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The Burugdi are a nonhuman race originating on Bur'vr'di'klr (Theta Borealis 2212). They are viewed as expansionist, and driven to obtain worlds for a rapidly growing population. They been engaged in a long term war with their neighbours.
The fully-grown ‘adult’ Burugdi is two metres long, amorphous creatures weighing in at about 175 kg. They have eight limb-like appendages - the forward pair is manipulatory, the rear three pairs have regressed into little more than club-like limbs barely capable of lifting and moving the Burugdi body. The 'adults' have been described as 'resembling large, bloated prostrate fowls.
Life Cycle and reproduction
Burugdi have four sexes - all of who appear to be identical to other races - and all four are required to produce sexual reproduction. They are also capable of asexual reproduction which result in a series of genetically 'identical' clones (genetically identical to the blood parent, although they are phenotypically distinct) known as II'Burugdi.
II'Burugdi are smaller and more physically actve than 'adults'. They have an upright, bipedal stance and are extremely dexterous in comparison. They are considered only semi-intelligent and most of their actions appear to be controlled psionically by their blood parent. II'Burugdi are sterile and have lifespans of only 10 to 15 years (in comparison with the 90 - 120 years enjoyed by an 'adult'). The 'adult's' psionic ability is limited to control of their own II'Burugdi and communication between known 'adults' up to a distance of about 25,000 km.
Most 'adults' will generally have about eight II'Burugdi, although they are capable of producing a new clone every 1.5 years after they reach maturity (at about 8 standard years). Few are capable of controlling more than about twenty.
Burugdi obtained their jump technology from the Zhodani in 742, which led to a massive technological advance, which has now stabilized at a comfortable TL–13. They control a militaristic empire in the Theta Borealis Sector, which has been at war with its human 'neighbours' for decades.
Burugdi are completely amoral and have successfully managed to corner several markets, including loan sharking. Most think Burugdi as being crime lords, yet the vast majority are in fact legitimate business sentients if extremely ruthless. The problem lies in the fact that to the Burugdi, a business opportunity is a business opportunity to be exploited, regardless of its legality
This race is primarily located in the following areas:
References and contributors
- Jae Campbell. "Contact: Burugdi." Signal-GK 06 (1993): 38-39.
- Jae Campbell. "Telura Subsector." Signal-GK 07 (1993): 43-44.
- Jae Campbell. Encyclopaedia Dagudashaag (Signal-GK, 2017), 55.
- Image: Adult Burugdi
- Image: Burugdi Drone-Clones
- Image: Burugdi Parent