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Species of the Week: Asari

Asari

Designation: Sentient

Homeworld: Thessia

Notable members: Liara T’Soni, Samara, Lexi T’Pero, Peebee

Fandom: Mass Effect

The Asari are a blue-skinned humanoid race native to Thessia. They are distinct from most other races in two ways, firstly they are all female and secondly they have a lifespan averaging 1000 years. They were highly empathetic, making them skilled diplomats and influential in galactic politics. Their unique physiology meant they were capable of breeding with any species. They were all naturally gifted in biotics, the manipulation of forces through mass effect fields, a trait rare in most other species. 

I played a bit of Mass Effect: Andromeda last week and came across Peebee, who looks like a fun character and I was reminded of how complex the stories of the Asari are. I remember playing Mass Effect 2 and listening to a Salarian trying to buy a memorable gift for his Asari wife, knowing she will outlive him by centuries.

Watch “MASS EFFECT™: ANDROMEDA – Official Cinematic Trailer #2” on YouTube

I’m starting to get really excited for Andromeda!!

This gives us a better sense of the timescale of the game, with a partially completed Nexus, which I guess you’ll contribute to building as the game goes on. 

I like the youthful vibe of the Pathfinder team, explorers full of energy thrown into a conflict that will push them past the edge. Nice to get a glimpse of the Salarian pilot too. 

We got a good glimpse of the new friendly race, the Angara. A nice variety of faces too, presumably different sexes. I’d really like if one of these joined as a squad mate, maybe as a guide. 

With a proper sense of the scale of the game, it’s looking like Andromeda has a lot to offer.