Subspecies: Haryani

Published on 11.04.2017

The mystical forces of the universe have a direct influence on the human genome. Humans born in the presence of a mystic field, which before the invention of mystic field generators meant those born on a planet with a mystic cycle, sometimes belong to a subspecies.

In the Equinox Universe, many different subspecies have arisen and become extinct over the course of history. This article series features the accounts of members of the various subspecies, each discussing his own people. Naturally subjective and colored by individual experience, we picked those holding true to the most common opinion.

The Haryani

—By Valis Rahn, 3rd Assistant Councilor of Veradyne Corp

Reptiles you say? That is an incorrect and ignorant statement. I’d advise you not to bring up such woefully ignorant and racist phrases in the company of other haryani. I won’t even charge you for my counsel, although I should out of spite.

I can tell by your fidgeting that you’re intimidated by my presence. That is no surprise, since the haryani are the most powerful species in the Consortium. As a matter of fact, if it weren’t for us there would be no Consortium. Yes, that sounds conceited, but it is true. The Consortium is based upon haryani structure and philosophy, including many of its bylaws and principles. A few species argued that we had an unfair advantage in creating the core of the Consortium, but they could not argue with its efficiency and effectiveness.

“Apparently arrogance is an trait inherent to the haryani.”

—VanSent, Nim Geneticist

Due to our business acumen and forward thinking, many species view us as schemers and manipulators. It is a shame that the universe is filled with such fragile egos and even smaller minds. We constantly challenge each other, as well as ourselves. This requires tactics, strategy, and even complex planning. Much of our culture revolves around this philosophy; indeed, all of our corporations apply this mantra in their endeavors. Without schemes and manipulations even the most qualified individual would not long maintain a high-ranking position. These challenges also ensure we are kept on our toes, since we know full well that someone else is always planning on taking our positions. The most convoluted, complex, and intricate plans are usually created by the CEOs of the major corps. These are the stuff of legends, of which other haryani can only whisper in awe and envy.

“It seems that the haryani base their social status on these machinations. The more daring and complex the scheme is, the higher the status. Unfortunately, many other subspecies get caught up in these schemes and hold a certain amount of distrust towards the haryani as a result.”

—Doc Bonebreaker, Phobos Rising

Did you know that every corporation in the Haryan system is haryani owned? That is no small feat, let me assure you. Although humans possess a great amount of raw talent, none can compare to the refined skill of a haryani. Our corps dominate all of Haryan space, providing goods and services of unparalleled excellence across the Consortium. There are other corporations across the Consortium that are owned by other species, but none that are considered competition. Everyone knows this, you included. How do I know this? Because I see at least seven items on your person that are of haryani make, and that doesn’t include any internal devices. As I mentioned before, we are very efficient. Now, let us talk about that poorly crafted Yolusturian vidscriber and why you should purchase the obviously superior Veradyne model.