The Bith are a race of pale-skinned aliens with large skulls and long, splayed fingers. Their ancestral origins are hard to discern, because their bodies contain no trace of anything but Bith information. They have evolved into a race which excels in abstract thinking, although they lack certain instinctual emotions like fear and passion. Their huge eyes lack eyelids because they have evolved past the need for sleep, and allow them to see in minute detail. The thumb and little fingers on each hand are opposable, and their mechanical abilities are known throughout the galaxy.
They are native to the planet Clak`dor VII in the Mayagil system. They quickly developed advanced technologies, among them the use of deadly chemicals for warfare. A planetwide toxicological war between the cities of Nozho and Weogar - based on the disputed patent rights to a new stardrive - destroyed the once-beautiful planet, and left the Bith the choice of remaining bound there or expanding to the stars.
Immediate survivors were formed to build hermetically-sealed cities, although they quickly realized that it would better preserve their race to travel among the stars. Bith mating is a less than emotional experience, as the Bith race has lost the ability to procreate sexually. Instead, they bring genetic material to a Computer Mating Service for analysis against prospective mates. Bith children are created from genetic material from two parents, which is combined, fertilized, and incubated for a year.
Planet: Clak'Dor VII
Galactic coordinates: (55, -350)
System coordinates: (16, 10)
Planet type: cold/breathable
Planet size: 5 x 5
Total population: 1,022,445 inhabitants
Hireable Population: 862 People
Civilisation level: 4.3600%
Tax level: 5.0000%
Planet income: 150,815 credits
Tax income: 7,541 credits
Clak’Dor VII is the homeworld of the Bith species. The smallest planet of the Colu system, it has the most violent history. Centuries before the creation of the Empire, the Bith had a highly technologically advanced race. Their homeworld of Clak’Dor VII had been one of the most beautiful in the galaxy, claiming forests and grasslands to rival any other planet. The two major cities of the planet, Nozho and Weogar, boasted populations well into the millions, and some of the best research labs on the planet. Shortly after the creation of a new stardrive at one of these labs, an argument broke out between the two cities as to which had the rights to the technology. Eventually war broke out as a result of their inability to resolve the issue, and the planet paid the price. Nozho came out the worst of the two cities, losing 90% of its population because of biological and chemical weapons. Weogar survived but was turned into a sealed dome as the entire planet could no long sustained life normally. A masses exodus known only as the ‘Evacuation’ was performed and many Bith moved off the planet in hopes of saving their species.
The forests and grasslands of Clak’Dor VII are long gone. Nothing remains now but ice, snow and volcanic areas. The only cities are domed areas that rely on outside help in order to survive. Very few Bith can be found on their homeworld, and even fewer choose to stay there for long. Outsiders who come to the planet see it as an object lesson of what can happen to a civilization when it becomes too advanced for its own good. Ships heading to Clak’Dor VII are limited to necessities for survival and a few transportation ships.
While no sentient beings live outside the domes of Clak’Dor VII, several creatures have somehow survived out in the harshness. Rumours and stories abound about stranded ships that couldn’t make it to the domes. Pilots have crashed within the harsh winds and never made it to the nearest domes because of the monstrosities that roam the wilderness.