Motes in the Serpent's Eye
Dr. Eon Rose
A bio-anthropologist from the University of Meneer.
Dr. Eon Rose
Female Sathoni; Age: 130; Height: ?; Weight: ?
Rank: Seasoned (XP: 30)
Agility d4, Smarts d8, Spirit d8, Strength d4, Vigor d6, Wealth d6, Debt: 0.
Charisma: ?; Pace: 6; Parry: 2; Toughness: 3+2+1
– Due to their dependency upon sunlight, sathoni suffer a -2 to all trait tests when in complete darkness. Note this is less due to vision as it is caused by energy levels, so this penalty is in addition to any other penalty caused by darkness.
– Sathoni suffer + 4 damage from heat or fire attacks, and a – 4 penalty to resist any other effects.
– Due to their tough skin, sathoni gain a + 1 to their Toughness, but suffer a –1 penalty to all Agility trait rolls.
– Sathoni produce their energy through photosynthesis and are dependent upon sunlight, or a similar source of light (the internal lighting aboard most starships is sufficient), in addition to water and minerals to make their own food. A sathoni character must bask in sunlight (artificial or otherwise) once per day or suffer Fatigue. This can lead to death. Fatigue is recovered at the rate of one level per hour of sunshine.
– A second Shaken result on a sathoni doesn’t cause a wound.
– A sathoni character can cast Speak with Plants (per SVM 138) as if they were a Seasoned caster for the cost of one benny.
– Sathoni are plants rather than animals and, like other plants, are immune to poison, sleep, paralysis, polymorphing or other effects that specifically target humanoid creatures. What vital organs they have are redundant or distributed, so called shots do no extra damage against them.
– Sathoni regenerate quickly. As long as they’re not Exhausted from lack of sunlight, they may make a natural Healing roll once per day (rather than once per week). They can even regrow parts of their body mass or instantly reattach a severed portion.
Dr. Eon Rose is a bright and rising star in the field of Bio-anthropology, an instructor at the University of Meneer. A young sathoni whose seed-ship clan specialized in terraforming, and a devout follower of both druidical doctrine and the Magi, Dr Rose brings a fresh and somewhat controversial perspective to her chosen field of research.
In early 5038 IE, she published a paper on a radical hypothesis pertaining to the origin of sentient species that draws from both church canon and modern genetic knowledge. This paper has been received with much controversy in academic, secular, and religious circles, and continues to spark lively debate.