Star Wars – Adversary Data File
Rival – Mid-Sized Dianoga
Creatures of the Galaxy
Galactic Oddities – Under the Galactic Empire, society throughout the galaxy has entered a sort of normalcy where adherence to Imperial law supersedes many local customs and traditions. This has been of great benefit to those who rank themselves among the Empire’s preferred citizens, but has pushed those who cannot or will not adjust to the expectations placed upon them to the edges of civilized society. Sometimes this is a literal definition, as many individuals of this sort flock to the less rigidly-controlled Outer Rim Territories to make their lives relatively free from Imperial oversight. The Empire has not fully extended its control to this region of the galaxy, and seems unwilling or unable to completely establish control there, allowing many nooks and crannies to form in which the Alliance and other, more criminal organizations, can conceal themselves.
From Age of Rebellion
The dianoga is a spectacularly unattractive life form native to the planet Vodran in Hutt Space. A type of cephalopod, the dianoga is uniquely suited to camouflaging itself in a number of different environments, a fact that has permitted it to spread far beyond the world of its birth (or even Hutt Space). The creatures are scavengers, living off organic material (primarily waste products) and metabolizing it while leaving behind any mineral content that it might contain. In this regard they are quite useful, and they are generally tolerated as long as they do not make a nuisance of themselves. They can be found in sewer systems and garbage repositories on thousands of worlds, and even aboard larger space stations. Their widespread presence is due to the fact that the larvae of a dianoga is virtually microscopic in size, and thus can make its egress from one location to another very simply.
From Edge of the Empire
Few creatures have benefited as much from spaceflight as the dianoga. Though coming from Vodran originally, the dianoga has a predilection for hitching rides in space-going vessels. More specifically, it lives in the garbage disposal facilities of starships and from there this monstrous cephalopod has spread to the waste disposal facilities of cities and space stations across the galaxy.
Dianogas are self-fertilizing hermaphrodites and naturally translucent, making them hard to eradicate and spot. The dianoga’s larval form is almost microscopic, allowing it to sneak aboard starships easily. However, it can grow to be up to 10 meters across, a writhing collection of tentacles surrounding a fanged maw and central body core. The dianoga has a single eye on a stalk that it can extend out of the water while the bulk of the creature remains below the surface. The dianoga is scavenger and hunter both and while it primarily survives on garbage, it’s more than happy to eat anything that ends up in its lair, alive or not.
Fantasy Flight Games Rules – Mid-Sized Dianoga [Rival]
Source: Age of Rebellion – Core Rules (sw-ffg-ar-cr-432), Edge of the Empire – Core Rules (sw-ffg-ee-cr-415)
Mid-Sized Dianoga [Rival]
Brawn 4 – Agility 2 – Intellect 1 – Cunning 2 – Willpower 1 – Presence 1
Soak Value 4 – Wound Threshold 22 – Melee/Ranged Defence 0/0
- Skills: Brawl 2 (Br), Perception 1 (Cun), Stealth 4 (Ag), Survival 2 (Cun), Vigilance 3 (Will)
- Adversary 1 – Upgrade difficulty of all combat checks against this target once.
- Amphibious – Dianogas may breathe underwater without penalty and never suffer movement penalties for travelling through water.
- Crushing Grip – A dianoga has many tentacles and can maintain a grip on an unfortunate with some while attacking with others. As long as it has a victim immobilized by its tentacles, it inflicts 2 strain and 1 wound at the start of the victims turn. A dianoga is an aquatic creature and a creature immobilized beneath the surface may well start drowning (see ee-cr-214 or ar-cr-228)
- Tentacles (Brawl; Damage 5; Critical 4; Range Engaged; Ensnare 4, Knockdown, Linked 6)
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