Vosk somewhat resemble humans, but are much stronger, and less charismatic than humans. They have long teeth and pointed ears. Most Vosk follow a deeply militaristic culture, which helps them focus their innate brutality and gives them a great sense of respect, order and loyalty. In Vosk society your military rank means everything.
Playing a Vosk
- Honor strength and deeds far more than words. Someone who is not a proven soldier, can get little respect from you.
- Follow a militaristic chain of command and thus follow orders when given from a superior.
- Have a hard time wrapping your mind around political or complex social situations.
- Strife to make a name for yourself in the galaxy, so your great deeds and honor may outlive you.
Their physical frames are similar to bulkier humans. On average they are larger and stronger than humans. Their mental capacities are considered slightly inferior on average to humans, though they are still not as dull as a Korrug. Distinguishing features include large lower canines that protrude from their mouths. Vosk have pointed ears. Some Vosk, frustrated with society’s judgment of them due to their appearance, decide to accentuate their differences and take to extreme body modification. This subculture uses piercings, plastic surgery, and even cybernetic enhancements to express themselves and set themselves apart from the mainstream. Many Vosk feel the call to join the Augmented, and such “steelskins” may not even consider themselves Vosks anymore, looking down on members of their species who have kept their natural forms.
Growth Rate & Stages
Vosk gestation period is 187 days. They are usually 4.2% of their mother's weight. Their suckling time is over 7 months. They grow 1/3 times faster than humans, reach maturity at the age of 12, and give birth to an average litter of about four children, though six to eight is not uncommon.
Civilization and Culture
Vosk often have harsh sounding names, full of hard consonants.
Vosk to not discriminate between males and females as their women are just as strong and disciplined as their men.
Culture and Cultural Heritage
Vosk culture is strictly militaristic and values virtues like discipline, honor and strength. They similarly despise cowardice, dishonorable deeds and displays of weakness. Every Vosk has a military rank from the day he reached maturity until he draws his final breath. No matter if male or female. Most Vosk thus strife to rise in rank and gain immortality for their names. Vosk tend to settle major disputes among themselves in honorable duels, which either end by drawing first blood or go on to the death, depending on the severity of the conflict and the terms set prior to the duel by both parties. In this duels it is forbidden to use Biotics or telepathic abilities.
The Vosk are together with humanity one of the younger species to start travelling across the universe. But their military prowess and strict discipline led to their forces conquering many worlds before their thirst for blood could be settled and they slowly started to integrate into universal society. But their somewhat recent conquests across the galaxies are still in the minds of some people, marking many of their daily interactions with other species.
Interspecies Relations and Assumptions
Most Vosk have a neutral or even positive opinion about Humans and Grond, as they few them as equals with a similar past, while most of the "older" species don't seem trust worthy to them. When it comes to Korrug and Yurian, they view them as valuable allies on one side, but also as fierce rivals on the other side, which often leads to conflicts between these species. Vosk absolutely despise Vermir, as they are the embodiment of weakness and cowardice in the eyes of the Vosk.