Biology and CultureEdit
The Togorian people were a feline warrior species native to the planet Togoria. They were known for their association with the Mandalorians, and the unique cultural divisions between their sexes. Both male and female Togorians were also noted for their strong sense of honor.
As a species, they were large bipeds, with retractable claws on their hands and feet. Female Togorians were up to 2.2 meters tall, while adult males ranged up to 3.0 meters. They were covered in gray-white to black fur, often with more colorful spots or stripes. They had extremely dense bone tissue, allowing them to endure greater physical trauma than beings with similar physiques.
Togorians evolved as nomadic hunters of creatures like the bist and etelo. In turn, flying reptiles called liphons preyed upon the Togorians. Primitive Togorians noticed that slightly smaller flying reptiles, mosgoths, were also targeted by liphons who attacked their nests and stole their eggs. Togorians began camping near the mosgoths for mutual protection, eventually domesticating them as mounts. A rift in their society had developed due to this symbiotic relationship. While the males wanted to continue their lifestyle as nomads, the females wanted the comfort and safety of permanent camps. In other species, the conflict would have led to one lifestyle winning over the other, but both male and female Togorians were too stubborn.
So, a middle ground was found: the males continued their nomadic ways, riding their mosgoths and hunting, and competing in contests of prowess. Meanwhile, the females stayed in villages with pre-pubescent children. It was these ancient communes that eventually grew into cities. While the males continued to hunt in the wilderness, the females tended the domesticated herds and developed technology. Males would visit their mates for about a month each year, but the sexes lived completely separate lives otherwise. Whether in spite of the separation of the sexes, or because of it, Togorians were monogamous, and devoted to their chosen mates.
The Togorians' fierceness aided them in winning the respect of the Mandalorians. When the Mandalorians saw that the species was divided, they had thought it would be an easy species to enslave. Unfortunately, for the Mandalorians, both genders were indeed united and fought fiercely to keep their freedom, thus making them honoured Mandalorians, in the eyes of the Clans.
Claws: The claws of the Togorians do Strength+1D damage in combat.
Teeth: The teeth of the Togorians do Strength+2D damage in combat.
Gender Divided: At chargen only, male Togorians gain a bonus 1D for each 1D they put into survival, stamina and atheletics. Female Togorians gain a bonus 1D for each 1D they put into technical and mechancial skills, save the piloting skills.
Intimidation: Most beings fear Togorians (especially males) because of their large size and vicious-looking claws and teeth. When a Togorian rolls their intimidation skill, they gain a 2D bonus.
Communication: Togorians are perfectly capable of understanding Basic, but they can rarely speak it. Many beings assume that the Togorians are unintelligent. This annoys the Togorians greatly, and they are likely to become enraged if they are not treated like intelligent beings.