Thursday, March 29, 2018

Pact Days: Qrxzl #ValespianPact

Welcome to Thursday's Pact Days! Today, we have the Qrxzl.

The Qrxzl (pronounced liked crystal) were introduce in Striker. The Mar'Sani are not a fan of the species, especially after they attacked Prince Zeus while he was an emissary of his people.


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.

Species: Qrxzl
Planet: Qestaire
Other races on the planet:
Planetary Terrain: Ocean and sandy deserts, small forests
Capitol: Qlosti
Patron Ryo'Pardeep: Star Eater

Descriptionsentient crystal clusters, intelligent and curious.

The live on a planet where the main continent is sandy, pocked by lakes. They move beneath the sane. Guarded by black obelisk sentinels. They are caretakers of the Pool of Truth, a semi-sentient primordial water. Alpha said he and Zeta were born from the primordial ooze.

Befriending the Feteine, The Qrxzl helped to liberate them from the Terrens. They gave pieces of themselves to power the Feteine starship jump engines (as well as personal jump drives). The are the only species/race that is able to quantum leap.

Qrxzl are unbending and unforgiving. Petitioners only get one chance to sway the Qrxzl to their cause/case.

Some empathic psionics can pick up emotions off the Qrxzl.

They cannot be corrupted by the V'Saar venom.

What Qestaire looks like: large land masses pocked with small bodies of water. Pure white sands between the lakes, the reds and greens of the vegetation rings the seas. What wildlife that could be found inhabited the jungles bordering the seas. The only predators of the Qrxzl are Terrens.

The tarmac for incoming vessels sits between sand dunes and the jungle. The air is hot and dry, unexpected with so many lakes.

There are paving stones form the tarmac to the meeting circle. The sands moves at the behest of the Qrxzl. They use it to send energy that probes the being s that walk on the sand.

The Meeting Circle: pale standing stones with red paving stones leading to the circle. The red stones are inscribed with white script, filling the open space between the standing stones. The area is devoid of life. No bugs, birds, or call of wildlife.

In the center of the standing stones stands a black pedestal cradling a large, wide-mouthed wooden bowl, holding communication crystals (speaking stones) so petitioners can hear and understand the Qrxzl.

Black obelisks filled the spaces between the standing stones. They are guardians of their race. Their centers glow with a soft light.

The Qrxzl pulse with energy. That energy was why the Terrens sent their robotic crews to mine the crystals. One crystal could power a starship indefinitely. Qrxzl can form weapons and appendages that hold things.

Whistles can be used as weapons against the Qrxzls.

Movement: "Two irregular-shaped crystals burrowed up from the whites sands… squat in comparison, and an azure blue… pulsing light in the center mass…" the 2 crystals fractures and with a strange lumbering gate, moved across the sands.

The Dome: "After skirting several dunes, they came upon a flat area with sculpted river rock under their feet and sparkling turquoise domes arching overhead."

"Overhead, multicolored crystals jutted from the dome's interior wall, each pulsing with their own inner light."

"The dome's interior walls were made of flat, hexagonshaped crystals. Zeus watched, turning in a slow circle, as one by one the crystal faces became alight with a soft, warm glow. The floor sloped down to a ring of low steps leading into a pool of turquoise water. A single red obelisk rose from the center of the pool. Glyphs of an unknown language were carved into the stone. As the wall lit up, the tip of the obelisk began to glow softly."

"The lighted crystals along the wall flickered gently, but six darker than the others near the top of the dome shone a beam of red light on the tip of the obelisk protruding from the pool." 

""This is the Qrxzl's Pool of Truth. Those who stand on the lowest platform must be forthright in all of their words. If they are not, the obelisk will reveal what the speaker intended to hide. This possesses no danger to us," Alpha reassured him."

The liquid is thicker than water, gel-like. 

Common Occupation:
Government Systems: Hivemind
Current Leader:
Council of Neighn of Member:

Allies: Alpha-Zetamite, Ryo'Pardeep, Feteine, Gaziniti,

Star System: Omicron Star System

Other planets occupied by species:
Military Leader:
Cultural names and terms specific to species:

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