SYSTEM OF ORIGIN: ANDO
- +10 Strength
- -20 Dexterity
SKILLS AND SKILL BONUSES
- Language (Aqualish)
- Swimming at Strength
A walrus-faced race of bipeds from the planet Ando. There are two, distinct sub-races of Aqualish society. The higher caste has hands, which are articulated webs with opposable thumbs, and is known as the Aquala. The lower caste has clawed hands, rather than the webbed ones, and is known as the Quara.
The distinction between the sub-races are great; webbed Aqualish hold governmental and commercial positions, while the clawed Aqualish are usually left to become bounty hunters and smugglers. They are a belligerent and hotheaded species, but they are a technologically advanced race. Both members of this species are known throughout the galaxy for their bad tempers and easily get into fights and into trouble.
The Aquala live in vast sailing ships and floating cities, while the Quara live on the planet's small islands. The two subraces have a long history of civil war. The Aquala, who blamed the Quara for the declining harvests of fish, initiated the war. The bloody war was ended by an exploration ship (possibly the Duros) that landed on the surface of Ando. The two groups stopped their fighting and banded together to attack the "trespassers". The crew was slaughtered and the non-technical Aqualish soon discovered how to fly the ship, and even learned how to build their own. The old grudges soon re-surfaced, though, and the two factions took their battle to Ando's sister planet, which ended in its destruction. When the Empire arrived, the war-loving Aqualish tried to overthrow them. The sheer might of the Empire battered the Aqualish into submission, but it instilled a deep bitterness in the Aqualish culture against offworlders.
Ponda Baba, the alien who had his arm chopped off in Episode IV: A New Hope was a Quara.
Height and Weight
For each inch over the height of 6’3", add 10 pounds to the average weight.