I don't think it'll be much different Arcani, but try it anyway.
Update time! Added a passage of fluff to mission 1 and about a page on Tolok culture below. Also changed the rest of mission 1's fluff to past tense, I don't know whether you'll prefer it or not.
Sorry I haven't updated much but biological warfare (flu) and hazardous conditions (snow) have slowed progress down. To add insult to injury, my laptop's machine spirit is giving up on me. So I write with numb fingers, coughing and sneezing while my computer begs for retirement.
Next update will be either thursday or friday, so look out for that.
The average Tolok male stands as tall as a human, it is only slightly stronger and heavier. Toloks are covered in scales from head to toe and have vicious fangs that mark them as predators. They achieve their full size at adolescence, around the age of six and a half Terran years. They then go through a second adolescence after twenty years. At this point, they become stockier in build and as a result, tougher. Their scales will become paler in appearance, this discolouration will continue for the rest of their lives. Very old males are almost totally white in appearance, a colour which begets a lot of respect from other Toloks. They can live to about 170 years of age before dying to natural causes.
The Tolok female however, is much more complicated. For one, only one female is born for every sixty males. The normal female is very diminutive, smaller than a Fio and much less bulkier. They come in a huge variety of colours, which appears to be entirely random and nothing to do with parentage. Females also only go through a single adolescence at the age of sixty at which point they become fertile. This maturity also causes the Tolok to gain a great deal of mass and strength, almost becoming as large as a male Tolok. After this event, females are known as Matriarchs. Gestation periods are very short, allowing a high birth rate for the Tolok race. The female’s rarity and important role in society has unfortunately turned them into little more than bargaining chips or spoils of war.
It should be noted that a male’s colour is totally dependent on that of his mother, and for this reason particularly colourful females are coveted by powerful chieftains.
Tolok culture is based on loyalties. All Toloks are divided into tribes, and males will remain with and fight for the tribe of their birth until their second adolescence. It is tradition for males to leave the tribe during this time. The second maturity can cause great change in their neural makeup. It is during this period that males undergo bonding.
Bonding is a very important part of Tolok society. In essence, during a male’s time away from the tribe, a male will encounter several other tribes and explore large areas of Tuirat. A male may then, through battle or other means, meet a chieftain and gain a great deal of respect and devotion for him. At this point, the Tolok will bond to the chieftain and become his bodyguard. Toloks who bond in this manner are incredibly loyal and are physically incapable of disobeying or betraying their bonded chieftain. They will also happily fight any past allies should the warlord permit it.
Many Toloks do not go through this process and will return to their own tribes.
There is a final possibility. If the Tolok does not bond, and instead another male bonds to him, his neural connections will change in such a manner that he becomes a chieftain, and will eventually start a new tribe.