Hulkriders - of which no less than 500 clades are known at latest count - are believed to be Hulkchasers that had settled permanently in a space hulk, either through choice or through being subverted by the defense systems or the relics left behind by a transcend. Hulkriders usually become inbred nomads, and after a few centuries or less there is little to distinguish them from conventional nomads or even ferals. Wherever possible they will scavenge from local resources or even - if they are fortunate - another hulk, adding to the size and decoration of their own vessel. Over several millennia, some of these patchwork vessels attain huge size.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 10 July 2001.