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Section of Site: Characters D6Belongs to Faction: Old RepublicSubtype: Non-Player CharacterEra: Old RepublicCanon: Yes

Name: Yarua
Homeworld: Kashyyyk
Species: Wookiee
Gender: Male
Hair color: Brown/gray
Eye color: Brown
Move: 11

         Blaster: 3D
         Bowcaster: 4D+2
         Brawling Parry: 6D+2
         Dodge: 5D+2
         Melee Combat: 4D+2
         Melee Parry: 4D+1
         Vehicle Blasters: 5D+1
         Bargain: 4D+2
         Command; 5D+2
         Hide: 4D
         Search: 5D
         Persuasion: 6D
         Bureaucracy: 6D+2
         Intimidation: 6D+1
         Languages: 3D+2
         Planetary Systems: 3D+1
         Streetwise: 4D+2
         Survival: 6D
         Value: 3D+2
         Brawling: 7D
         Climbing/Jumping: 5D+2
         Stamina: 6D
         Beast Riding: 4D
         Repulsorlift Operation: 3D+2
         Security: 5D

Story Factors:
         Reputation: Wookiees are widely regarded as fierce savages with short tempers. Most people will go out of their way not to enrage a Wookiee.
Enslaved: Prior to the defeat of the Empire, almost all Wookiees were enslaved by the Empire, and there was a substantial bounty for the capture of "free" Wookiees.
Language: Wookiees cannot speak Basic, but they all understand it. Nearly always, they have a close friend who they travel with who can interpret for them ... though a Wookiee's intent is seldom misunderstood.
         Honor: Wookiees are honor-bound. They are fierce warriors with a great deal of pride and they can be rage-driven, cruel and unfair — but they have a code of honor. They do not betray their species — individually or as a whole. They do not betray their friends or desert them. They may break the "law," but
never their code. The Wookiee code of honor is as stringent as it is ancient. Atonement for a crime against their honor code is nearly impossible — it is usually only achieved posthumously. But Wookiees falsely accused can be freed of their dishonor, and there are legends of dishonored Wookiees "coming back." But those are legends ...

Special Abilities:
         Berserker Rage: A Wookiee who becomes enraged (the character must believe himself or those to whom he has pledged a life debt to be in immediate, deadly danger) receives a +2D bonus to Strength for purposes of causing damage while brawling (the character's brawling skill is not increased). The character suffers a - 2D penalty to all non-Strength attribute and skill checks. The Wookiee must make a Moderate Perception to calm down from berserker rage while enemies are still present. The Wookiee suffers a -1D penalty to Perception and rolls a minimum of 1D for the check (therefore, while most Wookiees are enraged, they will normally have to roll a 6 with their Wild Die to be able to calm down). Please note that this penalty applies to enemies.
After all enemies have been eliminated, the character must only make an Easy Perception total (with no penalties) to calm down. Wookiee player characters must be careful when using Force points while in a berserker rage. Since the rage is clearly based on anger and aggression, using Force Points will almost always lead to the character getting a Dark Side Point. The use of the Force Point must be wholly justified not to incur a Dark Side Point.
         Climbing Claws: Wookiees have retractable climbing claws which are used for climbing only. They add +2D to their climbing skill while using the claws. Any Wookiee who uses claws in hand-to-hand combat is automatically considered dishonorable by other members of his species, possibly to be hunted down — regardless of the circumstances.

         CREDITS - Vast Personal Riches
                 Ornate Bowcaster (5D Damage) (Not usually carried), Ryyk Blades (Str+1D damage)


Description: Yarua was a male Wookiee Senator who represented Mytaranor sector in the Senate during the waning days of the Galactic Republic, as well as during the Clone Wars. He was assisted by two Wookiee aides and, at the end of his career, Yarua had at least 100 years in his senatorial place.

A male member of the Wookiee species, Yarua originated from the arboreal Kashyyyk, a planet of the Mytaranor sector. In his younger years, Yarua only wished to work in the family business and prepare for taking its leadership in due time. But events went out of control: at the age of 120, Yarua was forced to take the mantle of patriarch when his father died in an accident. The Wookiee took his new role with profound importance, learning to deal with conflicts by using diplomacy rather than brute force. He emerged as a capable diplomat, and the elders of his community came to admire him. Around 119 BBY, when the Wookiee senator who represented his people before the Congress of the Galactic Republic retired, the elders urged Yarua to succeed him. The young patriarch accepted the honor his peers did him and traveled to Coruscant, capital world of the Republic.

Yarua was one of the senators who supported Finis Valorum's sanctions against the Yinchorri in 33 BBY. Later that year, Chancellor Valorum proposed the taxation of the until then free trade zones. Senator Palpatine of Naboo then suggested that a part of the collected money could be invested in the growth of planetary systems in the affected areas. Yarua and other Senators of the region, including Tendau Bendon and Horox Ryyder, cheerfully supported the idea.

Before the Clone Wars, several peace negotiation meetings between the Wookiees and the Trandoshans took place on Hsskhor, but none reached profitable results. Senator Yarua and Trandoshan Speaker-Above-All Hadocrassk met up with the diplomat Jedi Oppo Rancisis, trying to find peace between the two cultures. Unfortunately, serious attacks from the Trandoshans against the Wookiees, including the destruction of a transport with 215 Wookiees, made it almost impossible. The negotiations finally stopped when it was learned that the Trandoshans had support from the Trade Federation, and finally declared themselves as Republican opponents.

During the Clone Wars, Yarua stayed on the Republic's side by his King's order because of his natural sympathy for the Jedi Order and the Republic itself.

Following the Battle of Kashyyyk, Yarua and the other members of the Kashyyyk Senatorial delegation were arrested and removed by the Galactic Empire, because the government on Kashyyyk was helping to hide Jedi Knights.

Personality and traits
Despite his attachment to diplomacy, Yarua still had the fiery temper of most Wookiees, and he would sometimes give way to anger. When he withdrew his delegation from the negotiations with the Trandoshans in 22 BBY, Yarua destroyed the protocol droid translating the talks by pulling the interpreter's right arm out of its socket. Nonetheless, Senator Yarua possessed a firm sense of fairness and was known as a forceful champion of justice in the Senate. In the halls of the Senate Rotunda, his imposing stature and fierce attitude inspired reverent awe among his peers.

Yarua of Kashyyyk despised the rampant corruption around him, and he found representation of commercial power within the Senate scandalous. Although his fondest wish was to return to the peace and tranquillity of his homeworld, the Wookiee was bent on seeing his responsibilities through to the end. Throughout his career, Yarua was a enthusiastic supporter of the Republican reform movements, which he thought could be funded by a through taxation plan.

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