WarpObscura wrote:Not that gigantic a gap then.
No, not gigantic. But significant, and sometimes pesky. It was hundreds of years before someone followed da Vinci's instructions closely enough to realize that one of his machines would actually fly. The fact that the ancestors were more advanced, and that Morrigi worlds were so completely destroyed in the war, makes things much more difficult.
They make the mistake of underestimating "lesser races'" ability to progress, then.
Who was asking about Black Swan events earlier?
What is the Morrigi view on sacrificing the self for others?
Morrigi are more than capable of it, but the trick is which "others" are worth sacrificing oneself for. Brothers in arms, wives, those you are sworn to protect? Absolutely.
Random strangers, for the sake of some general ideal of compassion? Absolutely not.
What does a Morrigi bridge look like? Do all the officers, insofar as we use the term, curl around pillars like we might sit and look at consoles or displays?
What terms do the Morrigi use when speaking of their ancestors? Ancient Brethren? Exalted Ancestors? Something else?
Male Morrigi ancestors are "Gerontoi".
If first contact with a starfaring civilisation is necessary, how do they go about it?
Depends on the circumstances. Many options are possible. Keep in mind that Morrigi are exceptional diplomats, however, and seldom meet anyone that they haven't had the chance to study at least somewhat first.
What full name conventions do they use? Do they use surnames or patronyms? Otherwise, how do they distinguish, say, Temujin A from Temujin B the way we distinguish John Smith son of Bob from John Buck son of David?
Morrigi are typically named by a triune formula of Name + Epithet + Planet of birth.
Atreus the Bloody of Xhalai, as distinguished from Atreus the Honey-Tongued of Thiva.