Mass Effect d20 Future Campaign Guide
The Asari, native to the planet Thessia, are often considered the most powerful and respected sentient species in the known galaxy.
Asari Species Traits
Ability Modifiers: +2 Charisma, -2 Strength, While not the physical strongest in the galaxy, the Asari are known as one of the most beautiful and respected species.
Medium Size: As Medium creatures, Asari have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Speed: Asari base speed is 30 feet.
Sexual appeal: An Asari gains a +2 to all diplomacy checks thanks to the fact that all races find them attractive.
Mind Meld: Asari have a natural ability to attune their nervous systems to those of another nonmindless being, which they evolved for reproductive purposes. In order to perform a mind-meld, the asari must be within 5 feet of a willing target. Establishing the mind-meld is a full-round action that provokes attacks of opportunity, and the asari must concentrate in order to maintain it. Once the mind meld has been established, the asari and their target share images and thoughts.
Biotic Affinity: While not every asari is a biotic, their ability to consciously manipulate their nervous systems makes those of them who are more powerful. An asari with biotic abilities gain a +2 Miscellanies modifier to any one biotic skill.
Mixed Heritage: Asari often use their unique method of reproduction to absorb traits of other species into their offspring. Asari may choose to possess any single special quality of any other species to reflect this, with the exception of ability bonuses. Pure asari – that is, asari born from a union of two asari – gain the Skill Focus feat instead, applied to a skill of their choice.