the population. Since the rise of the Empire Hyneria has been relatively forgotten. The current Hynrian Monarch rules over twelve planets. This small enclave is of no interest to the Empire as the species there are primitive with the only technology being that purchased by the Hynerian’s.
Dexterity: 1D / 3D+1
Luxans are a tall humanoid species with a beak like nose, bushy hair, tentacles that drop from the back of the head, and a fleshy pouch over the chin. They have a reputation for violence, piracy and little sense of humour. They were the scourge of the space ways, raiding and conquering planets at whim until they were until stopped by the Old Republic. Since then many Luxans have joined the Republic ranks, finding the strict military discipline and warrior ethic much to their tastes. Under Imperial law many have been enslaved or imprisoned, since the Empire see free Luxans as a threat and imprison them for the slightest provocation. Luxan slaves wear the distinctive, iron rings threaded through their collarbones, used to attach their slave's chains. Luxans have the size and strength to back up most in a fight, but in addition, their skin is especially tough, capable of withstanding a great deal of damage before tearing. There is a reason for this since Luxan blood, when exposed to the air quickly becomes toxic and can kill the Luxan unless blood vessels around the wound are stimulated to produce platelets and seal the wound. Their chin pouches contain their tongue, which is a long whip-like appendage with a pointed tip. Luxans use this to great effect, flicking it out as a casual warning, or impaling unsuspecting enemies when a warning just won't do. Note, it has been shown that Luxans can cross breed with humans (Sebaccians), though it is not know how much medical intervention this requires.
Dexterity: 2D+1 / 4D+2
Bloodshock (‘1’ on the wild)
Model: Luxan Qualta Blade
The Nebari has a peaceful law abiding society. All is not what it seems on the surface however. The Nebari government control wayward individuals with a technique known as mind-cleansing. This process eliminates all negative emotions, and all criminal behaviour, destroying ones free-will.
Those Nebari who have not been mind-cleansed tend to be easy-living, enjoying life to the full. They will often act without concern of the consequences, thinking with their heart. They are very agile and mischievous.
Dexterity: 3D / 5D+1
Nebari gain +1D bonus onto Con, Bargain & Persuasion skills.