Art by, RobustLaser
Common Jobs: Construction Worker, Project Planner, Nutritionist
Likes: Getting things done, Doing nothing afterwards, Recreational substances
Dislikes: Delays, Harshed mellows
Attack Method: Swipe with claws or otherwise try to end encounter promptly.
While most ecton originated religions share similar ideas, whether or not there is any sort of god is debated and disagreed on.
A living ecton is a stout humanoid figure, with clawed, three digited hands and feet, and a stubby tail. Their head has a blocky snout with an overbite, two large pointed ears, and two eyes with white sclera, dark irises, and usually glowing white pupils. Ectons grow hair on the top of their heads, with additional fuzz most commonly at the tips of their ears.
The glow of their pupils is caused by what is referred to by the ectons as their soul.The soul is an organ in a state of matter with both colloidal and gaseous properties. An ecton’s soul is located below its neck connected to the spinal cord, where it ‘records’ neural impulses.
Ectons hold a strong belief in tradition, which many researchers across the universe have described as ‘obnoxiously stubborn.’ Aside from adamantly refusing to accept their unique organ as anything other than a soul, they’re often reluctant to adopt modern technological solutions to problems. This doesn’t mean they reject technology altogether so much as they’re liable to stick with what they know rather than accept newer advances in areas such as automation or medicine.
Despite some stubbornness, generally ectons give off a laid-back attitude, but in actuality they are quite hard workers. Popular ecton procedure is to never start on any project you do not plan on finishing. This means that most of the time one might casually encounter an ecton is when they are enjoying their time between projects, before working tirelessly on the next.
If one were to observe an ecton in the midst of a project, they might get the impression that the ecton finds their work incredibly stressful -- this is because of the species wideheld belief of the afterlife. They have, as they see it, concrete proof of an eternal soul, and a second chance at finishing up any unfinished business they have not yet completed. The belief goes that if you pass on to the afterlife without completing all of your prior business, you will suffer for eternity.
Early ecton societies were in conflict about many things, but almost all religions could agree on one thing: The spirit lives on for a reason. These religions changed over time, merging, splitting, and exchanging power and influence, but overall a focus on the completion of unfinished business stuck.
With such a strong sense of leaving no project unfinished, development exploded. Building projects would be started, and nobody would be willing to leave it unfinished for long. Naturally those in the business of building would want to get back at it again, and cities grew exponentially. Upon the advent of space travel, homeworld development slowed down, as many ectons felt they could get more use of their work ethic by taking to the stars, but those staying home have continued their work in their own ways.
Nooch has a warm climate and most of the planet’s landmasses are narrow enough that ocean access is not far. The spread of tectonic plates make seismic activity common in most locations, but extreme tremors are uncommon. Southern regions are known for their beaches and tourism, and northern regions are more notable for their forests and forest fires. Nearly 30% of the planet’s land is developed on, and even some underwater locations have seen towns forming by the particularly ambitious.
Soulless: Some ectons have darkened pupils. This means their inner light, normally generated by their soul, isn’t shining. Ecton without a soul are generally pitied by others at best, and more often than not are simply avoided.
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• Ecton home remedies have proven popular amongst a small but notable portion of the universe, with one particularly successful website, Gunk, being responsible for introducing millions to these treatments.