dimanche 11 janvier 2009

GAIM


Planet of Origin: N'chak'fah
The Gaim are a sentient insectoids ruled by six hive-queens who dictate the behavior of the species and fought against each other for thousand of years. Their society is divided in a system of drones like warriors or workers. The Gaim never believed that anything existed outside of their home planet due to its thick atmosphere that prevented them from seeing the stars properly. The first contact they had with the outside was a Narn exploratory team that landed on their planet in the early 2240s and which they slaughtered. When a Narn assault fleet showed up to conquer the planet some times later, they met a similar. This was the first time in history that the Queens united. Realizing that they faced alien enemies as well as each other, the Queens began making contact with aliens in an effort to ensure their species' survival. The queens generated a new caste of workers, a diplomatic caste, able to interact with other species. They quickly joined the League of Non-Aligned Worlds to gain protection from the Narn. They started buying starship hulls and parts to build themselves a defensive fleet. The queens generated chemicals and biological goods to help purchase technology. Gaim require an environmental suit in order to function in an oxygen / nitrogen atmosphere and must use an electronic translator as their language is a series of clicks and chirps.
Source: J"Michael Strasczinsky, Babylon 5 universe