- "These Trade Federation types are cowards. Negotiations will be short."
- ―Qui-Gon Jinn
Neimoidians were a species of humanoids that were distant genetic relatives of Duros. They were native to the planet of Neimoidia and also lived on colony worlds in the same sector like Cato Neimoidia, Deko Neimoidia, and Koru Neimoidia. They had a reputation for greed and cowardice. Neimoidians placed tremendous value on wealth, and would go to great lengths to gain money and power. However, they were very easily intimidated, and hated combat. They were famous for running the Trade Federation, a massive corporate entity. Famous Neimoidians included Nute Gunray and Rune Haako, high ranking members of the Trade Federation who later joined the Confederacy of Independent Systems, a separatist movement which waged war on the Republic.
Physiology and Culture
Neimoidians retained many similarities to the Duros, including basic form, noseless faces, and green skin though Neimoidians tended to be grayer. Their eyes also had pupils that split horizontally, and they were distinguished by small lumps on their foreheads and down-turned mouths.
Neimoidians were raised as grubs in communal hives on Neimoidia until the age of seven standard years. The stronger and more aggressive Neimoidians for training within corporations like the Trade Federation while the weaker and less capable Neimoidians were sequestored.
Neimoidians had a reputation of being skilled in matters of business and were well known for their leadership of the Trade Federation. Unfortunately, Neimoidians were stereotyped by other species as greedy, fearful of death, lazy, and corrupt. This is evident by the use of droids for almost everything. Neimoidians were also very conscious of rank, and elaborate clothing asserted the wearer's wealth and social position in Neimoidian society. Even hats, cloaks and drapes as well as colors and texture all had certain symbolic meanings.
Role in LotJ
Neimodians are greedy, crafty and cowardly. They detest combat, preferring to let others do it for them. Their first reaction when cornered is to generally plead for their life. Neimodians gravitate toward sedientary occupations like negotiations, medicine, computers though they have a talent for seamy smuggling operations.
Neimodians can speak a heavily accented form of Galactic Basic.
Racial Stat Bonuses
Str Plus: -2 Dex Plus: +2 Wis Plus: +2 Int Plus: +2 Con Plus: -2 Cha Plus: -1 Lck Plus: +0 Hit Pts : 900 AC Mod : +0
Racial Level Modifiers
combat Modifier: -50 piloting Modifier: +15 engineering Modifier: +30 bounty hunting Modifier: -50 smuggling Modifier: +30 diplomacy Modifier: +20 leadership Modifier: +20 force Modifier: +0 espionage Modifier: +50 slicer Modifier: +30 medical Modifier: +0 science Modifier: +10
- Nute Gunray, Viceroy of the Trade Federation (killed by Darth Vader on Mustafar)
- Rune Haako, Gunray's Advisor (also killed by Darth Vader)
- Lok Durd, Separatist General during the Clone Wars