"You humans are always so curious. Always sticking your fingers into someone else's pie. Is that the correct expression?"- Executor Pallin
Average Height: 5 6-6 2
Average Weight: 133-220 lb.
Ability Scores: +2 to one ability score of your choice
Speed: 6 squares
Languages: Basic, One choice of your own
Bonus Feat: You gain a bonus feat at 1st level. You must meet
the feat's prerequisites.
Bonus Skill: You gain training in one additional skill from your
Human Defense Bonus: You gain a +1 racial bonus to
Fortitude, Reflex, and Will.
Bonus At-Will Power: You know one extra 1st level at-will
power from your class.
Human Resilience: You can use Human Resilience as a daily
Human Racial Power
Your grim focus and unbridled energy means that failure is
not an option.
No Action Personal
Trigger: You miss with an attack or fail a saving throw
Effect: You gain a +4 racial bonus to the attack roll or saving
Humans, from the planet Earth, are the newest sentient
species of notable size to enter the galactic stage and are
hands-down the most rapidly expanding and developing.
They independently discovered a Prothean data cache on
Mars in 2148, and the mass relay networks shortly thereafter.
Play a human if you want . . .
To be a decisive, resourceful hero with enough
determination to face any challenge.
To have the most versatility and flexibility of any
To be able to excel at any class you choose.
resemble), though fit human males are likely to be far stronger
than the average asari. Humans would appear on average to be
In 2148, human explorers on Mars uncovered a long-ruined
stronger than salarians but not as fast, due to the extremely
Prothean observation post, with a surviving data cache that
elevated metabolisms of the latter. Like most organic races,
proved Protheans had studied Cro-Magnon humans millennia ago.
humans are also capable of producing biotic individuals but there
While religions tried to assimilate this discovery into their
is a high risk of medical complications.
doctrine, a global rush began to decipher the petabytes of data
from the outpost. Discovering information on a mass relay
Humans can live to about 150 years, and recent medical advances
orbiting Pluto, explorers managed to open the Charon Relay and
have eradicated almost all known diseases that afflict them.
discovered it led to Arcturus. With the help of the fledgling
However, as humans only emerged on the galactic stage within
Systems Alliance, humans expanded to other systems, opening
the last thirty years, it is highly likely that the introduction of new
any mass relays they could find.
technology into their society will greatly increase their average
lifespan. Humans reach physical maturity at approximately
Humans first came to the attention of the galactic community
eighteen years of age, at which point they have usually finished
after a brief but intense conflict with the turians, known by
their academic education and either directly enter the workforce
humans as the First Contact War, begun in 2157. The conflict
or begin training for a profession.
began when the turians attacked a human fleet attempting to
activate a dormant mass relay (illegal under Council law) and then
It has been noted that humans are unusual in the galactic
occupied the human colony of Shanxi.
community because they have far greater genetic diversity
compared to other species with more peaks and valleys. This
Led by Admiral Kastanie Drescher, the Second Fleet then launched
makes human genetic material useful in biological experiments, as
a massive counter-attack, which caught the turians by surprise
a control group.
and expelled them from Shanxi. The conflict caught the attention
of the Citadel Council, which wasted no time brokering a peace,
thus introducing humans to the galactic community. As a
consequence of the Alliance's swift and decisive action during the
First Contact War, the Alliance became the representative and
supranational governing body of humanity. Since then, humans
have rapidly risen in prominence.
In 2165, humanity was granted an embassy on the Citadel in
recognition of their growing power and influence in the galactic
community. The timing of this achievement, less than a decade
after first contact, caused some friction with other Citadel races
who had waited decades for such recognition.
Humanity continued to expand to unclaimed star systems on the
edge of Citadel space, which eventually led to competition with
Playing a Human
the batarians. When the batarians tried and failed to convince the
Council to declare the Skyllian Verge "a zone of batarian interest",
they closed their embassy and withdrew from Citadel space.
Humans are generally seen to be very intelligent, abnormally
Viewing humans as the cause of their fall from grace, batarians
ambitious, highly adaptable, individualistic and thus,
frequently came into conflict with human colonies, especially
unpredictable. They have a powerful desire to advance and
batarian slavers. Tensions between humans and batarians persist
improve themselves, and do so with such assertion that the
normally staid Council races have been taken aback by their
restlessness and relentless curiosity. Their economy, while much
Humans were caught off-guard by the geth attack on Eden Prime,
smaller than any of the Council races, is very powerful relative to
humanity's most prosperous colony, in 2183. Systems Alliance
their size, and their military prowess is amongst the greatest in
forces and the legendary Commander Shepard were involved in
the galaxy, despite the fact that only 3% of humans volunteer for
several operations against geth incursions into Alliance territory.
the Alliance military, a far smaller proportion than other races.
The conflict between the Systems Alliance and geth later became
Their ability to defeat the turians in the First Contact War
known as the Eden Prime War, and culminated in the Battle of the
demonstrated graphically the potential of human military strength
Citadel, where a massive invasion fleet led by the flagship
and is therefore a subject of concern for many races, who fear the
Sovereign tore through Citadel defenses. With the timely aid of
consequences of another human-turian conflict.
the Alliance's Fifth Fleet, the geth were defeated. Thanks to their
efforts in the Battle of the Citadel, humanity rises to a new level of
The Systems Alliance, which represents a majority of humans, has
prominence in the galaxy.
had an embassy on the Citadel since 2165. While the humans lack
a seat on the Citadel Council, some other species dislike their
sudden ascendancy compared to their status as relative
newcomers on the galactic stage. Some species feel that humanity
is overly expansive in its colonization efforts and aggressive
attempts to get a seat on the Council. It took other species
Humans have a fairly robust physiology. Their internal makeup
centuries to achieve what humanity has done in decades.
and reproductive processes are typical of most bipedal mammals,
and their size and proportions give the appearance of being
Humans have also been doing what the Council could not:
strong, fast and agile. In comparison to the Council races, humans
colonize planets in the Attican Traverse, the Skyllian Verge and
are roughly physically on par with turians (as very fit humans can
along the borders of the Terminus Systems, all volatile regions
punch them over and even throw them off the ground
where the Council has little authority. Human forces came into
unassisted), and less agile than asari (whom they closely
minor conflicts with the batarians over the Verge, which the
batarians had been attempting to colonize themselves. When the
batarians asked the Council to declare the Verge a "zone of
batarian interest", they were refused; in response, the batarians
became a rogue state, blaming humans for depriving them of
valuable resources, and human-batarian relations have been
hostile ever since.
Unlike many species in Citadel space, humans have no close allies
among the other races, though they are trade partners with the
turians and asari. Without alliances or key political positions,
humans have had to follow the edicts of the Council without
having much influence on their decisions. Human ambassadors
have been pushing to induct a human into the Spectres, the
Council's elite operatives, as the first step to getting a seat. Once
humanity does get a seat, they will be able to influence the
Council's rulings, protect their own interests and have a say in the
governing of Citadel space.
Two sample human adventurers are described below.