Thursday, October 27, 2016

Favorite Solar Echoes Alien Races (part 5)

You may wonder what my favorite alien is, but to be honest with you, I really can't choose. I've put so much time and thought into designing each of them that there's a lot in each of them that I like. However, we often choose something that we identify most with (my wife, for example, is an extremely tenacious person and she chose the Chiraktis as her favorite), so if I had to pick a personality type I identify with, I'd say the Reln. Reln have the highest natural "influence" attribute of all the alien races, and they are master wordsmiths. I love writing, so that appeals to me, but on the other hand, Reln are also great with the spoken word, and I'm, well, not great at public-speaking. I can do it, but I'd much rather write to express myself. The mysterious nature of the Reln, too, is appealing to me, because they've seen things in the depths of the Voidsea that no other race has. What mysteries and secrets do they know? To me, these aliens are very intriguing, and I can't wait to write more about them in the future! Yet at the same time, the reptilian Krissethi holds a special fascination for me, because I have always loved lizards—I had a pet iguana back in high school that grew to be 5.5 feet long and bit me on the face (I had to get 9 stitches.) Lizards are so cool! The Krissethi totally fits my combat preference—they love sneaking around in the shadows, sniping at enemies and attacking from behind. They can climb walls and ceilings, shift their skin color for natural camouflage to blend in with their surroundings, and at high levels, they can even snatch weapons out of enemy hands with their sticky tongue! But honestly, there are things I like about each of the Solar Echoes alien races. Who is your favorite?

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