*Founder* Veeta'Zaia nar Panma (Quarian), Captain "Nightmare" (Human)
Joined: 29 Jun 2012
Known for their militaristic and disciplined culture, the turians were the third race to
join the Citadel Council.
They gained their Council seat after defeating the hostile krogan for the Council during
the Krogan Rebellions.
The turians deployed a salarian-created biological weapon called the genophage, which
virtually sterilised the krogan and sent them into a decline.
Originally from the planet Palaven, turians are best known for their military role,
particularly their contributions of soldiers and starships to the Citadel Fleet.
They are respected for their public service ethic—it was the turians who first proposed
creating C-Sec—but are sometimes seen as imperialist or rigid by other races.
There is some animosity between turians and humans, largely due to the turian role in the
First Contact War.
Turians typically stand over six feet tall, have two long, proportionately thick fingers
and an opposable thumb on each hand, each tipped with talons, and a set of mandibles
around their mouths.
The most distinguishing feature of turians is their metallic carapace, which is a result
of their evolution.
Turian features are avian, making them resemble humanoid birds or raptors, however unlike
most Earth avian creatures, turians are viviparous and give birth to live young.
Turians are also recognisable by their voices, which have a distinctive flanging effect.
Males and females do not differ greatly in physical appearance, but female turians lack
the crest of horns found in the males of the race.
The lifespan of a turian is comparable to that of a human.
Since the Unification War, turians normally wear elaborate face paint marking their colony
of origin, though it is not known which markings distinguish which colony.
These markings are usually white — particularly on turians with darker carapaces — but
can be of various colours.
As a point of interest, the turian term "barefaced" refers to one who is beguiling or not
to be trusted. It is also a slang term for politicians.
Turians are noted for their strong sense of public service. It is rare to find one who
puts his needs ahead of the group.
Every citizen from age 15 to 30 serves the state in some capacity, as anything from a
soldier to an administrator, from a construction engineer to a sanitation worker.
Turians have a strong inclination toward public service and self-sacrifice, so they tend
to be poor entrepreneurs.
Although they lack the brutality of the krogan, the refined biotic skill of the asari, and
the adaptability of the humans, the turian military has formidable discipline, strategy
and training making their fleet the single largest portion of the Citadel Fleet.
Their fleet is also allotted the single largest number of dreadnoughts by the Treaty of
Officers and NCOs are "lifers" with years of field experience. Enlisted personnel are
thoroughly trained and stay calm under fire.
Turian units don't break. Even if their entire line collapses, they fall back in order,
setting ambushes as they go.
A popular saying holds: "You will only see a turian's back once he's dead."
Boot camp begins on the 15th birthday. Soldiers receive a year of training before being
assigned to a field unit; officers train for even longer.
Most serve until the age of 30, at which they become part of the Reserves. Even if they
suffer injuries preventing front-line service, most do support work behind the lines.
Biotics are uncommon. While admired for their exacting skills, biotics' motives are not
always fully trusted by the common soldier. The turians prefer to assign their biotics to
specialist teams called Cabals.
-Palaven - homeworld
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Homeworld (Does not have to be a Turian homeworld):
Source of information: http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Turian
Veeta'Zaia nar Panma
Quarian age 19, on Pilgrimage
Captain Nightmare, age 28, Normandy SR-2