The Gedars were submen: primitive humanoids of the
same basic raw material as the Nenns, but of a generally brutish, low
They were generally of a strong physique, but their build
varied widely; some were tall and rangy, others squat and sturdy.
Their faces were crude, misshapen by our standards, like the products of
an inexpert sculptor.
Their first appearance in great numbers in Syoom was in
the Vanadium Era, when, sensing the weakened state of the Nenns after the
Great Winter, the hardy submen swarmed across the plains, looting
Their origins are, however, said to be much
earlier. It is believed that the prebiotic lake or
sivvan, from which true humanity evolved on Ooranye, shed some
"leavings" before it dried up completely, and these remnants staggered
erect and took quasi-human form.