These nocturnally and subterranean-oriented folk live primarily in the ruins of pre-fall urban centers, now ruined hellholes. They are often at odds with the strains in Georgiabama, due to both their eating and social habits. The lives of those who make Resurgens their home are hard and violent, but Lascarians see the worst of that violence and warfare. Even after generations of fallout and fighting there are still multiple Lascarian Hives that vie for dominance over the darkest spaces in the ancient city ruins.
It is unheard of to find any of the other denizens of Resurgens in the heart of the city after sundown, as all aboveground residents of the ruins know that in the dark, ‘Downtown’ is only a place to die as prey for the hungry, both living and deceased. Within this area, there are three separate Hives vying for control of the Underground, a giant maze of ancient crumbling parking decks, old retail spaces, transportation infrastructure, and sewers.
Lascarian culture is primitive, throwing away high culture and social structures in exchange for savage minimalism. Weapons, food, armor, and medicine are all that interest a Lascarian. For each Lascarian you see above the surface, you can be sure that half a dozen wait beneath who will never see the light of day, waiting for the shipments from the strong scouts that were sent out.
Lascarians are modern primitives in every sense of the word. They dress in dark colors, favoring ripped leathers and ragged clothes pieced together from scraps with no regard to ‘modern’ fashion, often in numerous piecemeal layers that only form an outfit when combined. It is unusual for a Lascarian to show much skin in any event, even during the summer months, and dark glasses or goggles are a must for their surface trips, as well as hoods, cowls or broad-brimmed hats to help keep off the hated sun. Even two Lascarians from the same clan may look completely different, given that their fashion is almost entirely scavenged, though those that know what to look for will usually find some common marker– a strip of a certain color cloth, a painted twist of leather, a bit of rope tied around the wrist, etc. – that indicates their common ancestry. Small trophies are also popular, worn where they can impress friends and serve as a warning to enemies. There is no place for a politician in the Lascarian culture, and tribes are ruled by the strongest.
CannibalismAny recently dead humanoid is a feast for a Lascarian. By eating the corpse, they regain health
Light SensitivityUnless a Lascarian is completely covered from the sun by their clothing, skills are more expensive to use
In Dystopia Rising, you start with one Profession. This Profession should define how you portray your character and will give you access to more skills for you to purchase with your experience points. We've broken the nearly forty professions down into six categories. This process is built to make character creation more streamlined to those new to the system, but at any point you absolutely can create your own character from scratch directly from the rulebook.
Before we get into the different archetypes, we want to highlight that every single character can fight and defend themselves, use cool items, and participate in the economy and socialization that takes place in the world. Picking a specific archetype is more about what your characters focus will be and less about what your character will avoid.