The krogan evolved in a hostile and vicious environment. Until the invention of gunpowder weapons, "eaten by predators" was still the number one cause of krogan fatalities. Afterwards, it was "death by gunshot".
When the salarians discovered them, the krogan were a brutal, primitive species struggling to survive a self-inflicted nuclear winter. The salarians culturally uplifted them, teaching them to use and build modern technology so they could serve as soldiers in the Rachni War.
Liberated from the harsh conditions of their homeworld, the quick-breeding krogan experienced an unprecedented population explosion. They began to colonize nearby worlds, even though these worlds were already inhabited. The Krogan Rebellions lasted nearly a century, only ending when the turians unleashed the genophage, a salarian-developed bioweapon that crushed all krogan resistance.
The genophage makes only one in 1,000 pregnancies viable, and today the krogan are a slowly dying breed. Understandably, the krogan harbor a grudge against all other species, especially the turians.
- +2 Strength
- +2 Vitality
- -1 Agility
- -1 Alertness
- -1 Intelligence
- Nets +1.
- Hardy Constitution (d6)
- Krogan are resistant to most hazardous situations they might be thrown in. Their shoulder humps can store food nutrients, allowing a krogan to go for much longer without food and water than other species.
- Inherent Armor (d4)
- Their thick hides provide 2W damage reduction.
- Tough (d4)
- Krogan get 2 extra Life Points (on top of their Vitality mod), as well as other benefits of this trait (Cortex p35).
- Genophage (d4)
- New Trait. Though it is not foremost on the mind of every krogan, the species is slowly dying out. If you are a fertile female, you are not adventuring. Period. You are mating to let the species live just a bit longer. Otherwise, you act with the sort of reckless abandon of a terminally ill person, knowing that your species is going to die anyway. This is primarily a roleplaying Trait.
- Out for Blood (d4)
- Krogan are much more violent than other species.