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 +====== Svathlan, Kalderash Ambassador to the New Byzantine Empire ======
 +One of the rare non-humanoid,​ non-Oxybreathing species in Known Space
 +[subject, of course, to debate] and often argued by more reactionary
 +philosophers as being the only truly sentient species in the Quadrant, the
 +Kalderash rarely leave their watery home planet, and even more rarely
 +engage in direct communication with other species.
 +One of the exceptions to this rule was Svathlan, Tabloid clan, who many
 +years ago gained a reputation as a gifted information broker, journalist,
 +adventurer-weird and pianist, despite its major physiological differences
 +and mildly disquieting appearance. After the publication of its
 +ground-breaking novel, "​Attalthan in Mildly Fallinon Loving in the
 +Timourousness of Martickle",​ the Kalderash authorities tracked it down, and
 +following the 'if you can't beat them, make them join you' dictum first
 +espoused by Salathin those many millenia ago, [although some recent
 +scholars have claimed it was originally meant to refer to the gladiatorial
 +conflicts and the dismemberment of uncooperative opponents] forced it to
 +become an ambassadorial aide. Over the years, it has risen through the
 +ranks, partially due to eccentric yet unusually successful methodology to
 +the rank of Ambassador Plenipotentiary to the Empire, for which role it
 +prepared by learning as many as possible of the dirty jokes in-appropriate
 +to the job. It is still studying, trying to understand the humanoid notion
 +of humour.
  
 +Svathlan appears, in its native oceanic environment not entirely dissimilar
 +to some of the deep sea Terran jellyfish, with primarily transparent flesh
 +making visible the gorgeously colourful glow of life's processes deep
 +within its four foot high body, and a number of long, delicate tentacles.
 +In such environment as is generally met upon Delta-5, Svathlan dons a
 +complex and high-tech environment suit that includes a translator device,
 +anti-grav, a certain degree of armoured opacity, generally in a delicate
 +jade green, and a host of other labor-saving devices. The Kalderash are
 +rumoured to be fractally-dimensioned in their physiology and vaguely
 +telepathic although they of course deny both, and submit they hold to the
 +Telepathic Communications Decency Act of Megalodon12-13 anyway.
 +
 +===== Stories =====
 +  * [[Laxx Mining]]
 +
 +===== Digressions =====
 +====== ======
 +
 +Go back to [[Science Fiction Characters]]
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