Weren

Physical Structure: Weren are massive, fur-covered brutes standing over two meters tall and packed with muscle. Males sport large tusks jutting from their lower jaws and flying manes of tough hair. Their great hands sport five sharp claws, one from every digit, and their broad feet are shaggy and padded, a legacy of their descent from predators of snowy lands. The color of their fur ranges from white to gray and black, with some shades of brown as well. This fur has a shimmering quality that causes a very slight blur, which can hinder attacks upon them by disrupting the vision of their attacker.

Senses: Weren senses are all near Human normal, though their sense of touch is hindered a bit by their fur, and their sense of smell is more acute because of their heritage.

Speech: Weren speak with lungs and a larynx. They can speak Human languages with difficulty, as their mouths are structured somewhat differently from near-Humans. Weren language incorporates rumbles, growls and grunts along with more ‘normal’ phonemes and can be difficult for Humans and near-Humans to speak. Often times, Weren will learn the languages of others but speak their own language, trusting their compatriots to do the same.

Society & Customs: The Weren are passionate beings evolved from mighty predators. They pursue any task or belief with zeal surpassing all but the most dedicated of other species. While built for war – and indeed the making of war is their most notable ability – Weren throw themselves at life with incredible intensity.

Weren society is technologically backward, at a level equivalent to Earth’s early Renaissance, but their social culture also resembles this period of Human history, full of inquiry, debate and learning. A debate between Weren can be as heated and as quick to change as physical combat, but contrary to expectations, open combat does not erupt between two Weren who simply disagree with each other. A Weren advocate of any cause is both a valuable ally and a terrifying foe.

Weren do not suffer from technophobia as do the Sesheyans, but they do prefer to use technology of their society’s level. This is both a matter of unfamiliarity and one of pride to the Weren; they would rather prove that they can make do with what they have made themselves than risk making themselves look foolish with advanced technology. Thus, they continue to use steel blades, bows and black powder firearms while their allies use vibroblades, lasers and gyrojets.

Attitudes: The Weren idealize strength – not just physical strength, but also strength of mind and of belief. They regard with some suspicion those species who have set aside or muted their passions, not understanding how any sapient could live such a life.

Weren Species Template

Attributes
  • Fitness 4(7)
    • Strength +1
  • Coordination 2(5)
  • Intellect 2(5)
    • Logic -1
  • Presence 2(5)
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Essence 0(5)
Skills
  • Athletics 1(2)
  • Culture, Weren 2(3)
  • History, Weren 1(2)
  • Planetside Survival (Forest) 1(2)
  • Weapon, Any 1(2)
  • World Knowledge, Wer 1(2)
Typical Traits
  • Language: Weren (Fluent/Literate) (+4)
  • Biomimetic Fur (+2)
  • Excellent Chemoreception (+2)
  • Foot Pads (+2)
  • Intimidating (+1)
  • Natural Weapon, Claws 1+1d (+2)
  • Night Vision (+2)
  • Toughness (+2)
  • Inconvenient Size: Large (-1)
  • Primitive (-3)

Weren

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