The Fei are the plantlike people of Venus
. Their striking appearance demands attention, with coloration in all shades of the rainbow. Their breath is toxic to other humanoids
, so travelling Fei wear masks to avoid poisoning others.
Fei are humanoid. The archetypical Fei is tall and slender, with intensely pink or bright white skin. However, they come in all shapes and sizes, and any colour imaginable. Fei have a lot of control over their own growth, with the ability to even generate new limbs or merge existing ones. Some Fei use this to blend in on other planets, but Venusian Fei use this ability for self-expression. The growth process takes years, and significantly slows down as the Fei gets older.
Fei have also embraced symbiosis
, though many struggle to see where the Fei end and the symbiont begins. Symbiosis was practiced in Venus back in ancient days, but seems to have fallen out of favour for most of Venusian history. Since it's reintroduction in the early spacefaring age, however, the practice has exploded in popularity.
Fei aren't just toxic, but naturally intoxicating. Most creatures find the fumes of the Fei narcotic. Staying awake under the effects of the fumes givies a pleasant high.
The fumes are not physically addictive, but they can be irritating and cause inflamation. Prolonged exposure to unmasked Fei can damage the lungs and immune system.