Species Template: Naylar
By Dan Tubbe

Suggested Attribute and Edge Ranges:
Fitness 2 [5]
Coordination 2 [5]
Intellect 2 [6]
    Logic +1
Presence 2 [5]
    Willpower +1
Psi 1 [6]

Any Science (choose Specialization) 2 (3)
Culture (Naylar) 2 (3)
History (Naylar) 1 (2)
    Naylar 2
Primitive Weaponry (Olonha) 1 (2)
World Knowledge (Omega Romdin IV) 1 (2)

Typical Advantages/Disadvantages
Excellent Metabolism +1, High Pain Threshold +2, Resolute +3, Species Enemy (Eagan) -3

Homeworld: Omega Romdin IV (Naylar)
T'burad Expanse region, Alpha/Gamma Quadrant
Political Affiliation:
semi-independent, tributary world of the Eagan Empire

The Naylar are a humanoid race standing, on average, approximately 183 cm tall with a very solid build to their bodies. Their bodies are covered in a shorthaired fur ranging in colour from off-white to black. Their eyes are normally a dark colour, and their ears are pointed, much like a Vulcan's, but larger and furry.

Naylar society groups all individuals into one of three categories: the Labor class, the Warrior class, and the Chosen class. The Ruling Council is composed of six members from each class, who then elect one member to serves as the Council President for an undetermined term. The Council President can be removed from his or her position by a simple majority vote of the council, which the President does not take part in. Any Council member can be removed from the Council by a two-thirds majority vote, in which the selected member does not take part. Council members can also voluntarily step down, the President cannot. Council positions are usually for life. It is not a strict class structure, and is in no way dependent upon lineage or wealth, and does not overtly affect social standing. One class is not placed above another in society, but all are treated equally. It is possible to move from one class to another.

Class Structure (Overlays)
Labor Class:
    Any Science (choose Specialization) 2 (3)
        OR Any Engineering (choose Specialization) 2 (3)
    Athletics (choose Specialization) 1 (2)
    Computer (Research) 2 (3)
    Merchant (choose Specialization) 1 (2)
    Primitive Weaponry (choose Specialization) 1 (2)
    Vehicle Operations (choose Specialization) 1 (2)
Warrior Class:
    Computer (choose Specialization) 1 (2)
    Dodge 2
    Energy Weapon (Disruptor) 2 (3)
    Shipboard Systems (choose any two Specializations) 2 (3) and (3)
    Starship Tactics (choose Specialization) 2 (3)
    Systems Engineering (choose Specialization) 1 (2)
    Unarmed Combat (Naylar Basic Martial Arts) 2 (3)
Chosen Class:
    Administration (Bureaucratic Manipulation) 2 (3)
    Diplomacy (choose Specialization) 2 (3)
        Naylar 1
    Law (choose Specialization) 1 (2)
    Persuasion (Debate OR Oratory) 1 (2)
    Projective Telepathy 2
    Unarmed Combat (Naylar Mor'jheral) 1 (2)

The Labor class is not oppressed, nor do they see themselves that way. They are by far the largest class. They are the workers and rely on the Warrior class to protect them, and the Chosen class to lead them, both religiously and politically.
The Warrior class is not bloodthirsty barbarians. Actually the Naylar for the greater part tend to peaceful solutions to problems. But the Warrior class is very dedicated and determined, and will fight to the death to defend their people and culture. The Chosen class are the leaders, but as a class they do not take advantage of their positions of power. They are very concerned about the well-being of their people and are always trying to look out for their best interests. They are both the 'Priest' and 'Politicians.'

Naylar fashion depends upon the individual's class. While all the fashion tends to earthy tones, the Labor class dresses in one-piece utility suits, the Warrior class dresses in light multi-piece outfits with chest plate armour, and the Chosen class dresses on long regal-like robes with many layers.

The Naylar do possess psionic abilities as a race, but most often it is only developed and honed within members of the Chosen class. Overall, other races see the Naylar as a noble and intelligent species. They do, however, have a cunning aspect to their natures.

Interstellar Politics
The dominant power in the T'burad Expanse is the Eagan Empire. While the empire's borders do not officially extend to the Naylar's home system, the Eagan sphere of influence is far reaching. The Naylar knew that if the Eagan foresaw the Naylar as a possible threat the Eagan would attempt to conquer them. The Council felt it best to avoid any conflict, yet at the same time felt that their culture would be destroyed if they surrendered to Eagan rule. So they deceived the empire when first contact was made. As far as the Eagan were concerned, the Naylar civilization was just beginning to discover space flight and had not yet expanded beyond their own system. They had no technology that the Eagan did not already possess, and were in no way threatening to the Eagan Empire. The Naylar proposed that if the Eagan Empire would leave them alone, they would willingly supply the empire with various raw materials. The Empire gladly agreed. As long as the Naylar continue to send the tribute, the Eagan leave Naylar system alone.

What the Eagan failed to realize was the extent of the Naylar's cultural and technological advancements. The Naylar successfully hid the fact that they have faster-than-light propulsion, advanced weaponry and even cloaking technology. The Eagan saw a highly populated single home world, with a fledgling colony on the next closest planet. What the Eagan did not see was the more than four hundred separate artificial habitats and other space stations in orbit around Omega Romdin, all of them cloaked. Nor did they see the Naylar's interstellar navy, also cloaked, throughout the system. As long as the Eagan pursue no aggressive action towards them, the Naylar are content to hide their true society from the Eagan.

Author's Note: This race is of non-canon origin and is an original design. The Naylar are one of the many races populating the T'burad Expanse, featured in my "Dark Frontier" series.

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