Biology and CultureEdit
The Nautolans, sometimes referred to as the Nautiloids, were an amphibious humanoid species from the planet Glee Anselm. Although they established settlements across their aquatic homeworld, most Nautolan civilization was found in the Sabilon region.
Nautolans possessed physiology common to amphibious species, including low light vision and excellent swimming skills. They stood an average of 1.8 meters. They had smooth green, blue, or brown skin and large black or dark maroon eyes with lids that were seldom used. They were also capable of breathing air as well and comfortably as they could breath water.
Nautolans possessed exceptional olfactory and pheromone sensing skills, enhanced by head-tresses. These tendrils were used to detect the emotional state of another being, but were more effective underwater than in air. Within Nautolan culture, the ability to sense pheromone changes was an essential part of the communication process. All Nautolans had fourteen tentacles and multiple hearts, which were capable of beating separately.
Like their sense of smell, Nautolan language was also maximized for use underwater and not fully pronounceable in a gaseous atmosphere. Because of the loss in linguistic detail, most Nautolans chose to speak Galactic Basic when traveling offworld. In addition, Nautolans used other communicative cues when submerged, such as reading the swirls in other Nautolans' large black eyes.
While little was known about Nautolan culture, as few Nautolans left Glee Anselm, their music was occasionally found amongst savvy music collectors. Nautolan music was composed of sustained notes held in irregular patterns with occasional pauses. These pauses were considered the most important part of the music to the Nautolans, causing non-Nautolan listeners to misunderstand their artistic intent. What was known is that generally Nautolans were a gentle and compassionate people who had a close knit family. While they didn't leave their homeworld often, those that did tended to be good warriors and tempered tacticians. The few that assisted the Sith displayed loyalty to their masters.
Good Swimmers: Nautolans, being amphibious, gain a permanent +1D bonus to all swimming skill rolls.
Low-light Vision: A Nautolan can see twice as far as a normal human in poor lighting conditions.
Pheromone Detection: Nautolans possess tendrils which act as their major sensory organs, and they barely function outside of water. The tendrils are so sensitive that they can sense odors and pheromones, which can allow an observant Nautolan some idea of a target’s emotional state. Because of this, Nautolans gain a +1D bonus to all skills rolls involving interpersonal relations (ie, bargain, command, con, intimidation, investigation, or persuasion) when in water. When outside of water, this bonus is reduced to a mere +1 pip.
Language: The Nautolan language is only fully pronounceable when the speaker is under water.