Author: KineticShipyards (other sets)
Tags: freelancer (1), se5 (1), crystalline (1), tera (1), terra (1)
Date Added: November 03, 2008
Number of Portraits: 27
The Aragonites are a crystalline race adapting quickly to interstellar travel and annexation.
The Aragonites are a crystalline being formed of silicon and rare metals in a wide variety of specialized arrays. In the presence of heavy elements, they can restructure their configuration slowly. They communicate through the generation and transmission of colored light and are able to speak to each other over large distances. Reproduction seems to be done by combining various seed crystals in a solution, which is, coincidentally, not much different than their method of constructing space vehicles.
The Aragonites are a collective and do not know traditional violence against each other, preferring instead to settle disputes through microscopic simulations looking for the optimal outcome. In encountering other races, however, they have developed warships to protect their holdings and drive back the more aggressive species. Their society initially seems reactive and unpredictable, but given time and enough simulations they adapt to any situation.
The Aragonites evolved in the LaGrange points of a large gas giant circling a blue giant star. For many eons they were a spaceborne species, but their central star grew unstable and they have begun to colonize planets in search of the protective effects of planetary atmospheres and magnetic fields.