- Knot of long, multi-limbed insectoid limbs with no central body. Silicon based.
- Every joint is covered in sensory whiskers. Extremely sensitive to electricity and vibrations.
- They communicate via bioelectric signals. Can interface directly with their organic-electronic technology.
- They live off thermoelectricity. To feed, they lie down with one limb in sunlight and the other in darkness.
- Vacuum-proof, cannot survive in planetary gravity.
- Their kilometre-long ships are actually their females.
- Merchants. They fill their ships with cargo and travel at sub-light speeds to new systems.
- Due to their slow travel, they often have strange technologies and ancient objects for sale.
They have nothing in common with humans, not even a distant space-faring ancestor, yet they are completely human looking. On the outside.
On the inside:
- Two hearts.
- Rib plates.
- Nictitating membrane.
- Don't sleep, they enter a trance for two hours a day.
- Extremely long, prehensile tongue.
- Can see in infra/ultra, but only black and white. Thus they have trouble understanding human art and fashion.
- When pregnant, can hold an embryo in stasis for years.
- Long lived, don't shrivel and wrinkle, but instead loose pigmentation. Old Zeno are albino.