Yrythny

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  • Appearance: Amphibious
    • Leathery skin
      • Skin tone ranges from dark brown to greenish-gray to yellow-green (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
      • Patterned with stripes or spots (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
    • Hairless forms (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
      • Shmshu hairpieces worn to indicate rank, caste (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
    • Wide mouths (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
    • Black eyes (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
    • Frog-like skin pockets below jaw inflating and deflating as they breathe (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
    • Cartilage ridges in place of ears (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
    • Nictating membranes over eyes (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
  • Homeworld: Vanìmel
  • Biological notes
    • Uplifted by unknown species from non-sentient amphibians (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
      • Genetic sequence granting sentience known by Yrythny as the "turn key" (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
    • For first five years of life, Yrythny live within the water, gills transitioning to lungs (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
      • Known as younglings during this period (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
      • After this period, permanently air-breathers (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
    • Skin health is dependent on high levels of humidity (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
    • Mating time hits suddenly, marked by eruption of blue starburst pattern on palms (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
  • Cultural notes
    • Yrythny food
    • Yrythny faith
      • Focused on worship of the Other (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
    • Society divided into two castes (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
      • Houseborn (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
        • Those who return to their parents' spawning grounds after hatching (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
      • Wanderers (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
        • Those who fail to return to their parents' spawning grounds (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
        • Believed less capable as a result, though noted for engineering and technological skill (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
        • Males sterilized as children (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
        • Females branded, tattooed at age ten to prevent misidentification as Houseborn (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
          • Cannot be sterilized without inflicting permanent physiological damage (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
            • Thus required to take hormonal supplements in adulthood to prevent maturation of reproductive system (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
          • Relatively recent tradition, replacing tradition of slaughtering females upon arrival at Houses (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
      • Romantic relationships between castes considered taboo since Yrythny prehistory (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
    • Members of romantic unions known as consorts (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)
  • Technological notes
    • By the 24th century, at approximately the equivalent of 22nd century Sol-local technological development (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit)