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SWG InformationEdit

Rodians are a species generally untrusted by others. They can be quite small in stature, and have attributes that make them ideal entertainers.


Bonus FeaturesEdit

  • Defense vs. Blind +15
  • One-handed Weapon Accuracy +10
  • Two-handed Weapon Accuracy +10
  • Weapon Assembly +10
Head rodian

A typical male Rodian

Star Wars Lore Edit

From the OS Databank.


MoviesEdit

The Rodians of planet Rodia are a species of green-skinned humanoids found throughout the galaxy. They have large, black eyes, tapir-like snouts, long flexible fingers terminating in suction cups, twin saucer-like sensory organs atop their heads, and a ridge of spines cresting their skulls. Rodians can be found among the Core World elite—like Senator Onaconda Farr or Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's aide, Dar Wac—to the lowest of the Outer Rim fringe—like the bounty hunter Greedo.

Expanded UniverseEdit

Rodians evolved as hunters, killing much of the wildlife and predacious species on their planet to extinction. The Rodians grew restless with nothing to hunt, and turned to hunting each other in gladiatorial combat. One of the greatest of the Rodian Grand Protectors called an end to this self-slaughter around the time that Republic ships made contact with the species. The Grand Protector saw the expansion into the galaxy as an opportunity for the Rodians to hunt new species and targets.

As a result, many Rodians have taken to bounty hunting. Many take on contracts as part of grand games and contests, caring nothing for the concept of law enforcement. Rodian society awards bounty hunting in a wide variety of categories—Longest Trail, Most Notorious Capture, Best Shot and more. Because some Rodians have taken to padding their hunts by allowing their quarries to commit further crimes, increasing their bounties, these aliens have a shady reputation. This, combined with the pungent pheremones that Rodians naturally exude, has fomented an increasingly common intolerance towards their kind.

Despite the Rodian thirst for violence and a history marked by interclan wars, the Rodians have a rich culture. Harido Kavila, a renowned Rodian Grand Protector, further attempted to steer the violent tendencies of the Rodian people into a more constructive direction by encouraging the production of drama. Rodian theater works are now among the most poignant, well-respected, and violent productions in the galaxy.

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