The rikchiks are a race of intelligent creatures from the 2nd planet of Alpha Centauri A.

Rikchik Physiology

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 for manipulation. 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.

Rikchik Language

The rikchiks' language is covered on another page. Briefly, they use their tentacles to communicate in a sign language. Their grammatical structure is very versatile, and their vocabulary is logographic.

Rikchik homeworld

A small, warm planet, with one main continent. See the planet and system information page.

Rikchik culture

More here as I write it. So far information is available on mating practices and religion.

Rikchik technology

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.

Rikchik history

More here as I write it.

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Browser note

Rikchik is an logographic language, so you won't get much out of this site with a non-graphical browser. Graphics-wise, I've used the align attribute of the <img> 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 dmm@suberic.net. Thanks!
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 by Denis. Word assembly program utilizes gd, a graphics library, and GD.pm, 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.