Seeds of Rebellion
Nautolans are one of the sentient species native to the planet Glee Anselm. Their language, Nautila, evolved underwater and is heavily tied to pheromones. Out of water, Nautila loses much of its meaning. As a result, Nautolans learn another language, typically basic or Anselmian, the language of the Anselmi people, who are native to Glee Anselm’s land masses.
Even though they are aquatic, Nautolans have little difficulty living in climates that would be difficult for other amphibians. They are a hardy species, due in part to the extra cartilage that supports their skeletal structures. Given their aquatic origins, they are excellent swimmers.
Personality: Nautolans are loyal and steadfast companions. They wear their moods on their proverbial sleeves, expressing both joy and despair with equal zeal. Though polite and civilized under most circumstances, Nautolans tend to reflect the moods of those around them. The tendrils on their heads sense the pheromones released by others. This can inadvertently affect a Nautolan’s disposition— for better or worse. Despite their peaceful nature, Nautolans are not above defending themselves.
Physical Description: Nautolans have thick, greenish skin that is covered in dark, mottled spots. Their large, black eyes allow them to see well in dim light. Each Nautolan’s head is crowned by long, tentaclelike tendrils, which the Nautolan decorate with leather bands, metal rings, or beaded ties.
Homeworld: Glee Anselm.
Example Names: Hiskar Dorset, Kit Fisto, Ploss Niklos, Renko Losa, Rin Mako, Setel Yast.
Nautolan Species Traits
Ability Modifiers: +2 Constitution, -2 Wisdom, -2 Intelligence.
Medium Size: As Medium creatures, Nautolans have no special bonuses due to their size.
Speed: Nautolans base speed is 6 squares. They have a swim speed of 4 squares.
Breathe Underwater: As amphibious creatures, Nautolans cannot drown.
Expert Swimmer: A Nautolan can reroll any Swim check, but the result of the reroll must be accepted. In addition, a Nautolan can take 10 on Swim checks even when distracted or threatened.
Low-Light Vision: Nautolans ignore concealment (but not total concealment) from darkness.
Natural Damage Reduction: The rubbery hide of a Nautolan provides DR 2.
Pheromonal Sensor: A Nautolan can reroll any Perception check made to sense deception or influence, but the reroll must be accepted. If underwater, the Nautolan can take the better of the two rolls instead.
Automatic Languages: Basic and Nautila.