A Humanoid race noted for their unusual language.
They have no visible auricles, but instead have two small holes located on the sides of the head, a little higher than the Human ear. A large ridge runs from the top of the nose to the back of the scalp and several more bony ridges, or flaps of skin, can be observed on the sides of the skull.
Their mathematical and musical notations are very closely linked. Tamarian engineers and programmers literally sing equations, transferring instructions through music. Even in ordinary speech, numerical information can be conveyed through the pitch of a Tamarian’s voice, though it can be hard for Human ears to discern the nuances. This answers the infamous question one linguist posed to illustrate the apparent limitations of Tamarian as a practical language: “Mirab-his-sails-unfurled factor what, sir?”
Palwin of the Fields: A well-intentioned but naive monarch who affronted the gods with his hubris. Stricken by madness, he inflicted horrors on his people until he was deposed, blinded, and cast out into the fields as a beggar. But without his sight to blind him and his power to fetter him, madness brought him sacred insight. His wisdom and humility inspired his people, and the new faith that arose from his proclamations tempered the harshness of the regime that deposed him. They eventually won the new king to the cause of peace, ushering in an age of prosperity.
All uniforms consist of several layers of olive-green fabric, augmented with dark green leather. Several small colourful applications and stripes are only visible when viewing the garment up close. The full uniform consists of the trousers and tunic, long green leather boots and a double shoulder-strap connected to a belt, both of which are also made of leather. A decorative pattern can be seen on the sides of the tunic’s sleeves. Several small ornaments made from thin metal pieces and colourful stones are attached to the front right side of the uniform. Dathon, a captain, carried five such pieces, while his first officer wore three. A sheath for a dagger is fastened to the front of the leather straps in all officers, while command officials also have a small pouch on the belt, attached to the left. This is typically used to store a book, possibly a hand-written equivalent of the Captain’s log. Physical props are of course essential in Tamarian culture, and captains regularly engage in ritualistic actions involving seemingly primitive tools.