The Taans are a species of dark grey humanoid beings that originally inhabited the planet Basaten.
As described above, the Taans appear as normal humanoids with dark grey skin. The cells in their bodies allow for quick regeneration in case of injury. However, the process slows down over several decades, and eventually leads to their death.
They first appeared on Basaten over 1 million years ago. They are descended from larger creatures that walked the planet over 30 million years ago. Taans are typically very intelligent and crafted deadly weapons to catch their prey. Over thousands of years, they grew bigger brains and communicated with each other in new languages. As the planet's surface is normally quite dark, they adapted to see in infrared light, which helped them become more predatorial.
During their planetary civilisation era, they experienced a violent uprising which later became known as the Fryda Revolution. This revolution forced their governments into a new space age and the creation of the United Kingdoms of Basaten. Their global population stood strong at 4 billion before the revolution, dropping to roughly 3 billion as the revolution ended.
As they grew their presence in space, they encountered thousands of new worlds, even settling on a couple of them. They ventured to the planet Armina in attempt to make contact with intelligent life, but returned home unsuccessful.
Culture & Behaviour
Taans typically do not worship any gods, but a number of cults and extreme groups on Basaten certainly believe in them. They name themselves or other planets after phrases or words, like Basaten means paradise (which some Taans are named after). Their galaxy is named Galvania, which translates to "dark world".
Although they may seem intelligent, Taans lack an understanding of social boundaries. Their behaviour suggests they do not have a sense of a comfort zone. They greet each other by rubbing their backs against each other - and if they want to mate, they try to rub the front of their body's together. In many cases, they have even tried doing it to other species, which, in rarer circumstances, has led to hybrids.