Urtoran

Physical Description

Descended from huge land mammals resembling large bears, the Urtoran are tall furred mammalian humanoids resembling a merging Earth bears like the kodiak and the grizzly. Their coats vary from black to brown, and they are usually quite large. Their coat lighten as the Urtoran get old and they are one of the longest lived species of the region.

Average Size: 3.25 m
Average Mass: 225 kg
Average Life-span: 350 yr.
Reproduction: Heterosexual, viviparous
Body Temp: 36 degrees C
(* Because of the Urtoran large size, they cannot use any weapons smaller than Short Rifle without a special modification (+15% to the price)

Historical Details

The Urtoran homeworld, Urtor, is human normal in every aspect except its gravity is 1.28G Gravity.

Urtoran evolved not unlike the humans, except in one peculiar aspect. Huge planet-wide wars never occurred, although there has always been fierce competition between clans. Eventually, and relatively a lot sooner than the other races, the Urtoran developed a world government and soon had a considerable stellar Empire.

Because of their religious influences, they adhere closely to a religious philosophy of non-violence against their own kind, and resort to violence against other species only when necessary. So planetary wars were even more rare for them. However, any attempt to seize territory from them was met with the fiercest of resistance.

Senses

All Urtoran senses are the same as human.

Speech and Language

The Urtoran can speak Pan Gal Common and J’Vaarian Basic. Their racial languages are as follows:

Ka’ Tagari

With the hero image of the Urtoran being a warrior bard, the language of historic and grand poems and long heroic tales, is Ka’ Tagari.

Hemlin’ass

Religious language of the Urtoran

Za’arna

The common language of the worlds of the Urtoran Sovereignty.

Attitudes

Urtorans, among many other things, are one of the most social beings ion the region. The Urtoran are one of the most friendly and least aggressive race in the Frontier-Rim-Dominion sector. They center around pleasure and physical strength, although pleasure may come before physical strength. The Urtoran value intelligence, spirituality, honor, and courage. They accept all species from the F-R-D sector as equal.

Urtoran are very philosophical and religious, always searching for a meaning in things and circumstances. However, the pursuit of meaning never interferes with ones obligations, and honor, but is at many times, the subjects of long sonnets.

Social Structure and Standards

The Urtoran society is very philosophical and religious. There is no common religion however, but all believe in some form of a monotheistic doctrine. However, all the religions teach tolerance of the others. Some would describe them as warrior monks or rogue poets. Some view their society as refreshing, others would view it annoying.

Their hero image is the warrior bard. Music and art are prevalent their society, closely linked to their religions.

The Urtoran society is not unlike the human society, with the nuclear family as the basic unit. Each nuclear family belongs to a clan. The clans answer to the Regional Authority, and so on. Their basic governmental structure is a democratic monarchy with some influence from the predominant religion.

One tradition among Urtoran is related to the Urtoran image of a warrior bard. Although the Urtoran are, a majority of the time, friendly and non-violent, they are not without their limits. Should one of these “lovable teddy bears” be pushed over these limits, he will attempt to emulate a warrior bard, and rip his taunter into bloody shreds (Battle Rage) and be prepared to sing a suitable epic describing the entire incident immediately after the blood has been cleaned off.

Names common to the Urtoran

  • Clan name: Gadaran, Garal, Grag’ha, Gar’ak, Grendri, Harask, Grala, Noran.
  • Given Name: Gorag, Hemsli, Hendral, Immus, Taren, Telgar, Vulkron, Waragan

Racial Abilities

Urtoran Slumber– The Urtoran have an ability to slip into a deep sleep, a special type of healing and revitalizing sleep. It regains a certain amount of Stamina back if any has been lost in combat. SUCCESS RATE: {INT/8} + {Current STA/5} % . STA HEALING: {INT/25}d6 STA

Battle rage– As mentioned previously, if a Urtoran is pushed to far, he will go berserk, or go into Battle Rage. SUCCESS RATE: {LOG/10}%

Fur Armor- The Urtoran, have 5 points of natural armor (For Impact Type Damage Only) because of their fur. This means anytime an Urtoran is hit it subtracts 5 points from any damage taken.

Claws– The Urtoran have a +8 MAX DMG to his Punching Score when the PC specifies that he is going to scratch.

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