The Brrbrlpp were a strange form of life found in the liquid atmosphere of Esfandia. Resembling huge flowers, the Brrbrlpp were actually sentient plants. The petals of an individual Brrbrlpp rippled and moved to provide propulsion, and a ring of photoreceptive organs studded the interior of the petals. Along the center line of each petal was a mass of cilia which were used to draw food toward the creature's mouth, and a tough "skeleton" of fiber kept the creature's body rigid. Trailing behind the main body of the Brrbrlpp was a long tail, which provided stability in the swirling atmosphere. These creatures communicated in an odd form of trinary machine language that sounded to human ears like a bubbling sing-song. The females of the species laid their eggs in deep caves, out of the turbulence of the atmopshere. The males came in later to fertilize them, and the eggs grew inside the caves, warmed by the heat of the planet's core. When the New Republic decided to establish a communications base on the planet, the original base commander discovered that the Brrbrlpp were sentient. It was actually this first commander, a Gran known as Si, who provided them with their trinary language, an action which allowed the two sides to communicate and understand each other's cultures. Brrbrlpp, he discovered, loved to talk. The calls of the Brrbrlpp traveled great distances through Esfandia' liquid atmosphere, and New Republic communications technicians often commented that the entire planet was alive with their chatter. What made the Brrbrlpp culture interesting was that it was built on an ecosystem that was degenerating. Without a sun to keep it warm, Esfandia's inner core was slowly dying out. This meant that, at some point in the future, the Brrbrlpp would need to locate a new home.