Rusters

Xiao Chu created this pantropic parahuman design for Mars settlement. They’re similar to an Alpha-series upgrade, but have been Adapted for survival with minimum gear in the not yet terraformed Martian environment with modified lungs and biochemistry as well as radical hormonal and reproductive cell genemods. The latter reflect Rust China’s desire to increase its population, but have also led to accusations that Xiao Chu is “turning humans into bioroids.” Rust China offers economic subsidies to colonists who choose to have Yousheng children.

Implants

Basic Biomods, Basic Mesh Inserts, Cortical Stack

Attribute Modifiers

ST-1 [-10]; DX+1 20; HT+2 20.

Advantages

Filter Lungs 5; Nictitating Membrane 1 1; Night Vision 3 3; Reduced Consumption (Water Only, -50%) 1 1; Resistant to Poison (+3) 5; Temperature Tolerance 5 (Comfort zone between 35°F and 140°F) 5; Low-Pressure Lungs 0.

Features

Taboo Traits (Genetic Defects, Mental Instability, Unattractive). Home gravity of 0.38 G.

Cost

50 CP. $100k.

Variants

Crasher

An enhanced version of ruster morph, crashers are rugged and durable designs capable of weathering a range of harsh environments. They are the ideal biomorph for surveying assignments and are popular among first-in teams. Though pricey compared to other biomorph options, many surveyors traveling to less habitable and dangerous environments have found the investment worth it.

Implants

Basic Biomods, Basic Mesh Inserts, Bioweave Armor (Light), Circadian Regulation, Clean Metabolism, Cortical Stack, Direction Sense, Eidetic Memory, Enhanced Respiration, Enhanced Vision, Grip Pads, Hibernation, Medichines, Oxygen Reserve, Toxin Filters, Vacuum Sealing

Advantages

Bioweave Armor (Light) (2/3), +5 COG, +10 SOM, +5 to three other aptitudes of the player’s choice

Viking

Since 2080, Colonial Genetics has offered a licensed version.

Changes

Altered Sex Ratio (2:1 female:male births); Increased Fecundity (75% of births are twins); Sexual Orientation (Heterosexual).

Cost

50 CP. $100k.

ZR-3

An early Xiao Chu Mars-operation bioroid, used both as workers and soldiers.

Changes

add Less Sleep 2 4, Bioroid Body [-4], Workaholic [-5], and Attentive [-1].

Cost

44 CP. $120k.

Rusters

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