It is unclear exactly how long the Psychlos have been in
existence, but records extend back several hundred thousand years.
The Psychlos are physically largeabout nine feet tall,
weighing somewhere near a tonand have the strength to
kill a man with just one blow, making them a force to be reckoned
In order to survive in Earth's
atmosphere, Psychlos have to wear special breathe-masks over
their faces. They also have other physical attributes that
tend to make them look a bit strange and ugly, such as different
colored fur, sharp talons in place of fingers and an extra
talon on their right paw.
For fear of revolt, the Psychlos refrain from creating colonies,
and planet Psychlo,
or "home planet" as it is called, runs all of the
Psychlo operations, including those of Intergalactic
Mining and other large companies.
About three hundred thousand years ago, the Psychlo economy
was highly dependent upon ore and metals, with mining as its
primary business. At the time, however, the Psychlos were
in an economic mess, with mobs and unemployment and heavy
depressions. Added to this was the fact that they bred like
herrings and had a massive population to deal with.
About two thousand years later they encountered a race known
as the Selachee,
who have banking as their main industry. With the Psychlos'
exclusive control of teleportation and shipping arrangements
it was very easy for the Selachees
to help them build markets for their metals. The Psychlos
became prosperous and developed more ways to mine, and the
to it that they were economically stable.
Then suddenly, from the Psychlo point of view, an awful thing
happenedanother race stole or invented teleportation.
It terrified them. It is unclear what happened next; however,
it seems that this other race (Boxnards,
Universe 6) tried to put teleportation to military use. The
Psychlos got there first and the entire seven planets of the
Boxnards, and every
and races associated or allied with the Boxnards,
were wiped out. It took the Psychlos years to execute it,
but no one ever found any trace of the Boxnards
After about half a century of reclusion following this event,
the Psychlos reemerged as the cruelest, most sadistic oppressors
any universe had ever seen. However, they were in deep internal
trouble again and went to the Gredides
System and actually begged the Selachees
for help. They wanted money to hire soldiers and buy arms.
Of course, the Selachee
government (and every other race in sixteen universes) wanted
nothing to do with them and it looked like outright war.
They were then turned over to Lord Loonger (a Selachee)
of the Galactic Bank and a deal was madethe Galactic
Bank would handle all economic concerns and peace conferences
for the Psychlos in exchange for teleportation services and
protection. It was because of this deal that the Psychlos
were able to stabilize and become the strongest force across