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Oxygen Breathers

Rules of Patronymics

ab - used in Patronymics to indicate Patrons. Listed backward in historical order, with only those races still in existence. Used to establish status.
ul - used in Patronymics to indicate Clients. Listed in forward historical order, also a symbol of status.
ta - used in Patronymics to indicate Race in informal address. In formal address "a" is used.

Example: Fagin, a-Kanten, ab-Linten-ab-Siqul-ul-Nish.


Patronymic Tree for Oxygen Breathers

Discrepancies with Patronymics

Sundiver (p33) claims the Pila are ab-Kisa-ab-Soro-ab-Hul-ab-Puber-ul-Gello-ul-Pring. Yet Startide Rising (p62) claims that the Gello were the first clients of the Soro, and not the Pila.

Tom Orley addresses the Paha warriors as "Paha-ab-Kleppko-ab-Puber-ab-Soro- ab-Hul" on p409 of Startide Rising. There has never been any other mention of the Kleppko and this Patronymic chain is out of order.


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Old Ones

Species that have retired from the politics and busy life of the Five Galaxies. They live within the Fractal Worlds (Criswell Structures) in heavy gravity preparing for the day of transcendance. Streaker encountered several factions of these beings in the Uplift Trilogy.


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