In the above story I posted above, I used a member of the race I created as the main focus character. This is just a blurp about that race I made up.
A humanoid race having features relative to those of Human beings. They have near-white skin (A sort of gray color, which darkens when one becomes sick), which is cold to the touch, and also has a soft texture to it, even though in most lighting their skin looks almost reptilian-like or scaly. Over this pale, white skin, one can find ridges of hardened, darker skin which winds itself all over one’s body. It doesn’t cover the whole skin, and more so covers their bodies in a sort of way that a decorative tattoo would. Each Kalykie is born with a different ridge-pattern, varying from very sharp, geometric shapes and lines to more natural, organic shapes and curves. They say these natural patterns on their bodies are painted upon their bodies by the Creator herself, and can tell what their future will be. It is tradition to have a Reader decipher one’s patterns at birth.
A distinct feature of the Kalykie would be the dual sets of eyes they wear on their faces. The first set is put where perhaps a typical human’s eyes would be, only theirs are a bit larger. The second set is right below their first set, separated typically by a ridge of hardened skin like mentioned in the paragraph above. To a human, a Kalykie’s eyes can only be a shade of blue, ranging from a pale, icy color, to a darker shade of the same color, having a sort of fluorescent glow to them. To a Kalykie, however, one’s eyes can come in just about any color imaginable, for the color spectrum they see is different compared to the color spectrum a Human sees. They don’t appear to have pupils.
Kalykie, surprisingly, do have hair like Humans. Their hair color can only be white though, and often this gets cut off. Most Kalykie males go bald, though some keep a bit of their hair, but it is kept pretty short. The same goes with the females, though once in a while you will find a female with perhaps shoulder-length hair or longer.
Attached to the back of their heads are two antenna that hang in a downward fashion. The lengths of antenna vary with age, younglings having them pretty short, and elders having them about to their knees. Luckily, it is impossible for the antennae to grow longer than what you are tall, for otherwise there would be many Kalykie who would be running around with their super-long antennae dragging across the ground behind them. They typically stop growing after about forty human years, while they themselves can live for centuries.
An interesting thing about the Kalykie is their ability to speak to each other through their minds. Somehow, their antennae can pick up certain energies their minds make, which makes them able to read each other’s minds. They speak often in this way, though it is possible for them to speak verbally too, although those above the age of the last adolescence year are not allowed to speak verbally. The Kalykie view verbal speech as a disgrace, for it is much more efficient and better for their community to speak through each other’s minds. Once a ‘teen’ Kalykie becomes of age, their mouths are sewn shut in tradition-it shows that they are now adults, and that they have taken the vow to speak only from thought and not speech. (There is a very long and complicated history to this tradition that I will probably explain later)
The average height of a Kalykie is about seven feet tall, the shortest being six foot, and the tallest a bit taller than eight. They have five fingers on each of their hands (the second, the ring finger in human terms, typically being thicker than the other ones), and then four toes on their feet, paired off in twos. About where their ears would be are two spike-like structures, made specifically to pick up vibrations on a very wide spectrum of variation, (even though their hearing is probably just about equivalent to that of a human, if not a bit better). These protrude in a backwards direction, at a forty-five degree angle upward.
At the base of their skull, at the back of their head between their antennae, grows a small crystal-like structure beneath the skin. Here, is where their thoughts are stored if they were to become unconscious or die. The older you are, the more thoughts and memories you can store into this crystalline structure in your head. When you are dead, and it is confirmed, this crystal is taken from the body before its burial, and is added to a mosaic in the Kalykie’s main city (its name unknown for now, for I haven’t come up with a name yet, :I)(The crystals also happen to come in different colors). In different cases, if one requests it, the crystal is taken and put into an AI structure, which will have the same knowledge and personality as the person the crystal came from-but It is not the same exact person, for their soul will have returned to the Creator. It is something like the ghost of their memory, only acting upon the information stored within the crystal. This is nice for the Kalykie, for they can keep lots of old knowledge alive that would have died with the people who had it otherwise.
Edited by Mockingjay on 11/10/2012 9:52 AM PST