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Base Information
Classification Herbivore/grazer
Terrain Unknown
Locomotion Walker
Size 3.0 m
Speed Unknown
Strength Unknown
Social Structure Unknown
Weapons Unknown
Armor Unknown
Homeworld Prilissa (Spinward Marches 3035)
Multi-world Yes
Canon Yes
Extinct Extant
Reference Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 9

The Kian is a large flightless animal that originated on Prilissa (Spinward Marches 3035) and is used on many worlds as a beast of burden or for riding.

Though they resemble Terran ostriches and are often described as a bird, kian are actually bipedal mammals. Kian fill many of the same functions as Terran Horses and have been exported throughout the Marches almost as widely.

Physiology & Ecology[edit]

Externally, the Kian is a large bipedal creature with a long neck, short tail, and no other limbs (the remains of an atrophied pair of fore-limbs can be found in some species). Kians are thickly furred, their coats showing distinctive color patterns of brown, gold, lemon-yellow, and black. A kian's legs are powerfully muscled for fast movement over long distances.

Kian's hearing and eyesight are extremely good, reflecting their predator-laden environment of origin.

Life Cycle & Reproduction[edit]

No information yet available.

Diet & Trophics[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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The sturdiness of their overall frames has made them a frequent choice for use as mounts and pack animals on the planets where they occur.

Kian are used as ceremonial mounts for the Imperial Household Cavalry.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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