The People of Kutath
Kutathi, Mri, Yin Mri
The Kutathi, who call themselves Mri, are a warrior race by design. The Mri are a humanoid species, tall and slender. Their skin is golden in color and their hair is coarse and light brown, generally worn shoulder-length. Their eyes are yellow, with epicathic folds and a functional nictitating membrane to protect them against wind-blown grit. Their ears are slightly pointed, with a tuft of hair at the tip resembling that of a Lynx. Though they look nearly identical to them Humans are physically stronger, but the Mri are much faster, longer living, and more intelligent than humans.
The Mri are divided into 3 classes Kel and Sen, and Kath. The Kel are the warrior caste they are chosen to be the fighting front of the Mri. The Sen make up for the religious, economic, and legislative areas of Mri society. The Kath caste are the women not in the Kel or Sen and the children. Men who fail to meet the requirements for the Kel or the Sen are executed or abandoned by age 12, women who fail to meet Kel or Sen are either deemed needed for the Kath or they join the men who also failed in death.
For their entire recorded history the Mri were known to be one of the very few force sensitive species. Recently with the help of a mutation in the 3rd strand of Mri DNA it was revealed that shortly before recorded history there was a mutation that changed Mri DNA and gave the entire race force sensitivity. Before that point it is known that the Mri had the same genetic coding as they do now with the hyperactive nervous system which can absorb energy, project energy, send nerve impulses to other creatures that is in synchronization with that creature's own nervous system, and overload the nervous system of a creature by filling it with nerve impulses that shut down parts of the body. Along with this came a total loss of the force to the species. They can be described as force absent similar to the Yuuzhan Vong.
The origins of the Mri have been revealed in recent years. During the first ASHEN invasion of the Universe they experimented with primitive life forms such as viruses. During one experiment on a small planet near the edge of the galaxy they created a being that was capable of complex thought. Before they could start taking these creatures from the surface they were forced to retreat by an Archonic war fleet in the region. This led to the rise of the Mri civilization after they learned to farm the terrible planet there inherited.
Symbiote of the Mri
A great deal of research went into the reproductive abilities of the Symbiote. It has the capacity to pass itself onto the young of any female carrying a Symbiote even if the male does not, but if the male carries a Symbiote and the female does not the Symbiote within the sperm cell so of the male see the female's cells as invaders and proceeds to destroy them killing the female. If both parents have the symbiote the female's symbiote kills the male symbiote before it gets established to kill the female and proceeds to spawn withing the growing child or children. This means that a Symbiote is inheritable from the mother's side and could be a way to tell who is related to who.
Along with those benefits the Symbiote also works to keep its host in perfect condition. The symbiote sees any diviation from a healthy body as a bad thing. To keep itself going the Symbiote lives off off the digestive and respiratory systems of the host so it can attain all its nutrients to keep it healthy. To the Symbiote it it just protecting its living environment from harm. It has the ability to pull its host out of shock by tightening around the arteries. One such oddity is that the symbiote sees the force as a threat to the body. It emits a field at about 2 m from the body which negates force abilities similar to that of the Ysalamiri ability, except it projects the Mri's force absence instead of a force bubble.
One of the interesting features about the symbiote is the way it defines aging. To the Symbiote Aging is simply another disease to be eradicated. Normal biological creatures DNA eventually wear out and 'forget' how to regenerate themselves.The symbiote makes sure that the host's body doesn't forget. This potentially extends the life expectancy of a Mri by thousands of years possibly to no natural death. Between the ability to stay perpetually young and live nearly forever a Mri is in top physical condition at all times.
Major wounds can also be healed up quite quickly because of the symbiote. Anything that does not immediately kill a Mri will not kill them. The Symbiote can extend its protoplasmic ooze across the wound sealing it from outside infection while consuming the invading organisms already there while it kick starts the body's regular regenerative abilities. The Symbiote can effectively live while its host is unconscious without harming the host so long as the host is spoon fed every few hours.
The Xanthiri, Zahe Mri
In addition to their physical traits, they also are born fully formed and as an adult. They too, don't age giving them exceedingly long(projected) lifespans. This is because of the Symbiote which they evolved and have retained many traits of including the abilities for their bodies to digest and make use of chemicals, bacteria, and viruses which would normally kill them. A pair sub-species have been identified. One creates a fast acting lethal Neuro-toxin which has killed large creatures weighing four tons or more in less than two hours. The other, retains the nervous system which their Mri ancestors have. The Neuro-toxin subspecies is the more commonplace and it is rare to see one of the nervous system subspecies in the military, but it isn't unheard of. Implants for their species were created as soon as the first ones began landing on Lesath for business.
The species has a strange genetic defect that produces an 95% female population, making males of the race much more rare. Food is not projected to be a problem as they can and do use photosynthesis when on planets. Many of the ships that are being built for them have an added section on them that will allow them to absorb sunlight from a nearby star.
Mu'Zahe Mri: Toxin Xanthiri
Hal'Zahe Mri: Nervous System Xanthiri
In their natural state, a Kurian is little more than a large purple colored octopus with bat wing shaped flaps on their heads. While they are not for hearing it is assumed to be a vestigial limb, though they tend to die when these are torn off.
Standing over 12 feet tall Grogs are powerful and intimidating creatures. What they have in size, speed, and power; they lack in intelligence. The greatest Grog thinkers are said to be able to plan out events five days in advance while the average Grog wakes up surprised every morning. Their great off set to this is their incredible learning rate. Fortunately what the grogs don't consciously remember their body remembers for them. When dealing with weapons and armor of almost any kind the Grogs seem to be able not only to use it, but to improve it as they see fit. Because of Grogs, many Xanthiri Politicians are cautious as to their breeding habits, each returning warrior male gets his select of three wives plus one for each scalp he returns with. Because of this, Grogs breed fast despite having large portions of their population wiped out every few decades or so.
The Drone sex is sterile and produced as a means of work for a Phyrexian hive. They do not have the psionics which the other sexes exhibit and do not get called to battle unless on the defensive. Approx. 20% population.
The Female sex is the predominate form of the Phyrexian, similar to the Xanthiri DNA which was added to the mixture. There is a 55% population rate of Females they tend to be in battle or in the hive structures ordering drones about. They reproduce asexually or sexually. Asexually creates another female while sexually produces a drone. Females have psionic abilities which allow for levitation of themselves and objects beneath 30 tons. They are also able to tap into the energies of rift space creating a storm of gravitational energy which is capable to tearing apart beings and crushing diamonds into a single dense grain of dust. Alongside this the Female Phyrexians do have four arms, while they are smaller and more frail appearing than that of the Drone, they are known to use them in feats of extraordinary strength lifting a Fafnir mech straight up and throwing it fifty meters onto its back. They possess a nervous system capable of overpowering that of another being giving them control over the bodies and movements of that being. During testing hundreds of Kurian scientists went missing only to be found months later inside the Phyrexian hive working alongside the drones.
The Male sex is the strongest of the forms. It gets much of its DNA from samples collected across the known multiverse. There are rumors of the Kurians splicing Mri and Necropyre DNA into the base Genome of the species. Male Phyrexians make up the remaining 25% of the population and serve as frontline shock troops similar to what the Reapers were before them. They can reproduce sexually and asexually, sexually creating a drone and asexually creating another male. They have the capability to lift by hand 1400 tons and throw it a distance of 120 meters. Their bodies continually excrete an aerosol form of HIV making them dangerous to human populations wherever they are deployed. Their own psionic abilities give them similar levitation as the female sex and they can project their nervous system's energies across a broad area creating an electrical storm tearing apart enemy infantry and overwhelming the energy systems of tanks.
The physical body of all the Phyrexians is immensely powerful. Their skeletal structure is an organic carbon structure similar to diamonds giving it a very high durability, but better flexibility. Muscles made of nanoweave carbon fibers give them their exceedingly high level of strength. Their skin is studded with the diamond-like structures resulting in the dark gray formations protruding from their skin. There are smaller structures in the remainder of the skin giving them a rough texture to their skin and the ability to kill many enemies simply by landing atop of them. The Phyrexians have successfully had the symbiote transferred into them giving them the 2 meter force negation bubble from their bodies. They are similar to the Reapers in that they can sense living creatures across hundreds of miles of area, this is slighly weakened by sunlight.
The Phyrexians live off of both the blood of their victims and the connection to a master. Phyrexian hives are essentially slaved to a single individual who can command the entire hive to do something. The first hive was delivered to Queen Ariel I on Vir 24 3790. The IXN's top leaders recieved them next. Front line commanders are expected to be given access to them on Gyre 12, 3791.
Reapers are controlled by a commanding officer of the MIA or IKN. They will control groups of 13. The Reapers feed off of blood of any living creature other than another reaper, which would kill it. During a kill the Reaper would unlatch its jaw, while holding its victim in a tight death embrace, and unleash its syringe like tongue into the middle of the breastbone or through the back of the spine entering the heart to drain the victim of their blood and also of their vital aura, which would be transmitted back to their keeper to be used as they see fit. A reaper only needs to be fed once in a 7 day period. Shortly after feeding the reaper will appear almost drunk if its controller is not skilled. After a feeding kill the reaper will be instructed to find a safe place out of the sun to hide. Sunlight doesn't kill them, it simply weakens the connection between the reaper and its controller.
Reapers, as said before, are sexless. They have no genitalia whatsoever. They do wear a type of robe though. The Reaper Robe is a black fireproof material with kinetic resistant properties. During heated combat the cloth's properties will protect the wearer by converting incoming kinetic energy into potential energy effectively causing the round to be useless. This only works at extremely close range and only where the robe covers. The robe covers from the legs to the mid neck, top of the head and the back of the head. The open areas are around the face, hands, and feet. Reapers wear a kind of boot that enhances their leaping ability with an anti-gravitational device that activates when the reaper's muscles tense to jump. Reapers with the device have jumped a full 300 yards while reapers without have jumped only 60 yards. Reapers are poor swimmers and tend to make alot of noise. In all other areas of physical activities they exceed expectations.
Reaper Sensory organs are almost the exact same as their creators. Only difference is the primary information gathering. While most sentient species will be visually adept the Reapers are Vital Aura adept. They can view the world based on the concentration of Vital Aura, this gives them a better idea as to where an enemy may be as opposed to a holographic display. Like the connection to their controller, their senses weaken when in sunlight.
Originating from the planet Cyhele in the MS-1 Universe. The Cyhelenes are a mainly aquatic race that appear similar to Cephalopods of Earth. They have the capability to be on land in humid climates where their skin can absorb water. They can survive in both fresh water and salt water. They are very intelligent and make use of their brain capacity in many ways. Their eye sight both underwater and above water is phenomenal as is their hearing below water, while it is just below average above water. They have no sense of smell, but do have the ability to detect electromagnetic waves.
They walk on four of their arms while using the other four to preform other functions. Thanks to their large brain capacity they are able to multi-task without much extra thought or need of attention.
In their history they were a collective of guilds and science organizations that were reaching out into space when enslaved by the Mri. Within 100 years of being enslaved they figured that they could revolt on their planet, which had very little land, which at one point they were working on removing. They fought a revolution for 300 years before the Xanthiri overthrew the Mri and made peace with the Cyhelenes who became their own System-State.
Their migration to FB-1 was a long drawn out process that involved them pleading with the Xanthiri to be allowed in once they realized their universe was collapsing. Eventually their pleas were answered and 2.5 billion of them were given permission to move into the Oceans of the planets Kesrith controls. Their only above ground cities are on the planet Kur, which is very humid allowing their skin to maintain moisture.
Originally from MS-1 the Leonin homeworld council signed over their race to Kesrith in return for saving them from the Universal Collapse. Ranging in size from 6'2" and 7' the Leonin are a large and powerfully built race. They are known as tireless workers and had helped build some of the great engineering feats of the Mri Empire. Despite their ferocious demeanor the Leonin haven't had a powerful military since the conquest during which the future Mri'anth, Atyos, led the attack on foot.
The Leonin culturally are bound to tradition. A Leonin Pride consists of the entire village or city they are born into and they seldom leave this group until they come of age when they are forced to choose a new pride to be accepted into as their passage into adulthood.
When they do fight Leonin are always fight in a group. Each Pride will send a certain percentage of its warriors to wage war for them and to win honors. Males and Females all fight when it comes time for battle and instinct makes they excellent irregular combat specialists.