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Name: Anselmi
Designation: Sentient
Skin color: Blue
Distinctions: Four-fingered hands, Three-toed feet, Thin tail, Twin antenna-like growths
Homeworld: Glee Anselm
Habitat: Land
Attribute Dice: 12D

Dex: 2D/4D
Know: 1D/3D+2
Mech: 1D/3D+2
Perc: 2D/4D
Str: 2D/4D
Tech: 2D/3D+2

Special Abilities:
        Bony Endoskeleton and Dense Cartilage: Once capable of handling the crushing pressures of deep underwater, Anselmi bodies are resistant to glancing blows, gaining +1D to resist impact damage such as punches and clubs, but offering no help against cutting weapons or energy weapons.
        Low Light Vision: Anselmi eyes can see extremely well in low light conditions, giving +1D to compensate for low light conditions. However this offers no help in full darkness.

Story Factors:
        Non Verbal Communication: Anselmi can communicate without words with each other, by non verbal means such as reading the swirls in each others eyes, and sensing pheromones. While some of this may be spotted by other species, much of it is beyond the sensing capabilities of non-Anselmi.
        Resentment: The Anselmi resented their tentacle-headed cousins, the Nautolans.

Move: 10/12

Description: The Anselmi were a species of blue-skinned humanoids. They were one of the two sentient species that called the ocean planet Glee Anselm their home. Long before the Clone Wars, the Anselmi were the dominant species on Glee Anselm. They had a vast empire above the ocean, and dams surrounding their land pushed back the ocean. However, their empire eventually fell, and the Anselmi populace became scarce. At some point afterward, the Anselmi lost their capability to breathe underwater. By the time of the Clone Wars, the Anselmi were primitive and resented their aquatic cousins, the Nautolans, whom they referred to as "gill heads." Given the scarcity of land on Glee Anselm, the Anselmi strove to survive.

Biology and appearance
The Anselmi of Glee Anselm were a sentient species of humanoids with blue skin. They looked not unlike the Nautolans, who evolved on the same planet. There were, however, marked differences between the two species. The Anselmi were squatter than their cousins, had only four fingers per hand and three toes per foot, and lacked the Nautolans' head tentacles. Moreover, the Anselmi sported thin tails and two antenna-like growths jutting from the top of their skulls. Most importantly, the Anselmi could not breathe underwater, while the Nautolans were amphibious.

Society and culture
The Anselmi were a greedy and manipulative culture. When their population was still substantial, the Anselmi strived to dominate both ocean and land from their Nautolan neighbors. They built a great empire on a large island outside of the ocean, and had dams surrounding the area.

Since Glee Anselm was an oceanic planet without major landmasses, and by the time of the Clone Wars the Anselmi could only live above water, they were at a disadvantage compared to the Nautolans. Because of that, they resented their aquatic cousins, whom they referred to as "gill heads," and sought to dominate them.

The Anselmi were unsophisticated and superstitious. The Nautolan Jedi Master Kit Fisto described them as "little more than savages." They hunted with primitive bows and arrows, as well as bladed polearms and blowpipes firing paralyzing thorns. They practiced ancestor worship, hoping the spirits of their forefathers would help them triumph over the "gill heads" in exchange for sacrifices.

History
The Anselmi hailed from Glee Anselm, an oceanic world located in the Jalor system of the galaxy's Mid Rim region. According to legend, the planet used to have a vast continent bursting with life until it sank to the seabed thousands of years before the fall of the Galactic Republic. Both species on Glee Anselm lived in peace for thousands of years, until the Anselmi people became greedy, thinking of themselves with greater importance compared to the Nautolans. The Anselmi built a vast empire on a large island above the ocean, and had dams created to push back the ocean; creating more land on the ocean floor for the Anselmi to use. However, the ocean spirit of Glee Anselm grew angry at the imbalance of power, and tore down the Anselmi empire with tidal waves and storms. The Anselmi empire crumbled and the population of Anselmi became sparse. The Anselmi were still a numerical minority by the end of the Republic, and kept a bellicose attitude toward the Nautolans which had been put in place long ago.


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