|Personality||Torn between abstract thinking and aggressive nature due to having two separate brains|
The Zymphala's evolution into sapience wasn't entirely natural, as an ancient race known as the Sculptors were known to have literally "sculpted" the species.
"Zymphala possess two heads, and with it, two brains. While the upper brain typically deals with abstract thinking since they reached sapience, the lower brain deals with action. This is not always great, as they can become torn between war and art."
"Even at the start of their society, Zymphala were torn between love and war. Oftentimes the lower head would ruin great negotiations with other tribes by the upper head."
"Zymphala had a rough time getting spaceborn, but it was all due to internal conflicts - both between individuals and between each one's two heads as well. Social parties often turned into ballroom brawls."
"The Zymphala often take the role of starchitects, building stylish fortresses that are as beautiful as they are impenetrable. They travel the galaxy peddling their wares...and warring with factions seemingly at random."
Species Type: Warm-blooded Sextapodal Organism
Lifestyle: Social Warrior-Artists
Hunt/Forage Success Rate: Unspecified
Armor: Zymphala do not have natural armor outside of some interlaced, leathery fibers on certain sections of the body. They fashioned wooden armor during their tribal era, and usually avoided wearing armor during much of their civilization (although metal was typically used for soldiers in war times). These days, their interstellar explorers and colonial inhabitants wear molecular forcefields to protect themselves from outside harm.
Defenses: Zymphala are built with strong legs that allow them to move quickly and leap impressive distances, which can aid just as much in their escape from their own predators as it does in their catching prey items. Certain sections of their body are interlaced with leathery fibers to strengthen their form and allow for easier survival. Spines emerge from the upper portion's torso to protect them from behind, as well.
Weapons: The upper body, despite being the herbivorous and more peaceful one, possess sharp claws on a pair of two-fingered hands and a pair of crushing claws. The lower body have developed four powerful legs that can catch up to prey and leap after them and onto them. The upper head also possess small antlers that are used during charges. The lower mouth have sharp, needle-like teeth for consuming meat of fish or dead or barely alive terrestrial prey.
Tools: Zymphala have a somewhat difficult time manipulating objects, as they possess only one pair of two-digit fingers that are useful for manipulation. This has led to the upper brain to relish artistic expression.
Method of Eating: Unspecified
Reproductive Rate: Unspecified
Number of Offspring: Unspecified
Offspring Survival Rate (before age of maturity): Unspecified