The Mythokis were sentient bipeds indigenous to Mytho Minor, a moon orbiting the gas giant Rellnas in the Reall system. Taller than most humanoids, Mythokis had an imposing appearance, with pincers as hands that is twice as broad as those of humans, thick brown shell plates covering their bodies, and faces dominated by feeding spikes. Despite this imposing appearance, they were among the most peaceful, humble, and spiritual cultures in the galaxy, widely respected for their wisdom, ethics, and reverence for nature.
Though Mytho Minor had a varied environment, Mythokis primarily inhabited the polar regions of their moon. The Cabal Peninsula, the G8 Archipelago, and the Ribak Archipelago were home to a variety of Mythokis communities. There were at least 58 distinct cultural groups among the Mythokis, each with their own language and religious practices. A typical Mythokis spoke four or more languages, usually those of their own tribes and their neighbors. Nanilas, the basis of the languages of the Riha Archipelago, was the most common root language.
Biology and appearance
The Mythokis were crustacean sentients who stood roughly the same height as Humans. Their heads and torsos were almost entirely covered by a chitinous carapace that, while malleable, was strong enough to protect them from damage. The face was at the top of this natural armor, with feeding spikes, with the eyes protruding to increase the field of vision. Each
Mythokis had two tiny, fine antennae that increased their spatial perception. The Mythokis's arms ended in oversized pincers that made them stand out. These two large digits could be used as an effective slashing weapon in melee combat and even to handle simple objects such as a spear, but they were useless for holding smaller items designed for Human-like fingers, such as guns or spoons. Nevertheless, the big claw concealed three less-obvious fingers, including an opposable thumb that allowed for more precise manipulation.
The Mythokis were equally comfortable in water, where the bristles on their bellies and their rudder-like twin tails helped them achieve a water speed comparable to other species with underwater civilizations. They were naturally better swimmers than non-amphibious species. Mythokis were stronger and sturdier than typical Human beings, but were less nimble, and their appearance betrayed this to onlookers. Humans living on Canopus found the migrated Mythokis threatening based only on their external aspect.
The Mythokis ate crops of algae and slime, complementing their diet with cooked game and fish, which included sea brackens, sea urchins, anemonae, and crustaceans.