Attribute Dice: 12D
Ungulate: Half-Bothans walk on cloven hooves, with the hock joint high up the leg. The legs are thickly furred down to the knee, and a long, hair tail grows from their posterior to almost to the ground. Half-Bothans prance, and can run sure-footed in even dim light. Gaining a +2D to their Running Skill.
Horns: Half-Bothans have pointed ears, and some members of the species grow two twisted, pointed horns from the top of their craniums which can be used to do Str+2 Damage in combat.
Proud: Half Bothans are a proud people, taking care in their appearance and being considered by many to be vain considering the time they take preparing their hair, and the ornate jewellery and clothing they tend to wear.
Temperamental: Some half-Bothans were considered temperamental or volatile, a characteristic that was attributed by some to their equine heritage.
Skin color: Pale
Hair color: Brown, white, grey, black, blonde
Eye color: Red
Distinctions: Unguligrade legs, Pointed ears
Size: 1.6-1.9 meters tall
Description: A half-Bothan, sentient species lived on the planet of Farfalla. It was distinguished furred, unguligrade lower limbs, long tails, pointed ears and small forehead horns. Several half-Bothans, including Lirondo, formed part of Farfalla's Knights, a private army led by Jedi Lord Valenthyne Farfalla. Farfalla's Knights fought on the side of the Galactic Republic during the New Sith Wars, circa 1000 BBY.
Biology and appearance
There existed in the galaxy a sentient species that was half-Bothan. The hybrid species was humanoid, with two arms and two legs, and exhibited several equine characteristics. For instance, the species was ungulate; that is, it walked on cloven hooves, with the hock joint high up the leg. The legs were thickly furred down to the knee, and a long, hair tail grew from the posterior to almost to the ground. Half-Bothans pranced, and could run sure-footed in even dim light.
The species's arms were sparsely haired and ended in dexterous hands with four fingers and an opposable thumb, each tipped with a blunt nail. The head of the species had two small, red eyesĂ˘â‚¬â€ťfrom which they could emit tearsĂ˘â‚¬â€ťa small nose with two nostrils, and a mouth with white, blunt teeth. The face was plastic and largely hairless, although some males of the species grew long side burns, and stubble or a goatee on the chin. The species had pointed ears, and some members of the species grew two twisted, pointed horns from the top of their craniums.
Members of the species grew hair on the top of the head around the horns. On some individuals, hair was a consistent color across the body, while on other individuals the tail and head hair were one color, such as blonde, while the leg fur was a second color, such as brown. Other individuals exhibited black or grey hair. The species had pale skin pigmentation. The species had two sexes: male and female, with females distinguished by breasts. At least some members of the species had the capacity to use the Force.
Society and culture
During the period of the New Sith Wars, the half-Bothan species had developed a royal lineage in the Farfalla bloodline as exemplified by Lord Farfalla and his son Valenthyne Farfalla. The royal Farfalla family had distinctive colorsĂ˘â‚¬â€ťvariations of yellow and redĂ˘â‚¬â€ťand wore elaborate attire. In combat, this included shoulder armor and golden breastplates that were buffed, polished, and adorned with rubies and filigree; quilted red vests trimmed with bright red, puffed, silk sleeves; embroidered loincloths; and long capes and robes. Female half-Bothans wore elaborate headgear.
Half-Bothan accessories included circlets, jewelled bracelets, and earrings. Half-Bothans of this era wore their head hair long, often in ponytails, and their tails were often bound in cloth straps. In combat, half-Bothans wore body armor, gloves, and protection on the upper thighs composed of curved panels hung together by chain. Weaponry of choice included axes, pikes and lightsabers; the latter reserved for those trained in the ways of the Jedi Order.
Some half-Bothans were considered temperamental or volatile, a characteristic that was attributed by some to their equine heritage. Valenthyne Farfalla was considered vain by some, with a reputation for giving exaggerated attention to his personal appearance, including manicured nails and the use of perfume. Others considered him more favorably, as a true and loyal Jedi. When confronted with the death of a peer, Farfalla promised to fast for the deceased, placing two fingers on the forehead of the deceased. Half-Bothans could speak Galactic Basic Standard.
A population of half-Bothans developed by the time of the New Sith Wars, fought between the Galactic Republic and the New Sith between 2000 BBY and 1000 BBY. The half-Bothans developed a society on Farfalla, a planet of the Expansion Region's Indra-su-Mar sector, led by the eponymous Lord Farfalla. The community was not part of the Republic until Pernicar, a Jedi Knight and envoy, persuaded Lord Farfalla to enter the Republic. Valenthyne Farfalla, the Lord's son, became a renowned Jedi Master. He led a force of 300 Jedi known as "Farfalla's Knights", many of whom were members of the same species, including his lieutenant, Lirondo.