This is an idea which I've had for a long time, but I was stuck on. Eventually I decided I might as well get input and ideas from other people - after all, I do plan for this to be a playable race. It'll be more of a "niche" race - as in, it's a very unusual concept and I don't expect to see a lot of them as PCs - but I love the idea too much to let it go to waste. So, what are the Sjaabor? Simple: they're not a pendragon subspecies; they're a seperate species that's a hybrid of insects and sapient plants. They're also a relatively young one; they were accidentally created when a very strong flux of Fromina warped the plants and insects of a part of the wilderness into strange bipedal creatures. Not long afterwards they were discovered by surveyors, and by then they were already developing language and their own culture. Needless to say, the rulers of Ramath-Lehi (the Mahji-Graders at the time) weren't quite sure what to do at first. I haven't planned out all of their history yet, but as it currently stands, their total population is very small - they're very slow to reproduce (though a surprising number of them were born during the Flux). Each adult produces seeds, but the majority of them become regular plants - a small fraction of them become "eggs" from which the young hatch. Little sjaabors start out as larvae, eventually going into a cocoon where they morph into fully-functional adults. Some of them stay in the area where the species was created for their whole lives, but a number of them venture out into the world to find their own way. Other notable little things which need to be expanded on: each individual is essentially both male and female (and they find the pendragons' difference from that puzzling); they have a sort of exoskeleton; they require sunlight to survive as well as food and drink, but in return do not need to eat as much food; they do badly in badly-polluted areas; they never stop growing, meaning they can theoretically potentially tower over all other races... but the requirements to sustain something that big would be insane, and they could die just from falling over if they're too big. (Oh, and if anyone's curious, the name comes from a compound of "sjaa" - Ramathian for "tree" - and "arbor", as in "arboreal".) So... thoughts? Suggestions? Lumberjack songs?