Bem

Bem (oculocimex portentum)

Bug-Eyed Monsters, or BEM, are another species of alien from humanity's collective sub-conscious. While there are no documented encounters with a Bem before the Exodus, many stories of "pulp science fiction" have descriptions of the Bem that are completely accurate. The Bem stand just under 1.2 meters in height and vary greatly in appearance. The only truly common trait among the race as a whole is their "bug eyes". The eyes of a Bem look like those of a fly, and are at least three times bigger than would seem appropriate for the Bem's size.

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BEM
Lifeform Type: Energy
Average Size: 1.2 meters
Species Type: Unipedal (Slug/Gel)
Reproductive Type: Non sexual/Autosexual (Mitosis)
Age Longevity: 151-250 years/cycles
Civilization Traits of the Bem
Space Sciences: Manned Interstellar Probes, Planetary Colonization, Subspace Radios
Engineering Sciences Microcircuits, Advanced Electronics/Computers, Jets, Basic AI
Biological Sciences: Bacteriology, Immunology, Hybridization, Basic Hydroponics, Microsurgery
Physical Sciences: Complex Optics, Rudimentary Chemistry, Gun Powder
Planetary Sciences: Geothermal Energy, Artificial Higher Elements
Psionics Sciences: No Accomplishment, Magic
Magical Sciences: No Accomplishment
Social Sciences: Large scale social planning
Cultural Organization: No Accomplishment, Anarchy
Cultural Attitude: Peaceful exploration for friendly allies, Avoid War