The Frozen Star amoung us
The Der’Rum are nicknamed sparks by humans because of their purely energy forms. They exist as thought matrices that have gathered enough energy to become visible. As a race they have built up subconscious tools for interacting with solids like appearing to walk on the ground or waiting for a door to open rather than just walking through it, which they are fully capable of doing. This subconscious training has it’s limits however and it is difficult for most Der’Rum to interact with physical objects other than the general surroundings, it takes a lot of concentration. The oldest and most wise of Der’Rum have trained themselves to interact with physical objects not as the object themselves but the electromagnetic fields within the objects. This creates the appearance of telekinesis and has caused some of the more simple minded races to think of them as gods.
The Der’Rum are capable of creating inanimate versions of the matrices they themselves are made up of creating everything from weapons to starships, rumors do exist of an energy matrix planet. Not all Der’Rum are happy to be energy beings and there are some who worship physical beings and see becoming physical as the ultimate expression of life. Needless to say their desires, feelings, and motivations are just as diverse as any other race.