In this latest installment of the Alien Anthropology series, we meet the yeheri. These beings appear in the opening chapters of The Fall of Valdek. As before, this post will be linked to the Alien Races page under History and Background.
A cruiser from Enekosh made first contact with the yeheri. Enekosh is a prosperous sefkhit world, known at the time for its idealism. In large part due to this idealism, the cruiser’s captain was completely unprepared for what they encountered.
The Yaahaag system was split up between three major empires. All three had been intermittently at war for over a century in Yaahaag reckoning. (Yaahaag orbits its sun in roughly 7,400 hours.) They had also expanded throughout their system, colonizing outer worlds and asteroids. The wars between empires often flared up on and between those outer worlds and asteroids, even when uneasy peace reigned on the homeworld.
Without understanding the yeheri languages, or the dynamics of the three empires, the sefkhit made contact, seeking to make new friends and welcome a younger race into the loose galactic community.
Exactly what happened has never been adequately explained; the ship never returned to Enekosh, and the yeheri have never been forthcoming with the details. But certain details have been determined by context and study. The sefkhit cruiser made contact with the Kahapar Concordiat, the most militant and totalitarian of the three empires. Continue reading