Fikliess

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Stamina1+
StrengthSubnormal (0) - High (4)
SpeedLow (2) - Fast (6)
AgilityClumsy (1) - Acrobatic (6)
IntelligenceSimple (1) - Genius (6)
Maneuverability1 to 4
Size1.5 m. tall, 30 kg.
Skill Adjustment-2

Fikliess are the only Opteryx species to have six limbs - two legs, two fully-functional arms, and two functional wings. This makes them truly potent beings, for they can manipulate items normally while also being able to run and fly. All other Opteryx are limited in this respect, and neither are there other common species that can match this feat.

The standard Fikliess is a very small creature, but rather well-muscled for its size. This strength is somewhat diluted by their diverse limbs, however, though it is still evident in their potential physical attributes. Their sharply-tapered head is tipped by a pointed beak, and is mounted on a sleek neck. They have three or four-toed feet equipped with gripping claws, and their legs are capable of folding close to their bodies. Their wings and arms share a common set of anchors to the spine, but have separate sockets, and musculature.

While capable of being reasonably manoeuvrable, Fikliess are not strong fliers. They cannot maintain prolonged level flight, and quickly exhaust themselves - usually capable of traveling only about 10 km, depending on their willpower and encumbrance. They generally prefer to keep close to the ground, and use their wings to augment their normal running. It is not uncommon, however, for a Fikliess to choose a range weapon for combat, and to stay safely airborne and out of the reach of hand-to-hand combatants.

For Fikliess that choose to become hand-to-hand assassins, they seem to have a disturbing inclination to stabbing their beaks into their opponents heart and crying "Nevermore!"