Neko'Mari

Neko'Mari are a very young race, which came into existence when the first humans met the feline species of the Hrothgar around 300 years ago. The Neko'Mari are seen as universally beautiful by many other Species and their curious minds and agile bodies make them very adept at several skillsets. Most Neko'Mari have adapted very well and integrated almost seamlessly into the intergalactic society, while few of them still suffer from their more primal ancestry and struggle to fit in.
 

Playing a Neko'Mari

You likely
  • Strife to find your place in the universe.
  • Either have a certain fondness of humans and view them not as your progenitors but as equals.
  • Or despise humans and view them as inferior to your Species.
  • Enjoy the attention of other Species and like being beautiful to them.
  • Have a curious and inquisitive mind. Learning new things every day is exciting to you.
Other Species probably
  • View you as very beautiful and either adore or envy you for this.
  • Value your agility and quick reflexes.
  • Frown upon your curious nature and get easily bothered by your questions.
  • See you as a pretty plaything, but don't take you seriously.

Basic Information

Biological Traits

The Neko'Mari are seen as universally beautiful by many other Species, especially by humans. They have very slender and agile bodies, similar to those of humans, but with a few key differences. They have feline ears, eyes and teeth, as well as a feline tail. Some of them have even developed more feline features, like paws, claws or in extreme cases even more feline legs.   They are very agile and have quick reflexes, which makes them perfect for jobs in difficult or dangerous terrain or for those that require rapid reactions.

Additional Information

Social Structure

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Despite their Hrothgar ancestors' herd mentality, the Neko'Mari don't actually enjoy large gatherings of their own kin. Most of them prefer the company of humans over that of other Neko'Mari and be it only to feel special. When large groups of Neko'Mari meet it often comes to rivalries and fights between them. This is the reason why, apart from Hrothai, there are no big Neko'Mari communities and most of them just live scattered among humans or in settlements of other Species.     When it comes to other Species and especially humans though, Neko'Mari can often be quite the opposite. They enjoy attention and being with other people, as they actually hate being completely alone. If a Neko'Mari builds a friendship it usually lasts for a lifetime. They can be quite selfless when it comes to people that are close to them and many Neko'Mari would rather die than let major harm come to their loved ones.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Most Neko'Mari live on Hrothai, the former homeworld of the Hrothgar, but they can be found anywhere where humans live too. Especially in recent years they have ventured to ever further solar systems, proving to have developed at least some of the adaptabiltiy their human ancestors posses.

Average Intelligence

Neko'Mari have very curious minds, they sometimes even act childish or naive. But they are actually quite smart and their inquisitive nature comes from the enjoyment of learning new things and the strife to build a place for themselves in this endless universe. some Neko'Mari go so far as to despise the child-like attitude that some other Species face them with and strife to prove themselves as stronger and more intelligent than other races.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

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Neko'Mari often either use human names or slight alterations to them. They have no own language and never had the need to develop completely unique names.

History

Neko'Mari are a very young race, which came into existence when the first humans met the feline species of the Hrothgar around 300 years ago. Today the Hrothgar no longer exist, but their offspring with humanity, the Neko'Mari, thrives and starts populating the universe more and more with each passing decade.

Subspecies

The Neko'Mari, being a very young race, didn't have much time to develop an incredibly diverse structure of subspecies, yet one still exists since their earliest days.
 

Necuni'Mari

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The Necuni'Mari are very similar to other Neko'Mari, the only big difference being their leporine features, instead of the usual feline ones. Instead of feline ears, they have long leporine ears, that greatly increase their hearing ability. They are less agile, but much faster runners and way more perceptive than their feline cousins.   Necuni'Mari are said to be very compassionate and even though they only exist in rather small numbers, when compared to their feline counterparts, they are well liked by most other species.   Necuni'Mari and feline Neko'Mari can reproduce with each other without any problems. The offspring of this union is usually feline Neko'Mari (~80%) and only rarely a leporine Necuni'Mari (~20%).
 

Vulpo'Mari

So similar to normal Neko'Mari, the Vulpo'Mari are often mistaken for their more common relatives, but they feature canine features, instead of the usual feline ones (so e.g. Fox- or Wolf-like).   Vulpo'Mari are often shy or aggressive and contrary to most Neko'Mari, they actually prefer to stay solo for most of their lives. Many of them end up as loners, but it doesn't have to be like this. While Vulpo'Mari have a hard time building relationships, they can be some of the most compassionate and loyal partners of all sentient Species. Many Vulpo'Mari would rather die than seeing their chosen partners get hurt.   Vulpo'Mari and feline Neko'Mari can reproduce with each other without any problems. The offspring of this union is usually feline Neko'Mari (~65%) and less commonly a canine Vulpo'Mari (~35%). Vulpo'Mari and the leporine Necuni'Mari can also reproduce, resulting in a more even spread of offspring, about 55% canine Vulpo'Mari and 45% leporine Necuni'Mari.
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Homeworld
Hrothai
Galactic Population
~245 Mrd (4,9%)
Sub-Species Distribution
  • Neko'Mari: ~65%
  • Nekitsuni'Mari: ~20%
  • Necuni'Mari: ~15%
Genetic Ancestor(s)
Scientific Name
Homo Hroth Mari
Lifespan
~ 60 - 68 years
Average Height
~ 1.6 - 1.7 meters
Average Weight
~ 45 - 55 kg
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Neko'Mari

Species Point Cost:
6

Attribute Ranges

BOD STR AGI REA LOG INT WIL CHA KAR
1-6
1-5
2-8
1-7
1-6
1-6
1-5
2-7
1-6

Traits

Body Type
Humanoid
Size
Medium (Standard Lifestyle Cost)
Vision
Low-Light Vision
Languages
Basic, Hrothai

Perks

Curious Mind

Cost: 1 Point
Your natural curiosity makes you perceptice and a quick learner. You gain a free rank in the Perception skill at character creation. Also when you're learning new things from a mentor, the cost and time required for training is decreased by 25%.
 

Jump Up

Cost: 1 Point
Once per Combat Round, you can use the Stand Up Action as a free action, instead of a Simple Action.
 

Feline Grace

Cost: 1 Point
Neko'Mari have cat-like reflexes and agile bodies to support them. You gain a +1 dice pool modifier to all non-combat Agilty and Reaction tests. You also only take half damage from falling.
 

Necuni'Mari

Cost: 2 Points
If you want to play a member of the Necuni'Mari Subspecies, you have to spend 5 of your starting XP and gain the following Traits:
 

Perceptive Ears

Your body might not be quite as agile as that of a feline Neko'Mari, but you make up for it with your incredible hearing ability, being able to even detect small shifts of sound in the air. Swap the base Species Range for Agility with that of Intuition. (Making your Agility Range "1-6" and your Intuition Range "2-8")
 

Leporine Legwork

-Replaces Feline Grace-
Necuni'Mari are some of the fastest runners of all the known Species. Their legs are incredibly fast and strong. You receive a +2 bonus to your dice pool for all sprinting tests. Also your jump distance is doubled, both vertically and horizontally.
 

Vulpo'Mari

Cost: 2 Points
If you want to play a member of the Vulpo'Mari Subspecies, you have to spend 5 of your starting XP and gain the following Traits:
 

Strong Blooded

As a Vulpo'Mari you are as agile as most Neko'Mari, but your reflexes are somewhat less pronounced that those of your feline cousine. But what you lack in Reactions, you make up for in Strength, being much stronger than your other relatives. Swap the base Species Range for Reaction with that of your Strength. (Making your Reaction Range "1-5" and your Strength Range "1-7")
 

Canine Senses

-Replaces Feline Grace-
Vulpo'Mari have very refined senses. Their noses, eyes and ears can pick up even fine details, when stalking their prey. You gain a +2 dice pool modifier to all Perception and Tracking tests.

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