Xiruen are the towering giants of In Extremis. Most easily recognized by their four arms, most Xiruen also sport horns from their foreheads. Despite this menacing appearance, they are not entirely predisposed to violence, nor are they generally of lower intelligence, as some other Sentient Species assume. Created in the image of their parent deity, Extiru, the Xiruen are often assumed to be Pirates or other marauders, though this is not always the case.
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|Four Arms, Horn on Crown of Head, Small Eyes||Brown, Mahogany, Brown Orange||White||Black, Dark Brown||Xeviin, Xemgen, Xegoir|
Xiruen were the fourth Sentient Species to be created, after Avotoc, Poria, and Quarryn. According to the Ontiba, this was at the request of Extiru, as he was jealous of three other Ontautt for having their own Sentient Species. From their creation, the Xiruen have been divided, organizing themselves into Realms and warring against each other for space in The Outcropping.
The Xiruen are most easily recognized by their large stature and four arms. In stature and physical prowess, no sentient beings are their equal. It is of note that their upper arms are smaller than the lower ones, for the most part preventing Xiruen from lifting things above their heads. This is because their upper pair of arms have no upper arm, instead the shoulder connects directly to the forearm. They have two ‘toes’ on each foot for lack of a better term, a smaller squarish toe and the rest of the toe area connected. They are known to use their hands to carve out their rocky dwellings, so their bones must be very strong, at least in their hands.
Main Article: Xiruen Culture
Xiruen culture in most settlements is not welcoming to outsiders. Not to say that outsiders are forbidden, just that the trust of the community in general must first be earned- a hard task. Because of this, very little of the culture is known to the other Sentient Species.
Main Article: Xiruen-Space
The Outcropping, also known as Xiruen-Space, occupies Omneutta from just outside Astran-Space to the furthest reaches of The Known Universe in that direction. Overall, The Outcropping is as brutal as its inhabitants and is a dry, arid locale where only the shadows are hospitable to most.