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in college, it was likely you may have or may not have taken a social studies class taught by a certain Shivan professor of surprising renown. Dr Franky as most refer to her, who just so happens to be a form of subspecies herself.
'Ahem, alright class, this is a rather straightforward lesson, it's to help you recognized the sub-races of the known races, there aren't as many as one 'might' think, but there are quite a few that are recognized by society.'
A student asks how it's even possible for certain races to have sub-races, and if the professor was one.
'It's true not 'all' races have a sub-race, but it 'is' true that there are many forms of life that even explorers have yet to discover. . . and yes, I am 'technically' a sub-race of the Shivan Race, but we'll get to that later.'
Human Sub Races
'It may come to a surprise to many of you that this would even be a possibility, but in fact there are 3 in total, the Terrestrial, the Colonial, and the Neptunian.'
Hands are raised but they were told to put them down
'Don't worry I'll explain, a Terrestrial human is a human born on a planet, is exposed to nature, and is use to natural gravity, and through this development tend to be hardier, better able to survive their environment, and tend to have what you may refer to as 'street smarts'. In lame-man's term, wastelanders, and settlers.'
'Colonial humans are the complete opposite you could say, born on stations and colonies, or in government facilitated settlements, they tend to be clean healthy environments set up for education and over all comfort of the rich and famous, or of the aspiring young minds such as yourselves.'
Someone did raise their hand to ask about what a Neptunian human is, and if these were really sub-races so much as social diversities like it use to be during certain periods.
'Mmm yes your correct in a sense, they are still technically the same species, it's more like putting an American next to a Brittish, in almost every way they are exactly the same, but it they act differently and do things differently, However a Neptunian human is quite different, they of the humans are all hermaphrodites or female, rather athletic, smart, and naturally more aggressive, even for a human, they tend to have a natural white hair color, with either white, yellow, or red eye colors, some even have purple, truly a sight.'
Drevii Sub Races
'Now as some of you know, Drevii have some of the most varied sub-races, from the distinct and regal Solar-Drevii, to the stealthy and silent Lunar-Drevii, to the obscure Titan-Drevii, and the rare Arctic-Drevii'
A drevii student asks how one is even able to determine any of this, and if it's anything like the human sub-species
'Well unlike most humans, it's far easier to tell the difference between the Drevii sub-species. Usually it's in their skin tone and origin of birth, but there are other features that distinguish them from one another, such as over all height, facial structures, body builds, so on.'
'There are at least six known Drevii sub-species, and still many to be discovered even among the Drevii. Each are well known enough for where they are born and grown, the major two of three are of course from Venus itself. And the third is from Earth itself.'
'Solar Drevii, are a tall, regal in some sense, usually well cut, and slender, skin tones tend to be of a yellow, gold, orange, or even tan color, most likely from living on the heated side of Venus most of their lives, it's also due to this that they likely grow so tall to begin with, their eyes tend to be orange, red, and yellow, and their ears tend to be long and curved back, and for the most part they're some form of blond, light brunette, or even red haired. They honestly seem more arrogant than 'most' Drevii which is surprising to say the least.'
'Lunar Drevii, shorter than the average human, quieter, more reserved, athletic slender builds, with skin tones that are gray, silver, light blues and purples, with white, silver, gray, or even blue and purple eyes. They tend to have monochrome hair colors, you know, black to white. They tend to be. . . 'healthier' looking if you understand what I mean, and unlike most drevii, they tend to be rather reserved, keep to themselves and such. Oh and they have short pointed ears.'
'Earth Drevii are far more common these days, and likely the closes to looking human, the only exception with them is that their ears are long and tend to point out. It's assumed that these are a hybrid species of Humans and Drevii, but their Drevii DNA stands out more so they count as Drevii, but in many ways they act just like a human would.'
'Arctic Drevii though rare, are indeed a species, their ears tend to look like fins rather then pointed, and usually their entirety is in a blue pallet of some kind, but they are quite rare to find, and as far as Drevii are aware the only set of Drevii with a high tolerance for cold weather and environments, not much is known about Arctic Drevii other than they live in rather inhospitable cold zones.'
'Titan Drevii much like the Earth Drevii are born on Titan, and are assumed to be some form of hybrid of Mytharii and Drevii, which means these drevii tend to be hermaphroditic, but it has been noted this mutation has a lower chance than it does with the Mytharii. More notably about this form of Drevii is that they grow fur in places, have tails, and their ears are in some ways long and cat like. Another oddity is these Drevii tend to have a natural green hue to their hair and skin, otherwise they have an Earthy Brown color to their skin, hair, and eyes'
A mytharii raised it's hand and mentions never running into one when they toured Titan.
'Ah, yes, it's due to the history between the two, so they in a sense are a rarer find than Arctic Drevii, I hear they also tend to be the type that attacks first and hide away, very savage for a Drevii.'
'Finally the Dark Drevii, this strand of drevii is. . . assumed to be a mutation from exposure to the supposed 'Dark Magika' crystals, or from exposure to underground colonies with a severe lack of light, no one is truly sure what the case is, but what we do know of these chaotic Drevii are they tend to hate rather than belittle the other races. Usually black solid eyes maybe with colored pupils, monochrome skins, monochrome hairs, Split if not multiple ears, and in some cases it's been noted that they have some form of scales and horns, much like a subspecies of mutant.'
A Mutant asks about that very thing that made them look similar.
'Yes, it's assumed that the parent of this species was indeed a mutant subspecies and Lunar Drevii, but no one is able to confirm this.'
Cybernetics Sub Races
'Now to clarify on this matter, the list for cybernetics as a sub-race is extensive, probably one of the most extensive, so I'll simply divide it into it's five main sub races.'
'Robots as anyone is aware make up the majority of the cybernetics, they tend to be clunky, obviously mechanical, and with a basic AI, programming, and singular function, of course this changed after the mechanical uprising, but it's still rather obvious when you see one.'
'Androids are not as easy to distinguish the majority of the time, usually they have a synthetic and more organic looking out side, but through and through they are mechanical.'
'Cyborgs are of the five, not originally mechanical, in fact they can technically count as a sub-race of anything else organic, but ultimately due to their high concentrate of mechanical parts they tend to be cybernetics in the end.'
A cyborg asks about if Shivan are a form of Cyborg, or the other way around.
'Hm, good question, but no, that's a little inaccurate, you see a cyborg is usually a cyborg due to cause and effect, they start out as living organics, and through injuries or self improvement become cyborgs from replacing parts they need or want replaced. Where a Shivan tends to be dying and replacing parts is a requirement, but we will cover that subject soon enough'
'Bio-Droids are the latest and closes to a natural organic as the cybernetics have come across in their research. In many ways they are exactly like androids in how they can blend it, unlike androids they're made completely of artificial organic parts, and like humans think and breathe and need to eat, and like Drevii have a natural immune system to make them flawless. Usually a bio-droid is made on request, there has been very little need to use them for combat purposes, that's not to say they don't exist.'
A human student asks about what purposes would a bio-droid even be made, and why the machines would even think of doing such a thing.
'Current purposes for the bio-droids can be anywhere from personal relationships for the rich and lonely, others are for medical research, and others still are to help train organics in combat without worrying over certain sentience rights. As for 'why' the machines would make them in the first place, during the mechanical uprise during the Solar War, it was to use them as spies, get closer to certain organic leaders to learn of their secrets and use subterfuge.'
'Finally a Nano-Hive is likely the most aggressive cybernetic even today. When the nano-machines were integrated into society from numerous sources, they were originally designed to have a kill switch after they fulfilled their purpose, but it was when someone introduced AI's and removed the kill switch they eventually grew to a level of self-awareness that was on scale with cybernetics today.'
'Now when I say aggressive I don't mean they out right attack people, rather that may vary from hive to hive, but how they are aggressive is once they've found their way into it's host, they start remodeling their host into their own image to better serve it's purpose.'
A Splicer asks if this is why splicers even exist, and if this makes them a splicer or a cyborg of sorts.
'Well your not wrong, a lot of the older forms of Splicer were made with nano-technology, but the Nano-Hive is something quite different then kill-switch nano machines. You see a Nano-Hive can reproduce and make more of it's own kind by making a sort of factory inside of it's host body. And they aren't cyborgs either because the Host and the Nanites are two entirely different entities.'
Mytharii Sub Races
'Much like humans, there aren't exactly a main distinction between Mytharii, and two of their major sub races are more social classes, however there are at least 3 types for both social classes.'
'The two social classes of Mytharii are the Earthen and the Titan Mytharii, Also Known As 'Domesticated' and 'Feral' Mytharii. Domesticated Mytharii, the Mytharii born on Earth, tend to be more use to civilizations, xenophobic due to mistreatment by humans and Drevii when they first came to Earth, they tend to have a better understanding of most technologies found on Earth, a better chance of an education system, and even different methods of survival.'
'The Feral Mytharii, those born and still living on Titan tend to be more tribal, and less xenophobic, and though they have technology, tend to have more issue with using it, they have a rather basic form of survival that's based around where they inhabit.'
'Now then to get to the real meat of the two social classes, There are the Sleek-kin, The Beast-kin, and the Emperor-kin. Two of the three look similar as most know, but they are quite different.'
'The Sleek-Kin are the short hairs of the Mytharii race, usually found in hot places like deserts, fields, and valleys. Notable for having sorter ears, fur, and smaller teeth, their builds are usually smaller, light weight and designed to move quickly'
'The Emperor-Kin tend to be long haired compared to sleek-kin, found in forests, mountains, and fields, they also tend to have longer ears and bigger teeth. They have a thicker build compared to the Sleek-Kin, more meant for storing up their energy, and keeping a certain 'healthy' glow about them'
'Finally there are the Beast-Kin Mytharii, they are like 'big cats' of the species, this sub-race divides into two smaller sub-races, the animal beast-kin and the humanoid beast-kin. They tend to have the biggest teeth, sharpest claws, and the most muscular structures, usually found in arctic, volcanic, and jungle regions.'
'Now then the animal beast-kin tend to look much like mutants, well a sub-race of mutant anyway, animal facial structures, fur all over, and so on, the humanoid ones on the other hand much like the other two sub-races tend to have stripes, or spots, much like a big cat in the wild.'
Splicers Sub Races
'Now we're getting into a rather diverse race with sub-races. As you may know Splicers are made, not born, so this means there are multiple forms of Splicer, usually designed for a combat purpose, or in the cases of the vain who get cosmetic operations, usually from too many operations.'
A splicer student asks why anyone would 'willingly' become a splicer for cosmetic purposes.
'Some people have a very low self-esteem for themselves, so they go to a doctor like myself for an improvement in their life.'
A mutant student asks why some mutants look nothing like their parent splicer.
'Ah, very observant, Splicers as i just mentioned are 'made' so their designs tend to be more. . . artificial and organized, sort of like a machine, usually designed in a purpose they tend to look completely different than their children. For example a splicer designed to have a certain animalistic trait like a dog, or a wolf, or a crocodile might have 'some' aspects of that animal, but they still ultimately look somewhat humanoid, while their mutant children tend to evolve more along the animal DNA inserted into them.'
'There are only two major types of splicers, War-Type, and Cosmetic-Type Splicers, the differences are very subtle but very strong, a Cosmetic-Type tends to be proud of what it is, while a War-Type is usually far more disciplined. It's that simple.'
Mutants Sub Races
'Much like Splicers this is one of those species that tend to have multiple sub-races, but for this class we'll only focus on the three major types. Beast-Type, Daemon-Type, and Troll-Type.'
'The Beast-Type are mostly animal in appearance, and in some cases look like mytharii of other species, such as snakes, dogs, birds, and etc, of course most of the Beast-Type are more bestial in appearance. If I remember right humans just call them 'Furries.'
'The Daemon-Type are a very curious sub-race, some how naturally appearing like the demons and in some cases angels of biblical lore, usually they are born of Splicers that were designed from cosmetic operations.'
'Finally the Troll-Type mutant, these are usually drevii born and modified with some kind genetic magika defect that either makes them hairy, hairless, or beastly, some refer to them as orcs, trolls, goblins, and so on, and others just refer to them as green-skins.'
Anshiri Sub Races
'It's not nearly as common due to their DNA structure, but it is indeed possible to find an Anshiri sub-species, usually in some form of mollusk, or fish like creature, but they are so rare none are currently recognized.'
Verga'an Sub Races
'There are no Verga'an Sub Races, only Verga'an raised in different environments, and even that is rare.'
Shivan Sub Races
'Finally we come to my own race and the sub-races of this species. There are 4 types of Shivan, but due to time and age it is now only three until the Ancient is found again. True Shivan, Mock Shivan, and Frankenstein Shivan. I am what you would call a 'Frankenstein Shivan.' we'll get to that soon enough.'
'A True Shivan is what the Shivan have become, falling apart, remodified, dead looking Martians that a lot of people assume are the undead, this is inaccurate, they are far from dead, they just 'appear' dead.'
'The Mock Shivan is in many ways exactly like a true shivan, but the different is they weren't Martian born or even Shivan to begin with, they tend to be the dying organics that somehow contracted the same disease as a true Shivan, of course their view point is more like their true race.'
'Finally the Frankenstein Shivan, a very small sub race, in fact there are only 75 to my knowledge, me being the 75th technically, now unlike most Shivan, these ones 'do' start out dead, and come from multiple sources, thus why it's a 'Frankenstein' sort of creature, this of course leads to it's own problems, such as falling apart, needing to replace organic parts, so on and etc.'
'Now then, your now currently familiar with the current recognized sub-races of each race in your system, but I would hardly say that these are the only ones, so explore your system, discover new things, and find new experiences.'
The bell rings and the class is dismissed.