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29 June 2012, 05:05 AM    #1
*Founder* Veeta'Zaia nar Panma (Quarian), Captain "Nightmare" (Human)
Joined: 29 Jun 2012
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Last edited by Your_Worst_Nightmare, 22 January 2013
Asari About 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 other races. The asari were instrumental in proposing and founding the Citadel Council and have been at the heart of galactic society ever since. Appearance 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 around". Though they resemble females, at least to humans, asari are non-gender specific, with no concept of gender differences. Reproduction 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 partner's mind. 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. Life Asari pass through three climacteric life stages, marked by biochemical and physiological changes: 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 rarely. 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 asari space. 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. Asari Worlds -Thessia - homeworld -Agessia -Asteria -Cyone -Hyetiana -Illium -Kurinth -Lesuss -Lusia -Lymetis -Nevos -Niacal -Phoros -Sanves -Trategos -Zesmeni Character Creation Please copy and paste the creation form into the character creation thread. Name: Life Stage: Age: Skin Color: Eye Color: Facial Markings?: Mother's Race: Father's Race: Homeworld (Does not have to be an Asari homeworld): Occupation: Children?: Mate?: Other information: Picture (optional): 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


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