Saiyans are violent people with dark hair and a monkey tail. They can turn into giant apes.
Despite the similarities between humans and Saiyans, Saiyans are in fact SPACE ALIENS from the planet Vegeta. Nevertheless, Saiyans-human hybrids exist, and the Saiyan gene pool has probably been slowly diluted because of this. These cross-breeds tend to have all the normal abilities of normal Saiyans.
For whatever reason, a pure-blooded adult Saiyan is doomed to have the same hairstyle for life. Once reaching a certain length (particular to each Saiyan), their hair will simply stop growing unless it gets cut somehow.
The hallmark of the Saiyan race is their ability to change into a giant ape when looking at a full moon. On planets where there are multiple moons or the lunar cycle is rapid, this would give them a huge advantage. Fortunately for the rest of civilization, the Cleft only has one moon which runs on a 27-day cycle.
A Saiyan's tail is key to this ability; if the tail is severed they can't transform, although the tail will slowly regrow unless it is pulled out by the root. (There's no in-game way to lose your tail though so don't worry about this too much as a player.)
Long ago: A contingent of Saiyans falls into the Cleft. They immediately commence pillaging and murdering and stealing everyone's women.
Later: Various Saiyans set themselves up as minor but powerful warlords and national governments are forced to dispatch armies deal with them.
Later Still: Several generations of interbreeding with the local population and the violent deaths of the most powerful Saiyans reduces the power level of the average Saiyan to a fraction of its former glory.
Modern Day: Saiyans have mostly integrated themselves into normal society and can be found here and there across the world.
STR INT WIS DEX CON Starting Stats: 15 11 11 14 14 Maximum Stats: 21 16 16 19 19
Saiyans can access their Oozaru form for (40 + level/5) pulses by looking at the sky ('look sky') when the moon is full or mostly full. This gives them 20% more HP, +4 to Strength, gives them an extra attack in combat (which stacks with Haste), and makes all normal attacks do 25% more damage. Transforming prevents them from casting spells until it wears off, however.
Saiyans also hunger twice as fast as other races.
- Although Saiyans become hungry faster than other races, their fullness decreases at the same rate! This makes it more important to select more nutritious food, with a higher satiation-to-fullness ratio.