Human

If humanity were to be summed up in one word, that word would be “average”. Humans are of average height, average weight, and average talent. The only point at which they are above average is in their condemnation of everything that is not average. Even if it is an upward deviation, people are at least sceptical, envious or outright begrudging.

About 75% of the total world population is human, which allows them to coin the term “normal”. And much worse, it allows them to impose their social and moral ideas on everyone. It is their ideals of beauty that shape the media, their ideas of family that determine what is considered “acceptable”.

Before the millennium, humans warred and discriminated against each other. With the change of millennia, they have turned away from this practice and now prefer to discriminate against all species that are not human. Although certainly not all humans are racist, the skepticisms against other species are much more pronounced among humans than among others.

Genetic Compatibility

Although so many humans behave in a racist way towards other species, humans more than often mix with other species. Yet it is not known if there is any limit to what other species humans can reproduce with.

Known are mixtures with Elves (Half-Elf), Orcs (Half-Orc) and Vampire (Dhampir). The last connection in particular, however, is exceedingly rare, as it requires a will to procreate by the vampire. Furthermore, reproduction with vampires is only possible for female humans, as female vampires cannot become pregnant.

Humans in WIRE

Template Cost: 0 CP

Humans count as the default species in WIRE. As such, they do not receive any special advantages.

In role-play, the Chronist should consider rewarding concealment within a crowd for a human with a +1 situational bonus. This bonus reflects that humans are less likely to stand out among humans. Alternatively, rolls made to remember a human character may be subjected to a -1 penalty.

Scientific Name
Homo Sapiens Sapiens
Lifespan
70 years
Average Height
1.75 meters (5' 9")
Average Weight
72 kg (158.7 lbs)
Geographic Distribution
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Cover image: Calyria Default by Susanne Lamprecht

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19 Mar, 2021 14:15

I love that tiny disclaimed/restriction in the corner. Just a very big hint of just what kind of society Calyria is.

Author of prize-winning RPG settings Dark Shadows and Cinders of the Cataclysm. Designer of the narratively focused CD10.
30 Dec, 2021 08:46

The only point at which they are above average is in their condemnation of everything that is not average.
Never before have I seen a more perfect description of Scandinavians XD

Author of prize-winning RPG settings Dark Shadows and Cinders of the Cataclysm. Designer of the narratively focused CD10.
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Susanne Lamprecht
3 Jan, 2022 15:06

I think this is a description of every European ever :D

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