In Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, Roke and Salmakia are but two of the many Gallivespians working with Lord Asriel to bring down the Authority. They are mentioned for the first time in the third book of the series, The Amber Spyglass, in which it is explained that the Gallivespians are tiny humanoids that evolved in parallel with humankind in their version of Earth, known by fans as the Gallivespian world. They have very short lifespans, reaching adulthood in less than a decade and dying before old age.
Much like humans, the Gallivespians have developed a politically complex and scientifically advanced society. They divide themselves into clans, in which they are known by nobility titles such as Lord, Lady, and Chevalier. Despite being called Agent in the show, for instance, Salmakia is a Lady in Pullman’s original work. Roke, on the other hand, is a Lord. Besides Lady Salmakia and Lord Roke, the other two most important Gallivespians in the trilogy are Madame Oxentiel and Chevalier Tialys, both of whom are also on Lord Asriel’s side.
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