Divinity War Worlds: Rodor
The giants of the galaxy, Rodorians are consummate survivors, able to improvise with objects at hand to rapidly create weapons, traps, bridges, shelters and complex machine rigging. In a contest against any other race, including humans with heavy equipment, Rodorians can build bigger and faster. Although they value security and community, there is no suppressing the wanderlust of a Rodorian, who might disappear for years on a walkabout. There is a deep spirituality hidden behind their gruff exterior. It isn’t surprising the shaman-like Rodorian Matriarch is a highly respected member of the Believer high council.
While their social structure is relatively simple, the planet-wide games of skill and strength that occur every Rodorian year (36 Earth months) are the greatest sporting spectacle in the known universe. From extreme sports to contests of man versus beast, team strategy events and mock battles with sophisticated rules and rapid changes in score, Rodorian sports are pure adrenaline. Like rams that butt heads, giants don't suffer from concussions. It’s an especially useful trait in Rodorian sports.
Whether friend of foe, there is no denying the effectiveness of Rodorians in modern combat. In the words of Jet Naman, a sniper on the last Marine squad on Rodor, "The amount of firepower Rodorians can carry is ridiculous. They're like walking tanks."Rodorians are the largest of all known intelligent races. Typical adults weigh two and half tons and grow to over twelve feet high.
Evolution on Rodor:
Due to the high 35 degree tilt of Rodor’s axis, extreme seasonal changes in temperature spur massive animal migrations. During the epic seasonal migration of Rodor’s giant dinosaur-like creatures, survival comes down to a matter of big, bigger and biggest. No matter how big their enemy, nothing can match the Rodorians’ combination of strength, speed, improvisation and tactics.
The hard life on Rodor made ASP interstellar commerce contracts highly attractive. With access to technology, the giants rapidly moved from living in isolated communities to safe and secure cities and jobs ranging from mining and agriculture to spaceship construction. By the time Believers reached Rodor, the planet had already been inoculated against their beliefs.
While Believers made in-roads in some of the outer communities, the climate on Rodor rapidly turned to persecution. The high council ordered a complete withdrawal of Believer security forces from Rodor and a retreat to Avalon. The final days of the Believer retreat from Rodor minted a new generation of battle heroes, including a legendary Rodorian squad, "The Juggernauts," who fought alongside a squad of human Marines to defend the last garrison from an all-out military assault.