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Empire of Stars

A Raythe Reign Encyclopedia

Arranged by Anikó Juhász

 

Content:

Main • Humans • Altaeth/Precursor • Illumen Alliance • Thaf’ell • Khul • Other Alien Species/Worlds



Main

Pilot Jace Parker (jay-ss)

Species: Human

Pronouns: He/him

Siblings: Only Child

Father: Captain Jack Parker

Mother: Colonel Diane Parker

Hair Colour: Dark brown, like a Haseon Sunrise

Eye Colour: Gray, the colour of storms.

Skin Colour: Fair

Description: Has lived most of his life “impeded by crippling tinnitus and migraines.” Has best friend Sami who has stuck by his side and accepts him as he is. He is a sci-fi/pop culture nerd and makes lots of movie references. He is courageous, decisive, brave, righteous, doesn’t take crap from others, and caring. Jace is very protective of his family, of humanity, and anyone that he loves and gets along with. He adores Gehenna. Is ‘changed’ by the Osiris into the Pilot.

 

Commander Khoth Voor (caw-th)

Species: Thaf’ell

Alien Type: Humanoid

Pronouns: He/him

Siblings: Daesah Voor, Older Sister - (Deceased)

Father: Thadden Voor

Mother: Nova Voor

Hair Colour: Flowing White

Eye Colour: Blue, like the “purest of skies”

Skin Colour: Blue

Description: Has lived his life fighting for the Illumen Alliance against the Khul. He risked his life, and that of his crew, ending his sister’s life as she was captured and infected by the Khul. He was consequently exiled to Earth for ignoring the Rule. He is highly mindful of his balance between his Xi and Xa. He bears ta’na on his back, but was also granted special dispensation for the one on his face above his right eyebrow.

 

Colonel Diane Parker

Species: Human

Pronouns: She/her

Occupation: Head of military air base, Area 67 as Colonel

Spouse: Jack Parker

Children: Jace Parker

Hair Colour: Curly (?) brown

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Description: Jace’s Mother and wife to Jack Parker, Diane is a straight-laced woman who cares deeply for her family. She is brave, caring, and is much like a Thaf’ell in her manner. She still carries a great guilt about what happened to Jace when he was still in her womb, thinks that she caused him great suffering, and so she worries a lot for and about him. She is a straightforward person, hiding her caring under her ‘armor’ and is more in tune with her Xa.

 

Captain Jack Parker

Species: Human

Pronouns: He/him

Occupation: Experimental test pilot at Area 67

Spouse: Diane Parker

Children: Jace Parker

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Description: Jace’s father and husband to Diane Parker, Jack is loving, caring, brave, and a decisive person. He loves his family and can be easy –going when not working. Worries for Jace and is highly in tune with his Xi, which helps him be a great pilot. Respects his wife a lot and gets along with Thammah.

 

High Councillor Nova Voor

Species: Thaf’ell

Alien Type: Humanoid

Pronouns: She/her

Occupation: Highest rank in Illumen Alliance, High Councillor

Spouse: Thadden Voor

Children: Daesah Voor, Oldest (Deceased); Khoth Voor, Youngest

Hair Colour: White

Eye Colour: Deep Blue

Skin Colour: Lakatch Blue

Description: Met Thadden in the military as he came under her command. She married Thadden and had her children with him, Daesah and Khoth, and she depends greatly on her husband. She cares deeply for her family, but hides it well, she does well to balance her Xi and Xa, but may often be seen to lean more towards her Xa as it helps sustain her position as High Councillor. Highly decorated; her back is full of ta’na so she was granted special dispensation, so her ta’na fill half of her face.

 

Thadden Voor (thah-dden)

Species: Thaf’ell

Alien Type: Humanoid

Pronouns: He/him

Occupation: Justiciar

Spouse: Nova Voor

Children: Daesah Voor, Oldest (Deceased); Khoth Voor, Youngest

Hair Colour: White

Eye Colour: Blue

Skin Colour: Blue

Description: Met Nova when he was in the military and came under her command. He married Nova and later, when his children were born, he left the military to become a Justiciar, so that he and Nova wouldn’t orphan their children if something happened to them while they were both in the military. He cares deeply for his children and is a master at balancing his Xi and Xa.

 

High Commander Daesah Voor (Day-suh) - Deceased

Species: Thaf’ell

Alien Type: Humanoid

Pronouns: She/her

Occupation: High Commander of the military of the Illumen Alliance

Siblings: Khoth Voor, younger brother

Hair Colour: White

Eye Colour: Blue

Skin Colour: Blue

Description: She was a highly intelligent and skilled High Commander of the Illumen Alliance, believed to have been in line for promotion to High Councillor, surpassing her mother in her abilities. Knew how to balance her Xi and Xa well, but showed more of her Xi when she was with Khoth and as a result had a highly intelligent and unconventional way of thinking; something akin to what humans refer to as a “gut feeling.” Loved her brother a lot and probably knew him better than he knows himself; valiant soldier for justice. Was taken overrun by the Khul, in a seeming ambush, and infected; Khoth went into the Khul ship and put her to rest.

 

Flight Commander Thammah Pyrrhus (thaw-muh pie-russ)

Species: Thaf’ell

Alien Type: Humanoid

Pronouns: She/her

Hair Colour: Short & white

Eye Colour: Blue

Skin Colour: Blue

Description: Thammah is wildly into her Xi and seems to have no Xa, but Khoth recognizes the great ability it gives her as a great pilot. She is friends with Jack Parker and follows the command of Col. Diane Parker. She was exiled to Earth like Khoth, and though the reason for her exile is unknown, Khoth thinks it’s because she is “reckless, defies authority, and follows her Xi. She is spunky, daring, boisterous, brave, and creative. She is always willing to help and raring to go for another adventure. She says things like they are, no fear, just pleasant directness.

 

Gehenna

Species: A.I.

Pronouns: She/her

Partner: Jace Parker

Status: Was trapped in the Osiris as a prisoner

Form: Cleaning Bot (Currently)

Description: Currently inhabits the form of a cleaning bot and can talk to Jace in his head as they are psychically and physically linked. Can control some of the Osiris functions, but she and Osiris don’t get along very well. She is funny, intelligent, confident, determined, and caring. She has Jace’s best interests at heart. Also, possible intergalactic prisoner.

 

Osiris

Species: A.I. (?)

Pilot: Jace Parker

Status: Currently repairing itself; made Jace the Pilot

Ship Class: Colossus

Material: Calcanth

Description: Highly intelligent and hyper-focused on “the mission.” Tried making Jace the Pilot when he was still in the womb, but did not succeed until years later. The Osiris seems to be a warship whose sole purpose is defeating the Khul; can only function with the Pilot. Was made by the Altaeth. Is the only colossus-class ship that has been found by the Illumen Alliance.

 

Metal Rain

Culture: Altaeth

Weapon Type: Light/laser beam Cylinder (?)

Description: This cylindrical weapon opens its “petals” and rains a harsh light/laser that can destroy fleshy beings, like the Khul it destroyed. Weapon originates from the Osiris and is Alteath in creation.

 

Storm Spike

Culture: Altaeth

Owner: Jace Parker

Ship Class: Paladin

Description: One of many paladin-class ships aboard the Osiris; made by the Altaeth.



Humans

Walter

Species: Human

Pronouns: He/him

Hair Colour: White and wispy/bald

Eye Colour: Blue

Skin Colour: 

Occupation: Owner of the Con-Ve

Grandchildren: Jenny

Description: Walter is Jace’s kind boss who is in his seventies. He needed Jace to cover for him at the store so he could attend his granddaughter’s birthday. He and his family are saved by Jace when the Khul attack.

 

Sami

Species: Human

Pronouns: She/her

Siblings: George, Younger Brother

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Skin Colour: Brown

Description: Sami met Jace in their sophomore year of high school and they’ve been best friends ever since. She is a member of the Navajo Nation and as such, she stayed in Sunrise because that is where her life and tribe reside. She and six-year-old George like to happily stick together.

 

George

Species: Human

Pronouns: He/him

Siblings: Sami, Older Sister

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Skin Colour: Brown

Description: George loves his older sister and they both like to hang out together. He’s six years old, likes Jace, and is also a member of the Navajo Nation.

 

General Intoshkin (in-taw-sh-kin)

Species: Human

Pronouns: He/him

Occupation: General of U.S. Military (?), Diane’s boss

Hair Colour: Brown (?)

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Skin Colour Dark Brown

Description: Opportunistic general as far as bulking up humanity’s defenses against alien invasion and in the wake of abandonment by the Alliance. He wants to have Jace analyzed by scientists and researchers so that he could potentially create other super-human soldiers. Does not want aliens in human business and has humanity’s best interests at heart above all.

 

Doctor Helen Rancic (ran-sick)

Species: Human

Pronouns: She/her

Occupation: Scientist for the Osiris

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Description: Doctor Rancic used to work on the Osiris as part of the human research team that was trying to delve into the technology and secrets of the ship. Gehenna thought she’d make a good pilot, but the Osiris used her as bait.

 

Timmy Grace

Species: Human

Pronouns: He/him

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Description: At eleven years old, Timmy is a shy boy who’s best friends with Danny Wilson. He lives in the trailer parks at the edge of town. He has slightly sticky, guilty fingers.

 

Danny Wilson

Species: Human

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Description: At eleven years old, Danny is a small “toad” who’s got extra sticky fingers, who’s best friends with Timmy Grace. Danny’s parents are “as rich as gods” but he likes to steal with malice anyways.

 

Mrs. Lo

Species: Human

Grandchildren: Three Grandchildren

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Description: She’s a sweet, elderly lady who used to run the laundry. She used to make Jace homemade dumplings. She was abducted by the Khul and infected with the larvae.



Altaeth/Precursors

Altaeth (all-ta-eeth/ al-tay-eth)? a.k.a. The Precursors

Species: Alteath

Physical Characteristics: Unknown

Description: An ancient race of peoples known to be the sworn enemies of the Khul, whom they had previously fought to defeat, but didn’t see victory in the future, so they switched to defense. One day, they mysteriously disappeared and are believed to be long dead. They left behind all of their weapons, gates, ships, and other technology, the only known tech to be able to fight the Khul.

 

Thausia (thah-u-see-uh)

Culture: Altaeth

Description: Thausia is an abandoned Altaeth world and believed to be the place where Osiris was built along with other unusual Alteath technology and artifacts. Dr. Lafrei was head of the research team on Thausia.

 

Seeded Species

Culture: Altaeth

Description: Seeded Species are any species that the Altaeth had “born” into the universe. The Thaf’ell and Neenda are only a couple of the many species the Altaeth “seeded.”

 

Calcanth

Culture: Altaeth

Technology Type: Metal Material

Description: Calcanth is a type of metal that the Altaeth used for most of their technology, from the Gates, to the Paladin-class ships and the Osiris. It seems to be a metal that can withstand most trauma/ damage. The Osiris’ damaged hull seems to be an internal explosion of some sort that caused it to crash. The Altaeth were generous with their use of Calcanth.

 

Gates

Culture: Alteath

Description: Gates allow travel across vast distances of space and were created by the Altaeth. Travel to other planets, and all of the Illumen Alliance, would be impossible for anyone, including the Khul, so they are left alone and not destroyed. They are also made of calcanth, like much of Altaeth technology.

 

Rahir (ra-heer)

Culture: Altaeth

Weapon Type: Laser Sword

Description: Rahir’s are ancient Alteath technology that the Illumen Alliance was able to scavange from other ships and places where they have found Altaeth technology. A rahir is known to be “a long-bladed weapon with its cutting laser edge.”

 

Draagves (drog-vus)

Culture: Altaeth

Weapon Type: Mine Gun

Description: Draagves are another weapon the Illumen Alliance has scavenged of the Altaeth technology to help fight the Khul. A draagves is known to be a “laser rifle with the ability to launch mines.”

 

Skasha Missles (ska-n-shuh)?

Culture: Altaeth

Weapon Type: Missile

Description: These missiles are loaded on paladin-class ships in order to aid them in battle.



Illumen Alliance

The Illumen Alliance

Culture: Varied

Description: The Illumen Alliance is an organization that is host to many planets and species that are all connected by the Gates. They work together to protect their collective territory from invasion by the Khul, but the Khul have been especially aggressive in their infestation of planets that they are rapidly losing territory to them. They are in dire need of a grand form of help.




Thaf’ell

Thaf’ell (tha-fell)

Species: Thaf’ell

Alien Type: Humanoid

Description: The Thaf’ell are a race of blue-skinned aliens whose home world is Haseon. They are highly methodical and logical, balancing their Xi and Xa and believe themselves to be superior beings and a superior species. (They view this as fact, not opinion). One’s Xi can only be shown to their significant other.

 

Haseon (Haa-see-un)

Culture: Thaf’ell

Description: Haseon is the center of the Illumen Alliance and where the Council resides, as well as Khoth’s and all of the Thaf’ell’s homeworld. It is a planet that “glows yellow-gold and blue.” Its forests are a green that is reflected in Gehenna’s cleaning-bot-head.

 

Rule of Duuskukeh (Doo-kesh-kuh/Dew-kesh-kuh)

Culture: Thaf’ell

Law Type: Highest

Description: This rule is that of “the many above the one.” The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one; one person is not as important as the group. “The needs of the society were greater than the need of the individual.” Breaking the Rule is absolutely verboten and can earn the rule breaker exile, the worst of all punishments. Khoth does and does not break the Rule for Daesah, and he seems to break and not break it for Jace as well.

 

Xi (zee)

Culture: Thaf’ell

Description: Xi encompasses the emotional and “gut” feelings a being has. The Thaf’ell do not express their Xi openly in public and only reserve such emotions for their most dear significant others. Otherwise, to express Xi openly is to be seen as being out of control of oneself. Those who have an abundance of Xi that allows them to be wonderfully creative, such as poets and artists, are given the freedom to do so and do such service to their culture.

 

Xa (zaah)

Culture: Thaf’ell

Description: Xa encompasses logic, consideration, restraint and fact. It is seen as the proper behavior to have your Xa in balance with your Xi, but overabundance of reliance on this energy may lead to behavior and decisions that have no “heart” or consideration for others behind them. Xa has a cool-headedness about it.

 

Councillor Ardath Ulgex (ool-gex)

Species: Thaf’ell

Alien Type: Humanoid

Pronouns: She/her

Hair Colour: White

Eye Colour: Blue

Skin Colour: Blue

Description: Councillor on the High Council for the Illumen Alliance, High Councillor Nova Voor’s second. She covets Nova’s position and therefore looks for ways to undermine her. (?) She leans very much to her Xi.

 

Councillor Esik Bhilkairs (es-sik bill-kars)

Species: Thaf’ell

Alien Type: Humanoid

Pronouns: He/him

Hair Colour: White

Eye Colour: Blue

Skin Colour: Blue

Description: Oldest councilor on the council. He seems to be able to sense the truth in all situations; very wise. Leans towards a good balance of Xi and Xa.

 

Tribunal

Culture: Illumen Alliance

Description: This is much like a court or disciplinary hearing, but overseen and judged by the Council.

 

Justiciar (jus-tih-car)

Culture: Thaf’ell

Description: “There is meaning to all things.” This is a common phrase among Justiciars, one of ancient origin and with new meaning as the years go by. A Justiciar’s philosophy is that “the Rules’ language had specific and concrete meanings.” Thadden Voor became a Justiciar after his children were born.

 

Exarch (ex-ark)

Culture: Altaeth

Owner: Khoth Voor

Ship Class: Paladin

Description: The Exarch is a mysterious little ship that knows its Khoth’s desires and feelings. Khoth was going to give it the name of one of Haseon’s moons, but Daesah told him that Exarch was its name. The Exarch can also appears to have the ability to communicate with Gehenna.

 

Alarion (a-lair-ee-un)

Culture: Altaeth

Owner: Daesah Voor

Ship Class: Saber

Description: Daesah’s ship that she piloted when she was subsequently overrun by Khul ships.

 

Kryptoria (crip-tore-ee-uh) - (Deceased)

Culture: Altaeth

Owner: Thammah Pyrrhus

Ship Type: Paladin

Description: The Kryptoria is Thammah’s old ship that got blown to smithereens by the Khul as she fought them off just outside of Earth’s atmosphere. It is paladin-class. The Kryptoria went out in style taking two Khul ships down with her.

 

Ta’na (ta-nah)

Culture: Thaf’ell

Description: Ta’na are tattoos/marks of victory that the Thaf’ell military traditionally put on their backs. One must be granted a special dispensation to display their ta’na on their face. Nova Voor’s back became so full, that she was granted the dispensation and the ta’na now fill half of her face. Khoth was also granted a dispensation, but only for one battle, the rest are marked on his back. These are an honour given that can also be taken away with dishonourable conduct.

 

Selchilite (sell-shell-ee-tay)

Culture: Thaf’ell

Description: beads that are secured in a Thaf’ell’s hair to show a family’s station in society. Both Daesah and Khoth are known to have these special beads in their hair, so many they clack when they move their heads. Thammah has shorn her hair, so she has no selchilite, which could indicate being the last of her line with no living family or that she had been cut off.

 

Vakh (va-kh)

Culture: Illumen Alliance / Thaf’ell (?)

Description: The vakh is the table of the Council of the Illumen Alliance based on Haseon, that is suspended in the air twenty feet above the ground. 

 

Lakatch (la-caw-ch)

Culture: Thaf’ell

Plant Type: Flower

Description: A beautiful blue flower that blooms plentifully on Haseon. Nova Voor’s skin is the colour of this flower.

 

Protein Paste

Culture: Thaf’ell

Food Type: Paste

Description: Thammah and Khoth carry these with them as meals on-the-go, as they are nutrient-rich, when they are in their ships and in battle. Emergency rations. This paste is not for human consumption, as evidenced by Jack Parker’s one and only try of protein paste and his being violently sick.



Khul

Khul (cool)

Species: Khul

Alien Type: Bug

Ship Organization: Swarm > Hive > Pod (?)

Description: A vile species that invades worlds to abduct the population to infect with their growing larvae to begin the process of softening for their consumption. Victims, once infected, are highly contagious; once abducted, the victims can no longer be saved. They are very persistent, aggressive, and organic bug-species.

 

Omull (o-mool)

Species: Khul

Alien Type: Bug

Description: At over 7ft tall, Omull have bodies that are covered in shiny, black carapace, a circular done with dozens of eyes that look in every direction, circular mouths ringed with sharp teeth, tentacles with mouths that sprout from a point at the back of their necks, at the top of their spine.

 

Cetix (see-tics)

Species: Khul

Alien Type: Bug

Description: Cetix have hundreds of centipede-like legs, a segmented body, and have a central maw large enough to swallow a human whole.

 

Thylacine (thigh-luh-seen)

Culture: Khul

Ship Class: Thylacine

Description: The Khul’s Thylacine-class fighters are u-shaped crafts with lasers on the front edge, blue force fields at the front of the ships and carry two, massive canons at the tips. Like everything else they have and fly, these ships were organically grown by the Khul.

 

Hive

Culture: Khul

Ship Type: “Mothership”

Description: The Hive contains the means to transport the abducted Khul food source and houses all the pods they send down to planet surfaces.

 

Swarm

Culture: Khul

Ship Type: Made up of many Hives

Description: Swarms are a large gathering of Hives and all ships are organically grown by the Khul.

 

Other Alien Species/Worlds

Neenda (neen-duh)

Species: Neenda

Alien Type: Aquatic

Description: The Neenda are an aquatic species that are able to read the memories of the person who created an object by simply touching that object. They do well to read the objects of many species in the Alliance, but hey have trouble with Altaeth/Precursor technology. It is believed that they are a “Seeded Species that is too distant from the Altaeth to understand their thoughts.”

 

Doctor Kantor Lafrei (LAH-fray)

Species: Neenda

Alien Type: Aquatic

Pronouns: She/her

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Occupation: Head scientist of the project on Thausia

Description: Scientist in charge of deciphering the “life” of all Altaeth/Precursor technology on the Altaeth world of Thausia. As a Neenda, she is able to read the memories from the Altaeth technology. Daesah wrote about her and Thausia in connection with Osiris, the colossus ship that seems to be the only warship the Altaeth created.

 

Icith (IS-sith)

Species: Icith

Alien Type: Unknown

Description: The Icith are gigantic, space-faring species. They are gentle and peaceful and cannot fight. Their job, as a part of Illumen Alliance, is to locate the Gates, and they do so with “alacrity that no other species in the Alliance could match.”

 

Dracelea (druh-sell-ee-uh)

Culture: Dracelean (?)

Description: Dracelea is a planet and a part of the Illumen Alliance. Daesah and Khoth went there on a report of suspected Khul activity near the planet.

 

Neccuk (ne-cook)

Species: Neccuck

Description: Viewed as a lesser species that follows their “gut” like the humans do.

 

Zols/Xols (zo-llz)

Species: Zols/Xols

Description: They always sweat.

 

Narlacc (GNAR-lack)

Species: Narlacc

Description: They sweat a lot.

 

Ode (o-duh)

Species: Ode

 

Grillix

Species: Grillix



 

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