hey do you got any trandoshan headcanons? like their culture, anatomy, etc
DO I!! :D :D :D
i’m ill and brainfoggy today, but i like to keep word docs of headcanons for species i like lmao… here’s some trandoshan headcanons i’ve been sitting on. :>
- females are significantly bigger than their male
counterparts in terms of muscle mass.
- trandoshans develop far quicker than, say, humans. they are
full-fledged adults by ten years old. this rapid development doesn’t come
without drawbacks; trandoshans hit middle age in their thirties, and are
venerable by sixty years of age. it is exceptionally rare to meet a trandoshan
over seventy years old.
- trandoshans are not as social as, say, humans, but still
social enough that they can and will form close bonds with a select few other
beings. females and males traditionally lived apart, coming together seasonally
solely to reproduce. they would tend to live in social groups (or ‘hunting
parties’) of ten to thirty individuals for males, twenty to fifty for females,
and could be very territorial towards close neighbours. females would generally
occupy larger territories (what with their numbers and higher metabolisms
necessitating higher prey counts), and would actively oust males from bountiful
territories. in contemporary times, large settlements have cropped up wherein
trandoshans live more similarly to social mammalian sapients like humans,
making trade and whatnot easier with the wider galaxy; there is still a fairly
large tendency towards sex segregation, however. many trandoshans across
trandosha still live in their smaller hunting parties, albeit with enhanced
- they are an egg laying species (thus, females lack mammary glands and the species lack nipples and navels entirely). traditionally, fathers had no involvement in their offspring’s upbringing (rarely sticking around past confirming that a mating had been successful in terms of reproduction). female groups would communally rear offspring, with fledged male younglings being obligated to leave upon coming-of-age and female younglings being given the choice to stay or go. in contemporary trandoshan culture, influenced by the behaviours of common sapient species like humans, some trandoshans choose to form pairs and rear children as a ‘nuclear family’ (to very mixed results).
- adult trandoshans generally shed their skin twice yearly. newly shed trandoshans are very glossy, whilst trandoshans due a shed have a very rough, almost matte look to their skin. trandoshans are typically very irritable whilst shedding, and are best avoided for the three-to-five days it takes them to complete the process. additionally, trandoshans can regenerate lost limbs; this is a slow process, and requires the regenerating individual to up their food intake significantly.
- despite being predominantly reptilian in appearance,
trandoshans are warm-blooded.
- they’re obligate carnivores. their high metabolisms
necessitate a high food intake; it’s thought that this requirement is what led
to their species-wide high prey drive and cultural obsession with hunting (for
both food and pleasure). trandoshans can consume every part of a carcass (from
hide and hoof to organ and bone), but they will usually keep trophies from impressive
kills regardless (usually pelts, horns, antlers, etc.).
- as with most peoples, trandoshans may observe one of many
different faiths. the religion with the largest following across the species is
the monotheistic faith centered around a goddess known as the scorekeeper. the
scorekeeper tallies each individual trandoshan’s hunting abilities throughout
their life; successful hunters will be welcomed into her hunting party in the
afterlife, whereas those who failed to hunt enough or who disgraced themselves
(e.g. by being captured or preyed upon themselves, etc.) would forever be
doomed to serve as prey for the scorekeeper and her hunters. (this is
extrapolated from eu canon. a trandoshan character in the old republic game
talks about the scorekeeper a lot.)
- trandoshans generally aren’t very empathic, tending to be emotionally
self-involved at best. they’re pretty blunt and pragmatic as a rule.
- their native language, dosh, is very difficult to learn for
most mammalian species, as it requires layered growls, hisses, and grunts.
these tend to carry over when a trandoshan learns another language (i.e.
galactic basic), leading to an undertone of repitilian noises when they talk.