The Geonosian race was an insectoid species native to the planet Geonosis. Geonosians resided in hive colonies in organic-looking spires. Notable Geonosians include Poggle the Lesser, Gizor Dellso, and Sun Fac, all three of whom held important roles in the Confederacy of Independent Systems.
Physiology and Culture
All Geonosians had a hard exoskeleton that provided protection from physical impacts and bouts of radiation that occasionally showered their world, elongated faces, multi-jointed limbs, and spoke in a strange clicking language. Geonosians were strong despite their thin builds.
They were barbaric and viewed brutal violence as entertainment. They enjoyed watching victims trying to survive in massive execution arenas while savage creatures vied for their blood.
In Geonosian society there were two main types of Geonosians: the wingless drones that mostly worked as laborers and soldiers, and the winged aristocrat. Though most Geonosians were content to live within their assigned castes, a few developed ambition and aspired to ascend socially.
Even those with the capacity to depart rarely left Geonosis. The importance of the hive was strongly ingrained in the Geonosian mind, and they were also contemptuous of other species. The few that ventured offworld usually left as work groups that ultimately benefited their home hives.
Role in LotJ
Geonosians are contemptuous toward most other species though those who escape from Geonosis become more tolerant over time. Both castes constantly strive to prove their standing and ruin their rivals.
Those Geonosians of the aristocrat caste who buy their way off world become politicians, merchants or spies. Warrior Geonosians who escape or are sold into slavery gain employ as mercenaries, soldiers or sometimes engineers.
Geonosians cannot speak Galactic Basic.
Racial Stat Modifiers
Str Plus: 3 Dex Plus: 0 Wis Plus: -2 Int Plus: -2 Con Plus: 2 Cha Plus: -3 Lck Plus: 0 Hit Pts : 1250 AC Mod : -100
Racial Level Modifiers
combat Modifier: +35 piloting Modifier: -10 engineering Modifier: +30 bounty hunting Modifier: +10 smuggling Modifier: +0 diplomacy Modifier: -20 leadership Modifier: -10 force Modifier: +0 espionage Modifier: +10 slicer Modifier: -30 medical Modifier: +0 science Modifier: -20
- Poggle The Lesser, Arch-Duke of Geonosis (killed by Darth Vader on Mustafar)