Campaign of the Month: January 2012
Star Trek Late Night
Physical Structure: Aleerin size and shape is so remarkably human-like that aleerins can easily be mistaken for humans at a distance or in poorly-lit conditions. The differences between aleerins and humans become quite evident close-up, however.
The aleerins are a cyborg race, combining organic life with technology to create a new whole. Circuits run across their skin, their hair is a mass of wires, and their skeletons and musculature have been enhanced with reinforcements.
The organic skin of aleerins runs a gamut of colors from shades of blue and gray to orange and bronze. Their eyes are universally turquoise with no irises or pupils, however, lending their gaze a mechanical aspect.
Aleerin children are formed of reproductive cells taken from a male and female parent, but are grown in special tanks which implant the cybernetic enhancements endemic to all aleerins. The aleerins as a species have moved past ‘natural’ reproduction, but still carry its evolutionary legacy in their sexual dimorphism.
Senses: Aleerins have senses comparable to humans. Their binocular vision is in the same color range as humans, and they hear similar frequencies of sound. Like humans, their sense of smell is less well-developed than their sight and hearing.
Speech: Aleerins have a vocal ability of the same type as humans and many other sentient species, utilizing lungs and a larynx, though these organs are partially mechanical. Aleerins are capable of speaking any human language, and their own native tongue is easily reproducible by humans and those others who can also speak human languages. Aleerin voices do differ from human voices in having a somewhat synthesized quality.
Society & Customs: The differences between aleerins and humans are most apparent in their behavior and social customs. Where humans are often creatures of passion, aleerins are known for their ordered thoughts. While still deeply emotional beings, aleerins are capable of suppressing those emotions in times of stress to allow them to think clearly.
Aleerins do their best to downplay their negative emotions at all times. In comparison, when relaxed they play up their positive emotions, sometimes to the point where this joviality sometimes seem forced. While partially to remind other sapients that aleerins do experience the full range of emotion, this lopsided suppression of aggression, anger, fear and hate and strong display of friendship and humor is truly born out of the great shame of the aleerin race: during their early star faring years, the aleerins committed genocide on another sentient species with which they came into conflict. They carry the regret for that act to this day, woven into their culture as a distaste for the emotions which drove them to commit such a horrible act.
Attitudes: Because of their history, aleerins try to be accepting of all sentient life. They are capable of distaste for individuals of any species, but they try not to be judgmental about other species as a whole. Their similarities to humans, both organically and in emotional capacity, intrigue aleerins a great deal. Though they have conquered their own darker natures to some degree, aleerins do not expect other species to do so.
Aleerins are often called ‘Mechalus’, in both singular and plural, by other species. They do not mind this appellation, and wear it as a somewhat ironic badge of pride.
- Fitness 3(5)
- Coordination 2(5)
- Intellect 3(5)
- Presence 2(5)
- Empathy -1
- Psi 0(5)
- Force 0(5)
- Essence 0(5)
- Computer 2(3)
- Culture, Aleerin 2(3)
- History, Aleerin 1(2)
- World Knowledge, Aleer 1(2)
- Language: Aleerin (Fluent/Literate) (+4)
- Bone Plating (+1)
- Computer Interface (+2)
- Cyborg (+4)
- Defender Skin (+1)
- Neural Balancer (+2)
- Poor Sense: Smell (-1)