Elusive race from Saiph in the Orion cluster that seem very interested in the trade of meats and fruits. An tentative sketch from Professor Eeeeeert showed them to be spider-like creatures. Traders have reported seeing Saiphim of a wide variety of sizes, all together.
All quasi-diplomatic communication with the Saiphim happens at a buoy out in the middle of nowhere, off the network. They have rudimentary translation tech that has helped traders and the other people work with them; for instance, Olufunmilayo carried a digital canvas that they could summon images, symbols, and simple words onto. Olufunmilayo didn’t verbalize, but were able to hear and interpret what the players said somehow.
When threatened, a small Saiphim in body armor can puff up/expand from the size of a teacup to the size of a soup bowl.
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