Millennia ago during prehistoric times, Mondas was knocked out of solar orbit and drifted into deep space. The Mondasians already far in advance of Earth's technology and fearful for their race's survival sent out spacecraft to colonise other worlds, including Telos where they pushed the native Cryons aside and used the planet to house vast tombs where they could take refuge in suspended animation when necessary. On Mondas the Mondasians were dying out and therefore in order to survive and continue the race they replaced most of their bodies with Cybernetic parts. Having eventually removed all emotion from their brains to maintain their sanity the natives installed a drive propulsion system so they could pilot the planet itself through space. As the original race was limited in numbers and were continually being depleted the Mondasians — now Cybermen — became a race of conquerors who reproduced by taking other organic beings and forcibly changing them into Cybermen.
Species Name: Mondasian, Cyberman
Type: Humanoid Cybernetic Organism
Physical Traits: Cybermen were originally a wholly organic species of humanoids originating on Earth's twin planet Mondas that began to implant more and more artificial parts into their bodies as a means of self preservation. This led to the race becoming coldly logical and calculating with every emotion all but deleted from their minds. The Cybermen are humanoid but have been upgraded to the point where they have few remaining organic parts. They retain living human brains as their power source and mind in the same manner that humans use their brains to move and think. As they are relatively few in number the Cybermen tend towards covert activity scheming from hiding and using human pawns or robots to act in their place until they need to appear. They also seek to increase their numbers by converting others into Cybermen (a process known as cyber-conversion). It is presumed (and often implied) that there are still organic components beneath their suits meaning they are actually cyborgs not robots. Cybermen have had a number of weaknesses over the years. The most notable weakness is the element gold. Initially it was explained that, due to its non-corrodible nature gold essentially chokes their respiratory systems. However later gold appeared to affect them rather like silver affects werewolves with gold coins or gold-tipped bullets fired at them having the same effect. Cybermen are also efficiently killed when shot with their own guns. Other weaknesses include solvents, gravity based technology and excessive levels of radiation.
Height: 6 ft
Weight: 200 lbs
Sensory Organs: Visual
Reproduction: Transformation of organic humanoids
INT: 3D6, WIS: 3D6, STR: 4D6, DEX: 4D6, CON: 4D6, CHA: 2D6, MR: 2D6, HPs: CON +D20.
Orbit/Climate: None, Mondas continues to wander the universe.
Atmosphere: Now a vacuum with tiny toxic gas trace.
Feeding Habits: Energy
Lifespan: 300 years
Technology: 10. Cybermen technology is almost completely oriented towards weaponry apart from their own bodies. When originally seen they had large energy weapons that attached to their chests. Later the Cybermen had two types of weaponry: an electrical discharge from their hands which stunned the target and could control machinery, and a type of x-ray gun. These weapons were later incorporated into their helmets. Subsequent appearances have shown them armed almost exclusively with hand-held cyberguns. The Cybermen have access to weapons of mass destruction known as cobalt bombs also sometimes as Cyber-bombs, supposedly powerful enough to destroy all life on a planet. The Cybermen also use smaller, cybernetic creatures called cybermats as weapons of attack. They resemble oversized metallic snakes and had segmented bodies with hair-like tactile sensor probes along the base of their heads which are topped with crystalline eyes. They are as vulnerable to gold dust as the Cybermen.
Culture: Cybermen are a malevolent, truly malicious race with no redeeming qualities at all.
Government: Military Dictatorship
Population: Unknown but no more than a million
Number of Stars: 1, location unknown
Star Type: F
Planetoid Belts: 5
Inner Planets: 1
Middle Planets: 1
Outer Planets: 5