ATRAPACKO AND THEIR PLANET VKANI
The alien Atrapako inhabit the planet of Vkani in the outer fringes of the galaxy. Their planet was not discovered until recently since its sun is obscured by a dust cloud from much of the galaxy. Thousands of years ago, Atrapako civilization was destroyed when the planet suffered a catastrophe. The survivors changed. They developed a culture suited for the environment on their planet, harsh, hostile and unforgiving.
ATRAPAKO PHYSICAL APPEARANCE AND CULTURE
Physically, the Atrapako are bulky humanoids because of the heavy gravity on their native planet. They are covered in thick scales with protective ridges down their noses and along the length of their torsos. They have crests of stiff spines and curved claws on their hands and feet. They rarely wear shoes and their toe claws click when they walk on hard surfaces.
The Atrapako have a rigid class system and their scales are colored according to their class.
Blues are the dominating leaders. They scheme for power and expect instant obedience from the other classes.
Greens are the technologists, scientists, and mechanics.
Reds are strong and massive. They are soldiers and laborers and rarely speak. They have no names as far as the other classes are concerned.
Yellows are the children and anyone not included in the other three classes. For instance, an artist would be a Yellow since art is an unvalued talent, unnecessary for survival on Vkani.
The story of what happened when the Atrapako first meet humans is told in Book 1 “The Lady is Blue”. A spaceship of Atrapako escaping from the hostilities on their native planet is forced to land on the planet of Eden. The Atrapako are sick and their ship is falling apart. The friendly human colonists on Eden are thrilled to meet aliens, while the Atrapako believe the humans are weak and emotional.
THE PLANET OF VKANI
The continents on Vkani have arid deserts and rugged mountains. Sandstorms scour the dry lands and thunderstorms blast the mountains. The larger life forms are reptilian, such as the dragon lizards and pterodactyl-like flying predators described in Book 2 “Dragons of Vkani”. No life can survive in the lethal Deadlands.
Atrapako life is barbaric and ruled by the threat of attack by marauders or a major battle. There are few cities, full of miserable slums, because of the almost constant wars. High ranked Blues live in fortresses in the mountains or underground.
BUY LINKS FOR THE SERIES: ATRAPAKO ON EDEN
Book 1 The Lady is Blue http://amzn.to/1Op4U1j
Book 2 Dragons of Vkani http://amzn.to/1Op509a
Aurora Springer writes character-driven adventures in weird worlds with romance and a sprinkle of humor. She is a scientist morphing into a novelist. She has a PhD in molecular biophysics and discovers science facts in her day job. She has invented adventures in weird worlds for as long as she can remember. In 2014, Aurora achieved her life-long ambition to publish her stories. Some of the stories were composed thirty years ago. She was born in the UK and lives in Atlanta with her husband, a dog and two cats to sit on the keyboard. Her hobbies, besides reading and writing, include outdoor activities like gardening, watching wildlife, hiking and canoeing.
Aurora has published science fiction romances in two series, two novellas and short stories. Her first series, Atrapako on Eden, describes the interactions of humans on the terraformed planet of Eden with scaled aliens from the hostile planet of Vkani. She has published two books in this series: The Lady is Blue and Dragons of Vkani. Her second series is Grand Master’s Trilogy. The first two books, Grand Master’s Pawn and Grand Master’s Game, were published in 2015. A short story, Gifts of Jangalore, is set in the Grand Masters’ Universe. Her standalone novellas are: A Tale of Two Colonies and Captured by the Hawk.
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