Friday, August 17, 2018

FAR TREK - Four Years War

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Alien Spotlight: Arcadians

Arcadia is the fifth planet in the Vellun Gamma system. The Arcadians are described as a pacifistic, aquatic race with skin color ranging from light blue to pale yellow. They feed on plankton, but can derive some of their nourishment from photosynthesis. Arcadians live for 40-60 years and raise their young in marsupial-like pouches during the first 3-6 months of life.

Arcadians are distinguished from most humanoids by their broad, enlarged heads with two parallel lines of hair running front to back on the top outer edges of the cranium. In contrast, the bodies of Arcadians are slim and delicate. Their noses protrude very little from the face and their ears are large and pointed. They have wide-set eyes that are particularly brightly colored, and do not have eyebrows.

Creating an Arcadian Character

+1 DX, +1 IQ; -1 ST

Species Talents

Arcadians gain a +2 species bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. They can move through water at their swim speed without making Swim checks.

Communal Consciousness, Arcadian (Psi-Like Ability): Arcadians gain a +1 species bonus on Intelligence-based skill checks and Intelligence-based ability checks when in the presence of one other Arcadian, up to a maximum of +4 for four other Arcadians (Range: 60 feet).

Hold Breath: An Arcadian can hold its breath for a number of rounds equal to 4 x its Strength score.

Limited Photosynthesis: Arcadians can produce life-sustaining energy through photosynthesis. When carbon dioxide, water, and light are available, Arcadians can use photosynthesis to create carbohydrates for energy. Arcadians use this as a supplemental energy source, thereby reducing their daily energy requirement from ingested food by half. When photosynthesis cannot be used in this way, Arcadians have the same ingested food requirements as other humanoids. To benefit from the effects of limited photosynthesis, an Arcadian must be exposed to eight hours of artificial light or four hours of natural light per day.

Low-Light Vision: Arcadians can see twice as far as a Human in starlight, moonlight, torchlight, and similar conditions of shadowy illumination. They retain the ability to distinguish color and detail under these conditions.