Ort is a charming nano who exists partially out of phase. He is also not human.
It looks like in a couple weeks I will get a chance to play Numenera. The original plan was for me to start running something after Epiro wrapped up, but Randy wants to take a stab at it and I am more than happy to let him sit behind the screen for awhile.
So what to make? Though there are only three types, there are plenty of descriptors and focuses that you can mix and match in order to add more diversity. All the same there were already a pair of nanos, so I originally chose jack partially for variety, partially because it seemed to play well with existing partially out of phase. However this changed once I started trying to envision what my character looked like, or more accurately what it was.
The default assumption is that characters are human, or mostly so. There are some optional rules for varying degrees of mutations (cosmetic, useful, etc) and alternate races. The problem, for me anyway, is that the other race examples are basically a fish person and a bulky, six-eyed person. Given that the game takes place a billion years in the future after alien visitors, dimensional exploration, genetic mutation, probably evolution and more,w I wanted to think outside the humanoid box.
What I came up with is Ort, a kind of jellyfish-octopus hybrid looking thing.
And there you have it. I think he fits the theme of Numenera really well: unknown and strange. What do you think?