Alien Species
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The Waldahudin (singular: Waldahud) are a sapient species from the planet Rehbollo, roughly 70,000 light years from Earth. Along with Humans, Dolphins and Ibs, they make up the Commonwealth of Planets.

Biology[]

The Waldahudin are vaguely porcine creatures with six limbs, four eyes and a shaggy fur covering, which evolved from fluvial ancestors. They are notorious for their short temperament and tend to be very irritable, hot-tempered, and argumentative. Their average lifespan is quite short for a sapient race, at about 45 Earth years. They consider Human odor to be disgusting.

The Waldahudin are mainly herbivorous, and females produce a nutritive secretion to feed the young, much like Earth's mammals produce milk.

Culture and society[]

The Waldahud homeworld is a frigid land orbiting a faint red sun. Most of the continental surface of their world is dominated by muddy plains crisscrossed by rivers, with tree-sized plants that look like blue tumbleweeds floating in the rivers, searching for rich soil in which to anchor and absorb nutrients.

Their society is matriarchal: females are about twice the size of males, and each female is typically accompanied by a consort of five males who serve her, although she chooses only one of them as a mate.

Waldahudin value hand-crafted products and hardly ever mass-produce anything, therefore each Waldahud ship has a distinct and unique design. Their religion is polytheistic, and they are ruled by a Queen.

Appearances[]

  • Starplex, by Robert J. Sawyer (1996)

Notes[]

  • This species might have been inspired by the Tellarites; both being porcine races famous for being very argumentative.