Noghri (pronounced /'no.gɹi/) were a primitive humanoid species. They had steely gray or blue skin, and were extremely skilled assassins due to their abilities in stealth and hand-to-hand combat. Despite their small size, they were efficient killing machines, with claws, fangs, and a sense of smell so acute, they could smell one's bloodline (as exemplified by Khabarakh's identification of Leia Organa Solo as Darth Vader's daughter and heir). They were much like the Wookiee species culturally, in that they respected honor above all else. Noghri society was clan-based, revolving around the dukha, or community building, at the center of each village.

Special Skills

  • Strength: Brawling: martial arts: Time to use: one minute. This specialized form of brawling combat employs techniques that the Noghri are taught at an early age. Because of the decpitively fast nature of this combat. Noghri receive +2D to their skill when engaged in brawling with someone who doesn’t have brawling: martial arts. Also, when fighting someone without this skill, they also receive a +1D+2 bonus to the damage they do in combat.

Special Abilities

  • Claws: Noghri have powerful claws (add +1D to damage in brawling combat.) and sharp teeth (add +2D to damage in brawling combat.)
  • Stealth: Noghri have a natural ability to be stealthy that they receive a +2D when using their hide or sneak skills.
Skill Min. Max
Dexterity 2D+1 5D+2
Knowledge 1D+1 3D+2
Mechanical 1D+0 3D+2
Perception 2D+2 4D+2
Strength 2D+2 5D+2
Technical 1D+0 3D+2
Attribute Points 16D+0
Skill Points 7D+0
Movement 11/18
  • Enhanced Senses: Because the Noghri have a combination of highly-specialized senses, they receive a +2D when using their search skill.
  • Ignorance: Noghri are almost completely ignorant of galactic affairs. Noghri may not place any beginning skill dice in any Knowledge skills except for intimidation, survival or willpower.

Story Factors

  • Enslavement: Noghri are indebted to Lord Darth Vader and the Empire; all Noghri are obligated to serve the Empire as assassins. Any Noghri who refuse to share in their role is executed. After discovering Luke, Leia, and the Solo children are descendants of Vader, the Noghri have extended total loyalty to them as well.
  • Strict Culture: The Noghri have a very strict tribal culture, Noghri who don’t heed the commands of their dynasts (tribal leaders) are severely punished or executed.