#13 Kobsil Collective is a psychedelic digital painting based on feelings and interpretation of this news article:
The individual thought of a small and placid Kobsil is nothing in comparison to the collective mindset. After a few generations of technological improvements in their oceanic home, they were able to create the means to avoid total destruction due to pollution and over harvesting. Their home world suffered a great loss, but after the discovery of A.I the first cybernetic hybrids came about and soon after inter-planetary travel. One of the most intellectual water populations found. Although they have an extremely complicated means of communication, other forms of Kobsil have found a means to talk to them through their neural network, and original sea anemone style coupling.
#12 Neak Settler is a psychedelic digital painting based on feelings and interpretation of this news article:
Near the borders of the Fornax Cluster there are a species of creature known as the Neak. Partially aquatic by nature they live within large subterranean caverns that expand into ever darker depths, with several pot holes into deep ocean sectors. A symbiotic water breathing creature has become part of their life support system, and without them they cannot explore their oceanic home. They are able to cultivate large farms of this reddened creature for use in nurturing young, and the rare ones trade for a lot due to it’s fashionable appearance. The Neak have never breathed air, seen sunlight, experienced the rain, or walked along a countryside path. Such things are not even known of to their kind. That’s not to say that beauty doesn’t exist in their realm, as they have wondrous caverns to explore with blinding crystal beauty, and temples carved out of the most exquisite opal.
11 The Illuminated Cliss
#11 The Illuminated Cliss is a psychedelic digital painting based on feelings and interpretation of this news article:
Beyond the range of the radio receiver lay the Cliss. With a bright form similar to fire, they do not exist in the realm of material, yet they live within a great void of plasma beyond the deepest nebula. They seek refuge under the veil of the pulsar from the horrors of the universe. Cliss can be seen floating ethereally, humming wonderful melodies and communicating with colourful displays. Their main focus has always been to expand the understanding of music theory. While possessing no instruments they are capable of using plasma to create divine songs of heavenly light. They have a fairly ominous presence, but have absolutely no evil intent.
#10 Lorpmtua is a psychedelic digital painting based on feelings and interpretation of this news article:
Inside the protective barrier of a neutron star are the Lorpmtua. A spectrum of creatures working towards a future of military advancement and protection from competing groups. They know much of mechanical technology to keep themselves ahead of any dangers that other military’s may learn about first. Their crowning achievement is the ability to see in the dark without electronic assistance. So is their skill to research bio-weaponry and personal armor, it is a wonder why their society has splintered into hundreds of opposing factions. Some say it was due to a shortage of food, others say that wealth corrupted the collective mind into endless war. At any cost they will fight to achieve dominance over their brothers, perhaps they will reach a peace, but at what cost?
#9 The Weavers of Suocuo is a psychedelic digital painting based on feelings and interpretation of this news article:
We can imagine hidden colonies of drone-like crabs wandering the depths of a secret icy cave, but what about a whole civilization of weavers under the icy sheets on a far off planet. It seems the Suocuo are not only capable spiderlings of their underground bunker, but also masters of the worm-hole. Having found a mysterious object long ago the Suocuo have been able to travel to an unknown location calling it their second home. They spin great traps in their newly discovered pocket to ensnare random metallic objects, other peculiar things and blinking gadgets far beyond their insect like understanding. One thing is for sure though, their shiny temples that they build contain many treasures should anyone dare to find them.
#8 Xyrupt is a psychedelic digital painting based on feelings and interpretation of this news article:
The distant giant planets are one of the only places that the Xyrupt marketeers advertise their wares. They are often seen selling all kinds of merchandise and technological paraphernalia. Some are known for their extravagant hairstyles and strange choice of head dresses. While others can be seen traveling in groups of up to 40 individuals seeking a bargain collectively. Such is their drive for sales, their languages have devolved into simplistic grunts and has almost disappeared with the use of body language and fashion flare making up most of their conversational skill. Borne of silicone they are unaware of other lifeforms, there aren’t even pets or flowers. So concentrating on building commercial relationships with others takes up all of their time.
#7 Ssynsekh is a psychedelic digital painting based on feelings and interpretation of this news article:
For the most of their history the Ssynekh have had a prosperous and industrious life on their home-world until an unstoppable tide of pollution scarred the skies forever. Consumerism has now become the only way of dealing with the toxicity. It started with a few hundred fine furs and boxes of curiosities, and has now swept into every moment. The breathing tubes are stylish and offer protection from the constant smog, but the cybernetic integration has become too much, almost parasitic. Their fragile physical form makes outdoor journeys impossible, but they don’t bother when a stay in the virtual recreation park makes life worth living. It is rumored that some never leave. Those with the ability to trade in currency can earn while they simulate a fake and fabulous life. Currency flows like wine between top officials and at the lowest levels, they seem to feed off it. Scientists and engineers simulate every aspect of life, rather than having to discover them in the risky toxic wasteland of their old world.