Species

Step 3: Choose a Species

In Cydonia, humans are the strangest species to grace its sprawling deserts and vast sandy oceans. There are many sentient species native to Cydonia that would seem strange to a human from Earth.

Bio Androids

IMG_0424.JPGBio-androids are the work of the Ancients, creates many millennia ago for purposes unknown. The Ancients used the ancient proto-Jed as test subjects, inserting and replacing body parts with cybernetic and robotic equivalents. The bio-androids were then placed into cryogenic storage and abandoned in underground bunkers in the cities of the Ancients. For the last one hundred years, bio-androids have been discovered and released from cryosleep, allowing them to pursue lives of their own choosing in a new world. Due to the length of their hibernation, the bio-androids have wiped memories, giving no clues to their creators and their wondrous civilization.

Bio-androids are a logical and empirical species, though not without their own emotional depth. They are fast learners and they assimilate quickly within any peaceful society or scholarly society. They prefer the company of other species rather than their own, as their capacity for learning is limited only by their vast memory storage devices and by the speed of their nanocomputers. They are viewed as a perversion at worst, or as a nascent curiosity at best.

Bio-androids tend to be taller, heavier, and broader in all aspects than the Jeddark or Jeddarhta. The color of their skin is curious, resembling more the shades of humans from Earth rather than the Jed species. Their cybernetic and robotic parts are fairly obvious if not disguised, and it is rather easy to know that one is a bio-android just from looking at them.

Bio-Android Traits

As a bio-android, you have the following species traits.

Ability Score Increase. Your Strength and Constitution scores increase by 1.

Size. Bio-androids are generally broader and heavier than humans. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Composite Plating. Your construction incorporates synth-plastic and metal, granting you a +1 bonus to Armor Class.

Living Construct. Even though you were constructed, you are a living creature. You are immune to disease. You do not need to eat or breathe, but you can ingest food and drink if you wish.

Instead of sleeping, you enter an inactive state for 4 hours each day. You do not dream in this state; you are fully aware of your surroundings and notice approaching enemies and other events as normal.

Telepathy. You can communicate telepathically with any number of creatures you can see within 60 feet of you. You don’t need to share a language with the creature for it to understand your telepathic utterances, but the creature must be able to understand at least one language.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common.

Jeddark

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Jeddark Traits

As a Jeddark, you have the following species traits.

Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by 2 and your Dexterity score increases by 1.

Size. The Jeddark range from under 5 to over 6 feet tall and have slender builds. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Keen Senses. You have proficiency in the Perception skill.

Strong Minds. You have advantage on Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma saving throws against spells and powers that charm, dominate, and read the mind.

Telepathy. You can communicate telepathically with any number of creatures you can see within 60 feet of you. You don’t need to share a language with the creature for it to understand your telepathic utterances, but the creature must be able to understand at least one language.

Trance. The Jeddark do not need to sleep. Instead, they meditate deeply, remaining semiconscious, for 4 hours a day. (The Common word for such meditation is “trance.”) While meditating, you can dream after a fashion; such dreams are actually mental exercises that have become reflexive through years of practice. After resting in this way, you gain the same benefit that a human does from 8 hours of sleep.

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