Bite-sized Backstory 1: Fundament (Destiny)
Destiny’s history starts some fifty thousands years ago within the layers of a gas giant called Fundament. Unlike the gas giants in our solar system, Fundament is host to well over five hundred different alien races.
Most of these species live in the dark beneath the outer gas layers of Fundament on a large number of continents all floating on a massive sea that is suspended between storms and gas clouds overhead and the gas giant’s increasingly thick oceans, liquid metals, and solid layers below.
We don’t learn much about the numerous inhabitants of Fundament. Only one of the five hundred plus species gets much detail.
This race of three eyed humanoids are described as the smallest, weakest things on the seas of Fundament. Living gas clouds with glowing balls at the end of long tentacles reach down from the storms above like flying anglerfish and try to eat them. Acidic rain and deadly lightning storms occur frequently and kill many of them. And even though they have cities and science and some level of seafaring technology, they sometimes wage war on each other and demand sacrifices and eat their own. Maybe worst of all, this smallest of races usually only live 8 - 10 years.
There are a few other interesting things we learn about this three-eyed race:
- They all appear to be born female.
- At around four years of age they choose to morph into one of three forms: The king morph, the knight morph, and the mother morph. Notably, mothers live significantly longer than the others, but we are not told how long.
- This race, and many of the others, did not evolve on Fundament. Instead, they arrived on the gas giant’s hidden, suspended seas when each of their planets collided with Fundament long before anyone can remember.
Unfortunately, this weak, short-lived, three-eyed race is never given a name, but they eventually rise up above their lowly station and do much to shape the world of Destiny.
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- Bite-sized Backstory 1: Fundament - Ragashingo, 2016-09-26, 21:52
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