Rising From the Ashes
The Nagana (both singular and plural) are evolved
from a sea race, though their bodies are more
snake-like than fish-like. Their lower body is a long
tail, ending with a slight vestigial fin that doesn’t
really help them swim anymore. Their upper bodies
appear more humanoid, with two long arms and a
Skin coloration ranges from stark white to near
black, with shades of gray being the most common.
The skin reflects coloration from light sources,
though, and they are very aware of this fact.
There is webbing under the arms of the Nagana,
stretching from near elbow to near waist. On
females, the fins have coloration but on males they
are the same color as the rest of their bodies. In
many respects, this takes on the role of luxurious
hair does on a female among Humans.
The forearms and three-fingered hands of the
Nagana are quite thin, presumably to allow less
resistance in water. The neck sports gills, which are
actually functional. Eyes are well-shielded by
Nagana senses are similar to those of a Human,
though their hearing is quite keen and their dual
larynxes are worthy of note.
They are able to hear and speak in frequencies that
exceed Human hearing and vocal ability. Some
scientists believe that they once emitted a form of
homing sonar when underwater but this ability has
diminished over time in favor of using their mouth
Nagana are annoyed by constant sonic disturbances
(and therefore shun the use of sonic-based weapons
and devices). When around such things (sonic
swords, for example), they have a -10 penalty on
any Intuition or Logic check because of the
distraction. Ear plugs common to many industrial
settings are sufficient to prevent this penalty.
Nagana speech is not very elegant by most other
race’s reckoning. They don’t use harsh consonant
sounds, having far too many vowels and “n” and
“m” sounds in their language. It is not a complex
speech pattern, and people from any race can learn
it if given the time.
Nagana names tend to be full of vowels, and the
letters “n,” “m,” and “s.” All female names end in a
hyphen followed by the suffix “na,” while ruling
caste have the prefix “An” followed by a hyphen.
For example, a female ruling council member in
Spyre (the capitol native city on Leen) might have
the name An-molah-na.