|Personal copy of the Dirdir by Jack Vance|
The series basically shows the adaptability of humanity under the yoke of various alien cultures & how it shapes us as a species. DMs should take note here how the traditional OD&D races could be shaped into a science fantasy campaign Wiki goes into some details about Vance's work
Number Appearing :1 or 1d4 for hunting party
Mr. Wayne Barlow's Dirdir from 1977
Morbius from late 80s
Dirdir loath Deodanths & will attack them on sight considering them both an inferior species & a top level threat.
Using The Dirdir
Since I've been role playing the Dirdir have been appearing in my games from OD&D to Travller. They & there men have always been haunting some God forsaken corner of the campaign world. These guys & their men could appear anywhere & any when Though tied to their specific corner of the multiverse their too good not to pop up as warriors in Terminal Space.
Background menaces in Carcosa & its environs or stalking the wastelands of Mutant Future testing their mettle against the mutant beasts of the plane. They could well appear within Labyrinth Lord as a hazard of some haunt or be employed as exotic mercenaries.
With the release of Star Ships & Space Men second edition ships blundering into their worlds is a likelihood with lots of dead red shirts happening during game time.
These guys are practically made for SWN
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