Homo sapiens fumarii (AKA “Archaeans”)
Commonly known as Archaeans, from the archaebacteria from which many of their genes were taken, this species propagates at rates similar to Humans. However, rate of maturity is somewhat accelerated (1 Human year = 1.5 Archaean years). Low birth weights and multiple births are common, allowing for slightly higher propagation rates. Archaean Earth temperatures range around 104-108 degrees Celsius, but in factory conditions, the temperatures are much higher. The Archaeans have been designed to withstand these conditions, as well as others (SEE BELOW).
Created between 2345-2350 AD, this subspecies of humanity has been genetically engineered to withstand the harsh conditions of Earth, which has undergone drastic climate change. By selecting genes from heat-loving bacteria Pyrolobus fumarii, the new species produced has all of the necessary traits to survive on a desolate planet.
Species can withstand temperatures up to 113 degrees Celsius for prolonged periods of time. Other genes selected by the Mars Alliance allow for the following: species is semi-autotrophic (chlorophyll derivative production in skin), species able to survive in low-oxygen environments (oxygen needs lowered, especially in the presence of iron), species has a drastically reduced need for water (high salt concentration in cells).
- Height: 5’5” to 6’5” (165.1 cm to 198.1 cm)
- Weight: 100 to 200 lbs. (220 to 440 kg)
- Build: wiry
- Eye Color: hazel, brown, black, amber, green
- Skin Color: tan, light gold, tan gold, light orange, dark orange, red brown
- Hair Color: blonds, reds, browns