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Tribes of the Acai Maj

Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:15 pm

This is what I have so far:

Acai-Maj

This is a race of bi-pedal fish people. Nicknamed by the other races as the ?Ripjaw? these creatures can survive in and out of water. Although if out of water they usually stay in moist environments or use an environmental suit on them to keep them healthy. If exposed to a hot dry climate and away from water they become sick very quickly.

Able to adapt to almost any water based environment the Acai people have a remarkable resistance to most natural toxins. (+2 Fort vs poison)

Anatomical features of the Acai race:
Average height for a adult male ~1.9 m Weight ~80 kg
Average height for a adult female ~1.8 m Weight ~70kg

Average lifespan of an Acai ~120 years
1 out of 5 Acai have an antenna that stick out of the middle of their forehead ~5 inches in length. On the end of the antenna is a series of glands that can emit light up to 10m out of water and ~15m in water.

Skin color ? usually adapted over the course of time to the most common environment. Space faring Acai take on a dark somewhat metallic skin tint. Under perfect conditions this race feature might provide a +1 to hide.
Skin Texture ? The hide of the an Acai is tough and slick. Giving an Acai a +2 to escape artist rolls. Also giving the Acai a +2 to natural armor.

Physical stats:
Acai are usually very strong +2 to strength as a race. They are also usually very dexterous allowing them a +1. However, often they are a predator based creature and are therefore common to follow their instincts over their intellect. Thus a -1 to intelligence. Acai are seen as being a very abrupt race having little diplomacy or negotiating skills. Giving them a -2 to Charisma.

The Acai are divided up into tribes. Each tribe is dependent on the others in some way. The symbol used by each tribe most closely represents each of the following creatures:

Tiger Shark ? Marines of the Acai. This tribe teaches its young warefare and front line tactics from birth. They are kept somewhat isolated from the rest of the Acai Maj culture as they are extraordinarily aggressive.

Hammerhead ? Army of the Acai. This tribe is the regular warrior caste of the Acai. Responsible for everything from water to land the only jobs this tribe doesn't perform is the job of the marine in combat and the pilots of the navy.

Mako - Navy of the Acai. This tribe makes up every aspect of the space force presence among the Acai. Pilots of the fighters to crew of the battleships.

Sand Tiger ? Supply tribe. Farmers, clerks, support staff, medical, etc...

Thresher ? Religious tribes

Blue - Tribes of the civilian populations.


Sometimes Acai are assigned to a tribe and sometimes they are born into it. Most of the Marines are trained from birth and are a product of intentional breeding between marines of that tribe in the hopes that they will make a stronger faster, meaner offspring.

Right now the Acai control four solar systems. Acai Major, Acai Minor, Cuumfor, and Eth.

Acai Major is a water planet. Containing less then 8% land mass above water. The other three systems have been terraformed into water planets. The Acai have a presence on several other planets but have not taken them in as their own yet.

Also Acai Major is a heavy world. With a gravity of 2.5 standard units.

Acai spaceships have incredible acceleration and maneuverability due to their water environment in the main crew compartments as well as the high gravity of the home world. The Acai maintain a small air breather quarters on most ships although they rarely get used.

Acai Military breakdown:

The Acai maintain four fleets. One stationed at each major planet with some patrols to the other minor presence planets.

Two major fleets (Acai major and minor)
Each host two Marine and three Army divisions.

Two minor fleets (Cuumfor and Eth)
Each host 1 Maine division and 2 Army divisions.

Acai Major hosts two more army divisions and the other three host one army division each.

Each division is considered a little understrength by most other culture standards. Have as much as a few thousand less then the standard set by the Confed, for example.

Preferred method of space combat is to board an enemy ship and try to take it for refit or components to be used in other ships of their. Hopefully to glean new tech that can be used in improving their own. Once inside they do a severe hack on the environmental systems and try to flood the ship with water. If this doesn't work then they flood the areas of control with converters that dump water into the ship by manipulating the air and energy systems in ship. The environmental suits commonly used by the Acai should protect against electrical discharge. If they can fill the crew compartments with water then they can use their improved maneuverability in this element to kill the rest of the ships inhabitants.

More to come...
Last edited by nfguinn on Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:12 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:52 pm

Looks great Nick.
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Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:55 pm

2.5 gees is probably a tad high for their homeworld - they'd be considerably stronger than +2 str with that kind of gravity.

Did you base their abilities off anything? Clay and I have been using the Star Wars race book for 'templates' concerning races. They'd probably be fine - a plus to a few skills replacing the 'free point' for humans and the natural armor replacing the bonus feat, but I'm not sure.
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Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:02 am

Perhaps a little less grav. Maybe a 2.0 instead.

That should bring it down enough to make it reasonable. Also note, the Acai use the surname first in introductions.

I will post important members of the tribes shortly and include some of the names to show what I mean.
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Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:56 pm

Surname first! Nick is trying to hide their asian culture by making them fish. I bet they're all just a bunch of giant coy!
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Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:57 pm

Their leaders are a brilliant golden color.
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