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Species Name: Dividian
Key Species Traits:
Nocturnal, faithful and pious, conservative, temperamental
Divid I (Divid Star System)
Faction(s) where found:
Luna Minoris Confederacy of Non-Aligned Worlds
2 to 3 m
Have evolved as cave dwellers
Large flabby ears, very small eyes, sensory antennae
Skin extremely sensitive to sunlight, nocturnal species
Acute sense of smell and touch
Relationships and Family Structures:
Relationships and sexual behaviour:
Parenting pairs are known as life mates.
Early childhood is spent with parents,
When child reaches 10-11 years, s/he selects a religious order to form her/him
When the child finishes the rite of completion, the child is returned to the family
In adulthood, the individual will perform the role given during formative years
Religion at the heart of society, with a central faith, the polytheistic religion Vizien (or the Faith). Dividians seek to emulate the Vizier of Stability
Each god (Viziers) represents qualities or faults of the Dividians.
Many expressions of the Faith tolerated through Viziers (Orders)
New Viziers still created to this day
Religious Government run by the Dividian Vizriag (High Elder to outsiders)
Glazenrot (High Council of Faith) is its leading assembly
Growing number of atheists is threatening the hegemony of religion
Live underground in cities which match the colours of the rock
Have started to expand above ground, but cities tend to be bland and functional
Deep distrust of Rosebourgs and Terrans owing to past violent conflict
Secular Government runs day-to-day matters with a popularly elected Counsel and Mayor at local level, and a Teutinrot (Group of Advisers) interstellar governing body.
Dividians place great importance on titles
All go through two major rites in their lifetime:
Rite of completion – a form of graduation from the religious order
Chod Nad Yral – a maturation rite, mistaken by outsiders as a marriage
In Chod Nad Yral, a male (Raquan) and female (Saran) complete the rite together. These are not necessarily mating pairs.
Common phrases used:
“May the Viziers"
Raqual - a term of endearment from an Elder to a junior Dividian; Siral is female equivalent.
Naming convention: Given name from parents. Surname is location of their Chod Nad Yral.
Outwardly pious and conservative
Can be very conflicted internally and a tendency towards violence
Deeply respectful of societal structures and achieving harmony in a group
Useable by other New Worlds team members:
Dividians by David Collins
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