The Asari were the first species to discover the Citadel. When the Salarians arrived , it was the asari who proposed the establishment of the Ciradel Council to maintain peace throughout the galaxy. Since then the asari have served as the mediators and centrists of the Council.
An all - Female race , the asari reproduce through a form of parthenogenesis. Each asari can attune her nervous system to that of another individual of any gender, and of any species to reproduce. This capability has led to unseemly and innacurate rumors about asari Promiscuity.
Asari can live for over 1000 years, pasing through three stages of life. In the Maiden stage they wander restlessly, seeking new knowldge and experience. When the Matron stage begins, they 'meld' with interesting partners to produce their offspring. This ends when they reach the Matriarch stage, where they assume the roles of leaders and councilors.
Asari : Military DoctrineEdit
The asari military resembles a collection of tribal warrior bands with no national structure. Each community organizes its own unit as the locals see fit, and elect a leader to command them. Units from populous cities are large and well-equipped, while those from farm villages may be only a few women with small arms. There is no uniform; everyone wears what they like. The asari military is not an irregular militia, however; those who serve are full-time professionals.
The average asari huntress is in the maiden stage of her life and has devoted 20-30 years to studying the martial arts. Asari choose to be warriors at a young age, and their education from that point is dedicated to sharpening the mind and body for that sole puepose. When they retire, they possess an alarming proficiency for killing.
Huntresses fight individually or in pairs, depending on the tactics preferred in their town. One-on-one, a huntress is practically unbeatable, posessing profound tactical insight, a hunter's eye, and a dancer's grace and alacrity. Biotics are common enough that some capability is a requirement to be trained as a huntress; lack of biotic talent excludes a young asari from military service.
While fluid and mobile, asari cant stand up in a firestorm the way a krogan, Turian, or human could. Since their units are small they typically lack heavy armor and support weapons, they are almost incapable of fighting a conventional war, particularly one of a defensive nature. So asari units typically undertake special operations missions. Like an army of ninja , they are adept at ambush, infiltration, and assassination, demoralizing and defeating their enemies through intense, focused guerilla strikes.
As a popular Turian saying puts it, ' The asari are the finest warriors in the galaxy. Fortunatey , there are not many of them.'