*Founder* Veeta'Zaia nar Panma (Quarian), Captain "Nightmare" (Human)
Joined: 29 Jun 2012
The asari, native to the planet Thessia, are often considered the most powerful and
respected sentient species in the known galaxy.
This is partly due to the fact that the asari were the first race after the Protheans to
achieve interstellar flight and to discover and inhabit the Citadel.
A mono-gender race—distinctly feminine in appearance and having maternal instincts—the
asari are known for their elegance, diplomacy and biotic talent.
Their millennia-long lifespan and unique physiology that allows them to reproduce with a
partner of any gender or species, gives them a conservative but convivial attitude toward
The asari were instrumental in proposing and founding the Citadel Council and have been at
the heart of galactic society ever since.
A typical asari individual has a blue to purple complexion. Some asari can also have a
teal complexion, but this seems to be a rarity.
Some asari, such as Matriarch Lidanya, Matriarch Benezia, Liara T'Soni, and Tela Vasir
have facial markings, which are unique color patterns that vary for every asari.
In the place of head hair, asari possess semi-flexible, cartilage based scalp crests that
grow into shape. These structures are rigid, and do not - as some believe - "flop
Though they resemble females, at least to humans, asari are non-gender specific, with no
concept of gender differences.
Although asari have one gender, they are not asexual. An asari provides two copies of her
own genes to her offspring.
The second set is altered in a unique process called melding, also known as the joining.
During melding, an asari consciously attunes her nervous system to her partner's, sending
and receiving electrical impulses directly through the skin.
A common phrase used before melding is "embrace eternity," presumably to help focus the
Effectively, the asari and her partner briefly become one unified nervous system.
An asari's melding ability extends to a mental connection as well. It allows the asari to
explore her partner's genetic heritage and pass desirable traits on to any offspring.
During mating an asari and her partner share memories, thoughts, and feelings.
The partner can be another asari, or an alien of any gender.
However, since the asari began encountering other sentient species, non-asari mates have
become preferred for the diversity they provide.
This reproductive process can lead to some confusion among non-asari, who might expect
offspring with "mixed" genes.
However, the offspring is always 100% asari as no DNA is taken from the partner, but is
rather used as a "map" to randomize the genes of the offspring.
Asari pass through three climacteric life stages, marked by biochemical and physiological
1. The Maiden stage begins at puberty and is marked by the drive to explore and
experience. Most young asari are curious and restless.
2. The Matron stage of life begins around the age of 350, though it can be triggered
earlier if the individual melds frequently.
This period is marked by a desire to settle in one area and raise children.
3. The Matriarch stage begins around 700 years of age, or earlier if the individual melds
Matriarchs become active in their community as sages and councilors, dispensing wisdom
from centuries of experience.
Their knowledge and guidance may be one reason why Matriarchs are rarely seen outside
However, it should be noted that each stage can be started whenever an asari feels that
she has reached the correct level of maturity.
All asari are natural biotics, however some choose not to develop their biotic power.
Though choosing not to develop their biotic powers precludes an asari from military
service, there is no social stigma attached to the decision.
-Thessia - homeworld
Please copy and paste the creation form into the character creation thread.
Homeworld (Does not have to be an Asari homeworld):
Source of information: http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Asari
Veeta'Zaia nar Panma
Quarian age 19, on Pilgrimage
Captain Nightmare, age 28, Normandy SR-2