Introduction – Grindlings are a strange small race of highly territorial beings. They are not aggressive, but just very territorial. They are no bigger than a Chuwawa but are relatively strong for their size, and can carry roughly 40 lbs upon their backs. Their Strengths come from their keen perception which make them extraordinary strategists. In a space battle they can see minuet movements in opponents fleets which help them anticipate and plan actions and reactions. Despite being extraordinary strategists they are lousy scientists and have a slower time researching than other races. They also have penalties on ground combat due to their diminished stature, but will/won't ever retreat from a conflict even if the chance of winning is zero, they have to much pride. Lastly, Grindlings though not mean natured, are horrible at diplomacy due to their difficulty relating/communicating to other races.
Homeworld – Grind is a small mountainous moon that orbits a gas giant Gilgore. It has a good atmosphere with a lot of water, but the majority of the water is in the form of snow upon the peaks of the many mountains. The air is composed of oxygen, carbon dioxide , and other elements just like earth and in fact Grindlings breath oxygen just the same as humans. There are few plants and a few varieties of animals but the size of the planet leads to dwarfism and lack of variety. The entire moon is about ¼ the size of earths moon.
A reason for leaving the home planet – As the Grindling nations progressed they saw the need for more land so that they could continue to grow in numbers. Food was becoming scarce and the song “It's a small world” never fit so well as with Grind. Grindlings' first satelites and shuttles found that though Gilgore was totally uninhabitable, with some effort colonies could be set up on several of Gilgore's numerous moons. And so the Grindlings set out in exploration of new homes. As they colonized these different moons the Grindlings sense of adventure and intrigue grew. They were so use to the same few plants and the same few animals that when seeing alien landscapes caused a renossance of sorts. Their poets wrote sonets and their artist painted murals. And with every new moon colonized came new food and new sights. Soon the Grindlings had colonized every moon but wanted more adventure and new territories so they set off to search for new worlds and new sights.
Physical description – Grindlings are small. If on earth they would be classified as mammal but lay eggs just like a platupus. They have for feet each with a hoof and an opposabal digit. These hoofs are slightly magnetic and helped them actually stick to their natural terrain. As they have ventured farther and farther from Grind they have slowly lost their magnetism however but still contain some traces of it. Grindlings are deaf because they have no ears, instead they have highly developed eyes which cells are so sensitive can actually detect vibrations in the air and thus Grindlings hear in a sense through sight. That is why their culture is so fascinated by new sights, they enjoy seeing just like you may enjoy eating ice cream or a steak. This has lead them to have difficulties communicating with other races though because of the differences in how they percieve one another and thus Grindlings are horrible diplomats. They can hear the intentions of others but get frustrated that others can hear their intentions in the same way. Grindlings are also covered by a thick fur that is warm but corse. Lastly Grindlings only eat meat, but will never eat it raw.
Social Structure – Tribal, territorial. Grindlings seek to build their libraries of art for the whole species but tend to be nomadic and tribal in their government. Therefore their government is inefficient but works.
History – Still in the works.
Race Attributes – One of the best space combatists. Poor research, poor ground combat, poor diplomacy. Phobia towards water, thus can't live on water worlds.