Besalisks were a race of many-armed humanoids from the cold ocean world of Ojom. Besalisks evolved from large, flightless avians, though were often mistaken for a reptillian species.
Physiology and Culture
Male Besalisks had prominent crests and four arms, though the female of the species could have as many as eight. The addition of these appendages required a hearty metabolism, and these bulky beings were able to store food and water for many days. If need be, they could also survive for long periods without either. Scruffy sensory whiskers lined the area below their noses, just above the robust wattle most adult Besalisks possessed.
Quick-witted and sociable, Besalisks easily integrated into any civilized society, though few Besalisk colonies existed outside of sparsely-populated Ojom. Besalisks never sought representation in the Galactic Republic, content to go about their business while politicians and bureaucrats ran the Galaxy. During the rule of the Empire, Besalisks narrowly avoided enslavement by calling in favors with various influential underworld connections - though many Besalisks spent years working off this debt, especially those desperate enough to seek aid from the Hutts.
Role in LotJ
Besalisks were friendly, open and sociable as likely to buy a stranger a Corellian fire whisky as strike up a random conversation on local events. They are honest and hard-working with little interest in larger Galactic matters.
Besalisks often find their way into small businesses or smuggling operations where their industriousness and social natures serve them well. Though pleasant, when pressed Besalisks can be ferocious fighters.
Besalisks can speak Galactic Basic.
Racial Stat Bonuses
Str Plus: +1 Dex Plus: -2 Wis Plus: +2 Int Plus: +2 Con Plus: +2 Cha Plus: -2 Lck Plus: +0 Hit Pts : 1125 AC Mod : +0
Racial Level Modifiers
combat Modifier: +0 piloting Modifier: +20 engineering Modifier: +30 bounty hunting Modifier: -50 smuggling Modifier: +10 diplomacy Modifier: +10 leadership Modifier: +20 force Modifier: +0 espionage Modifier: -25 slicer Modifier: +20 medical Modifier: +10 science Modifier: +30
- Dexter Jettster, owner of a diner in Coruscants CoCo Town district and friend of Obi-Wan Kenobi