Biology and CultureEdit
Zeltrons were a near-Human species, made physically distinctive by their skin and hair, which came in different shades of red ranging from almost white to pink to deep red. Most of them were considered highly attractive by Human, near-Human, and even humanoid standards. Zeltrons are not considered a subspecies of humans due to three major differences: they could produce pheromones which enhanced their attractiveness; they were as a race empathic, being able to pick up on and project emotions; and finally, they possessed a second liver which enabled them to drink and do spice more than a human could withstand.
It was by the empathic ability that caused the Zeltrons to form the hedonistic culture that they have. Positive emotions such as excitement, love, happiness were very good for their psyche as oppose to negative empotions such as anger or fear, which could make them uncomfortable or down right freeze them if it was overwhelming. Thus their homeworld of Zeltros was a thriving luxury world and party planet destination, as much for their own good as a species as for visitors. If a visitor wasn'thaving a good time, the Zeltrons would sense it and do their best to accommidate the being.
Zeltron culture was highly influenced by sexuality and pursuit of pleasure in general. Most of their art and literature was devoted to the subject, producing some of the raciest pieces in the galaxy. They looked upon monogamy as a quaint, but impractical state. They were also very gifted with holograms, and were the creators of Hologram Fun World. In their pursuit of pleasure, Zeltrons enjoyed a rich array of foods and fine alcohols known to the galaxy as well as the finest clothes and relished their bath houses.
Zeltrons were known to dress in wildly colorful or revealing attire. It was common to see Zeltrons wearing shockingly bright shades of neon colors in wildly designed bikinis, or nearly skin tight clothing of other sorts with bizarre color designs, patterns, and symbols.
Empathy: Zeltron feel other people’s emotions as if they were their own. Therefore, they receive a -1D penalty to ALL rolls when in the presence of anyone projecting strong negative emotions.
Pheromones: Zeltron can project their emotions, and this gives them a +1D bonus to influencing others through the use of the bargain, command, con, or persuasion skills.
Entertainers: Due to their talents as entertainers, Zeltron gain a +1D bonus to any skill rolls involving acting, playing musical instruments, singing, or other forms of entertainment.
Initiative Bonus: Zeltron can react to people quickly due to their ability to sense emotion, and thus they gain a +1 pip bonus to initiative rolls.
Extra Liver: All Zeltrons at chargen get a bonus 1D for every 1D they spend in stamina.