The rikchiks are a race of
intelligent creatures from the 2nd planet of Alpha Centauri A.
There is more information about rikchik physiology on another page. Some highlights:
The rikchik body consists of a large (~2 ft. diameter) sphere,
which contains almost all the rikchik's organs, supported by 49
long (~6 ft.) tentacles.
In the front of the sphere is a single eye with a circular eyelid.
The 7 tentacles immediately below the eye are shorter and lighter,
and are used for talking and fine manipulation.
Non-talking tentacles are used both for locomotion and
Rikchiks have no sense of hearing.
Their skin requires moisture to stay healthy.
Skin color and eye color are both a medium green.
A mouth-equivalent is at the bottom of the sphere, at the center
of the tentacles.
The rikchiks' language is covered on
Briefly, they use their tentacles to communicate in a sign language.
Their grammatical structure is very versatile, and their vocabulary
A small, warm planet, with one main continent. See the
planet and system information
More here as I write it. So far information is available on
mating practices and
More here as I write it. For now, suffice it to say that when they
came in contact with humanity, human and rikchik tech levels were
more or less equivalent.
More here as I write it.
Table of Contents
Rikchik is an logographic language, so you won't get much out
of this site with a non-graphical browser. Graphics-wise, I've
align attribute of the
tag often, and made some use of tables. I've switched to PNGs for the
assembled words. I think everything should
look all right on most every browser, but if something breaks your
browser, please let me know at
Last modified Sun-day, 5 Chaos 20, 1-Block 19, Dark 6:5:42
(2019-01-13) by Denis Moskowitz.
Rikchik culture and language also
Word assembly program utilizes
gd, a graphics library, and
a perl interface to gd. gd is © 1994, 1995, Quest Protein Database
Center, Cold Spring Harbor Labs. GD.pm is © 1995, Lincoln D. Stein.
Both are used with permission.