So far we’ve talked about the duta races of The Trailokya Trilogy, as well as humans and danava. Then, we moved onto the races with whom humanity shares their universe (Samsara). First up was the Cetians, the Ikyls and Oreiades, Boarwellum, Hyadeans, Vetehinen, Aurai, and the Els. What interesting race do I have in store for you this time?
drago. Soul race of reptilian humanoids. This race does not cooperate with the UWOS.
Tarbezek. the home planet of the reptilian race called the drago.
Drago are one of the most unique of the soul races. Humanoid in form, they’re actually reptiles. Drago have adapted to walk upright on two legs. They have long fingers with nails that somewhat resemble more human fingernails, but are thicker and come to a natural point. The development of their eyes and scales differ between the ethnicities of drago that have populated the planet of Tarbezek. Their eyes might resemble those of chameleons, snakes, monitors, geckos, or iguanas depending on what section they evolved in. So, too, their scales.
Dessert sands dominate the planet, but there are also savanna, chaparral, and steppe zones. Water is scarce on Trabezek, leaving the indigenous life to obtain it through food sources. The climates are warm with minimal polar ice. The temperature is unbearably hot at the equator, which resulted in one of the drago’s most innovative solutions to unite the hemispheres of their world. Miles of tunnels extend 100’s of feet below the surface, reinforced with tooled stone. The structures are a wonder of architecture. Rumored to still be under construction, they took centuries to build. As much as they are an inspiration, they are also a source of fear. Extensive mapping by modern drago has done a great deal to mitigate the dangers of the tunnels, but drago still go missing annually.
Drago are cold blooded as their reptilian status suggests. They require the warmth of their environment to sustain health. Across each group, metabolisms are slow. This adaptation is the result of scarcity of food. Drago may have once been cannibalistic, but that is a theory soundly rejected by current generations. All of their ethnicities are air breathers. These attributes should make clear why getting lost in the equatorial tunnels is so feared. They would last for a very long time, in a state of semi-hibernation. Delirium would precede death after a long and very alert period wandering the darkness. Should they come across a food source, the nightmare would be prolonged.
The cultures of this race are centered on militaristic views. Their history is littered with war and slavery. To this day they still wage war against one another over perceived slights or resources. Factions break the planet up into zones despite the broad intermingling of the various ethnicities. Tribalism manifests in racist and sexist tendencies.
The United Watcher Order of Samsara (UWOS) does not trust the drago. The members making up the council have determined that this war loving race is unfit for inclusion in their peaceful organization. Drago are not impressed by the UWOS, confused as to why they do not use their vast power to dominate Samsara and subjugate the weaker races for labor and other undesirable duties. Thus, the drago align themselves with other races, like the Jinn. Trade with other races does not exist and the drago suspended their space exploration after losing a colonization party on a distant world, never to be heard from again.
In Zion, the drago souls are as peaceful as the other races. Their militarism is reduced to the way in which they order their society. Fallen drago are more like the incarnated version, yet far more violent. When they become minions of Jahannam, drago loose their sight, their scales smooth to a rubbery hide. Duta refer to them as mudeaters or serpents.
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