One of the five major races of Hybridis. Of the five they are best suited for dwelling underground, both in terms of digging ability and having the senses to navigate subterranean tunnels. They have the best dark vision and keenest sense of smell, however they also have the worst vision in light. While other races have some sort of color variation the scales of a talpman are always black. They have sharp retractable claws meant for digging. When not seeing regular use the claws of a talpman require trimming, an overwhelming majority prefer trimming through scratching certain objects over using tools. In some cultures trimming is a social activity.