The World Of Khoras - The Cultured Races

Racial Interbreeding

Khoras is a world of diversity and possibilities. Why limit a game to half-elves and half-orcs? If humans can breed with other humanoid races, other races should be able to interbreed with each other as well. Below is a brief summary of the racial possibilities based on genetic similarity.

Due to the centuries of divergent evolution and the aberrant effects of Drellisian radiation, racial interbreeding is often more successful between different races than one might think. The only factor involved is the genetic similarity of the races. The more different the two parents are, the less likely it is that they will successfully breed. The DNA of the parents must be somewhat similar or fertilization will not take place. Often genetic dissimilarity will result in an incomplete reproductive system and, hence, a sterile offspring.

It is important to note that the chart below merely outlines what is possible at a genetic level. Even if it is possible for two races to breed, it is often considered unacceptable at a social level. An excellent example of this is the avarians. Avarians don't breed well with any other races, but it turns out they can breed with setharin. However, most avarians would be loathe to even contemplate the idea of breeding with a setharin. Therefore, many of these combinations are unlikely to occur. Many would only result from forced intercourse (i.e. the rape of a slave or prisoner, for instance).

In addition, there are combinations which could occur but probably never would simply because of the geographic distance or racial isolation. For example, although the phanglir can breed with a few other races, their extreme geographic isolation would likely keep them from ever even encountering those other races.

YES indicates the combination is possible and there is a normal chance of pregnancy. This does not, however, mean that this particular half breed is common.

No indicates the combination is not possible and there is no known record of any such half-breed.

Sterile indicates that conception is possible but unlikely, and the resulting offspring is almost always sterile and unable to reproduce.

Rare indicates that conception is technically possible, but is exceptionally rare. (Less than 1% chance). The resulting offspring may or may not be sterile.

  Ankari Aswani Avar Baenite Bog
ling
Borrel
lian
Dwarf Elf Esh
tari
Faerie Gob
lin
Grum Guldra Hurk
yte
Hyttar Human Magra
kian
Mand
alar
Mer
folk
Ogre Orcs Phang
lir
Phell
ysian
Pug
nar
Sarid
ian
Saur
ian
Say
une
Scrub Rats Sea Gyp Secam
bru
Sethar
in
Skrell Sybre
nar
Thall
assian
Trog Tross
oli
Urtas Vaull
ian
Vothen  
Ankari YES no no sterile no YES YES YES YES no sterile YES no no YES YES YES no rare YES YES sterile no rare no no YES no YES sterile no no no no no no YES no no Ankari
Aswani no YES no no no no no no no no no no no no rare no no YES no no sterile no YES YES no no no YES no no no YES no no no no no no rare Aswani
Avarian no no YES no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no YES no no no no no no no no Avarian
Baenite sterile no no YES no no no no sterile no no no rare no no sterile no no no no no no no no no no sterile no sterile no no no no no rare no no no no Baenite
Bogling no no no no YES no no no no no sterile no no no YES no no no rare no no no no no no YES no rare no no no no no no YES no no no no Bogling
Borrellian YES no no no no YES YES no YES no no sterile no no no YES no no no YES YES no no no no no YES no YES no no no no no no no no no no Borrellian
Dwarf YES no no no no YES YES no sterile no sterile YES no no sterile YES rare no no YES YES rare no no no no YES no YES no no no no no no no rare no no Dwarf
Elf YES no no no no no no YES YES YES rare sterile no no no YES no no rare rare rare rare no no no no YES no YES no no no no no no no rare no no

Elf

Eshtari YES no no sterile no YES sterile YES YES no rare YES no no rare YES YES no rare YES YES sterile no rare no no YES no YES sterile no no no no no no YES no no Eshtari
Faerie no no no no no no no YES no YES no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no Faerie
Goblin sterile no no no sterile no sterile rare rare no YES rare no no YES sterile rare no no YES YES rare no rare no no rare YES sterile no no no no no YES no sterile no no Goblin
Grum YES no no no no sterile YES sterile YES no rare YES no no sterile YES rare no no sterile rare no no no no no YES no YES no no no no no no no sterile no no Grum
Guldra no no no rare no no no no no no no no YES rare no no no no no no no no no no no YES no no no no no no no rare no no no no no Guldra
Hurkyte no no no no no no no no no no no no rare YES no no no no no no no no no no no YES no no no no no no no rare no no no no no Hurkyte
Hyttar YES rare no no YES no sterile no rare no YES sterile no no YES rare rare no no sterile YES rare no rare no no rare YES rare no no no no no YES no sterile no no Hyttar
Human YES no no sterile no YES YES YES YES no sterile YES no no rare YES YES no rare YES YES sterile no rare no rare YES no YES sterile no no no no no no YES no no Human
Magrakian YES no no no no no rare no YES no rare rare no no rare YES YES rare no YES YES rare no rare no rare YES no YES sterile no no YES no no no sterile no no Magrakian
Mandalar no YES no no no no no no no no no no no no no no rare YES no sterile sterile rare YES YES no no no rare no no no sterile no no no no no no rare Mandalar
Merfolk rare no no no rare no no rare rare no no no no no no rare no no YES no no rare no no no rare no no no no no no no sterile no no no no no Merfolk
Ogre YES no no no no YES YES rare YES no YES sterile no no sterile YES YES sterile no YES YES YES no sterile no rare YES no YES YES no no YES no no no sterile rare no Ogre
Orcs YES sterile no no no YES YES rare YES no YES rare no no YES YES YES sterile no YES YES YES no sterile no sterile YES rare YES rare no no no no no no rare no no Orcs
Phanglir sterile no no no no no rare rare sterile no rare no no no rare sterile rare rare rare YES YES YES rare rare no YES sterile no sterile YES no no YES no rare no rare YES no Phanglir
Phellysian no YES no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no YES no no no rare YES YES no no no sterile no no no YES no no no no no no sterile Phellysian
Pugnar rare YES no no no no no no rare no rare no no no rare rare rare YES no sterile sterile rare YES YES no no no YES no no no YES no no no no no no rare Pugnar
Saridian no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no YES no no no no no no no no no no rare no rare no Saridian
Saurian no no no no YES no no no no no no no YES YES no rare rare no rare rare sterile YES no no no YES no no no no no no no rare rare no no no no Saurian
Sayune YES no no sterile no YES YES YES YES no rare YES no no rare YES YES no no YES YES sterile no no no no YES no YES sterile no no no no no no sterile no no Sayune
Scrub Rats no YES no no rare no no no no no YES no no no YES no no rare no no rare no sterile YES no no no YES no no no YES no no rare no no no rare Scrub Rats
Sea Gypsies YES no no sterile no YES YES YES YES no sterile YES no no rare YES YES no no YES YES sterile no no no no YES no YES sterile no no no no no no YES no no Sea Gypsies
Secambru sterile no no no no no no no sterile no no no no no no sterile sterile no no YES rare YES no no no no sterile no sterile YES no no sterile no no no rare no no Secambru
Setharin no no YES no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no YES no no no no no no no no Setharin
Skrell no YES no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no sterile no no no no YES YES no no no YES no no no YES no no YES no no no no Skrell
Sybrenar no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no YES no no YES no YES no no no no no no no sterile no no YES no no no no no no Sybrenar
Thallassian no no no no no no no no no no no no rare rare no no no no sterile no no no no no no rare no no no no no no no YES no no no no no Thallassian
Trog no no no rare YES no no no no no YES no no no YES no no no no no no rare no no no rare no rare no no no YES no no YES rare no no no Trog
Trossoli no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no rare no no no no no no no no no rare YES rare YES no Trossoli
Urtas YES no no no no no rare rare YES no sterile sterile no no sterile YES sterile no no sterile rare rare no no no no sterile no YES rare no no no no no rare YES no no Urtas
Vaullian no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no rare no YES no no rare no no no no no no no no no no YES no YES no Vaullian
Vothen no rare no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no rare no no no no sterile rare no no no rare no no no no no no no no no no YES Vothen
  Ankari Aswani Avar Baenite Bog
ling
Borrel
lian
Dwarf Elf Esh
tari
Faerie Gob
lyn
Grum Guldra Hurk
yte
Hyttar Human Magra
kian
Mand
alar
Mer
folk
Ogre Orcs Phang
lir
Phell
ysian
Pug
nar
Sarid
ian
Saur
ian
Say
une
Scrub Rats Sea Gyp Secam
bru
Sethar
in
Skrell Sybre
nar
Thall
assian
Trog Tross
oli
Urtas Vaull
ian
Vothen  

 

Notes:

Aberrants - Abberants follow the breeding rules of their primary race. An abberant dwarf would be able to interbreed as a dwarf (unless his aberrations were so severe that it affected his ability to reproduce).

Etherbane - Because of their highly magical nature and unique biochemistry, the etherbane are not able to interbreed with any other race.

Giants - Giants follow the breeding rules of their primary race. For instance, a giant of the orc race would be able to interbreed as an orc does.

Morphians - Because of their very unique physical form, morphians can only breed with their own kind.

Karthasians - Because of their unique eusocial biology, karthasians cannot interbreed with other race.

Xorians - The xorians are a metamagically engineered race, created through dark and twisted magic. As such, they cannot reproduce at all, not even with their own kind.

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