Evolving in sweltering, humid wetlands, preindustrial Birrin found the frozen places of their world among the most forbidding. A hothouse planet, most snowbound regions of Chriirah are restricted to high altitudes and were seldom visited until the advent of lightweight insulated clothing allowed the intrepid to explore these last terrestrial frontiers.
Already rare on Chriirah, the upheaval of The Fall and subsequent global temperate rise has left even fewer permanent snowbound peaks on the planet. The most spectacular of all tower above the inhospitable Kiln desert: the legendary First Mountains.
To climb this ancient range in modern times requires considerable capital and influence; the region lies in the Kiln desert and remains largely lawless where not outright uninhabitable. All supplies have to airlifted or transported overland to establish a base of operations from which climbs can be co-ordinated.
The isolation of the region is twofold: satellite communications post-Fall have been hampered by debris still filling most useful orbits. As such sat-phone services are exceptionally expensive for anyone without a personal stake in the space industry. High-powered radio transmitters and relay stations help climbers maintain contact with both basecamp and one another, but sudden storms and low temperatures can leave climbers cut off and vulnerable.
The First Mountains are littered with spent oxygen bottles and iced radio equipment, but few bodies. Subsequent expeditions often feed on the preserved carcases of other climbers, carrying back choice parts for basecamp meals in celebration of the dead. Those engaged in the feasts would expect nothing less for themselves.
1. What forms of art do "they" make
2. What kind of jobs do they have
3.what forms of entertainment do they have
4.what are some of the brand's they have
5. And finally what does a birrin toilet look like
Also this is like very cool, like beyond what I expect most things to be like "cool"
Still, unless they have a very different palate for their meals, I can't imagine that eating a corpse freeze-dried in the wild would be very appetizing.
I'm pretty sure they're flexible and nimble enough to put clothes on as any of us
Keep up the great work, cheers!
It makes me incredibly happy to know that not only do others in the world share my fascination with astrobiology, but that artists as astonishingly talented as yourself are able to give life to the subject in so vivid a manner. Thank you so much for posting this wonderful art. :¬)
Red: how the hell did this guy expect to survive with such bad muscle tone... barely a mandible full on his lower front leg.
yellow: i Know, that why i'm sticking to his rectal kidney/liver..... hmmm fruity flavors... heh... this guy died blind drunk and theirs still some alcohol in here.... want a lobe ?
Red: sure.... hmmm... lovely. say how is the gonad soup coming?
yellow: almost there, the spore sacks have dissolved completely but the primary phallus is still rigid.
also it would be hard to translate wouldn't it?
"Think we'll find any more 'lost climbers'?"
"Christ Sven! You are such a glutton..."
"Hey, this trip was expensive enough, got to save money -somewhere-. Besides, they'd do it for us..."
"But you're having us go off the path to get them. The -safe- path, the one we agreed on to keep us ending up like them."
"What can I say, I just like 'honoring the dead'!"
"Bite me, Sven..."
"Only if you die first, old buddy..."
Yet another great image, with commentary and information about your delightful Birrin...
Makes me wonder how they manage to dress themselves, though.
I want a better understanding of Birrin society. What's the most powerful nation on Planet Chriirah? Have they united into a single political union like the EU/United Nations or do they continue to fight amongst themselves? What is the predominant world ideology? Democracy? Communism? Fascism?
If you don't mind I'd like to create a nation-states map of Chriirah, though it may be non-canon.