Kettlah

Kettlah

—Nomads who may give off a faint glow and live for a century and a half; the enigmas that are kets have puzzled omneuttians for centuries.

Information

Homeworld: Golden Deep, Vale Reef
Pn: (keht-lah)
Pl: kets

References
  1. Ontiba 4
  2. Scattered Journals of a Turth Immunologist
  3. Kettlah Sociology
  4. A Warning on Mixed Relations
  5. The Schools of Remiges
  6. An Abjective Structure

An enigmatic and not-well-understood species, all kets descend from the first five made by Haket and Aster.1 These first five were gifted portions of Haket’s powers and tasked with aiding their parent Deity, with focused tasks that would ease his burden.1 One by one, the five left the land that Haket had made for them—the deep—and left to begin their own tribes though it is unclear how the five became scattered across Vale Reef.1

Description

One of the taller species, kets stand at nearly two meters (6’ 6”) tall and weigh an even 100 kg. (220 lbs.) on average. Unlike each other species with a race, differences in kets spring from which one of the five original kets they descended from.1

Keyni (pn. kA-nE) are the most common of the four races, currently and have vivid gold skin a white eyes. Maoni (pn. mA-O-nE) are taller with thinner tendrils and have duller gold skin. Roani (pn. rO-ah-nE) tend to have shorter lifespans, are shorter and stockier, and have dark gold skin. Lueni (pn. loo-eh-nE) have a white-gold skin that luminesces brighter than all other kets. Niuni (pn. nE-ooh-nE) are a mythological race that would have descended from Niu, the second Kettlah but there is no record of them being seen.

Culture

Kettlah live in tribes that are ran by the eldest member, regardless of gender. In a tribal setting, kets are considered newborn for the first ten years of their lives.2 At the end of this phase they become members of the tribal council and make decisions on the fate of the tribe along with the eldest leaders.3 Kets are required to leave the tribe between 20 and 30 years of age and usually spend the majority of their lives outside the tribe. They may return to tribe leadership as elders if they so choose. Both genders can bear children, though same-gender relationships will produce the gender of both parents.4

Kets are by default practitioners of Remiges, the philosophical practice that revolves around the questions of what to do when you have at least partial and accurate knowledge of the future.5 Kets particularly are at odds with other Sentient Species over other species’ beliefs regarding the—or an—afterlife.6

Kets are welcome guests in nearly every nook and cranny of Omneutta, as they are required to leave the tribe early on in their life to make their own way. Though they typically wear little clothing to no clothing at all due to having no societal body modesty, they will readily incorporate cultural clothing from wherever they currently reside.3

Though Kettlah as a whole are capable of space-faring, they prefer to build their structures with stone and glass still, and create large yet simple bridges to cross their worlds.6

Logophem (pn. lO-gO-fehm) is a logograph (symbol) based language. Due to their ability to transfer ideas telekinetically between each other, a spoken version of Logophem was never adopted. There are no known pronunciations or words for the language. It is known that Logophem features determinative symbols for linguistic aspects such as tense, quality, quantity, and more.

Kettlah music is composed almost entirely of the drum that bears the species’ name. In recent times the manufacturing of this drum has been repeated with different materials, resulting in differing timbres, adding to the sound selection. The mist has pitch that varies between locations and often forms the tonal basis of an area’s music.

As part of a recent expedition, At’Ypx put together an album that represents Vale Reef, but includes the sounds of Kettlah music as well.

Territory

Main Article: Kettlah-Space

Vale Reef is one of the more mysterious locales in Omneutta. Most planets are separated into plateaus—flat rocky areas visible from space—and what is referred to as the Undergrowth. This separation is the result of a thick layer of cloud-like mist that is incredibly dense.

Golden Deep is the original home of the Gateways and by extension the Kettlah. As much of the Ontiba and the Kel is unclear and vague regarding the creation and early history of the Kettlah, the entire local group’s status is consistently under debate.