Races and Classes in Post-Apocalyptic MarsRaces
Humans - The dominant species of both Earth and Mars, notable for their diversity and versatility.
'Elves' - The descendants of the old 'ruling caste' of Mars and the more proud amongst them claim to be the only true Martians. Long-lived, graceful and well-versed in the more arcane sciences which are generally unfathomable to humans or the other Martian races.
'Dwarves' - The descendants of the 'mining caste' of Mars, they are stout, strong and well-oriented to close combat and craftsmanship.
'Gnomes' - The descendants of the 'engineer caste' of Mars, they have an intimate knowledge of the old manufactories and practical sciences of the Martian civilisation.
'Hobbits' - The descendants of the 'peasant caste' of Mars, they have a close relationship with the land and horticulture, and are deceptively agile.
'Orcs' - The descendants of the 'soldier caste of Mars, they are bred for war and while they have a poor understanding of technology, they are quick-thinkers and the strongest o
The Post-Apocalypse of The WorldsIt is 1968. Sixty years since the first Martian attempt to conquer Earth, forty years since the second. The First War Between Worlds ended predictably, with the Martians, long stripped of any immune system, routed by Earth's own naturally occurring biosphere. The British Empire was badly bruised but in the decades afterwards, all Earth nations took advantage of the technology the Martians left behind, with Germany and America entrenching their widening lead on the elderly British. In 1928, the Earth nations felt sufficiently prepared to take the fight to Mars, pre-empting the possible threat of a return by Martians who had learned their lessons.
The early stages of the war went well. The Martians had made attempts to adjust their body chemistry to survive Earth's inimicable ecosystem, but the Human League of Nations had prepared with specially crafted biological weapons. The result were plagues and death tolls only precedented in Earth history by epidemics like the Black Death or the d