Gurungan

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Gurungan

Status Minor Race
Classification Omnivore/gatherer
Size 2.0 m
Weight 100 kg
Homeworld Ugarup (Solomani Rim 0502)
Multi-world No
Canon Yes
Extinct Extant
Reference GURPS Traveller: Rim of Fire

Gurungan are an aquatic race native to Ugarup (Solomani Rim 0502).

Biology (Physical Sophontology)[edit]

Gurungan resemble octopus or Githiaskio, with a bulbous central body and six tentacles and grow up to two meters and 100kg.

  • There have no internal structure, instead using internal pressure to maintain their shape.
  • This makes them vulnerable out of the water. A lack of moisture can kill them within an hour.
  • Gurungan have two sexes, but the males live their existance as parasites on the body of the female.
  • Gurungan have no eyes or other visual sensors, having evolved in the deep oceans on a world with a dim star. Instead the have a sophisticated sonar, which doubles as a speech system.

Evolution & Environment (Epigenetics)[edit]

This species originated on Ugarup (world) and developed intelligence.

Sophonce (Evolution)[edit]

This species developed intelligence in response to several unknown factors.

Climate & Ecotope (Environment)[edit]

This species holds the following environmental preferences:

  • Terrestrial planet (water world)
  • Temperate climate
  • Oceanic ecotopes (aquatic adaptation)
  • Standard gravity
  • Standard atmosphere

Genetic Code (Genotype)[edit]

  • No information yet available.

Anatomy & Physiology (Phenotype)[edit]

Sophontologists studying this species have discovered the following data.

Body Plan (Morphology)[edit]

Cephalopodoid

  • Non-humanoid
  • Radial symmetry (r-ial)
  • Hexapod (6-ped)
    • 6 limbs used for locomotion-manipulation "arm-legs"
  • Body consist of one segment: central body (craniopod)
    • This segment houses all of the specie's viscera and important organs

Biochemistry (Function)[edit]

This species has a conventional carbon-water based biochemistry.

Respiration (Reaction)[edit]

This species employs a conventional respiration cycle consisting of:

  • Oxygen-nitrogen inhalant
  • Carbon dioxide exhalant

Ecosystem & Population (Ecology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Diet & Trophics (Consumption)[edit]

This species survives using the following methods of consumption:

  • Omnivore/generalist
  • This species favors a variety of foodstuffs.

Gender & Sexuality (Reproduction)[edit]

This species has the following reproductive characteristics:

  • Two genders (male & female)
    • Strong sexual dimorphism
  • (sexual reproduction)
    • Conjugal intercourse
    • Monogamous mating system (1m:1f average)
  • Ovviparous birth
    • (Semelparous): Uses r-selection and have many offspring that require little time to raise to maturity.

Adolescence & Lifecycle (Ontogeny)[edit]

No information yet available.

Psychology (Cultural Sophontology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Goals (Motivation)[edit]

No information yet available.

Expectations[edit]

No information yet available.

Traditions[edit]

No information yet available.

Belief System & Philosophy (Mindset)[edit]

No information yet available.

Philosophy[edit]

No information yet available.

  • Attitudes?

Belief System[edit]

No information yet available.

  • Religion?

Interventionary Stance[edit]

No information yet available.

  • [tribalism vs. galactism]

Culture & Society (Ethnology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Social Organization: 1116[edit]

This species organized its society with the following methods:

  • No information yet available.

Cultural Hierarchies: 1116[edit]

This species ranks its members in the following manners:

  • No information yet available.

Language (Linguistic Sophontology)[edit]

This species is known to communicate with other species using the following methods.

Language & Letters (Communication)[edit]

This species uses the following types of language to communicate:

  • No information yet available.

Aesthetics (Symbology)[edit]

This species holds the following values regarding art, architecture, ornamentation, etc.

  • No information yet available.

Morality (Ethics)[edit]

This species holds the following values regarding a sense of right and wrong:

  • No information yet available.

History (Archaeological Sophontology)[edit]

When first contacted by the Vilani during the First Imperium, the Gurungan were only beginning their use of tools.

  • The Vilani exploited both the Gurungan and their world.
  • The Solomani treated the Gurungan better, but the Gurungan natural xenophobia and distrust of Humaniti keeps them enigmatic and little seen.

Historical Eras[edit]

No information yet available.

History: General Overview[edit]

No information yet available.

History-Era: Mileu 1100[edit]

No information yet available.

Major Historical Events Timeline: 1116[edit]

These are some of the more important historical events that have affected this polity:

  • No information yet available.

Civilization (Societal Sophontology)[edit]

The civilization and society of this species is known as [blank].

Government & Politics (Leadership)[edit]

No information yet available.

  • Please see polity entry at TBD for more information.

Military & Intelligence (Force Projection)[edit]

Their ships tend to have extremely sensitive sensors and active EMS scanners. Their targeting and fire control systems are very accurate. They prefer a multi-environmental gun ship design for security. These vessels are equally comfortable at the bottom of an ocean or hiding in a gas giant. The weapon systems are adapted to a variety of environmental conditions as well. They contract with non human firms to transport these vessels between stars as battle riders. They vary in size but most are smaller than a few thousand tons in displacement. They are described by human observers as visually non-descript/plain.

  • Please see polity entry at TBD for more information.

Business & Trade (Economy)[edit]

No information yet available.

  • Please see polity entry at TBD for more information.

Research & Technology (Knowledge)[edit]

No information yet available.

  • Please see polity entry at TBD for more information.

Astrography (Range)[edit]

This species can primarily be found within Charted Space in the following locations.

Homeworld: 1116[edit]

The homeworld of this species is:

World Listing: 1116[edit]

Significant communities of this race (sophont species) are known to reside within the following systems and worlds:

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Ugarup  •  
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Sector Listing: 1116[edit]

This race (sophont species) is primarily located in the following areas:

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.