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Classification Omnivore/gatherer
Status Major Race
Size 1.8m
Weight 100kg
Homeworld Terra (Solomani Rim 1827)
Multi-world Yes
Canon Yes
Extinct Extant
Psi Potential Standard
Reference See Sources

Intelligent major race dominating the Imperium and several other interstellar communities.

Please see the following articles for related information:

Biology (Physical Sophontology)[edit]

Humans are a prolific species and have extensively colonized Charted Space. They are a sort of "jack of all trades" of species; many species have more capable physiological abilities (natural armor, weapons, etc.), but few have the breadth of flexibility that the human form has...

Evolution & Environment (Epigenetics)[edit]

This species originated on Terra and developed intelligence in response to interspecies competition and climactic changes.


  • Hyper-acclimitization: Known to quickly adapt to many different climates and environments.
  • Requires shelter and clothing.
  • Prefer to shelter in defensible dens protected from the elements.

Sophonce (Evolution)[edit]

This species originated on Terra and developed intelligence in response to interspecies competition and climactic changes.

Other Human Races[edit]

Most of the other human races are members of one of one or more of the following groups:

Climate & Ecotope (Environment)[edit]

This species holds the following environmental preferences:

  • Terrestrial planet
  • Temperate climate
  • Forest or grassland ecotope
  • Standard gravity
  • Standard atmosphere

Preferred Habitability Conditions: The homeworlds of the three major races possess the following characteristics:

Major Human Races
Characteristic Terra Vland Zhodane Capital Notes
S: Planetary Size
  • World Diameter
(12k-13k km)
(13k-15k km)
(8k-10k km)
(7k-8k km)
Baseline humans prefer larger worlds with adequate land masses (habitable areas) at around 1.0 G.
  • Humans prefer terrestrial worlds.
A: Atmosphere 6
Baseline humans prefer standard nitrogen-oxygen atmospheres, but can tolerate thin or dense atmospheres.
  • Humans are particularly susceptible to atmospheric taints.
H: Hydrosphere 7
(70% H2O)
(70% H2O)
(40% H2O)
(60% H2O)
Baseline humans prefer environments with adequate water for food production and hygienic purposes.
  • Humans increasingly find very high or low hydrographic worlds to be increasingly uncomfortable.
G: Gravity 1.0 G 1.1 G 0.9 G 0.7 G Baseline humans prefer a one G environment and can tolerate slightly higher or lower gravities comfortably.
  • Humans increasingly find atmospheres greater or lesser than 1.0 G to be increasingly uncomfortable.
P: Pressure 1.0 atm 1.1 atm 0.6 atm 1.25 atm Baseline humans prefer a one standard atmosphere (atm) rating which is equivalent to (760 Torr or 14.696 psi).
  • Humans increasingly find atmospheres greater or lesser than 1.0 atm to be increasingly uncomfortable.

Genetic Code (Genotype)[edit]

Members of Humaniti use the following IISS code:

    • Strength
    • Dexterity
    • Endurance
    • Intelligence
    • Education
    • Social Standing
    • Sanity
    • Psionics
  • More complex genetic coding data available to qualified personnel upon request.

Anatomy & Physiology (Phenotype)[edit]

Humans, on average, stand approximately 1.8 meters in height and weigh about 100 kilograms.

  • Descended from omnivore gatherers, humans developed intelligence in response to shifting climatological factors.
  • The genetic homeworld of Humaniti is believed to be Terra (Solomani Rim 1827).

Body Plan (Appearance)[edit]

  • Humanoid (Hominid)
  • Bilateral symmetry (2-ial)
  • Tetrapod (4-ped)
    • Two limbs used for manipulation "arms"
      • Former brachiator (still capable climber)
    • Two limbs used for locomotion (biped) "legs"
  • Body consists of three segments
    • 1. Head with sensors and multiple-use orifice (consumption, communication, and respiration)
    • 2. Torso with manipulatory limbs
    • 3. Abdomen with locomotor limbs

Biochemistry (Function)[edit]

Humans have a conventional carbon-water based biochemistry.

Respiration (Reaction)[edit]

Humans employ a conventional respiration cycle consisting of:

  • Oxygen-nitrogen inhalant
  • Carbon dioxide exhalant

Ecosystem & Population (Ecology)[edit]

Humans are primarily a diurnal species and are active by daylight and rest during the night.

  • They use a wide variety of technologies to master their environment including terraforming.

Diet & Trophics (Consumption)[edit]

  • Omnivore/gatherer
    • Homeotherm
    • Apex predator
    • Sometimes called a "hunter-gatherer" due to many human's penchant for pursuing animal sustenance.
    • Known for advanced agriculture and livestock husbandry practices.
    • Regarded as an apex predator, through the use of technology, on their homeworlds.

Gender & Sexuality (Reproduction)[edit]

Humans have the following reproductive characteristics::

  • Two genders (male & female)
    • Mild sexual dimorphism
  • (sexual reproduction)
    • Conjugal intercourse
    • Varied mating systems (primarily serial monogamy) (1m:1f average)
  • Viviparous birth
    • (Iteroparous): Uses K-selection and have few offspring that require considerable amounts of time to raise to maturity.

Adolescence & Lifecycle (Ontogeny)[edit]

The average human lifespan is now well over one hundred years in span and many live longer than that.

  • In addition the technology of anagathics (life extension) is rapidly growing in usage although it is still prohibitively expensive to the masses.
  • Humans are an iteroparous species and typically bear one child per pregnancy, which requires well over a decade to be educated and come to reproductive maturity.
  • Larger litters of offspring are possible, but much less common.

Psychology (Cultural Sophontology)[edit]

Humaniti is a very balkanized, disparate, and chimeric species, although not so much as the Vargr, and are greatly prone to quarreling and internal dissent, often until a moment of crisis arrives that may or may not unite them. Human psychology is incredibly chaotic and the fact that this one species has already branched into three Major Races and numerous Minor Races, and not re-united says a great deal about how humans think and comport themselves..

Goals (Motivation)[edit]

Some of the most common motivations for members of Humaniti include:

  • Population pressure
  • Reproductive continuity
  • Social competition
  • Happiness, accomplishment, and prosperity


Most humans seem to have strong expectations of an anthropocentric universe, with mainline human expectations of human cultural norms.


Humaniti. as a generality, shares few common traditions although they do exist:

  • Birthdays
  • Funerals
  • Shared meals, often with expectations of certain foods at certain times
  • Marriage
  • etc.

Belief System & Philosophy (Mindset)[edit]

Humans are known to be an incredibly diverse species and are tolerant of a great deal of nonconformity and variance within their cultures, societies, and philosophies.

Major Human Race Psychology
Socionym Taxonomy Homeworld Homogeneity Acceptance Strangeness Symbols Remarks
Solomani Homo sapiens sapiens Terra B (11) E (15) 6 G (17) Low uniformity
Vilani Homo sapiens vlandensis Vland C (12) D (13) 7 H (18) Uniform culture
Zhodani Homo sapiens zhdotlas Zhodane G (17) B (11) 9 H (18) Very uniform culture
Imperial Man Homo sapiens imperialis Capital A (10) E (15) 5 F (16) Very low uniformity


Humans embrace a vast variety of philosophies and theories of life.

  • As a generality, humans are distrustful and wary of outsiders.
  • They argue constantly and it takes great effort for them to come to consensus.

Belief System[edit]

Humans have no one central belief system and embrace a great variety of cosmologies, religions, and sense of spirituality including:

  • Theism
    • Monotheism
    • Polytheism
  • Atheism
  • And just about everything else along a vast belief spectrum.

Interventionary Stance[edit]

Humans are so diverse and so multicultural that it difficult to characterize humans with one interventionary stance.

  • What can be said is that humans strongly lean towards tribalism, having no less than three major races, and come into dispute so often that a central, unifying sense of galacto-centrism or pan-sophontism is unlikely to develop in the specie's greater culture.

Culture & Society (Ethnology)[edit]

Due to their high tolerance of nonconformity and variance, humans have been known to form incredibly different cultures and societies from one another.

  • About the only thing a sophont can count on, in encounters with humans, is that there will be very few commonalities between one human culture and the next.

Social Organization: 1116[edit]

Most humans organize by small reproductive kinship pairings called nuclear families.

  • Many other variations are possible, but the nuclear family remains one of the most common.
  • At a larger scale, humans organize in vast variety of other methods.

Cultural Hierarchies: 1116[edit]

Humans have experimented with possibly every combination of social arrangement and organization known to sophont-kind. Humans have organized themselves in a vast variety of hierarchies including ones based upon the following characteristics:

  • Dietary preferences
  • Genders and/or sexuality
  • Linguistic differences
  • Lifestyle preferences
  • Physiological differences (skin color, hair color, eye shape, etc.)
  • Perceived power or wealth levels
  • Places of origin
  • Religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs

Some sophont species are baffled by what seem to be very subjective and minor differences, but these same differences remain very important to many humans.

Language (Linguistic Sophontology)[edit]

Humans speak an incredible variety of languages and have even learned how to communicate using non-verbal methods as well.

  • Among the most common of human languages is Galanglic.
  • Galanglic possesses a very large number of dialects, creoles, and other variations.

Language & Letters (Communication)[edit]

This species uses the following types of language to communicate:

  • Body language
  • Exotic language: telepathy
  • Spoken language
  • Visual language (sign language)
  • Written language

Aesthetics (Symbology)[edit]

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

  • Most humans have a reverence for nature and the appearance of healthy members of their species.
  • Humans hold the human form, and by extension, the humanoid form to be very aesthetically pleasing.
    • By corollary, many humans find non-humanoid sophonts to have displeasing forms.
  • Human architecture tends to be euclidian in nature with many distinct right angles.
  • The fine arts are very disparate in nature and what one human finds pleasing may vary greatly when compared to the tastes of another.
  • Due to the vast number of human languages and cultures, humans have created a large number of semi-standardized iconic symbol used by the Starport Authority and other common interstellar societal institutions.
    • Some of these symbols include the stop sign, other traffic signals, bathroom iconography, restaurants (eating establishments), and many others.

Morality (Ethics)[edit]

This species holds the following values regarding a sense of right and wrong, as an idealized generality:

  • Murder is wrong. Life is sacred.
  • Stealing is wrong. One should be fair in their actions.
  • Lieing is wrong. Truth telling is expected.
  • Promises, contracts, and agreements should be kept.
  • Most human languages reflect this with complex ideas of justice and well developed systems of law and legal code.

History (Archaeological Sophontology)[edit]

This species has had a long history and is widely known for its vast multicultural range and extensive colonization across Charted Space.

  • One of most unusual aspects of Humaniti is the fact that humans are present on many different worlds and stand at various levels of development on those worlds.
  • Many other sophont species have far more uniform cultures and share throughout their societies the achievements of the their science and technology. Humans, in contrast, often deny resources to other members of their species.

Humaniti: Three Major Human Races[edit]

The three most widespread human races are:

All three of these human races are known as Major Races.

Major Human Races
Socionym Physiology / Taxonomy Homeworld Origin Jump Drive Polity Canon Remarks
Solomani Mammalianoid:

Hominid (Humaniti):

  • Terragens

Homo sapiens sapiens



Disputed -2431 Solomani
Canon Widely believed to be genetic baseline for the species
  • Baseline physiology
  • Baseline psychology
  • Increased genetic variation
Vilani Mammalianoid:

Hominid (Humaniti):

  • Terragens

Homo sapiens vlandensis



Ancients -9235 Ziru Sirka Canon Increased digestive fortitude
  • Increased strength
  • Radiation adaptation (darker complexions)
  • Shorter height
Zhodani Mammalianoid:

Hominid (Humaniti):

  • Terragens

Homo sapiens zhdotlas



Ancients -5415 Zhodani Consulate Canon Psionic aptitude
  • Dental mutation
  • Greater height
  • Increased respirational efficiency
  • Greater tolerance of arid environments
  • Radiation adaptation (darker complexions)

Imperial Man[edit]

Many of the humans of the Third Imperium benefit from a blending of the Solomani and Vilani human subspecies and form what many Imperial scientists, nobles, and politicians refer to as Imperial Man.

Imperial Man
Socionym Physiology / Taxonomy Homeworld Origin Jump Drive Polity Canon Remarks
Imperial Man Mammalianoid:

Hominid (Humaniti):

  • Terragens

Homo sapiens imperialis

  • also known as
    Homo sapiens syleansis


Various Third Imperium Canon Blending of Solomani and Vilani human subspecies.
  • And that of other Minor Human Races
  • Primarily political, not genetic (scientific) term
  • Increased genetic variation
  • Increased physiological vigor
  • Increased psychological vigor

Historical Eras[edit]

General Overview: No information yet available.

Solomani Hypothesis[edit]

The Solomani Hypothesis states that Humans evolved on Terra (Solomani Rim 1827) and were scattered to many different worlds by the Ancients for reasons currently unknown.

  • The result is that many different, parallel human races exist, and coexist throughout Charted Space.

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 Humaniti.

  • Three branches of this species are considered Major Races and each have their own culture, society, and supra-polity.

Government & Politics (Leadership)[edit]

Humans have experimented with possibly every combination of governments and politics theoretically possible.

  • Humans are known to be strong communicators and are apt to establish diplomatic relations with every other sophont group they encounter.
  • Most Human governments are organized with the following five branches:
    • Executive: Overall control and decision-making ability.
    • Legislative: Law-making ability.
    • Judicial: Moral and philosophical control.
    • Bureaucracy: The mechanism by which the three above branches administer government decisions.
    • Military: The martial arm of the government and specialists in violence and force.

Military & Intelligence (Force Projection)[edit]

Humans are a very diverse species with incredibly different cultures, but one feature that almost every human society possesses is a propensity for violence.

  • As such, human societies tend to be well-armed ones with well-established and organized militaries.

Business & Trade (Economy)[edit]

Humans are very capable and many elect to become merchants and scientists.

  • Most humans base their calendars and timekeeping methods upon the solar cycles of their homeworlds.
  • The diverse nature of humans, added to by their gregarious and curious natures, makes them talented merchant-traders, apt to go exploring and experiment with trade diplomacy.

Research & Technology (Knowledge)[edit]

Humans have long been aided, in their pursuit of knowledge and technology, by their intense curiosity.

Astrography (Range)[edit]

Humans can be found throughout most of Charted Space.

  • They are a prolific species.
  • The human penchant for curiosity often leads explorers to find human civilizations far beyond the borders of Charted Space.

They are especially found within the following Major Human Race polities:

Homeworld: 1116[edit]

The homeworld of this race is widely held to be:

World Listing: 1116[edit]

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

200 of 3384 World articles in Humaniti
0.4 Surtan  •  023-876  •  241-281  •  2601-Dark Nebula  •  265-514  •  285-093  •  330-268  •  409-704  •  451-867  •  459-418  •  475-782  •  504-002  •  519-036  •  534-817  •  569-519  •  577-592  •  68 Orionis  •  700-210  •  703-704  •  713-206  •  735-167  •  738-192  •  743-128  •  749-400  •  805-881  •  812-148  •  830-145  •  924-759  •  947-319  •  971-852  •  A'a'suni  •  A'ie Jelde  •  A'niaqoro  •  Aa (Ar 0638)  •  Aachen  •  Aadshas  •  Aam (Da 1604)  •  Aam (Le 2439)  •  Aankemishas  •  Aapizishga  •  Ababl (Zi 0407)  •  Abajiachiats  •  Abbit  •  Abbot (Bo 1337)  •  Abbot (De 3236)  •  Abbott  •  Abelard  •  Abouka  •  Abrell  •  Abrjdepl  •  Acadga  •  Acadie  •  Acara  •  Accra (CM 1530)  •  Ace  •  Ache  •  Achiatlie  •  Achille  •  Achmetha  •  Acier  •  Acis  •  Aclavik  •  Acqua Iii  •  Acrid  •  Actinic Lambda  •  Adair  •  Adamantium  •  Adanac  •  Adasha  •  Addirka  •  Addison (AC 2624)  •  Adhara  •  Adikeen  •  Adimshome  •  Adltsap  •  Adobe  •  Adopoulos  •  Adour  •  Adrablsish  •  Adrar  •  Adrazhiaql  •  Adria  •  Aegir  •  Aekoblprebr  •  Aeneas  •  Aeolus  •  Aequine  •  Aesop  •  Afellahlah  •  Aflebshaql  •  Afltibr  •  Afrzhal  •  Agaagaku  •  Agari (Ma 0432)  •  Agarn  •  Aggen  •  Aggiki  •  Agha  •  Agoria  •  Agramenx  •  Agryx  •  Ahadi  •  Ahaggar  •  Ahto  •  Aichi Ban  •  Aida  •  Aidan  •  Aihtekhtea  •  Aija  •  Ail Ashe  •  Aiwo  •  Ajdemch  •  Ajlun  •  Akec Tedidim  •  Akhag  •  Akim Oda  •  Akimu  •  Akish  •  Akita  •  Akkaad  •  Akludu  •  Akun Khugar  •  Akzdedriats  •  Al 'ajib  •  Al-aziz  •  Al-medif  •  Alaarum  •  Alamo Ismat  •  Albox  •  Albumena  •  Alcala  •  Alcyone  •  Aldebaran  •  Aldo  •  Alebee  •  Alistar  •  Alenzh  •  Alepzdibia  •  Algieba (AC 1640)  •  Algieba (NE 1317)  •  Algieba (Ne 1317)  •  Algol  •  Alhena  •  Ali  •  Alirar  •  Alistar  •  Alizarin  •  Alledra  •  Allemagne  •  Almonte  •  Alnimes  •  Alone (GR 1522)  •  Alphaaric  •  Alphard (AC 1232)  •  Alr  •  Alriyhkauwa  •  Alta Republic  •  Altantes  •  Altus Iii  •  Aluudi  •  Alzirr  •  Am (GR 2319)  •  Am (GR 2626)  •  Amamni  •  Amaterasu  •  Ambemshan  •  Ameland  •  Amiens  •  Ammamet  •  Amnuus  •  Amonchomchu  •  Amondiage  •  Amour  •  Amumisshar  •  Amunkhan  •  Amya  •  Anaanika  •  Anatar  •  Anchief  •  Anchiefl  •  Anchish Riatl  •  Andalusia (RD 0110)  •  Anden Tor  •  Ander's Moon  •  Anderson (Ma 0220)  •  Andwella  •  Anetan  •  Angel (GR 2520)  •  Angela  •  Angeo Xy  •  Angudh  •  Angurvadel  •  Anig  •  Anish Ishas  •  Annu-u  •  Anossed  •  Anrush  •  Ansenz  •  Anshaar  •  Anshdem  •  
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Sector Listing: 1116[edit]

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

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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