Homeworld: Askaj
Language: Askian
Average Height: 1.6 meters
Skin Color: fair
Eye Color: blue to brown
Hair Color: brown or blonde
Distinctions: water storage
Lifespan: up to 100 standard years

Askajians were a humanoid species from the planet Askaj. Externally, they appeared very similar to Humans, mainly differing in the thick, wrinkled skin on their forehead, their six breasts, and their girth. Internally, the Askajians were adapted to desert survival with large sacs for water storage. This allowed them to go for several weeks without water. An Askajian could shed up to sixty percent of the water in his or her body with no effect other than tremendous slimming. Askajians also had two hearts.
Askajians lived in a primitive, tribal society, living mostly by gathering plants and hunting herds of large, woolly beasts called tomuons. One of the most important figures in an Askajian tribe was the weaver, who knew the secret techniques to create tomoun cloth. Tomoun cloth was a strong, yet soft and wrinkle-resistant fabric which was a high-demand luxury item as far away as the Core Worlds. As this was the only export the Askajians had, their tribes had been known to fight wars over the services of especially skilled weavers.

The main political organizations among the Askajians were nomadic tribes composed of several extended families. These tribes were led by male or female herediary chieftains, depending on the region. Many tribes were formed loose military alliances with one another in order to make war on other tribal federations.

Dancers were also important in Askajian culture. A skilled dancer acted as a shaman and loremaster, re-enacting tribal history and legend and leading worship of their main goddess, the Moon Lady.

Special Abilities

Water Storage: Askajians can effectively store water in their bodies. When traveling in desert conditions, Askajians reqiure only a tenth of a liter of water per day.

Skill Min. Max
Dexterity 1D+0 3D+0
Knowledge 1D+2 4D+0
Mechanical 2D+1 4D+0
Perception 2D+0 5D+0
Strength 1D+0 2D+0
Technical 2D+0 5D+0
Attribute Points 12D+0
Skill Points 7D+0
Movement 10