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Capsule: The Rillorga system is a small system in the Outer Rim territories. It has a solitary planet orbiting a small sun. The planet, Tu'nang, is the home of the apelike Tu'nang Ro (people of Tu'nang), who are a peaceful race that live in a semi feudal society, away from the interference of those that consider themselves the rulers of the galaxy.
The planet has no major landmasses or continents, rather, it is covered in numerous archipelagos and island chains. The lands of the Tu'nang Ro are beautiful places; bamboo forests and cherry trees are fabulously situated against a backdrop of majestic mountains, sweeping plains and brooding oceans. The scenery is breathtaking and has graced many an artist痴 canvas.
The largest island chain is called Nihonass and is home to the planet's single spaceport and the capital city of Teshessi. Teshessi is the largest city on Tu'nang and is situated on the planet's equatorial line. It is here that the elected Council of Lords meets, to govern the people of Tu'nang. The ruling Lords of Tu'nang do not hold hereditary titles, they are elected by the province that they wish to represent. Once elected, however, they represent their province until they die or choose to retire.
The Tu'nang Ro have a very proud tradition of steel working. Though not well known throughout the galaxy, due in no small part to their reclusive nature, the Tu'nang Ro make extremely high quality durasteel goods, particularly blades. It is said that a true steel master imbues each of his creations with a little of his soul, making each one unique in a way that few outsiders can understand. Steel masters are considered to be living treasures, both by the province that they serve and by the Tu'nang Ro as a whole.
Being made up of numerous islands, fishing is a major trade on Tu'nang and provides a staple part of the population痴 diet. Some of the fish have become delicacies in some of the more exotic restaurants of the galaxy and, therefore, demand a high price on the galactic market. The Tu'nang Ro are, however, very careful not to over fish their oceans. Scientists keep a close eye on the numbers of the various different species of fish, to ensure their continued survival for future generations of Tu'nang Ro.
The Tu'nang Ro welcome visitors to their world, as long as they bring only peaceful trade with them. Though they are a peaceful race, they do not suffer insult meekly, nor do they agree with subjugation or slavery, the latter being highly illegal on Tu'nang. When roused, the Tu'nang Ro react with an efficiency only seen in those who are utterly at peace with themselves and their beliefs. The Tu'nang Ro make the greatest friends and the staunchest foes.
Tu地ang Ro have a racial taboo regarding uncovered heads. On Tu地ang, it is considered the height of rudeness for an individual to uncover their head. This being the case, all Tu地ang Ro wear some sort of headdress while in public, whether this is a bandana, hat or helmet is irrelevant, as long as the crown of the head remains covered. This is an ancient taboo and many are unsure of its origins, but some have speculated that it is a sign of their civilisation, to remove ones head gear is to revert to the primitive, base animal urges, thus, to bear one痴 head towards someone implies that they are beneath you, not worthy of you attention or respect.
The Tu地ang Ro is an ape-like race of intelligent primates, found on the outer rim world of Tu地ang. They have short, squat, powerful bodies covered in hair that varies between a dark brown and vibrant orange in colour. The length of their body hair varies considerably based on personal preference, but seldom exceeds 20 centimetres in length. Their eyes are dark, usually shades of brown, though some have black eyes. Their arms are the full length of their bodies, their legs, however, are comparatively short; they are not built for speed. Tu地ang Ro do not need to wear clothes, but often wear cloth wrapped around their bodies in a loose fitting flowing style, that allows relatively good freedom of movement. These robes tend to be in dark in colour, providing contrast with the Tu地ang Ro痴 often vibrant colouring.
They are a technologically advanced race and have developed hyper謀rive technology; however, they are a reclusive race, which has tried to remain separate from the troubles that have plagued the galaxy under the rule of the empire. This means that it is rare to see members of this race except in the outer rim territories near their home world. They are trying to avoid the attention of the Empire, especially since the enslavement of the Wookiees.
Tu地ang Ro are generally quite gentle, however, when they are threatened they can prove to be fearsome warriors indeed. They are more suited to close quarters fighting and brawling, where they can use their superior dexterity and strength to their advantage and a charging Tu地ang Ro is an incredible and terrifying sight to behold. Tu地ang warriors, although capable of using blasters, tend to favour more traditional styles of weapon, such as vibro spears, vibro javelins, stun bolas and, the particular favourite, the Rooballa, a powered boomerang that delivers an extreme burst of energy on impact.
Attribute Dice: 12D
Good Climbers: Tu'nang Ro, due to their long arms and
dextrous feet, make remarkably good climbers. This being the case,
on character creation they receive a +1D bonus to their climb skill.
Speak Basic: Tu地ang Ro do speak basic, though it is
usually a heavily accented patois. An easy languages role is
required for other races to understand a Tu地ang Ro speaking basic.
Model: Tu'nang Ro Boomerang - Rooballa
Capsule: The Rooballa is a cultural weapon of the Tu'nang Ro. It is a boomerang made out of a single piece of cast durasteel, curved into a 'V' shape and finally finished by hand by a Tu'nang Ro Steel Master. The Rooballa is fitted with a complex electrical system that, when powered up, allows the Rooballa to discharge a powerful blast of energy when it hits its target.
Someone sufficiently proficient in the use of the Rooballa can ensure, though their throwing technique, that the Rooballa returns to their hand should it miss its intended target. To prevent the wielder from receiving the shocking blast, a special insulating glove is worn that is keyed to their particular Rooballa. The glove contains a small transmitter that deactivates the Rooballa when it returns to within 1 metre of its owner.
Model: Tu'nang Vibro-Spear - Yarai
Capsule: The Yarai is a spear that is on average two metres in length. It is made out of very fine durasteel and consists of one and a half metres of haft, with a blade that spans the final half metre. The Yarai is a weapon favoured by the race known as the Tu'nang Ro, an ape-like race with remarkable agility.
Although quite obviously a spear, in the hands of a master the Yarai holds something of a surprise for the wielder's opponents. The Yarai, unlike most spears, is not simply a thrusting weapon. When used by someone trained in its use, the Yarai is used more like a quarter staff, with the added advantage of carrying a blade at one end. This being the case, as technology progressed, the Tu'nang Ro began installing a stun field generator in the base of the spear, so that the butt can be used to subdue rather than kill.
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