Micci-Mickies are odd creatures. They share many characteristics with both arthropods and mammals. They have an exoskeleton, compound eyes, a segmented body, and a very primitive respiratory system, but they also have a primitive backbone and furry legs with internal bones. They display a degree of higher intelligence through the use of tools, language, and complex, even abstract mathematical concepts. However, their intelligence and thought patterns are so fundamentally alien that communication with 'standard' races is impossible, even through magical means.