Species Defel


The Defel (colloquially known as Wraiths) are barely visible beings who appear to most other species as shadows, re-enforcing the misconception that they are chameleon-like beings or "living shadows".

Typically, the Defel are employed as mercenaries or guards. They originated on Af'El, a large, high-gravity, seldom-visited world orbiting the ultraviolet supergiant Ka'Dedus. The planet has no ozone layer and ultraviolet light passes freely to the surface, while other light wavelengths are blocked by the heavy gases in the planet's atmosphere. Thus, all life forms on Af'El can only see in ultraviolet light ranges, and are blind to other wavelengths of light.

Often called "wraiths" as their bodies absorb visible light, giving them the appearance of shadows. In ultraviolet light however, they appear as short, muscular lupine humanoids with thick fur and unusual, three-jointed fingers.

The Defel live in underground cities to escape Af'El's violent storms. The main export of the planet is the metal meleenium, a component of durasteel.

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