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Attribute Dice: 12D
This stocky race of hexapedal insectoids is notable for its hierarchical organisation. Several sub-types exist (and it believed that there are more than the three that are commonly encountered) each of which fulfils a specific role in the normal functioning of the tribal unit.
The Klik'tak'nek all share the following common features, they have a hard chitinous exoskeleton (+1D energy, +2D physical), compound eyes and can communicate by secreting pheromones (only threee scents have been defined to date: Danger, Food and Sexual attraction. Exobiologists believe that there may be other scents). Pheromones can be detected up to 5km away, depending on local wind conditions and the presence of other, stronger, masking smells. No Klik'tak'nek encountered to date has had manipulative skills in any limb other than their forelimbs. The rear two pairs are used for locomotion only. Their homeworld is mostly tropical, and as such the Klik'tak'nek show a vulnerability to cold (stamina roll required at 0 to -10C, otherwise they will quickly die of exposure at these temperatures).
Klik'tak'nek are raised in large broods, and their future station in life is largely determined by their initial diet. Three sub-types have been identified: Soldier, Worker and Organiser.
Although these sub-types are die capped at creation, their attributes may be increased at the same cost as per the normal rules. It is unusual, though not unknown, for Klik'tak'nek to strike out on their own. They are usually outcasts or, occasionally, lone survivors of Klik'tak'nek expeditions which have gone wrong.
Due to the physical make up of their "hands", Klik'tak'nek suffer a -2D penalty to all manipulative skills when using equipment of none native manufacture. This penalty applies in reverse to any non-insectoid derived species using items of Klik'tak'nek construction.
It is rumoured that there is a Royal Family directing the overall policy of each tribe of the Klik'tak'nek. These shadowy individuals are not believed to be limited by the same restrictions as their subjects due to a different juvenile diet.
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