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Classification Omnivore/gatherer
Status Minor Human Race
Size 1.6 m
Weight 100 kg
Homeworld Daramm (Ley 0812)
Multi-world Yes
Canon Yes
Extinct Extant
Psi Potential Standard
Reference GURPS Traveller: Humaniti

The Luriani are a minor Human race with a homeworld at Daramm (Ley 0812), one of the few truly amphibious Human races.

They are also known as the Roryniar.

Biology (Physical Sophontology)[edit]

The Ancients did extensive genetic engineering in the Luriani to adapt them to the water world that is their home, including webbed feet and hands, an ability to surive on the oxygen in their blood stream for up to an hour, and dive to much greater depths than normal humans.

Unlike most minor human races, the Luriani are classified as a seperate species, Homo luriani. As such they are not interfertile with other humans without extensive genetic engineering.

Evolution & Environment (Epigenetics)[edit]

This species originated on Daramm (world) and developed intelligence.

Sophonce (Evolution)[edit]

This species developed intelligence in response to climactic factors.

Climate & Ecotope (Environment)[edit]

This species holds the following environmental preferences:

  • Terrestrial planet (water world)
  • Temperate climate
  • Oceanic ecotopes (aquatic adaptation)
  • Standard gravity
  • Standard atmosphere

Genetic Code (Genotype)[edit]

  • No information yet available.

Anatomy & Physiology (Phenotype)[edit]

Sophontologists studying this species have discovered the following data.

Body Plan (Morphology)[edit]


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

Biochemistry (Function)[edit]

This species has a conventional carbon-water based biochemistry.

Respiration (Reaction)[edit]

This species employs a conventional respiration cycle consisting of:

  • Oxygen-nitrogen inhalant
  • Carbon dioxide exhalant

Ecosystem & Population (Ecology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Diet & Trophics (Consumption)[edit]

  • Omnivore/gatherer
    • Homeotherm
    • Apex predator
  • This species favors a mix of foodstuffs.

Gender & Sexuality (Reproduction)[edit]

This species has 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]

Unlike most minor human races, the Luriani are classified as a seperate species, Homo luriani. As such they are not interfertile with other humans without extensive genetic engineering.

Psychology (Cultural Sophontology)[edit]

The race has a widespread reputation for being highly emotional and unpredictable. They are also noted for their mistrust and dislike of Vilani due to their near genocide during the Ziru Sirka in a unique event known as the 'year of woe'

Goals (Motivation)[edit]

No information yet available.


No information yet available.


No information yet available.

Belief System & Philosophy (Mindset)[edit]

No information yet available.


No information yet available.

  • Attitudes?

Belief System[edit]

No information yet available.

  • Religion?

Interventionary Stance[edit]

No information yet available.

  • [tribalism vs. galactism]

Culture & Society (Ethnology)[edit]

Their culture is based around close knit family groups and governed by extensive rules of etiquette and honour. Luriani are best known for the artistic and musical achievements.

Social Organization: 1116[edit]

The Imperium has established an Order of Knighthood specifically for loyal Luriani citizens: The Order of Eerynaaia.

Cultural Hierarchies: 1116[edit]

This species ranks its members in the following manners:

  • No information yet available.

Language (Linguistic Sophontology)[edit]

This species is known to communicate with other species using the following methods.

Language & Letters (Communication)[edit]

This species uses the following types of language to communicate:

  • No information yet available.

Aesthetics (Symbology)[edit]

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

  • No information yet available.

Morality (Ethics)[edit]

This species holds the following values regarding a sense of right and wrong:

  • No information yet available.

History (Archaeological Sophontology)[edit]

This species has had a [long, short, etc.] history and is widely known for [blank].

Historical Eras[edit]

No information yet available.

History: General Overview[edit]

No information yet available.

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 Luriani Cultural Association.

Government & Politics (Leadership)[edit]

No information yet available.

Military & Intelligence (Force Projection)[edit]

No information yet available.

Business & Trade (Economy)[edit]

No information yet available.

Research & Technology (Knowledge)[edit]

No information yet available.

Astrography (Range)[edit]

This species can primarily be found within Charted Space in the following locations.

Homeworld: 1116[edit]

The homeworld of this species is:

World Listing: 1116[edit]

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

60 of 60 World articles in Luriani
409-704  •  Ahadi  •  Akkaad  •  Arum  •  Ayarynea  •  Daramm  •  Derri  •  Diagidt  •  Dukh  •  Eshuun  •  Gaguume  •  Galir  •  Gashiddi  •  Gimram  •  Girmaha  •  Gishuumka  •  Gorshon  •  Horner  •  Huagamm  •  Ibix  •  Iguu  •  Integrity  •  Integron  •  Intiaura  •  Isk  •  Kaapelli  •  Kashapkhi  •  Kidush  •  Kii Tarnii  •  Lakam  •  Leshuil  •  Luan (Le 1314)  •  Luria  •  Luur (Le 0811)  •  Mastiraak  •  Mistletoe  •  Mur Mura  •  New Batu  •  Piir Kalaan  •  Prouse  •  Qaarz  •  Re  •  Rurur  •  Sarun  •  Sashi  •  Sauma Forain  •  Secord  •  Shah Moran  •  Shi  •  Shirshagi  •  Shore  •  Stalwart  •  Tamandare  •  Tender Mercy  •  Tile  •  Triton  •  Urdilinu  •  Ushtar (Le 1415)  •  Zagu  •  Zinka  •  
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Sector Listing: 1116[edit]

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

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