was considering a srt of IC article on research in the various creatures, and people of New Babbage, so far this is what I have
Humans: the majority of Babbage’s population would be humans, upright primates possibly descended from the cro-magnon man if you follow Darwin.
Furries/Moreus/Ani-men: people with various animal characteristics, known b many names and origins, and various subspecies of animals, some theories is that they originated from the experiments of Dr. Moreu, though some claim not to have anyting to do with it, some claim to be the offspring of such experiments, and some can trace their ancestors to before he had begun his experimentation. Research into this species is on going and very slow for this very reason, no-one will agree to their origins. Despite this, they still make up a sizeable portion of the city’s population.
Clockworks/clanks/automotons: Much of Babbage’s workforce these days are artificial constructs, generally built with specific tasks in mind, some of the more complex designs can usually preform a few different task, extremely advanced varieties appear to have sentience and free will.
Zombies: originally considered myth, after last years outbreak of zombie plauge, it’s hard to dismiss them. Generally, the zombies of last year were either from a mix of chemicals, possibly from the canals, or a virus, there were actually 2 seperate outbreaks, possibly by related virus, one originating in the Academy during the time it was just starting to be built, and in Babbage Square (Researcher’s note: it was not the work of proffessor Footman! he was….away! fishing! yes!) The Zombies were essentially reanimated corpses, in various stages of decay, and very limited mental prowess, as well as a constant hunger for the living. The disease is highly contagious and can be transferred trough a bite, or blood. Not to be mistaken with the Revenant, wich is also a corpse but animated through more esoteric means
Revenant: generally still thought to be myth, similar to the zombie, but animated through occult practices, and without the ravenous hunger, or contageion associated with the zombies
Vampire: a creature of myth, suppsedly drinks the blood of the living, leends could possible be based on mis-identified zombies.
Lycan: any variety of shape-shifter, wolves and felines are the most common. another myth possibly based off early accounts of moreus.
Ghost: current research by Footman Industries has created the theory that they are the consiousness of the dead, utilizing a form of phsyco-somatic etheric energy to still interact with the living world, as the consciousness would be a form of energy, and energy can not be destroyed, only converted. More study is needed, however it should be noted a ‘ghost’ is not so-called magic.
Wiggyfish: an ugly variety of fish native to babbage, noted for it’s ugly appearance, tough skin, and aweful stentch. it is one of Babbage’s cheif exports, and a common ingredient in Babbage dishes.
Dinosaur: largely extinct, there have been occasional sightings at least two or three times of living velociraptors in babbage however.
Voles: small rodents used in the production of vole oil and vole butter
Mermaids/Mermen: originally thought to be myth, the discovery of a frozen merman few months back, has raised the possibility they do exist. there have been findings of what appear to be ramshackle homes at the bottom of the Vernian Deep.
Cecaelia: a varient of mermaid, these have the upper half of a human, and the lower half gives way to octopus tentacles, relatively unknown
Air Kraken: a variety of giant squid that lives in the air, like their sea dwelling cousins, little is known aside from the fact they are very dangerous
Martians: beings from Mars that have invaded Babbage numerous times, little is known of them, they are either mechanical tripods, or are organic and pilot the tripods.
Hobs: a variety of short people living in babbage, possibly humans afflicted with dwarfism, though there is myths and folklore surrounding them as well
Mole Men: a race of subterranian humanoids resembling moles, and living within tunnels deep below the surface, their last king had his spine ripped out.
Dragons, Oriental: A breed of reptile normally found in the far East, noted for a more serpentine shape, possible mane , possible antlers or horns, growths on the snout give the resemblance of a long drooping mustache on some varients
Timelords: More a class or profession than a race, though they are almost all of a supposed xenos species from a world called Galifrey, so would be called Gallifreyans to be more precise, Having developed advanced time travel technology, they often travel in small boxes. supposedly as they die they regenerate new bodies. Currently almost all resemble a man in a suit and hi-tops and leave their time boxes in inconvenient locations. there is rumor that some of the more well respected residents of the city may be timelords, but there is no evidence of this as they do not resemble Homo-chronos Tennantis and have not been seen leaving blue boxes in the middle of the street or people’s living rooms.
and of course they don’t exist anyway
Tinies: a varient of the furry, or Moreu, known for a diminutive size. their cute aspect may be a method of defense
Kraken, Ocean: the ocean bound cousin to the Air Kraken, they are enormous squid that reside in the sea as opposed to the air
Deep Ones: seen in fleeting glimpses by deep sea exploration, described as vaugly humanoud, but fishlike, with fishlike faces