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The Kindred of the Stars
A Triclops (Triclopes in plural form) is very similar to humans in appearance but for one outstanding feature—a third eye. This third eye is centered on the forehead, about an inch above the brow line, with the tear duct on the right or left side of it depending on whether the Triclops in question is right- or left-handed. Under normal conditions, this third eye looks just like the other two, but when a Triclops is using his psychic powers, the eye glows blue, white, green, red, or a variety of other colors, depending on his mood and/or the extent of his powers. The eye can be covered by jewelry, headbands, or a large hat or helm to conceal it. When it is concealed, it is almost impossible to distinguish a Triclops from a human. Covering the eye, however, hampers a Triclops’s powers.
Triclopes do have a few other features that differentiate them from humans. Their facial features are more angular (most noticeably in the nose and chin), and their canine teeth are also slightly pronounced. Their hair color ranges from black to light brown to various hues of red and blond. Their eye color also ranges from dark brown to hazel, blue, or green.
Most Triclopes possess only minor telepathic or empathic abilities, and generally use these abilities only to detect danger, sense emotions, or telepathically communicate with other Triclopes. Some also have the abilities of clairvoyance, psychometry, and premonitions. Very few Triclopes can actually read minds, and fewer still can perform detailed psychic delvings, but this does not change the false perception, and fear, that all Triclopes can read minds. The truth is, very few can. Triclopes mages and sorcerers lend to the perception that Triclopes possess marvelous powers, but a Triclopes mage or sorcerer is no more powerful than a human mage or sorcerer with similar training.
Triclopes are hated by many other races mainly due to the Great Tyranny, in which the Triclopes Lords lead the forces of Tricar in a bid to conquer and enslave the known world. Others fear them because of their psychic abilities. Over 200 years have passed since that war and the present day, and the old hatreds have begun to fade. Many reasonable humans and Eldrien no longer hate Triclopes, allowing them to at last begin to reintegrate themselves into the world stage.
Triclops Lords were the most powerful of all the Triclopes, and they can trace their noble lineages directly back to their powerful, but long forgotten, ancestors. Triclops Lords are nearly immortal and extremely powerful, possessing tremendous telepathic and telekinetic powers.
The dominance of the Tricarian Triumvirancy began around 790 CA when First Lord Ptakn restored the throne of Tricar. By 1300 CA, the Triclops Lords controlled island-continent of Megonia, and much of the Southern Sea and Coral Sea. During the War of Tyranny, the Triclops Lords came to be known as Tyrant Lords, during which time they committed horrendous atrocities and enslaved millions to serve as mindless drones in their psychically controlled armies. Currently, the Triclops Lords are thought to be extinct and it is believed that their lineages was utterly extinguished in the War of Tyranny.