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The PouKais is an avianoid creature.
Physiology and ecology
PouKais, or Kimahan Skyhawks, are carnivorous, stand 2.5m high at the shoulder and weigh about 30kg. Their body is covered in a soft glowing ‘neon-like’ down and they have both extremely powerful and vicious eight-toed clawed feet and a wingspan in excess of 10m. To remain healthy each bird must ﬂy for about 3 hours a day in a gravity of about 0.6g.
History and background
Kima's primary went through a unexpected period of increased stellar actvity in the 320s, raising the normally cool world to temperatures that led to loss of significant proportions of the atmosphere and surface liquid. This in turn has caused a mass extinction event on the world. A major conservation eﬀort is also underway to transfer some of Kima’s unique native wildlife before they become extinct.
It is believed that less than 8 breeding pairs still exist, however their transportation has proved to be a bit of a problem as Skyhawks cannot be put into form of hibernation and need to remain fully conscious throughout the journey. The S'mrii ConSentiency is currently negotiating with both MMSL and Makhidkarun to hire cruise ships, as they are the only starships with sufficiently large open spaces to enable the birds to ﬂy around free while in transit.