The Caamasi are an interesting form of sentient being in how their physiology does not necessarily explain all of their attributes or claimed attributes. Many an exobiologist across the galaxy have had many heated conversations over the Caamasi claim to have an empathic ability that allows them to sense the emotional states of those around them. Some of these exobiologists surmise it is because of the Caamasi tapered snout that while containing an impressive set of fangs also has a very acute sense of smell. This though has been open for debate for as long as there have been those who study this generally passive race. The Caamasi claim of empathic abilities though seem to have some measure of proof as shown in many recorded diplomatic situations where the situations hung in the balance of being able to read another sentient's emotional states in order to possibly overcome what would become a dangerous or outright war like situation.
All of this said, the Camassi as a species are of average humanoid height when compared to humans with the females of their species being slightly larger. Both male and females are covered in fine fur that tend to be universal in coloration all over their bodies with three lines of marks running from the top of their cranium to the base of their spine. The colorations of the fur of their species tends to be tans to darker grey tones, however females tend to have lighter fur coloration. The three distinctive marks down the head and back of a Caamasi tend to be darker in coloration in comparison with their body fur for males and lighter than their body coloration with females. There are some variations to this observation but overall stands as a good template for their species for the non Camaasi sentients that they come across.
Due to their empathic sense which the Caamasi claim they can share with close relatives, events such as murder and killing seem to have a very profound impact upon their mental states. While exobiologists may debate heavily upon the actual existence of this mysterious empathic sense what is certain is that traumatic events around them have a profound impact upon their mental health, causing most of their species to be considered pacifists in the extreme in comparison with most other sentient species.
Their curious biology leads to them having a distinct body scent that, for most sentients, has a calming sensation. Some with experience in spirits and other such beverages claim that the smell is akin to that of a fine Corellian Whiskey with proper spicy, wooden after tones. This calming effect along with their generally impressive adherence to pacifism has lead some to think that they are completely harmless. While this may seem true, their longer than human arms end with three fingers, each with a relatively sharp talon. Their tapered snouts while possessing an acute sense of smell, also boast an impressive array of teeth that are normally hidden under the semi prehensile and hairless snout. Despite all of this some have tried to exploit the Caamasi to some ill effect and while the Caamasi are more than willing to take great strides to avoid violence it is not unknown for them to take extreme action to protect others, especially those closest to them.
Galactic coordinates: (37, 86)
System coordinates: (4, 6)
Planet type: temperate/breathable
Planet size: 12 x 12
Total population: 12,419,904 inhabitants
Hireable Population: 1,000 People
Civilisation level: 1.9500%
Tax level: 5.0000%
Planet income: 185,640 credits
Tax income: 9,282 credits
Celanon is the closest planet to the Celanon sun, Nalros. The climate of the planet is usually sub-tropical to just below freezing, making the planet very hospitable to humanoid life forms. The planet is very temperate, with temperatures remaining very comfortable throughout the year. Indigenous animals of all kinds fill this planet, providing ample sustenance for the planets sizable human population.
Humans first settled the planet many years ago, coming as refugees from the planet Doyiel, in a nearby star system. The Doyiel sun was threatening to go nova, and the Doyielians knew they must leave their star system or face extinction. The nearest star system was Celanon, and using their standard drive technology, the journey would take approximately 80 years. Knowing that this was far too long for their people to endure, stasis units were developed to allow people to survive the trip.
The starship however was far too small to carry everyone in stasis units. Riots on the planet ensued, people demanding to be given a spot in a stasis unit. After it became clear to the general populous that only a select few would be able to get on board, another solution was developed. Reproductive cells were taken from each member of society, and were chemically combined with cells from the opposite sex to create a large quantity of embryos which, being much smaller then a full grown person, could easily fit into the stasis units available. Personal messages were recorded by each donor, allowing them to tell their story to their descendant when they arrived at their new world.
Thirty years before the sun exploded, the ship set course for the Celanon system. The pilot set the course, then got into a stasis unit himself. Eighty one years later, the computer detected entry into the Celanon system, and automatically woke the ship’s crew from stasis. Finding a hospitable planet, the ship set down and the crew awoke the colonists. Stepping out of the ship for the first time in 80 years, the colonists were greeted by a lush green planet that looked nearly identical to their home.
After setting up a colony and getting things settled down, the scientists went to recover the embryos and start restoring the Doyielian population. Scientists were horrified to learn that during the flight, two of the three embryonic stasis units had failed, killing 2/3 of the embryos before they even left their own star system. The third stasis unit was intact however, and nearly 98% of the embryos survived implantation. In the span of 3 years, the planet’s population tripled, and the Doyielian society was happy on their new planet.
Several years after the population started to stabilize, planetary sensors detected a ship entering the atmosphere. Not being entirely sure how to deal with this potential threat, defense forces were scrambled, and guided the ship to land just outside Celanon city. A representative from Valathor, an inhabited nearby planet, wished to commence diplomatic relations with Celanon. Both planets were happy to work together, and within months, a joint research and manufacturing project began on the nearby planet Pelerion.
Less then a century later, the joint research team discovered hyperspace technology, and Valathor and Celanon learned that they were not alone in the universe.
The Doyielians are a peaceful people, content to ignore and be ignored by other galactic powers. Some of the younger members of society leave the world to pursue greater adventure, although most remain on the planet for their entire life.