H'Oskhikhil: Indigenous to Storm (1404 Reavers'
Deep), the members of this minor race
are disk-shaped, .5 meters high and 1.5 meters across. Their world's eccentric
orbit has molded their lifecycle into two major phases: the civilized adult
which, after reproducing, is consumed by the voraciously hungry juvenille.
This process has kept the race from developing an enduring technological
society until relatively recent times, when the adults have been constructing
armored, air-conditioned refuges where they can live to pass on their culture
and technology to the next generation. -rd