Barsoomian, First-Born

The Black Martians or ‘First Born’ inhabit the area around the underground Sea of Korus called the Sea of Omean, which is located at the south pole of Mars. Due to their hidden home, the First Born were thought, until disproved by John Carter, to inhabit Thuria, one of the moons of Mars. They are a handsome race with ebony skin and black hair. Their warriors are generally among the finest warriors on Barsoom and are known as the ‘Black Pirates’ for their practice of raiding the Holy Therns. In contrast to this, they possess a singular aversion to work, and thus live through their raids on others who do. Black Martians are few in number when compared with the widespread Red Martian population and are almost exclusively found in the south polar area. While there is an isolated settlement of the First Born in Kamtol, they have little contact with other Martian cities.

Note: First Born are the only Martians who can swim. Some also will be able to operate submarines.

Barsoomian (First-Born) Species Template

  • Fitness 2(5)
    • Vitality +1
  • Coordination 2(5)
  • Intellect 2(5)
  • Presence 2(5)
    • Empathy -1
    • Willpower +1
  • Psi 1(5)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Essence 0(5)
  • Culture, Barsoomian 2(3)
  • Dodge 1(2)
  • History, Barsoomian 1(2)
  • Weapon, Swords 2(3)(3)
  • Weapon, Any Barsoomian 1(2)
  • World Knowledge, Barsoom 1(2)
  • Projective Telepathy 1
  • Receptive Telepathy 1
Typical Traits
  • Language: Barsoomian (Fluent/Literate) (+4)
  • Appearance: Attractive (+1)
  • Extended Lifespan (+3)
  • Arrogant (-1)
  • Code of Honor: Barsoomian (-3)
  • Lazy (-1)
    • None of the First Born do any work of their own, unless it involves fighting or plundering
  • Militant (-2)
  • Primitive (-3)

Barsoomian, First-Born

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