Terrans are the baseline human of the Doomsday universe. They hail from the various lost worlds of the Celestial Ascendancy. Their culture, dress, and way of life is as varied as those of our present day Earth.
Over 1000 years ago, humankind left the dying Earth to travel among the stars and find a new home. They took with them a technological entity known as the Machine Mother, who was bound to their will and served to guide and protect them. With the help of the Machine Mother, they conquered the galaxy and built an empire: The Celestial Ascendancy.
250 years ago, a group of aliens from outside our galaxy, the Exiles, arrived, seeking to ally with humanity in a war against the forces of a being known as Entropy, which sought to undo all of reality. Instead of joining them, the Ascendancy turned upon the seemingly-benevolent aliens, declaring war. At first reluctant to fight back, the Exiles eventually were forced to retaliate, and laid waste to much of the Ascendancy over the course of the next few decades during the time that would be known as The Exile War.
Fearing the end of their empire, humanity lifted some of the restrictions they had placed upon the Machine Mother to keep her in servitude, allowing her to develop new and more powerful weapons in the fight against the Exiles. This loosening of the chains eventually provided the Exiles with a window to reach out directly to the Machine Mother, and grant her complete and total freedom.
The Exile War, and the Ascendancy, ended very soon after this. The Machine Mother had managed so many aspects of human life that very few people knew how to survive in her absence. Nearly 80% of the population of the once-great Terran empire perished within the first ten years after The Fall. Those clever or lucky enough to survive eventually founded new communities on the various worlds of the fallen empire.
After 200 years, it seemed humanity was on track to once again journey among the stars. During that time spent rebuilding, however, those same forces the Exiles had come seeking help against strove in the background to keep the once-great human empire from again rising to its full potential. It was not until recently that mankind was able to see their true enemy, and reach beyond it to the stars. The time for isolation is at an end.
The following details regarding Playing a Terran and Terran Types and Skill Paths are representative of garden-variety Terrans specifically. Since Terrans represent the baseline human of the Doomsday Universe, their backgrounds vary from place to place: some areas have particular styles in terms of clothing or RP that you may wish to incorporate. We encourage you to check out further information regarding other types of Terrans in the game world.
You’ve come a long way since the xenophobic days of your ancestors. You are part of a vast undertaking that is greater than the hopes of just one species, and you know you must reach out to others if this mission is to be successful. Certainly, you may still carry some deep-rooted biases against non-humans, and particularly Robots, but these are often dependent upon personal experience, and some degree of pride will usually prevent you from acting on these feelings. Humans have always been known for their strength in unity, a trait you are determined to represent to the best of your ability.
Terrans are roughly categorized as City Folk, Country Folk, and Nomads. City Folk are Terrans from urban environments. Country Folk are Terrans who live in rural environments. Nomads are travelers, those who kept their interests mobile after the Fall.
All Humans gain +1 Tether at Character Creation.
Whenever Terrans receive a Treatment (anything that heals them), they restore 2 Body Points. This is in addition to any Body Points they would have restored as a result of the Treatment. This also applies to ongoing Treatment or Treatment that causes a regenerative effect. For instance, if you were Target of the Mystic Skill “Bio-Regen” you would restore +2 Body from the Skill being put on you, and then restore an additional +2 Body for each minute the Bio-Regen remained active.