Trisalien

Trisaliens are the founding species of the United Factions of the Trisalien Federation. Their actual home world is unknown, but the Zintonieans have designated their capital planet as Homeworld 001.

History:

Historical records indicate Trisaliens and Boyie developed on the same planet, but because of conflict, both separated. It is widely speculated they were derived from scientific experiments using Boyie seed stock, but this has not been confirmed. Trisaliens used rudimentary technology to expand their control of space at a very early age. It is not known how many countries, factions, or political entities there might have once been, but it is clear that Trisalien politics divided into four major political parties. Each faction had its own laws and alliances. For a time they were separated but eventually reunited as The United Factions of the Trisalien Federation. Since then the Trisaliens have been hostile to the Boyies, Zintoniean Empire, and Crune Empire.

Culture:

Trisaliens have a hierarchy system that includes seven different levels of society. Among these are smaller divisions, called Tuk and Amwi. They encourage slavery, and alien slaves (such as Zintonieans or Boyie) are more highly prized than Trisalien slaves. Most wealthy higher-class aristocrats have hundreds of slaves and own large amounts of land. Trisaliens generally place value on material and exotic possessions. The warrior elite class has been known to take trophies of slain enemies to bolster their status. Trisaliens also have little regard for life and have been known to slaughter thousands of their own in order to achieve a goal. This makes them a particularly dangerous enemy.   

Physiology:

Trisaliens have an average lifespan of 12-14 months. They have two independent eyes that run through a visor-like slot in their head. They have no face, just a triangular flap of skin that forms both their mouth and nasal cavity. Trisaliens have four dreadlock-like tentacles attached to their heads that contain the majority of their organs, including lungs, heart, and brains. Attached to a fleshy collarbone-like structure are two long tentacles that make up their arms. Hanging just below this is their “torso” which contains a simple digestive track and reproductive organs. Thick tentacles hang from their torso, forming their upper legs. These are connected to thinner tentacles the form their lower legs and small appendages they walk on. Trisaliens range from dark grey to off white in color. They have clear blood, and what few bones they have are made of cartilage. Trisaliens can mate or reproduce asexually. When they reproduce it kills the parent, leaving 7-9 offspring to burst from the parent’s body. The offspring consume the body of the dead parent, as well as each other. Usually only 2-4 survive past the first few days of life and grow to be adults. Of these, there are two kinds, Tuk and Amwi. Tuk are the general offspring that exist normally and function as carries of genetic information. Amwi retain generational memory, which is to say they preserve the memories of their parent, and even retain memories spanning several generations. For this reason Amwi hold a higher station in society. If a Trisalien reproduces with a mate, all offspring will be Tuk, and all hereditary memory is lost. This is often called “Death of the Roses”. 

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