|Jarells make up a species of humanoids that originate on the planet Oon Tien, but they can be found throughout the Kathol sector. They are a physically strong race that had a technologically primitive society, city-state monarchies with basic metal-working, at the time they were discovered by the Galactic Republic three centuries ago.
Currently, many Jarells perform various tasks throughout the sector as indentured servants arranged by their monarchies, usually as hired muscle and general servants for corporations, criminal groups, wealthy private citizens and even some Imperial governors.
This period of indentured servitude usually lasts between seven and eleven years and is viewed as not only a period of maturation for the transition from child to adult, but also as an opportunity to meet those people that can give them a chance to gain their own wealth and power. Because of this, most Jarells look forward to this time with anticipation and excitement. However, those that do not enjoy their term as servants try to undermine their bosses when the opportunity presents itself.
Despite general conceptions that Jarells are stupid, they are actually quite intelligent and creative. They have no written language but have a long-established tradition of oral history through storytelling. In addition to their strength, they tend to have keen memories, acute perception and a wealth of knowledge.
Personality: Jarells tend to be dedicated, crafty, and smart, many times coming across as focused on the task at hand.
Physical Description: Humanoid, distinguished by mottled purple-and-white skin, cranial ridges, and multi-tentacles mouthparts.
Homeworld: Oon Tien in the Kathol Sector.
Languages: Jarells speak Jarellian and can speak, read, and write Basic.
Example Names: Bronsh Vima, Clatan Dool, Filna Brann.
Adventurers: Jarell do not travel the galaxy very much, since they spend a good portion of their early lives in indentured servitude to various corporations and other organizations.
Jarell Species TraitsJarell share the following species traits:
Ability Modifiers: +2 Strength, -2 Charisma. Jarell are physically strong but not particularly charming.
Medium Size: As Medium creatures, Jarell have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Speed: Jarell base speed is 6 squares.
Superior Defenses: Adapted to a harsh environment, Jarell gain a +1 species bonus to all of their defenses.
Conditional Bonus Feat: Jarell are hardy people. A Jarell with Endurance as a trained skill gains Skill Focus (Endurance) as a bonus feat.
Automatic Languages: Jarellian (speak only) and Basic.