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The Loric are the sentient species from the planet Lorien. Loric closely resemble humans, to the point that humans cannot tell the difference between a Loric and a human. Unlike the Mogadorians they do not possess distinct features that would make them stand out amongst ordinary humans. There are two different types of people within the Loric species, the Garde and Cêpan.






Garde are the Loric who obtain Legacies. They are known as the defenders of Lorien. Garde possess superhuman strength, speed, endurance and durability plus an assortment of other superhuman abilities.


Cêpan are the Loric who do not obtain Legacies, however they possess other skills such as enhanced intelligence. They are responsible for running the planet while Garde are responsible for defense. Each Garde is assigned a Mentor Cêpan at birth to help them train and develop their Legacies.


Main article: Lorien

Lorien is the planet on which the Loric evolved. Lorien is the fourth planet of six in its solar system. Lorien's sun, described as being two times bigger than Earth's sun, is mostly likely a B-type Star[1] due to its blue color.

Loric Culture[]

The Loric are a very harmonious and happy race, that very rarely get into conflict with each other or other planets. Loric are a monogamous race, generally falling in love only once and staying with that person for the rest of their life, often starting a family with that person. However, there are the occasional Loric who fall in love with another person (Katarina, for example). Marriages occur within the Loric commonly around the ages of twenty-five to thirty-five. Marriages on Lorien have nothing to do with law or papers as they do on Earth; they are based more on promise and commitment.

When a Garde child is born, he or she are raised by their grandparents. It is unknown whether they are raised by their maternal or paternal grandparents. The purpose of them to be raised by the grandparents and not their parents is that their parents must have time to hone and strength their legacies. Soon after the time they become married and have children of their own, they are able to see their parents again. Not all parents follow this rule, as characterized by Number Four's father, who always visited his son.

Another important element of Loric culture is the festival of Quartermoon, which celebrates the Original Elders and their discovery of the Phoenix Stones which gifted the planet with abundant resources and gave the Garde their powers.

Famous Loric on Earth[]

A well known fact among Loric is that when a Loric has a relationship with a human, children resulting from the relationship do not develop Legacies but are nonetheless believed to be exceptional and gifted. Some of the greatest figures in Earth's history are believed born from human and Loric relationships. Some that Henri once mentioned as examples are:

  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Julius Caesar
  • Alexander the Great
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Isaac Newton
  • Aristotle
  • Genghis Khan
  • Albert Einstein
  • Many of the ancient Greek pantheon


  • The Loric accent sounds very similar to the French accent. Number Four's Cepan used this similarity to decide on his human name, Henri.
  • A striking feature among Lorien women is that they are considered very tall, an example of which is Lexa, and later Six who is considered two centimeters shorter than John Smith, since the height of a man I consider tall is 5'11ft.


  1. B-Type Stars. (2011).