Species Profile: Thyvae

Physical Characteristics

Thyvae bodies are soft and slightly squishy, giving them a spongy feeling. They have soft but distinct edges that give them a rectangular appearance, almost like a bar, with necks so short that they’re barely visible. Their heads are cubes with two small, black eyes and a mouth slit. Body color ranges from green to blue to red, while their appendages are black and as thin and flexible as a piece of yarn. They stand at an average of 1.6 meters in height.

Thyvaes have a lifespan of about 50 years, with maturity coming in just 10 years. In the distant past thyvaes would breed asexually, splitting a new thyvae from their body over a short period of time, but as time went on they split into male and female sexes and began to reproduce sexually. They still have the ability to reproduce asexually, though, but it is more difficult now, taking a year to complete it and cutting the life of both the parent and offspring in half.

History and Culture

Thyvaes have a particularly hierarchical society, one governed strongly by powerful authority figures, as well as the aspirations of becoming those authority figures. Due to this, many thyvaes have roles of leadership on Interp, but mostly the males. Thyvaes also have a rather patriarchal society, although in recent years more female thyvaes have been pushing for more rights and equality. This has also led to some attempting a return to asexual reproduction.

No matter what side they’re on, though, most thyvaes seem like big jerks, though they’re usually just looking out for themselves, and the authority figure culture stems less from following authority and more from becoming it. Despite nearly all thyvaes living on Interp (with some in the continents of Mintop), archaeological evidence suggests they originated from the island Hackney.

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