A gentle folk whom dislike warfare in general, nevertheless these plant-like beings can be surprisingly adept at weaponry once they learn the basics. Whereas the Silvari evolved from plants, Florians are instead a symbiotic merging of plant and animal. This puts them at extreme odds with their "brethren" as they have a different view on non-plant life then the more threatening relatives. They are also natural dancers; however notably they find alcohol to be toxic. On the other hand, carbonated sodas can give them the same effect as being drunk.
Affiliation: MPU friendly
Appearance: Whilst looking fairly human, most Florian's are a fair bit shorter then the average human; they tend to average about 4-5 and a half feet tall. Their skin is a pale green and often leaves will sprout from their bodies; on rare occasions fruit has been known to sprout when the Florian has been sexually active. The biggest difference between a Florian and a human are the large flower petals in place of hair on the back of their heads; they bloom during the day and are said to be especially pretty during certain times.
Feature Chart: None
Lifespan: Florians have a complex life cycle as they tend to spend about six months underground as seedlings, before eventually emerging as flowering children. In total it takes them about ten years to grow into their humanoid forms. After this they will generally live between 70 and 90 years, though rarely they have been known to exceed 100 years of age.
Names: Each Florian's name is derived from their parents name, hyphenated. As they are hermaphrodites, and thus are both male and female, there is no true heritage to a name. In general the first part of the hyphenated name is used.
Tech Style: Whilst it is not fully understood, Florian technology mostly seems to be made of wood and will sometimes be shown to have blue energy coursing through it. They will use other race's technology but never seize it for their own.
Traditional Dress: Typically, Florians will eschew clothing as it hampers their ability to photosynthesise. grass skirts are sometimes employed, especially during times of festivity. In the depths of space, however, they will generally wear skin tight clothing so long as it does not cause pain in any particular areas.
[bFeature:[/b] Chlorophyll: Florians naturally become more energetic during the day but become sluggish at night. Their health can also slowly recover in a particularly well-lit area.
Air Filtration: Florians are able to breathe in toxic gases without it causing damage; this includes sleeping gas and the like. If they continue to do it for long enough they can save their allies.
Hermaphordite: Despite having fairly feminine appearances, Florians are actually both male and female at the same time. This means that they can unfortunately be charmed by races of any gender, but also can charm races of any gender in return.
Harvest's Bounty: On very rare occasions, Florians can produce fruit. Generally these take the form of berries. If eaten sparingly then they are not lethal to other races but can be slightly toxic if several are eaten at once. The Fruit a Florian produces is considered a rarity, so could be sold for a decent price on the black market.
Florian Paradise Despite the name, this room is generally where the Florian rests. However, due to the pheromones released by the plants and the general feel, this room can be used as a makeshift medical bay. Do note that this cannot heal a physical wound; it is meant to stabilise mental and health-related issues and is not a Panacea.
As with most members of her race, she prefers to go barefoot.
She has a few loose-fitting t-shirts as well as a matching set of simple mini-skirts; there are two of each all a deep green.
She has a shoulder bag used for transporting various medical supplies.
Her primary weapons are a pair of fans, which she uses in tandem with a dance-like style of fighting that works in a mixture of defensive and offensive manners.
Appearance: Despite being just under 5ft tall, Shiro-Jora is a slim green woman with yellow buttercup petals. She has leaves protruding from her shoulders as well as some that extended from just below her stomach and point down. Her frame can be described as willowy, and she isn't particularly strong physically. She usually just wears a shirt and pants, loose-fitting.
History: A young member of the Florian race, Shiro-Jora grew up in a fairly happy family, though it was rather heavy on the politics.
She was taught from an early age to dance, as it was believed she may end up as a potential concubine for the next ruler. Being more strong-minded then people gave credit for, she stowed away on a pirate vessel at the age of 20. Before long she was found and put to work.
Working as a drifter, she would drift from ship to ship for years, though her family was distraught she was content with the relative freedom her new life provided. Her goal for the future is to explore and meet many new races, to essentially make this the biggest road trip any person has ever been on.
Oh, and money. Lots and lots of money.