Sakiyans profit from naturally superior musculature that makes them at least half again as strong, dexterous, and quick as similarly sized humans. Their heightened physical abilities make Sakiyans excellent hunters, which has resulted in them being sought for employment as trackers and assassins throughout the galaxy. They have been known to successfully hunt the galaxy's most fearsome beings including tigers, lyniks, nexus, shistavenans, rancors, and even Noghri. Most Sakiyans seek out particularly treacherous pursuits because they believe the only worthwhile hunt is one in which the prey has a chance to win. It is not unheard of for Sakiyans to consume their most worthy prey, despite the prey's race or sentience.
Sakiyans relentlessly work to increase their personal standing and honour through acts of glory. If Sakiyans perform shameful acts, both their personal honour (monthrael) and their familial honour (yithrael) are forever stained. However, the disgraced monthrael and yithrael can be reversed if one of the Sakiyan's descendants performs several particularly honourable acts.