Gands were sentient insectoid species who evolved on the homonymous ammonia-gas planet Gand. Gands required a special breathing gear to manage potentially poisonous off world gas mixtures. It has been speculated that Gand evolved from insects but Gand will not allow themselves to be studied.
Physiology and Culture
Gand were stocky humanoids covered in a chitinous exoskeleton and could see in the ultraviolet spectrum. They possessed large, bug-like eyes and only three fingers on each hand. Gand did not respire, as they obtained all the metabolic ingredients they need through the ingestion of their food.
Gand society placed heavy importance on the achievements of an individual and possessed and held that an individual had no name, and thus no worth, until he proved otherwise.
Young or unproven Gand were all called "Gand", a first feat earned the use of a family surname, and a second allowed for the use of a chosen first name, all with third-person self-reference.
Use of the first person was considered arrogant, as it implied that those a Gand was speaking to should already know his identity. Once a Gand became Janwuine, this was considered a reasonable presumption, as all other Gand would know his name and accomplishments.
Within Gand society, a select few felt the call to the path of the Findsman. A Findsman interpreted the movements of gasses on Gand to prophesize the location of criminals. Part shaman, part law enforcer, a Findsman would augur the location of a fugitive, track him and bring him to justice.
Role in LotJ
Gand are soft-spoken and polite. Even the most accomplished Gand will downplay his achievements. Gands who leave their home world are soldiers, bounty hunters and scoundrels. Their collective mentality lends itself toward military careers. Gand who pursue criminals view it as a spiritual endeavor, following subtle patterns toward their prey.
They can speak Galactic Basic but only while using a voice simulator box to compensate for their lack of vocal cords.
Racial Stat Bonuses
Str Plus: +2 Dex Plus: +0 Wis Plus: +1 Int Plus: +0 Con Plus: +2 Cha Plus: -4 Lck Plus: +0 Hit Pts : 1100 AC Mod : -100
Racial Level Modifiers
combat Modifier: +40 piloting Modifier: -30 engineering Modifier: -20 bounty hunting Modifier: +50 smuggling Modifier: +30 diplomacy Modifier: -50 leadership Modifier: -30 force Modifier: +0 espionage Modifier: +30 slicer Modifier: +0 medical Modifier: -10 science Modifier: -30
- Zuckuss, Gand Findsman and Bounty Hunter (tasked by Darth Vader in ROTJ to capture Han Solo)