Warriors of Gar alternate history of the Stenax
In the days of
the Old Republic the Stenax race was split between the
two Castes, the Nobles and the Lower. While the Lower
Caste (as depicted in Star Wars Gamer #1 by WOTC) lived in
the low mountains and on the ground the Noble Caste built
great cities on their mountaintops. Several cities
have private docking bays, but the only true starport is
High City, a floating station that moves around the
planet. The Stenax Nobles were welcomed into the
Republic, but this would eventually be their undoing.
When the Blood War erupted the Stenax made a treaty with
King Grimgar of Gar, Beyond the Blood Drift. This
instantly made the Stenax a target for the Sith. The Sith
declared all out war against the Stenax Nobles. High
bounties were offered for their corpses, drawing the
fiercest Bounty Hunters from across the galaxy. The
Sith fleet bombarded the planet destroying every Stenax
City. By the time of the Galactic Empire the Noble
Caste Stenax are extinct, only the Lower, primitive, Caste
now remain on Stenos.
Noble Caste Stenax are identical to the Lower
Caste with only Stenax themselves seemingly able to tell
them apart. Luckily the Noble Caste will tend to be
clothed in more advanced clothing making them identifiable
to an outsider.
The Noble Caste have built their cities high on the
mountaintops of Stenos, far away from the Lower Caste.
Their culture is broken down into Clans ruled by a High
Duke. Other ranks include Duke, Lord, Count.
Noble Caste without a title are referred to as Clansman.
Security officials and bureaucrats usually carry the title Chieftain.
It should be noted that females hold a secondary status in
Stenax society with only few holding titles. Disputes
between Clans is always resolved through combat.
Single combat between the clans champion fighter settles
most disputes. Rarely nowadays do feuds escalate into
wars, though they are not unknown. The Noble Caste
honour close combat and frown upon the use of modern energy
are a surely lot. Yet unlike the Lower Caster it is
easier to get the attention of Noble Caste Stenax, though
they can be easily angered if they suspect any insult.
What constitutes an insult to a Stenax is personal to them,
so basically they can choose to take anything said to them
as an insult, making diplomacy a tricky task.
Child 1-8; young adult 8-18; adult 19-50; middle age 51-140;
old 141-200; venerable 201+
+2 Strength, +2 Constitution, -4 Charisma, -2 Intelligence,
Base Speed 10 meters.
species bonus on Listen, Search & Spot checks