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Source: Escape from the Prison Moon, pg(s). 50
Neskintis have small legs that can still walk, but primarily move from branch to branch with their arms, or glide between them with skin membranes stretching between their arms and legs. Acclimated to the dim light beneath the canopy, neskintis can see well in the dark. Their fur ranges from blond to dark brown. Most neskintis stand 6 feet tall and weigh 150 pounds.
When the Azlanti Star Empire invaded Gjor III, they were not opposed by the neskintis due to their lack of technology, and initially ignored them. Eventually the Azlanti discovered the value of neskintis as ecologists and began to recruit them, giving them citizenship for their cooperation. Once the initial shock of space travel and technology wore off, neskintis entered a generations-long conversation about whether technology should be adapted or rejected.
Neskintis inhabit the high canopies of the jungles that fill the continents of Gjor III, almost never visiting the ground. Naturally omnivorous, neskintis have become herbivores by tradition. They mature at 20 and naturally live up to 120 years.
Neskintis revere nature spirits, chief among them Nesk, who granted them intelligence and dominion over the enormous trees of Gjor III. These nature spirits are said to live in all objects, and neskintis nurture the trees in obeisance to them, building expansive hanging settlements. Some neskintis have extended this faith to Lissala, the patron goddess of the Azlanti Star Empire.
Neskintis had difficulty adapting to the Azlanti Star Empire. Most, but certainly not all, are content to serve the Azlanti as ecologists, which they consider an extension of their divine mandate. Neskintis are befuddled by technology and most of their villages remain technology-free, though those that visit the empire find it difficult to return to this old simple life.