Few individuals have ever had a chance to meet a Mareen face to face. Instead, they know Mareens as a robotic or cybernetic race that has done its best to meld into humanoid society. For most, a Mareen is simply a walking hunk of lorica. Near the top of its crablike head are two glowing eyes that change colors as the being tries to express thoughts and emotion. Its voice is a stilted mechanical recording. These two inhuman aspects of the Mareen often make it difficult for it to understand and be understood by other races.
A fascination with the mechanical has transformed the Malcharans into race that sees the basic humanoid form merely as template meant to be improved by any means necessary.
The Lonthyn are an unusual race, in that they are actually two distinct races. Although sharing a common ancestry- one that diverged very recently, given normal evolutionary time scales – they are separate yet interconnected. Outsiders label Lonthyn as “inner world” or “outer world” members of their species, referring to whether the Lonthyn’s ancestry hails from the homeworld closer or farther from the sun. However, true Lonthyn never make such distinctions. Regardless, as a whole they have a ruthless outlook on life, and they steep themselves as a race in the pursuit of military conquest.
An environmental species who’ve only recently decided to join the galactic community in the stars, the Hurshuka constantly strive to balance their devotion to their homeworld with their need co protect it from potential opportunists,
This dwindling species of naturally adept explorers has spread throughout the galaxy, selling their services to survey new reaches of space.
Known for their great strength and technical ability, these short, sturdy Terran offshoots evolved on a high gravity “heavy world” infested with swarming predators.
Those who dwell in the science of biological lifeforms are deeply vexed by the mere existence of an entirely synthetic android race. For its part, the android race in question is deeply vexed by the mere existence of biological lifeforms, so it considers the relationship equitable.
This feline species maintain a reputation for cruel domination of “lesser” aliens, an active slave trade, a caste system revering nobles, warriors, and spies.
Life takes a myriad of forms as it graces the universe and sometimes even creatures with the most benign appearance may have quite formidable powers when cornered. At first glance, the meek valdusians look to be nothing more than a harmless, avian oddity to be dismissed as an obscure link in the food chain, yet another humble herbivore that’s content to merely ride the winds as they continue their daily search for flowering plants. Something to be ignored as a bit of local flavor and nothing to be taken seriously. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth!
The bane of sailors, oil-rig crews, coastal ports and other sea operations, tide stalkers are 100-meter-long eel-like fish with bony hooks along their underside. The creatures spring from the water, grab their prey in their toothy mouths, and drag them below the surface to drown.