You may consider us "aliens,"
but we're really just people 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.
See? We're 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 Omeings.
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 Omeings. 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, omeings live
A LOT 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.
Omyn also allows Omeings 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 Omeings, 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 Omeings with Finomuy; elemental manipulation for Omeings of Arlomin descent; perfect eyesight and heightened intellect in Omeings 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 that's just the start of Omyn's capabilities. Omyn has as many variations as the natural elements on the Earthling periodic table, and that's because Omyn is, in fact,
a type of atom.
You can read more about Omyn here.
Interplanetary Peoples Directory
Omynologists have identified 18 distinct people groups spanning the 5 inhabitable planets. These races are divided into 4 classes.
Jofas Lorense described the classes in terms of color theory; that is, there were originally Primary Colors from which other colors were mixed. These colors mixed together to create more colors still. Once all these colors were overly mixed, muddier, mute tones were created.
The Four Race Classes:
In other words, Dr. Jofas speculated there were original races on each planet which intermingled and reproduced, producing identifiable genetic variations over time and space. As mutations accrued, a group's genetic Omyn grew weaker.
Jofas was a genius and all, but perhaps you're like me and couldn't care two depatos about color theory.
This Ben likes to describe the race classes as if they're event fliers or non-profit brochures.
You might think I'm joking because I'm a comedian, but for once in a long time, I'm not. I've been told my photocopy theory is quite accurate as it applies to genetic mutations.
Ben's Photocopied Document Theory:
1. The original colored document
2. A high quality copy with edits
3. A low quality copy of the copy
4. An unaligned wrinkled low quality black and white copy of the copy of the original document
Origin: The Blue Moon
Speaks: Ancient Didenki
Speaks: Ancient Erbedian
Speaks: Ancient Didenki
Speaks: Ancient Erbedian
Speaks: Didenki, Erbedian
Speaks: Ancient Didenki
Speaks: Ualian, Erbedian
Speaks: Ancient Erbedian
Speaks: Erbedian, Didenki, Ualian
Basics of Omynology
Omyn is an atom-type, but it does not have a positive, negative, or neutral charge, making it entirely different from natural atoms. Just as Earthling scientists are researching natural atoms, so Erbedian scientists have been studying the mysteries of Omyn. This field is to be called Omynology in English, and this systematic study was first established by Doctor Jofas Lorense of LORS.
Omyn atoms originate on different planets and affect living organisms in different ways. Some are extremely potent, while others can’t be seen with the unaided eye—just like natural atoms.
Omyn atoms are native to all the known planets except earth. There are 7 classifications of organic Omyns which modern scientists have defined to better understand Omyn atoms. These classifications group together Omyn with similar manifestations, geographical origins, and atomic structure.
a class of ancient light Omyns with regenerative healing capacities in its defensive forms and light, space, or time bending capacities in its offensive forms.
Pure Finomuy is always present in Omeings who grow wings. The Omeings most associated with Finomuy are the Vfinom and Amesytins.
Known as the "sacred light" Omyn, it actively manifests itself as vivid light with golden tones. However, it is generally only seen in dire circumstances, as it acts more as a defense mechanism or organic weapon. Finomuy traces directly to Vfinom lineage.
Genetic Studies: Finomuy's natural, genetic manifestation is wing-growth and hollow bone structure in Soul-beings. Theoretically, it is a recessive Omyn which is repressed if dominant Omyns are present, meaning both parents must possess and pass on Finomuy's genetic information in order for their offspring to be winged. Therefore, not all Amesytins have wings and hollow bones, even though they all do possess Finomuy. More genetic studies are being conducted.
a class of elemental Omyns which have a direct relationship with the natural and Omynic environment.
They manifest by interacting with their surroundings, sourcing energy from natural elements and causing alterations in the natural and Omynic atoms around their host. The Omeings most associated with Arlomuy are the Arlomin and Oranu
Arlomuy has 5 manifestations:
- Aravos: highly combustible atoms which emanate scorching heat waves and create open flames.
- Aresyt: atom manipulation which can form natural rock, stone, or metal by mimicking mineral compounds.
- Arisdis: atom manipulation which cools and heats water to the point of freezing or boiling and can draw moisture from the environment.
- Arogen: highly energetic atoms, similar in nature to Aravos Omyn, which can conduct, transfer, and spark electricity.
- Arosir: atom manipulation which conducts and exacerbates atmospheric gases using incredibly loose Omyn particles.
a neutral Omyn native to Kadaun with one atomic structure.
Genetic Enfamuy affects appearance, cognitive functions, and physical strength by channeling neurotransmitters throughout the brain and nervous system. It is known to enhance the saturation of elemental Omyns if present.
The Omeings most associated with Enfamuy are the Senfamin and Somorrins.
Enfamuy has only one atomic structure. Nevertheless, its neutral nature makes it difficult to identify, as it often blends with other Omyns. The only way to study it systematically would be to have a sample from a living Senfamin—an impossibility on Erbede, as Senfamin cannot live on its surface because of the "Senfamin Curse," a lung condition triggered by Erbede's atmospheric makeup. A condition Jofas Lorense described this way: "In simple terms, Senfamin all die because they're intolerant to air, and we have no idea why."
hybrid Omyns blended from Kadaun’s ancient Omyns (Finomuy, Enfamuy, Arlomuy) that over time manifested themselves both genetically and geographically.
Its 3 kinds manifest unique traits depending upon the saturation of ancient Omyns present.
The Omeings most associated with Maseruy are the Amesytins, Trajonyts, Somorrins, Kinhaunins, Oranu, Onu, and Ualians.
neutral, ancient Omyns which interact with organic life such as their host’s body, other people, animals, and plants more than their elemental surroundings.
Erbeduy can cause muscle growth, emotional manipulation, prolonged lifespan, and enhanced cognitive function among other unstudied side effects.
Some forms are capable of absorbing, digesting, and re-purposing Omyns from the environment or organisms surrounding them. The Omeings most associated with Erbeduy are the Nimv, Insashal, Lishadin, and Ma’ru’fo. It is also carried by Ualians, Dymo, Kinhaunians, and Shintyr.
Erbeduy Omyns are difficult to study for many of the same reasons as Enfamuy. That is, not only are they neutral, but many of the Ancient Erbedians who produced them were massacred during The Great Conquest, and very few members exist today.
Omyns which are not genetically inherited and do not naturally occur without calculated instigation in one of two ways:
They are synthetically mutated or transformed through experimentation or
By the (usually violent) fusion of two highly potent Omyns originating from separate planets, ie Finomuy and Erbeduy.
Under both circumstances the results occupy an unidentified Omyn class with unique characteristics and features. The currently known Synthetic Omyns are not race definitive.
Currently at LORS, a new synthetic Omyn is being studied, but the research is not yet available to the public.
an ancient parasitical Omyn from Kadaun which manifests itself in a deep purple color with extended parallel lines, circles, long curves, and swelling.
The appearance of Lyphamuy varies in complexity according to saturation.
Lyphamuy is believed to be separate manifestations of one massive being, and it infects hosts according to a hierarchal scheme with seven tiers in which (1) represents the sovereign and (7) represents the basest slaves.
Cultural Facts: On Erbede, the color purple isn't symbolic of royalty and wealth as it is in many Earthling cultures. In fact, it's become synonymous with evil and is associated with morbid subject matters such as death and depression. If it is linked to royalty, it's paired with dictatorship, oppression, and blinding pride.
This photo is an example of the manifestation of the fourth rank, and it will grow over time as the parasite feeds off its host's genetic Omyns.
When Lyphamuy is active, its pattern becomes almost black and is surrounded by a bright indigo glow. Active Lyphamuy either causes agonizing pain and deep grief to its host, or a sudden influx of physical strength, Omyn enhancement, and mental acuteness.