Larp race i came up with. Throwing it out to the community.Special thanks to Valloir for putting on her awesome make-up and costume.
Ur’Vosh are the children of the god of darkness. They have no gender in the traditional sense. Although their form may be masculine or feminine (to allow players to build costumes that they like, and to avoid enforced androgyny), the concept of gender is meaningless. They have no sex drive (and no sex organs).
They reproduce through something they call the Embrace of the Void. It is a meeting of spirit, not of the flesh. At the completion of the embrace, the child comes into being, fully formed between the parents. The embrace is a voluntary act, and an Ur’vosh can NOT be forced to do it against their will (even mind control magic cannot over-ride this imperative). An embrace involving three or more Ur’Vosh would be possible. It would be rarer than a two person embrace, but multiple Ur’vosh who trusted and loved one another would have no issue sharing an Embrace.
They are tribal by nature, but not in a combative way. Tribes are meritocracies. Members that show they can lead, lead. There can’t have a matriarchy or patriarchy if “mothers” and “fathers” doesn’t mean anything. The tribes exist peacefully as extended family groups. They admire individualism and creativity as long as it does not endanger the tribe.
They are a nomadic people, building temporary houses made from dome shaped stick frames covered in sod or leaves (they look like barrow-mounds, but aren’t as well made, but don’t last as long).
They are adept at hiding, but are fairly welcoming of strangers that find their camps, offering food and warmth by their strange, purple and green hued fires. If a stranger that has welcomed into the camp becomes violent, they will suddenly find themselves alone, and they will be harassed from the shadows until they leave the tribes territory.
Ur’vosh have Gray - Black skin (to allow for different skin tones of players) and purple or green markings on their face and body that glow when they have a strong emotional response. No restrictions on hair colour. Ex. Markings on cheeks glowing is equivalent to blushing.
Thanks to Chinburd for collaborating and Valloir for the awesome pictures :)