Welcome to Thursday's Pact Days! Today, we have the Feteine.
In Striker, three were introduced. Europa Astarte, Laertes Arcessii, and Zian Helia. They were escorting V'Saar ambassadors to Haven when the debacle with the Qrxzl's attack on Zeus happened.
A couple of side notes: For a list of species that have been posted so far, see the The People of Valespia page. I'm placing these in alphabetical order so I won't unintentionally place importance on any specie. I will leave off information on the species that will spoil future books. My standard sheet has the same categories for all species. So there will be blank categories just because that species didn't need them.
Other races on the planet:
Planetary Terrain: Rocky, Jungles
Patron Ryo Pardeep: n/a
Description: Those who are humanoid are between 5'5" to 7". Aluminum based blood. Some of the newer models that mix biomatter with tech have two blood types.
They have bio-tech newborns (with wetware) that they guard fiercely. These newborns can procreate with others like them. One is chosen to be on the Cypress Council of Neighn.
History: The Feteine were created by the Terren companies for labor replacement. They were originally used for war, but the expense of replacing damaged robots caused the Terrens to repurpose them for labor and mining scouts. They were sent on long term space trips to other planets searching for resources the Terrens could use.
On one such venture the Feteine met the Qrxzl who recognized their sentience and helped to free them of the Terren's enslavement. Each Feteine was given a small Qrxzl which allowed the Feteine to organize a mass exodus by quantum leaping, meeting up at a common location.
In the short time they have been freed, they have evolved, devising a way to procreate. These younger versions are biomatter mixed with tech, born in artificial wombs. Of these children, most appear non-mechanical and work off planet as bounty hunters, gathering information for their people. Most do not know they are Feteine, only that they were raised by them.
Their planet is close to the Milky Way but also near the Grid. Aware of the Valespian Pact, they chose the planet because the Grid was weak in that area. They wanted to join the Pact and thought that protecting an area was a show of good faith.
They cannot be corrupted by the V'Saar venom. There is a question if the bio-mechanical models would be susceptible.
The planet of Sidonia is the first habitable planet outside the official boundaries of the Milky Way. It is uniquely situated between the Milky Way, Andromeda, and Anthro (Triangulum) Galaxies.
Leaping: Each Feteine can leap where they want to go. They all have a drive, navigation system, and the stored energy to make jumps. One of their secrets is, they can also take over starships and direct it in a leap for shorter jumps. Some of the bio-mechanicals don't have drives, the energy of the Qrxzls causing mutations or death in biomatter.
From Striker: "The majority of the Feteine were constructed to mine planets uninhabitable by humans. Those present were from the human's limited stock of what appeared to be soldiers. It was rumored the Terrens considered the loss of human life cheaper than the destruction of robotic hardware. Therefore, the robot soldiers had been repurposed as scouts to travel to planets, assess the mining potential, and report back.
These scouts were the first to encounter the Qrxzl, who befriended them and then later encouraged them to break away from the Terrens. The Qrxzl recognized the Feteine as slaves and offered to help them escape. Each Feteine was given a small Qrxzl crystal, and one morning the entire Feteine population, regardless of where they were in the universe, disappeared. No one knew where the Feteine made their homeworld now, although there was much speculation. Currently, the only way to contact them was through the Qrxzl. Alpha planned to approach the galactic imperials about the necessity, or lack thereof, of the Qrxzl as middlemen for the Feteine."
Common Occupation: Bounty Hunter, Geneticist, Space Patrol
Government Systems: Collaboration
Current Leader: Dahlia Lilith
Council of Neighn of Member:
Allies: Qrxzl, in negotiations with the Gaziniti
In negotiations with the Gaziniti
Star System: Teuphus System
Other planets occupied by species:
Military Leader: Europa Astarte
Cultural names and terms specific to species:
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