Abyssin were a primitive and violent people, often hired as petty thugs. They inhabited the arid desert planet Byss, where they lived as nomadic herders.
Physiology and Culture
At about two metres tall, the hulking, humanoid Abyssin had long limbs and a single large eye that dominated their greenish-tan foreheads. They could heal quickly which some believe contributed to an especially violent racial culture. Abyssin could live up to 300 standard years. Elderly Abyssin lost these regenerative abilities, and either voluntarily exiled themselves to die in the desert, or were ritually killed by their tribe.
Abyssin worshipped water, a precious scarcity on sun-blasted Byss. Water supplies were closely guarded secrets and naturally occurring oasis were viewed as holy sites. Spilling water was viewed as both wasteful and sacrilegious. Space traders who possessed food replicators could awe Abyssin with their god-like ability to produce infinite amounts of water.
When two Abyssin tribes met, they would interact peacefully through trading if both groups had plentiful water supplies. Otherwise, they began a "Blooding", a brawl which ended only when one tribe's warriors were all killed, captured, or incapacitated. Warriors who survived a Blooding were usually allowed to join the winning tribe once they healed. This tradition led to some violent incidents when spacers tried to trade with Abyssin tribes with scarce water resources.
Role in LotJ
Short-tempered is overly generous. They are quick to anger and will usually attack anyone who taunts them. Their culture is primitive and they show little interest in technology. They hate space travel and blaster fire, preferring to wrench off their opponents limbs by hand.
Abyssin were uncommon in the greater galaxy. Those who are found off Byss are often slaves or mercenaries. Abyssin were sometimes referred to as "monocs", but the Abyssin often found this term insulting.
Abyssin can speak Galactic Basic interpearsed with grunts and growls.
Racial Stat Bonuses
Str Plus: +4 Dex Plus: -1 Wis Plus: -4 Int Plus: -2 Con Plus: +4 Cha Plus: -3 Lck Plus: +0 Hit Pts : 1400 AC Mod : 0
Racial Level Bonuses
combat Modifier: +50 piloting Modifier: -45 engineering Modifier: -50 bounty hunting Modifier: +40 smuggling Modifier: +15 diplomacy Modifier: -30 leadership Modifier: +10 force Modifier: +0 espionage Modifier: +10 slicer Modifier: -35 medical Modifier: +10 science Modifier: -40
- Myo, regular of the Mos Eisley Cantina