Through the MAW
Uplifts are animals who have been genetically engineered for a human like intelligence. Most uplift species were originally created as laborers and helpers in environments they were greatly suited too, some were pet projects or the result of genetic expirements. Throughout the human settle systems a variety of uplift species were present, their social status dictated from system to system ranged from abomination to full citizen. In the post ETP universe, two main varieties of uplift are currently known, the Gorilla Men (G men) and the Bear Men (B men). Both templates can be found in the Biotech book.
G Men – Gorilla men were employed by humanity as hard laborers and scouts primarily on planets that were thick with jungle due to their familiarity. Gorilla men of the post ETP era stem from Karis in which they were instrumental in building the great cities in the jungles there.. ETP affected them as much as it did humans and G men were instrumental in stemming it, earning them a respected position among humans in the Gehenn System. Their numbers are currently small, around 600,00, but increasing with every year. They make great workers and soldiers due to their enhanced strength and stamina, and a few have even been known to be incredibly smart.
B Men – Bear men were originally created for their strength and endurance is colder climates. The only major population located post EPA is on the planet Aesir located in the Navia system. During the planets recovery from ETP the bear tribes split off from humanity and the two species were constantly skirmishing with each other over resources. After Navia’s induction into Conclave, large amounts of Bear men volunteered for military service. Military bear men are commonly referred to as warbears.