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It is currently 101 CE. The centennial interregnum has ended, as House Alarii rises to prominence. The interim senate moves from Errai to Novoselic Borealis.

The galaxy waits with bated breath as a new Empress steps forward. It is a new dawn for the Empire, but what shall the daylight bring?

Last updated 6th January 2017


eridanus:races:start

Sapient Races of Eridanus

  • Human: The most common race by far. The majority of humans are descended from a half-mythical world named Eden, which disappeared 15,000 years ago amidst war between the Empire of Great Roma and its rivals. Some humans have instead arrived on colony ships from distant galaxies; how these arrivals relate to Eden is unclear. As humans are so numerous, they have a number of distinct and significant ethnicities:
  • 'Ashau: Collective term for several reptilian species. 'Ashau are six to eight feet tall, with scaled skin, tails, and long snouts. 'Ashau are few in number – a single small ship crashed in Eridanus in 85 CE, having abandoned their home galaxy. The 'Ashau are represented by House ni Chyerdu Qetyss.
  • Katarran: Katarran are a little shorter than humans and typically of lithe build. They have pointed furry ears and slender tails, like a cat's. They come in a wide range of colours. A few hundred thousand Katarran arrived in Eridanus in 41 CE and were quickly integrated into (human-run) House Forge. Today, they populate the thriving City of the Beasts on Celaeno, and have a noble presence as House Thiotimoline.
  • lunarian: Lunarians can be recognised by their tall, white-furred, rabbit-like ears atop their heads, and the matching short fuzzy tails. The Lunarians are possibly the most politically significant of all nonhumans. Their colony ship arrived early in the modern era, and their population is now large and well-established, especially on the worlds (…). The Lunarian royal family, House houraisan, have extensively intermarried with human nobles, including the Godwinson imperial family.
  • nahual: A particularly unusual race known for their shapeshifting ability. Each Nahual has a human form and an animal form. They are led by the coyote-formed argentlams.
  • Vaarklans: The quiet and warlike Vaarklans are seven to eight feet tall, muscular, and grey-skinned with furrowed brows. They have a unique psionic relationship with achrominite, a mineral found only in the caverns of Alcor 13 from whence the Vaarklans originate.
  • valshani: Outwardly very similar to humans, Valshani have pointed ears and slender stature. All Valshani are strong psions. They arrived in the same colonisation event as the Katarran, and tend to remain near Katarran populations.
  • vampire: Products of the Void, Vampires possess enhanced speed and agility, but must drink the blood of other sapients to sustain themselves. Humans – and most other races – can be converted into Vampires. Historically, most Vampires come from Ancha. Vampires are loathed throughout the galaxy, referred to as “Voidspawn”, but nevertheless have given rise to several noble houses: von carstein, cirith, mason-á-montana, and others.
  • Yukimura: Yukimura have pointed furry ears, and bushy tails – up to nine of them – like a fox's. Their hair and fur is invariably white. Yukimura originate from a secluded city in the Procyon arctic, and have an affinity for ice and cold.

Genetic Inheritance Tables

Eridanus, where geneticists cry.

A cross reference chart of offspring of various racial mixtures. Click on the tables to expand them.

Crow Forge Human Katar Katarran Lunarian Nahual Vaarklan Valshani
Crow Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Recessive Recessive Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Co-Dominant
Forge Co-Dominant Dominant Co-Dominant Recessive Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Dominant
Human Co-Dominant Recessive Recessive Recessive Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Co-Dominant
Katar Dominant Co-Dominant Dominant Co-Dominant Recessive Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Dominant
Katarran Dominant Dominant Dominant Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Complications Co-Dominant Dominant
Lunarian Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Recessive Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Dominant
Nahual Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Complications Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Dominant
Vaarklan Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Co-Dominant Co-Dominant ­— Dominant
Valshani Co-Dominant Recessive Co-Dominant Recessive Recessive Recessive Recessive Recessive

Crow Discord
Infected
Forge Human Katarran Lunarian Nahual Plant Vampire Vaarklan Valshani
Crow1) Mixed Mixed Forge
Dominant
Mixed Katarran
Dominant
Mixed Mixed Unknown Mixed Vaarklan
Dominant
Mixed
Discord Infected2) Mixed Mixed Mixed Mixed Impossible Mixed Mixed Unknown Impossible Unknown Mixed
Forge Forge
Dominant
Mixed Mixed Forge
Dominant
Katarran
Dominant
Mixed Mixed Unknown Mixed Mixed Forge
Dominant
Human Mixed Mixed Forge
Dominant
Mixed Katarran
Dominant
Mixed Mixed Unknown Mixed Vaarklan
Dominant
Mixed
Katarran Katarran
Dominant
Impossible Katarran
Dominant
Katarran
Dominant
Mixed Unknown Unknown Unknown Mixed3) Mixed Katarran
Dominant
Lunarian4) Mixed Mixed Mixed Mixed Unknown Mixed Mixed Unknown Mixed Unknown Lunarian
Dominant
Nahual Mixed Mixed Mixed Mixed Unknown Mixed Mixed Unknown Unknown Unknown Nahual
Dominant
Plant (Caponata) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Vampire2)5) Mixed Impossible Mixed Mixed Mixed3) Mixed Unknown Unknown Mixed Mixed Mixed
Vaarklan Vaarklan
Dominant
Unknown Mixed Vaarklan
Dominant
Mixed Unknown Unknown Unknown Mixed Mixed Vaarklan
Dominant
Valshani6) Mixed Mixed Forge
Dominant
Mixed Katarran
Dominant
Lunarian
Dominant
Nahual
Dominant
Unknown Mixed Vaarklan
Dominant
Mixed
Mixed
Draws evenly from both parents, taking the distinctive features of both.
(Race) Dominant
Parent's genes of the dominant race show through most. Non-dominant race's distinctive features may be reduced or not appear.
Impossible
Unable or extremely difficult to interbreed.
Unknown
No pairing of these races has ever been recorded.

1) Only Crow females pass on the Crow psionic gift.
2) Is a “meta-race”, with another race as the base.
3) This pairing can cause alterations to the Katarran genetics, as well as produce a stronger Vampire than the parent.
4) Male children of Lunarians are always of the other race.
5) Mixing with another race typically results in a lesser Vampire, generally weaker than the Vampire parent.
6) Valshani mixed with any other race will result in low or no psionic power.
eridanus/races/start.txt · Last modified: 2015/10/21 05:02 by Agenarchi