Homeworld: Unknown, Parallelium
Pn: (pohr-E-ah | pohr-ya)
- Six Directives
- Roaming with Fire: VI
- Historic Hoyu
- Levels of Governance
- Report: Cukalls Domestication
- Deities and Reverence
- Survey: On the Likely-Before-Time Artifacts Plundered Near Egur-Hlasarl
- Notes on the Rail System and Dynamic Cultural Preference
- Report: On Revising and Reorganizing the Language of Jibhaga
- Survey: Early Pori Beliefs
The parent Deity of the Poria, Porrair was brought about to catalog the discoveries of her fellow deities, and pori follow in her footsteps. Known for their intelligence, inventions, and civility, the Poria are a molten species found all across Omneutta but with a strong preference for their volcanic homelands.
Pori stand nearly 2m (5’10”) on average, made of molten material coursing under plates of hardened rock. This material is analogous to blood, organs, and energy.2 The material is also incredibly dense, with an average pori weighing around 182 kg. (401 lbs.). On average the species lives to 80 years before the body is unable to keep the molten material flowing and they solidify, though there are numerous records of pori with longer lifespans.3
The differences in pori races stems from the mineral composition of the molten material exchanged between both parents. Ylargi (pn. yuhl-ahr-gih) are the most abundant pori, with orange body and plates that resemble basalt. Yleia (pn. yuhl-ei-ah) have a redder body and plates of rhyolite. Yluiar (pn. yuhl-uh-ih-ar) are the rarest pori, with yellow bodies and dark obsidian plates.
Pori operate a constitutional monarchy by name, but a functional democracy where there are five levels of “political power”: any level of government can only introduce legislation that affects the levels below.4 With this model the citizens as a collective have the highest political power, but the Hanullzis, the acting Monarch has the most political power of any individual. Familial structures of other species do not exist; pori are raised collectively until they can function autonomously. Pori are born from eggs created when two make bare contact with each other’s molten material, then these eggs are found and cared for by Cukalls and their handlers, and another group for several years after birth.5
As a whole pori believe in the existence of the Deities, though as early as 289 A.T. they were openly critical of worship practices.6 This has not always been the case, seen by their valuation of early artifacts such as Porrair’s Crown.7 They take as truth the promise made at the Timekeeping Reset. The logic is thus: If your wish was already part of the Deities’ plan, it is useless to ask, and if it is not, they have promised not to change Omneutta on behalf of mortals.6
Despite a perceived lack of conventional aesthetics by other species, pori are willing to conform and adapt to these notions, evidenced by their willingness to adopt “eyes” and/or recognizable facial structures despite not needing them. Culturally, pori can seem steeped in tradition. This stems from their willingness to abandon and unilaterally adopt new methods and practices.8
Pori are the most technologically advanced society as a whole whose innovations are often mimicked by or shared with other species. The first species to achieve space-faring status, early pori designs are the basis for most similar technology around Omneutta.
After a commission to increase the efficiency and efficacy of the pori language, the government of Parallelium is in the process of transitioning from the language of Jibhaga to Jibhari.9 In both languages the building block is a phoneme, though in Jibhari there are clearer and more consistent rules in place.
Main Article: Poria-Space
Parallelium is most notable for its widespread inhabitants, the Poria. Their structure and architecture dominate and often eradicate what naturally formations and geography exist.