Human Species in Chronicles of the Wasteland | World Anvil
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The major sentient populator of the The United States of America, Humans are intelligent and adaptable, though prone to illness and with naturally short lifespans.   Humans while, the dominant species, could also be considered a type of "progenitor race" as most other sentient species Post-War originated from Humans. Such subspecies include:
  • Ghouls
  • Super Mutants
  • Generation 3 Synths NOTE: Despite being artificially created, Gen3 synths *are* organic beings and *can* naturally reproduce under the correct circumstances. See the related article for more details.
  Prior to the Great War, ethnicities were based almost solely on the individual's phenotype (IE: Caucasian, African, Hispanic, or Asian). Post-War, the term 'ethnicity' (if used at all) is more commonly associated with any radiation induced mutations (or lack thereof) that can be passed on via reproduction, but are not considered harmful. Such "ethnicities" include:
  • Pure or Prime Humans
  • Rad-Im Humans
  • Psykers
  • Slags
  • Swampfolk
Humans (with rare exceptions) are very susceptible to debilitating diseases caused by mutations. Humans that suffer from such diseases are often given a specific demonym Post-War. Examples include:
  • Scorched
  • Trogs
  • Ghost People
Genetic Descendants
Scientific Name
Homo sapiens sapiens
40-60 years
Average Height
4'8-6'3 (1.4m - 1.9m)


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