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• 9/26/2013

The Mivár

Well, I've at last got around to writing this.  I hope there is enought detail, if not, please say and I'll try and add to it!

The Mivár are an anceint reptilian-like race which live in the Riivek 12 system, which is located in the Andromeda Galaxy.  Despite there age, because of Riivek 12's distance from any other star, they do not have interstellar space travel, ramaining relatively unknown.  The Mivár are a land-dwelling race, being to heavy to swim and they never devolped any type of boat.  They originate from the second furthest planet from there sun, Senth.  Senth is a warm planet with a temperature of around 20 C in the winter and 32-40 C in the summer.  Shortly after the Mivár invented spaceflight, they conquered the planet Krydo, which is now the most populated of the three planets.  There are two quite distinct sub-races of the Mivár, the Sygols and the Midaé. 

The Sygol:

They are the most technically advanced of the two sub-races and the youngest.  They stand at around 6-7 foot tall and they are the most water-hating of the two.  Despite being the most advanced, the Sygols are incredibly jealous of the Midaé for the telepathic abilities and numerous wars have been fought between the two sub-races.  They number around twelve billion, of which 78% live on Senth.

The Midae:

The oldest of the two sub-races, the Midaé are a proud people.  They have immense telepathic power, one in every twenty-five having the ability to read others minds and on in thirty the ability to completely destroey lesser persons brain.  They are nearly twice as numerous as the Sygol with near to twenty billion.

History

This is just a general outline.  I've not completely formed the history yet.

  •   The Battle of Senth:   The battle which started the War of Two Armies.  It was the first major confrontation between the Sygol and the Midaé.
  • Launch of the first space ship: The launch of the 'Sky Explorer' could have given cthe Sygol an immense advantage over the Midaé, except for the fact that a Midaé spy copied the documents and specs for the ship and sent them on to the Midaén capital, Ríl.
  • Encounter with the Alekodons: Pursued by a Midaén light cruiser, the scout ship 'Sky Searcher' made a forced landing on the planet Rguil, only to be attacked by strange creatures.  
  • The First Space War: After lengthy discussion and arguing the Sygolian government ask for aid from the Midaé.  Soon after a combinded fleet of twenty-four Sygolian ships and nineteen Midaén ships take off and head for Rguil.
  • MODERN AGE

UPDATE 19:39, September 20, 2013 (UTC)

Star System and other information

Riivek 12 is located in the Sanhul Arm and has seven planets and two asteroid belts.

PLANETS

Loctrus: the second smallest and the closest to the star, Loctrus is uninhabitable with extremely high temperatures.  It takes thirty-eight earth days to orbit the star.  

Senth: Home planet to the Mivar and the fourth largest planet.  It is 1.233338 times larger than earth and it has an average temperature of 25C,

Rguil: A small, watery planet inhabited by numerous species.

Un-named planet.

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TheReturnOfTheKing
Mr.Robbo
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• 9/20/2013

Just to mention we have Harbingers (....) that use telepathic abilities.

Other than that you could have natural in-built radio wave emitters into their heads (or something similar) that the Midae learned to use.

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• 9/20/2013

Telepathy could theoretically be justified as a series of brain waves being interfaced with other moving objects, mostly making use of electromagnetism. How it naturally occurs is up to one's imagination, but there does exist real technology that allows one to control a robot just with their minds. It may not be supernatural in nature, but it certainly comes quite close to the description of telepathy.

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• 9/20/2013

Umm...Kray....

That technology includes wiring your head up to a robot. Yes it is done with the mind, but it is still connected to the person and is very limited. Just getting the facts straight. If you wanted to make technology like that there would be a constant interference and such things from other people when in use.

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• 9/20/2013
Keep in mind that the technology is still fairly new and by no means perfected. I was just making a remark that it's not impossible for the setting of Galactic Crucibles.
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• 9/21/2013

By no means am I saying that telepathy is impossible. Wires aren't needed, you could just as easily use a radio transceiver implanted in the head. In fact, one scientist used a microchip implant connected wirelessly to (I think it was) an ultrasound detector to sense something being thrown at him from behind. Of course, it's early days, and the microchip had to be removed a few weeks later to prevent complications, but that's proof of concept for you.

Indeed, technological telepathy is entirely possible, it gets harder when you're dealing with natural telepathy.

If this natural telepathy involves a physical connection it becomes a whole lot easier; for example, specialised neurons on a creatures skin could connect up with similarly specialised neurons. I actually came up with the idea of the Kaoom using radio waves to explain their telepathy.

What would make me feel more comfortable with the telepathy used by the Midae is a description of how exactly the telepathy works (physical contact, radio waves, ultrasound, or something that hasn't been mentioned).

Another issue that would need to be dealt with (in my mind) is whether the telepaths can only telepathically interact with other telepaths, or if can interact with anyone. For example, how would their telepathy work with those who do not have telepathic abilities, and therefore none of the specialisations that allow for telepathic interaction?

It's possible that the Sygol do actually have specialisations that allow for telepathy, but these are recessive and dormant. The Midae can take advantage of this against the Sygol, but the Sygol themselves would be unable to use telepathy (unless they devised a technological means).

As for using their telepathy against other species, that's a lot tougher without technological assistance.

...and don't get me started about psychokinesis without technological assistance.

I'm not saying the above two are impossible. Just really, really, really, really tough!

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• 9/21/2013

You could always invoke, dare I say, pseudoscience.

There was a scientist a few decades ago who claimed that extremely low frequency (ELF) waves could be used to change people's brain patterns.

However, he also claimed that the Soviet Union was using ELF waves to mind-control the whole world, that telepathic powers came from the sun (something to do with hydrogen), and that telepathic trances caused by ELF waves allowed mysitic healers to cure illness.

Myself, I'd stick with normal science.

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• 9/21/2013

I made my race, the Sectus, telepathic, and I gave them genetically engineered lobes that send photonic messages.

As for naturally occurring telepathy, I don't find it too far-fetched. Machines can use telepathy, as has been pointed out, and really, what is the body but an organic machine?

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• 9/21/2013

It's not far-fetched, it just needs explaining in some form.

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• 9/21/2013

That's what I was trying to get across. I agree with both TheReturnOfTheKing and Avetzan1.

Also, nice thing with the lobes, TheReturnOfTheKing! It reminds me of experiments being done by scientists to manipulate the brains of mice (genetically engineered in a certain way, of course) using laser beams (link).

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• 9/21/2013

Wow, how provocative! Mind control. Inception, perhaps?

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