The characters that have been drawn to the planet Layodikeya are not drawn because of its awe inspiring exploding volcanoes and majestic views that aliens get from space when seeing the planet for the first time.
Rather, the creatures are almost all drawn to this place by the belief they have in the Substract that exists in this corner of space. They are pulled from almost every conceivable pocket of the known multiverse...They range in size from small to big, and some can fly, others can dig, some can climb, and some are almost unbelievable in their appearance. Some are covered in eyes, many have multiple limbs and some can speak many ways, able to communicate with many types of creatures. So despite all of their physical differences, all, indeed all of the characters have been drawn because of the magnificence of Substract. They usually arrive with some Substract – a token of what they expect to find on the planet Layodikeya itself.
These creatures are called “Hewns”; mainly because they are ultimately used to “cut” or “hew” the valuable Substract from the planet surface. When they arrive from the rest of the universe, the Hewns are tricked, using various coercive and sneaky methods, by the beings that own the giant Gravulator slaving ships. The beings from the Gravulators influence the Hewns into thinking they are “saving the Substract” from other dangerous alien beings. The poor Hewns are, unbeknown to them, then sold to nominator ships – powerful, alien groups who try to gain even more power from the use and sale of Substract. The Hewns were usually told that the nominator ships were simply helping them onto the planet – and are fellow friends; trying to “protect Substract.”
The beings on the Gravulators lay sophisticated plating (also called armour) and integrate devices & weapons onto the Hewns to allow them to either mine the surface of Layodikea, or allow them to fight other Hewns. Nominators therefore get the Hewns as “turnkey biological robots” – able to immediately be used (in some way) on the planet surface.
This is the difficult life that our friends the Hewns faced…but it was not the end of their great story.