The Abyssin are an alien race native to the planet Byss. These tall humanoids have long, well-muscled limbs and a single, slitted eye. The eye of the Abyssin has twin lenses and dual focal planes, which allows the Abyssin some measure of depth perception. They have incredible regenerative ability, and actually consume their own body mass and rebuild cells. An average Abyssin body cell is replaced every 80 hours. Many of the normal organs found in pairs in other races are singular in the Abyssin, but can be regenerated if injured.
They are a nomadic race, with no substantial exports. Thus, the planet has been relatively ignored by traders. The primary visitors to the planet are slavers who come to export the Abyssin themselves. When two tribes of Abyssin meet, they will either enter into a Trade (if water and food are plentiful, gaunts, weapons, or young are exchanged) or a Blooding (a fight to the death for water rights).
The Abyssin have greenish-tan skin and long arms that reach to the ground when they walk. Their hands end in sharp claws. Although Abyssin can live to be over 300 years in age, their ability to regenerate gradually decreases. Those Abyssin who can no longer regenerate themselves usually walk into the desert and die. Those that refuse to die are ritually stoned by younger Abyssin.
Sector: Deep Core Security Zone
Galactic coordinates: (-50, -10)
System coordinates: (15, 12)
Planet type: hot/breathable
Planet size: 9 x 9
Moff [HC-1]# Bill Maxwell
Total population: 193,505,228 inhabitants
Hireable Population: 0 People
Civilisation level: 18.8800%
Tax level: 0.0000%
Planet income: 45,482,136 credits
Tax income: 0 credits
The planet Byss orbits in a figure-eight pattern around the Besqek System. It is an arid, harsh, and uninteresting planet covered in deserts and plains which contain more lava than water as a natural resource. The extreme conditions on the planet have necessitated the evolution of hardy creatures which can survive them. For example, the Abyssin people are a nomadic race -- their tribes are forced to wander the planet in pursuit of the rare and precious oases of water that exist on Byss.
Told among the tribes is a legend of a tranquil and forested planet filled with lakes of water before it was turned into a ruined wasteland. Some Abyssin believe in prophecies which foretell the coming of an Abyssin Sith lord who will restore the planet to its former glory, and ultimately restore order to the galaxy. Until the prophecy is fulfilled, the Abyssin have to fight over the few sources of water available.
Technology has allowed the construction of Abyssin starports and cities and has slightly raised the standard of living among its citizens. But any space travelers who land on Byss must be prepared to endure a rather unpleasant visit as the inhabitants are ruled by the violent law of 'survival of the fittest'. Thus, they do not look too kindly upon newcomers who could pose a threat to their precious natural resources.