I dwell in the womb of Faur'ridar'ru. The frozen crags are my perch, the jagged stone my fangs. I am a Nasyk, I am a hunter.
Nasyk are one of the hardiest races of Sazashi
. The Verin created Nasyk with the sole purpose of surviving on the harsh mainland of Jhoutai. Engineered with metabolic control and superb immune systems, they survived and grew where most other races would succumb to slow and painful deaths.
While Nasyk are no more or less vicious than any of the other Sazashi, they are stricken with a fearsome reputation as cannibals and murderers. This comes from their sordid and bloody history dating all the way back to their inception. This social curse only was reinforced by the perpetuation of the Malisyk cult, an oft wicked and unnerving sect which believed that by consuming the flesh of their foes they will gain their strength.
Nasyk are most often described as Calculating, Introverted, Intuitive, Detached, Rugged, and Apathetic.
Seeing a Naysk pop up from the snow tunnels was a scary sight. You'd only see the tops of their ears. They knew you were there. You just never knew how many were watching.
Nasyk have angular bodies, sharp upright ears, and gaunt facial features. They have both an uppercoat and undercoat of fur covering their entire body, making them well-suited to keep their heat in cold weather. The multiple coats and furs mean that look broader than they actually are.
The Nasyk musculature is sinewy. Compared to other Sazashi, Nasyk have wider feet and a much longer tail help them navigate the snow and keep balance.
Nasyk eye colors range golds, reds, and browns. Their irises have black freckling, a dark ring around the edge, and is more vividly colored towards the center.Intense • Calculating • Distant • Predatory
Nasyk fur is variegations of light and dark patterned together in streaks and spots, with slight cream highlights. When they have an undercoat it's thick..Dense • Fluffy • Camouflaging
TailNasyk have a long, skinny tail with a large brush fan at the tip they often use to hide their tracks.
ClawsNasyk claws are needle shaped and straight, with a slight curve at the tip. They are retractable.
Trait : Sazashi
Nasyk claws are sharp along their inner edge, and have a shape similar to a suture needle with a straight length and a curve inwards near the end. They are retractable.
Nasyk have more pronounced fangs than most Sazashi which grants the Nasyk a wicked smile.
Nasyk abilties are focused on survival in the most tumultuous and punishing circumstances. What might be perilous to others, can become normal for the Nasyk.
Nasyk were created to survive in harsh conditions. With an optimized musculature and digestive track, they can survive on less food for longer durations. Their muscles produce very little lactic acid, allowing them to travel great distances.
Nasyk are able to control the activity of their own brains. They can completely shut themselves down to instant REM states, or keep themselves alert enough to respond to threats while still getting benefits of sleep.
Nasyk history is strife with dark cults and steadfast isolationism. Ever since their inception by the Verin, they continued to thrive where the other Sazashi
could not. Throughout history, they had little reason to reach out to other Sazashi. This isolationism combined with a dark cannibalistic sect of Nasyk continues to mar their race even to the banner era.
Despite the stereotypes, many Nasyk in the Banner Era pursue new ventures to conquer. In the age of planetary expansion, a race that can handle extreme conditions fits well for exploration.
Nasyk Culture is rooted in staunch tribalism. There is very little that is private but there is also very little that is boasted about. Due to their tribalism, they have a relatively low populace in other banners.
What they do brag about is their survivability. It is their lifestyle to live in conditions other races might feel are harsh. This makes them very proficient in the colonization industry. Many Habitat
crews will find Nasyk amongst their ranks, proud to serve their purpose living where no one has lived before.
Nasyk have a dark history with their culture, thanks primarily to the Malisyk. While they are as a whole more friendly in the present day, other Sophont can find old wounds hard to heal. Nasyk are often wary of outsiders because of the stigma surrounding themselves.
Where others wither, I will thrive.
The staple of Nasyk drive to survive is their Akjhe
. This influences their decision, and they may seek out more dangerous conditions just to prove they can survive them.
Nasyk can easily burn themselves out seeking tumultuous situations, getting themselves or even their party into trouble.
SurvivalistNasyk take pleasure in finding situations which test their abilities to survive. Bitter cold, unsettled jungles, and dangerous ruins are perfect situations for a Nasyk. Many Nasyk will join parties just for the thrill of surviving.
If they aren't surviving, they are finding reasons to better themselves at their pursuits. They may take on unnecessary risks or challenges to prove to themselves that they can accomplish them.
Except in places where they've adopted other local customs, Nasyk tend to have long names which reflect their given name, philosophical leaning, family, and home.
Surname Philosophy-Family Tel Planet
• Kazuanar Eiu-Rhazhik Tel Jhoutai