Sunday, August 19, 2012
Stars Without Number : Entemen
Technology Level: 4 (actually a high 3 but they have managed to "acquire" i.e. steal higher technologies)
Motivation: Power, Wealth, Recognition
Entemen are a tall (average height 6'6") humanoid/octopoid race with dark yellow to orange skin with darker spots and large pointed ears. Instead of arms and legs they have tentacles.
Entemen have a racial knack with all things criminal, in fact the race has a bad reputation among other aliens as being criminals. But this is not always true. Many Entemen are not criminals and in fact some go on to use their skill and knowledge of crime to become skilled (and quite honorable) law enforcement officers. But the negative stigma of their race is hard to shake.
Entemen have large pointed ears which provides them with slightly better hearing than humans, any attempts to Listen receive a +2 bonus.
Automatically has Culture: Criminal: 0 and Culture: Criminal is always a class skill. When dealing with criminals and the criminal element they get an additional +2 to their Charisma rolls.
This can also work against the Entemen. Having a reputation as criminals causes other races to question their motives and purposes. When interacting with others for the first time (particularly those in authority and law enforcement) all Charisma interaction attempts are at -2 (ya just can't trust those Entemen), after the Entemen has had time to "prove his honesty" to others, charisma interactions will be normal, but they still can turn up the charm when dealing with criminals.
Entemen can possess psionic ability but as a species show a slightly decreased occurrence of having psionics when compared to humans. Those that do possess psionics are often criminal leaders and masterminds (no big surprise there).
First Appearance: Marvel Presents #5
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I added (made up) the criminal part to this race. The one Entemen I read about Mr. Slech in Marvel Presents #5 was an inmate on a prison planet that led a gang of prisoners. : )