INFO ON THE SHEE
|AND THE GEAT||
|The Shee or Siše are born inventors, and as
such share many of the typical traits of such people. They
over-engineer everything - they'd happily spend weeks researching a way
of saving time, even though doing the task in the first place might
have only taken five minutes.
This follows the "automobile short-cut" theory to life, in that any short-cut taken on roads invariably takes longer than if you'd stuck with the bad traffic, but good grief, does it feel good to try it.
A typical example of this would be dealing with short sightedness. This problem can be solved using glasses or contact lenses. The Shee would have discovered DNA, found the errant genes and fixed them. Indeed, this is precisely what happened - there are no opticians on Albia.
Technologically, the Shee's creations look and feel like a Jules Verne illustrated novel - a mixture of tubes, escaping steam and pure brute force mixed with incredibly advanced biotech components.
The Shee used their early discovery of DNA to create animals and plants designed to improve the quality of their lives and discovered the wheel hundreds of years after curing every single genetic error in their expansive genome.
The Shee are not good planners. They tend to plan by execution - they have a great idea, try it and see what happens.
|On Earth, they'd
happily fly from Heathrow to San Francisco on the off chance that a
friend would be at home that evening for a drink. It would never cross
their minds to phone first just to be
As a final reference to the Shee's personality, here is a text transcript of a recorded conversation between two Shee, circa. 500 B.E
(500 years before the Shee left Albia forever):
"I say, old chap, I'm on fire."
"Goodness gracious, I expect that hurts. I'll design a device to pump water from the eastern ocean up to here. You get the kettle on."
"Splendid. Sugar, Milk?"
the Shee left Albia a millennia ago, most of their works have crumbled,
but a few remain, such as the shee statue (above), deep
underground, and the Statue of Nornity, found deep in the ocean (below).
They also left machines to teach words to creatures, one of which records their image (right).
The Banshee are a race of Shee more interested in the potential of the Grendel species than that of the Norn species popular with the rest of their kind. They originally had a great love for gadgets, which the other Shee thought to be un-natural.
Perhaps the Lone Shee's exclusion from Shee society was due to an uncannily similar obsession with gadgets.
Later, the Banshee became enamoured of the Grendels. They were the creators of the Banshee Grendels.
The Banshee diverged from the Shee due to experimentation with Grendel D-DNA, eventually left Albia, and fell into Shee lore only to discover the Shee Ark millennia later.
The Geat were originally intended to be the fourth species in Creatures 1, but never made it to production.
Rumours have it that they were intended to be a benevolent draconic life form. The fourth creature slot ended up being used by the Last Of The Shee by Lis Morris.
Only later in C2 did this revert to being considered the Geat slot, and used for many creatures that did not fit the other categories.