Advenus

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   Rarity: Very Unusual
   Plural: Adveni
   Anatomy: Anthropoid
   Sexes: Male, Female
   Harm Skills:
       Anatomy       31%
       Empathy       20%
       Intimidation  20%
       Politics      12%
       Law            8%
       Torture        8%

The adveni are a race descended from humans, and have a complex relationship with their parent race, stemming from their potent talents in esoteric disciplines. Adveni are well-known for making talented mages and healers, and nearly every advenus develops at least one psychic ability through the course of his life. Such power is only as ethical as its wielder, of course, and even the capacity to heal can be turned to deadly purposes -- and, though they tend to be less aggressive and more compassionate than the usual run of humans, in the end adveni show as broad a range of dispositions as their forebears. This has led to relations between adveni and humans taking a similarly broad variety of forms, with the only common thread being that simple, peaceful coexistence is exceedingly rare. In some places, adveni have ruled through magickal might; elsewhere, they have been hunted like rabid wolves; in still another place and time they have been kept as pampered, captive oracles. Possibly the most common arrangement is for the adveni of a settlement to be segregated from the human populace, looked on with fear and suspicion except when their strange talents are needed, and to suffer periodic terrorization when their human cousins require someone to blame or simply abuse.

At some points in history, adveni have been hailed as the natural successors to humanity, a more perfect kind of being that will inevitably supplant their progenitors. In modern times, it is a rare advenus indeed who has any desire whatever to hear that sort of talk -- or, more to the point, to risk humans hearing it.

Attuned as the adveni are to the energies of life, entropic effects are anathema to their sensitive spiritual makeup. This vulnerability has been exploited to lethal effect by their enemies on innumerable occasions. They also have something of a weakness in that their rate of learning is much slower than that of their shorter-lived, more aggressive ancestors. This is compensated for by an extended lifespan: an advenus who evades death by violence may easily live upward of a century.

Of births to human parents, about one out of a hundred will be of an advenus child. The fates of these children vary as widely as the local attitudes toward their race. Adveni breed true among themselves, and can have children with humans, producing an advenus offspring in nine out of ten cases.

 /---------------------------- The Advenus Race ------------------Start-------\
 | Attributes                Strength                 20 to  80    40         |
 |                           Intelligence             40 to 100    60         |
 |                           Constitution             20 to  90    43         |
 |                           Dexterity                30 to  90    50         |
 |                           Willpower                50 to 100    66         |
 |                           Charisma                 40 to 100    60         |
 |                           Perception               40 to 100    60         |
 |                           Size                     48 to  68    55         |
 | Points                                                         140         |
 | Typical Sexes                                      Male                    |
 |                                                    Female                  |
 | Languages                 Native                   Caladan                 |
 | Innate Skills             Awareness                5                       |
 |                           Centering                10                      |
 |                           Chromatostasis           20                      |
 |                           Elude                    5                       |
 |                           Equilibrium              10                      |
 |                           First aid                20                      |
 |                           Literacy                 20                      |
 |                           Extropy Affinity         20                      |
 | Specialty Access          Aging retardation,       available: degree VIII, |
 |                           Chromatostasis,          bonus: degree I         |
 |                           Extropy Affinity                                 |
 |                           and Psychic integrity                            |
 |                           Centering, Equilibrium   available: degree II,   |
 |                           and First aid            accumulative only       |
 | Traits                    Abstraction              Yes                     
 |                           Assimilativity           -2                      |
 |                           Astral perception        3                       |
 |                           Awareness                Yes                     |
 |                           Diet                     Apochi Empsychon        |
 |                           Dreaming                 Yes                     |
 |                           Euphasia                 Yes                     |
 |                           Genetic Integrity        -2                      |
 |                           Order favour             1                       |
 |                           Respiration              Lung                    |
 |                           Sentience                Anthropic               |
 |                           Somatic Adaptability     3                       |
 |                           Speech pattern           Proper                  |
 | Cultures and Homelands    Avalonian                Camelot                 |
 |                                                    Devonshire              |
 |                           Filialtri                Camille                 |
 |                                                    Corna                   |
 |                                                    Stillwater              |
 |                                                    Thessalae               |
 |                           Freeholder               Freehold                |
 |                           Hanoman                  Hanoma                  |
 |                           Losthavener              Losthaven               |
 |                           Lowlander                Halfmoon Bay            |
 |                                                    Sanctuary               |
 |                           Shakarian                Shakari                 |
 |                           Talantonite              Shadow Tower            |
 | Physical Characteristics  Anatomy                  Anthropoid              |
 |                           Natural Weaponry         Ordinary                |
 | Mental Characteristics    Psi                      Psychic                 |
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