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Mythological Assistance

May 17, 2007

Thousand Suns includes, in addition to an alien race creation system that lets you build your own intelligent extraterrestrials, six “standard” alien races as examples. Truth be told, they’re anything but standard in the sense that they don’t all map on to convenient space opera alien archetypes, though some do. Two of the “alien” species are in fact human clades, the first being the Myrmidons who are one of the principal antagonists of the default setting. They’re space Spartans, Nietzschean supermen whom Khan would have been proud to call his own.

The other clade has no name and that’s where I need assistance. They’re the “human computer” guys a la the Mentats or the Vulcans or any of those other super-smart aliens from days of yore. Ideally, their name should be a Greco-Roman mythological name (I’m fond of terminological consistency, since it creates the illusion of setting depth without having in fact to go into great detail), but what would suit them? I’d appreciate any suggestions you can throw my way.

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  1. June 25, 2007 11:23 pm

    Psyche? Maybe one of the Muses? Or you could go Biblical and think of the Nephilim?

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