a reply to: LucidWarrior
Thanks for the reply. It's part of a slow moving greater work. Problem is I work about 60-65 hours a week with a long commute so when I do get time
off, much of it is spent keeping up the house.
Still, I keep poking away at it.
It seems like all aliens have two arms and two legs so I wanted to create something both terrifying and bizarre. Tripidions out perform humans on
just about every level. Just like in "The Matrix", the best defense is to run and even then, you have to run in large numbers because most won't
Tripidions don't hunt humans out of necessity. They seem to kill us for the sport and/or entertainment value it provides to them. We may as well be
their ant or their roach or fly. They have no regard for us.
Tripidions have three eyes spaced evenly across their egg shaped head. Each eye operates independent of the others and each is equipped with a
biological telephoto lens. Each eye has three eye lids that work together that filters. Nothing is more freaky then watching those eyelids open and
close over those eyes when they are in telephoto mode.
They also have three ears that can hear above and below the human audio spectrum. They can turn their ears off much the way we close our eyes.
Each ear works independent of the others. Tripidions can actually listen to three conversations at the same time and understand every word spoken by
each of the three entities.
Tripidions breath, speak and eat out of three different orifices. So a Tripidion never has to take a breath when talking. Everyone knows that one
person the never shuts up. That would be nothing compared to a Tripidion.
Tripidions grow to be about 9-12 feet tall because they aren't menacing enough already.
Tripidions have three sexes and they mate by sharing spores that ooze out of the top of their egg shaped heads. It's enough to make a voyeur or
peeping tom want to walk away.
Add to it that their technology is vastly superior to ours and you realize the peril humanity is in.
While the Feditary is kind of a dark organization with questionable morality, they are kind of forced into a corner by the Tripidions.
Still, there is that small sect of people that want to escape the Feditary and live in peace. The Feditary needs every soul on every ship and the
Tripidions want every human dead.
Before Earth One was destroyed, you had these three human groups trying to survive a Tripidion attack. And none of them are successful in
Is there nothing humanity can do? The one thing we do have is hope; hope that we will survive just long enough to come across a break through that
will at least even the inter-galactic playing field in some way. Some day. Maybe.
It's tough to describe the Feditary. Think of Star Wars were "The Empire" runs the top of the organization and people like Luke Skywalker and Hans
Solo are near the bottom, fighting to stay alive and trying to make sense out of something so hopeless. The hope is that there is enough space
between "Darth Vader" and "Luke Skywalker" that the two will most likely never cross paths.
The Feditary doesn't have a mysterious "Force" but they do have amazing technology compared to what we have in the 21st century.
So I guess it's a combination of Star Wars and Battlestar Galactic combined with all the running in near hopeless fighting in The Matrix. It's not
anything like any of those but I suppose that's the best comparison.
Think of it as being a decent German living in Germany during WWII. You want to win the war and you want to survive but you really don't like
killing anyone that isn't like you. You have to in order to stay out of trouble and protect your family but secretly, you hate doing it. It's
complicated like that. Now you understand why some people illegally leave the Feditary despite the doom and peril doing so will bring.
Despite all the coming technology, the 36th century is nothing to look forward to. When every choice you have is a terrible one, what do you do?
I think the strangest thing about the Tripidions is the fact that they don't have a defined front or back like every living thing we are accustomed to
does. It's as if biology through the rule book out and created life with a completely different set of rules.
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