The Barabel were a cold-blooded reptilian species from Barab I. Many of their actions were fueled by their hunting instincts, but this also gave way to the general feeling that Barabels were always angry, or in the very least ornery. The Barabel had very tough, dark colored scales.
Physiology and Culture
Barabel are large reptilian humanoids with scales shaded from black to deep red. Their bulging, slitted eyes are set above huge mouths filled with pointed teeth. Adults stand between 1.9 and 2.2 meters.
Barabel evolved from nocturnal predators. Their ancestors would lounge in the intense radiation of their sun and hunt during the night.
According to Barabel legend, a small group of Jedi came to Barab I circa 900 BBY. The Jedi helped resolve a ferocious dispute. Because of this, the Barabel held the Jedi in very high regard. After this contact with the Jedi, the Barabel had little contact with off-worlders for centuries. The legendary Barab chieftain Shaka-ka formed an alliance with Imperial Governor Paro Lanto and had the spaceport city of Alater-ka built. Some Barabel began to go off-world, working as mercenaries and bounty hunters.
Later, during the days of the New Republic, several Barabel became part of the Jedi order. The most prominent of these being Saba Sebatyne.
Role in LotJ
Barabel are mean-spirited and short-tempered, taking an aggressive stance toward almost all strangers. They treat clan-mates, siblings, parents and especially offspring with more compassion. Barabel usually find employ as soldiers, bodyguards or smugglers.
Barabel can speak Galactic Basic with a heavy guttural hiss. Those who remain on Barab usually don’t bother to learn it.
Racial Stat Bonuses
Str Plus: +4 Dex Plus: -1 Wis Plus: +2 Int Plus: +0 Con Plus: +2 Cha Plus: -2 Lck Plus: +0 Hit Pts : 1450 AC Mod : -100
Racial Level Modifiers
combat Modifier: +30 piloting Modifier: -20 engineering Modifier: -30 bounty hunting Modifier: +30 smuggling Modifier: +20 diplomacy Modifier: -30 leadership Modifier: +10 force Modifier: +0 espionage Modifier: -10 slicer Modifier: -30 medical Modifier: +0 science Modifier: -20
- Shaka-ka, Legendary Barab warchief who forged a truce with the Empire