Mass Effect Adventures
“The krogan are a species of large reptilian bipeds native to the planet Tuchanka, a world known for its harsh environments, scarce resources, and overabundance of vicious predators. Unfortunately, as krogan society became more technologically advanced so did their weaponry. Four thousand years ago, at the dawn of the krogan nuclear age, battles to claim the small pockets of territory capable of sustaining life escalated into full scale global war. Weapons of mass destruction were unleashed, transforming Tuchanka into a radioactive wasteland. The krogan were reduced to primitive warring clans struggling to survive a nuclear winter of their own creation, a state that continued until they were discovered by the salarians two thousand years later. With the help of the salarians, the krogan were ‘uplifted’ into galactic society, and lent their numbers and military prowess to bring an end to the Rachni Wars. Unfortunately, after the rachni were eradicated, the rapidly-expanding krogan became a threat to the galaxy in turn, starting the Krogan Rebellions and forcing the Turians to unleash the genophage. This genetic ‘infection’ all but sterilized the entire krogan species. Unless a cure is found, the krogan will likely die out within a few generations.. Their large shoulder humps store fluids and nutrients, enabling them to survive extended periods without food or water. Biotic individuals are rare, though those who do possess the talent typically have strong abilities. The most amazing physiological feature of Krogan biology is the multiple instances of major organs. These secondary systems are capable of serving as back-ups in the event of damage to the primary biological structures. Krogan also have a secondary nervous system using a neuro-conductive fluid, meaning they are almost impossible to paralyze. Krogan bleed a yellow or orange fluid when shot, which may be this fluid or actual blood. Sheer physical hardiness means an individual Krogan can expect to live for centuries. Since the Genophage, the krogan can no longer afford the casualties of the old horde attacks. The Battle Masters are a match for any ten soldiers of another species. Battle Masters are not ‘spit and polish,’ but they do believe in being well-armed and equipped, preferably with a gun for each limb. They are callous and brutal, but methodical and disciplined. They use any means at their disposal to achieve their goals, no matter how reprehensible. Hostage-taking and genocide are acceptable means to ensure a quiet occupation with few krogan casualties. Biotics are rare among the krogan, especially since the practice of surgically creating krogan biotics has been discontinued. Those that exist are viewed with suspicion and fear. The krogan see this aura of fear as a useful quality for an officer, and often promote them. Combat drones and other hightech equipment are likewise in short supply. This solitary attitude stems in part from a deep sense of fatalism and futility, a profound social effect of the genophage that caused krogan numbers to dwindle to a relative handful. Not only are they angry that the entire galaxy seems out to get them, the krogan are also generally pessimistic about their race’s chances of survival. The surviving Krogan see no point to building for the future; there will be no future. The krogan live with an attitude of ‘kill, pillage, and be selfish, for tomorrow we die.’ Female krogan rarely leave their home worlds, focusing on breeding in an attempt to keep Krogan numbers from declining too quickly. The few remaining fertile females who can carry young to term are treated as prizes of war, to be seized, bartered or fought over.”
+4 to strength, +2 to constitution, -4 to intelligence, -2 to dexterity
Base speed: 25 ft.
Large: Krogan are large and recive a -1 to AC and CMD, but a +2 to CMB
Technological Idiots: Krogan take a -5 to technology checks
Regeneration: Krogan regenerate half their level in hit points per round (minimum 1)
Survivability: After spending some time in new surroundings, Krogan negate all environmental effects that could give negative modifiers. Only exception is vacuum.
Tough as nails: Krogan are immune to poison and can’t be stunned due to wounds
Frenzy: In combat a Krogan must make a DC 20 will save, if they fail this save they must do ANYTHING in their power to defeat their enemies. They may even sacrifice their own lives or the lives of others, but only as a last resort