- Fitness 2 
- Coordination 3 
- Dexterity +1
- Intellect 2 
- Perception +1
- Presence 2 
- Psi 0 
- Any Science (Choose Specialization) 1 (2)
- Athletics (Choose Specialization) 2 (3)
- Culture (Hermat) 2 (3)
- History (Hermat) 1 (2)
- Hermat 2
- World Knowledge (Hermat Homeworld) 1 (2)
- Typical Advantages/ Disadvantages
- Sexy +2, Excellent Chemoreception +1, Excellent Balance +1, Natural Weaponry
(claws) +1, Diminished Social Status -1, Impulsive -1
- Traits Common to the Species
- Hermats are, in general, a solitary species, preferring the company of others of
their own kind to that of non-hermaphroditic species. It is only the exceptional
Hermat who ventures from the homeworld frequently, and to remain away even then
is nearly unheard of. Hermats who do remain away from the homeworld are looked
at as having "something wrong" with them by their native society.
Hermats also have a tendency to trust their highly developed instincts, which
lead them to act without thinking, especially in interpersonal relationships.
- Size: Hermats tend towards the middle of the
height range of Earth humans, rarely reaching either of the extremes. They
typically mass less than Earth Humans, giving them a lithe appearance which
accentuates both their male and female aspects.
Hermats possess both male and female sexual
characteristics, and unlike hermaphroditic "mutations" in other
species, this state is natural. They are "fully funcitonal," and
capable of reproduction as either a male or a female. It is believed that Hermat
DNA is compatible with most other humanoid species in the Alpha and Beta
- Story Notes
- Hermats are generally a xenophobic species, preferring their own kind to most
other species. It is a rare hermat indeed who willingly lives off the homeworld
among unisexual species. Hermats also revel in their sexuality, and it has been
noted that their sexual drive can often match that of the Deltans, though
without the empathic aspects.
In an effort to normalize relations with the
Federation, Hermats have also empowered a language council to determine how
their species should be referenced. Most notable, they Council provides the
Federation and all off-world Hermats with a special set of pronouns with which
to refer to the species. The council has frequently changed its mandates,
creating no end of hassle not only for Hermats, but any races which seek to deal
with them without offending. Most notable are the replacement for his and her,
"hir" and "s/he" instead of he or she. At one point Hermat
dignitaries and officials were supposed to be addressed as "s/hir"
instead of sir, but the Council recently dropped this designation.
Hermats have only one name, followed by a number,
designating the length of their lineage. For instance, "Rosian 217"
would be the 217th member of hir family with that name. To date, only one Hermat
is known to be a member of Starfleet, a fact of which s/he finds both pleasing
- Author's Notes
- I modelled this off Allen Shock's template,
but I was aiming to create a more likely template for a player character. I
eliminated the xenophibic aspect because it doesn't seem to fit with the Hermat
portrayed in the New Frontier series of books. My suggestion would be that if a
PC wants to play a Hermat to use the statistics presented here, but for NPC
Hermats to use the statistics presented by Allen, as Burgy (and presumably
others) are the exception to Hermat society, rather than the rule.
- Submitted by John H. McCullough