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Canon No
Classification Unknown
Extinct Extant
Homeworld Unknown
Language TBD
Multi-world Yes
Psi Potential Standard
Reference EXTERNAL LINK: Downport CARI-9000
Size Unknown
Status Minor Race
Weight Unknown

The K'rr'tik*ka are a technologically sophisticated sophont species.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The K'rr'tik*ka ("Roos") are a geneered (uplifted) race of marsupial macropod sophonts.

Physiology & Environment[edit]

Late in the Rule of Man era, genetic engineers developed an intelligent variant of the kangaroo; as the core animal was already bipedal and possessed rudimentary 'arms', minimal genetic adjustment was necessary. Aside from slightly more developed arms, five fingered 'hands' and a broader and longer braincase, "Roos" (or K'rr'tik*ka as they term themselves - the symbolic '*' denotes a subsonic deep-chest grunt that humans find impossible to replicate) appear very similar to their animal forebears. Non-visible genetic differences are also minor, and are mainly biochemical and circulatory changes related to supporting an enlarged brain.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

During the Rule of Man, Terran colonists took a number of animals with them when they settled new worlds. One of these animals was the Terran kangaroo, which proved capable of surviving in a range of semi-arid Earthlike environments, produced large quantities of medium-quality meat and was tough and fast enough to deter or escape a large number of predators.

Culture & Society[edit]

Most Roos are located in the Solomani Rim; they are rarely found to coreward of Diaspora sector. Scattered pockets of Roos can be found far to rimward of Terra.

Language & Letters[edit]

Because of their mouth and vocal structure, Roos are incapable of speaking Galanglic or any other human tongue, but have their own sophisticated languages based on tonal variations of grunts, barks, howls and clicks.

  • Roos generally have access to electronic translators of various kinds.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

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

Homeworld: 1105[edit]

The homeworld of this race (sophontic species) is:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

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

1 of 1 World articles in K'rr'tik*ka
Terra (SR 1827)  •  
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References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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