Kelpien

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  • Appearance: Mammalian; relatively tall, heavily-ridged facial structure
    • Has "threat ganglia", sensory organs which can emerge just above the ears
      • Senses bioelectric fields of nearby predators (DIS: "Battle of the Binary Stars"; DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
      • Emerges in response to apparent
  • Homeworld: Kelpia (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
  • Descends from prey species unlike majority of known intelligent species (DIS: ""Battle of the Binary Stars"; DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
  • Breathes through spiracles at base of the neck (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
  • Cultural notes
    • Fundamental believe of Kelpien culture is that everything changes, and everything ends; denying the impermanence of reality is the source of all suffering (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)