Rodians were a humanoid species native to Rodia in the Tyrius system. They were infamous for their violent culture, which sprang from the difficulties of life in the jungles on their homeworld. Though they were often relegated to the fringes of galactic society as bounty hunters or criminal henchmen, Rodians were not simple-minded thugs. The Rodian people managed to produce artists, merchants, and politicians who were found among the upper classes of the Core Worlds.
Physiology and Culture
Rodians had green skin, multifaceted eyes, trumpet-like ears, and a ridge of spines along their skulls. Their long, flexible fingers ended in suction cups. Adult Rodians stood about 1.5 to 1.7 meters tall. Rodian pheromones had a distinctive, pungent odor which people of many species found unpleasant.
Rodian culture was obsessed with violence and death. Their jungle-covered homeworld was ill-suited to agriculture, requiring Rodians to compete with vicious predators for most of their food. Some of these predators, such as ghests, could wipe out entire Rodian villages. As the Rodians developed cunning hunting tactics to survive, the hunt became central to their culture.
The Grand Protector of Rodia declared that the best hunters, as proven by success in various gladiatorial contests and hunts on Rodia, would be allowed to leave the planet for work as bounty hunters, mercenaries, slavers, or similar occupations. The Grand Protector's Hunters' Guild, or Goa-Ato, instituted annual awards (or Atiang) for the best hunters, with such categories as "Best Shot", "Longest Trail", or "Most Notorious Capture."
Rodians were also famous for their drama. Rodian theater began as a simple series of staged fights, encouraged by Grand Protector Harido Kavila as a way for Rodians to burn off their aggression. Over time, it developed into a vibrant - though violent - theatrical tradition.
Role in LotJ
Rodians leave their homeworld honing their skills to one day claim the titles of Hunt Master. Rodians are tenacious and dedicated, seeing tremendous honor and artistry in the hunt.
Rodians can speak Galactic Basic.
Racial Stat Bonuses
Str Plus: -1 Dex Plus: +5 Wis Plus: +1 Int Plus: +0 Con Plus: +0 Cha Plus: -3 Lck Plus: +1 Hit Pts : 975 AC Mod : +0
Racial Level Modifiers
combat Modifier: +30 piloting Modifier: -20 engineering Modifier: -20 bounty hunting Modifier: +40 smuggling Modifier: +35 diplomacy Modifier: -40 leadership Modifier: -30 force Modifier: +0 espionage Modifier: +15 slicer Modifier: +10 medical Modifier: -20 science Modifier: -25
- Greedo The Younger, inept bounty hunter (killed by Han Solo who clearly shot first)
- Jarik Koog, Bounty Hunter Extraordinaire