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The Sentient Species of the Okyton Empire

The Emperor Fenix
06-10-2004, 15:54
Word of the day: Fecund

ONN facts present: The sentient species of Okyto.

Post-Human (Ver.1)

Tall and angular (7ft), they are customisable to a large extent and awesomely strong, fast and agile. They house the minds of the oldest of the Pre Paradisiacal Okytons. Like all Post-Humans their minds have been fundamentally changed giving them massively increased mental agility and intelligence. Also like all Post-Humans their life spans are indefinite.
Skin = Not present
Eyes = Changeable usually matt colour, often purple
Wings/Tails/Accessories. = Possible additions

Post-Human (Ver.2)

Almost perfectly human in appearance, they are an update to the Post-Human technology that many of the Old Okytons have chosen to adopt, despite their slower speed and agility, and their decreased, though still impressive, strength.
Skin = Human
Eyes = Human
Accessories = Not present in most cases

Post-Human (Ver.3)

In the same way that (Ver.2) are similar to Humans (Ver.3) are similar to Halflings (See Halflings). Though some Halfling properties cannot be transferred to Post-Human technology (in particular the psychically able Halflings) they do take on many of the animalistic properties neglected in (Ver.2).
Skin = Varied, often furry
Eyes = Varied usually as (Ver.1)
Accessories = None not in keeping with Halflings

Post-Human (Ver.4)

These are the free Post-Humans, still roaming computer systems, they are extremely rare within the Empire as the regularly set themselves in a body and life through that, thought they always feel at home in the Crassuss grid where they control many bodies simultaneously. Despite this meeting any part of them is rare.


Animalistic and multifarious in appearance, they are often unable to bear their won offspring. They have live spans from 80 years to unknown. Whilst their minds are like normal life forms in its narrow ability they are often very shrewd and clever, some rare Halflings even possess psychic ability, and in fact the Shriven Halfling possess the greatest psychic ability of any Okyton, even above a New-Man (See New-Man). Although they are not as strong as Post-Humans, they are sometimes as fast and do not suffer from what is commonly described as “the paradise disease”.
Skin = varied often furry
Eyes = Never matt and of full colour, usually quite humanoid
Accessories = Never unnatural (EG mechanical growths)


If anything slightly more Human in appearance than (Ver.2), they are practically indistinguishable. They have Human strength, but above human intelligence and mental ability, apart from their psychic ability their strength lies in languages at which they excel. They can often (Like the Shriven) project a glamour around themselves to hide their identity. Their life spans though insignificant to the Post-Humans are around 100 – 200 years.

They get everywhere, and this time they were invited, they are from Earth, and, though not identical, have a very similar genetic identity to the Humans who lived in Okyto before the ascension of Crassuss and the creation of Paradise.

Diversity Population: 2.3 Billion

Post-Human (Ver.1) : Rare 1-2 Million
Post-Human (Ver.2) : Uncommon 10 Million
Post-Human (Ver.3) : Rare 4-5 Million
Post-Human (Ver.4) : Very Rare 50-100
Halflings : Common 200 Million
New-Man : Uncommon 35 Million
Human : Common 2.3 Billion

The Okyton were great travellers in their distant past, and this great tradition is starting up again, you may well have a selection of them in YOUR nation.
06-10-2004, 16:38
wow,look at that.Can you eat them?
The Emperor Fenix
06-10-2004, 17:05
I suppose you could eat anything that wasn't a Post-Human, though you'd probably have a hard job catching a Halfling.
Onion Pirates
06-10-2004, 18:39
So what do you mean by "sentient"?
Able to use tools?
Able to make abstract computations?
Able to make alternative plans for the future?
Able to write poetry?
The Emperor Fenix
06-10-2004, 18:44
You've hit an awkward question there, well lets just take it that they are all sentient and have the intellegence of a human or above, well above.
Onion Pirates
06-10-2004, 18:53
per WordIQ:

"Sentience is the ability to feel or perceive.

In the philosophy of animal rights sentience is commonly seen as the ability to experience suffering. The Eighteenth Century philosopher Jeremy Bentham raised the issue of animal suffering in An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation: "The French have already discovered that the blackness of the skin is no reason why a human being should be abandoned without redress to the caprice of a tormentor.... What else is it that should trace the insuperable line? Is it the faculty of reason, or, perhaps, the faculty of discourse? But a full-grown horse or dog is beyond comparison a more rational, as well as a more conversable animal, than an infant of a day, or a week, or even a month, old. But suppose the case were otherwise, what would it avail? the question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?"

The issue of sentience also frequently arises in science fiction, stories describing robots or computers with artificial intelligence. Some science fiction uses the term sentience to describe a species with human-like intelligence, but the proper term for this is sapience.

Eastern religions including Buddhism and Jainism recognize nonhuman beings as sentient beings. In Jainism, this is closely related to the concept of ahimsa, nonviolence toward other beings. In Mahayana Buddhism, including Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, the concept is related to the Bodhisattva, an enlightened being devoted to the liberation of others. The first vow of a Bodhisattva states: 'Sentient beings are numberless; I vow to free them.'"
The Emperor Fenix
06-10-2004, 19:43
One thing i may not have mentioned about the Post-Humans, is that they were at one time Human, and have since then gained, through means that have left them both mentally superior and mentally scarred, immortality.

PS. i'm concerned more with the highly developed creatures of Okyto.
06-10-2004, 19:49
I see.
Onion Pirates
06-10-2004, 21:23
One thing i may not have mentioned about the Post-Humans, is that they were at one time Human, and have since then gained, through means that have left them both mentally superior and mentally scarred, immortality.

PS. i'm concerned more with the highly developed creatures of Okyto.

A sensible reply.

"Doctor my eyes
cannot see the skies.
Was I unwise
to leave them open for so long?"
The Emperor Fenix
06-10-2004, 21:27
I may have to run away from you now...