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The Races of Battle Hymn
The universe of the Battle Hymn of the Republic is a diverse local, despite centering in on the Terrans and their exploits.
: A brutally bodied reptilian race and the primary antagonist of the Battle Hymn of the Republic
arcs. After their defeat, the remainder dissolved into their clans and many of these clans became galactic nomads.
: Humans, as well as any derived race that is genetically viable with Humans; typically descended from the original Terran race, these hardy, adaptable peoples have an enormous amount of variation depending on where they live, and the Terran race encapsulates numerous cultures and ethnicities.
: A Drathonian subspecies known for nimble hands and a proclivity for mechanical tinkering. Since the end of the Drathonian War, a great percentage have been hired by their brethren Moonies to retrofit Drathonian stations and repair the ships of travelers willing to risk harboring with Moonies.
: A Drathonian subspecies, AKA 'Dragoni.' Known for their skittishness and cunning. Most Drathonian military stations have been reclaimed by the Moonies and now serve as docking stations for anyone with enough money- or too little intelligence.
: near-human species of aliens which have been likened to either vampires or dark elves, Sabeline are proud, peaceful, and make excellent warriors and statesmen alike.
: semi-humanoids with traits that take after plant life, they are rather fragile but highly intelligent and peaceful. Second to none in agriculture, they were enslaved by Drathonians at the beginning of the Drathonian War, but have become a central part of the United Galactic Republic.
: AELF, which stands for Artificial Enhanced Life Form. It is a catch all term for sentient robots, androids, AI, and other non-organic self aware constructs. Aelfs generally fall into two factions; the Coexistence or Coex faction, and the Segregation or Seg factions. Coex desire peaceful coexistence with organic races while seg want to be left alone and believe in the superiority of artificial life forms. Coex live among the organic races on planets and other centers of civilization while Segs try to exist in isolated areas outside of 'organic control' often in wandering fleets or resource mining in asteroid fields or uninhabitable planets. While unwilling to take part in organic society, Segregationist Aelfs will still trade resources and occasionally technology. The majority of Seg groups are neutral parties with a very small percentage being truly intolerant of organic life forms.
: Though an upright, civilized and genteel species of feathered reptilians, they are an enigmatic presence in the galaxy which bars outsiders from their core worlds - they have almost entirey withdrawn from the galaxy, with sightings rare, and contact even rarer.
: Race formerly enslaved by Drathonians to mine their own planets rich mineral deposits, now fledgling space-faring race under the wing of the Galactic Concordance
. Easily discerned by their chitinous armor and slim forms.
: Humanoid, amphibious seahorse like species. They cultivate and distribute Tsorian kelp around the galaxy, and have become accomplished merchants and politicians.