A robot is a mechanical construct that’s created to do work; it has no independent thought. An android, on the other hand, is a mechanical construct that can think, learn, and adapt. Thus, mechanical constructs that players may use in the game are, for game system purposes, considered androids.
This feline species maintain a reputation for cruel domination of “lesser” aliens, an active slave trade, a caste system revering nobles, warriors, and spies.
Known for their great strength and technical ability, these short, sturdy Terran offshoots evolved on a high gravity “heavy world” infested with swarming predators.
This dwindling species of naturally adept explorers has spread throughout the galaxy, selling their services to survey new reaches of space.
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,
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.
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.
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.
Pejoratively known as dog- or wolf-men, Pherro possess a canine appearance, a strong devotion to their concept of a “family pack,” and a tenacity that makes them valuable allies.
These business savvy merchants ply the space lanes buying, selling, trading, and even appropriating commodities to sustain their commercial empire.