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SW Races Twi’leks

Star Wars – Races of the Galaxy


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Twi’leks are among the most prominent non-human species in the galaxy. They are expert bargainers, sly at reading other species and using cunning to get what they want.


Physiology – Twi’leks possess two prehensile tentacles, their tchun-tchin, or lekku, that project from the back of their heads. These “head-tails” serve as a second tongue by which they can communicate through signs and gestures. The rainbow of flesh tones found among the Twi’leks are indicators of clan and region ancestry.

Society – Family is everything in Twi’lek society. The government on Ryloth is an alliance of “head clans”, each of which control a small town or larger districts in the city. A family’s five most important Twi’leks lead their respected head-clans, with the power of influence radiating down the bloodline. According to tradition, when one leader of the head clan dies, the four remaining members must take exile in the sun-baked Bright Lands where the vicious Iyleks roam. In practice, however, clan leaders find new and cunning ways to subvert exile.

The clan system has stratified Twi’lek society into castes. Twi’lek at the bottom of a bloodline are considered of the low birth caste and used as chattel in the slave trade. Twi’lek leaders exhibit disgust at any accusation of slavery and deny that they would ever put their own people in bondage, shifting the blame to other clans. Nonetheless, nearly every clan engages in “contracted indenturehood”.

Homeworld – Thought their home planet of Ryloth (R-17) is located in the Outer Rim, Twi’leks can be found on many worlds throughout the galaxy, due to their enterprising nature and effects of slavery.

Language – Ryl is the native tongue of Ryloth, yet there are few Twi’leks who cannot speak Basic fluently. What separates Twi’leks from other species is their second nonverbal language called Lekku, or “Twi’leki”. In everyday conversation, Twi’leks add texture and emphasis to their speech by moving and twitching their head-tails. If privacy is necessary, Twi’leks can converse in complete silence, using only the gestures of their head-tails to pass on complicated information.

Life on the Fringe – Given their linguistic talents, natural cunning, and social aptitude, Twi’leks fit well into managerial, political, and leadership positions. Lesser clan members unhappy with their status often leave Ryloth to strike out on their own, driven with an entrepreneurial spirit to start their own business – or run their own crime syndicates.

Twi’lek Entertainers

Twi’lek dance is regarded as one of the galaxy’s most graceful and sensual art forms. Unfortunately, it has also led to many Twi’leks (especially females) being sold as slave dancers. However, some famous Twi’lek warriors and scoundrels alike started their life as slaves before clawing their way into fame and glory.

Fantasy Flight Games Rules

  • Attributes – Racial – Twi’lek
    • Brawn – 1
    • Agility – 2
    • Intellect – 2
    • Cunning – 2
    • Willpower – 2
    • Presence – 3
    • Wound Threshold – 10 + Brawn
    • Strain Threshold – 11 + Willpower
    • Starting Experience – 100 XP
    • Starting options – One rank in either Charm or Deception. Starting characters cannot have skills higher than rank 2.
    • Heat Resistant – When making skill checks, Twi’leks may remove one Setback (Black) dice imposed due to arid or hot environmental conditions.

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I am a long term gamer, I run 6 RPG's a fortnight, host board game, card game and LANs each about once a quarter and have an addiction to buying more games. Games I am currently running are Pathfinder (1st and 2nd Edition) and Dungeons and Dragons (5th Edition).

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