Friagloim

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  • Appearance: Fungoid
    • Individuals exist as a gestalt of multiple distinct, telepathically-linked segments (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
    • Single segments take the form of meter-tall clusters of purplish fungal growths (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
  • Biological notes
    • Telepathic capabilities
      • Fully empathic within species (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
      • Potentially telepathic within species (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
        • Full telepathy within an individual's segments (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
      • Low-level telepathy with other individuals (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
        • Able to project emotions, read some imagery-based thoughts (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
    • Only some segments are physically capable of speaking (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
    • Individuals able to divide themselves into subgroups of segments to act independently to a degree (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
    • Death of a single segment results on death of the entire gestalt (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
  • Cultural notes
    • Individuals described according to their number of segments (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
      • Five segments: quinteth (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
    • Segments have distinct names, but individuals are named as a concatenation of all segments' individual names (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
      • When operating as subgroups of segments, segments are named in the same way (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
    • Very few Friagloim leave their homeworld (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)