Xixchil are a common sight in Wildspace. They are six-limbed insectoid beings with body structures much like that of a praying mantis. Their forward limbs are long and hook-like, with sharp retractable blades, while their center pair of limbs are smaller, and are often fitted with delicate mechanical manipulators. They decorate themselves through surgical modification (see the Body Manipulation special proficiency described later). A typical xixchil will have gems, jewels, and precious metals fitted to its exo-skeleton and formed into exquisite and unique shapes.
The overriding xixchil philosophy is “survival of the fittest.” Each individual is expected to improve itself through study and surgical modification. Xixchil surgeons can accomplish amazing transformations, allowing each Sixchil to be a nearly unique being.
This philosophy extends to morality as well, an individual’s allegiance is first to itself, then to its family, and finally to society. Xixchil adventurers will sometimes accord their party-mates the status of “family,” but the Xixchil are rarely willing to sacrifice themselves to help others even then.