Kepori

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Kepori
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Basic Information
Origin Point: Teceti, Reki System
Temp Range: 300-370K
Height: 137cm (~4'6")
Diet: Carnivorous

  • Very fast
  • Very fragile
  • Can hold most small-sized items in their mask slot
  • Adapted to high heat, very weak to cold

"Woop! Woop! Woop!"
— A very happy or scared kepori

Kepori are a dinosaurid species covered in feathers vaguely reminiscent of Earth (Sol)’s extinct Troodontidae. They’re small and sometimes seen as weak by other species due to their hollow bones but as a result, are quite quick and nimble on their feet. Those found in space usually are commonly known as rollaways.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Kepori have had a storied history, beginning on the arid planet of Teceti similar to many other species' origins. They arose as one of the largest animals on their planet. The reason why Kepori are so small may have to do with the sparse vegetation on Teceti; Because of the vegetation being sparser the animals as a result are smaller.

The most notable point of history for an outsider to know was late into their industrial revolution. Due to a runaway greenhouse gas effect, the planet was heated to the emergence of a vast band across the equator that was impassable until specialized insulation had been developed. This split their slowly uniting society into two. The north was a more sparsely populated and rural society while the south was much more urbanized and continued the development of industrial technology (although with a much warier eye on the environment).

The two halves have only recently reunified, much to the chagrin of the northerners, with said northerners still maintaining their isolationist behaviors. Southerners, however, are generally more gregarious although less loyal to small groups.

Many Kepori with closer ties to Teceti tend to favor thin clothing due to their planet's high temperature. It is not uncommon to see Kepori wearing light scarves, cloaks, robes, and dusters in comfortable temperature conditions. Spacer (Multi-generational, not just all Kepori in space) Kepori are reported to be more impressionable due to their lack of a unified culture and heritage. However, many still attempt to stay true to their northern/southern genealogy.

Playing a Kepori[edit | edit source]

While at first, a Kepori may seem extremely weak due to taking much more damage than other species due to their hollow bones, they more than makeup for this with their incredible speed. They are well-adapted to much higher temperatures, but as a result, are very vulnerable to cold temperatures. Their evolved beak can be used to hold many small items.

You are not a baby. All characters are grown adults, and this includes you, regardless of your smaller size. Additionally, you are not any of those other bird-people you might have seen before on other codebases. Please do not act as such.

You might…

  • Feel uncomfortable in the cold of most ship environments.
  • See your crew-mates or other coworkers as another species might view family members.
  • Worry about the ecological impact of your actions more than others might.
  • Woop when scared or excited.

Others probably…

  • Presume you to be more loyal than other species.
  • Take care to not bump into you too hard, and expect you to be fast and nimble.
  • Try to learn whether you’re from north or south Teceti in order to know whether or not to leave you alone, respectively.

Kepori Naming[edit | edit source]

Kepori names usually consist of two or three short syllables. Examples include Meleri, Temiti, Nirena, Minele, Natari.

Adventurers[edit | edit source]

Because of the poor situation on their home planet, many Kepori have taken to the stars in order to eke out a better existence among the stars. While the situation on their planet has improved somewhat due to advancements in terraforming technology, many descendants of the initial refugees remain in space.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

  • Normal body temperature is about thirty kelvins higher than a human's. Additionally, the upper and lower bounds of temperature before you start taking burn damage is thirty kelvins higher- be careful in colder environments.
  • Burn damage from overheating is reduced, but burn damage from freezing is higher.
  • 1.5X overall brute and burn damage.
  • Higher base movement speed.
  • Unarmed attack damage is significantly lower
  • You can hold small and tiny items in your mask slot. Watch to make sure you haven't accidentally auto-equipped items into it.
  • Like dwarves and anyone with the dwarfism mutation, you can be more easily picked up by others, and can be put into a duffelbag (at a maximum of one person per duffel).
  • Back slot holds only satchels, and nothing else.
  • You can tackle as if you had gloves on by clicking anywhere with throw mode and an empty hand. This can easily kill you or snap your spine in two if you hit something, though, so be careful.