Biology and CultureEdit
Chagrians were amphibious humanoids that stood taller than a Human with blue skin ranging in tone from light blue to indigo. They were distinguished by two fleshy growths protruding from the sides of their heads, which were called lethorns; males also sported two horns growing from the top of their skulls. These were once used in underwater duels to attract a mate, and were seen as a sign of the male's strength and virility. Chagrians also had very long black forked tongues. Chagrians were still truly amphibious, retaining their ability to breathe underwater while being able to function without difficulty in air. They also possessed acute low-light vision.
Due to frequent exposure to Champala's oceans, Chagrians lost their sense of taste by adulthood, thus, they regarded eating as an unfortunate nuisance rather than something to be looked forward to and enjoyed. As they had little interest in eating Chagrians consumed nutritional substances to replace meals. They carried sensors designed to scan for maximum nutritional value when forced to eat actual food. Additionally, Chagrians had a natural resistance to radiation. This dated back to a period of solar instability coinciding with the early evolution of life on Champala.
Chagrians were born as tadpoles in clutches of three or more, and raised in tubs of water in a family's private home, where development of lungs, arms and legs occurred over the next several months. As a species, Chagrians were generally peaceful and law-abiding to the point of becoming stoic and obstinate. There was no sense of greed and Chagrians were only motivated by basic desires such as food, shelter, and health-care.
Education was valued in Chagrian society and many Chagrians would travel off-world for advanced university studies. Most Champala-based Chagrians did not speak Basic, however those who travel off-world learned it quickly. Many Chagrians believed the god-king Aram Acheron would one day burst forth from Logue Rock and lead his faithful to victory over their enemies.
Amphibious: Chagrians can survive both on land and in water, and gain a +1D+1 bonus to their Swim skill.
Low-Light Vision: Chagrians can see twice as far as a normal human in poor lighting conditions.
Radiation Resistance: Chagrians gain a +1D+1 bonus when resisting damage caused by radiation.
Weak Sense of Taste: Chagrians lose their sense of taste, and as such, they do not relish food the way most other species do. Many feel that eating is a waste of time. This also makes it easier for a Chagrian to consume poison.