*Founder* Veeta'Zaia nar Panma (Quarian), Captain "Nightmare" (Human)
Joined: 29 Jun 2012
Known for their unique biology and aggressive behavior, the vorcha are a primitive race
that live among the galaxy's darker and more dangerous locations, such as Omega.
Many vorcha are trained by the krogan Blood Pack as mercenaries due to their savage nature
and adaptability to different environments.
The rest of galactic civilization regards them as pests and scavengers, and their presence
is generally seen as a blight.
The vorcha are the shortest-lived sapient species currently known, with an average
lifespan of only 20 years.
The vorcha are known for a rather unique biology that differentiates them from other known
species and which carries with it a striking set of advantages and disadvantages.
The vorcha have clusters of non-differentiated cells, similar to those found on the
Planarian worm of Earth.
These cells allow the vorcha limited regenerative abilities, as well as the ability to
adapt quickly to its environment, such as developing thicker skin after being burned or
increased musculature to survive in high gravity.
When a vorcha is injured or in distress, these cells move to the affected area and rapidly
(~1 week) mature to specialized forms that will alleviate the issue. A vorcha that is cut
or burned will adapt to have thicker skin.
The lungs of a vorcha placed in a barely-breathable atmosphere will adapt to better use
the gases there. A vorcha subjected to high gravity will quickly develop stronger heart
and leg muscles.
Non-differentiated vorcha cell clusters do replenish themselves, but the process is slow.
Generally, vorcha can only adapt to a single environment within their brief lives.
However, what cells are replaced allow them to heal rapidly, and even to regrow lost limbs
over a period of months.
However, as a consequence of this, the vorcha as a species no longer evolve as other races
do. The vorcha equivalent of DNA has remained unchanged for millions of years.
There is no need for them to evolve as a species when they can adapt as individuals.
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.
Vorcha society is built around combat. In fact, the vorcha use combat, both singly and in
groups, as their default form of communication resulting in their communications being
The vorcha are a clan based people who prefer living in communal environments with others
of their species to living alone or in the company of alien races. When a clan population
grows too large, younger members will depart to start a new clan elsewhere.
The vorcha are extremely aggressive, both against rivals of their own species and against
any alien who stands in their way.
Vorcha who have managed to escape their homeworld have a tendency to occupy uninhabited
areas of space stations or larger spaceships.
The vorcha are not themselves a space-faring race, although many have found their way
off-world as stowaways on ships visiting their homeworld.
The vorcha who escaped their hostile homeworld did so by hiding on the ships of
space-faring races that had the misfortune of visiting their planet.
Their adaptability and resilience allows them to flourish in the dark and dirty corners of
the places they end up.
Seeing the potential of the vorcha's individual adaptability, krogan Blood Pack
mercenaries often sweep pockets of vorcha, gathering them up and literally beating them
Vorcha "trained" by this ordeal are stronger, faster, smarter, and more resilient than
other members of the race.
Gaining even a few vorcha gives a mercenary band a formidable advantage; each additional
vorcha magnifies the gang’s combat ferocity exponentially.
Please copy and paste the creation form into the character creation thread.
Homeworld (Needs to be a Vorcha homeworld):
Children? (Please note that if your character is mated with an Asari, their offspring is
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Source of information: http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Vorcha
Veeta'Zaia nar Panma
Quarian age 19, on Pilgrimage
Captain Nightmare, age 28, Normandy SR-2