The Bulrathi are one of the major civilizations in Master of Orion.
Background[edit | edit source]
Master of Orion[edit | edit source]
Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares[edit | edit source]
Master of Orion 3[edit | edit source]
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Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars[edit | edit source]
Ingame Biography[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 Biography[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
- Homeworld Minerals: Rich
- Gravity Tolerance: High Gravity
- Starting Tech: Physics
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