The Such-Oos are a small, friendly Protosomatic (Snail-like) species originating from a pastoral and impossibly serene planet Oosia. They reproduce quickly, think quickly and talk quickly, and while they have an atrophied shell underneath their skin, they are very squishy and are prone to flop around, a situation made all the more hilarious by their complete aversion to clothing. To make a long story short, the Such-Oos are not fans of physical confrontation.
Long ago, Oosia was devastated and partially destroyed many thousands of years ago, through unknown means, that reduced their primitive species to just a few million in number and forced them to spread to the stars. Lacking FTL-capable spacecraft or other advanced technology, the few remaining Such-Oos were pushed to press experimental “Matter Compressors” into service to store vast amounts of resources in order to survive their exodus.
There are hypotheses that posit the initial tragedy that killed billions of their people was result of some huge-scale experiment with said molecular compression technology that saved them, leading to concerns that it could happen again. Said concerns have prevented other races from adapting the technology themselves, even though the incident has never repeated even on a small scale.
Such-Oos are very weak physically, being less than 2 feet tall and having no endoskeleton, but they compensate by being very friendly and emphatic creatures, using these traits to build a large support structure of allies to have their backs. They are incredibly gregarious, and are prone to huddle together subconsciously for protection from predators, even when there are none present. For these reasons, Such-Oos cities and dwellings are very large and very saturated with occupants compared to those of other races, and it is not uncommon to see a population of hundreds of millions or billions in a single, distinct city. It is not unheard of for even entire planetary populations of Such-Oos to congregate like this. This attitude of friendliness and “clinginess” has also come to be extended to alien races that tolerate their presence, and taken to extremes with regards to Atuuk, Teekans and Humans, whom Such-Oos intrinsically adore and flock too.
While far from malicious, the Such-Oos are unconsciously manipulative when it comes to their dealings with others. While their molecular compression technology and keen inter-personal skills make them peerless traders and salesmen, they are totally inept when it comes to fighting any sort of conflict either on the ground or in space. As such their allies, by ‘coincidence’, tend to be militarily quite powerful, and they go out of their way to form a symbiosis with them, ensuring that they are never without loyal and dedicated bodyguards.
Despite their history of hardship, intelligence and communal living, they have a worrying lack of order, and everything that relates to them normally lacks any semblance of organisation or direction. Their society, although it may take the title of “Republic” or “Democracy” and follow their ideals in general, is little more than an anarchy loosely held together by their instincts, and as such Such-Oos communities can be quite unreliable allies, even though their individual members are typically very trustworthy and honorable.
The Yereni are an ancient race with a history stretching tens of thousands of years into the past, and are one of the few sapient races in the galaxy that can claim to still be in possession of their original home planet. Very frail from untold years of high-technology, they are poorly-suited both to physical labor and have short lifespans naturally. In an effort to combat their poor condition, the Yereni many centuries ago began an intensive period of bio-engineering and philosophical study to finally conquer their limitations. The result was a quasi-religion known as the “Way of Eternity”, dedicated solely to propagating their race and their well-being, which in turn led to the virtual elimination of natural death in their society. Freed from the looming spectre of aging and old age, the Yereni are now in the process of combating the myriad diseases and social problems that plague them to this day.
Because they are so devoted to their longevity and well-being, they have come to regard other races with massive suspicion and distrust, and they are extremely hostile towards all outside influence that could potentially infringe on the work. While completely averse to violence for the same reason, their instinctual and innate hatred of outsiders has crippled them to the extent they will totally refuse to co-operate with aliens. In a similar vein, their society has developed into an increasingly-authoritarian theocracy with the Way of Eternity serving as the foundation, driving them to purge dissidents and outliers with violence and massive, overwhelming firepower. They tolerate no possibility of harm to their people, and go out of their way to create a utopia for those that fall within their plans.
Their mindset of isolation and revulsion towards other races has driven them to create deadly new weapons, first and foremost the “Purifier” long-range missile with unmatched range and speed. So great is their disgust that they do not wish to get close to even the vessels of other species.
Veresia - Veresias is very unique species - they are protosomatic creature charged by electromagnetic charges, which used normally as weapon or tool which allow them to move veyr fast for very short period of time. They are worms which normally inhabiting Ice planets, but they are very adaptable creatures, and can at ease adapt to other climates than ice . Due their nature they posses some unique technologies which allows them to posses very strong energy collection, electromagnetic and gravitational manipulation abilities. They have unique energy collection technology which could collect energy from stars almost at double rate of other races technologies, and they possess unique Sequenced Gravitational Field - Gravitic Area weapon technology.
Low colonization/tech/building cost for planet types other than home type. Efficiency focus.
mediocre-low pop growth, Mining + 50%, +10% research. Very careful, Unfriendly, Passive.
Goverment: Veresian Union (race specific)
ParagonExile mate, if you will have time i will need your superrior writing skills in order to compose pedia entries... I will add Dlakar and Laaran soon.
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