Seeds of Rebellion
Of all the species to populate the galaxy, non are better known for their intoxicating appearance than the Falleen. An exotic reptilian people, they are favored for their chiseled physiques and entrancing features. These qualities alone would solidify their place among the more handsome species, but their pheromones make them irresistible to other species.
Their gifts and allure enable the Falleen to move through other cultures with ease, but despite their advantages, Falleen prefer to remain mysterious, withdrawing to their own world in their own system. They do not lack the technology or wherewithal to venture out into the stars, but their cultural predilections make such ventures undesirable. The Falleen regard themselves and their civilization to be among the greatest in the galaxy and looking beyond their world, they find only chaos and strife—the products of crudity and backward beings. Associations with other species, therefore, are risky to the Falleen and are approached with caution. Falleen culture reinforces the sense of superiority that pervades this species. Their rigid caste society confines them to societal roles and provides stability and a sense of purpose. Other systems are far looser, with little to no regard for quality of birth or station. Rather than contaminate themselves and endanger their social system, the Falleen are content to remain apart from the rest of the galaxy.
Personality: The Falleen are notoriously sparse with words, reticent to the point of being withdrawn. Falleen believe emotion displays are unsophisticated. Therefore, they work to control their moods and expressions, burying the wellspring of feelings that boil within.
Physical Description: The Falleen are a reptilian species that have a similar shape and size to Humans. Delicate blue-green scales, supple and flexible, cover their bodies, growing thicker and harder where they cover their spines. Falleen can and do grow hair, and for many, their hair is a point of pride. They wear their black tresses long, pulled up into topknots or back in elaborate braids. Some adorn their luxuriant hair with combs, beads, and ornate nets made of priceless wire and gemstones.
Homeworld: The Falleen hail from a world of the same name in the Mid Rim
Languages: Basic and Falleen
Example Names: Savan, Xad, Xist, Xizor, Xora, Zule, and Zurros.
Falleen Species Traits
Ability Modifiers: -2 Wisdom and +2 Charisma. Falleen possess uncommon magnetism and great interpersonal skills.
Size: As Medium creatures, Falleen have no special bonuses or penalties due to size.
Speed: Falleen base speed is 6 squares.
Hold Breath: Falleen are at home in air or water. A Falleen can hold her breath for a number of rounds equal to 25 times her Constitution score before she needs to make Endurance checks.
Pheromones: As a standard action, a Falleen can make a special attack against any adjacent creature. The attack modifier is equal to the Falleen’s character level plus her Charisma modifier. If the attack equals or beats the target’s fortitude defense, that target moves -1 step along the condition track. If you fail to beat the target’s Fortitude Defense, the target is immune to your pheromones for the next 24 hours. When the target is reduced to a total of -5 steps, the target’s attitude improves to friendly.
Pheromone Acclimation: Falleen gain a +5 Species bonus to their Fortitude Defense against the pheromones of other Falleen.
Automatic Languages: Basic and Falleen.