Meet the Races

On this page you can learn a bit of background information about some of the races encountered in my novel. Click on one of the links to jump down the page & read more about the Ciberians, the Panns, the Tochs, the Rolsts, the Seldens, the Gorlens, the May!ens, the Liverdens, the Maisaks, the Tings, the Pells, the D’edoras, the Beedens, & the Foriths. Or, just scroll down & read them all!

Ciberians

Female — Male

History

The Ciberians (pronounced K-EYE-BEER-EE-ANS) are like old-Earth pirates. Ancient Ciberians were ancient seafarers, traders & pirates. Modern-day Ciberians plough the galaxy in search of treasure. They show no fear when it comes to exploring the uncharted depths of the galaxy. They are true adventurers. A Ciberian’s status comes from the number of light years it has travelled, how many planets it has bartered with, & by how much treasure it has found.

They are an unconquered race.

General Appearance

Ciberians are feline in appearance. Light tan fur covers their bodies, which is broken up at intervals with darker brown stripes. There is a rare mutation that leads some Ciberians to have dark orange-brown fur with black stripes. They also have horns sprouting from their brows.

They have mobile ears sat high on their heads. This gives them a heightened sense of hearing. Both sexes wear earrings.

Sexual dimorphism

The sexes can be told apart by their eyes & horns. The males have orange eyes & small black horns, The females have blue eyes & large horns. Female horns are thick, black & curve back over the tops of their heads. The females decorate their horns with ornate clasps.

The females are also, approximately, a foot taller than the males.

On Ciberia, the females are the dominant sex.

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Tochs

Female — Male

History

The Tochs (pronounced TOCKS) are cruelly nicknamed ‘devils’ or ‘demons’ by some of the human (& other Alliance races). Others refer to the Toch as being scrappy in combat. They can fight, but everyone knows their armed forces lack regimental discipline.

They are an unconquered race

General Appearance

Tochs are humanoids. They have muscular arms & torsos adorned in tattoos, heart-shaped faces, purple almond-shaped eyes & long, pointed ears. Their skin is pale yellow & the hair on their scalp is bright yellow. Their legs are what gives them their nicknames; they are thickset legs, covered in pale yellow hair, which end in hooves.

Sexual dimorphism

The sexes are pretty similar in appearance & also dress the same. Both sexes wear their hair in long braids down their backs & neither sex cover their legs, preferring to wear loose kilts which don’t interfere with movement.

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Rolsts

Female — Male

History

The Rolsts (pronounced ROLL-STS) are a conquered race. With their home world long-since lost, the survivors have found temporary sanctuary on a distant planet gripped in an ice age. With the help of other non-Alliance races they have adapted, using giant greenhouses to grow food & hunting giant ice-fish.

The Rolst race produces expert assassins.

General Appearance

Rolsts are humanoid mammals, although they look reptilian in appearance. They have red skin and opalescent eyes, & can physically shift their vision to see into the infra-red end of the spectrum.

They enjoy a delicacy called pickled Mowda-fish. It is pungent in smell and is toxic, though not deadly, to humans.

Sexual dimorphism

Males have red eyes, females blue, otherwise they are pretty similar in appearance.

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Seldens

Female — Male

History

The Seldens (pronounced SS-ELL-DENS) are a conquered race.

They are a peaceful race, and were ill-equipped to defend themselves and their home-planet, Seldar. Those remaining have inhabited a new world.

General Appearance

Selden fur is snow-white, dappled with grey. They have two large velvety grey ears atop their heads. Their eyes are a bright shade of orange, flecked with gold.

They are vegetarians.

Sexual dimorphism

The genders are similar in appearance.

Others see them as a beautiful species, however, they do not couple with those from other races.

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Gorlens

Female — Male

Gorlens aren’t touched on much in the first book, but will appear a bit more in the second….

History

The Gorlens (pronounced GORE-LENS) are a conquered race. Their old home world was highly industrialised. Their new world is a place of vast plains and prehistoric life, especially large bird-like creatures. It is also plentiful with red granite. Many of their first buildings on their new world are large, red-blocked structures.

General Appearance

Gorlens are reptilian. They have white skin, which was brought about by a mutation, akin to albinism (aka albinoism) in humans, that appeared early on in their species’ evolution.

They’re taller than humans, have robust bodies, big clawed hands, and a long tail that is as long as a Gorlen is tall. They also have disproportionately large feet, the claws of which stick out of their footwear.

They see birds as sacred (both those of their old world, and of their new), leading them to wear feathers in their day-to-day outfits. The richer the Gorlen, the more ostentatious the outfit. They also consider rotten eggs a delicacy.

Sexual dimorphism

The genders are similar in appearance. The most obvious difference is the row of feather-like protuberances on a female’s head.

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Maylens

Female — Male

Maylens are briefly touched on in the first book, and make an appearance in the second thanks to their tie to one of the (going to be) main characters.

History

The Maylens (pronounced MAY-LENS, or MAY-!-ENS in their species’ home tongue) are a conquered race. Having escaped the clutches of the Alliance they have set up home on a new planet, Maylar (May!ar) II, which was a former research colony. The planet is a primitive, primarily desert world (red sands & scrub), full of desert-living dinosaur-like creatures. They’re used to this type of environment as their old world had a hot climate thanks to climate change. Their cities tend to stick stick to the coast, like on Australia.

Maylens are a dab hand at organic technology, which is mirrored in their organic-looking buildings & spaceships. Maylen furniture is Egyptian-like, namely bright, highly decorative & gold/gold plated (or gold-like paint).

General Appearance

Maylens have dark grey skin, pointed ears, a heavy brow-ridge, and red eyes with black slit iris. Both sexes are hairless. They speak using clicks ~ !

Maylens dress similarly to ancient Mayans, with bright clothes, geometric patterning and bejewelled jewellery (worn by both sexes).

Sexual dimorphism

Both sexes are heavy-set and muscular. The brow ridge of the males is more prominent.

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Panns

Female/Male

History

The Panns (pronounced PANS) are an unconquered race. The species excels in medicine, science & philosophy. Panns are pacifists and have not had a war for centuries. They are renowned for their large ancient libraries.

Their planet is much like Earth, & has temperate and tropical regions. Pann architecture is similar to ancient Greek/Roman; with columns & spacious courtyards filled with plants. ‘Mediterranean gardens’ are even prevalent in colder climes, though tend to be covered/heated to keep out the cold.

Panns are vegans.

General Appearance

Panns have blue skin with dark grey stripes, dark blue horns, & dark maroon eyes that have no discernible iris/pupil. Individuals are very hard to tell apart.

When not at work Panns wear satin/silk tunics & slippers, both of which are highly decorated.

Sexual dimorphism

Sexes are identical. The race is bisexual & polygamous.

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Liverdens

. Female — Male

History

The Liverdens (pronounced L-EYE-VER-DENS) are a conquered race, however, they had spread out from their solar system many centuries before their home-world was attacked, & their colonies are flourishing.

Their remaining worlds are highly militarised & developed. High industrialisation has lead to high levels of pollution on many planets, but the Liverdens use advanced tech to combat it & mitigate the effects.

Liverden architecture is similar to Human 1920’s art-deco, especially in their liking for square columns. Home interiors have a Human 1970’s flare & Liverdens like spice-like colours. They also like spicy food, such as curry. Liverdens also have a hot chocolate-like beverage.

General Appearance

Liverdens have dark green skin, a deep brow, yellow eyes, and muscular bodies. Clothing is steampunk-like, but minus hats (because of hair) & no corsets (masculine tailoring for both sexes).

They dance by jumping up & down.

Sexual dimorphism

The only thing that differentiated them is that the male has a thick head of dark green hair & the female has light green, though their high hairstyling is the same.

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Maisaks

Female — Male

History

The Maisaks (pronounced MAY-ZACKS) are an unconquered race inhabiting four systems, known as the Maisak Chain.

Their home-world climate is subtropical. There are no large birds/mammals, have giant insects or flying bird-like reptiles instead.

Spirals are a big thing in Maisak culture. Building interiors & exteriors are replete with them. Even their spaceships have spirals.

General Appearance

Maisaks are bipedal reptilians with light-green skin, a slit nose, large reptilian feet with green stripes, small spiral horns atop their heads, & opalescent eyes with small slit-like iris. They also have large pointy ears & have exceptional hearing (can pick up ranges beyond human hearing).

Maisak clothing has a modern Baroque-like taste, namely patterned trim as opposed to full on puffy Baroque.

Sexual dimorphism

Females have blue horns, eyelids & stripes on head. Males have dark green.

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Tings

Female/Male

History

The Tings (pronounced TINGS) are an unconquered race, living far from the battle lines on the tropical moon, Marreth. Very few Tings are present on the space station, being there only as traders, or for adventure.

Their architecture is similar to oriental pagodas, but because building exteriors are bright, interiors are more muted/simplistic.

General Appearance

Ting skin is a dark mottle of midnight blue & black that has an almost iridescent quality to it. Their eyes are pure white, except for their pupils, which are black, & their heads are naturally bald.

Tings generally wear embroidered tunics & a circlet of silver around their head. The pattern of strands within the circlet indicate social standing (age, class etc).

Sexual dimorphism

Tings are androgynous. Nothing gives their gender away (to most non-Tings); not height, voice, dress, or name, & it is considered a great insult to ask them their gender. The pronouns Zie/Zir/Zirs/Zirself are used in reference to them.

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Pells

Female/Male

History

The Pells (pronounced PELLS) are an unconquered race.

Pells inhabit three moons around a ringed gas giant: one is their original home, one is rock (mining), & one is like Mars. Their home planet has a varied climate with various biomes. The two other moons are covered with bases and are well populated, despite the harshness of the environments.

Due to their black & white vision, they have no reason for colours in habitations. Interiors/exteriors of buildings are monochrome. Instead, shapes & textures are a big thing, but this does mean cities tend to be rather chaotic looking with all the weirdly shaped buildings.

Despite being advanced, Pells have very few battle ships or long-range crafts. Most are short-range cargo/research vessels.

General Appearance

Pells are similar in appearance to Earth lemurs. They have black & white vision, but a good sense of smell & hearing. They have grey fur (light-grey in N/S hemispheres, dark-grey in the tropics), a striped tail, & amber-coloured eyes.

Sexual dimorphism

Pells look alike, but smell different (to those with a good enough sense of smell). They are polygamous, displaying polygyny (several females to one male).

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D’edoras

Female/Male

History

The D’edoras (pronounced DUH-EH-DOOR-ERRS) are an unconquered race, whose home planet, D’Vel, is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Their planet is in the grip of an ice-age. Subsequently, the race lives in subterranean cities, where there is lots of artificial light, underground farming, & naturalistic parks. In order to stave off “cabin fever”, homes have bright interiors, realistic nature-based murals, & plenty of green plants.

General Appearance

D’edoras are covered in thick blue fur, have dark-pink eyes, & are of a muscular build.

Typical D’edora clothing is a Gladiator-like kilt & “aviator” jacket.

Sexual dimorphism

Individuals & genders are hard to tell apart, even for those with heightened senses, like smell.

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Beedens

Female — Male

History

Beedens (pronounced BEE-DENS) are an unconquered, marsupial-like race, residing in a red dwarf system. Their planet is a moon orbiting a blue gas giant. It is a typical, multi-climate world.

Their architecture is typical of large cities, namely lots of concrete, steel & glass. Interiors are similar to traditional Japanese, but in bright blues & yellows (because of protanopia).

NB… Beedens might use other red-based colours, but don’t know.

General Appearance

Beedens are covered in yellow scales, with a mow-hawk of long yellow hair, which is in actuality long scales. They have yellow eyes, & are protanope colour-blind, but they have an increased sense of smell as compensation.

Beedens can communicate verbally & pheromonally.

Sexual dimorphism

Female Beedens are slightly larger than males (but not by much) in order to accommodate pouchlings.

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Foriths

Female/Male

History

Foriths (pronounced FO-RI-THS, with short O & I sounds) are an unconquered, reptilian race from the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Their planet is harsh, & similar to Earth during its Triassic period: hot interiors, but moist/temperate poles & high CO2 levels. Despite this, cities are present in all biomes.

Foriths utilise industrial greenhouses to keep the population fed, & they also excel in solar farms.

General Appearance

Foriths are covered in iridescent scales, starting at purple on their legs, & shifting to blue on their heads (with extra dark blue markings on their faces). Their eyes are grey.

Clothing isn’t widespread. Foriths tend to just wear boots, & a hood to protect their faces from their planet’s prevalent dust storms.

Foriths struggle with oxygen-rich environments, which are the norm for the majority of other terrestrial races, so wear re-breather most of the time.

Sexual dimorphism

As everything is tucked away on a Forith gender can be hard to determine, unless the two are standing together; females are shorter and stockier.

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Disclaimer: The tektek generated images on this blog are for reference & illustratory purposes only and are not included within the novel. Images should not be used as a replacement for the human imagination. Character descriptions ©K. Llewellin.

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