Super Sunday: Himterons

Himterons

Himterons are a species that have strong shells, out of which come four goopy limbs that they can shape and stretch at will. Their head is similarly stretchy, though less so because it has to contain their complex ocular system and mouth-filter. The brains and vital organs of a Himteron are behind their shells. The variations in color on their “torso” shells are achieved through artificial dyeing, done to represent an individuals place in the caste-based society.

The Himteron homeworld, called “The First World” in their language, is located in the densely populated galaxy known as the Circle. Some time ages ago, the planet was attacked by an advanced race who raided the world for resources, the left. Though it did cause much damage to the species at the time, it also helped them become aware of and grow into the galactic community. The Himterons are a tight-knit group, they don’t spend a lot of time with other species when they can help it, but they are also not usually at odds with those other races either.

Hermaw is a soldier in the Royal Himteron Fighting Force. Trained in ground combat, Hermaw is a lot more likely to have to fight his own kind during planet-based skirmishes than aliens, but nonetheless, Hermaw has a distaste for other species. There haven’t actually been that many aliens that have shown up in Hermaw’s life, but still. They look different. That makes Hermaw uneasy.

Cahnuuayg is a result of a breeding program that has been running for dozens of generations to create Himterons superhumanly skilled as exorcists. Although extradimensional beings are not a common occurrence in the Circle galaxy, Cahnuuayg and a handful of others are employed by the Himteron government to make sure they remain a rarity by travelling to any planet willing to ask for help with potential demonic entities. Cahnuuayg has personally been on more planets than any other Himteron.

A member of the entertainer caste, Ekedaw has been training to make humorous comments about the appearance of audience members. This can be risky, because if the audience is offended, they can challenge the comment-maker to a duel. Ekedaw has to find the right thing to mock that even the victim will laugh about it. Himteron laughing sounds like hissing, by the way.

A Fact About Himterons: In Himteron culture it is considered very rude to watch someone who is carrying something. It’s fine to glance at them, but to actually watch their progress is just a jerk move.

Universe: Orange

Super Sunday: The Lasts of their Kinds

Sometimes species don’t last. And when a species dies, someone has to be the last one to go:

The Lasts of their Kinds

Dzop

Dzop’s species was native to the galaxy called the Circle, where a great variety of life exists. Dzop was off-world when the planet was attacked by a hostile species that killed all life there, and now only Dzop remains. Dzop is understandably upset about this, but the rest of the Circle has taken pity on the sole survivor, now treating Dzop as an endangered celebrity. Newshounds follow every move, while governments assign bodyguards if Dzop enters their territory. Dzop makes the most of this fame, speaking out about anti-war causes, but mostly Dzop is just tired and would welcome the rest of death.
Universe: Orange

Veet

Veet is the last of the Lehss in universe Blue. This version of the planet Tefd has been ravaged by war and disease for a generation, and it has successfully brought the planet to extinction. The world is too large for Veet to be certain that there are no others, but there aren’t and Veet suspects as much. The Lehss are solitary beings by nature, but Veet still feels a great loneliness inside.
Universe: Blue

Dudger Bux

Dudger Bux is from a humanoid species that lived on a planet called Oripida. Dudger was the world’s first astronaut, whose joy at being the first in space was undercut by the planet being hit by a gamma radiation burst while Dudger was watching from orbit. While Dudger has the resources aboard the shuttle to live for some time, what is the point of doing so? If Dudger returned to Oripida, would it be possible to survive? The shuttle is not powerful enough to reach other worlds, but should Dudger try anyway? The situation seems hopeless and Dudger can only pray for some saving grace.
Universe: Grey

Hebbix Da

Hebbix Da was the only Resukian to properly praise the Space Gods. The species was arrogant and self-important, to the point of trying to develop technology that would place them above all others, rewriting reality at their whim. Only Hebbix Da argued against the use of such technology, saying it was not the Resukians’ place to have that much power. When the Space Gods came and wiped the planet of Resukian life, they rewarded the lone loyal survivor by bringing Hebbix Da to their godly realm to live out a natural lifespan in a paradise.
Universe: Silver

Super Sunday: Nodeelans

Nodeelan

Originating on the planet Nodeela, the Nodeelan are a snake-like species that has spread throughout the galaxy known as the Circle. In the history of the species, more Nodeelans have been born on the many scattered worlds of the Circle than were born on the planet Nodeela. The species still remembers the world of their origin, they are still named after it after all, but most have never been there and have no intention of ever visiting. Nodeelans love to travel to other worlds, even resorting to stowing away on space vessels when more legitimate travel plans are hard to arrange. The Nodeelans are much more flexible than Earthly snakes and can manipulate technology with their bodies. Their eyes grow on stalks from their heads amid spikes that also grow there a protection for the eyes.

Dsurey is a Nodeelan who has settled down on the planet Dellwell.

Joazar is part of a law-enforcement crew that is tracking down the Feral Pirates of the Circle. Joazar and a motley crew of aliens from various species pose as lowlife traders to get into seedier parts of the galaxy for information, but so far the Pirates have remained one step ahead.

Laussa has wound up in a bad situation. Having stowed away on an exploration ship, Laussa got off the ship while they were visiting a strange world. Unfortunately, Laussa was not on board when the ship took off again, and it turns out that the world has no life forms that had developed space travel. Now stranded on this primitive world, Laussa occasionally tries to guide the life there toward developing technology, if not enough to get to space, at least enough that it might attract the attention of someone from up there.

L’Kon is a young Nodeelan that has become the mascot of a Yurderrian Space Navy ship. The Yurderrians are a space-faring species who were driven from their homeworld by invaders and now wander the Circle in the hopes of finding somewhere new to live. L’Kon lifts the spirits of the officers on the ship by performing skits and singing songs for them.

A Fact About Nodeelan: While there is not much in the way of a shared culture of the Nodeelans, there is not very much genetic difference considering how widespread they are. Perhaps it is owed to their long lives and low rate of reproduction, but for whatever reason, there just has not been very much speciation among Nodeelans.

Universe: Orange

Super Sunday: More Wallfixers

Wallfixers

As I’ve mentioned before, the Order of Wallfixers of is a group of alien wizards who patrol the multiverse writing wrongs, especially when those wrongs damage the physical structure of reality. I covered a bunch of them during the Supernatural Sunday year, so now I’ll do a handful more during these Alien Sundays.

Hurnhaw

The Xemulo Wallfixer named Hurnhaw is one of the older generation of Wallfixers and prefers to keep things simple. Hurnhaw focuses entirely on the actual fixing of damage in the walls of reality, simply wandering from dimensional tear to dimensional tear and patching them up. Hurnhaw doesn’t make introductions to the natives of dimensions, and doesn’t make explanations to anyone, just goes about the repairs, then wanders to the next place in need.
Universe: Indigo+1

Coiditlah

Coiditlah is from an aquatic species native to the galaxy known as “The Circle“. Like most of the life in that galaxy, the idea of alien life came as no surprise, but Coiditlah was still surprised to develop magical powers and be propelled into the multiverse. Few things can make one feel smaller than awareness of the infinite, so Coiditlah’s reaction to the powers was actually one of fear and depression. Only when discovered by Hurnhaw and trained did Coiditlah learn to mellow out and accept the vastness of it all. Still serving as an assistant to Hurnhaw, Coiditlah returns home often to stay grounded.
Universe: Orange

Whitsenberg

The Wallfixer known as Whitsenberg is a stretchy little alien who can climb walls and spit acid. Trained by Nyrveek, Whitsenberg was dutifully researching an ancient library when captured by the Efmon family. Whitsenberg is currently being held in an Efmon prison, studied by Essan Efmon and his colleagues.
Universe: Bronze

The Warden

The Warden is a gigantic crab-like alien who is one of the most powerful Wallfixers. Realizing that the infinite array of universes is too much even for an organization like the Wallfixers to patrol, the Warden reinterpreted the Wallfixer tradition of teaching and training. Usually, that is taken to mean that they should find and train those who possess Wallfixer powers. The Warden decided there was no reason trainees needed those powers, and so founded the Myriad Worlds Police Force, an agency of unpowered individuals who prevent threats to reality. The Warden takes its current moniker from the fact that it watches over the pocket dimension used as a prison by the MWP.
Universe: Outside the Local Multiverse

Super Sunday: The Feral Pirates of the Circle

The Feral Pirates of the Circle

The Circle is a small, but very densely populated galaxy (which we encountered as the home to the Dellwellians). With many, many planets making up a galaxy-wide society, there are vast shipping lanes that bring supplies between worlds. This is prime territory for criminal activity, and one crew of such criminals go by the name “The Feral Pirates”.

Murb Deel

Murb Deel is a Drutag, and Drutags are not a species native to the Circle. Back home, Murb was a test pilot who was flying a new type of spacecraft when something went wrong. Murb has no idea of the physics of what happened, but the next thing he new he was in a new galaxy and surrounded by Space Pirates. Luckily, the Drutag are a species who advance in rank by being superior in combat, and that worked with these pirates too. Murb is now in charge of a pirate ship with a crew from a bunch of species from this strange new galaxy. Though Murb is not bloodthirsty, crimes being committed to make a living are fair game. And, of course, proving the superiority of the ship in battle is a must.

In any other story of this sort, this is the role that would be occupied by a human. If it isn’t clear by now that PDR don’t necessarily play that way, I don’t know what to tell you.

Haqwad

Second in command to Murb Deel, Haqwad is the femme fatale of the crew. Skilled with martial arts and espionage tactics, Haqwad’s real skill is the art of seduction. Haqwad occasionally hints at a mysterious past in which she was an assassin, but that is just to draw suspicion away from her real mysterious past as a member of a law enforcement agency.

Henjuen B

Henjuen B is from a species that could best be described as “brain cells inside large floating devices”. Henjuen B is the pirate ship’s chief mechanic, keeping the thing running even when it is being blasted apart by enemy fire and replacement parts are just too expensive to get right now. Perhaps rightfully so, Henjuen B is a cantankerous sort and plays it up, often playfully bantering with the rest of the crew, especially Pilot.

Pilot

Pilot is not a robot, but a member of a species who used their advanced technology to upload themselves into computers. The rest of the species has suffered bad times, with a sort of computer virus corrupting their memory banks and forcing them to go into sleep mode. Pilot now works with the pirates in the hopes of finding the means to save the rest of the species, but is also not averse to having a fun time along the way.

Swobbin

Swobbin is something of a loose cannon. Nobody else on the crew is quite certain if Swobbin is typical of her species, or if even among them she would be considered crazy, but she is almost suicidally reckless and unpredictable. She’s the sort who might betray the crew for the right price, but she’ll probably then kill the payers when she loses interest. She’s the type who might try to trick the crew into going to a planet where there is supposed to be treasure, but there is actually a bunch of people she wants to beat up. They can only justify keeping her around because she is really good in a fight.

Dworreh

Dworreh is the team’s muscle. From a species who are so feared that they aren’t even allowed to leave their home sector without permission from law-enforcement agencies, Dworreh is the secret weapon that the pirates don’t advertise unless they are planning on taking no survivors. Dworreh is less concerned about keeping the secret and is more eager to get into action than the others would consider wise.