The Fanch were a culture of aquatic entities. The Idiran Empire deemed the Fanch powerful and respectable adversaries. The Idirans destroyed them before Xoxarle was born.[1]


The Fanch believed the Milky Way was created by their water god based on their appearance, and that the galaxy belonged to them. The Idirans considered this belief heretical.[1]


A central pod housed the brain and major organs. Tentacles extended from the pod; they were thick at the body, thin at the tips, and lined with suckers.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Consider Phlebas, chapter 13

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