Home Planet: Belnar
Attribute Dice: 12D
MECHANICAL 1D 4D
Size: 1.2-2 meters tall
Background: The Khil were a sentient species native to the planet Belnar. They were among the earliest member species of the Galactic Republic, and had spread to countless worlds throughout the galaxy by the time the Galactic Empire came to power. They were enthusiastic supporters of the Republic and the peaceful order it represented. Khil were involved at all levels of the galaxy’s society, acting as soldiers, scientists, musicians, entrepreneurs, and politicians. Most Khil considered themselves “citizens of the galaxy.”
Physically, Khil were warm-blooded, hairless humanoids with grayish skin and a wide variation in height. Their mouths were their most distinctive features: instead of jaws, Khil had many fleshy tendrils hanging from their lower face and neck. Khil breathed through these organs, called hullepi in Khilese. Khil communicated by breathing through hullepi of different lengths, thus producing various musical tones. This made them natural musicians.
Organic debris and moisture absorbed through the hullepi, along with vegetable and fruit juices, made up the Khil diet. Khil communities usually had low population densities, allowing large wetland parks to thrive. In addition to their utilitarian purposes, these green spaces were kept for their aesthetic value. The many non-Khil residents and visitors on Khil colony worlds also appreciated these parks.
In general, Khil were dedicated and ambitious people, with little tolerance for laziness or time-wasting. From infancy, they were taught to work hard and strive for leadership positions. They were often slightly arrogant, convinced that nothing was beyond their abilities if they only applied enough effort. Though their tenacity usually served them well, they were sometimes prone to severe mood swings, and even nervous breakdowns, when faced with high stress or a lack of progress. Their intensely driven, sometimes arrogant nature was tempered by a strong loyalty to family and an usually polite and friendly demeanor.
The Khil were technologically advanced and easily integrated non-Khil neighbors into their culture. Their cosmopolitan cities attested to their willingness to live in harmony with other peaceful species. While they greatly preferred a political solution when possible, in the days of interstellar warfare they had no desire to see their hard work destroyed, especially by a war-loving enemy, and thus Khil deviousness and vindictiveness became especially apparent when they defend their homeworld and colonies.