*Founder* Veeta'Zaia nar Panma (Quarian), Captain "Nightmare" (Human)
Joined: 29 Jun 2012
The second species to join the Citadel, the salarians are warm-blooded amphibians native
to the planet Sur'Kesh.
Salarians possess a hyperactive metabolism; they think fast, talk fast, and move fast. To
salarians, other species seem sluggish and dull-witted, especially the elcor.
They also can function on just one hour of sleep a day.
Unfortunately, their metabolic speed leaves them with a relatively short lifespan;
salarians over the age of 40 are a rarity.
Salarians are noted for their high-speed metabolism, which allows them to function on just
one hour of sleep a day.
Salarians are known for their observational capability and non-linear thinking. This
manifests as an aptitude for research and espionage.
They are constantly experimenting and inventing, and it is generally accepted that they
always know more than they are letting on.
Salarians have photographic memories and rarely forget a fact.
Salarians are a bipedal race of amphibians, with tall, elongated bodies well-suited for
their high metabolism, and skeletons composed of more cartilage than those of other races
such as humans.
Salarian heads are long and thin, and have a pair of horns protruding from the top of
Skin varies in color, from bright reds and greens to the more common shades of blue or
grey. Their blood is a greenish color.
Salarian eyes are large and oval and have thin membranes in place of eyelids. The pupils
are a wide slit, oriented horizontally, and the irises can be dark green, purple, or
brown. Salarians blink upwards, rather than downwards as humans do.
The salarians are amphibian haplo-diploid egg-layers; unfertilized eggs produce males and
fertilized eggs produce females.
Once a year, a salarian female will lay a clutch of dozens of eggs. Social rules prevent
all but a fraction from being fertilized. As a result, 90% of the species is male.
Salarian sex drive and reproduction differ from that of humans;it is not hormone-based.
Reproduction is more of a necessity and salarians do not seem to desire sex for pleasure.
They are, however, attracted to the asari.
Due to their method of reproduction, salarians have no concept of romantic love, sexual
attraction, or the biological impulses and social rituals that complicate other species'
Male-female relationships are rare (due to the scarcity of females) and more akin to human
Sexuality is strictly for the purpose of reproduction. Ancient social codes determine who
gets to fertilize eggs, which produces more daughters to continue the bloodline.
Fertilization generally only occurs after months of negotiation between the parents'
clans, and is done for purposes of political and dynastic alliance. No salarian would
imagine defying this code.
Salarian names are quite complex.
A full name includes – in order – the name of a salarian's homeworld, nation, city,
district, clan name and given name.
For example, the salarian on Feros is named Gorot II Heranon Mal Dinest Got Inoste Ledra,
but he would be called either by his clan name, Inoste, or his given name, Ledra.
-Sur'Kesh - homeworld
Please copy and paste the creation form into the character creation thread.
Homeworld (Does not have to be a Salarian homeworld):
Source of information: http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Salarian
Veeta'Zaia nar Panma
Quarian age 19, on Pilgrimage
Captain Nightmare, age 28, Normandy SR-2