Biology and CultureEdit
The Trandoshans, or Doshans, were a race of reptilian bipeds. Usually, they stood at or over six feet in height. Trandoshan skin consisted of scales, varying in color from a deep green, to a faded, rusty brown. Their eyes are small and set in the front of the skull. These were usually red-yellow in color, though a few were gifted with green, or even blue eyes. The abnormality of green or blue eyes is looked upon as a status symbol in the Trandoshan culture. Even less common are the albino Trandoshans. These strange all-white creatures are usually cast-out from their families and forced to travel the harsh landscapes of Trandosha alone.
The Trandoshan race was naturally well-equipped for survival, as they evolved on the harsh world of Dosha. Their mouth contained two rows of teeth, which were razor sharp, but small. Not unlike a shark, if a tooth was lost or dulled, a Trandoshan will grow a new one. Their long arms and legs end in long, pointed claws on their feet and hands, which each consisted of four digits. The hands had two index fingers and two opposable thumbs, giving them great gripping strength. The hands' claws were retractable, usually about four to five inches in length. They were controlled by muscles inside the hand. Their feet were large and broad, and very dextrous, with rough soles that were almost impervious to heat and cold. The Trandoshan's arms usually hung lower than other races, sometimes reaching nearly to the knee at claw's end. Although this gives them the appearance of being extremely gangly and clumsy, the natural instinct of the species never evolved out, and they are extremely quick and agile, despite their size.
They had small, short snouts, with high foreheads, and bone ridges that ran along the front and sides of the skull down the back of the neck, where the ridges were thicker, protecting the spinal column. The ridge continued down the back, until reaching the tailbone, Trandoshans did not have tails though. Another interesting feature, to a non-Doshan, there was very little in the way to distinguish the males from the females. Both had the fierce predatory demeanor and very musky body ordour.
The Trandoshan mindset was greatly varied amongst individuals. There was no one overwhelming character trait except that the Trandoshans held a great deal of pride in their race and culture as a whole. Trandoshans did have a tendancy towards cynicism in many cases. Overall, the Trandoshans worshipped the Scorekeeper and often took tropheys from worthy prey, be it weapons, armours, the prey's skull or piece of hide to tan.
Trandoshans used to be found in service to the Galactic Empire. The Trandoshans historically had been in rivalry with numerous alien species, including the Wookiees of system-sibling Kashyyyk, and the Trandoshans were only too happy to see their rivals "put in their place" by the Empire. The Empire, for its part, found the Trandoshans to be useful as well. Several legions of Trandoshan troops served the Empire in the Outer Rim, and although many Imperial generals privately considered these units cannon fodder, the fierce Trandoshan divisions were easily feared by their foes as much or more than the standard Imperial Army units.
Vision: Trandoshans’ vision includes the ability to see in the infrared spectrum. They can see in darkness with no penalty, provided there are heat sources.
Clumsy: Trandoshans have poor manual dexterity. They have considerable difficulty performing actions which require precise finger movement and they suffer a penalty of -2D whenever they attempt an action of this kind. In addition, they also have some difficulty using weaponry that requires a substantially smaller finger such as blasters and blaster rifles; most weapons used by Trandoshans have had their finger guards removed or redesigned to allow for the Trandoshan’s use.
Regeneration: Younger Trandoshans can regenerate lost limbs (fingers, arms, legs and feet). This ability disappears as the Trandoshan ages. Once per day, the Trandoshan must make a Moderate Strength or stamina roll. Success means that the limb regenerates by ten percent. Failure indicates that the regeneration does not occur.
Wookiee Hate: The long-standing feud between the Wookiees of Kashyyyk and the Trandoshans is deeply ingrained in both species. When encountering Wookiees or known Wookiee associates, Trandoshans must make a Moderate willpower check to keep from attacking.
Hostility: The Trandoshans are known as a belligerent species. They gain +1D to all intimidation rolls against non-Trandoshans.