Because of their independent actions they were nicknamed "The Client Race That Chose". Gorillas were granted a 50,000 (that is, 215+214) hab-year leasehold on the Mulun Mountains.
The Gello were the first Clients of the Soro, but are now no longer in indenture to them. They are devoutly aligned with their Patron and great Clan.
first of the exile races of Jijo, having arrived 2000 years before the events of Brightness Reef. Wheeled creatures with four eye stalks (instead of heads) protruding from a central cavity, looking rather like "a squid in a wheelchair." Their spokes were susceptible to arthritis in old age, especially under significant gravity. Known for their talents in weaving and agility. They preferred living in zero-g satellites. The Jijo group is the last of their kind in the Five Galaxies. This delightful, unique --if impetuous --species was slaughtered by the Obeyer Alliance for a gambling debt. The self-righteous Jophur took the enthusiastic lead in the genocidal operation; destroying the G'Kek down to --and including --the rootstock (in direct contradiction of prior contractual agreements, and the feud authorization issued by the Institute for Civilized Warfare).
The five leading genocidal races in the last 215+214 hab-years are --in
descending order --the Oailie (themselves extinct by order of the
Institute for Tradition), the Tandu, the Jophur, the Brothers
of the Night (completely out of proportion to their numbers and GDP), with the Etiw coming in a distant fifth.
Third of the exile races of Jijo where they devolved. Formerly acted as Are distinguished intermediaries and negotiators between hydrogen breathing Zang (in the generic sense) and Oxygen Breathing society. However, they are waning in power as a race and the Glavers are not what they were. The Glavers have fewer colonies than they used to. Many small factions have experimented with the Path of Redemption to pay for long "forgotten" racial debts. The Glavers are a small race, reptilian in appearance. Their bulbous eyes are independent of each other, and swivel in a way disconcerting to most binocular races. The Glavers are primarily quadrepedal, and use their prehensile forked tail in concert with their hands for gripping and manipulation.
Tg.M.A.A.: They have been amenable to technological and academic exchange, and have been supportive of growing Terragen involvement in the fields of linguistics and inter-order communication, negotiation, and trade. They are a moderate people. Glavers are militarily neutral in the Alliance for Progress' troubles with militant Galactic conservatives.
One of several Uplift failures, like the Bururalli, -50,000 (215+214)
The Gooksyu are the head of the Clan of Gooksyu-Gubru. They are mostly figureheads, giving their ambitious clients authority to carry out actions in the name of the Clan.
A biped pseudo-avian species hostile to Earth. Fanatically prim about those aspects of Galactic tradition that interest them, yet they hardly seem to care at all about preserving planets and nursery worlds, only about the near-term status of their Clan. They are also known as accountants, credit counters, and humorless, selfish warriors. [Tg.M.A.A. note: in point of fact, the vast majority of Galactic O-2 sapient species can be credibly described as humorless. A sense of humor is relatively rare among Galactic sapients and is considered to be at least a moderately distasteful psycho-biological trait by the plurality of O-2 civilization. A sense of irony (almost) always accompanies a sense of humor, but also frequently occurs without what a Terragen would consider a full-blown sense of humor. The sense of irony is somewhat more common than the sense of humor, and is more widely tolerated in Galactic O-2 society.]
They are descendants of flightless birds that were as tall as chimpanzees, Gubru are gangling and stork- or crane-like, with spindly legs, bright yellow beaks, hollow bones, and sharp-taloned, feathered arms (wing remnants), yet the Gubru retain their avian elegance. A comb-like head-crest serves as a hearing organ. The majority of adults are neuter and have white feathers. Other adults have the colored plumage of royalty and have acquired full sexuality. Three candidates for royalty (Suzerains) compete with each other to prove their worth through leadership. The one with the best policies (defined empirically) will molt red and become a Queen (female) while the other two will become consorts/princes (males) and molt either blue or amber.
The three Suzerains represent the three major areas of Gubru government
--"Religion" (Propriety), Bureaucracy (Cost
& Caution), and Military (Beam and Talon). The seat of Gubru
government and home of the Royal Roost Masters is the called "The Conclave Arena". [Tg.M.A.A.: these three categories, in fact, correspond to a division of labor with
roots as far back as the proto-Gubru stock. Thus, it is more accurate to
say that the three major areas of Gubru government correspond to the divisions in any sexually-mature Gubru
triple.] Gubru view their system of government as a beautiful combination of politics,
philosophy and reproduction. It is an ancient system present before uplift, and was modified and used
by their Gooksyu Patrons. The military branch is run by Talon soldiers. Their crests are dyed to note rank and
unit. The military's symbol is an outstretched claw with three sharp
talons glistening in holographic threat. The priestly caste wear
black "torcs." In "religious" ceremonies Gubru don
ribbons of mourning for the lost Progenitors.
The Gubru are a tenacious race, bent on glory for the Clan of the Gooksyu-Gubru. They are not as violent as the Soro or Tandu, and pay strict adherence to Galactic Law and Tradition. Because of the unorthodoxy of Earthclan, they have taken it upon themselves to conquer the alliance and take the three races [Tg.M.A.A.: or at least the junior two] as Clients to finish the Uplift that they believe is only partially finished.
The Gubru are carnivorous flightless avians. Their flightless ancestors' wings developed into gripping talons, while their legs evolved for walking. The Gubru have delicate air-filled bones and sensitive sensory organs. They use base three for everything, and speak triple-redundant Galactic Three.
The proto-Gubru existed in a sexual hierarchy, with most being neuter drones. Only a few high ranking animals ever achieved sexuality. With the onset of intelligence, the Gooksyu used this natural system in tandem with intelligence for their Clients. All Gubru were born neuters after that, but with the introduction of outside hormones, they could achieve princedom or queendom. Thus, the Suzerain system began. Three leaders are chosen from each of the major governmental departments --one from Beam and Talon (military), one from Propriety ("religious"), and one from Cost and Caution (bureaucracy). These three debate policy and other ideas. They vie for superior governing policy and consensus. When the Molt is complete, the Suzerain displaying superior skills and negotiating prowess molts red and become a queen. The other two molt blue and yellow --the colors of princes. (See Gubru genetics; see also, polygamous genetics)
Gubru are always in absolute accordance to all Galactic Traditons, especially the concepts of parole and neutrality in war. They do, however, go as far as the law allows --or their own interpretations of those laws --without actually breaking it when it comes to most things. They have no love for ecology, and the clan was reprimanded for its handling of the ecology of Garth during its occupation. (See also, "Gubru Reproduction")
Tg.M.A.A.: The Ministry of Alien Affairs believes that there is a significant probability that the humiliation of Clan Gubru in the Garth incident can be used to diplomatic advantage. That is --if the situation is properly handled --we can lay the basis of a lasting detente or even minor alliance with Clan Gubru.
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