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Planet Origin: VP113 And Earth
Race Age: Ancient and likely as old or even older than Shivan
Language: Verga'anian, English, and other thick European languages.
Accent: When speaking English, the Verga'an sound like the Scottish, Celtic, Irish, German, Swedish, Polish, and Welsh
Average Life Span: 100-500 Years
Appearance: Short, stocky, muscular, with human skin tones, and braided hairs in blond, black, brown, red, and white. They're very intimidating despite their sizes and tend to look as though they're always working on something, be it in the mines, on their warp gates, or their technology. They have Tattoos that signify their house, and wear their scars with pride, and the men wear their beards with just as much pride. They say nothing is quite as magnificent as their beards.
Personalities: Boastful, Arrogant, Stubborn, and proud. These are how most Verga'an are perceived, and for good reason, of the ancient races, they're the reason most races even know how to fight, have religion, and war based technology and order. Oh it should also be noted that they love fighting, a punch for example has multiple meanings in Verga'an culture. A punch to the face is like hello and good bye, a punch to the arm or back is to show they're joking or making fun, a punch to the stomach is usually a 'I'm disappointed in you', a punch to another punch is a sign of brotherhood, and finally a punch to the neck is a challenge to the death.
Solar System Influence: The Verga'an of ancient times were once a parent race to Earth and some planets and taught many things, but what was most notable about them is that they were the ones that forced certain pacts about Mining corporations that they had to least have 5 Verga'an over seeing and working the mines and sending 20% of the finds to the Verga'an of certain mining groups. What this meant is that a certain level of balance though maybe not in the intentions of the Verga'an was made amongst other races.
Civilization: It was said at one point the race lived on a planet sized kingdom that reached out into deep parts of space and visiting other systems. And for many years that was well worth it for the Verga'an, but some decided being a little more stationary was more important. So those not on their planetary kingdom of V113 decided to split off from said kingdom and dig deep into the Earth. Very little is known about civilization on their home planet short of it being super advanced, but much more is known about Earth Dwarven culture. Those living in the mines tend to have an affiliation for finding gold, valuable gems, and minerals, in fact for a long time they embraced a more barbaric style of living at points despite how advanced they are. Claiming it was a 'refreshing new beginning'. That being said if one ever came across the mines they would be watched 24/7 in case of thieves, attempts at their lives and so on. They have a harsh judge system for those that break their laws.
Society: Earthen Verga'an are very solitary people, they mine, drink, sleep, fight, hunt, and do it all over again the very next day. Proud of their craftsmanship, proud of their strengths and achievements. That said most tend to live in the mines they work, almost thriving in the dark cavernous regions, practically a kingdom of sorts. Usually every mine has A King or Queen, oddly enough never both, seems that whoever is the dominant in a relationship calls the shots. They also have 5 Sanctions of Verga'an groups. The Nobles that tend to govern what laws and regulations are followed within a mine kingdom, usually only consisting the king/queen and their family. The Librarians, educators of Verga'an society, they research minerals, technology of other races, and how to make sure they have the advantage. The Guards, the Verga'an that make fighting an art, they tend to watch over everyone much like soldier ants in an ant colony. The Workers, these are the Verga'an that put down their war ax to pick up a pick ax, mining is in their blood, as well as crafting, cooking, and just about what ever that needs to be done, and they're pretty damn good at it. Finally the Nomads, usually of their own volition, left the mine kingdom they came from, usually they do whatever they please since they can no want to return to their homes.
Representative: Nomad Angus McDuff - Nomad Lief Ironsteed
'Aye I hearr you'rre wantin' an interrview with me an' mah kin, welll ye came to the rright Verrga'an, 'fore I'm the best therre's everr been!'
'That's big talk fer a panzy in a skirrt Angus!'
'It's a KILT! And I'll show YOU who's the PANZY!'
*The sound of fighting is heard in the background and a few walls and equipment are heard breaking - the fight was eventually settled*
'Now wherre my skirrt wearring frriend left off-'
'IT'S A KILT!'
'SHUT-IT PANZY! Trryin' to educate these childrren! So as I was saying we once came frrom V113 but since left that place forr a morre stationarry place we could call home and just dig all day and build things.'
'Planet was a nut-house! Nothing but fighting, which I miss but it got old so fast!'
'What arre ya talkin' 'bout angus? You've neverr been on V113!'
'Aye but a Dwarf can drream!'
'Aye nothin' wrrong with drream, but we can enough action herre on Earth!'
'And then some, swearr those grreen skins that keep trryin' to get into our mines neverr seems to end! And I could only ask forr morre!'
'Aye, those Dwarrves on V113 visit now and again, but they tend to keep to themselves these days, so the ones that stayed on Earrth like yourrs trruly'
'No one carres Angus!'
'I carre, and I carre to make a point of it with you and yourr FACE with my FIST!'
'Aye that's it, interrview overr, I've got to settle something!'
*The interview ended with the building collapsing from two verga'an fighting over some small dispute which you never quite understood. . . you don't think you really learned anything either.*
Diplomacy: Verga'an tend to be hostile toward every race save maybe Humans and Shivans out of certain levels of respect. They are Especially hostile toward Drevii.
*Humans: Watch The Kids. Verga'an see the humans as children, from the history of Vikings where more recognized Verga'an of longer life spans existed and were treated like Gods like Odin and his sons, and through this respect is why the Dwarves are more happy to aid the humans.
*Drevii: Crush the curs! Drevii are HATED by the Verga'an, to such an extent it's almost wanting to wipe out the entire race. It's because they resemble an ancient race of space elves out of this system, but that's old history, now it's because Dwarves and Elves are like oil and water.
*Cybernetics: Impressive - but rather primitive. Verga'an are an ancient race, it goes without saying that robotics are something they are aware of and even perfected in some cases. But otherwise they tend to dislike the mockery of life that cybernetics tend to represent.
*Mytharii: Should we skin it or baby it? The mytharii seem to come off to the Verga'an as feral and primal, this conflicts them to decide weather they should be hunted for game, or be treated like pets. Mytharii that are hunted tend to be worn like pelts, but the ones that are treated like pets tends to live 'with' the Verga'an in question.
*Splicers: Completely Ignored. Verga'an are aware these things use to be used as weapons, or they're people wanting major cosmetic operations, but ultimately they just don't care, they aren't a threat to them, and they aren't worth their attention.
*Mutants: Fair Game. In many ways like the Mytharii, the Verga'an find that Mutants make for interesting game for their hunts. And like Shivan they tend to collect the DNA samples for whatever reason. Otherwise this has made Verga'an one of the more hated of the races that dislike mutants.
*Anshiri: Make Sense Damn You! The Anshiri are a puzzle the Verga'an intend to solve. When a race of space slugs whom aren't even capable of natural speech somehow achieve similar tech levels as Shivan and Verga'an in only a few thousand years, it's something even the 'superior' Verga'an cannot ignore. Unlike the other races, the Verga'an had never interacted with the Anshiri prior to them achieving the ability of space travel. Efforts from the Verga'an to understand this race have proved futile, though the stalwart dwarves may intend to use them as a weapon against the un-seen menace far out in the darkness. Saying Shivan don't try and stop that from happening, but even 'that's' unlikely.
*Shivan: Our System Rivals! The ancient history between the two has been competitive, now and again using humans as pieces in a bored game they have won against the Shivan, in others they have lost to the Shivan, their ancient symbiosis of sorts is what keeps them respecting one another, of course when it comes down to it, the Verga'an are the first to flip the board so to speak.
1): Supposedly from warp gates are infertile
2): Naturally live several thousand Earth Years with little effort due to their advanced technology.
3): Are aware of other races beyond the stars
4): Likely the cause of most warrior based societies in the solar system
5): Their entire planet is actually a gigantic fort
6): Destroying a book of grudges is the GREATEST dishonor
7): Modern day Shivan aren't nearly as advanced
8): Their egos would be able to blot out the sun for the entire solar system
9): Hate being called short despite this being true.
10): Have technology that know one even understands or have heard of.
11): Notriously stingy about sharing technology.
12): The ONLY race with mobile warp-gate technology.