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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2006, 04:50:16 pm »
Ghulos Religion: Throughout most of Ghulos history, one religion has dominated over all society. The Ghulos believe in a central diety, who has created the universe and everything in it. However, this nameless diety is rather busy, and never looks over his creations. So, the creator creates two different genders of a species, and when they eventually die after going about a full life, these creatures become Deities as well, who watch over and protect their offspring. The Ghulos, although they acknowledge that all other life on their planet (and others) has two guardians, only worship their guardians, known collectively as The Pair. Ghil, the father of all Ghulos, and Rana, the mother of all Ghulos. Ghil is said to be the embodiment of things considered "manly", such as hunting, smithing, and warfare, while Rana is said to be the embodiment of fertility, agriculture, and art. There is little organization in the religion, communities simply create their own shrines and worship when they feel is right.

The religion is also tied in with the Ghulos's government. Thousands of years ago, all Ghulos nations were wiped out and conquered, and were solidified into a single empire, ruled by a single Emperor. This Emperor is said to have been a soul, crafted from the elements of the world by Ghil, and given life by Rana, in order to be raised to unite the Ghulos. When the soul was mature, it was implanted into the unborn baby of a young peasant couple. In time, this child grew, and was said to be a great warrior and leader, and, eventually, went on to raise an army that caught the world off guard and established a strong, and more peaceful rule(there was still small amounts of war by rogue dissenters.). It is also said that this one soul has been every Emperor since this event, and that when the old emperor dies, the soul inhabits the body of his son. If the emperor has no son, it will inhabit the body of his daughter, and if the Emperor is completely without children, it is said to inhabit the body of a random man or woman. Thus, the empire has five special priests, each named after a sense,, who travel the world and attempt to sense who the soul has inhabited. This person is then crowned as emperor.

Also, the Ghulos have a belief in the afterlife. Due to their harsh evolution and lack of food, it was common for them to eat their dead. Eventually, this developed into a religious ceremony. The eating of your ancestors became a sacred ritual, as it was said that by eating them, their strengh was transferred to those who partook of the feast, and their soul was free to leave the body and join Ghil and Rana in their travels about the world. However, if a body could not be eaten, due to infection or death by poison, it was considered to be insulting to the spirit of the dead. Thus, the body would be burnt as quickly as possible, so they do not grow impatient. If a body is left to rot, it is said that the soul inside becames angry and vengeful, and when the body finally decays into nothing, the soul is released and will cause havok for all it meets. However, the Ghulos also believe in punishment of the wicked in the afterlife. The souls of the wicked, when the body is destroyed, are freed from the corpse, but are not free to roam the world, and are instead trapped where they have died, destined to view the world change as they are helpless to watch what they knew became meaningless as time goes by.

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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2006, 05:03:28 pm »


like i said i thought  it looked like a fish but now it looks like some zombie but that makes since since its called ghulos
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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2006, 06:28:18 pm »
Thought it sounded pretty bat-like to me before, and the picture enforces that image. Zombie bat-man?
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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2007, 12:20:02 pm »
I totally stole this from Balth. I might fiddle with it later.

GalactiPedia Entry:
The Ghulos

Full Name: The Ghulos Empire
Founded: Over 2000 years ago
Successor State to: Various kingdoms and city states.
Political Affiliation: To themselves, eh.
Predecessor to: None so far.
Languages: Ghulos, Borrabessian(A sign language designed to communicate with the sentient Borrabes, a beast of burden on Nihelios that lacks proper vocal speech capability)
Government: Dictatorship, lead by Emperor.
State Motto:"Strength through Sacrifice!"
Head of Government: Emperor, current incarnation named Asymth Dia'ouhl.
Capital Planet: Nihelios
Capital City: Citadel City, a city built around the imperial palace, a massive skyscraper fortress known as the Citadel.
Currency: Ghulos Imperial Krihl, Standard galactic credits used in trade.
Main Exports:Various metals, various meats, weapons, and culture(music)
Main Imports: Spacecraft parts, silver
Technology: FTL travel, cryogenics, cybernetics, electromagnetic drive weaponry, ionic weaponry, laser weaponry, cloning(although only used on livestock).
Military Spending: 60% of taxation money.
Capital Punishment?: Encouraged
Corporal Punishment?: Encouraged
Self Sufficient?: 96 percent
Energy: 25 percent geothermal, 60 percent fusion, 10 percent fission, 5 percent fossil fuel.
State Religion: No official church organization, but 97% of the populace believe in The Pair.
Independence Recognised By: All in Contact.
Territories: The Nihil system, various surrounding systems, colonies on Olympia.
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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2007, 12:32:25 pm »
I doubt harnessing fission is possible yet maybe I am wrong and it could be done one day.

Anyway very nice :).

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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2007, 12:41:45 pm »
We have fission now.

That's how atomic bombs and nuclear power plants work.