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Join Date: Dec 2007
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Hey Devs once you get past the server login issues. Can you create the above race and if anyone has some suggestions on creating this one from a NPC template.

The Brikarians are a species native to the planet Brikar. They have thick, rock-like skin that enables them to withstand and simply shake off disruptor blasts. Their strength is renowned -- if Zak Kebron (one of the very few Brikarians in Starfleet along with Titan officer Roakn) is any indication, they can easily lift several hundred pounds with little effort. Their equivalent of puberty involves a skin molting process wherein their old skin flakes off to reveal another surface underneath. They must wear gravity compensators in normal gravity, otherwise they'd be unable to move. Their hands have three fingers. Their average life-span is at least several hundred years. (TNG novels: Worf's First Adventure, Line of Fire, Survival)

On their home planet they didnt wear clothes.(New Frontier short story, "Stone Cold Truths" from the anthology Tales of the Dominion War.)

They used to sleep standing. (NF novel: Martyr)

Brikar pilots used to self-destruct their vessels upon crashing. (TNG novel: Survival)

Kolker is a known deity or cultural hero to some or all Brikar. Zak Kebron was among the Brikars who are known to take Kolker's name in times of surprise or wonderment. (TNG novel: Survival)

Brikar military bases used to have elaborate mosaics on the walls, which depicted various mythical and historical fights of Brikar heroes. One such hero, Eldinsa'aar had fought against a horde of enemies single-handed for twelve days, the blood of his enemies painted the ground permanently red; this is how the name of the Eldinsa'aar Plains originated. (TNG novel: Survival)

Hermats are a hermaphroditic race native to the Alpha Quadrant. In addition to having both male and female sexual organs, they also possess razor-sharp canine teeth, reflecting the predatory origins of their species. They also have a heightened olfactory sense, enabling them to track an individual by their scent. When the situation calls for it, they can run on their hands and feet, faster then typical humanoids. However, they also have a relatively short life-span, averaging just 40 years.

Hermats normally display physical traits of both genders- small feminine breasts, lithe yet muscular physiques, and facial features that have elements of both males and females. Their features tend more towards the feminine and for this reason some single-gender males, including humans often mistake Hermats for trim, slight-figured women. They also have slightly higher foreheads than humans and tend to be dark eyed.

Hermats, as a race, tend to keep to themselves. Their tendency toward segregation from the rest of the Federation is well known. While Hermats are not necessarily xenophobic, they have some difficulty relating effectively to members of other species. As of the 2370's, there were still few Hermat members of Starfleet. They are renowned for their versatility and ingenuity.

They have developed a unique set of pronouns to accommodate their dual-sex status: 'hir' rather than 'him' or 'her'; 'hish' for the possessive forms of 'his' and 'hers'; and 's/he' (with a separately accented H) rather than 'she' or 'he' to simplify communications with divided-sex species and preserve their uniqueness.

They also have a unique naming system, most likely stemming from their dual-sex status, and the fact that some Hermats have only one parent. Hermat names usually take the form of a single name followed by a number. And the number presumably indicates that the actual name in question has either been used to name that number of persons in that particular family line, or in Hermat society in general. A Hermat named "Eskat 212" would either be the 212th Eskat in their family line, or in Hermat naming history. Further research into the Hermat naming system is required to clarify this, but given their semi-xenophobic nature this is not likely to happen in the near future.

The Hermats are governed by the Hermat Directorate, ruled by the Hermat Elders.

Hermats were first introduced in New Frontier novel Into the Void, in the person of Burgoyne 172. Burgy, as s/he is known to hish friends, is currently the only Hermat command level member of Starfleet.

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