I'll change the thread title, since I'm moving away from using The Dark Crystal
so literally and a different name should fit better in multiple ways. The stats above are
a direct interpretation, so I'll leave that.
They should have human servants, some probably similar to Dirdirmen
(they might be unfree knights
) and others as Troopers, Giants, Attendants, Trackers and even, for some, Hacks (I'm not sure if Vance gave them a name - I've noted them elsewhere as "riding beasts") though human stock might not have the strength for their preference. The technology to make the modified sorts might not be their own originally - I've hinted at something, several times, that might just need a bit more research.
Besides slaves, the gryphs have human allies, the Nabobs
or Other Old, absorbed
into their culture, who take the field in battle-chairs or war-frames, surrounding their withered forms like monstrances. (This is honestly what I originally had in mind with the Trump reference. Another name: Retirees,
those who retired (from battle), derived from multiple former or even current Stellar Ring nations. Maybe. This would raise some continuity problems. Again. It's quite possible there could be more than one historical set of Nabob families.) The groups don't always see eye to eye and might come to a disagreement on the subject of Taklamakan, to put a (historical, or off-planet) name to the above.