Affiliated with the Galactic Bank, the small, gray Selachees
are ideal bankers, as they can eat anything, breathe almost
any atmosphere and live on almost any gravity. They come from
the three habitable planets of the Gredides
System. Somewhat similar to Earth,
the planets contain nine surface parts of water to only two
parts of land on the average.
With about five billion inhabitants on each planet, it is
quite a busy population. Although mostly devoted to banking,
they have engineers and specialists and, naturally, lots of
About three hundred thousand years ago the Selachee ran into
the Psychlos. They were not conquered;
in fact, they didn't even fight a war. In those days the Psychlos
were not as bad as they became about a hundred thousand years
later. The Psychlos were actually
under economic stress and severe unemployment due to their
rocketing breeding count. The Selachees helped bring stability
to the Psychlos by introducing
computer technologies for handling their financial systems.
As time went on, the Psychlos
got into additional troubles and begged the Galactic Bank
for more help. They were brought to the bargaining table and
it was negotiated that the bank would handle all economic
connections they had with other races, handle all transfers
of Psychlo funds, handle all peace
conferences. And in return every Selachee would be held inviolate,
the Selachee planets and the Gredides
System were totally hands off, and the Psychlos
would furnish teleportation facilities throughout the universes
for the bank. They signed, got their money, and they stabilized.
As a result, the Selachees gained economic control over all
known universes, galaxies and planets.
The stated purpose of the Galactic Bank is to bring economic
stability to the universes and galaxies through loans and
interest. However, their true intentions and ambitions, while
appearing to be altruistic, are suspect.