Human

Ambitious, creative, and endlessly curious, humans have shown more drive to explore the universe beyond than any of their neighbor races—for better and for worse. They’ve helped usher in a new era of system-wide communication and organization and are admired for their passion and tenacity, but their tendency to shoot first and think about the consequences later, as well as their general attitude of superiority, can make them a liability for those races otherwise inclined to work with them.  
 
In the grand scheme of things, humans are amongst the youngest races, who only a few centuries ago left behind the boundaries of their home planet and took to space.   When Earth got almost completely destroyed in World War Five, humans started searching the universe for other planets to colonize, until they found the galaxy of Olympus and the planet of Prometheon, which is now the center of their society. The neighboring galaxies of Derabog and Tengoku also became inhabited by human colonies and together those three galaxies form the core of what we call the known universe.   Humans are now stronger than ever before, having quickly developed into the leading species across the universe, conquering and dominating many other species and their home worlds. All of this thanks to their ability to adapt to almost any situation and their knack for creating incredible technologies.
 

Playing as a Human

You likely
  • See yourself as the hero of your own story, surely destined for some form of greatness.
  • Are innovative, flexible, and talented, and you pride yourself on your human resilience.
  • Hold passionate beliefs yet change your mind quickly when it’s in your interest.
  • See yourself as above other species, as yours brought corporate civilization to the universe.
Other Species probably
  • See you as energetic and adaptable, but also as emotional, impetuous, and prone to violence.
  • Pity you for the loss of your ancestral home world and worry that you covet theirs.
  • See your self-confidence as arrogance.
  • Dislike your self-important attitude and disapprove of the notion that humans are better than other species.

Basic Information

Biological Traits

Humans have a wide range of inherited traits, such as body type, skin color, and facial features, yet these minor differences of heredity and genetics hold little significance in modern human society. Still, certain ancient cultural groups are still recognized, leading to a split of human subspecies between the three main galaxies.

Genetics and Reproduction

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The normal gestation time for a human is on average 266.5 days.

Growth Rate & Stages

Infancy
They are usually 5.5% of their mother's weight. Their suckling time is over 12 months.

Additional Information

Social Structure

The diversity of human societies makes them both fascinating and frustrating to other species. If there’s anything that can be said about human society as a whole, it’s that it’s always in flux, with even the oldest cultures constantly adapting and reinventing themselves—a trait that often leads to humanity being seen as a “younger” race, regardless of the millennia it has existed.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Since the destruction of Earth and their colonization of space, humans present the biggest and most widespread population of sentient life in the known universe. There is almost no habitable and civilized planet where no humans exist.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

Human names can be totally new inventions, local traditions, words borrowed from alien languages, or artifacts harkening back to cultures on vanished Earth.

Culture and Cultural Heritage

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Though there is no single human culture, there is a sense of normality for those of the most abundant species. Their abundance and their presence gives them a sense of unity in their humanity that has only grown with the rise of the megacorporations and decline of national governments. Humans have spent thousands of years with other cultures separating themselves from one another along various lines, be they religious, national, or tribal. The rise of megacorporations, along with their individual corporate cultures, only gives humans more ideals with which to drive wedges between themselves. But this mass of humanity is the definition of their culture. They create cultures and sub-cultures, and then seek those that fit them best. Sometimes they even change cultures several times in their lifetime.

History

In the year 2834 AD, after the destruction of Earth, several human colonization ships head to a planet on the edge of the galaxy Olympus: Prometheon.   Over the course of the following years the planet gets turned into a planetoid-metropolis, or city-planet, controlled by the mega corporation Mobius. Soon after, the whole galaxy of Olympus got colonized and turned into the new center of human life. United with the galaxies of Derabog and Tengoku, humanity is now stronger than ever before.

Interspecies Relations and Assumptions

Humans are the glue that holds the rest of the universal civilization together. Their seemingly endless desire to explore and settle any habitable environment has positioned them perfectly to act as traders and mediators between other species, and their lack of their own planet often makes integrating into other cultures attractive to them. At the same time, not every species appreciates their viruslike spread. Yurian in particular keep a wary eye on humans—if only because humans’ tendency toward expansionism and violence track too closely to their own—and many Synths retain a strained relationship with their parent race. Even the friendliest races remain aware of just how quickly a few humans in their midst can become a controlling majority
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Homeworld
Earth (formerly)
Galactic Population
~745 Mrd (14,9%)
Genetic Descendants
Scientific Name
Homo Sapiens
Lifespan
up to 100 years
Average Height
~ 1,6 - 1,8 meters
Average Weight
~ 60 - 90 kg
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Humans are varied when it comes to their skin, hair or eye color. Their skin color can range from almost completely white to a dark almost blackish brown. Their hair colors range from a golden blond, over red and brown to black. Their eyes are of blue, green or brown color.
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Human

Species Point Cost:
0

Attribute Ranges

BOD STR AGI REA LOG INT WIL CHA KAR
1-6
1-6
1-6
1-6
1-6
1-6
1-6
1-6
2-8

Traits

Body Type
Humanoid
Size
Medium (Standard Lifestyle Cost)
Vision
Standard Vision
Languages
Basic, One Lingo (of your choice)

Perks

Naturally Skilled

Cost: 1 Point
Humans have learned to broaden their spectrum to compete with other species and their powers. As such, during character creation, you receive one free rank in two Skills that aren't archetype skills for you.
 

General Training

Cost: 1 Point
Humans through quick learning and adapting to new situations, can survive and thrive under most circumstances and conditions. During Character Creation, you get 5 free points to spend on Qualities. You can't spend these points on anything else and all unspent points vanish at the end of Character Creation. The points from this trait still count towards the maximum of 25 XP of Qualities at Character Creation.
 

Well Connected

Cost: 1 Point
Humans are the de facto rulers of the corporate galaxies. And even the most insignificant slobs have learned the value of contacts and information. Humans are quick to make friends and there's lots of humans on every planet in the known galaxies. During Character Creation, you get 2 additional points to spend on your Contacts.

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