Nickname(s): The Last Galactic Rider
Dareenten was an Iaranori; as such,
he was a two-armed biped about 1.5 meters tall, with large dark
eyes and protruding ears set in a pumpkin-shaped head. He was
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Dareenten is popularly called "The Last Galactic Rider." When Aemallana took control of the Scattered Worlds and neutralized the Gergathan, a new era of peace fell on the Galaxy. Commerce was easy, and there was much interaction between Avethell and the older societies of the Free Peoples of the Scattered Worlds. The Galactic Riders found themselves with little to do. As Riders died or retired to their own worlds, they were not replaced. The Council of the Free Peoples stopped encouraging new Riders. Eventually, over the 70,000 year span of Avethellan history, Dareenten was left as the only member of the Galactic Riders. Although (as legend has it) he longed to reitre to Ismallia to live out the rest of his life, Aemallana encouraged him to remain. Outside the Court, "The Last Galactic Rider" became a figure of humor, and even an object of scorn.
Nevertheless, when the Avethellan Empire fell to treachery, it was Dareenten who rescued the Golden Throne -- and the Princess Toolea.
Appears in (story, book, etc): Hemmin