|Homeworld (Origin)||Beckett's Murky Venture|
|Age of spaceflight||TBAL|
|Life span||45-55 Earth standard years|
|Habitat||Oxygen-Nitrogen and Oxygen-bearing Water|
|Number scheme||Radix 10|
The Dgn, like their brethren the Shmrn, are the descendants of a joint Shaper and Lightbearer uplifting program begun with dextrous, tool using, but pre-civilized saltwater marsh dwellers. The Dgn are the branch cultivated by the Shapers and remain an integrated servant class in Shaper society.
Old description deprecated, new one to be added
Through genetic engineering their life expectancy has been extended to over 50 years.
The Dgn can breathe in both atmospheric and aquatic conditions, provided that there is sufficient oxygen dissolved in the water. They do, however, require either a humid land environment, or frequent re-wetting to keep both their skin and breathing orifices from drying out. The native Dgn habitat ranged from coastal saltwater marsh-land to tidal flats and into the coastal shallows themselves.
What native culture existed among the pre-modified Dgn has been greatly altered. Bred for servitude, the Dgn are not greatly renowned for intellectual achievements. The Dgn exist as a servant race for the Shapers, working on nearly all Shaper aquatic projects, and filling other unwanted roles in society. The one noted exception to this rule is the use of Dgn as medical assistants in Shaper hospitals, where their dexterity has proved them faster than humans at prepping the injured for surgery. While the rights of the Dgn are well defined by the Shapers, and abuse is not at all tolerated, their rights are not the same as those of the Shapers, and if the Dgn are to be considered citizens of the Shaper political body, then they are, at best, second class citizens. The Shapers have built them to not be overly concerned about this (the Shapers having had a different vision of what they desired from their uplift than the Lightbearers, who were more concerned with continued evidencing of their believed and beloved superiority over lesser species). One cannot say that the Dgn are entirely pleased with their position, but neither can one say that there is fertile ground for revolt, as the Dgn do not seem to possess within them a particular desire to be forced to decide their own destinies. As the Dgn do not complain and the Shapers do not overtly or actively seek to mistreat the Dgn, their freedom is something sought after by activist groups rather than brought about by an armed foreign entity.
Whatever glimmerings of disorganized religious beliefs they may have had as more simple creatures have been lost. Currently prohibited from engaging in organized religious activities due to historic fostering of undesired solidarity.
Dgn use Human numbers.
- Source: cvs