Species: OrtolanSize: 1.4 - 1.6 meters
Source: Alien Stats (page 109), Ultimate Alien Anthology (pages 118-119), Alien Anthology (pages 91-92), Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races (pages 69-70)
Attribute Dice: 12D (+6D for PC)
Ingestion: Ortolans can ingest large amounts of different types of food. They get +1D to resist any attempt at poisoning through ingestion.
Foraging: Any attempt at foraging for food (whether as a survival technique or when looking for a good restaurant) gains +2D.
Food: The Ortolans are obsessed with food and the possibility that they may miss a meal. While members of other species find this amusing, the Ortolans believe that it is an integral part of life. Offering an Ortolan food in exchange for a service or a consideration gains the character +2D (or more, if it is really good food) on a persuasion attempt.
According to the Imperial treaty with the Ortolans, Ortolans are not allowed to leave the planet (for their own protection). This, however, does not stop smugglers from enslaving the weaker members of the species and selling them throughout the galaxy, resulting in a limited number of Ortolans that can be found in the galaxy. (These individuals usually retain close ties with the smugglers and other unsavory characters that kidnapped them from their home, primarily because they know of nowhere else to go.) There are even rumors that a few Ortolans have turned traitor to their species, acting as slavers and smugglers themselves.