The Thyrrus are a squid-like alien species who see war as a performance, thus making tactical decisions based on spectacle, flash and aiming to inflict the heaviest casualties on both sides - rather than what is tactically sensible to non-Thyrrus.
Sighted possible classes/unit types are Thyrrus warriors, soliloquns, propmasters, and luminous war-machines.
Physiology and Biology
The Thyrrus are perfectly adapted to survival in atmospheric, gravitational, and geographical extremes.
They have quadruple forearms each triple-jointed with simple fingers suggesting limited dexterity. Their lower tentacles, however, show massive strength and dexterity and may provide their means of acute manipulation. They have four eyes, suggesting 230-degree peripheral vision. The forward pair see in high wavelengths such as infrared, whilst the rear pair indicate extreme photosensitivity. They lack an endo- or exo-skeleton, and are instead supported by a cartilaginous central column. Nourishment is absorbed through a form of osmosis by altering the absorbency of their mouthparts with a fibrous "sieve," and can be absorbed from almost anything. Respiratory regulation appears to be by the same means, providing a type of built-in organic gasmask.
The Thyrrus can change colour and surface texture at will, often displaying gaudy patterns and clashing hues instead of purposeful camouflage.
The Thyrrus have no concept of victory or defeat, and everything of their lives, wars and day-to-day business is directed towards their vast performance. Though any logic, guiding purpose, or audience for this performance is unknown.
The Thyrrus are known to use weapons analogous to a plasma-generator, though notably enhanced with additional lights, colours and cords for display or possibly communication.