Khethss

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Khethss
Base Information
Classification Carnivore
Status Minor Race
Bio-Identenoid
Locomotion
Terrain
Body Form
Confluence
Typoid
Size 2.2m
Weight 90kg
Culture
Languages
Social Structure
Technological Epoch
Psionic potential Standard
Origin World
Homeworld location Giranima (Deneb 1334)
UWP
X000000-0
StarportX No Starport
Size0 Asteroid/Planetoid Belt
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population0 Barren (0)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
Primary Star
Atmosphere
Off-world presence yes
Zoetic individuals
Source
Reference
Canon no
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The Khethss built a small empire for themselves about 500 years ago using STL ships. Three centuries later somebody sold them Jump technology, and they have been preying on their neighbours ever since.

The Khethss homeworld is a closely guarded secret, and much of what is "known" about their history is based on speculation. That they are descended from arboreal nocturnal predators is one of the few things that can be said about them with any degree of certainty.

A typical Khethss stands approximately 2.2m tall, and weighs about 90kg. Their eyes a large, and provide excellent night vision, but poor colour perception. The mouth is a muscular trunk-like tube, some 20cm long, lined with fifteen rings of interlocking teeth set into sphincter-like bands of muscle. Khethss skin is dark grey and leaathery. A strip of short black fur runs from the top of the skull to the base of the spine.

The digits on all four limbs are tipped with retractable claws.

Khethss generally wear loose-fitting hooded robes, always in black, which make it hard to identify individuals, while making it easy for the Khethss to carry concealed weapons. Khethss are often uncomfortable in bright light, and many wear dark goggles.

They have a somewhat deserved reputation for treachery, and seem proud of that fact. Within their own culture, positions and belongings are kept only as long as an individual can hold onto them. If somebody does not have the strength to keep a rank or possessions, then they should be taken from them, by any means available.

To the Khethss, theft, deception, kidnapping and murder are all normal business practices.

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