*Founder* Veeta'Zaia nar Panma (Quarian), Captain "Nightmare" (Human)
Joined: 29 Jun 2012
The volus are an associate race on the Citadel with their own embassy.
They hail from Irune, which possesses a high-pressure greenhouse atmosphere able to
support an ammonia-based biochemistry.
As a result, the volus must wear pressure suits and breathers when dealing with other
Because they are not physically adept compared to most species, volus mostly make their
influence felt through trade and commerce, and they have a long history on the Citadel.
However, they have never been invited to join the Council, which is a sore point for many
The volus are unable to survive unprotected in an atmosphere more suitable to humans and
other carbon-based lifeforms, and as such require protective suits capable of providing
the proper atmosphere, as well as being pressurized to support the volus.
Traditional nitrogen/oxygen air mixtures are poisonous to them, and in the low pressure
atmospheres tolerable to most species, their flesh will actually split open.
Volus culture is dominated by trade, whether it be of land, resources, or even other tribe
The volus have a reputation as traders and merchants, and many work as some of the best
financial advisers in Citadel space.
Due to the volus not being physically adept, they tend not to be violent, and can even
seem overly-pacifistic and cowardly to other, more militant species.
Their inability to provide adequate soldiers for themselves and the Citadel is a primary
reason for not yet being inducted into the Council.
Volus have two names but no family names. According to volus sensibilities you cannot own
a person, so using a family name would essentially be laying claim to their offspring.
Possibly because of their tribal origins, volus tend to refer to members of other races by
their source world rather than species name (i.e. "Earth-clan" instead of "human").
-Irune - homeworld
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Homeworld (Does not have to be a Volus homeworld):
Source of information: http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Volus
Veeta'Zaia nar Panma
Quarian age 19, on Pilgrimage
Captain Nightmare, age 28, Normandy SR-2