|Average Height||1 meter |
|Hair color||Brown |
|Distinctions||Bat-like faces, rodent-like appearance, acute senses |
|Average lifespan||80 years |
|Known Members||List of known Chadra-Fan|
Biology and Appearance
Being small and nimble, the Chadra-Fan compensate in their spirit. These rodent like beings native to Chad IV have large ears, flat noses with four nostrils and have the ability to see into the infra-red range. They heavily rely on their sense of smell, even more since males and females project a pheromone aura, which can project extremes such as anger or fear. The larger of their four nostrils detects water-soluble odours, while the inner two nostrils contain specialized chemo-receptors.
Chadra-Fan have seven different senses (sight, touch, taste, sound, smell, infrared sight, and chemoreceptive smell), all of which are much more acute than Human senses. They are usually no more than a meter tall, some with plantigrade two-toed feet, while others seem to have four-toed digitigrade feet.  The metabolism of Chadra-Fan is amazingly fast, allowing them to work almost constantly. They only sleep in two hour naps during the day. Because of their metabolism, the average Chadra-Fan matures by age fifteen and rarely lives more than forty years.
Chadra-Fan are covered from head to foot in fur. Their species evolved from small, arboreal rodents. The two different sexes of Chadra-Fan are indistinguishable to other species, though the Chadra-Fan can readily tell the difference using their powerful sense of smell. If a male and a female Chadra-Fan are interested in one another they release special pheromones that relay their feelings. Chadra-Fan also have involuntary pheromones that convey information about their family line and create an aura of attractiveness. Other voluntary pheromones often convey a Chadra-Fan's state of emotion-anger, fear, or joy. Chadra-Fan even create more complex messages using their pheromones, though the pheromones when mixed sometimes cause confusion.
The race of small but quick witted creatures resembles rodents. Their combination of infrared sight, hypersensitive sense of smell as well as keen hearing made them physically and mentally perceptive beings.
Society and Culture
Their love for technological tinkering even surpasses their spirit. Every tidbit of technology in their reach usually gets disassembled and reassembled with high tendency of bizarre malfunctioning. Many droids, who have had the unfortunate circumstance of making the acquaintance of the Chadra-Fan, tend to have a pathological fear of them because of this bizarre trait. Due to Chad IV's bizarre ecliptic orbit and humid weather, tidal waves of great strength are usual on the Chadra-Fan homeworld. In recent history, tidal waves that swept across the land destroyed almost everything that the Chadra-Fan community was building over many millennia. Due to these almost regular disasters, the Chadra-Fan sleep in swaying open-walled structures that hang from the trees high above the water.
Chadra-Fan love to tinker with mechanical devices, often disassembling and reassembling them into something completely different. Chadra-Fan living in the greater galaxy sometimes work in industrial research, by creating unique devices which engineers of other species with more conventional talents attempt to duplicate. Their inventions are even considered collectible and pieces of art. Chadra-Fan construct many of their creations individually, though they are capable of mass-production.
The Chadra-Fan language relies on the ability of each Chadra-Fan to recognize differences in pitch. If a Chadra-Fan is tone deaf, he or she is unable to speak coherently. Their language also depends on the ability of each to understand pheromone messages.
The society of Chadra-Fan is divided into a clan structure in which every member is responsible for parenting the clan's children and a fact of life is that every household is open at any time. Leadership within the clan is a temporary role that is passed from one individual to another as the situation calls for a particular expertise. Children are the centerpiece of a Chadra-Fan community, and only leave when wed. However, the new Chadra-Fan couple remains with the smaller clan so it is possible that a Chadra-Fan never leaves his or her home.
Chadra-Fan, if left alone, suffer from strong depression that can kill them in a matter of weeks. Thus, Chadra-Fan are not very picky when it cp,es to friends and prefer complete strangers to loneliness. Many Chadra-Fan are taken offworld as slaves, but they take this positively by thinking of it as a big adventure. They are also a jovial race, who almost always get on well with others. Only the most evil acts against them make them think otherwise. Chadra-Fan are generally excellent team members and are extremely forgiving or so ignorant that they forget any failings within a group. Chadra-Fan, thus, can be found with various criminals because they are so unobservant or accommodating.