Outlander

It’s the children that stay a safe distance from home that thrive. Haste and defiance will only get you in over your head. Stay in good graces and never forget that you have allies on both sides.

Description

Hearty and adaptable, Outlanders have evolved to thrive, no matter where they reside. They tend to be found more on stations, keeping the proverbial cogs of the space faring world turning, but it is not unheard of for Outlanders to be readily accepted into Privateer families. There tends to be a much closer relationship between the Meridian Society and Outlanders because they maintain the jump point bots. They are about the only Clade that has no negative ties with any other, which makes them the best diplomats and negotiators.

Abilities

Regeneration (?)

Outlanders can regenerate severed limbs.

Resistance (?)

Drugs, toxin and diseases generally affect Outlanders less than many other clades. Difficulties associated with attribute checks against these are reduced by 50%.

Rapid Healing (?)

Outlanders heal damage at twice the normal rate.

Metabolic Efficiency (?)

Outlanders generally require less food, water and sleep than most other clades. Their metabolisms are generally more efficient, able to derive more sustenance from a given foodsource and able to store energy obtained from food in a highly efficient manner. Outlander metabolism kicks into a “crisis mode” in times where nutrition or water is scarce. In this mode, most metabolic wastes are sequestered or recycled. In crisis mode, Outlanders have a dramatically reduced need for elimination, and do not sweat. While this prevents loss of fluids, it does make the Outlander succeptible to overheating, and results in a slow buildup of metabolic toxins. While an Outlander deprived of water will not die of thirst, within about a month’s time he or she will die of slow blood poisoning. Outlanders can last much longer if only deprived of food. In this case, their metabolisms slow to minimal levels. This results in descreased activity, but also greatly extends survivability. After long periods of starvation, an Outlander will enter a “starvation coma,” in which he or she may be able to survive for extended periods, up to a year, without requiring any special treatment on revival.

Cold Tolerance (?)

Outlanders can tolerate subfreezing temperatures up to -10 degrees centigrade without suffering tissue damage. Hypothermia, while not life threatening, does impair activity, to the point that the outlander will not remain conscious if his or her core temperature drops by more than 20%.

Vulnerabilities

Heat Sensitivity (?)

Outlanders are much less tolerant to high heat conditions, and will suffer ill health effects from overheating 50% sooner than most other clades.

Origin

Sphere

History

Psychology

Physiology

Social Characteristics

Clade Relations

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