Okay, here's something I've been thinking about:
Terra, shining beacon of the Human Alliance, has been invaded by the reptilian giants, known as the Quartona. Their respective fleets rage in orbit, while Quartona landing parties and Terran defense forces ravage the surface. Kyria, a planet of warriors, and the original home of those who became the Quartona. A race of powerful men who see women as needing to be protected. A world of Magic and power. And here live the mortal enemies of the Quartona. The Kyrie are special in many ways.
The Kyrie look human in many respects, but their height and propensity toward odd eye colors, set them apart from humans. Their heights range from 6'1" to a towering 8'2". Their eye, hair and skin color match those of humans, but their eye colors also range into the violets, yellows and ambers, much to some human's shock. Also, their hair color tends to very light colors on some individuals, pure white being uncommon but not unheard of. Upon closer inspection, it is clear, that what appears to be hair on their heads, are actually very thin feathers. This, combined with their great wings, which root in under their shoulder blades, reveals the Kyrie race's avian ancestry.
The Kyrie have a problem that has plagued ever since they can remember: their female birth rate is abysmally low. There are about 250 Kyrie males for every female. This has led to a peculiar system of traditions to be set in place. Females are protected from any harm, and not allowed to take direct part in battle. Also, most females are given as 'charges' to a capable male, usually a Warrior or a Keeper, for safekeeping. Said Warrior or Keeper may take mates from his charges, as long as they accept him and are of age. It is not unheard of for a female in one male's charge to take another male as her mate. In such a case, she is transferred to the new male's care. Females are well educated and trained to fulfill their functions, and to be capable mothers. Apart from that, most females in Kyria enjoy a simple existence, as they work on home tasks under the watchful eye of their protector.
The Kyrie have three main combat occupations, which they call Tasks. These are the Warriors, the Keepers, and the Teks. Their Warriors, bred since birth to be such, are actually very varied in their builds, from literal walls of muscle to almost dainty but very agile ones. They are the ones most charged with defending females. Their Keepers, on the other hand, tend to be slight in build, but their enormous intellects and psychic power more than makes up for that. Their Teks are a mixture of the two, as both brains and brawn are usually needed to build something. A starship's crew, based on the ship's size, usually includes two or more Teks, a Keeper to supervise the sickbay, and varying amounts of Warriors, the ship's commanding officer usually being one of them.
Their main homeworld, Kyria, is a temperate world, slightly larger than Terra, orbiting an orange sun they call Anydis(Giver). Three other planets accompany Kyria in its endless procession around Anydis. Tiokk, a tiny speck of rock some distance out from Kyria, is much like akin Sol's Mars, with a thick carbon dioxide atmosphere and frozen water poles. Next out is Gauthanus, a gas giant with luminous cloud patterns that can be seen for millions of miles.
Out in the frozen fringes of the system, an oddity is present: Zhirov, a fireworld. This is the new home of the Kyrie's main enemy: the Quartona, a race of lizard-like giants. The Quartona were once related to the Kyrie, but an ancient war, which involved heavy genetic experimentation, and thousands of years of isolation, have turned the Quartona into a very different species. They are still hell bent on destroying the Kyrie in any way possible, but they too have the same female birthrate problem. To stem this, they raid other races for female slaves to use for breeding. The Terrans appear to be next on the list...
The Terrans weren’t expecting the attack, knowing little about the Kyrie's ancient enemies, but with Terra’s situation, more women than men, they were a perfect target. However, Terran females fight right alongside their men. They aren’t afraid of dying. On Terra people are trained from the earliest age to become what they will be. And here is where the story begins, a bold and resourceful ship captain running the gauntlet of the Quartona fleet, in an effort to save some of her people, and to request assistance from the Kyrie..
Appearance: (Pics encouraged! Or just write it out.)
Abilities: (3 to 5 of them, keep relative power in mind. More abilities, less power on each.)
Okay! Possible Role list follows. Not all of these are needed, but would be nice.Aboard the refugee ship
-Captain <- Claimed by Alexandra Moldovia
, playing Ship Captain Alexandra
-Marine Commander: <- Claimed by IrishWolf
, playing Marine Major Jack Clark
---> Katra Alexion
, character pending
-Unique refugees(soldiers, scientists, psi-users, mages, etc.)
--Psychic/Comm Officer: <- Claimed by Caela
, playing Akira Rose Matthews
--Warriors/ShieldMaidens - ShieldMaidens are female Kyrie, which are allowed to go into battle, because they are barren, and cannot fulfill their primary role as mothers.
---> Dyami Mingan Namid
, played by Kdyami
--Keepers - Powerful Psionics, as well as healers. They usually bear the task of reconditioning females that have been returned by the Quartona..
--Teks - Working on almost anything from simple home appliances, to planetary shields, this field is equally staffed by both male and female Kyrie. It is the only other way females are allowed near combat.
--Disciples - Look here
for the info. Too long to add here..
---> Katra Alexion
, character pendingElsewhere
-Nihanni (More on this later, too.)
, character pending
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