These dark almost black race of feline rock beings come from a harsh environment of pure chaos. The air constantly spins with debris and small rocks, but that doesn’t make the planet like the ley lines that course through the planets sky. Lighter then Rifts Earth, these beings survive and even thrive by channeling magic in a form of stone magic. Their own carvings have created a series of magic writings carved in the very walls, floors and ceilings of their ships. There is no buttons to push, no switches to pull, no levers to pull; a society of stone magic that is pure.
As a race the Taur are conquers and it comes to little surprise that the first people that the Taur exposed Earth to was the ‘Fallen One’, a banished being that was supposed to redeem himself by learning everything he could to turn it over. He failed. Society refused to have him crushed. Several weeks later he disappeared.
The Taur have a total of 31 planets that they now control; Earth will make 32 (if they succeed). Their government is in the Ilta quadrant of space and Earth is only 32 light years away. Earth was the first choice back in the 1950’s but they put off the conquest because of other richer sources. They assumed that Earth was going to keep their docile and easily conquerable state; they were wrong.
The Taur are divided into classes based on how smooth their ‘skin’ is. The smoother the higher the class (predominately female). Their society also is based on gyno-plutocracy (the more money a female has, the more power). Gems are their exchange of currency and breaking into a higher class is hard even with the right amount of money (and sex for that matter). The highest level called the Guchii control the space travel and expansion of the empire. Thirty-Six families control the top tier with about twenty-seven clinging to the power that the top nine have. With money being the breaker of power dumb people get positions that they should of never had but that is the few and in between, the vast majority are extremely intelligent but somewhat inbred thus causing mutants; the ‘Fallen One’ came from such a family.
Mutants are a new wild card in the Taur society and they are worried that the mutants may one day take over and control the society and change the government that they have had for the last nine hundred and ninety-nine years, but because they have laws preventing the destruction of their own race (even the abhorrent mutants) they are now racing to change the laws of those people who have power, money and mutants in their families. The government is locked up attempting to change the law. The High Empress refuses to change the law, after all her son was Mehos, “the fallen one”.