The driedna are a founding member of the Alliance and one of its key member species with their large population and various industries.
Driedna are vaguely beatle-like humanoids. They have both an internal skeleton and a thin carapace. Their coloration ranges from pale yellowish green to dark forest green and is often speckled in other shades of green as well as yellow and blue. They have six eyes arranged in a verticle row of pairs. The eyes are a solid color and may be white, yellow, orange, red, deep crimson, or black. Driedna have multi jointed mouth parts that are hidden behind a curtain of tough, dark hair-like growth, except generally for their promonent upper incisors.
Driedna genders are easy to distinguish. Males stand just over six feet tall on average and have a lanky build and two calf length, flexible tails. Females are larger, standing over seven feet tall on average, with a broad powerful build and a single, short, heavy tail.
Driedna males outnumber females by at least six to one. This is not a bother for the species however as the males lack a typical sex drive unless affected by a female who would select him for mateing by touching him with her tail to introduce her pheramones to his system.
Driedna do not mary, but females will often have a sort of “harem” of males and the entire group operate as partners for a while. The females are not just breeders however. They have equal rights and careers of their own and children are raised by the whole group. In fact the most common child care providers are males who are inclined to such activities.
° Adaptable: (2) Driedna may be found in all roles of life.
° Carapace: (1) Their chiton covering gives them Natural Armor 2.
° Environmental Resistance (Heat): (1) Their homeworld is a hot house planet with steamy jungles and burning deserts, so their bodies are very good at copeing with heat.
° Environmental Weakness (Cold): (-1) That same biology that handles heat so well makes them vulnerable to extreem cold.
° Charisma -2: (-1) Though they may be just as nice or surly as anyone, driedna have some difficulty relateing to most other species because of their odd emotions and drives. They are usually very “matter of factly” and don’t completely get others’ emotional motivations. Males also lack a sex drive most of the time. This can make them good “straight men”, but the humor of that is often lost on them.
° Driedna Vision: (-) Their visual spectrum is moved to the “right”. They can see ultraviolet, but not red.
° STR d6: (2) The females are quite physically powerful.
° Size +1: (1) Toughness+1.
° Remove “Adaptable”: (-2) They have a more specific role in driedna society. With females being a very small minority they tend to be more focused.
° Slower: (-1) Pace 5", Run+d6". In olden times, males were the ones who did most of the running about while the females ruled the home.
Racial Cost: 2 points