What the heck is a velyr (and do I really want to know)? Velyr are a cross between vampires and VH1, Mr. Spock and Tigger ... elves gone bad. They were designed as a hive mind on a desert planet encircling a red star and had the perfect society -- until a group developed an incurable virus -- individuality. Unable to cure the group, the planet exiled them to the nearest habitable world. Unfortunately, that world was already inhabited ... by humans.