The Verpine were a mantid race from the Roche asteroid belt. Verpine were well known for their technical aptitude, exemplified by the starship manufacturer Slayn & Korpil.
Physiology and Culture
Verpine appear as a 2 m tall preying mantis whose stick-like bodies are covered with brilliant green chitin plates. Their two large black eyes allow them to keen vision that could pick out microscopic details. Verpine also can sense and transmit radio waves to communicate with other Verpine in Verpine language.
The Verpine have been spacefarers for their entire history. Their society is based around absolute majority rule, with decisions made instantly through their natural radio communication.
The largest Verpine settlement in the galaxy lies in the Roche asteroid field. The Verpines advanced technology generates atmosphere and artificial gravity in hollowed-out asteroids.
Verpine came in two types -- intelligent, hermaphroditic Verpine and unintelligent worker drones. At the time of their entrance into galactic society, only five percent of Verpine were intelligent. After the change, egg-laying Verpine used a special enzyme to ensure all eggs laid developed into intelligent Verpine. Any drones needed by a Verpine hive were produced via cloning.
Role in LotJ
Verpines are compulsive tinkerers and are fascinated by technology. They arent moved by political discourse or abstract ideals but would tackle a rancor to protect innovative technology.
For bugs, Verpine are quite personable and will improve a friends ship as a favor. The vast majority of Verpine who leave the Roche asteroid belt find employment as some type of technician.
Verpine can speak Galactic Basic but greatly prefer communicating in Verpine via radio waves.
Racial Stat Bonuses
Str Plus: -1 Dex Plus: +3 Wis Plus: +2 Int Plus: +5 Con Plus: +0 Cha Plus: -1 Lck Plus: +1 Hit Pts : 1000 AC Mod : +0
Racial Level Modifiers
combat Modifier: -20 piloting Modifier: +30 engineering Modifier: +50 bounty hunting Modifier: -90 smuggling Modifier: -20 diplomacy Modifier: +30 leadership Modifier: +0 force Modifier: +0 espionage Modifier: -20 slicer Modifier: +30 medical Modifier: +40 science Modifier: +50
- Zraii, head ship engineer for the Rebellions Rogue Squad