Refugees from a now dead world, it is thought that the ten thousand or so Takaran on Earth are the last of their kind. Due to a freak of biology, they are reliant on a chemical that was abundant in animals and plants on their homeworld but nonexistant elsewhere. That is, except from other Takaran For this reason, they have become unrepentant cannibals, eating their dead and hunting other Takaran clans to survive. On Earth, they are a species of brutal murderers for the most part and they often live amongst the populace, passing for humans. Their skin can shift colour, allowing them to blend into the scenery when hunting, but whatever colour, it appears greasy and rubbery to the human eye.