Mass Effect: From the Ashes
The Asari were the first species to discover the Citadel. When the Salarians arrived, it was the Asari who proposed the establishment of the citadel council to maintain peace throughout the galaxy. Since then, the Asari have served as the mediators and centrists of the Council.
An all female race, the Asari reproduce through a form of parthenogenesis. Each Asari can attune her nervous system to that of another individual of any gender, and of any species, to reproduce. This capability has led to unseemly and inaccurate rumors about Asari promiscuity.
Asari can live for over 1000 years, passing through three stages of life. In the Maiden stage, they wander restlessly, seeking new knowledge and experience. When the Matron stage begins, they “meld” with interesting partners to produce their offspring. This ends when they reach the Matriarch stage, where they assume the roles of leaders and councilors.
- EMBRACE ETERNITY
- ROBUST REGENERATIVE SYSTEM
- NATURAL GRACE AND MOBILITY
- DOMINATE THROUGH CONSENSUS, ACCOMMODATION AND TOLERANCE
- MAIDENS, MATRONS AND MATRIARCHS
ASARI (-1 REFRESH)
- LONG LIVED (0)
While they do not heal faster than other species, Asari are known to reach 1,000 years of age.
- A MASTER OF HER OWN NERVE IMPULSES (-1)
Asari control of their nervous systems for the purpose of merging themselves with others to mate allows them to be talented Biotics as well as gives them limited ability to Telepathically meld with others. Asari gain an innate ability to use Biotics without implants and with a +1 to their Biotic skill rolls.
- BEAUTY (-1):
Any seduction attempts an Asari makes with Rapport receive a +2 bonus provided the target is someone who could be receptive to it (this isn’t always a simple case of gender and preference).
- HEIGHTENED REFLEXES (-1):
When moving as part of another activity, Asari may move one additional zone without taking the –1 penalty for a supplemental action.