Ishtar

General-purpose upgrades such as the Alpha are common, but more specific packages are designed for parents who want particular types of offspring. The Ishtar gene sequence is one example, created to produce children optimized for professions such as dancer, gymnast, pop star, or model. Biotech Euphrates eugeneers selected a light, elfin build and a facial bone structure to produce distinctive but attractive looks. An extra feature was an augmented liver. In a controversial move, Biotech Euphrates modified the Ishtar neurochemistry with gene sequences thought to enhance ego and competitiveness. Some believe that they went a bit too far . . . There are 150,000 Ishtars alive.

Attribute Modifiers

ST-1 [-10]; DX+1 20; HT+1 10.

Advantages

Handsome/Beautiful 12; Resistant to Disease (+8) 5; Voice 10.

Perks

Alcohol Tolerance 1.

Disadvantages/Quirks

Overconfidence (12) [-5]; and -10 points from Incompetence in any influence skill, Odious Personal Habits (Competitive and Self-Obsessed) [-5], or some level of Jealousy and/or Selfish (or Proud).

Features

Taboo Traits (Genetic Defects, Unattractiveness).

Cost

33 CP. $50k.

Variants

Siduri

A second-generation Ishtar.

Changes

Add Longevity 2 and reduce disadvantages to Overconfidence (12) [-5] and Proud [-1].

Cost

44 CP. $61k.

Sylphs

Sylph morphs are tailor-made for media icons, elite socialites, XP stars, models, and narcissists. Sylph gene sequences are speci cally designed for distinctive good looks. Ethereal and elfin features are common, with slim and lithe bodies. Their metabolism has also been sanitized to eliminate unpleasant bodily odors and their pheromones adjusted for universal appeal.

Implants

Basic Biomods, Basic Mesh Inserts, Clean Metabolism, Cortical Stack, Enhanced Pheromones

Changes

As Siduri, add Sex Pheromones 28; Extended Lifespan 1 2; Fit 5; Early Maturation 1; Taboo Traits (Genetic Defects, Mental Instability, Unattractiveness); Reproductive Control 1; Sanitized Metabolism 1.

Cost

79 CP. $k.

Ishtar

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