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Species: Chagrian

Attribute Dice: 12D (+6D for PC)
DEXTERITY 2D/4D:
PERCEPTION 2D/5D:
STRENGTH 2D/4D:
KNOWLEDGE 2D/5D:
MECHANICAL 1D/3D:
TECHNICAL 1D/3D:
Size: 1.7-2.3 meters
Move: 10/12
Homeworld: Champala
Source: swagonline.net
Chagrian

Special Abilities:

Amphibious: Chagrians can breathe underwater as well as they can in open air. Additionally, at the time of character creation they gain a +1D bonus to the swimming skill.
Radiation-resistant Skin: Chagrians' blue skin makes it tougher for radiation to penetrate and cause damage. In slightly higher radiation zones, they can survive without the need for extra armor or padding.

Description:

Chagrians were a sentient species of amphibious humanoids native to the water planet of Champala.

Biology and Appearance:

Chagrians were born as tadpoles in clutches of three or more and raised in tubs of water in a family's private home. During this time, their arms, legs, and air-breathing lungs were developed. Adult Chagrians were truly amphibious, retaining their ability to breathe underwater while also able to function without difficulty in air. They also possessed acute low-light vision.

The average Chagrian 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 they called lethorns. As they aged, the lethorns would thicken. 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 males' strength and virility. Females lacked the superior cranial horns, but had more pronounced and longer posterior head plates. These could reach halfway down their back. Chagrians also had very long black forked tongues.

Because of frequent exposure to Champala's oceans, Chagrians lost their sense of taste by adulthood. As a result, 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.

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. The entire star system was bombarded with intense radiation, and only those lifeforms most able to withstand the bombardment survived.

Society and Culture:

As a species, Chagrians were generally peaceful and law-abiding to the point of becoming stoic and obstinate. Many Chagrians were motivated only by basic desires such as sustenance, shelter, and health-care. Chagrian government ensured that every citizen was cared and provided for, so the standard of living for the poorest Chagrian was high compared to the members of other species.

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 traveled 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. During times of war, Chagrians would wear red. New Republic lawyer Sul Dekkon often wore decorative spheres--made of materials such as polished ebonium-on the tips of his lethorns.

History:

Civilization on Champala originated in long strips of coastline, where sea levels fluctuated wildly with the tides. Buildings in these ancient cities were entirely submerged at high tide, and Chagrians swam between them. Some multi-story buildings were not equipped with staircases or elevators at all; inhabitants simply waited until high tide, then swam to higher floors. Once the Chagrians made contact with other species, they constructed starports and trade cities on high plateaus accessible by aircar.

Around 529 BBY, a number of needy Chagrian locals were approached by recruiters sent by Hugo Bartyn. Bartyn wanted amphibian fishermen to settle a new city in Lamaredd and tempted these poverty-stricken individuals with promises of untouched seas in a new frontier. Once they arrived, however, they became slave laborers. A few years later, one of these Chagrians, Sirrik Olyeg, founded the Sailor's Union and was responsible of the liberation of all the slaves.

During the Galactic Civil War, many Chagrians were moved to join the Rebel Alliance. They applied their aquatic expertise to the liberation of Imperial-dominated water worlds and played a major role in liberating Mon Calamari.

Champala was one of the first planets to join the Alliance of Free Planets, and remained a staunch supporter.

Chagrians in the galaxy had many different occupations. Mas Amedda served as Chancellor Palpatine's right-hand man during the final years of the Galactic Republic. Orso Meeto operated as one of the most prominent slavers on the slave world of Orvax IV. Sul Dekkon was a Chagrian lawyer who prosecuted the ex-Jedi Tahiri Veila in 44 ABY as one of his most famous court cases. Some Chagrians in Lamaredd obtain certain notoriety, including Sirrik Olyeg; "Bantha" Burloo, a large Chagrian bouncer at Miss Mylla's Saloon; and Ackrahbala, also known as "Crazy 'Bala", the manager and owner of Ackrahbala's Swoops & Speeders.

Personality:

Cosmopolitan and civilized, Chagrians often find themselves to be mediators, with a strong sense of justice. They are typically not confrontational, but like any species they show a wide range of emotions.

Languages:

Chagrians speak Chagri, and most speak Basic as well.

Example Names:

Mas Amedda, Dul Baturra.

Champala

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Champala

Region: Inner Rim
System: Chagri
Suns: 1: Champala's star
Moons: 3
Grid coordinates: L-8
Trade routes: Hydian Way
Rotation period: 27 standard hours
Orbital period: 318 local days
Climate: Temperate
Gravity: Standard
Primary terrain: Oceans, Rainforests, Plateaus
Points of interest: Logue Rock
Native species: Chagrians
Primary language(s): Chagri
Government: Democracy
Population: 3.5 billion; 99% Chagrian, 1% Other species
Major cities: Tidros (capital)
Major imports: Technology
Major exports: Luxury goods
Affiliation: Galactic Republic

Champala, also called "Chagria," was a planet in the Inner Rim and the homeworld of the Chagrian people. Most of its starports were high and dry on plateaus, but its cities were submerged at high tide. It was a popular resort world.

Description:

Champala was located within a star system in the Inner Rim region of the galaxy, on the Hydian Way between Nierport and Drearia. It was considered a water world, though it possessed several small continents covered in jungles and rainforests, with the occasional high plateau. The tidal zones of Champala consisted of long, thin strips of land.

History:

Civilization on Champala originated in these long strips of coastline, where sea levels fluctuated wildly with the tides. Buildings in these ancient cities were entirely submerged at high tide, and Chagrians swam between them. Some multi-story buildings were not equipped with staircases or elevators at all; inhabitants simply waited until high tide, then swam to higher floors. Once the Chagrians made contact with other species, they constructed starports and trade cities on high plateaus accessible by aircar.

C. 529 BBY, a number of needy Chagrian locals were approached by recruiters sent by Hugo Bartyn. Bartyn wanted amphibian fishermen to settle a new city in Lamaredd and tempted these poverty-stricken individuals with promises of untouched seas in a new frontier. Once they arrived, however, they became slave laborers.

Champala would come to be represented in the Galactic Senate; eventually Mas Amedda would be elected senator in the final years of the Republic.

Champala was heavily polluted during the rule of the Galactic Empire after a series of mining accidents. The Chagrians played a part in liberating Mon Calamari from the Empire, and their planet was an initial member of the Alliance of Free Planets, remaining part of both the New Republic and the Galactic Alliance.

At the end of the Galactic Civil War, the Battle of Champala was fought there.