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General information
PersonalityHeadstrong, Territorial, Ferocious
Race traitsHomeworld minerals: Rich
Gravity tolerance: High gravity
Starting tech: Physics
Politics and geography

The Bulrathi are one of the major civilizations in Master of Orion.

Background[edit | edit source]

Master of Orion[edit | edit source]

The Bulrathi are a fierce bear-like race that possess incredible strength and constitution. No other race can match the Bulrathi in personal combat, giving the Bulrathi a +25 bonus in all ground attacks.

Bulrathi players should always attempt to take colonies with ground forces even if outnumbered.

Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares[edit | edit source]

A large, bear-like people, the Bulrathi possess tremendous strength and hardiness. They evolved on a high gravity (High-G) home world, and thus are able to colonise High-G and Normal-G planets without penalties. The Bulrathi enjoy a 10% bonus in ground combat and a +20 to the Ship Attack of all their ships. Their government is a Dictatorship.

Master of Orion 3[edit | edit source]

This race was not featured in Master of Orion 3.

Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars[edit | edit source]

Manual[edit | edit source]

The Bulrathi, unmatched in brawn and brute force, will use any advantage to attack their enemies. Peerless in hand-to-hand combat, only a fool would fight a Bulrathi on the ground if given a choice. While notorious for their gruff manners, they are the champions of the weak and exploited. The Bulrathi also care deeply about their planets, focusing their scientific resources on terraforming technologies and pollution control.

In-game[edit | edit source]

The harsh Ursa System is home to the Bulrathi, a ferocious warrior race committed to the preservation of nature. Fearless and brutal in combat, they rely on their strength to overcome opponents while their heavily armored fleets withstand wave after wave after wave of enemy attacks.

Fiercely territorial, they are usually reluctant to strike the first blow, but they will go toe to toe with anyone who wanders into their domain.

Their rich spiritual life revolves around the Hag, an elder who speaks for nature itself. It was the will of the Hag that pushed the Bulrathi into space, as they sought to place the entire galaxy under their protection, by any means necessary.

Website[edit | edit source]

While the Bulrathi may care for the welfare of lesser creatures and the well being of planets, they are still a hot-headed and aggressive race prone to starting intergalactic brawls. They are known as brutal conquerors throughout the galaxy, using their raw strength to get their way on the galactic stage. The reckless force behind their policies seems ironic when paired with the pure seeming intentions they promote. At the end of the day, the Bulrathi only respect those who can match them in battle and those who do not back away from adversity.

The Bulrathi Emperor exemplifies the contradictory nature of the Bulrathi: noble protector and ruthless destroyer. The Emperor is a dictator counseled by various political organizations which serve the military, economic, social, and other necessary needs of an empire. Thousands of years ago, the planet of Ursa, home world to the Bulrathi, was ravaged by warfare and disastrous environmental policies. A small band of Bulrathi scientists devoted their lives to developing rare machines that could breathe life back onto the damaged planet... bringing about one of the earliest known terraforming events in the modern universe. The process was a success and Ursa was successfully terraformed into a sustainable planet once more, but the technology was lost to the Bulrathi over many generations that made a mockery of "weak" scientists.

The terraforming was a major event in the collective psyche of the Bulrathi. The death and resurrection of their home planet is remembered primarily through their belief system. Their past mistakes have made them into protectors of the defenseless and champions of planetary protection policies. The wounds of time have not healed for the Bulrathi, and they will bring ruin to those who do not heed their warnings.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Headstrong, Territorial, Ferocious

  • Ecologist Ecologist (1)
    Ecologists emphasize improving their environment. They concentrate research on planetology and construction, while prioritizing terraforming projects.
  • Homeworld Minerals: Rich Homeworld Minerals: Rich (2)
    This race's homeworld is a mineral-rich planet. It allows faster production than normal planets.
  • Homeworld Size: Large Homeworld Size: Large (2)
    This race's homeworld is a large planet. It supports a bigger population than normal planets.
  • High Gravity Homeworld High Gravity Homeworld (4)
    This race's homeworld has high gravity.
    • Gravity high.png Gravity Tolerance: High Gravity
      This race is not affected by high or normal gravity.
  • Ground Combat Rating Ground Combat Rating: +50% (2)

The Bulrathi traits cost a total of 11 points, a combination that would be illegal as a custom race (10 points maximum). In addition, Ground Combat Rating is a hidden perk, not normally accessible for custom races.

Relations with other races[edit | edit source]

Mrrshan[edit | edit source]

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]