Grond are a stocky race, roughly a foot shorter than humans, with broad, heavy frames. Grond trace their heritage to the missing planet of Grolarion, yet for them, this is not merely a matter of history, but identity—they were forged in the furnace of Grolarion's subterranean passages, and many Grond born long after the planet’s disappearance still feel the sting of its loss, kept alive in Grond song and legend and some Grond strive to one way rediscover their long lost homeworld.
Playing a Grond
- Have a brash but honest personality and rather speak your mind, even if not everyone will like it.
- Love tinkering with new and interesting gear.
- Strive to uphold your personal honor, no matter the situation.
- Appreciate quality craftsmanship in all forms and insist upon it for all your gear.
- Don’t waver or back down once you’ve set your mind to something
Other Species probably
- See you as stubborn, though whether they see this as an asset or a detriment changes from one person to the next.
- Assume you are an expert in matters related to engineering, tinkering, technology, and explosives.
- Recognize the deep connection you have with your family, heritage, and friends.
Grond are on average shorter than humans. Remarkable features include the Grond's small body size, short legs and full beards. Unlike humans with dwarfism, Grond have upper bodies that are proportionately larger than their lower bodies compared to humans. Their skin color varies in a similar fashion to humans, with colors ranging from white to black. Grond have an average life expectancy of well over 100 years. Grond see in a broader spectrum than humans, which allows them to have natural low-light vision. In addition, Grond clearly have a more efficient immune system than humans do, which makes them resistant to most diseases.
Growth Rate & Stages
The normal gestation time for a Grond is 284 days. They are usually 5.6% of their mother's weight. Their suckling time is over 15 months.
Larger Grond communities often focus on tradition and fight to keep ancient crafts, laws, and enmities alive. This traditionalism sometimes causes other species to see Grond as old fashioned, or even backward. Grond are certainly cautious in adopting new technologies and slow to change their way of life, but once a new technology has proven safe and effective, it’s quickly adapted to Grond needs. Grond are often mechanics and soldiers.
Civilization and Culture
Grond honor their children with names taken from ancestors or Grond heroes, and it’s quite rare to invent a new name or to borrow a name from another culture for a child. When introducing themselves, Grond tend to list their family, plus any number of other familial connections and honorifics. Grond names usually contain hard consonants and are rarely more or fewer than two syllables. Some exaples of Grond names are: Agna, Bodill, Dolgrin, Edrukk, Grunyar, Ingra, Kazmuk, Kotri, Lupp, Morgrym, Rogar, Rusilka, Torra, Yangrit
Average Technological Level
Culture and Cultural Heritage
Grond culture puts great emphasize on honor, loyalty and respect, but they also value deeds for more than words. Being a great craftsman, a skilled warrior or a wise leader are things every Grond strives for in his life and those that have achieved this status are treated with the utmost respect. Grond males are much more likely to get recognition and political titles when compared to females, as they are generally seen as less able, even though this is actually not true. The Grond are one of the few Species that are completely friendly towards humans, and many things suggest that they went through a comparable cultural past on their homeworld as humans did.