Drella (Retreat)

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The Drella are a species of amphibious humanoids native to the water planet of Drell.

The average Drella stands taller than a Human with blue skin ranging in tone from light blue to indigo. They were distinguished by two fleshy growths protruding from the sides of their heads, which they called lethorns. Males also sported two horns growing from the top of their skulls. These were once used in underwater duels to attract a mate, and were seen as a sign of the males' strength and virility. The Drella also have very long black tongues. The Drella are truly amphibious, retaining their ability to breathe underwater while also able to function without difficulty in air. They also possessed acute low-light vision.

Because of frequent exposure to Drell's oceans, Drella lose their sense of taste by adulthood. As a result they regard eating as an unfortunate nuisance rather than something to be looked forward to and enjoyed. As they have little interest in eating Drella will consume nutritional substances to replace meals. They carried sensors designed to scan for maximum nutritional value when forced to eat actual food.

The Drella have a natural resistance to radiation. This dates back to a period of solar instability coinciding with the early evolution of life on Drell. The entire star system was bombarded with intense radiation, and only those lifeforms most able to withstand the bombardment survived.

The Drella are born as tadpoles in clutches of three or more, and raised in tubs of water in a family's private home. During this time, their arms, legs and air-breathing lungs were developed.

As a species, The Drella are generally peaceful and law-abiding to the point of becoming stoic and obstinate. There was no sense of greed and Drellas' were only motivated by basic desires such as food, shelter and health-care.

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