The Massassi were the subspecies of the ancient Sith race that was enslaved by the exiled Dark Jedi on Korriban. Massassi were fearsome, loyal, and formidable warriors. They lived solely to serve their Sith masters, but when on their own, dedicated themselves only to whatever life they choose.

Biology and Appearance

Like most members of the Sith race, the Massassi were red-skinned humanoids with distinctly sharp, predatory features and tentacle beards, though they were more muscular and taller than most other Sith. Due to their strength and size, Massassi tended to be more aggressive and thus formed the military of the Sith. Massassi also had blue blood; quills and bone spurs lined their skin, though this may have been due to Sith Alchemy performed on them by Dark Jedi exiles which had landed on Korriban in 6,900 BBY following their defeat at the Battle of Corbos.

Society and Culture

The Massassi were fearsome, ruthless and efficient soldiers. Though the Massassi engaged in supposedly primitive practices such as sentient sacrifice and held a strong caste system, their civilization was quite sophisticated; they saw these acts not as cruel or barbaric, but simply basic aspects of existence. The Massassi language may have been related to the Sith language.

As with the Sith, war and violence were just as much a part of the natural order of life as peace or serenity for the Massassi. In addition to the focus on war and fighting, the Massassi were also loyal and organized. Even though they were not extremely intelligent, they could be trained well enough to carry out complex battle plans and maintain their equipment, starships, and weaponry. The Massassi also used a more primitive version of the Sith lanvarok which could also be used as a battle axe; this variant was known as the Massassi lanvarok, as well and alchemically hardened armor.

Special Abilities

  • Low Light Vision: Massassi can see twice as far as a normal human in poor lighting conditions.
  • Warrior Culture: Massassi are trained from birth to be efficient soldiers. As such, Massassi characters gain a permanent +1D bonus to search and intimidate skill rolls.

Story Factors

  • Thought to be Extinct: Most scholars believe the Massassi were driven to extinction prior to the Rise of the Empire, though it is possible that some survivors exist on remote worlds that the Sith may have inhabited.
Skill Min. Max
Dexterity 1D+2 4D+1
Knowledge 1D+0 3D+2
Mechanical 1D+1 4D+0
Perception 1D+0 3D+2
Strength 2D+1 5D+0
Technical 1D+0 3D+1
Attribute Points 12D+0
Skill Points 7D+0
Movement 10/12