Humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) are a species of carbon-based bipedal humanoids originating from the planet Aegyn in the Via Aylathiya galaxy. Humans are primarily located in their home galaxy of Via Aylathiya, the Galaxies forming Herschel Space (i.e. the Lewis, Iskadi, Kevenam, and Rodaun galaxies), Azurullya, and Inflorescence. Humans are widely known as one of the most expansionist species in the universe, and, while some counts vary, Humans consistency rank as the most populous intelligent species in the universe.
Due to certain psychological tendencies, the species can often be xenophobic and hostile, having an easy time undergoing "dehumanization," the process by which another tribe or group is no longer considered "Human." Many species, particularly in the first part of their interstellar history, were avoidant or distrustful of humans.
Humans are bipedal vertebrates with a tough endoskeleton composed of protein strengthened by calcium compounds. Their brains and the majority of their sensory organs reside in a case of bone resting atop their shoulders. On their two arms and two legs are generally five digits, although some populations have six. Humans, while originally having large amounts of hair, have lost the majority of their hair as they evolved, with most of it remaining on the head and crotch, with certain, usually male, individuals having large amounts of hair across the rest of the face and body.
Humans share their home system of Helyar with another species known as the Kya. Due to the Kya's marine environment, Humans had a leg up on them, resulting in Helyar being dominated by Humans for most of its history. As of late, the Kya's sovereignty over Helyar has increased greatly, with many considering it to belong to them as Humans have largely abandoned the system.
Humans metabolize organic carbon-based compounds using oxygen as the principle electron-acceptor in this metabolism. They use water as their solvent and their internal fluid is slightly basic compared to pure water. Other prominent elements include nitrogen and phosphorous as both are used in abundance in their double-helixed genetic material known as DNA.
Generally, Humans are a bidepal species that range in heights from 1.5 - 2.2 meters (although some may result in abnormally different heights from genetic defects), with 2 legs used for motion and 2 arms. Each arm is capped with hands that generally possess 5 digits used for grasping and using tools, their main advantage in natural settings. Humans have natural fibers, or hairs that extend from the top of their skull and the skin of their body, used as heat insulation. They have 2 eyes with pupils that come in a range colors such as green, brown, hazel or blue. Other colors, such as purple, yellow, and cyan are common among certain populations of Humans as well. Their nose set slightly below and between these eyes and above the mouth which is used as a sensor for smelling and for breathing.
Humans first evolved on Aegyn in about 300,000 BCE. They emerged in a fairly ideal period of time, avoiding any contact with potentially hostile alien civilizations for most of their history. As they advanced, they would eventually enter the iron age in 32,700 BCE, crossing the line into a "technological civilization" as defined by current authorities on the subject. Several hundreds years afterwards, in 31,812 BCE, Humans advanced enough to become space-faring, landing a probe on their nearest neighbor, Olaris, in 31,800 BCE. Around the same time, Humans captured a probe placed in orbit of their planet created by the Triumvirate Civilization. At this point, Human history would change forever.
The Triumvirate Civilization logged humans as official subjects and would fully incorporate them by the time they began seriously contemplating the idea of an extraterrestrial origin of this craft. As their technology continued to advance, partly through reverse-engineering the probe and partly natural technological development, the Humans would develop fusion energy and begin colonizing the planet of Olaris as the Triumvirate ships took the decades-long journey to Aegyn. In 31,798 BCE, an envoy of the Triumvirate made it to Aegyn and informed them that their local governments would be dissolved, by force if necessary, and replaced with a united Human provincial government. In 31,797 BCE, a nuclear war broke out as the four superpowers of Aegyn fought over who would lead the united Aegyn. The Triumvirate envoy vaporized the missiles as they entered space, ending the war. The governments stepped down, realizing that they could not resist the Triumvirate. They were united into the "Province of Anthrovia" that same year. From there, the province would exponentially grow, as is common for Triumvirate provinces.
When the Triumvirate civilization reformed in 15,089 CE, Humans had the opportunity to create a largely self-governing state within the newly federalized Triumvirate. The humans formed the Yohjan Confederacy, the only democracy within the Triumvirate. This state soon became the largest in the galaxy. Others in the galaxy began to rally against humans due to the threat they posed. Conflicts over territory, religious differences, expansionist policies, and dozens of other factors caused the War of the Final Transition to begin, plunging the galaxy into millennia-long conflict. At the end of the war, the Confederacy split, as did most other powers in the galaxy. After the war, Humans spread out to many places across the universe.
Humans became a major presence around the same time in the early 20,000s. Additionally, Sagittarium, Martial Space, and Herschel Space, some of the regions most dominated or influenced by Humanity in the universe, formed shortly after the turn of the 21st millennium. The 20,000s were undoubtedly what many historians call the "Era of Humans" especially as their nations became the most powerful not only in their galaxy but in the universe. For a time, the vast majority of galactic-level nations were human. Their monopoly on influence may be ending as other species began to once again rival humanity, in particular the Timporians, Aldorians, and Atlins.
To this day humans remain a highly influential species, with significant populations in every galaxy save for the Florathel Galaxy and its satellites.
Nations with significant Human Populations
- The Lewis Nations (33% of Humanity)
- Greater Martial Consilium (14% of Humanity)
- Verpletter Nations (4% of Humanity)
- Kreigsleute (0,5%)
- Commune Federation (0,75%)
- Terran Nationale (0,5%)
- The Deciarchy Of The Overlord (0,5%)
- The Vanguard Republic (0,15%)
- Liberty Empire (0,2%)
- Empire of the Royal Kingdom (0,3)
- Xavier Co-Operative Protectorate (0,2)
- Nakazawa Imperium (0,15%)
- The Sonoran Union (0,25%)
- Cosmic Commonwealth of the Magocracy (0,25%)
- Commonwealth of Aggregate Aylathiya (2% of Humanity)
- Fusion of Crowns (2% of Humanity)
- Kristallaus (1% of Humanity)