The origins of homo mermanus are unknown, though their own legends claim that the Olympian Poseidon modified them to their present form. In any event, the largest group of this race has settled the ruins of ancient Atlantis on the Atlantic seabed, though there are small settlements throughout the ocean.

Atlanteans are water-breathers, such that exposure to air is similar to a human's immersion in water - they can suffocate out of water (Namor, given his half-breed blood, is an exception).The Atlanteans are more exactly the race of Homo Mermanus, a water breathing branch of humanity. They all possess gills in the neck.

Homo Mermanus is an early off-shoot of the Human Race. They have pointed ears, angled eyebrows, and blue skin.

They have stayed fairly true to thier genes and may breed with surface dwellers if desired. The result is a pink skinned hybrid not detailed here. Atlantean's political and technical outlooks mirror that of Caesar's Rome.They are hunter/ gatherers with limited science skills. What high technology they have they have learned from the Deviants of Lemuria.

Atlantean technology has produced water tanks that operate as scuba gear in reverse, allowing Atlanteans to survive out of water for up to 4 hours before more water is needed. Atlanteans also have a chemical compound that allows normal breathing in air, while turnng the flesh from normal blue to human flesh-tones. This chemical allows air-breathing for 24 hours. An Atlantean hero that gains "water-breathing" ability as a Power can breathe air normally.

Atlanteans scavenge lost technology and magic from the sea floor, and as such have access to lost treasures of Atlantis and Deviant technology, but most are not inventors in their own right. Any Atlantean hero must take Edged Weapon or Blunt Weapon skill as his first Talent.

Typical Homo Mermanus
Fighting Good
Agility Good
Strength Incredible
Endurance Incredible
Reason Good
Intuition Good
Psyche Excellent
Health 100
Karma 40
Resources Not Applicable
Popularity 0

Known Powers:

Equipment of Atlantis

Turtle Transports

These gigantic turles are bred to carry troops on their backs across great distances. These turtles are amphibious and can function equally well in or out of the water.

Fighting Good
Agility Feeble
Strength Incredible
Endurance Amazing
Reason Feeble
Intuition Feeble
Psyche Feeble
Health 102
Karma 6

Known Powers:


Excellent Excellent Good Good

Map of Atlantis

Map of Atlantis