Grennarts (Gren-narts) [Created by Robin Star]
Planet: Grenart Prime
Though on a technology basis that rivals the federation, their ideals are very medieval, socially and religiously. They have little regard for their own lives and the lives of others which has been tuned into there growth by the on going sacrifice rituals to their believed Gods, their religion having influenced there culture immensely.
The Gods that they worship are imagined as two Gods, a male and a female God that resembles the form of their own species (obviously). The male God is named Tamaius (Ta-My-Is) and the female, Mellainus (Mel-lane-nus).
The sacrificing rituals would take place once week, one man and female would be sacrificed (times the factoid of how big the community was, a village would probably have 1 set whilst a large city would have up to 20 sets of men/women sacrificed). The ritual entails that the subjects (man and woman) would be given 5 cuts small cuts over their body, 2 on each of their arms (lower and upper) and the same for their legs along with one cut on their chest, just above the heart.
They would then each be carried by 4 of their respective sex, (e.g. 4 men carrying the man) and walk exactly one mile to stop on a large hill where they will lay the two subjects side by side where they will both take their own lives with the blade that was used to cut them in the first place.
The Grennarts that had carried the people would then say a chant, the exact words unknown but after they were done they would then move the dead subject’s right arm and position it as if the bodies were reaching with there arm to just above their head.
Grennart architecture is inspired with the idea of touching the skies, the buildings are very vertical, one floor being just a small room. Like a house, the first floor may be the hallway, the second being the living room, the third being the kitchen, etc. How the Grennarts are able to sustain such massive, tall buildings are a feat of engineering that would have Starfleet baffled for a while once they discover them.
The body of the Grennart could be compared to a man with warts all over his body. There bodies are a dark green, the women being a slightly lighter shade and both sexes being covered in little bud looking bumps, these serve as an important sensory part of their anatomy mainly due to the fact that they have no ears or nose and their ‘wart sensors’ fulfill both organ’s tasks. The sensory buds are also quite physically sensitive, giving Grennart a great sense of touch.
The eye colors of Grennarts are generally silver, red, orange or a rare teal. Both genders are bald, their build being rather similar to humans and their innards also quite alike except for the extra heart that is positioned just under their main, larger heart.
Note: They tend to get themselves caught up in the slave market (being the ones buying, and stealing) and have a tendency to kidnap people from weak vessels.