Loeskalth

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Loeskalth
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Homo sapiens loeskalthii
Also see Minor Human Race
Canon Yes
Classification Omnivore/gatherer
Extinct Extinct
Gravity Standard
Homeworld Sagal (Gushemege 0339)
Language Vilani (language), Unknown Native Language
Multi-world Yes
Psi Potential Standard
Reference Fate of the Sky Raiders 58,59.
Size 1.8m
Status Minor Race, Minor Human Race
Weight 100.0 kg
TBD

The Loeskalth were a technologically sophisticated sophont species.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Loeskalth were a Minor human race from Sagal (Gushemege 0339), known only from ancient First Imperium records.

Physiology and ecology[edit]

As a minor human race, they share the physiology of all members of Humaniti.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Archaeological and cultural sophontology: During the early stages of the First Imperium the Loeskalth culture absorbed a great deal of science and technology indirectly from the Vilani and founded a small empire which embraced, at its height, most of their home subsector. [1]

About -4200, the Vilani consolidation destroyed the Loeskalth Empire and absorbed the civilization into the mainstream of Vilani culture. An aggressive and warlike race, the Loeskalth resisted but were ultimately overwhelmed. [1]

Spacebourne Wandering Period[edit]

Recent evidence has shown that the last pocket of Loeskalth resistance built a large asteroid starship which set off on a sublight voyage across the Great Rift after the final Vilani triumph. The descendants of the refugees on this ship later became the so-called Sky Raiders. [1]

The Sky Radiers were a semi-legendary culture which seems to have flourished some 5,300 years ago in the Far Frontiers sector. Almost all evidence of the Sky Raiders has come from oral traditions, myths, legends and the like from a number of separate worlds in the Jungleblut and Taemerlyk subsectors. Tradition invariably depicted the Sky Raiders as a ruthless, agressive race, descending from the sky to spread destruction and death among the inhabitants. Plunder and pillage would seem to have been their main object in these raids. [2]

Their origins, fate and details of their culture remain unknown. Evidence gathered thus far, especially on Mirayn (Far Frontiers 2134), has proven that the Sky Raiders are of human stock (race at present uncertain) enjoying TL–9 to TL–10 and employing the Vilani language. [2]

It has always been assumed that the Loeskalth had been restrained within Gushemege, however in 877 archaeologists on Oewni (Dagudashaag 0216) discovered a carved wooden statue and a series of intricately carved stone pillars that appeared to be Loeskalth in origin. The statue is currently believed to be a representation of the Loeskalth Goddess, Xtahl the healer. Most scientists hold to the theory that the carving and stone patterns had been brought to the planet by 'Conquering' Vilani. However there are a growing number of people who believe that Loeskalth fleeing the Vilani had established the first Oewni colony.[3]

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

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

Homeworld: 1105[edit]

The homeworld of this race (sophontic species) is not known for certain. There are several candidates:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

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

4 of 4 World articles in Loeskalth
Abaelou  •  Mirayn  •  Oewni  •  Sagal  •  
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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J. Andrew Keith. Fate of the Sky Raiders (FASA, 1982), 58.
  2. 2.0 2.1 J. Andrew Keith. Fate of the Sky Raiders (FASA, 1982), 59.
  3. Jae Campbell. Encyclopaedia Dagudashaag (Signal-GK, 2017), 226.