|Homeworld||Addax (Tienspevnekr 2214)|
|Reference||GURPS Traveller: Alien Races 1|
The Addaxur are a technologically sophisticated sophont species.
- Addaxur is the Zhodani name for this race.
- The Addaxur are also known as the Clotho outside of Zhodani space.
Physiology & Environment (Ecology)
History & Background (Dossier)
The Addaxur had established an empire of 37 worlds, with communications maintained by sublight ships, by the time the Zhodani discovered them in -5110. The Zhodani observed the fringes of the empire for about ten years before making open contact in -5120. Carefully planned overtures established friendly relations and reserved 10 of the Addaxur’s 37 worlds for the Addaxur without restricting Zhodani expansion.
Government & Politics (Leadership)
Language & Letters (Communication)
Clotho languages are entirely visual, an evolution of webs spun by their ancestors to attract mates, mark territory and catch food. Luminescent threads are extruded from glands in their mouths and woven into complex patterns by their delicate claws. Males and females secrete different colors, the hue of which can be further altered by saliva, and these are combined into the complex glyphs which make up the racc's language.
Glyphs are usually drawn on surfaces or spun between trees or structures (some Imperials have jokingly referred to this as "graffiti"): seeing these scattered around a neighborhood in a Zhodani starport is one sign that Clotho are on the world.
A Clotho conversation is a beautiful thing, combining elements of both dance and calligraphy, and unlike Human words, is preserved until the glyphs dry and fade, which occurs after a few hours of sunlight. A single word concept is typically 4" across: a sentence usually spans a foot or so. Communication is slower than Human speech. (approximately one sentence every 10 seconds) and requires a good deal more space, but is in some ways more precise.
Printed representations of glyphs form a written language. Clotho have supplemented their glyphs with a well-developed sign language used for rapid communication. With four limbs it is somewhat more expressive than human sign language but cannot match the complex symbology that is conveyed with glyphs. Clotho have also mastered human sign languages. Some Clotho have learned to understand spoken languages, but all find them very difficult.
Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)
This race (sophont species) is primarily located in the following areas:
The homeworld of this race (sophontic species) is:
World Listing: 1105
References & Contributors (Sources)
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- J. Andrew Keith, Marc Miller, John Harshman. Zhodani (Game Designers Workshop, 1985), 8,10.
- Don McKinney. Zhodani (Mongoose Publishing, 2011), 63.
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science