The Eorna Perspective on their place in the in universe

jedion357's picture
November 27, 2011 - 12:51pm
Working throughway mapping out the evolutionary tree for the 37-40 odd volturnian species got me thinking about this: the yerniods are more primitive versions of the eorna but with scales and the eorna have evolved hair that they braid and adorn with beautiful objects. There must be a missing link between the eorna and the yernoids that led to both the eorna and all the volturnian mammals. So what is the eorna view on the yernoid? Why didn't they uplift the yernoid to sapience like the other three races they did this with? Idea that occurred to me was perhaps they have an ingrained pathological disdain for the yernoid and resent any suggestion that the are related. Much like the populations of certain Carribean islands staunchly insist they are not black but rather white. Just kicking this around, it could be rooted in religion, philosophy, or part of the trauma associated with the Day of Death (sathar's first arrival).
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

OnceFarOff's picture
August 3, 2012 - 9:01pm
I've been thinking about this quite a bit. Especially in light of another concept (I think it was yours?) about expanding the scope of the frontier on a 2D plane extending in each direction with the 'core' in the center. I started working on a map for this expanded frontier and even with 2-3 Sathar clans eating up sysems around the frontier, it's a lot of space.

Anyway, all that to say... what if the advanced species a milenium ago came from another sector of space? They're obviously passive if they choose to use their tech to uplift other species instead of find a way off Volturnus. Maybe they were humbled and broken by the invasion. But it's also canon that they had an egg ship in space that was able to survive. Perhaps they were spacefaring as well? Maybe the Sathar wiped out a series of their colonized planted just past the rim worlds off the 'left edge' of the map.

Just a thought. I'm thinking there may be a homeworld somewhere out there?

jedion357's picture
August 4, 2012 - 5:19am
the conclusions I drew in my Sathar Summit article was that the sathar have two observed reactions to sapient species: a hi tech space faring species that could threaten them they destroy. a less advanced speices with limited space capability or none they enslave.

They have a regular habbit of enslaving races as client species.
they also employ "salted earth" tactics leaving behind an obelisk to warn of a resurgent population after a wipe out. It seems that conquest is not about resources or territory but fear of competitors.

I beleive there is a comment that the eorna sent out exploration vessels, I judged that one such vessle encountered the sathar who reacted to it as an invader of their space. thus the destruction of the eorn civilization 900 years ago. I like the idea of lost eorna ships to be found somewhere out in the black- good setting for an discovery type adventure. As for another home planet somewhere? thats an interesting departure. I think I proposed that a eorna ship was forced to land or simply could not return for some reason and that the crew settled this world somewhere in the depths of space. If these eorna were found the eorna government would pay someone (PCs) to go pick them up and bring them home.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!