Skin color: Light
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Orange
Attribute Dice: 12D
Exceptional Spatial Awareness: Swinging through the dense trees required keen eyesight, accurate depth perception, and quick reflexes. This gives them a bonus +2D to Climbing/Jumping and also to catch anything near to them (generally anything thrown to them, but also vines, ropes or cables they might be able to swing from).
Arboreal: The Iakaru live among the treetops of their home world, and are comfortable with operating high from the ground, suffering no vertigo or fear of height. They climb from a young age, and can climb as fast as they can run, moving through the trees with a nimbleness and speed beyond those of even other jungle creatures such as Wookiees.
Description: Iakaru were a sentient species native to the planet Iakar. Bistan was a member of this species.
Biology and appearance
Having evolved in a jungle canopy, Iakaru had exceptional spatial awareness, aided by sensitive brow tufts. Swinging through the dense trees required keen eyesight, accurate depth perception, and quick reflexes.
At the time of the Battle of Scarif, Iakaru were an uncommon sight in the galaxy, as they had not developed hyperdrive technology. Their homeworld Iakar had been visited by interstellar trade for nearly a century. Pharmaceutical corporations drew valuable organic compounds from the lush rain forests girdling the planet. During the Clone Wars, companies set up major research installations on Iakar, which drove the Iakaru deeper into the jungle and strained the tentative trading relationships the natives had established with the offworlders. With the rise of the Galactic Empire and its military expansion, demand for medical supplies escalated, which brought a full-scale Imperial seizure and occupation of Iakar.