*Founder* Veeta'Zaia nar Panma (Quarian), Captain "Nightmare" (Human)
Joined: 29 Jun 2012
The drell are a reptile-like race that were rescued from their dying homeworld Rakhana by
the hanar following first contact between the two.
Since then, the drell have remained loyal to the hanar for their camaraderie and have fit
comfortably into galactic civilization.
Because the drell ancestors emerged from arid, rocky deserts, the humid, ocean-covered
hanar homeworld of Kahje proved tolerable only when the drell stayed inside a
climate-controlled dome city.
The leading cause of death for drell on Kahje is Kepral's Syndrome, caused by cumulative
long-term exposure to a humid climate.
This syndrome erodes the ability of drell lungs to take in oxygen, and eventually spreads
out to other organs.
It is noncommunicable, and there is currently no known cure, though leading hanar
scientific authorities are working on creating a genetic adaptation.
The drell possess eidetic memory. The memories are so strong that an external stimulus can
trigger a powerful memory recall.
These recalls are so vivid and detailed that some drell may mistake it for reality. This
process can be involuntary.
Drell are omnivorous reptile-like humanoids with an average lifespan of 85 galactic
Drell appearance is very similar to asari and humans, but their muscle tissue is slightly
denser, giving them a wiry strength.
Although many of their more reptilian features are concealed, their hyoid bone, located in
their throats, is particularly developed. This allows them to inflate their throats and
produce vocal sounds outside of the human range.
They also have two sets of eyelids, akin to crocodiles. In addition, drell possess the
ability to shed tears.
Most drell are deeply religious, believing that they have souls separate from their
They see death as a departure from the body, and they also state that a person's body and
soul form a Whole.
When the soul is traumatized or otherwise disrupted, or the body is ill or injured, a
person is no longer Whole.
They also believe that their body can be directed as a separate entity from themselves.The
drell religion is also polytheistic, with the drell having multiple gods whom they pray to
in varying situations.
This religion included at least three gods:
1. Amonkira, Lord of Hunters
2. Arashu, Goddess of Motherhood and Protection
3. Kalahira, Goddess of Oceans and Afterlife.
Many of the older traditions of the drell have begun to die out.
The younger generations no longer believe the old ways of their ancestors can help them
now, with so many other ways to interpret one's place in the universe.
Many drell have embraced the hanar Enkindlers or the asari philosophies.
In humans, sustained skin contact with drell can cause rashes, as well as hallucinations
if the contact is oral.
Drell have two sets of eyelids. The inner lid is milky white and closes from the left and
right, while the outer lid is black and closes from top and bottom.
Please copy and paste the creation form into the character creation thread.
Homeworld (Does not have to be the Drell or Hanar homeworld):
Source of information: http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Drell
Veeta'Zaia nar Panma
Quarian age 19, on Pilgrimage
Captain Nightmare, age 28, Normandy SR-2