The Duros, sometimes known as Durosians, were an amphibian species native to the planet Duro which were said to be among the Galaxy's first spacefaring races. Their homeworld was located on both the Corellian Trade Spine and at the end of the Duros Space Run, two major hyperspace routes that linked Duro with other important commercial centers.
Physiology and Culture
The Duros were easily distinguished as humanoids with smooth blue-green skin, red eyes, lipless mouths and long thin noseless faces. Both females and males had hairless scalps though both genders were easily distinguished. Their large red goggle-like eyes also had slit pupils.
While usually taciturn, Duros enjoyed telling stories about their travels. The majority of Duros were pilots and explorers and were adventurous, though sometimes rash. As one of the first cultures to develop hyperdrive spacecraft (some even believe the first), Duros-charted trade routes were among the oldest hyperspace routes still in use. The Duros established a vast, grand starship construction industry in the Duro system that rivalled the one in the Corellian system. The Duros set up their government around a consortium of starship construction corporations.
The Duros were also one of the founding races of the Galactic Republic. Years before the formation of the Republic, the Duros colonized the planet Neimoidia, giving rise to a genetically distinct "newer version" of Duros, the Neimoidians. The Neimoidians retained many similarities to their Duros cousins including basic form, noseless faces, and green skin. Because Neimoidians tended to be cowarldly, greedy and fearful of death, one of the most powerful insults among the Duros was to be called a Neimoidian.
Role in LotJ
Duros are intense and adventurous. They are an ancient and proud race who tend to also be fun-loving and adventurous.
Duros can speak Galactic Basic though Durese is so well known by pilots Basic is often unnecessary.
Racial Stat Bonuses
Str Plus: -2 Dex Plus: +3 Wis Plus: -2 Int Plus: +3 Con Plus: +2 Cha Plus: -1 Lck Plus: +1 Hit Pts : 1050 AC Mod : +0
Racial Level Modifiers
combat Modifier: -15 piloting Modifier: +50 engineering Modifier: +30 bounty hunting Modifier: -35 smuggling Modifier: +20 diplomacy Modifier: +5 leadership Modifier: -10 force Modifier: +0 espionage Modifier: -20 slicer Modifier: +20 medical Modifier: -15 science Modifier: +20
- Banniss Keeg and Ellors Madak, Duros known to frequent the Mos Eisley Cantina