Races from the Foundra Universe


Das’Vin

Home Planet: Desc’Ri (capital is Un’Nee)

Estimated Galactic Population: 79 billion

Average Life Span: 1640

Genders: No genders, all the same

Height, Average: 5’11”

Cihphism Sensitivity Range (percentage of population):

Level 0 - 0%

Level 1 - 70%

Level 2 - 27%

Level 3 - 1.9%

Level 4 - 0.9%

Level 5 - 0.2%

Complexions:

Standard skin tones (No pigment - Heavy pigment) mixed with hues of silver.

Physical Characteristics & Build:

Due to there being no separate genders, Das’Vin have characteristics that would be viewed as both male and female in other species.

Ga’Hei marks (Das’Vin have distinct elevated marks that vary in pattern between each other; the marks are unique from individual to individual. They exist all over the body of each Das’Vin and vary in color, ranging from light pink to dark brown.)

Blood Color:

Platinum

Hair Color Spectrum:

Brown, Black, Red, Blue

Eye Color Spectrum:

Hazel, Amber, Almond

Reproduction:

Mental intercourse with fluid exchange between both mating Das’Vin. They have no penile sexual organ, instead they have a type of vaginal organ that secretes and absorbs fluids that, when exchanged between two mating Das’Vin, impregnate both. Due to the mental aspect, their reproductive systems sync, and they both become pregnant at the same time. This results in mating couples giving birth to two children. The two children are tied telepathically to one another as they mature and will be born at the same time.

Due to the unique form of mating and procreation, Das’Vin have no set fertility cycles and can get pregnant at any time. Das’Vin are able to procreate anytime from 90 years of age until late 900s. At this time they become infertile and enter the stage of life known as Mas’Veh. Mas’Veh is seen as ultimate maturity during which many Das’Vin have large established families with which they function as councillor and advisor.

Mating Culture:

Due to there being no different genders, any Das’Vin can mate with any other Das’Vin. Das’Vin choose a life partner that they will spend the rest of their life with. When Das’Vin mate, there is a permanent mental connection established with their mate that links them forever (until death) to each other. Through this connection, they share experiences both good and bad with one another and develop a deep connection to their mates. It is impossible for this connection to be severed while the mate is still alive. This leads to a culture where divorce and separation are nonexistent; the only way out of relationships is by death which can in extremely rare instances lead to murder in their society.

When a mate dies before another, there is a mental scar created on the surviving Das’Vin. This mental scar makes it near impossible for another connection to be established with another mate. In these rare instances, many such Das’Vin become Fra’Sha, which is roughly the equivalent of a whore in other cultures. Fra’Sha crave nothing but physical pleasure in an attempt to feel anything close to the mental connection they once had and will willingly have sex with any Das’Vin or other species for the physical enjoyment. Their vaginallike organ can be stimulated in similar ways to vaginal sexual organs in other female species. They, however, will never again experience the deep intimate pleasures of mating without the mental scar. And because of their mental scar, Das’Vin who have not been mentally scarred will not develop a connection with them.

When Das’Vin mate with other species, the mental connection made to these other species is not the same as the one between two Das’Vin. One difference is that the death of the other non-Das’Vin mate does not create a mental scar. The other difference is that Das’Vin can mate with male or females from other species. Pregnancy however only works one way in regard to Das’Vin relationships. The Das’Vin mate gets pregnant from the encounter due to taking the genetic material from the other mate and impregnating themselves with it.

Due to the Das’Vin’s ability to mate with many other galactic species, they have gained a deeper understanding of the other mating practices of said species. Due to the substantially shorter life spans of some species, many Das’Vin will mate with non-Das’Vin first, before settling down with one of their own for the remainder of their life. It has almost become part of their culture to have said experiences with other species as part of their growing process. Many say it helps them appreciate their own culture more and provides valuable life lessons.

Compatible Species:

Uri, Human, Vempiir, Huzien, Tuzen


Human

Home Planet: Originally Ginea, now New Ginea (capital is Soa)

Estimated Galactic Population: 260 Billion

Average Life Span: 215

Genders: Male/Female

Height, Average: Male: 5’10” | Female: 5’7”

Cihphism Sensitivity Range (percentage of population):

Level 0 - 43%

Level 1 - 2%

Level 2 - 8%

Level 3 - 32%

Level 4 - 10%

Level 5 - 5%

Complexions:

Standard skin tones (No pigment - Heavy Pigment)

Physical Characteristics & Build:

No discernible marks that distinguish them.

Blood Color:

Red

Hair Color Spectrum:

Brown, Black, Blond, Auburn, Chestnut, Red, Gray/white, various mixes

Eye Color Spectrum:

Amber, Blue, Brown, Gray, Green, Hazel, Red, various mixes

Reproduction:

Female fertility cycle is once every 60 days.

Males become virile at the age of 12 and remain virile throughout life, sometimes becoming sterile in their late 190s.

Female fertility cycle begins around 14 and continues into late 140s, at which point most women become infertile.

Mating Culture:

Single partner for life, strict rules regarding infidelity.

Compatible Species:

Huzien, Tuzen, Vempiir, Das’Vin, Uri


Huzien

Home Planet: Thae (capital is Huza)

Estimated Galactic Population: 500 Billion

Average Life Span: 1021 years

Genders: Male/Female

Height Average: Male: 6’3” | Female: 6’0”

Cihphism Sensitivity Range (percentage of population):

Level 0 - 1.03%

Level 1 - 63%

Level 2 - 23%

Level 3 - 9%

Level 4 - 3.9%

Level 5 - 0.07%

Complexions:

Standard skin tones (No pigment - Heavy Pigment)

Physical Characteristics & Build:

Esha Marks (Shape and size vary depending on the person. They start at the temples and go down the length of body to the outer thighs of both legs, continuing all the way to the feet. The marks vary in color from light brown to black.) Signifiers of Huzien bloodline. Can bulge ever-so-slightly when the person is irritated.

Due to the high gravity on Thae, Huziens have genetically developed above-average strength when compared with most species.

Blood Color:

Red

Hair Color Spectrum:

Brown, Black, Blond, Auburn, Chestnut, Red, Gray/white, various mixes

Eye Color Spectrum:

Amber, Blue, Brown, Gray, Green, Hazel, Red, various mixes

Reproduction:

Female fertility cycle is once every 14 months.

Males become virile at the age of 22 and remain virile throughout life, sometimes becoming sterile in their early 900s.

Female fertility cycle begins around 25 and continues into late 700s, at which point most women become infertile.

Mating Culture:

Single partner for life, strict rules regarding infidelity.

Compatible Species:

Human, Tuzen, Uri, Das’Vin


Ken’Tar

Home Planet: Tar’Ki (capital is Cru’Var)

Estimated Galactic Population: 315 Billion

Average Life Span: 110

Genders: Male/Female

Height, Average: Male: 7’8 | Female: 7’5

Cihphism Sensitivity Range (percentage of population):

Level 0 - 85%

Level 1 - 9%

Level 2 - 3.5%

Level 3 - 2%

Level 4 - 0.5%

Level 5 - 0.0%

Complexions:

Ken’Tar have fur that covers every inch of their body and is normally a single solitary color. In some rare instances, Ken’Tar can have mixed colors. The color spectrums for Ken’Tar are as follows: Albino, Apricot, Beige, Black, Blue, Brown, Caramel, Champagne, Chestnut, Chocolate, Ebony, Light Brown, Light Chocolate, Platinum, Red, Seal, White, and Gold.

Physical Characteristics & Build:

Their most distinguishing feature is two sets of arms for a total of four. Their first set of arms is where they would normally be on most species. Their second set of arms start right below their main pair and forward, more on their abdomen, as not to overlap with their main pair when at rest.

They have a hulking build with easily developed muscles. It is very rare to see an obese or out-of-shape Ken’Tar, as it takes very little physical activity to stimulate muscle building, and their metabolisms are unique in that they adjust dynamically to the food intake of the individual. Because of their hulking builds, Ken’Tar are exceptionally strong, far outmatching Huziens and Vempiir. They also stand head and shoulders above the other species with their average height above 7 feet.

Ken’Tar have fur that covers every part of their body. The thickness of the fur for Ken’Tar varies slightly from family to family, but generally all Ken’Tar are short haired.

Blood Color:

Orange

Hair Color Spectrum:

Same color as fur

Eye Color Spectrum:

Red, Green, Silver, Yellow and White

Reproduction:

Females become fertile for a three-month stretch out of the year. During this time they can willingly allow their eggs to become fertilized, or choose not to allow them and expel the semen out of their body. This allows females to be very particular about who they have children with, even if they mate openly with many different males. The female usually chooses to allow herself to be fertilized after the sexual act has completed, rating the worthiness of allowing pregnancy. Females will enter these three-month fertile periods every year starting as young as 12 and continuing until around the age of 70, at which point the woman remains fertile for a 5-year stretch, becoming infertile afterward.

Males become virile at the age of 17 and remain virile until death.

Mating Culture:

Large familial units exist all throughout Ken’Tar society. Each familial unit has a Patron male and Matron female who claim dominance in the unit. While they may share dominion over the unit, they do not strictly mate with one another. All males are free to mate with all females in the familial unit with the exception of their own children. There is a strict code of family hierarchy in that fathers and mothers, while not mutually exclusive, do not mate with their own children and vice versa. This code extends to direct brothers and sisters but not to cousins, half brothers and half sisters. Due to the females’ ability to choose whether or not to become pregnant after a sexual encounter, this has led to a culture that is very sex oriented. Many males go through extensive sexual training in order to effectively please females and procreate. This has led to Ken’Tar having an air of sexual dominance throughout the galaxy and many look to Ken’Tar culture for sexual inspiration. Many books and materials have been made in Ken’Tar culture around sexual topics.

Compatible Species:

None


Tuzen

Home Planet: Originally Thae, now New Thae (capital is Tira)

Estimated Galactic Population: 352 Billion

Average Life Span: 1021 years

Genders: Male/Female

Height, Average: Male: 6’2” | Female: 5’10”

Cihphism Sensitivity Range (percentage of population):

Level 0 - 2%

Level 1 - 61%

Level 2 - 20%

Level 3 - 9%

Level 4 - 7%

Level 5 - 1%

Complexions:

Standard skin tones (No pigment - Heavy Pigment)

Physical Characteristics & Build:

Munsha marks (Shape and size vary depending on the person. They start at the center of the forehead and at the back of the head. From there they go down the length of body, both in the front of the person and in the back, to the inner thighs of both legs where they continue down to the feet.)

Although Tuzens have been away from Thae for over 80,000 years, they still retain some of the above-average genetic strength that the Huziens benefit from. However, New Thae does not have the same level of high gravity that Thae does.

Blood Color:

Red

Hair Color Spectrum:

Brown, Black, Blond, Auburn, Chestnut, Red, Gray/white, various mixes

Eye Color Spectrum:

Amber, Blue, Brown, Gray, Green, Hazel, Red, various mixes

Reproduction:

Female fertility cycle is once every 14 months.

Males become virile at the age of 22 and remain virile throughout life, sometimes becoming sterile in their early 900s.

Female fertility cycle begins around 25 and continues into late 700s, at which point most women become infertile.

Mating Culture:

Single partner for life, lax rules regarding infidelity.

Compatible Species:

Huzien, Human, Uri, Das’Vin


Uri

Home Planet: Peshkana

Estimated Galactic Population: 810 Billion

Average Life Span: 80

Genders: Male/Female

Height, Average: Male: 5’5” | Female: 5’6”

Cihphism Sensitivity Range (percentage of population):

Level 0 - 0.01%

Level 1 - 78%

Level 2 - 1.02%

Level 3 - 15%

Level 4 - 5%

Level 5 - 0.07%

Complexions:

Skin tones vary from light pigment to medium pigments (alabaster to olive). Fur color among Uris tends to be primarily mixed with multiple colors. The primary colors are as follows: Albino, Apricot, Beige, Black, Blue, Brown, Caramel, Champagne, Chestnut, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Cream, Ebony, Fawn, Frost, Indigo, Lavender, Lilac, Light Brown, Light Chocolate, Peach, Platinum, Red, Seal and White.

Physical Characteristics & Build:

Uris have fur that covers most of their body. There are certain parts that aren’t covered, such as the soles of their feet and hands, their stomachs and their genitals. Fur thickness varies depending on origin region. Uris have distinct oral fangs when compared with other species in the galaxy. They also have a tail that can range in size from long to very short, and ears reminiscent of cats in a multitude of sizes and shapes.

Uri have heightened agility and reflexes that exceed most other species.

Blood Color:

Blue

Hair Color Spectrum:

Although the Uris have fur covering most of their body, they also have distinct hair at the top of their head that does not always match their fur color.

Eye Color Spectrum:

Primary eye colors are Blue, Green, Gold, Copper, Orange and various mixes

Reproduction:

Female fertility cycle is every 25 days beginning as early as age 10; females remain able to have children until death.

Males become virile at the age of 9 and remain virile until death.

Mating Culture:

Uri mating practices are somewhat radical when compared with other species. Most tribes on Peshkana practice ritual impregnations where handpicked females of a certain age are established as Matron Mothers. These matrons’ lives consist of mating with virile males and communally caring for the children of the tribe. Matrons are honored in Uri society, and it is considered an honor to be chosen to become a Matron Mother. These communal mating/caring groups are called Luraims. Older Matrons who enter the upper years of their lives (60+) transition roles from mating and into the new role of Tribe Mothers. Tribe Mothers are considered wise and often consulted by leaders of the tribes for counsel on various matters. They are also in many cases used as ambassadors by the Uris.

Single partner pairings are extremely rare in heavily Uri societies and are only really seen among racially mixed worlds. There is a strong emphasis on females having many children throughout their lifetime with many different partners. Children are generally sent back to Peshkana shortly after birth to be raised by their parents’ native tribe. Mixed Uri children are also accepted on Peshkana, although most mixed couples do not send their children back to the motherworld.

Compatible Species:

Huzien, Tuzen, Das’Vin, Human


Vempiir

Home Planet: Piro (capital is Ainavl)

Estimated Galactic Population: 117 Billion

Average Life Span: 3000-9000

Genders: Male/Female

Height, Average: Male: 6’6” | Female: 6’2”

Cihphism Sensitivity Range (percentage of population):

Level 0 - 0%

Level 1 - 0%

Level 2 - 59%

Level 3 - 23%

Level 4 - 17%

Level 5 - 1%

Complexions:

Standard skin tones (No pigment - Heavy Pigment) with shades of red within.

Physical Characteristics & Build:

They have very sharp teeth with exceptionally long canines. Due to purifying of the gene pool via the great genocide many millennia ago, very few physically imperfect members of Vempiir society exist today. A moderately high gravity on their native planet has led to their species having exceptional strength on par with Huziens.

Blood Color:

Neon White

Hair Color Spectrum:

Black, White, Red with various shades of red

Eye Color Spectrum:

White, Crystal, Silver

Reproduction:

Female Vempiir become fertile for 1 month every 5 months. During this time they will have heightened senses and increased physical and sexual appetite. During this one-month period, the female will hold and preserve semen until the egg is ready to be fertilized.

Males become virile at the age of 16 and remain virile throughout life, sometimes becoming sterile in their early 2500s.

The female fertility cycle begins around 51 and continues into late 1800s, at which point most women become infertile.

Mating Culture:

Multiple partners within a coven, with the exception of direct children. Covens contain the entire family bloodline and mating usually stays within families, very rarely going outside a coven. Unities outside the family are often political and for the bettering of families genetically, with multiple individuals leaving one coven to join another.

Compatible Species:

Human, Das’Vi