Seeds of Rebellion
The Verpine have been spacefarers for all their recorded history, since long before they had contact with other species. Verpine have traveled for so long that the name and location of their homeworld has been lost to antiquity. They are fascinated with technology in all of its forms, and consider themselves to be experts in all technological fields. Any device that falls into Verpine hands is prone to being taken apart, reassembled, and improved with astonishing speed and skill. The asteroid field that the Verpine have transformed into a thriving colony is a testament to their mastery of technology.
Verpine society is guided by an absolute majority rule. Their natural communication ability enables the Verpine of a community to easily poll every individual Verpine within it. Each Verpine has an equal say in any government process, and the final decision is binding. This approach to government enables a single Verpine to speak with certainty about his or her community’s stance on any given issue.
Personality: Deeply fascinated by technology, a Verpine will risk his or her life to protect valuable equipment. Verpine consider technology to be the best means for resolving a dilemma and are willing to improve existing equipment when necessary. Other species find Verpine to be personable and enthusiastic.
Physical Description: Their height and sticklike limbs give Verpine a gangly appearance. Their bodies are covered in green plates of chitin. Each Verpine has two large black eyes and dual antennae. Verpine have three digits on each hand and foot.
Homeworld: The Verpine’s largest settlement is in the Roche asteroid field, located in the Mid Rim. Verpine rely extensively on advanced technology to make the asteroids habitable.
Languages: Verpine read, speak, and write Verpine, which they transmit to each other through organically generated radio waves.
Example names: Garginoolaara, Jurfel, Kyli, Suskafoo, Zix, Zraii
Verpine Species Traits
Ability Modifiers: None.
Size: As Medium creatures, Verpine have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Speed: Verpine base speed is 6 squares.
Natural Armor: A Verpine’s carapace provides a natural +1 armor bonus to his or her Reflex Defense. This stacks with an armor bonus.
Heightened Awareness: A Verpine can reroll any Perception check, but the result of the reroll must be accepted.
Verpine Communication: A Verpine can mentally communicate with any Verpine within a 1-kilometer range.
Conditional Bonus Feat: A Verpine who has mechanics as a trained skills gains Skill Focus (Mechanics) as a bonus feat.
Automatic Languages: Basic and Verpine.