Native Intelligent Life

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Native Intelligent Life (or NIL) is another description for sophont or sapient. It is a descriptive term for a single world to indicate the native life forms have evolved to be sophonts.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

This is a species of highly intelligent native life capable of sentient (feeling), sapient (wise cognizance), and technologically sophisticated behavior. In other words, NILs are at least as sophisticated as proto-sophonts and have begun using tools to construct other tools.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

While the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service has standardized terminology within Imperial service, non-Imperials use a vast variety of terms for native intelligent species without an interstellar presence including the following:

  • Aboriginal
  • Indigene
  • Native

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.