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AbstractSuper Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Ancient asari, lol) I assume they haven't met their Prothean goddess yet) But why use spears, they're all natural born biotics)
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Kudaria Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
Hmm actually I really like the idea of the body markings being for experience as a Huntress, I think I'll leave the facial markings as Lineage/Family markings.  IE I'm going back and doing some retconning of Ch. 6 of Forging a Future.
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some of the tribes even use scarring.
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Kudaria Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
I would suspect that raising children is a very long term proposition, you hear that one young maiden complaining that her mother didn't let her leave home until she was 80...  Therefore you could assume that it takes 50-70 or so years until a child is considered a full adult - thats a fairly extensive commitment so yes I could see an asari only having a few children during her matron years provided she lives that long.  250 ish years of reckless living probably thins them out considerably.
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Kudaria Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
Nice, a hunting party perhaps trailing some game that they've wounded?
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very likely.
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iwontrememberthis Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
I like this piece.

Though I have wondered if their species at one point had males but they all died off for some reason but it is ok because their species was able to reproduce Asexually or pseudo Asexually.

There is a species of Lizard, I believe in the american southwest, that mates with a similar species of lizard not because it needs to exchange genes but because it needs to go through the process of mating in order to get its reproductive organs to make offspring.
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flatlinedreams Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
I doubt it.  They reproduce via haptic parthenogenetic gynogenesis.  Parthenogenesis is a form of asexual reproduction practiced by microscopic organisms all the way up to complex ones like komodo dragons.  It's more likely they always used this process and it became more complex as their distant genetic ancestors became more complex.  We know that the asari aren't considered by the Reapers to be a genetically diverse species, not like humans or vorcha, and parthenogenetic species have lower genetic variation than species that reproduce via sexual reproduction.  Additionally, it seems asari can produce clones, as with Morinth, and genetically unique individuals, as with Falere and Rila, or Liara, none of whom are clones of their parents. 

I think that it's okay for an exotic form of reproduction to exist in a sci-fi universe, especially when so many species seem to reproduce in a way familiar to humans.  Sci-fi is an opportunity for creativity, even if you don't like the concepr of the asari itself.
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iwontrememberthis Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
No one was against them or their concept. It just warranted some further examination and i was bridging some knowledge.
They only give tiny bits of explanation in passing as you play.

If they lack much genetic diversity disease must be a serious problem.
And the mortality rate among them must be staggering. simply because they live so long. if a single Asari can easily have 3 or 4 children in a life span and they can start as early as 100 years.  It just would not take them very long to overpopulate.  Or can they actually control weather or not they get pregnant?
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flatlinedreams Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Ardat-Yakshi may be the product of lack of genetic diversity.  We shouldn't assume that they have the genetic diversity of an Amish community, though, since we know they can produce unique individuals.  Asari producing clones seems to be rather rare.  Also, even if lesser genetic diversity causes disease, they are an advanced species, and, like humans, have most likely used medical science to wipe out most diseases.

Asari don't seem to have many children.  For a species with an average 1000 year lifespan Thessia (5.5 billion) is less populated than Earth (11.4 billion).  Thessia is a perfectly habitable planet, so there's no reason to think there would have been some mass emigration from their homeworld.  It may be a common thing for asari to not have any children at all.  Also, yes, during the mind-joining they can choose if they want to conceive or not.  For asari, the mind-joining is mostly thought of as a social activity.  It's an essential element of socialization for them, actually.  Very rarely is it sexual or used for procreation.
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Oddsakura Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Humans have a very low level of genetic diversity compared to most mammals - it is thought (by some) as a species Humans at one point almost became extinct.
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flatlinedreams Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
I'm just going by what the game tells us.  Mordin says humans have the greatest genetic diversity of the main ME species.  It's why the Harbinger says the Reapers have chosen humans.  Vorcha actually have the greatest genetic diversity because of their unique epigenetics.  They're not considered suitable for Reaper ascension, though.
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okay21 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, you really know a lot about the mass effect universe.
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Protheans are at fault. They made so fewer and fewer males will be born and they died off. One of Athame's gifts - genofage of sorts.
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BrownMinotaur Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Love it! I love seeing your ancient asari.
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MaidenSwordStudios Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Sooo coool, love the originality, keep em coming! La la la la 
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Taleeze Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
this is fantastic!
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mirage2000 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Cool!

Interresting picture!
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PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
I love the idea of asari using spears and hunting without biotics, real cool :)
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, they don't have amps yet and not all of them have amazingly powerful biotics. So pointy sticks )
 Modern asari use guns too, so it's beleivable that they would develop weapons and tools. I think there would be more advanced biotics, high cast praised for their gift. Wielders of Athames flame )))
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flatlinedreams Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
At the same time, they're the only species that doesn't need an amp to produce biotic fields of any considerable magnitude.  They probably did use their biotics in some way back then.
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe just not something you would just shoot off and drain your energy. Maybe for them it was like a last resort thing to jump out of bad situation.
 Until they developed a reliable food supplies.
Someone smarter can figure these things better than me I think. I just want to draw nude asaris with spears cause that's what I saw in cavemen movies.
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E153N Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well technically they aren't nude at all. The whole uncovered chest thing hasn't actually got anything to do with 'decency'. It's purely a western influence that has propagated breast fetishes all over the world. If you go to Africa (or any society that has 'tribal' roots and rituals), you'll find that many women don't actually cover up the tops of their chest and its completely normal. (although the practice is diminishing as western culture creeps into the more isolated ones and bends them to view things like it does) All of that isn't even taking into account that the Asari are monogendered, so they should in truth, have very little reason to cover anything up outside protective reasons. I can see clothes be used as ornamental, ceremonial, protective, but until they encounter other races, they have absolutely no reason to cover up at all for modesty's sake. Unless it was something propagated via their religion, influenced by the Protheans.

So what I'm saying is that your picture is very historically accurate, taking our own history as a reference. (not to mention, extremely well done)
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally agree. I even have a very silly and awkward scene in my Shep and Liara story involving this particular side of asari culture when Shep invites Liara to come over to her place.
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PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
You have so lovely backstorys, it brings such a richness and depth to the ME universe :love:
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really back stories, just some thoughts that go through my head while I'm doodling )
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PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Well me like! :huggle:
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OkayDockey Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Cool to see Asari before they master space travel.
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BlueKosh Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Nice. I like how the lead Asari is signaling her two companions to stay back; that hand gesture turned out very well.
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Well, she's the more experienced one. See ... she has markings.
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BlueKosh Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Ah, nice idea to have those as a kind of rank insignia.
But don't the other two have (yellow) markings as well?
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, those are just some necklaces.
 But the white ones are the marks of a huntress that had proven herself. She's leading less experienced asari on a trail.
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PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Neat! :)
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Gagomk Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Wow it is amazing, I have never seen art depicting the ancient and primitive asari.
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LuckyFK Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is some here on DA, just not a lot.
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