Expeditionary Force by Craig Alanson Wiki
Expeditionary Force by Craig Alanson Wiki

The Wurgalan are an Octopus-like race of space faring creatures, slightly inferior to the Kristang in their level of technological development.


The Wurgalan are a client species to the Bosphuraq in the Maxolhx Coalition.

The Wurgalan are technically cephalopods with seven tentacles. Their ancestors were radially symmetrical beings, but upon their transition to land their body plan adjusted to a rough bilateral symmetry with six used as arms and legs, and the seventh used as a type of tail for balance.

The Wurgalan are referred to as "Octopussies" by the Merry Band of Pirates.


The Wurgalan had one of their planets, Stiglord (Squidworld), conquered and acquired by the Kristang Achakai mercenaries with the help of the Mavericks and the Alien Legion in order for the Achakai to become an officially recognized clan (the Shining Dagger clan).


The Wurgalan became client species to the Bosphuraq fairly recently, aiding their colonization of the space around their homeworld for following their astropolitical lead and military service in the conflict between the Maxolhx and Rindhalu Coalitions, in particular, fighting proxy wars against the Torgalau.

As is common for those species subsumed into the Maxolhx Coalition an authoritarian regime was encouraged to dominate Wurgalan Civilization even by Maxolhx standards the Wurgalan Civilization exhibited an extreme level of Xenophobia.

The Wurgalan only have one vassal species, the Urgar, which had been reduced to a few million souls in a few habitats on an uninhabitable world. There species had been pushed to the brink of extinction by destructive labor policies and only the intervention of Maxolhx managed to avert the completion of this genocide. Now they simply exist as a marginalized underclass that is subject to heavy but sustainable oppression and exploitation. .


It is said they aren't as technologically advanced as the Kristang.


The Elders were an ancient race that disappeared from the Milky Way millions of years ago. Skippy the Magnificent believes they ascended to a higher level of existence.
Rindhalu Coallition
Jeraptha Ajackus Vreen
Ruhar Torgalau
Verd-kris Lemoostra
Maxolhx Coalition
Thuranin Bosphuraq Esselgin
Kristang Wurgalan
Humans on Earth, Avalon & Jiayuguan and the Merry Band of Pirates currently have no patrons or clients, but are looking to achieve alliances with many species. The humans on Paradise, though not technically clients of the Ruhar, are under Ruhar control. The Pirates have a clandestine association with the Jeraptha Ethics and Compliance Office.