|Exomen are the product of the Starmaker, and ancient reptilian god said to have been the creator of each and every star in the galaxy, after which she lamented her loneliness among her beautiful starfield. It was with her burning desire to share her creation that she gave up the very last of her power to create the first two Exomen, Life and her brother Death. They both celebrated what the Starmaker had given and what she had lost, and with this, began the first decoration of the planets that begun to orbit the stars. When the two grew to an ancient age, they chose to each give up half of their power to create Birth, A mother for the new Exomen, someone who posessed such great power that she could single handedly continue the species.
After eons, Birth’s energy had begun to wear thin, as such, a new order of reproduction was put in place by the Exomen, where the current generation would squander themselves entirely, putting their mass amounts of energy together to create an entire new generation of Exomen all in one fell swoop. Initially, Birth detested the idea, and struggled with the concept of giving up what was thought to be her only purpose in life, though she was eventually able to be convinced, as she shifted her objective to being a teacher instead.
||Exomen as a species have been creating for as long as there have been things to make, but once that generation is gone, evolution is up to chance. The Adumbral Empire was one such creation that grew to unforseen sizes. What was originally a small colony of creatures that fed through photosynthesis had evolved into a ravenous empire of solar starved monsters that feed exclusively on stars, and as such, seek out to destroy any solar systen that stands in their way, even if they wound up being the descendents of their own creators.
The empire was vicious in their rampage of Xeptuthina’koff, the homeland of the Exomen, taking pure advantage of the Exomen‘s cowardly nature, and after the fall of their leader Birth, the poor creatures were fish in a barrel to the coordinated attacks of the swarm. When things seemed like they couldn’t get any worse, the Exomen were enslaved, and forced into doing the bidding, being given ghastly names with the goal of transfering the intent of those words to convert the creatures into being violent. This did not work.