People of the Known Universe
You may consider us aliens, but we're people just like you.
You can be sure we're people because when we stub our toes on a chair leg we do a one-footed hopping dance and say, "Ow, ow, ow," until it stops hurting just like *everyone else. You can be sure we're people because when we become a great success, we exploit others beneath us and abuse our power.
You see? We're all the same.
*Takari Fulkert, the Death hawk, is perhaps excluded from this assertion... And we're still deliberating whether he can be classified in the category "everyone else" for any reason at any time anyway. You can read about him in Jensine's Serial Fiction series, "My Cup of Tea," once it's translated.
People like us come in thousands of varieties from several different planets. Currently, there are 18 known people-groups in the Milky Way. 17 of these races produce biological Omyn and are called omynuy.
And, well, humans are the only race incapable of producing Omyn.
We call you Taomuy.
Scientists speculate there may be other races of Taomuy on planets not yet discovered, but this idea is more philosophical than scientific. So you Earthlings aren't really "the same" as the rest of us people, but you're people too, and we accept you despite your shortcomings!
And mutations, and disgusting diseases, and bad manners, and gross eating habits, and overwhelming stench - literal and metaphorical.
I guess we accept you as long as you're on Earth, far far away on the other side of the sun where we can't smell you.
You might be thinking just about now:
What's the difference between us? What's all this Omyn stuff got to do with anything?
Omyn has to do with everything.
Because of Omyn, Non-humans can do cool stuff, and we live longer.
My colleagues who are much smarter than I am will demonstrate these vast differences using fancy charts and graphs below.
The following information is composed of generalities which illustrate the intrinsic differences between humans and omynuy. These generalities do not necessarily reflect the intricate differences between individuals and particular people-groups.
The Life Stages of 3 Races in years:
1 - 9
10 - 24
25 - 40
41 - 64
A Long Life:
1 - 79
80 - 129
130 - 249
250 - 799
A Long Life:
1 - 249
250 - 449
450 - 849
850 - 1799
A Long Life:
Life Cycle Comparison Chart
Below is a chart with a side-by-side comparison of the Average Lifespan of known people groups, exempting those which have no data.
Average Lifespan (On Erbede) by Race
As you can see, omynuy live much longer than humans.
At least, most of us. We must exclude our dear Senfamin, because they live an extremely long, fulfilling life if they're on their own planets, but they can't live long on Erbede or Earth. This condition is called, "The Senfamin Curse," and you can read about it in Jensine's novel, "Gcallus Octevius," once it's translated into English from Erbedian and Didenki.
But wait, there's more!
Omyn also allows omynuy to do really cool things that are mostly commonplace to us but would destroy your reality.
We know this because there are actual Humans living on Erbede (You people are like roaches. You just exist in all the disgusting crannies of the world.) and when our actual Humans are confronted with a group of actual omynuy, bad things happen. Where there are differences, there are prejudices - on both sides, let me tell you.
These "cool" things Omyn allows us to do are too lengthy and involved for this section. If you want to know more, you can read about Omyn another time, or you can read about each individual people-group in the following section.
I'll give a quick overview:
Wings for omynuy with Finomuy;
elemental manipulation for omynuy of Arlomin descent;
perfect eyesight and heightened intellect in omynuy of Senfamin Descent;
an existence outside of natural matter for Insashal or Lishadin;
Nimvs with the ability to control the neurotransmitters in another organism;
and so on and so forth.
These examples comprise only the surface of Omyn's capabilities, as it has as many variations as the natural elements on the Earthling periodic table.
This is due to the fact that Omyn is, in fact, a type of atom.
You can read more about Omyn here.