The Arabuli people were, until recent years, fairly insular as a species. In spite of this fact, they have long been among the most critical and well connected species in the galactic community. This dichotomy was created by the mastery of Jump Ring technology that the species is renowned for. While they are among the few older members of the galactic community that don't claim to have created the first Jump Rings, they are indisputably the ones that made the current massive RTS network a practical reality. This is attributed to the Arabuli on account of their creation of the immensely complex and accurate mathematical algorithms needed for Jump Rings to link up over interstellar distances. These algorithms allowed Jump Rings to be spaced much farther apart, and make the entire RTS system truly viable. That the species has also leveraged their considerable mathematical gifts and unique culture to become to galaxy's foremost experts on the physical Jump Ring hardware only amplifies their importance and influence in galactic politics.

Physically speaking, the Arabuli are humanoids averaging a touch over 1.5 meters in height, with a stocky, muscular build and a fairly wide spectrum of eye colors. Like the majority of the galaxy's species, they are a dual-gendered mammalian race, with a fairly typical division of gendered characteristics. Most notable of all in regards to their appearance is a wide variance in skin tone, but this characteristic is artificially induced as part of their culture, with the vast majority of Arabuli being naturally born an extremely pale purple in coloration.

The artificially induced skin coloration, running through the entire spectrum of purple and onto a pitch black, is tied in with the central pillar of Arabuli society, the Arabuli Hierarchy. Previously considered by most to be a sort of caste system, recent loosening of the cultural prohibitions against sharing its structure have begun to erode that misconception. In reality, while it bares a surface similarity to caste systems, it is more properly a sort of "merit" system.

Each Arabuli, regardless of birth, is expected to leave their family upon reaching adulthood, setting out on a personal quest of self-improvement. Talents are carefully identified and nurtured during each Arabuli child's youth, and the initial rank they possess within the hierarchy is determined by testing done as they reach their age of majority. Each skill known and talent developed, as well as the degree to which those skills have been mastered, is analyzed and rated to determine the hierarchical rank given to the new adult. This too is also where the skin dye begins to come in. While there are official ranks given on ID, in order to allow quick visual ranking of a hierarchy member, a permanent skin dye is used to darken the skin of an individual, the darker the skin tone the higher the rank. The very first "dye-day" is performed at age of majority, with additional dye-days being arranged when new skills are mastered or old ones are mastered to a greater level. Culturally, the aspiration of nearly all Arabuli is to reach as high a heirachcal ranking as they can, a feat achievable only by personal merit.

As for the actual benefits of the increased ranking, aside from greater respect, only Arabuli of certain rankings can take on certain jobs or hold government offices, higher ranks get access to greater education and rare opportunities, and the hierarchy government provides living stipends and other rewards to those of higher merit(rank). In this way, among the Arabuli people, merit (either by talent or hard work) is everything. While there is an element of favoritism for the families of those who reach higher ranks (the level of advanced education open to children being the mean average of their parent's ranks, basic education and self teaching resources are available to all), all Arabuli have the opportunity to become prominent members of their species.

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