Morphology and Physiology
The Selassians are a serpentine race with the upper body of a humanoid and the lower body of a snake. The males are typically smaller than the females and tend to be subservient to them. The female lay eggs and breast feed the young for about a year after hatching. The females also mature more quickly, about 12 years compared to 20 years for males.
Approximately 11,000 years ago, a Selassian faction created a virus that caused infected females to lay eggs with weaker shells causing many to become unviable and collapse under their own weight, resulting in the death of 90% of their offspring. The remaining factions banded together and formed the Selassian Dynasty and destroyed the rogue faction in what became known as the War of Eggs. Approximately 9,000 years ago, the Selassians conquered and enslaved the Loroi which they commonly employ as shock troops.
The Selassians are matriarchal, with the stronger females asserting dominance over the males. Following the War of Eggs, the Selassian Dynasty was formed, a hereditary monarchy with ruling rights passing from mother to daughter. In terms of shere space, the Selassian Dynasty possess the most territory of any power within the Starmourn Sector, although it is not the most populous.