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Species: Cragmoloid

Attribute Dice: 12D (+6D for PC)
DEXTERITY 1D+1/3D:
PERCEPTION 1D+1/4D:
STRENGTH 2D+1/6D+1:
KNOWLEDGE 1D+1/4D+1:
MECHANICAL 1D/3D:
TECHNICAL 1D/3D:
Size: 2.8 - 3.2 meters
Move: 10/13
Homeworld: Ankus
Source: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Cragmoloid
Cragmoloid

Special Abilities:

Long-Lived: Cragmoloids have life spans in excess of 400 years.
Tusks: Cragmoloids can use their tusks in combat, inflicting Strength +1D damage.

Description:

Classification: Pachydermoid
Skin color: Grayish, Greenish
Hair color: Domino
Eye color: Red
Distinctions: Trunks, tusks
Average lifespan: 370 standard years
Language: Cragii


"Last time I gamble with a Cragmoloid..."
-Lando Calrissian

Cragmoloids were a rare sentient species of intimidating pachydermoids with massive builds. They had big, flat ears, manipulative trunks and a number of tusks that could be used in combat-and that were valued by hunters. They also had less pachydermoid traits, including hands with five nailed fingers. Although prone to attacking in a rage, particularly when facing subterfuge, Cragmoloids disliked gratuitous violence and were a proud, peaceful people. Cragmoloids loved their families and tended to get depressed if separated from them.

Cragmoloids evolved on the rocky planet Ankus, where they were enslaved by the Galactic Empire and forced to allow the planet to be strip-mined by a corporation called TaggeCo. Cragmoloids also suffered frequent attacks by hunters who sought their valuable ivory, a peril that prompted many Cragmoloids to the humiliation of simply sawing their own tusks off. A small number of Cragmoloids left their world to earn a living among the stars; some of these were Boulad, an information broker living on Coruscant; and Rooty, a gambler and smuggler operating in Hutt Space.

Biology and Appearance:

"For one of the feeble trunkless, you are a pleasant exception."
-Boulad, to Gregar Typho

Cragmoloids were sentient pachydermoids that resembled anthropomorphic elephants, or simply elephants walking on their hind legs. Cragmoloids had stiff, thick, leathery skin that protected them from damage, and two elephantine, flap-like ears. Among the folds of their skin, a Cragmoloid had two sharp, small, red, beady eyes, which opened wide when the individual was surprised. When crying, each of the eyes shed half a liter of water as a tear.

Another pachydermoid trait was the thick facial trunk, which was a manipulative organ: Cragmoloids used their trunk to frisk individuals. They also raised it in moments of surprise. While some Cragmoloids had only one trunk, others had two smaller, secondary trunks surrounding the main one. Cragmoloids had natural tusks under the trunk. These could be used in combat to impale an opponent or during a wrath-driven charge. Some Cragmoloids had two big tusks, while others had four smaller ones. In any case, the tusks could be, and sometimes were, sawed off.

Cragmoloids were massive in size, commonly reaching three meters of height, and weighing over two hundred kilograms in adulthood. Not only big, but also very strong, cumbersome and intimidating, they commonly found that hiding their bulk was a difficult task. Other Cragmoloid physical traits were less pachydermoid. The top of the head presented coarse, stringy hair, at least in some cases. While Cragmoloids had three-toed, clawed feet, their massive five-fingered hands were humanoid in shape and had nails.

Cragmoloids began their adolescence at 15 years of age, reaching biological maturity at 30. They typically suffered no ills of age before reaching 200, and were considered to be old only at 300 plus. A Cragmoloid could easily reach the advanced age of 420.

GM Note: The above age reference has been modified based on other sources.

Society and Culture:

"I would hear more of your excellent family."
-Boulad

The Cragmoloid people were proud and valued a promise as a bond. They considered that losing one's tusks was a severe humiliation. They also preferred to face setbacks with direct answers instead of what they considered to be dishonorable tricks-something that did not stop them from pursuing careers in organized crime. Duplicity and deception commonly exasperated Cragmoloids, who were prone to violent attacks of rage when angered. Notwithstanding their physical prowess, Cragmoloids believed that unjustified violence was barbaric and to be avoided.

Their civilization was organized into clans. Cragmoloids were so close to their families that they suffered severe depression if separated from their homes or their friends. A Cragmoloid always preferred chatting about kinship to talking about any other subject, and they commonly praised their direct relatives. Aliens speaking with a Cragmoloid sometimes resorted to asking about their families to obtain the Cragmoloid's trust-although only after enduring many minutes of speeches. Cragmoloids had one-word names. Representative appellations included Akoom, Darak, Ormoj, Urun, Vuula, Bachus, Ganesh and Trusk.

Cragmoloids were an isolated people, commonly speaking only Cragii, the native language of their homeworld. Cragmoloids traveling to other planets commonly learned to speak, but not to read, Galactic Basic Standard. Non-verbal aspects of Cragii was not a widely-known subject on other worlds: a grunt could be construed to mean either acknowledgment, amusement or digestive upset.

History:

"I'm looking for the Cragmoloid Boulad."
-Gregar Typho

The Cragmoloids evolved on the plains of Ankus, a rocky planet in one of the freestanding subsectors of the Mid Rim. At some point prior to 22 BBY, the Cragmoloids joined the galactic community. Although a number of Cragmoloids were identified as Force-sensitives, none of them became a Jedi Knight. The Cragmoloids also became prey to professional hunters, who killed the pachydermoids to keep the ivory from the Cragmoloids' valuable tusks. That was not the species' only off-world threat: the Galactic Empire, created in 19 BBY, enslaved all the available Cragmoloids, and the company TaggeCo performed extensive mining on Ankus. These three factors pushed the Cragmoloid species towards extinction. As the Empire had caused some of their worries, a few Cragmoloids joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic, hoping to help their kin.

Cragmoloids in the Galaxy:

"And if you know the people of Ankus, you know that we do not bargain in such things. Our word is our bond."
-Boulad

Cragmoloids were rarely seen in the galaxy, partly as they needed to adapt common appliances to their massive bulks. Boulad, a Cragmoloid information broker in the Undercity of the planet Coruscant, hollowed out a resiplex to create a dwelling appropriate for his size. Circa 18 BBY, Boulad sold the Human security guard Gregar Typho valuable information about the Sith Lord Darth Sidious's presence on the planet Mustafar.

At some point prior to 20 BBY, two three-meter tall Cragmoloids, Noba and Ook, were captured on Ankus by the Chevin Dark Side Adept Phylus Mon. Mon jailed the Cragmoloids in his menagerie, the starship Animiasma, along with other uncommonly seen non-Humans. Although the Cragmoloids were intimidating even behind bars, they were really very depressed over their situation.

Most Cragmoloids were unable to escape from Ankus to the stars during the Galactic Civil War. Those who could commonly decided to saw off their own tusks to avoid the threat of hunters, but to many that was an unbearable humiliation. The free Cragmoloids worked as scouts or with merchants, but the species was almost exclusively seen in Imperial work camps.

Around 10 BBY, the Cragmoloid smuggler and gambler Rooty reached the moon Nar Shaddaa. Ashamed for having turned his massive back to his planet, Rooty hoped to forget his disgrace in a hedonistic search of pleasure and rubbing shoulders with the likes of the Human smugglers Han Solo, Salla Zend and Lando Calrissian. In 1 BBY, Rooty defeated Calrissian at the card game sabacc, winning the 20,000 credit bet that the Socorran had placed on his hand. Calrissian then admitted he had bet more credits than he actually had available, and offered an alternative payment to Rooty. Understanding that Calrissian was trying to cheat him, the Cragmoloid was enraged and physically threatened Calrissian. A certain Twi'lek bystander offered to pay Rooty the remainder of the debt and, although Rooty agreed, he still retained a dislike for Calrissian in later times.

During the Galactic Civil War, the Cragmoloid bouncer Dimbu worked at the speakeasy cantina Chorba Chuggers. With a prohibition on alcohol in place on the planet Kinyen, Dimbu ensured no law enforcement officers were able to enter the establishment.

Ankus

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Ankus

Region: Mid Rim
Sector: Freestanding subsectors
System: Ankus
Grid coordinates: I-7
Class: Terrestrial
Climate: Temperate
Primary terrain: Rocky plains
Native species: Cragmoloids
Primary language(s): Cragii
Population: 1 million to 10 million
Affiliation: Galactic Empire

Ankus was a planet on the borders of the Mid Rim near the Unknown Regions.

History:

Discovered after the Ruusan Reformation of the Galactic Republic, the world did not join the galactic government, though there were some Cragmoloids living in Coruscant's Galactic City during the time after the Clone Wars. Following the rise of the Galactic Empire, Ankus was invaded by the Galactic Empire and the natives were enslaved.

In 19 BBY Captain Gregar Typho of the Royal Naboo Security Forces journeyed into the Coruscant underworld in search of information on the Dark Lords of the Sith. Directed to the Cragmoloid Boulad, Typho was able to instantly gain a report that one Darth Sidious had traveled to the fire world of Mustafar at the same time as the deceased Senator Padmé Amidala and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker were thought to be there.