Bith were a species native to the planet Clak'dor VII. Bith were one of the galaxy's most ancient races, with a history going back millions of years. Their society was highly regimented, with everything from mate selection to political leadership controlled by sophisticated computer programs.
Physiology and Culture
Bith had milky-pale skin, large heads and eyes, and long fingers. Bith had acute senses of smell, high manual dexterity, and could sense the tonal qualities of sound as well as other races sensed colors. They could also see microscopic details of nearby objects, but were extremely nearsighted as a result. Their acute sense of smell partially compensated for their limited eyesight. Bith never slept unless utterly exhausted.
Bith were also unable to reproduce naturally, instead relying on artificial conception and gestation. Mates brought genetic material to a Computer Mating Service for analysis against prospective mates. Bith children were created from genetic material from two parents, which was combined, fertilized, and incubated for a year. The Bith's internal systems were different than most humanoids, as the Bith had only one lung. Bith also lacked a proper nose, instead having olfactory organs hidden in the flaps of their cheeks.
Circa 300 BBY, the Bith city-states of Nozho and Weogar engaged in a massive bio-chemical war over patent rights to a new hyper drive. The aftermath of the war destroyed Clak'dor VII's ecosystem and crippled the Bith industrial capacity, forcing the Bith to retreat to sealed cities and rely on imported goods and machinery to keep their society functioning. It also brought out a strong pacifistic streak in Bith culture.
Role in LotJ
Bith are dedicated pacifists and tend to be thoughtful, quiet and introverted. They are much more interested in intellectual and aesthetic pursuits though if pressed can make a fierce opponent.
Bith frequently work as diplomats negotiating the peace or pursuing theoretical aspects of engineering and science. Their love of art leads many to musical or other performing careers.
Racial Stat Bonuses
Str Plus: -2 Dex Plus: +2 Wis Plus: +2 Int Plus: +2 Con Plus: +0 Cha Plus: +1 Lck Plus: +0 Hit Pts : 1000 AC Mod : +0
Racial Level Modifiers
combat Modifier: -20 piloting Modifier: +10 engineering Modifier: +30 bounty hunting Modifier: -30 smuggling Modifier: +5 diplomacy Modifier: +0 leadership Modifier: +0 force Modifier: +0 espionage Modifier: -10 slicer Modifier: +30 medical Modifier: +10 science Modifier: +4
- Modal Nodes, an all-bith band that frequently played at The Mos Eisley Cantina