Humans

 

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1. Basic History

Humans are perhaps Nor’Ova’s largest race. Having a short life span, humans have eagerly threw themselves into the limelight. Building large fortresses, creating kingdoms and empires faster than they can reproduce, the human race has had a vibrant history.

Humans are not native to Nor'Ova. It is recorded that the first humans on Nor'Ova appeared around 80 years into the First Era. They are believed to have come from one of the large planetary debris that hit Nor'Ova during the Chalcedon Event that started the First Era, along with xodians and angerians. Where they come from originally is not known, except in bedtime stories and long forgotten legends. Despite not being from Nor'Ova originally, they have not only made Nor'Ova their home but have also had a large impact on Nor'Ova's history. Humans were largely responsible for the great technological discoveries throughout the First Era. Humans are an industrious race who can easily adapt to any environment and will often outlast most others in the harshest of conditions.

 

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2. Positives & Negatives

Humans are innovative and upbeat, however they are often influenced more by emotion and desire instead of intellect.

 

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3. Lifespan

 

Humans have three stages of life. The first stage, which last from child-birth until they reach the age of 13, is called their childhood. During this time they are completely dependent upon their parents for support, and are still developing certain skills needed for survival as well as their appearance as an adult human.

The second stage, which last from 13 until 21 is their adolescence. It is at this stage in their life they begin trying to develop just who they are, and where they fit into this world. They also become anxious and seek more and more independence and tend to rebel against their parents. Though they are not yet considered full-fledged adults, some leave their parents in this stage.

Their final stage, adulthood, last from 22 until death. During this stage most humans are already separated from their parents but keep close relationships with them. They generally have become more matured and stopped their growing and developing by now. Their death can be painful or painless, and generally comes when they are in their late 80’s. There is only a 60% chance humans will reach their max age, and a 20% chance they will live longer (20% per additional year).

 

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4. Appearance

Humans are typically various shades of peach and brown, have either blue, brown, or blue-green eyes, and have hair of many different colors.

 

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5. Living Habitat

Humans typically live in cities, though can be found anywhere.

 

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6. Food & Sleeping Requirements

Humans require one meal every three days, though can and usually will eat several times a day. They need to sleep at least 6 hours (one 1/2 cycle) every night or suffer from fatigue.
 

 

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7. Culture

Humans enjoy celebrating a wide assortment of festivals and parties. They are a very social race who enjoys engaging with other races, though are often filled with prejudices and fears against other races. Humans are settlers and conquerors. Most humans are monotheistic in their beliefs.

Humans often have a first and last name, with the last name being a family name. Many even have middle names, usually added to appease some other family member or to pay tribute to some other figure.

 

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8. Racial Relations

Humans will work well with most like-minded people. There remains some prejudices and feelings of superiority when engaging with humans of other shades and cultures. Humans bear some resentment and envy towards elves of all type. They have a fondness and respect for dwarfs, are interested in races of lore and especially in Angerians. Most tolerate though with feelings of superiority towards half beasts and anthropoids. They are distrustful towards Talusians, Deztunians, reptilian races, and especially so of xodians.

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Humans who suffered great and terrible injuries to their body due to either disease or war during the end of the First Era. Using the sciences of the time, these humans were altered using DNA of an endangered creature that could regenerate its body parts and organs. It was the hope at the time that this regeneration ability would transfer to these humans, restoring their body. While it did restore their body, it changed them greatly. These humans began to lose color and their body parts seemed to change at random into different things. The people of the time attempted to keep these changed humans locked away for further study.

These mutated humans can with great effort control some of their shapeshifting, with second and third generations being able to force a shapeshift at will. First generation mutants tend to shapeshift at random, usually under periods of great stress. The most common shapeshifting tends to be limb transformation instead of full body transformation.

This branch of mutants would later become the Talusian race.

 

These were humans who suffered great and terrible injuries to their body due to either disease or war during the end of the First Era. However, instead of simply using DNA from the same creature as they did that eventually created the shapeshifting mutants, they used DNA from a type of spider that had the ability to quickly heal from its wounds. It was the hope at the time that this regeneration ability would transfer to these humans, restoring their body, but would be more stable than with the shape shifters. While it did restore their body, it didn't prove any more stable. These humans began to develop strange, hook-like hairs on their feet and hands and develop spider-like senses and traits. The people of the time attempted to keep these changed humans locked away for further study, but some of them soon developed yet another unexpected trait, and teleported away. Many teleported into situations that got themselves killed, but some were able to have more focus and simply got themselves out of the research compound and into hiding.

These mutants have developed heightened senses, including a pronounced danger sense which leaves many of them with severe anxiety. These mutants also are able to cling to walls and teleport, however the teleportation isn't quite exact. While later generations seem to have developed a greater control over their teleportation, most, especially first generation mutants, have little control, if any, as to where they wind up. These mutants also have a great fear of fire - likely inherited from the spider they are merged with.

These mutants would later become the Deztunian race.