Human profile Picture

The basic info on the Humans- one of the main races in my Cost of War setting. As with the Titan profile pic, I have drawn a male in military attire and a female in more ordinary attire.

General characteristics:

Out of all the races that were genetically created by the Titans, the Humans are the ones bearing the closest resemblence to their creators.

Humans have slightly wider, stockier faces than their Titan creators. Their skin colour ranges from almost white to a dark brown. Human hair comes in black, brown, blonde and red and unlike the Titans, Humans grow hair on parts of their body other than just their head. Human eyes are normally brown but also come in blue and green. Human skin and hair colour variation is regionally based, while eye colour variation is based on dominant and recessive genetic traits.

There are a number of varieties of Human, distinguished from each other by small differences in height, body form and facial form. “Different species and subspecies” of Human in modern palaeontology (e.g. Homo erectus, Neanderthals, etc.) are examples of such variation.

Humans are quite short-lived. Under ideal conditions (healthy lifestyle, sufficiently advanced medical science, etc.) they can live for a little more than 100 years or so.

Anatomy:

Humans are a genetic hybrid of Titan and a type of ape-like primate. Created as a very small race they measure, on average, around 1.8 metres in height, though there are some Humans that are considerably shorter or taller than this.

Humans are omnivorous. Due to their small size they are able to survive and thrive in impoverished ecosystems. It should also be noted that Humans can thrive in a wider spectrum of environmental conditions than the Titans can.

Along with their small size, another characteristic Humans are well known for is their fast rate of reproduction. Females of child-bearing age are fertile all the time, meaning they can give birth whenever. This is in complete contrast to the Humanity's creators, the Titans, who can only reproduce at specific times. When Human females give birth though, it is usually (but not always) to just one young at a time.

Humans have a Sorceror Potential of around 6%.

Origin:

Sometime after the Titan Galactic War, the Titan civilisation of Nebheru was re-established. This civilisation later colonised the Earth, which had been left devastated by the war. The hardships of working on the now impoverished Earth caused a revolt among the Titans, prompting their leaders to create a “slave race” to reduce the work load. Thus the Humans were created.

The Humans were created very small, allowing them to survive and even thrive on little food. This small size also makes Humans useful in high-precision engineering and electronics work. As well as their small size, Humans can also withstand higher climactic variations than Titans, and are thus able to comfortably work in a wider range of conditions.

Humans are the only hybrid race to have successfully revolted against their masters, gaining full recognition as an independent race.

Psychology:

Partly due to their small size, Humans are a somewhat suspicious and paranoid race. At the same time though, their race is also known to be a bit gullible.

Due to their short lifespan, Humans have a fairly limited learning potential. They also seem to have a hard time agreeing on things and are often quite set in their ways. Despite this though, Humans have consistently shown themselves quite capable of maintaining large advanced civilisations.

It is interesting to note that with the collapse of Human high civilisations, the primitive descendants of the survivors have a habit of placing some rather strange interpretations on past events. It should be noted for instance, that the “gods” of mythology are a memory of high-tech Titan and Human societies (and the Titans are, of course, also the basis of mythology's giants). Human minds sure work in interesting ways.

Habitat and Population:

When Humans were first created, Earth had a far less uniform climate than what it'd had prior to the Titan Galactic War. Vast ice caps existed at the polar regions and the planet's climactic and environmental conditions were highly variable.

Humans are well-suited to living in this wide spectrum of climactic conditions, and were also quite capable of of living in the further impoverished conditions left on Earth by the Human-Titan War.

Due to their high reproductive rate, Humans form very large populations.

Society:

Originally a “slave race” for the Nebheruan Titan Empire, the Humans were able to gain their own independence and have since been maintaining civilisations of their own.

The original Human civilisation was monarchial, like its Titan counterpart-the Nebheruan civilisation. Space colonisation and war has since fractured Human civilisation into a vast variety of different societies, with different customs, political systems and levels of science and technology.

Humans have a bit of a harder time maintaining unification amongst societies than Titans do, but make up for this with the fact that they have a far higher population potential.

Technology:

Human technology was initially based on Titan technology. However, there were always some differences. For instance, due to their small size, Humans were never able to use laser guns (which require a large projector able to fit in a Titan gun but not in a Human one). To compensate, they designed projectile guns. While Humans are much smaller than Titans, the two races were quite evenly matched in the Human-Titan War to the former's greater numbers.

Following the Human-Titan War, Human technology has varied greatly from society from society to society. Due to the race's short lifespan, technological progress is quite slow. However, if taught new technological skills, Humans learn to utilise these quite quickly.

Like the Titans, the Humans have made use of the mysterious Destiny Objects, and again like the Titans, the Humans have experienced much destruction, death and despair as a result.
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