From Beyond The Frontier
|Native Climate:||Temperate to Cold|
Brutally honest craftsmen from a cold world.
The Atrox are from a world with gravity higher than the galactic norm. The world orbits at the outer edge of the Goldielocks Zone and is colder than many other worlds in the Empire. As a result the Atrox are shorter and stocker than the galactic norm and are much hardier than most other races. The harsh environment that they have survived in has created a society that values honesty, ingenuity and the ability to work with ones hands.
The Atrox are skilled craftsmen and they have helped rebuild the Empire after the last war. They are highly sought after by the nobility and upper classes for the skill and artistry they bring to their work.
Their honest and upfront nature, while appreciated in business dealings, is less appreciated in social situations. While the Balar noble house is the second oldest in the Empire, they have less influence because of this social handicap. Atrox ambassadors have nearly started wars by insulting their hosts, saying the wrong thing or revealing sensitive information to the wrong people. They are tolerated because of their skill and artistry.
Atrox tend to be shorter and stockier than the galactic norm. They have long hair and beards, a byproduct of evolving on an icy world. They have a taste for cybernetics, particularly things that help with their crafting and they make some of the finest melee weapons in the Empire.
Atrox Racial Attributes
|Attributes:||+2 Constitution, +2 Wisdom, -2 Charisma. Because of the higher gravity of their home world, Atrox tend to be hardier then other races, and surviving in the cold has given them an inate caution. The straight forward approach can be off putting to others.|
|Medium:||Atrox are medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.|
|Slow and Steady:||Atrox have a base speed of 20 feet, but their speed is never modified by armor or encumbrance.|
|Dark Vision:||Atrox can see in the dark up to 60 feet.|
|Work with Hands:||Atrox work with thier hands and gain a +2 on craft skill checks.|
|Stability:||Atrox receive a +4 racial bonus to their Combat Maneuver Defense when resisting a bull rush or trip attempt while standing on the ground.|
|Languages:||Atrox begin play speaking Universal and Atrox. Atrox with high Intelligence scores can learn any of the common languages in the Empire.|