The natives of the planet Thisa call themselves Thisus. Their world is cold and craggu, often swept by bitter winds and chilling storms. The Thisus are a large, blubbery people covered in white fur who live in caves along the shores of the planet’s icy seas. Though adapted for swimming, they are air-breathers who can seal their eyes and snouts for long periods for swimming. Nations on Thisa are largely theocratic in nature, led by Elders who partake in hallucinogenic rituals. These Elders, believe that in their rituals they enter a mystic realm called the Aoaoba (literally the “Always and More”) in which they can communicate with their ancestors. Roughly a hundred years ago Thisus developed rocketship technology, with which they have reached several of their planet’s moons and neighboring planets.
Son of a Long Past the operator of a large electricity farm. Electricity on Thisa is mostly provided by large turbines that harness the ocean’s tidal forces. Instead of living in caves on the shore, like most of the species, Long Past and her workers have an anchored raft floating above the turbines where they live when not diving down to work.
Does Not Talk, who in spite of his name is fully capable of speech, is a waylus breeder. Wayluses are a large fish-like animal used as a beast of burden. Does Not Talk’s stock of wayluses have a good reputation, a result of them being entered in waylus games, events such as races or pulling heavy weights, and frequently winning. Though there is no form of currency on Thisa, all transactions governed by Elders, Does Not Talk gets treated with extreme respect for the high quality of merchandise, and is given extra consideration when the Elders dole out rewards.
Rememberer of Stories is an scientist who studies the remains of Thisar, giant mammalian-style animals that lived on Thisa millions of years ago. Though the Thisar fossils were discovered ten generations ago, the fact that they are primarily located on land has made it difficult for Thisus to study them. Instead, Thisus have simply debated what the existence of these large extinct creatures says about their place in the universe. Rememberer and other such scientists don’t care so much about that debate, or at very least want more information first.
A Fact About Thisus: The range of hearing for Thisus is much lower than that of humans, and their speech is ranged down accordingly. If a Thisus were to speak to a human, the sound would be too low for human ears to pick it up. If a human tried to speak to a Thisus, the noise would be too high.
Planet Zesstak is home to a species that have used their technology to become a unique sort of dual-bodied entities: two forms combined by a single consciousness. Unfortunately, the rulers of the planet are violent dictators intent on conquering other worlds, so this fascinating technology is primarily used to create soldiers sent to other planets. The tradition is to send a single soldier to a world targetted for invasion, one of a their forms being a shape known to be successful on the target planet and the other to be a flying serpent creature. If the lone soldier finds the planet worthy of conquest, and can beat the locals into a weakened state, a much larger fleet is sent as a follow-up. The Zesstak species has gone to war with several other species, and when they’ve won, they’ve wiped those species into extinction.
Krytag is a Zesstak soldier who has been sent to Earth as an invader and was featured in a Supervillain Sunday post.
Emmernan is a young Zesstak soldier being groomed for a trip to Earth, as a replacement for Krytag. The Zesstak government has grown impatient with Krytag, who seems more interested in battles against Earth’s superheroes than in furthering the invasion of that world. Emmernan has been given a similar humanoid dual-body is being given all Krytag’s reports on the planet and its occupants. His mission will be not only to neutralize the human heroes, but also Krytag himself, who is now considered a liability.
Millvok is the Zesstak soldier sent to scout the Pllvm homeworld. Millvok has been captured (one of the six aliens who have attacked Bubllpub), and is now held in the planet’s most significant prison. As the Pllvm have recently entered into contact with other species, they are discussing what to do about Millvok among their diplomats, but all Millvok wants to get out and kill in the name of Zesstak.
Guigarr is not currently assigned to any world as an invader, but is one of the thousands of soldiers being trained as an part of the invasion force to be sent in once one of the scouts has accomplished enough for a follow-up team to be sent. Guigarr’s four-legged form is designed for hunting down fleeing targets. The training for this kind of soldier focuses less on intellect and strategy and more on breeding an indiscriminate hatred of other species. In Guigarr’s case, this has been wholly successful.
A Fact About the Zesstak: The rulers of the Zesstak government, and some of their non-altered citizens, are still dual-beings connected by tethers, but both halves of their being resemble the flying serpent form, albeit less armored. Presumably their original forms, before the use of their modern technology, must have in some way resembled these.