Biology and CultureEdit
Draethos possessed large teeth, which grew outside of their mouths in what appeared to be an overbite, they also had no lips which contributed to the appearance. Their scaly skin ranged in color from blue through purple to black. Their hands retained an interstitial web between the fingers and the fingers ended in narrow tipped claws. They could also see in very dim lighting.
The Draethos could live to be a thousand years and older. Despite their long lives, their childhood was quite short. This could have been due to their warrior culture. As a long living race, the Draethos society was slow to evolve and was heavily traditional. Martial and hunting prowess was highly sought in the warriors amongst Draethos aristorcrats who were often squabbling amongst themselves for social standing and wealth. The tradition of the warrior's path was so ingrained that any Draethos who made a conscious decision to abandon the way and seek a life of pacifism were exiled offworld to make their way amongst aliens. Thus, sometimes a being would encounter the rare Draethos who was peaceful and intellectual.
Draethos, warrior and intellectual alike, possessed telepathy, including the ability to communicate with any sentient being in a radius of approximately five hundred meters. The ability was limited to communication; a Draethos could not invade the thoughts of others.
Draethos are encouraged to learn as much as they can, and most adults are experts on several topics. As such, Draethos characters receive 2D for every 1D placed into Knowledge skills at the time of character creation only.
Broadcast Telepathy: Draethos can speak telepathically with any number of creatures within 500 meters. Anyone wishing to resist this telepathic communication must make an opposed Willpower or Control skill roll against the Draethos’ own Willpower or Control skill. This ability cannot be used to “steal” memories or information.
Low-light Vision: A Draethos can see twice as far as a normal human in poor lighting conditions.
Long-Lived: Draethos character can live up to 800 years before old age starts to affect them.