Clans of nomadic Whiphids roam the icy plains of Toola, following wandering herds of caraboose and hoary mastmots across the tundra.
Physiology and Culture
The shaggy aliens are well suited to such frigid environments, with thick coats of fur and fat to retain their body heat. Whiphids are powerful swimmers, and their fur sheds water, allowing them to swim freely in the cold seas. The greatest of Whiphids stand two-and-a-half meters tall, and weigh over 400 kilograms.
They are ferocious predators with a true love of the hunt. They are extremely talented trackers with a keen sense of smell. Their strength and claws allow them to tackle game barehanded, though most prefer simple cutting implements and spears as weapons. The most influential Whiphid in a tribe is the most successful hunter, who is given the title Spearmaster.
Whiphid technology is extremely primitive, and the aliens live in crude yet effective shelters built of rocks, skins, and mastmot bones. They hollow out temporary snow shelters during their migratory months, returning to their more permanent communities of three to ten families in the brief summers. Whiphids were frequently kidnapped from Toola for slave labor and those who were quickly adapted to Galactic life.
Role in LotJ
Whiphids are natural predators who enjoy the hunt. Once acclimated to off-worlders, Whiphids show pleasant, out-going personalities. They usually know the difference between friend and food.
Once Whiphids left Toola, they quickly learned to use standard technology, seeking employment as mercenaries, bounty hunters and bodyguards.
Whiphid can speak extremely limited Galactic Basic, using perhaps only 200 words.
Racial Stat Bonuses
Str Plus: +6 Dex Plus: +4 Wis Plus: -7 Int Plus: -7 Con Plus: +6 Cha Plus: -7 Lck Plus: +0 Hit Pts : 3150 AC Mod : +0
Racial Level Modifiers
combat Modifier: +70 piloting Modifier: -30 engineering Modifier: -50 bounty hunting Modifier: +70 smuggling Modifier: -30 diplomacy Modifier: -70 leadership Modifier: +10 force Modifier: +0 espionage Modifier: -90 slicer Modifier: -90 medical Modifier: +0 science Modifier: -90
- KKruhk, Jedi Knight during the Clone War, renowned for surviving many near-deaths