- "Personal shields, I love you so.. crafting and fighting with you... exhilarates me. You are the MAIN focus of my life... (except for my melee weapons and armor)... I love you so."
- ―An Echani Poem
The Echani are the followers of a warrior ethos similar to their rivals, the Mandalorians. Echani use light armor and weapons, stressing precision and agility rather than brute force.
Physiology and Culture
Echani are baseline humans who've transformed their bodies through lifelong commitment to the art of combat.
Combat is central to all aspects of an Echani's life. For Echani, combat was communication, interpersonal expression, intimacy and emotion. They can learn nearly everything about a person through combat, intuiting their feelings, thoughts and even personal background.
The Echani primarily used light melee weapons, such as vibroswords and rykk blades. The Echani avoided armor when possible, preferring to fight in standard clothing. Anything that slowed their movement would be avoided.
Their warrior traditions gave rise to the Sun Guard of Thrysus and later the Emperor's Royal Guard.
Role in LotJ
Echani derive their sense of worth from combat, their entire culture revolving around war as an honorable expression of self.
Echani almost always end up working as soldiers, bodyguards, bounty hunters and mercenaries if the assignment is an adequate test of their skill. Whatever path they choose, they were motivated by the intoxicating thrill of dancing a web of martial skill against a worthy adversary.
Echani can speak Galactic Basic.
Racial Stat Modifiers
Str Plus: +2 Dex Plus: +5 Wis Plus: -1 Int Plus: +0 Con Plus: +2 Cha Plus: -2 Lck Plus: +0 Hit Pts : 1150 AC Mod : +0
Racial Level Modifiers
combat Modifier: +45 piloting Modifier: -20 engineering Modifier: +0 bounty hunting Modifier: +35 smuggling Modifier: -20 diplomacy Modifier: -50 leadership Modifier: +10 force Modifier: +0 espionage Modifier: +10 slicer Modifier: -15 medical Modifier: +10 science Modifier: -40
- Brianna the Handmaiden, Echani trained under "Jedi" Master Atris later a Jedi apprentice with the Jedi Exile
- Vigilance Fenni-Romali, Jedi Order Grand Master and combatant