Humans

Humans
Homeworld: Thanquol, Tarrik (Valencia Enterprises)
Population: 81,600,000,000 (80% Human, 5% Duldrich, 10% Eldrich, 5% Ordrich)
Star-born Date: 27108 gsd
Sexes: Female, Male (sexual)

The Humans are a younger race of star-faring people who have been traveling the galaxy for roughly 2300 years during which they have managed to establish themselves as major players in galactic politics and economics. They are ambitious, proud, and are quite creative, allowing them to make incredible scientific progress in a short amount of time. Unfortunately for the rest of the galaxy, they just as often use these traits to wage war as to interact peacefully with their neighbors. These violent tendencies have made many of the other races view Humans with some distrust.

Human
Speed: 6 | Size: Medium
Strength (+10) | Constitution (+10) | Agility (+10) | Dexterity (+10)
Charisma (+10) | Intelligence (+10) | Willpower (+10) | Perception (+10)
Hit Points (+10) | Close Combat (+0) | Marksmanship (+0) | Focus (+0) | Natural Armor Value (+0)
Traits: Biomodified (Minor)

Lifespan: 125 years | Vision: 180° Visible Color
Height: 1.74m (f), 1.80m (m) | Weight: 64kg (f), 78kg (m)
Skin: Pale to Dark Brown | Eyes: Blue, Brown, Green, Grey | Hair: Black, Blonde, Brown, Red
Diet: Omnivore, 2000 kcal/day | Sleep: 8 hrs/day | Body Temp.: 37°C, Endothermic

Human, Duldrich
Speed: 4.5 | Size: Medium
Strength (+14) | Constitution (+16) | Agility (+2) | Dexterity (+10)
Charisma (+2) | Intelligence (+10) | Willpower (+15) | Perception (+10)
Hit Points (+15) | Close Combat (+0) | Marksmanship (+0) | Focus (+0) | Natural Armor Value (+0)
Traits: Biomodified (Minor)

Lifespan: 128 years | Vision: 180° Visible Color
Height: 1.36m (f), 1.40m (m) | Weight: 78kg (f), 88kg (m)
Skin: Pale to Dark Brown | Eyes: Blue, Brown, Green, Grey | Hair: Black, Blonde, Brown, Red
Diet: Omnivore, 2100 kcal/day | Sleep: 8 hrs/day | Body Temp.: 36°C, Endothermic

Human, Eldrich
Speed: 6 | Size: Medium
Strength (+4) | Constitution (+4) | Agility (+14) | Dexterity (+14)
Charisma (+14) | Intelligence (+14) | Willpower (+10) | Perception (+10)
Hit Points (+4) | Close Combat (+0) | Marksmanship (+0) | Focus (+6) | Natural Armor Value (+0)
Traits: Biomodified (Minor)
Special: Eldrich may choose the Null trait

Lifespan: 134 years | Vision: 180° Visible Color
Height: 1.62m (f), 1.68m (m) | Weight: 57kg (f), 72kg (m)
Skin: Pale to Dark Brown | Eyes: Blue, Brown, Green, Grey | Hair: Black, Blonde, Brown
Diet: Omnivore, 1900 kcal/day | Sleep: 8 hrs/day | Body Temp.: 37°C, Endothermic

Human, Ordrich
Speed: 6.5 | Size: Large
Strength (+30) | Constitution (+30) | Agility (+4) | Dexterity (-2)
Charisma (-2) | Intelligence (+0) | Willpower (+10) | Perception (+10)
Hit Points (+30) | Close Combat (+0) | Marksmanship (-16) | Focus (-12) | Natural Armor Value (+0)
Traits: Biomodified (Minor)

Lifespan: 120 years | Vision: 180° Visible Color
Height: 2.18m (f), 2.26m (m) | Weight: 120kg (f), 138kg (m)
Skin: Pale to Dark Brown | Eyes: Blue, Brown, Green, Grey | Hair: Black, Blonde, Brown, Red
Diet: Omnivore, 2800 kcal/day | Sleep: 8 hrs/day | Body Temp.: 38°C, Endothermic

Organization & Culture
Humanity is less coherent than most of the other races, being organized into a confederation rather than a unified whole. Before the invention of space travel, their homeworld, Thanquol, was divided amongst 7 Mega-Corporations who controlled the economy and acted as governments over their domains. Due to their proximity, the Corporations were nearly always at a state of war with one another, though this was often an unseen conflict. The invention of space travel allowed the Corporations some distance between one another, and eventually 4 of the Mega-Corporations left Thanquol to establish their own bases of power, rather than be cooped next to their enemies. Valencia Enterprises, the most powerful at the time, maintained control of Thanquol, while The Calisto Conglomerate, The Sigmire Corporation, Stryker Incorporated, and Kukirix Incorporated established their own centers of power in neighboring systems. Two of the Mega-Corporations – Arnham Enterprises and The Harrid Corporation eventually collapsed and were taken over by their rivals.

Technologically, though the Machaani and Kordecai are by far the most advanced of the young races, Humans are quickly reaching the same level of advancement. Nowhere is this more evident than in their embracing of bio- and nano-modding technology to augment their own bodies. For over 1000 years, Humans have been modifying themselves, and these alterations have reached such prevalence that it is strange to find a human who is not modified in some way. Most of the Mega-Corporations even require certain neural implants, so the majority of Humans are modified at birth. These neural implants are intended to improve brain functions as well as allow for rapid dissemination of important government notices – an important feature in a culture whose internal struggles have been characterized less by traditional warfare and more by acts of terrorism. The neural modifications also allow for more accurate population tracking and identification by the government, which has helped immensely in controlling crime rates throughout human colonies. It is estimated that within the Mega-Corporation borders 98% of Humans are equipped with neural modifications, while in all other territories this number drops to roughly 50%. Corporate scientists have stated repeatedly that these devices cannot be used to dictate the individual’s behavior, and every effort has been taken to make the technology completely secure against outside threats.

Some Humans (particularly government officials, the wealthy, and military personnel) take the modification process to the next level, augmenting or replacing entire sections of their bodies with machine components. Neural communication devices, ocular scanning devices, and tissue repair nanobots are a few of the common enhancements. Depending on the finances available to the individual, many of these procedures can be nearly undetectable to the naked eye, though more noticeable versions can be had for those with less wealth. Well known throughout the galaxy is the existence of elite Human military organizations comprised of super-soldiers: individuals so heavily modified that they are nearly unstoppable in combat.

Humans

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