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 ======= Extraterrestrials ======= ======= Extraterrestrials =======
  
-Starlight Academy is well known for having mythical creatures from across different dimensions, transcendent beings from Earth, and wonders of technology walking the campus. Despite all the science Earth governments have put into locating extraterrestrials from beyond our own world however, their search has for the most partremained fruitless. Manta Carlos Island on the other hand has proven more successful, attracting a number of extraterrestrial species to its land. Most often due to the long distances between ​island ​and homeworld, many of the inhabitants are unique individuals,​ and have only 1-2 beings representing their people. +Starlight Academy is well known for having mythical creatures from across different dimensions, transcendent beings from Earth, and wonders of technology walking the campus. Despite all the science Earth governments have put into locating extraterrestrials from beyond our own world however, their search has for the most part remained fruitless. Manta Carlos Island on the other hand has proven more successful ​at contacting extraterrestrial life, attracting a number of extraterrestrial species to its land. Most often due to the long distances between ​Earth and their homeworlds, many of the inhabitants are unique individuals,​ and have only 1-2 beings representing their people.
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-===== Aridian ===== +
-By [[http://​starlightacademy.net/​member.php?​action=profile&​uid=220|Thirteen]] +
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-The Aridians are a known warp-capable species of extraterrestrial that were primarily located in the Homunculus Nebula, about 7,500 light-years away. Aridia itself was a massive moon in orbit around Eta Carinae VIII (Lataria), before the supernova of the system'​s primary star. It is projected that the explosion destroyed most, if not all life in the system. According to Cytus, a previous resident of the system, the Aridian species likely survived, as colonies had been established out of system. +
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-==== Aenari ==== +
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-The Aenari are a native subspecies to Aridia that inhabited the frozen wastes of Aridia'​s polar regions. Unlike the dominant Aridian species, the Aenari numbered somewhere between 13,​000-17,​000 individuals,​ with the population increasing by a mere 0.8% per Solar year. With the destruction of Aridia, combined with the previously secretive nature of the Aenari culture, it is estimated that there are fewer than 200 Aenari left, all of which are members of the Operators.  +
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-==== Physiology ==== +
-{{ :​aenari.png?​200|Aenari Female}} +
-The Aenari share much of the genetic makeup of the dominant Aridian species. Most Aenari stand at a height of over six feet, but weigh under 200 pounds; a trait likely due to the lower gravity of Aridia, at around 0.71G. Stark white skin, and white/​green/​blue shades of hair dominate the species. The species is also a digitigrade,​ adding to the Aenari'​s already impressive height. An array of three large, and a single smaller toe connected to a reverse-jointed knee give most Aenari above-average speed and balance for a humanoid. Each arm and hand are close to normal for a humanoid, containing the standard array of digits, although their arms and fingers tend to be slightly longer than a humans.  +
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-Although great lengths have been taken in medical understanding with the Aenari, it is still misunderstood on how they are capable of sight. All Aenari are optically blind at birth, and their eyes are not capable of seeing light or color in the visible spectrum that most other species are capable of. The species however has adapted several unique advantages for sight however that may transcend standard eyes, including the possible use of echolocation,​ telepathy, and subspace sight. It is thought that the small ridges on the forehead and markings down an Aenari'​s body may be responsible for some of these adaptations,​ or are at least their medium of use. +
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-The Aenari are genetically compatible with a large number of humanoid species, including humans, with a single major caveat. The Aenari require use of a third sex, that has no English name equivalent. This "​cogenitor"​ of sorts is the major reason that the Aenari have a significantly smaller population. Only 75-125 cogenitors existed on Aridia, and were required for both natural conception or genetically engineered conception. Coupled with the hostile climate of Aridia, this meant that the Aenari only barely managed a surplus of new viable offspring each year. +
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-==== Supernatural Abilities ==== +
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-Although Aridians have no special features that are standout among other humanoid species, the Aenari have developed either through natural or forced mutations, a highly powerful form of telepathy, and an uncanny form of sight that is not well understood by those outside of the species. This sight ability appears to transcend normal space time; the Aenari are known to be able to spot distortions in gravimetric fields, see the use of other, otherwise hidden supernatural abilities and notice things that are simply out of the ordinary, even if they are not watching the event closely. Astonishingly,​ some Aenari are reportedly capable of noticing changes in time itself, or at incredible distances at faster than light speeds. Their sight does not appear to be focused solely on their eyes, but on the ridges of their head, and at specific nodes along the Aenari'​s body, much like a sensor net. This ability has lead to many technological innovations as well. +
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-Their telepathic abilities include mind reading and melding, although these abilities are practiced, and are known to diminish, although not disappear when they are not used for a significant period of time. As a matter of principle, an Aenari will never use a telepathic ability on another sentient being without explicit permission. An Aenari appears to generate a significant amount of bioelectrical energy when using their abilities, concentrated usually in the ridges lining their head.  +
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-==== Operators ==== +
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-Both primary species on Aridia had a good sense that their time on their home moon was quickly coming to an end. The primary star in the Eta Carinae system had long been showing signs of instability. Unfortunately,​ nobody knew exactly how much time would pass before the star's life would end. To counter this growing concern, two strategies were conceived by both the Aridians and Aenari.  +
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-First off; flee Aridia. Being capable of faster-than-light travel, the Aridians started to evacuate reasonably early from their moon. Although millions were evacuated, being the economic and cultural center of their government, several billion stayed behind. The Aenari took a different approach. Due to their problems with reproduction;​ the entire species would have to be moved all at once to prevent unintended anomalies from cropping up in their society. +
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-One solution to this issue came about in the form of the Operator program, one of the few initiatives by the Aenari that an individual could choose to take part in. In case the worst-case scenario came about, the Aenari would have a small group of individuals that would make sure that the species did not die out. About 200 individuals were selected for the program, and were given biosynthetic bodies, the fastest FTL capable spacecraft the Aenari could dream up, and the entire historical, medical, cultural and technological databases of the species. +
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-They were each given a separate destination,​ and sent on their way. Several years into their various trips, Eta Carinae exploded, and the operators were as far as they knew, the last remnants of an endangered species. +
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-==== Technology ==== +
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-The Aridian culture shares an impressive level of technology, having acquired the ability to travel and communicate at faster than light speeds. They are for the most part, the dominant species technologically in the sector. What the Aridians have however is nothing compared to the Aenari. Due to their engineered society, the Aenari have been able to control their scientific advances to an unprecedented degree, despite their lack of population. Advancements are made in fast iterations, and moved into production almost immediately,​ leading to faster adaption of technologies that benefit the society. +
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-In particular, the Aenari have an incredible understanding of their own bodies and minds, and have been able to create artificial replacements for nearly every part of their body in either a fully synthetic or semi-synthetic model. It is to the point where every child born now has at least a few standard replacements that pre-birth genetic therapy cannot iron out. These implants can include biological synthesizers and sleep stabilizers;​ devices which have curbed the need to eat significantly,​ although the Aenari are still very capable of eating, of course. The epitome of Aenari technology are found in the Operator program, the last stand against Aridia'​s inevitable extinction. +
  
 ===== Gunzoans ===== ===== Gunzoans =====
 By [[http://​starlightacademy.net/​index.php?​members/​gaugegrinner.1430/​|Gaugegrinner]] By [[http://​starlightacademy.net/​index.php?​members/​gaugegrinner.1430/​|Gaugegrinner]]
  
-Gunzoans are a faster than light capable species located in the Gunnsmok Nebula on the planetoid Gunymede, orbiting the planet Targeteid, located roughly 4,050 lightyears ​away. Gunymede, and it's partner planet, orbit an unusually active red giant, called Muzzlflad, which seems to periodically release violent solar flares. The system is filled with asteroids and other planetary ​debree, believed to be the remains of an unkown ​number of other planets, evidenced by the shattered but still recognizable remains of one planet near the outskirts of the system.+Gunzoans are a faster than light capable species located in the Gunnsmok Nebula on the planetoid Gunymede, orbiting the planet Targeteid, located roughly 4,050 light years away. Gunymede, and it's partner planet, orbit an unusually active red giant, called Muzzlflad, which seems to periodically release violent solar flares. The system is filled with asteroids and other planetary ​debris, believed to be the remains of an unknown ​number of other planets, evidenced by the shattered but still recognizable remains of one planet near the outskirts of the system.
  
 ==== Physiology ====  ​ ==== Physiology ====  ​
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 Bizzarely, like many inhabitants of Gunymede, Gunzoans are born with functioning metal guns in place of actual heads. While varying in shapes and sizes, they typically form the main portion of the head with a mouth located just underneath the front portion of the gun. Their mouths seem to resemble bear traps more closely, being made of metal with sharp blades of teeth, lacking any lips. The guns themselves usually start as a small caliber gun when young, but gradually grow and take shape as they do, with elder Gunzoans having full tank turrets for heads. Despite lacking any visible eyes, Gunzoans seem to see through the barrel of their head gun (making them cyclopic). These guns do not resemble any man-made weapons, but similarities can be seen. Bizzarely, like many inhabitants of Gunymede, Gunzoans are born with functioning metal guns in place of actual heads. While varying in shapes and sizes, they typically form the main portion of the head with a mouth located just underneath the front portion of the gun. Their mouths seem to resemble bear traps more closely, being made of metal with sharp blades of teeth, lacking any lips. The guns themselves usually start as a small caliber gun when young, but gradually grow and take shape as they do, with elder Gunzoans having full tank turrets for heads. Despite lacking any visible eyes, Gunzoans seem to see through the barrel of their head gun (making them cyclopic). These guns do not resemble any man-made weapons, but similarities can be seen.
  
-Their bodies are quite humanoid in appearance with minor differences,​ mainly being that their fingers and toes end in metal claws. Their skin, however, appears to suffer from rigor mortis, starting at birth. It is tough, stiff, and typically of a pale pigment of grey. Their bodies do not produce heat and so body tempurature ​is heavily ​dependant ​on their enviornment. Internally, Gunzoan bodies are very simplistic, having few organs other than a stomach. Beyond that their bodies mainly consist of muscle and bone. This is the main reason behind their extreme durability, as they have very few organs to damage, and those they do have are non-essential. Their bodies do not contain fat, as nothing they eat produces it and since they are not affected by outside ​tempuratures, they have little use for it.+Their bodies are quite humanoid in appearance with minor differences,​ mainly being that their fingers and toes end in metal claws. Their skin, however, appears to suffer from rigor mortis, starting at birth. It is tough, stiff, and typically of a pale pigment of grey. Their bodies do not produce heat and so body temperature ​is heavily ​dependent ​on their environment. Internally, Gunzoan bodies are very simplistic, having few organs other than a stomach. Beyond that their bodies mainly consist of muscle and bone. This is the main reason behind their extreme durability, as they have very few organs to damage, and those they do have are non-essential. Their bodies do not contain fat, as nothing they eat produces it and since they are not affected by outside ​temperatures, they have little use for it.
  
 Gunzoans are not biologically compatible with other species. It is commonly believed that Gunzoans bodies were heavily modified using magic, as no other reason appears to exist for them to be alive otherwise. Gunzoans are not biologically compatible with other species. It is commonly believed that Gunzoans bodies were heavily modified using magic, as no other reason appears to exist for them to be alive otherwise.
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 === Abnormalities === === Abnormalities ===
  
-There are a few cases where a Gunzoans body and behaviour ​is altered from the norm, upon birth there is a small chance a gunzoan will be born with an abnormal condition.+There are a few cases where a Gunzoans body and behavior ​is altered from the norm, upon birth there is a small chance a gunzoan will be born with an abnormal condition.
  
 == The Silenced == == The Silenced ==
  
-An abnormality that causes a Gunzoans head gun to be born with a silencer on it's barrel. These Silenced Gunzoans are born mute and deaf, unable to hear the sweet report of a gun for the rest of their lives. However, this also means that shots fired from their head guns, as well as their magic, are also silenced. They also, curiosly ​enough, are capable of hearing silenced gunshots, being the only thing they can actually hear. Thanks to these skills, Silenced tend to make great assassins in Gunzoan society, ensuring a place for them. To overcome their mute and deaf aspects, silenced learn a form of sign language to cope.+An abnormality that causes a Gunzoans head gun to be born with a silencer on it's barrel. These Silenced Gunzoans are born mute and deaf, unable to hear the sweet report of a gun for the rest of their lives. However, this also means that shots fired from their head guns, as well as their magic, are also silenced. They also, curiously ​enough, are capable of hearing silenced gunshots, being the only thing they can actually hear. Thanks to these skills, Silenced tend to make great assassins in Gunzoan society, ensuring a place for them. To overcome their mute and deaf aspects, silenced learn a form of sign language to cope.
  
 == Automatic == == Automatic ==
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 == Hollowpointed == == Hollowpointed ==
  
-An abnormality causing all bullets fired by them to cause more damage than they normally would. Hollow-Gunzoans tend to be anti-social,​ and in many cases unnecessarily cruel. They are valued in decisive battles for their extra destructive firepower, but most other Gunzoans tend to be put off by their unusually cruel demeanors ​and keep their distance off the battlefield.+An abnormality causing all bullets fired by them to cause more damage than they normally would. Hollow-Gunzoans tend to be anti-social,​ and in many cases unnecessarily cruel. They are valued in decisive battles for their extra destructive firepower, but most other Gunzoans tend to be put off by their unusually cruel demeanor ​and keep their distance off the battlefield.
  
 == Rubberized == == Rubberized ==
  
-An abnormality that causes all bullets fired by them to be non-lethal, even their head guns, lethal even to other Gunzoans, cannot kill. Un-lethals tend to be pacifistic, extremely odd behaviour ​for a Gunzoan. They are constantly mocked for their lack of killing power, but they do serve well in non-combat roles, ensuring they still have a place. ​+An abnormality that causes all bullets fired by them to be non-lethal, even their head guns, lethal even to other Gunzoans, cannot kill. Un-lethals tend to be pacifistic, extremely odd behavior ​for a Gunzoan. They are constantly mocked for their lack of killing power, but they do serve well in non-combat roles, ensuring they still have a place. ​
  
 ==== Calibers of Magic ====    ​ ==== Calibers of Magic ====    ​
  
-Gunzoans, as well as the world they live on, are deeply ingrained with magical ability. They appear to be incapable of learning typical forms of magic, limited instead to their own schools, or calibers, of magic. Though comparatively few Gunzoans practice magic, it is a fairly lucrative skill on their homeworld, and magic users are prized on battlefields.+Gunzoans, as well as the world they live on, are deeply ingrained with magical ability. They appear to be incapable of learning typical forms of magic, limited instead to their own schools, or calibers, of magic. Though comparatively few Gunzoans practice magic, it is a fairly lucrative skill on their home world, and magic users are prized on battlefields.
  
 === Ammomancy === === Ammomancy ===
  
-Ammomancy involves the direct manipulation of bullets to accomplish tasks. Examples include summoning and firing bullets without the use of guns, affecting the bullets of enemies, and using bullets to occomplish ​other goals. Some of the more advanced Ammomancers undergo rituals to turn themselves into Bulliches, and are capable of turning into a shower of bullets. Ammomancy is one of the primary schools of magic in Gunzoan society.+Ammomancy involves the direct manipulation of bullets to accomplish tasks. Examples include summoning and firing bullets without the use of guns, affecting the bullets of enemies, and using bullets to accomplish ​other goals. Some of the more advanced Ammomancers undergo rituals to turn themselves into Bulliches, and are capable of turning into a shower of bullets. Ammomancy is one of the primary schools of magic in Gunzoan society.
  
 === Gunjuration === === Gunjuration ===
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