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Landsmen

Landsmen are the humans of Abba. They come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. They show some indication of genetic engineering, but there is no current "gengeneering" going on at this time. The highly technological past that separated the Landsmen from the Mer is currently not available, and the planet is agrarian in nature. Landsmen have a skin color based on their continent of origin. The northernmost continent has white skin, the midcontinent brown skin tones, and the southern equatorial continent has deep brown to black skin tones. The islanders are a mixed bag of colors, mostly a medium brown due to interbreeding.

Basic Information

Anatomy

Landsmen are equivalent to humans of Earth with a few extras built in.

Genetics and Reproduction

Landsmen reproduce in an equivalent method for humans from Earth.

Growth Rate & Stages

Landsmen grow equivalently to humans.

Additional Information

Social Structure

The continents have differing social structures. The Northern Continent is based on Oligarchy and wealth. The Mid Continent has family and extended family groups, and is ruled by elected office. The Southern Continent is run by Tribal governments, with hereditary power and a mild caste system.

Uses, Products & Exploitation

Landsmen can and do exploit each other and Mer as slaves for personal gain. This is especially true in the Northern Continent where business is cutthroat and social standing is determined by wealth.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

distributed over the continents and sparsely through island regions

Average Intelligence

85-120

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Landsmen have vision ranging slightly into infrared and ultraviolet ranges, and have enhanced smell and hearing.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

Dependent upon continent

History

Unknown now, the Landsmen were genetically engineered to be successful on their adopted planet of Abba. The story of their origin was lost in a volcanic cataclysm that claimed their earliest settlement, which held the histories. Over time, both Landsmen and Mer forgot where they originated, and have adopted beliefs in deities of their new planet, and have formed their own legends.

Scientific Name
Homo Sapiens Adjustus
Origin/Ancestry
Genetically engineered humans originating on Earth
Lifespan
approximately 75 years
Average Height
5'6"-6'2"
Average Weight
140-275 pounds
Average Physique
slim to medium build
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Landsmen come in skin tones ranging from pale to deep brown skin tones.

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