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General Information
Homeworld Irath
Height Roughly Human
Locomotion Bipedal
Sapience Level Sapient
Behind the Scenes
Universe Defiance

The Irathients are a member race of the Votans and the most populace of the Votan races on the planet Earth.

Biology & AppearanceEdit


Irathients have broad and flat nasal bridges, reddish skin and often have red hair. Irathients are naturally athletic and have intense combat skills.


They are a proud, tribal people with a deep love of the natural world and aggressive demeanor. They are often perceived as feral by others. Irathients are handsome and naturally athletic. They are fierce fighters and pride themselves on their low-tech hand-to-hand combat skills. Irathients greet each other with their hands out and the word eseneziri, which literally means "Without concealed weapons or hidden agendas."

Irathients prefer the company of their own kind, but because they evolved on the same planet as Sensoths and Liberata, they enjoy a degree of kinship with those races. They resent Castithans' sense of superiority. Irathients view Humans as crude and lacking respect for the natural world.


Irathients are a deeply spiritual people, believing in a god that they call Irzu. Irathient spirituality is made up of three idealized parts of the body:

  • Gyabire (the brain) the seat of intellect
  • Gyagbe (the heart} the source of vitality
  • Gyargye (the stomach) the house of emotion.



The Irathient language is spoken at a slow and deliberate pace. It is rich in consonant clusters, and may sound halting at times as a result. Some of the other Votan races consider Irathient coarse and harsh. But for anyone who's studied their speech, it's clear that Irathients take great care in finding unique ways to describe the world around them.

  • Eseneziri! — Hello!
  • Tikwithe wazaze? — Where's the bathroom?
  • Lemak ewei. — I love you.
  • Ume tha hunu gyi gyagya. — I need cash.


  • Irathients are one of the playable races in the Defiance game.

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