Hero Abilities Package - Yeno


Yeno Racial Package (Cost 165-45=120)

Conversion Notes: This package is based on the yeno race from Rifts role playing game. I based this package deal on the absolute minimum of abilities of a first level yeno. The Characteristics cost for the SPD takes into account the bonus from the DEX. This write-up uses Champions 5th edition rules.

The yeno are strange, rare d-bees occasionally encountered in central and eastern Canada and the midwest U.S. They are tall, thin humanoids with scaly yellow, red and orange skin, a melon head, blazing yellow eyes and three-fingered hands. Most seem mean, angry and hot tempered all the time, and are easy to provoke. In fact, one popular saying about yeno is, "You have to watch yourself around a yeno, 'cause they go to bed unhappy and wake up angry." Another is, "Yeno have the personality of an angry nest 'o hornets and an even nastier sting." Why the yeno are perpetually nasty and in a foul mood is anyone's guess.

Yeno are also known as energy weavers or energy men because they can absorb, manipulate and unleash energy in a variety of ways. They can fire energy beams from their hands and eyes and can generate a barely visible energy field around them like natural body armor at the speed of thought. One famous bounty hunter is quoted as saying, "Lest ya kill a yeno in his sleep, them natsy buggers is damn hard to kill, an' ya better be prepared for the fight of yer life." It is a famous quote and a popular Canadian folk tale because, according to the story, a moment later, she was killed by a blast in the back by a yeno who took offense from her quip.

Yeno energy weavers are notorious for taking up the profession of assassin, killer for hire, bounty hunter, bandit and gunslinger.

The yeno is a rare and long lived d-bee race, most often found in Canada. Yeno can see in the dark and into the infrared spectrum. Their skin is minor armor and they can generate a light force field around themselves.

A yeno character would normally also take an occupation, most common are the assassin, commando, special forces, spy, grunt, bandit, bounty hunter and gunslinger. They cannot learn magic or gain psionic abilities.

To learn more about the yenos, I suggest purchasing and reading Rifts World Book Twenty - Rifts Canada by Kevin Siembieda.

Race created by Palladium Books.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
Last Updated - July, 2004

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