Shistavanen hail from the remote and rustic world of Uvena, and many of their number have been used as scouts by the Galactic Empire, as they teach their young the ways of surviving in the varied and harsh (if beautiful) environments of Uvena, and they possess especially keen senses.
Personality: Gruff, generally stereotyped as being uncultured and uncivilized.
Physical Description: Furred humanoid, standing 1.9 to 2.2 m tall as an adult, with canine-like features, and fur that tends to have a bluish cast to it, though it may range from white to pepper-grey to brown to black.
Shistavanen Homeworld: Uvena.
Language: Shistavanen, though some learn Basic.
Example Names: ?
Adventurers: During the period of the Empire, numerous Shistavanen have been employed as scouts. Due to the nature of scouting, this requires individuals who have reason to be more or less loyal to their employers, so some Shistavanen have been relatively well-treated by the Empire ... so long as their work keeps them out of sight and out of mind, and it is not brought to their attention the disparity between their pay and that of human scouts doing comparable work. A Shistavanen adventurer in the period of the Rebellion may be just such a scout, having quietly come to realize the less-than-benevolent intent of his employers and having chosen to secretly support the Rebellion. In the New Republic era, perhaps he's a loyal servant of the remnants of the Empire ... but is assisting New Republic heroes in combatting a common enemy, such as the Yuuzhan Vong.
Shistavanen Species Traits
No modifications to basic statistics.
Medium-size. As Medium-size creatures, Shistavanen have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Shistavanen base speed is 10 meters.
Keen Sense of Smell. Shistavanen receive a +2 bonus on scent-based Search rolls.
Low-Light Vision. Shistavanen can see twice as far as a Human in dim light (such as moonlight or underwater). They retain the ability to distinguish color and detail under these conditions.
Natural Weapons. Shistavanen can inflict 1d4 "Slashing" damage with tooth and claw in unarmed combat.
Automatic Languages: Shistavanen and Basic.
Origin: Adapted from WEG Star Wars RPG.