Species: ChubbitSize: 1.3 - 1.7 meters
Attribute Dice: 12D (+6D for PC)
Infrared Vision: Ability to see in nearly total darkness.
Dexterity Bonus: Any skill increased under this attribute adds an extra +1 pip due to the opposing digits of the chubbit species.
Biology and Appearance:
The average adult Chubbit is shorter than a fully-grown Human being. Their skin or scales appears to be green though some also have black spots which may be a genetic trait. Little else about their physiology is known other than their nervous systems are easily crippled by ultra-strong frequency waves and that they are able to survive in Aridus's ionized atmosphere. They also appear to have five opposable digits on their hands. Due to the barren and harsh conditions of their homeworld, the Chubbits apparently do not have an advanced space-age civilization.
Their homeworld of Aridus was first located by Imperial scouts during the early years of the Galactic Empire. After valuable natural resources were found beneath the surface on the barren planet, various mining conglomerates including Yutrane-Trackata set up operations on Aridus. However, Aridus's ionized atmopshere damaged the mining equipment.
Unwilling to waste credits by scrapping all operations on Aridus, the sector Moff authorized the construction of a massive power transformer and signal amplifier called the Iron Tower. The operations resumed and Imperial Hover-trains transported workers to dig sites. In a bid to prove its loyalty, Yutrane-Trackata offered the Empire sole use of its mining vehicles and other heavy equipment.
Unfortunately, the Iron Tower's ultra-strong frequency waves crippled the nervous systems of the native Chubbits, thus killing many of the species. The Chubbits had already been disenfranchised by the Imperial colonization and were forced to wage a guerilla war on the Empire. However, several sympathetic Yutrane-Trackata workers surreptitiously supplied Chubbit resistance fighters and members of the Alliance to Restore the Republic with military weapons including blasters, and repulsor and crawler tanks.